Management Information Systems
Note: Enrollment in 300- and 400-level management information systems courses requires admission to the School of Business or permission of the department chair.
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MIS 200 Business Problem Solving using Software 1 TO 3
Using designated software package(s) to solve problems and facilitate business decision making. Winter and Summer Sessions.
MIS 201 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
The course provides the background necessary for understanding the role of information systems in organizations and for using computer tools and technology in solving business problems. Topics include organizational foundations of information systems, technical foundations of information systems, building information systems, and the management of information.
MIS 210 Application Program Development I 3
Prereq.: MIS 201 (C- or higher). An introduction to computer programming in a business environment. Emphasis on the fundamentals of structured program design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of common business-oriented applications using COBOL. Discussion and application of top-down design strategies and structured programming techniques for designing and developing problem solutions.
MIS 220 Contemporary Business Applications Development I 3
Prereq.: MIS 201 (C- or higher). Introduction to contemporary approaches to application development in a business environment. Emphasis on program design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation of business applications.
MIS 251 International Studies in Information Systems 3
The goal of this course is to expose students to various information systems topics and to allow them to develop comparative understanding of information systems between different countries. This course does not count toward the MIS major. Irregular.
MIS 300 Project Management for Business 3
Prereq.: MIS 201 (C- or higher) or permission of department chair, and admission to the upper division of the Business School. Effective practices for management of business projects. Topics include definition and organization of projects; techniques for optimizing time, resources and cost; use of Information Technology tools for project management support.
MIS 305 E-Business 3
Prereq.: MIS 201 (C- or higher) or permission of department chair. Focuses on conducting e-business activities, including e-commerce, e-business models, and processes in organizations. Technology infrastructure, global, social, ethical, privacy, security as well as planning, designing, developing, and maintaining a web site.
MIS 312 Contemporary Business Applications Development II 3
Prereq.: MIS 220 (C- or higher). Emphasizes program design, development, testing implementation, and documentation of business applications. Window and web applications, data access, security, and exchange will be covered.
MIS 315 Database Management Systems 3
Prereq.: MIS 201 (C- or higher) or permission of department chair. Emphasizes the importance of data management in business. Design, develop and implement database systems for organizational needs. Sample topics include: relational databases, data modeling, SQL, and database administration. Design and implementation of a major database project.
MIS 361 Systems Analysis and Design for Business 3
Prereq.: MIS 315 (can be taken concurrently; C- or higher) or permission of department chair. Development of business application systems using structured and object-oriented analysis and design. Use of modeling techniques and CASE tools. Evaluation of system choices via business analysis methods. Includes information systems architecture, enterprise modeling, and ethical issues.
400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"
MIS 400 Business Analytics and Decision Support 3
Prereq.: MIS 315 (C- or higher) or permission of department chair, and admission to the upper division of the Business School. Investigation of methodologies, tools, and processes that support business decisions. Topics include decision making processes, data warehousing, data mining, text and web mining, and business performance management. Fall.
MIS 410 Business-Driven Infrastructure Design 3
Prereq.: MIS 361 (C- or higher) or permission of department chair. Introduce networking concepts. Integrates technical and business needs analysis with network component selection and Internet technologies. Design and price a portion of a large enterprise network. Uses a business case approach with Network Analysis and Design methods. Spring.
MIS 450 Enterprise Strategies and Transformations 3
Prereq.: MIS 361 (C- or higher) or permission of department chair. Organizational transformations are critical for continued market success in an increasingly complex and dynamic global environment. Emphasizes integrative strategies spanning all business functions which are needed by evolving and established enterprises.
MIS 460 Emerging Technologies for Business 3
Prereq.: Senior standing. Analysis of current topics and developments in emerging technologies. Application of these technologies to support decision-making in enterprises. Design of alternate information systems and strategies. May be repeated under a different topic to a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.
MIS 462 IT Project Management and System Implementation 3
IT best project management practices. Topics include IT project organization, management, and implementation; vendor-client relationships; communication with stakeholders; and working with local and virtual teams. Group project related to implementation of an Information System. Spring.
MIS 494 Independent Study in Management Information Systems 3 TO 6
Prereq.: MIS 315 and MIS 361 (B or higher) and senior standing. Special study or research projects. Progress and performance are monitored and evaluated by a qualified MIS faculty advisor. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand.
MIS 496 Practicum in Management Information Systems 3
Prereq.: MIS 315 and MIS 361 (both with grades of B or higher)and senior standing; or permission of department chair. Students work on a real-world project under the direct supervision of a faculty advisor. Projects may be sponsored by a host organization. Student performance is monitored and evaluated in relation to conditions set forth in an approved Special Project Request Form. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand.
MIS 498 Information and Decision Sciences Seminar 3
Prereq.: MIS 315 and MIS 361 (both with grades of C- or higher) and senior standing. An examination of the current trends in the theory and business practices of information and decision sciences. On demand.
MIS 501 Managing the IT Value Proposition 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT or permission of department chair. Examines IT management from the practical, technical and theoretical aspects of information systems. Introduces information systems concepts and their implication for management of technology. Socio-technical and behavioral issues are examined.
MIS 502 Business Payoff of Information Technology & Systems 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT or permission of department chair. Examines effective methods for competitive advantage through information systems and methods for sustainable payoff of IT. Impact of information technologies/systems on conducting business in a dynamic, global environment including sourcing options, virtual community and work patterns.
MIS 510 Managing Data Communications & Networking 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT or permission of department chair. Provides technology overview of data networking and telecommunications in context of Information Systems management issues. Business cases stress strategies for successful design, implementation and maintenance of large-scale networked information systems, management of digital networks. On demand.
MIS 515 Data Management 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT or permission of department chair. Concepts, principles, issues, and techniques for managing corporate data resources. Techniques for managing the design and development of large database systems. Data warehousing, data mining, and database administration will be emphasized. On demand.
MIS 550 Information Technology Policy and Strategy 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT or permission of department chair. Strategic use of enterprise information systems and technology for the evolving and changing global marketplace. Development and implementation of policies and plans to achieve the alignment of information systems, technology and enterprise goals. On demand.
MIS 561 International Management Information Systems 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT or permission of department chair. Examination of the role of information technology in today's business environment. Includes both theoretical perspectives as well as case studies custom-developed from international enterprises. Irregular.
MIS 565 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT or permission of department chair. Information systems development methods and analysis and design techniques with a focus on object-oriented analysis and design. Evaluation and selection of systems development, analysis and design methodologies including JAD, RAD, UML, and object-oriented approaches. On demand.
MIS 569 Current Topics in Management Information Systems 3
Prereq.: Admission to MS-CIT program or permission of department chair. Management information systems and information technology issues. Topics vary to reflect conditions in the field. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credits.