Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
Graduate Catalog 2013-2014 > Course Descriptions > MMIS - Management Information Systems > 6000
This course uses current web technologies to instruct students in accessible web design. Students will design, create, and publish web pages. This course is non-repeatable for credit.
Comparative theory and practice of computer information systems. Topics include review of the systems development life cycle: investigation, analysis, design, development, and implementation. Information theory, types, functions and value of information, humans as natural languages, and demonstrations are discussed. Organizational and communication skills for the analyst in a consulting role are explored.
Prerequisite: NRSG 6724 or MMIS 6292. Management of data as a resource. Development of a conceptual framework to evaluate, select, acquire, install, and maintain commercial database management packages for use in information systems. Data structures, data storage, data representation, data flow, data dictionaries, access methods, utilities, query languages, security, backup, configuration control, distributed databases, and future directions in database management are explored. Not open to MMIS majors.
This course provides knowledge and experience in the most widely used microcomputer applications in data-base management and spreadsheets. Emphasis is on employing these systems in an integrated intelligent office environment. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to construct practical applications in these applied systems. Case studies are employed.
The course identifies important emerging trends in Information Systems and explores their implications for Information Systems management and their influence on the organization.
Issues involved in the management of the telecommunications function. Overview of communications technology used in various business applications including local area networks, wide area networks, broadband networks, wireless networks, and Internet technologies and protocols. This course analyzes the strategic impact of these technologies on organizations and conducts strategic planning for telecommunications, including network planning and analysis.
Management of data as a resource. Development of a conceptual framework to evaluate, select, acquire, install, and maintain commercial data base management packages for use in information systems. Data structures, data storage, data representation, data flow, data dictionaries, access methods, utilities, query languages, security backup, configuration control, distributed data bases, and future directions in data base management are explored.
An in-depth look at the fundamentals of system administration in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. Selection, design, and management of common operating systems, such as UNIX and NT, and server software, such as Apache web server, will be the focus.
This course in Information Analysis and Process Innovation examines how information can be used to substantially improve business process performance. Students learn how to recognize business processes and assess their information-related pathologies. They learn how to develop organizational agility through business process innovations enabled by IS. Students will be introduced to Information Systems analysis, design, architectures, and outsourcing. Students will apply Object Oriented systems analysis and design techniques in a process innovation project.
Prerequisites: 3 hours college-level statistics. An applied MMIS research course. In-depth analysis of current research trends in MMIS, research methodologies, data acquisition and analysis, and research findings reporting. Students will be required to conduct an MMIS research project.
Prerequisites: MMIS 6299 and the core course in the student’s proposed area of study. Continues and completes the thesis research or research project begun in MMIS 6299. The student will work under the supervision of a professor in the student’s chosen area of interest.
This course gives the student the opportunity to apply a modern software language or program development tool to end-user problems. The student will acquire a working knowledge of an advanced programming language or program development tool.
Exposure to EDP procedures, standards and techniques, types of controls, data integrity, risk assessment, and expectations of the internal and external auditor in information systems auditing. Computer abuse, ethics, privacy, and security are emphasized. Legal considerations include contracts, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, warranties, product liability, software protection, and the role of regulatory agencies in information systems. Case studies will be used.
This course focuses on what internal and external systems should do and how they are structured. The emphasis is on providing students with an overall understanding of the complex role of the systems in transforming organizations and markets and the management of those systems. An integrated view of IS and the organization from an external and internal perspective will be presented. Detailed study includes technologies for intra- and inter-organizational systems and current/emerging issues in establishing key IS activities. Topics include identifying vendors, outsourcing, infrastructure planning and budgeting, implications of globalization, and IS personnel management.
An individually designed course involving one semester of part-time supervised IS work with a business. This program is intended for students who have had little or no experience in an IS department. The internship may be used to fulfill one and only one of the electives of the MMIS major.
This course meets special needs of students and/or the community. Approval of the graduate director is required prior to registering.
The purpose of this course is to enable a manager to communicate professionally with external parties (such as technical support) about any issues involving information systems and technology and to use the information provided by information systems to make critical business decisions. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a successful business plan that includes the use of information to obtain and sustain a competitive advantage.
The central theme of the course is the use, governance, and management of information systems within the modern business environment. Through appropriate discussions, case studies, and assignments, students explore how business organizations strategically use information systems to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Topics include the value of information, the types and functions of information systems, the use of information for e-commerce, the security of information, the ethics of data use, and the strategic use of information for decision-making. In addition, the course incorporates the use of tools for decision-making, productivity, and project management.