Curriculum

Below is a list of the courses required to obtain a BS in Managment Information Systems:

Design of Database Systems
Business Systems
Principles of System Design
Advance Database Management
Network Management
Business Web Applications
Project Management
Managing International Business OR International Marketing
E-Business: Information Systems Perspectives
MIS Capstone Experience

Design of Database Systems - MIS 02.338 (3 s.h.)

This course explores the fundamentals of designing a database for a business organization. It emphasizes the relational model; however, the course also explores the hierarchical and network models. Additionally, the course covers such topics as recovery, integrity, security, concurrency, distributed databases, data dictionaries and the role of the database administrator.

Business Systems - MIS 02.330 (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to introduce students to business systems in general, and client-server systems in particular. Specifically, students will learn the terminology, concepts, and issues associated with the design and management of various computing architectures as well as how to develop the presentation-tier for business systems.

Principles of System Design - MIS 02.422 (3 s.h.)

This course is designed to introduce students to business systems in general, and client-server systems in particular. Specifically, students will learn the terminology, concepts, and issues associated with the design and management of various computing architectures as well as how to develop the presentation-tier for business systems.

Advanced Database Management - MIS 02.338 (3 s.h.)

The course provides students with an understanding of client-server databases, and the skills to develop one using a reputed database development. Students learn to use Structured Query Language (SQL) extensively to create an integrated database application. Knowledge of a programming language and a basic understanding of relational database concepts are expected.

Network Management - MIS 02.327 (3 s.h.)

This course introduces students concepts associated with managing a network within a business setting. Furthermore, to solve business problems, students will apply theoretical concepts to fully design, specify, and justify networking solutions.

Business Web Applications - MIS 02.428 (3 s.h.)

Students will learn how to create web pages with various types of functionality as required in the business environment. Students will create web pages to display a business' catalog, allow customers to select and place items in a shopping cart, etc. Huban factors will be considered for all design aspects.

Project Management - MIS 02.325 (3 s.h.)

In this course, students will learn the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as put forward by the professional association, the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students will not only study the various phases and documents of project management, they will also have experience creating each of the documents for a given project.

Managing International Business - MGT 06.330 (3 s.h.)

Students will learn about the evolution and current environment for international trade and investment and understand the challenges and issues facing business organizations with international operations. They will apply these insights to the analysis of actual business decision-making situations by means of case studies and research projects.

International Marketing - MKT 09.379 (3 s.h.)

Basic marketing concepts as they relate to foreign markets are analyzed in depth in this course. Two approaches are used: the environmental approach introduces the setting in which international marketing takes place; and the managerial approach incorporates marketing strategies of firms that choose to venture abroad.

E-Business: Information Systems Perspectives - MIS 02.332 (3 s.h.)

Students will explore the issues involved in e-business from a business, technological and societal viewpoint. Topics will include: B2C and B2B e-business models and strategies, concepts for building an effective e-business site, e-business security and encryption, e-payment systems, legal, ethical and international issues in e-commerce.

MIS Capstone Experience - MIS 02.450 (3 s.h.)

This course integrates the material covered in the MIS specialization courses, so that students can understand how each of the elements work together. It also affords an opportunity for students to complete a complex, realistic project where they must utilize and hone skills they learned in prerequisite courses (i.e. project management concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies, data modeling and database design, programming skills, interpersonal skills, writing skills, and problem solving skills). This course will also reinforce ethical awareness and good decision making in IS situations, and discuss the specific professional and ethical responsibilities of the IS practitioner.



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