Management Information Systems (MIS)

 MIS 2113 - Computer-Based Information Systems Prerequisite: undergraduate major in business. Covers theory and practice for design and use of computer-based information systems in organizations. Project work includes using a relational database and designing a personal web page. Students demonstrate their ability to use a personal computer for word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications by passing a competency exam. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)
 
3013 Programming Concepts and Practice. Prerequisite: 2113 and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Introduces the basic principles of structured programming and design. Topics covered are language syntax, algorithm development, flowcharting, logical relationships, math functions, and job control statements. (Irreg.)
 
 MIS 3023 - COBOL Prerequisite: 2113 and junior standing. A course in programming and design using procedural languages and techniques. (Irreg.)
3033 Non-Procedural Programming Languages. Prerequisite: 2113 and junior standing; 3013; 3353 or permission. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Various emerging programming languages and tools relevant to MIS applications. The basic syntax, code construction, and business use of the language will be covered. Possible languages could include C++, FOCUS, VISUAL BASIC, SMALLTALK, POWERBUILDER, or others.(F, Sp, Su)
 

 MIS 3033 - Non-Procedural Programming Languages Prerequisite: 2013 and 2113; concurrent enrollment in 3353. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Various emerging programming languages and tools relevant to MIS applications. The basic syntax, code construction, and business use of the language will be covered. Possible languages could include C ++ , FOCUS, VISUAL BASIC, SMALLTALK, POWERBUILDER, or others. (F, Sp, Su)
 

3113 Information Systems Theory and Structure. Prerequisite: 2003 or permission. Provides a rigorous introduction to theory, concepts and principles from a number of disciplines that underlie information systems in goal-oriented organizations. Topics include: history of information processing; language; formal grammars; mathematical information theory; decision theory; information economics; systems theory; feedback control; human information processing models; basic computer science; information system conceptual frameworks; and management issues. (F, Sp)
 

3213 Microcomputers and Information Systems. Prerequisite: 2113 and junior standing, or permission. Stresses information center methods for building systems in direct collaboration between users and analysts. A concentration on end-user computing and user training, as well as the architecture of microcomputers will be provided. Also, an understanding of the components and installation of microcomputers will be given to the student. Topics include prototyping, the user-driver approach, user support, user training, product demonstrations, managing and information center. This course may not be used for credit toward an MIS major or minor. (F, Sp)
 

 MIS 3353 - Database Theory and Development Prerequisite: 2113 and concurrent enrollment or completion of one of 3013 or 3033 and junior standing, or permission. Presents theory, concepts, and practice for database development and data management with an emphasis on the database development life cycle. Students learn conceptual data modeling using business rules, normalization, structured query language (SQL), and physical database design. Issues surrounding data administration are also covered. (F, Sp, Su)
 

 MIS 3363 - Information Systems Infrastructure Prerequisite: 3353 or permission. A study of information system architecture including networks, processors, clients, operating systems, middleware, database management systems, information warehouses, groupware, EDI, DSS, systems management, interoperability, benchmarking, security, and disaster protection. The focus in to enable the student to understand, design, and analyze current and proposed information technology configurations. (F, Sp)
 

 MIS 3373 - Systems Analysis and Design Theory Prerequisite: 3353 or permission. A study of the structure and application of tools, technologies, and models for analyzing, designing, and evaluating information systems. Topics include: case tools, structured analysis, I/O design, rapid application development, simulation models, prototyping, human factors, alternatives, cost/benefit analysis, recommendations for a new system, implementation and post-evaluation. (F, Sp)
 
3483 Information Technology and Ethical Issues. Prerequisite: 2113 and junior standing, or permission. Covers information technology and ethical issues including: issues of information privacy, information accuracy, information access, and information property rights. A foundation in moral theory is provided as a basis for evaluation of the ethical issues concerning information technology. Ethical scenarios, cases and current event items are used to provide a broad, practical awareness of the ethical issues. (Irreg.)
 
3960 Honors Reading. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted honors candidate to study materials not usually presented in regular courses. (F, Sp)
 
 MIS 3980 - Honors Research 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted honors candidate to work at a special project in the studentís field. (F, Sp)
 
 MIS 4213 - Introduction to Data Warehousing Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment or completion of 3373, or permission. The course covers the fundamentals of developing and using a data warehouse. Students learn to develop requirements, create a dimensional model and generate population and maintenance plans for a warehouse. Students also learn to manipulate the data in the warehouse for update, maintenance and data extraction and to generate effective business intelligence output. (F, Sp)
 
 MIS 4443 - Advanced Database Management Prerequisite: 3353. Advanced topics in database design and management such as data administration, security, multi-user access, file organization, and backup and recovery procedures. (F, Sp)
 
ÜG4413 Object-Oriented Systems Development. Prerequisite: 3373 or permission. Presents object-oriented theory, concepts, and practice for systems development. Concepts such as abstraction, identity, encapsulation, polymorphism, inheritance, and reuse are discussed. The unified modeling language (UML) is used for practice in object-oriented analysis (OOA) and object-oriented design (OOD). (F, Sp)
4423 Expert Systems/Artificial Intelligence. Prerequisite: 3373 or permission. Study of the use of expert systems and artificial intelligence in a business environment. Topics include: what if analysis, knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence models, and management science models. Students design, build, and evaluate an actual expert system. (Irreg.)
 
4433 Project Management. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment or completion of 3373 or permission. Presents the technical, managerial and organizational concepts and tactics associated with managing software development and/or acquisition projects. A project management software tool will be introduced and used at a very basic level. (Irreg.)
 
