Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011
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.
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. Not open to CS majors.
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 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 201 (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.
MIS 400 Business Decision Analysis Using Knowledge Bases 3
Prereq.: MIS 201 (C- or higher) or permission of department chair. Investigation of management information systems for knowledge-based work with emphasis on decision-making using a variety of knowledge management and decision support systems and techniques.
MIS 410 Business-Driven Network 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 large enterprise network. Uses a business case approach with Network Analysis and Design methods.
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 Systems Implementation & Project Management 3
Prereq.: MIS 315 and MIS 361 (both with minimum grade of C-). Factors necessary for successful project management and system implementation. Group project related to implementation of a full-fledged information system through experience of best management practices.
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.