Course Subject Hours
2003 Information Technology Concepts for Business (TCCNS = BCIS 1305)

Prepares students for the role that information technology plays in today’s businesses. Topics include advanced software applications, networking and the Internet, and business communications. The role of information systems and systems development in business operations is also discussed. This course is designed to support the College of Business curriculum and satisfies the general degree requirement for computer literacy for business majors.

3003 Management Information Systems

Prerequisite(s): MIS 2003 or equivalent.

An introduction to management information systems and the importance of systems in achieving organizational goals. Topics include how to develop and maintain information systems to gain competitive advantage, to solve business problems, and to improve decision making.

3113 Business Programming Language

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

An introduction to a programming language which has relevance to business applications. Includes language theory and programming logic as well as implementation. May be repeated if topic differs.

3123 Database Design and Management

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

An examination of database management systems and their applications in business. Emphasis is placed on design, consideration of the end-user, and management of databases. There will be extensive hands-on use of a microcomputer-based database package.

3133 Business Systems Analysis

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3003 and majoring or minoring in Management Information Systems.

Study of the analysis phase of the system development life cycle. Emphasis is placed on feasibility studies, requirement analysis, human factors, and preliminary design. Diagramming techniques and CASE tools, and team presentations will be studied and/or utilized.

3163 Project Management

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

Practical approach to business problem solving through the actual implementation of a software product. Includes study of project management tools and techniques necessary to plan, staff, organize, direct, and control the development of computer-based information systems.

3203 Electronic Commerce

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

This course will explore business uses of the tools and technologies needed for Electronic Commerce. Topics include business concepts, opportunities, challenges, and strategies that surround the emergence of electronic commerce. Problems related to the impact of electronic commerce such as social issues, risk, security, authentication, encryption, privacy, and methodologies will be discussed.

3303 Networking and Telecommunications

Prerequisites(s): MIS 3003 and majoring or minoring in Management Information Systems.

Telecommunication applications and regulating environment as they apply to business. An introduction to the technical aspects of current telecommunications technology and the managerial aspects of telecommunications in business organizations.

4113 Web Application Development

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3113 or consent of the instructor.

An extended introduction to dynamic web application design including advanced programming logic and implementation using server-side scripting language. The course will provide instruction in the advanced manipulation of data and the programming of sophisticated data-intensive applications. In this course emphasis will be placed on developing web-based business applications. Major topics covered include interface design, database access, web service concepts, and programming management.

4143 Business Systems Design and Implementation

Prerequisite(s): Grades of “C” or higher in MIS 3123 and 3133.

Study of the design and implementation phases of the system development life cycle. Emphasis is placed on detailed, physical design of a system and its implementation in a microcomputer environment. Students will work in a team environment to develop a prototype computer-based system for a client, either real or hypothetical.

4153 Data Mining and Business Intelligence

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3003 and BUAD 3033, or consent of the instructor.

This course provides an introduction to business intelligence concepts, methods, tools, and applications. Using SAS on-demand analytics software, students will apply business intelligence models on large datasets and make business decisions based on the analysis results.

4323 Business Network Design

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3303.

This course explores the telecommunication technologies used in wide area networks. Technologies such as frame relay, ATM, TCP/IP, and voice over IP will be studied. The role of the common carriers will also be discussed. Secure network traffic over TCP/IP and other security topics will be included.

4333 Advanced Database Design

Prerequisite(s): MIS 3123.

This course will allow faculty and students to explore emerging technologies and concepts within systems development including, but not limited to, data warehousing, data mining, knowledge management (KM), and other technologies necessary to facilitate the successful implementation of electronic business functions (e.g., e-commerce) and other enterprise systems.

4551, 4552, 4553 Independent Study in MIS

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the chair.

May be repeated with different content.

1-3 semester hours
4663 Special Topics in Management Information Systems

Prerequisite(s): Management Information Systems major or minor, or consent of the instructor.

Topics vary. May be repeated with different content.

4893 Internship in Management Information Systems

Prerequisite(s): See requirements under Internship Programs in Requirements for Majors in Business Administration, page 111.

Field experience in selected areas of information systems with local enterprises and agencies. May be repeated once. Must be approved with all paperwork completed prior to registration. Total hours granted for internships in all areas of business administration may not exceed six hours of credit.