Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

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MMIS 6191 Web Design

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.

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MMIS 6195 Information Resource Managemnt

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.

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MMIS 6196 Database for Non-IS Prof

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.

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MMIS 6198 Intro to Enterprise Systems

Prerequisite: Application Software Usage. This course is an Enterprise Systems course that will serve as an overview of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) using SAP and an introduction to other enterprise system tools used to integrate systems together. Students should gain an understanding of the impact of ERP systems on organizations, using SAP and other systems as a working example. Students will also get hands on experience with the SAP system both Hosted and in the cloud and take a look at the alternative systems as well.

3

MMIS 6230 Ecommerce

Examination of electronic commerce in a global market. The course includes strategies for electronic commerce, web-based electronic commerce opportunities, web site design and evaluation, and technology and supporting applications.

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MMIS 6235 Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is the distributed and decentralized database technology behind bitcoin cryptocurrency. This course explores the fundamentals of the public, transparent, secure, immutable and distributed database called blockchain. Blockchain technologies can be used to record and transfer any digital asset not just currency. This course will introduce students to the workings and applications of this potentially disruptive technology. Its potential impact on financial services, government, banking, contracting and identity management will be discussed.

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MMIS 6240 Agile Project Management

In this course, students learn the agile project management framework with an emphasis on the scrum master and the product owner’s role. With organizational strategy as the foundation, students learn how to develop the project vision and the product roadmap, identify user roles, and write user stories. Additional topics include stakeholder identification, chartering, team development, release planning, value assignment, communication, quality, risk, and change management. Students learn by doing, using a group project for most activities.

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MMIS 6245 Business Intelligence

Overview of the process of data analysis. Data analytics have moved out of the academic world of statisticians to the practical world of technology. A variety of user friendly technologies bring powerful analytical capabilities to end users. Three major areas that comprise analytics are reporting, visualization and prediction. This course uses the latest in technology to show the practice of data analytics in the real world. Students will experience practical applications of analytics through guided exercises and case studies.

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MMIS 6250 Leadership in Information Technology

The course identifies important leadership roles and strategies in Information Technology related careers.

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MMIS 6255 Data Visualization

Data visualization is an essential skill required in today’s data driven world. With its foundations rooted in statistics, psychology, and computer science, practitioners in almost every field use visualization to explore and present data. This course will provide students with an introduction to data visualization, data literacy, and quantitative skills. These skills are prerequisites for data-driven fields of study, professional success, and everyday life.  This course will give students the opportunity to learn through hands on experience with data and will help students share information about people, places, things, events, and phenomena, and answer questions about the world around us. This course is divided into a lecture, discussion, in-class activities, Tableau practice, and homework assignments.

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MMIS 6260 Strategic Management Information Systems

The course identifies technology and how its usage can be deployed in ways that assist management and organizations make timely strategic decisions. The strategic focus is critical to all levels of management in a complex, rapidly changing and very uncertain, global economy.

3

MMIS 6292 Microcomputer App in Business

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.

3

MMIS 6293 Emerging Trends-Mgmt Info Syst

The course identifies important emerging trends in Information Systems and explores their implications for Information Systems management and their influence on the organization.

3

MMIS 6295 IT Infrastructure

In this course, students learn the fundamentals of IT project management, with a focus on the agile project management framework. Students also learn about issues involved in the management of the information technology, the 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.

3

MMIS 6296 Database Management

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.

3

MMIS 6297 System Administration

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.

3

MMIS 6298 Info Analysis/Process Innov

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.

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MMIS 6299 Research Project Bus Analytics

Prerequisite: MMIS 6198 and 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.

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MMIS 6300 Advanced 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.

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MMIS 6391 Program Development

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.

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MMIS 6392 Sec, Ctrl, & Lgl Aspcts of IS

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.

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MMIS 6393 Info Tech Project Management

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. Master of Management Information students may not use this course to satisfy degree requirements.

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MMIS 6405 MMIS Internship

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.

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MMIS 6505 Special Topics in Info Systems

This course meets special needs of students and/or the community. Approval of the graduate director is required prior to registering.

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MMIS 6805 Independent Study

Investigation of a topic of special interest, with reports given to the instructor. Approval of the department chairperson is required prior to registration.

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MMIS 6920 Info Systems for Managers

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.

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