Data Enhanced Internet
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.
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.
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
Database Design and Application
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.
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.
Business Data Communications.
Three credits. Prerequisite: 6 hours of information
systems. Current topics in the field of data communications.
Survey of Information Systems
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.
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
Not open to students with an undergraduate degree in
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IT Project Management Planning and
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.
IT Project Risk Assessment and
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.
IT Project Management Case
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
Information Systems Security
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.
IS Security: Preventing and
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Computer Based Decision Modeling.
Three credits. Advanced techniques in quantitative methods.
Modeling and optimization techniques. Computer applications
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.