4443 Advanced Database Management. Prerequisite: 3353. Advanced topics in database design and management such as data administration, security, multi-user access, file organization, and backup and recovery procedures. (F, Sp)
 
4473 Group Support Systems. Prerequisite: 3363 and junior standing, or permission. Explores the dimensions of information technology support for work groups or project teams including traditional group support systems, computer systems for collaborative work, and electronic meeting systems. Issues addressed include the design and implementation of these systems as well as their organizational and economic impact on people, groups, projects, firms, virtual firms and society. (Irreg.)
 
4483 Electronic Commerce. Prerequisite: 3363 or permission. A study of applying electronic communication to achieve business objectives. Explores the use of such information technologies and concepts as virtual firms, EDI, electronic funds transfer, the Internet and the World Wide Web. Laboratory facilities are used for experiments and assignment preparation. (Irreg.)
 
4493 International Issues of Information Technology. Prerequisite: 2113 and junior standing, or permission. A study of the practice, issues and benefits using information technologies in international and cross-culture environments. Subjects include: international telecommunications and computing infrastructures, policies, laws and practices; and, the effects of it on the definition and structure of international markets, logistics, organizations and nations. (Irreg.)
 
 MIS 4663 - MIS Field Project Prerequisite: 3363, 3373, or permission.Involves a field project for a clientóbusiness firm or other organization.Students will work closely with their client; perform an analysis, providedesign alternatives, evaluate alternatives, develop and demonstrate a workingmodel (prototype) of a part of the system, prepare a recommendation, andmake a formal presentation to their client. (F, Sp)
 
4710 Topics in Management Information Systems. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 2113, 3013 or 3033, or permission. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Topics may include any MIS related area; offered at the request of a faculty member with division approval. (Irreg.)
 
4960 Directed Reading in Management Information Systems. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 2113, 3013 or 3033, or permission. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Topics in the management of information systems. (F, Sp, Su)
 
G5003 Management Information Systems. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Study of information systems applications and management in a business environment. Includes personal productivity, basic technology and infrastructure; design, development and management of computer information systems; and impacts of technology on business practices. (F)
 

G5113 Database Design and Application. Prerequisite: 5003 or B AD 5153. Covers concepts and practices of data flows, data storage and information retrieval in computer information systems. Topics include data modeling, relational and non-relational databases, database management systems, principles of telecommunications, and management considerations. (Irreg.)
 

G5303 E-Business Architectures. Prerequisite: 5003 or B AD 5153. A study of the basic concepts of telecommunications and distribution processing and their applications to e-business. Focus is on managerial issues related to telecommunications. (Irreg.)
 

G5203 Systems Architecture and Design. Prerequisite: 5113. Examines how technology, economics and organizational issues influence the structure of such computer information systems as mainframe, client/server, and netcentric. Explores the effective use of design concepts and tools including SDLC, RAD, prototyping, objects, and case in a business enterprise. Includes a field design project. (Su)
 

G5313 Information Technology Manatement. Prerequisite: 5003 or B AD 5153. Examines the current issues and approaches to the management of information technology (IT). Through assigned reading, case discussions and projects, students confront the complex issues associated with IT management. The underlying theme of this course is that effective IT management requires an understanding of the IT, the organizational/commercial environment in which it will be applied, and basic business, organizational and managerial concepts. (Su)
 

G5323 Project Management. Prerequisite: 5003 or B AD 5153. This course focuses on the management of systems development projects, including their implementation within an organization. The course begins with overviews of the software development context, system development approaches and project management concepts and then focuses on project planning, organizing controlling and recent technological advances in software development (F)
 

G5403 Information Technology Enabled E-Business. Prerequisite: 5003 or B AD 5153. Focuses on the role played by information technology in creating the digital economy. The first part of the course explores e-business models and strategies. The second half deals with external issues related to trading partners and the government, as well as internal issues involved with the development and implementation of e-business applications. (Irreg.)
 

G5423 Expert Systems/Artificial Intelligence. (Slashlisted with 4423). Prerequisite: 5003 or B AD 5153. A study of the use of expert systems and artificial intelligence. Topics include what-if analysis, knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence models, and management science models. Students design, build and evaluate actual expert systems and write a paper. No student may earn credit for both 4423 and 5423. (Irreg.)
 

G5603 Advanced Database Management. Prerequisite: 5003 or equivalent. Covers the principles of design, use, and management of database technology including data warehouses from a manager's perspective. Involves a number of exercises using a multi-user relational database management system and associated tools to address typical business problems. (F)
 

G5613 Information Technology and Ethics. Prerequisite: 5003. Provides exposure to several topics concerning information technology and ethical issues as well as the impact of general technology on business and societal values. Foundation in moral theory provided as a basis for evaluation of the ethical issues concerning information technology. (Sp)
 

G5960 Directed Readings. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Topics in management information systems. (Irreg.)
 

G5973 Topics in Information Systems. Prerequisite: 5003. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit twelve hours. A study of current research and practice in information technology. (Irreg.)
 

G6723 Managing Technological Innovation and Use. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines theory and research on how individuals and organizations identify appropriate technologies, decide to invest in these technologies, and are able to successfully adopt and embed these technologies within work behaviors/processes. (Sp)
 

G6733 Organizational Impacts of Information Technology. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines theories, research and forecasts regarding the impacts of information technology on individuals, groups, organizations, value chains, industries, markets and societies. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding relationships among IT investments, IT impacts and business performance. (F)
 

G6743 Computer-Mediated Communication and Decision Making. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines theories and research on how communication and decision making are increasingly being mediated through information technologies. Behaviors by individuals, within groups, and within and across organizations will be studied. (Su)