Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019


CBIS 4120 Bus Intelligence & Analytics

This course introduces the concepts, practices, technologies and systems of business intelligence and analytics. Business analytics supports enterprise level data management, analysis, reporting, decision making and leads to prodictive analytics. This course focuses on helping students understand how best to leverage business intelligence and analytics to become more effective decision makers, making smarter decisions and generating better results for their organizations. Students have an opportunity to apply the concepts, principles, and methods associated with many areas of analytics (text, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive) to real problems in an application domain. Prerequisite: CBIS 3120.


CBIS 4140 Enterprise Perf Mgmt Systems

This course introduces the implementation and design practices for enterprise performance management (EPM) systems with a focus on dashboards, balanced scorecard, and value-based management. EPM is a management field of Business Performance Management which considers the visibility of operations in a closed-loop model across all facets of the enterprise. Based on the mission and vision of an organization, different strategic needs may drive how EPM domains are leveraged and promoted within an organization. Students will explore the four disciplines that define and cover an EPM process model: strategy formulation, business planning and forecasting, filnancial management and supply claim effectiveness. Prerequisite: CBIS 4120.


CBIS 4210 Business Application Dev

Prerequisite: CBIS 3210 and CBIS 3214. This course presents object oriented and procedural software engineering methodologies. Students gain knowledge and experience in building business applications and system analysis design.


CBIS 4214 Web Application Integration

Prerequisite: CBIS 3210, CBIS 3214 and CBIS 4210. This course is a capstone course which helps the student integrate all concepts taught in the CBIS curriculum. The students will learn about, and employ, web based scripting languages to manage the creation and deployment of a web-based application. Content of the course is project based and stresses knowledge gained in the prerequisite classes.


CBIS 4215 Electronic Commerce

Junior Standing. Examination of electronic commerce in a global market. Course includes strategies for electronic commerce, Web-based electronic commerce opportunities, Web site design and evaluation, and technology and supporting applications.


CBIS 4216 Adv Web App Integration

Prerequisites: CBIS 3218 and CBIS 4214. The third course in the PHP series, this course is designed for students who hope to enter the web application development community. Students are exposed to API calls. Students also learn to work more deeply in teams and with version control. Students also learn to write plugins for the popular WordPress application. Projects are used in this course.


CBIS 4217 Computer Security

Prerequisite: CBIS 3213. Students are exposed to both the technical and managerial aspects of computer security. Each of the ten security domains are covered in this course. Successful students should be able to pass the Security Pro Exam. This means students can implement layered security through group policy objects, access control lists, wireless and wired local area network security measures, and workstation and mobile device security measures.


CBIS 4218 Advanced Networking

Prerequisite: CBIS 3213. Students are exposed to advanced network switches and routers. Students utilize real world labs to design and implement labs using advanced networking techniques. Students who successfully complete this course should be able to sit for the Cisco ICND1 and ICND2 exams, as well as the CCNA exam. Students should also be able to pass both of the TestOut Switching Pro and Routing Pro Exams.


CBIS 4225 System Administration

Prerequisite: CBIS 3213. This is an advanced course in design, construction, and administration of information networks. The students gain experience in network tools including management, troubleshooting, and optimization. Students also gain hands-on experience in the set-up and administration of network servers. Internet and intranet concepts are explored. This course is non-repeatable.


CBIS 4505 Special Topics

This course meets special needs of the students and/or the community. Permission of instructor is required prior to registration.

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CBIS 4600 Internship

Prerequisite: Department chair or program coordinator approval. Individually designed and planned learning experience involving field experience and study in the private or public sector. This course is repeatable.


CBIS 4605 Internship

Junior Standing. Individually designed and planned learning experience involving field experience and study in the private or public sector. Approval of the department chairperson is required prior to registration.

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CBIS 4805 Independent Study

Junior Standing. 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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CBIS 4980 Study Abroad

See the International Studies section of the catalog for details. This course is repeatable for credit.