Management Information Systems (MIS)

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

MIS 600.  Database Management Systems   3 credit hours

Introduces various methodologies for conceptual data modeling including entity-relationship data modeling and object-oriented database design. Covers relational database management systems, the SQL standard and data administration issues. Students obtain hands-on development with SQL servers in a client/server environment in a required database programming project. Covers electronic commerce transaction processing, data warehousing, data mining and distributed database management. Prerequisites: BADM 160 with a grade of C+ (2.300) or better, junior standing, advanced standing.

MIS 605.  Systems Analysis and Design   3 credit hours

Introduces various methodologies for systems analysis, design and implementation. Examines application development in the context of the overall MIS master planning effort; examines techniques related to business process engineering. Uses a real-life project as the vehicle to put into practice tools and techniques related to interviewing, cost/benefit analysis, computer-aided software engineering, software project management and system documentation. Prerequisites: junior standing, advanced standing.

MIS 610.  Dynamic Web Programming   3 credit hours

Uses ASP.NET as the programming tool to teach Web application development. Includes HTML forms, server objects, and SQL-based data sources for developing interactive and dynamic Web applications within a server-based scripting environment. Covers advanced topics such a ADO and implementing security in Web environments. Prerequisites: MIS 310, 600 each with a grade of C+ (2.300) or better, junior standing, advanced standing.

MIS 611.  Topics in Computer Networking   3 credit hours

Selected data communications and networking topics are examined in greater detail and depth. Students study the design, configuration, implementation, maintenance, management, troubleshooting and evaluation of selected networking technologies and software. Time is devoted to both concepts and hands-on exercises. Prerequisites: MIS 325 with a C+ (2.300) or higher, junior standing, advanced standing.

MIS 615.  Advanced Business Application Development   3 credit hours

Presents advanced concepts and techniques for business problem solving by developing software applications using a contemporary business programming language. Special emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming approach. Topics include developing classes, using a multi-tiered approach toward application development, establishing database connection, working with data tables, and database processing. Prerequisites: MIS 310 with a grade of C+ (2.300) or better, junior standing, advanced standing.

MIS 690.  Seminar in Selected Topics   1-3 credit hours

Repeatable for credit with departmental consent. Prerequisites: senior standing, departmental consent, advanced standing.

MIS 696.  Management of the IS Function   3 credit hours

Addresses the issues of managing the information systems (IS) function. Includes the role of IS as a corporate entity, developing a strategic plan for IT investments, organizing the IS department, IS personnel management, IS project management, the role of IS as a user-support entity, auditing the IS function and emerging issues in managing the IS department. Prerequisites: MIS 605 (or concurrent enrollment), junior standing, advanced standing.

MIS 750.  Business Intelligence and Analytics   3 credit hours

Introduces design and implementation of business intelligence systems for tactical, managerial and strategic level decision making. Addresses how organizational data and analytics support business performance management. Prepares managers for developing and implementing digital performance dashboards to monitor business processes and make informed decisions. Replaces MIS 650 effective fall 2013.

MIS 874.  Management Information Systems   3 credit hours

Explores the link between business strategy and information systems strategy. Addresses the organizational implications of investing in information systems and prepares managers with an understanding of the potential of information systems for value creation, while recognizing the uncertainties associated with it. Provides the necessary know-how to managers in using information systems for creating sustainable competitive advantage.

MIS 884.  Database Planning & Management   3 credit hours

Prepares students to deal with issues in planning and managing organization-wide integrated databases. Emphasizes logical database design and relational database implementation. Includes SQL, assuring database integrity, database conversion, database administration and data management.

MIS 890.  Seminar in Special Topics   1-3 credit hours

Repeatable for credit with departmental consent.

MIS 891.  Directed Study   1-3 credit hours

Individual study of various aspects and issues in information technology. Repeatable for credit with departmental consent.