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General Computer Information Systems Courses (INFS)

5200 Data Enhanced Internet Applications. Three credits. Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems. Focus on designing, deploying, maintaining, and querying an Internet database using appropriate hardware and software. In-depth study of e-commerce applications in a microcomputer environment.

5760 Advanced Programming. Three credits. Prerequisite: INFS 2720. Functional programming experience in structured programming techniques; top-down design; advanced file handling and maintenance techniques to include sequential, indexed sequential, direct, and relative file organization; interactive, menu-driven applications; and uploading/downloading programs to a central site. Requires extensive laboratory work.

5790 Database Design and Development. Three credits. Prerequisite: 6 hours of information systems. Fundamental concepts: conventional data systems, integrated management information systems, database structure systems, data integration, complex file structure, online access systems. Emphasis on total integrated information systems database and database management languages.

5830 Database Design and Application Development. Three credits. Prerequisite: INFS 4790 or 5790 or consent of instructor. Operational database design and implementation. Includes the development of interfaces that enable end users to query the database contents and transform data into information. Requires each student to participate fully in a group project.

5840 Study Abroad. Three credits. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and completion of core courses in respective field as determined by graduate business studies. A short-term international business education experience designed to expose the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies), with specific emphasis directed toward the international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to the discipline.

5900 Business Data Communications. Three credits. Prerequisite: 6 hours of information systems. Current topics in the field of data communications.

6010 Survey of Information Systems Issues. Three credits. Topics include Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Data Resource Management, and Information Resource Management. Incorporates various microcomputer applications software packages. May not be used for elective credit in graduate business degree programs.

6610 Information Systems Management and Application. Three credits. Focuses on the use of computing resources in managerial context. Students will develop an understanding of issues and implications of information resources and end-user computing as well as develop skills in application of these concepts in a problem-solving oriented microcomputer system environment. Not open to students with an undergraduate degree in information systems.

6620 Advanced Computer Applications for Business. Three credits. Advanced application development in an end-user computing environment. Opportunity to develop skills in building applications to support management activities in the information age. Includes database systems, electronic spreadsheets, and other appropriate application environments.

6710 IT Systems Development Project Management. Three credits. Prerequisite: Previous coursework or experience in systems analysis. Practical explanation of the total systems concept and a knowledge of systems development. Addresses the entire development cycle including analysis, design, and implementation. Includes an emphasis on project management.

6720 Knowledge Management. Three credits. Strategic value of knowledge as a critical organizational asset, design of effective knowledge management systems, and implementation of knowledge management programs for organizations operating in the highly competitive knowledge economy.

6740 Strategic Information Systems. Three credits. Focuses on the use of information system (IS) and information technology (IT) in the strategic management process in business organizations. Emphasis on the strategic view of IS and IT and their impact on organizational strategy. Use of IS and IT to support prominent generic strategy models and how IS and IT aid applying the principles of those generic strategic models.

6750 Global Strategic Information Systems. Three credits. Examines the managerial, operational, and strategic implications of information and communication technology in the global context. Particular emphasis on the strategic dimension.

6760 Programming Applications. Three credits. Beginning to advanced topics in computer programming. Structured programming approach emphasized as students write application programs for an increasingly difficult series of exercises.

6790 Seminar in Database Management. Three credits. Prerequisite: Previous database coursework or experience. Advanced topics in computer-related information systems as found in current literature and practical application. Advanced information structures and data management concepts applied in the design of computerbased information systems. Additional topics include data structures as applied to distributed processing systems, computer system component resource allocation, and data communication systems design. Significant computer application projects required.

6880 Electronic Commerce. Three credits. The business and technical implications of electronic commerce from the perspective of the manager of information technology. Introduces the technical, business, managerial, and social issues associated with electronic commerce systems. Addresses the role of information technology in the development of electronic commerce applications and considers the ethical and legal implications of electronic commerce.

6900 Business Data Communication Management. Three credits. Management and use of data communications technologies to support the operations of businesses. Practical experiences in the use of data communications technologies, such as local area networks, the Internet, distributed computing, and distributed databases.

6980 Information Systems Practicum. Three credits. Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems or permission of instructor. Emphasizes communication skills, creative thinking, problem solving, and professional responsibility from a leadership perspective. Includes the discussion of information systems assessment in organizations. Capstone course for Information Systems majors and must be taken the last semester prior to graduation.

6990, 6991 Independent Research in Information Systems. Three credits. Prerequisites: Consent of graduate program coordinator or department chair. Provides individual research, readings analysis, or projects in contemporary problems and issues in a concentrated area of study under the direction of an appropriate faculty member. Maximum credit applicable toward degree may not exceed six credits.

Project Management Courses (INFS)

6500 IT Project Management Planning and Implementation. Three credits. Planning and implementation issues such as project planning and selection, portfolio management, problem solving, communication, conflict resolution, change management, and leadership. Includes a substantial emphasis on organizational and people issues in project management.

6510 IT Project Risk Assessment and Control. Three credits. Elements involved in identifying and mitigating IT project risks. Offers preparation to monitor project progress, identify and quantify the impact of risks, evaluate the degree to which a program is troubled, and apply appropriate decision strategies to problematic situations.

6520 IT Project Management Case Studies. Three credits. Integrates all areas of IT project management into a coherent analysis. Covers topics, situations, and problems using case study techniques. Includes the development of project management software skills.

Security and Assurance Courses (INFS)

6300 Information Systems Security Management. Three credits. A comprehensive view of the managerial concepts for security. Includes strategic alignment of security initiatives with business objectives; identification and assessment of information security risks; design, development, and management of an information security program; and the development and management of the response and recovery from disruptive and destructive information security events.

6301 IS Security: Preventing and Detecting Breaches. Three credits. Development and management of information systems security prevention and detection technologies and controls. Solutions required to protect and enhance the security of both wired and wireless technology infrastructures in organizations presented. Topics include threats to security, network analysis tools, intrusion prevention and detection systems, remote access, authentication, and encryption.

6302 IS Security: Intrusion Analysis, Recovery, and Response. Three credits. Addresses the management of security issues facing organizations after a breach has occurred. Focuses on the analysis and recovery required in an organization following an attack to information systems applications and/or infrastructure. Specific topics include contingency planning, incident response planning, disaster recover, business continuity, crisis management, and forensics.

6310 Information Systems Assurance Planning and Practices. Three credits. Planning and application of information systems assurance. Focuses on risk assessment, compliance of standards and regulatory requirements, and effective use of system development and use of new IT technologies and processes.

6320 Advanced Integrated Security and Assurance. Three credits. An integrated approach to the development, implementation, and assurance of an information system security program. Students will combine and apply the principles from security and assurance into proactive planning that attains compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Quantitative Methods Courses (QM)

6000 Quantitative Methods Surveys. Three credits. Quantitative methodologies to assist in the decision-making process. Emphasis on applied statistics and decision sciences topics that are practical, useful, and of wide application for business analysis. May not be used for elective credit in graduate business degree program.

6770 Computer Based Decision Modeling. Three credits. Advanced techniques in quantitative methods. Modeling and optimization techniques. Computer applications emphasized.

6960 Statistical Methodology and Analysis. Three credits. Prerequisite: QM 3620 or 6000. Descriptive and inferential statistical concepts with the use of expert systems to assist in the selection of appropriate design and methodology. Usage of common packages for problem solution and analysis.