2011-12 Course Descriptions
IS 322 Business Statistics (3-0-3), fall, spring. Survey of methods of collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of business information. Includes methods of sampling, uses of averages, construction of graphs, index numbers, probability, distributions, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, chi-square, and correlation and regression analysis. Requires the use of contemporary statistical software in a business context. Prerequisite: MATH 130.
IS 324 Management Information Systems (3-0-3), fall, spring. A comprehensive study of organizational needs for information and an introduction to the integrated management information system. Information is studied as an organizational resource. The creation and distribution of managerial and accounting information and the management of that resource are stressed. Operational, tactical and strategic information systems are analyzed. Prerequisites:BUSA 120, 48 hours earned.
IS 330 Business Geographic Information Systems (3-0-3), spring. Survey of the concepts and tools of geographic information systems (GIS), along with their specialized applications to the analysis and solution of business problems, such as market research, facility site selection, and product distribution. Includes overview of GIS terminology, access to spatially-referenced databases, and use of contemporary GIS software. Prerequisite: IS 322, Business Statistics (or an equivalent course in statistical methods); junior standing.
IS 342 Business Decision Support Systems (3-0-3), spring. Design and implementation of computer-based business decision support systems using commercially-available business intelligence software such as SAS. Emphasizes the role that knowledge management, analytics, business intelligence, and decision support technologies, such as dashboards and executive information systems (EIS), play in successful organizations. Includes coding and application development exercises. Prerequisites: IS 322, Business Statistics (or an equivalent course in statistical methods); junior standing.
IS 405 Systems Analysis and Design (3-0-3), spring. Fundamental principles and methodologies of system analysis and design. Presents the systems development life cycle, with specific emphasis on planning, problem definition, specification of structured system requirements, information gathering, data and process modeling techniques, logical and physical design, feasibility assessment, and implementation and maintenance issues for businesses and organizations. Prerequisites: junior standing, IS 324 or IT 220.
IS 410 Enterprise Resource Planning (3-0-3), spring. Surveys Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with emphasis on industry-leader SAP. Provides an overview of the managerial and technical issues in planning, designing, cost justification, and implementation of enterprise systems. Includes business process integration concepts and hands-on software exercises. Prerequisite: IS 324 with a grade of "C" or better, or approval of instructor.
IS 415 E-Commerce (0-3-3), fall. A studio-based course integrating the key business strategies and technology elements of contemporary electronic commerce. Emphasizes the use of Internet technology and the World Wide Web as strategic business tools, and links organizational strategy and business models to networked information technologies. Students gain hands-on experience with e-commerce tools and languages. Prerequisite: junior standing or department chair consent.
IS 430 Management of Information and Technology Resources (3-0-3), TBA. Surveys of contemporary management issues related to the information and technology resources of organizations. Topics include leadership of information systems organizations, technology planning and acquisition, information retention and policy development, develop vs. purchase paradigm, legal/ethical/contractual considerations, customer support, staffing and organizational issues, performance metrics, social trends, and emerging technology. A writing-intensive course. Prerequisite: junior standing.
IS 432 Data Mining (3-0-3), fall. Survey of the emerging technologies used to uncover patterns and associations in large databases for improved decision making in the marketing arena. Prerequisite: IS 322 with a grade of "C" or better. Same as MKTG 432.
IS 524 Management Information Systems (3-0-3). Organizational needs for information and an introduction to the integrated management information system. Information is studied as an organizational resource. The creation and distribution of information and the management of the information resource are stressed. Operational, tactical and strategic information systems are analyzed. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
IS 605 Systems Analysis and Design (3-0-3), TBA. Contemporary principles and methods of systems analysis and design, with emphasis on organizational and management issues. Includes topics in systems theory, comparative definitions and philosophies, the systems life cycle, degrees of complexity, design paradigms, and tools and methods for syntheses and presentation. Also presents selected concepts of project management.
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