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Management Information Systems Major: Bach Sci | Management Info Sys Major - Business Foundation: Bach Sci | Management Information Systems Minor | Management Information Systems Major - Support: Bach Sci
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Management Information Systems Major: Bach Sci    
   Major Courses (43 cr. to be chosen)    
      MIS 2400   Introduction to Management Information Systems 3 cr.  The value of information technology to business and the contribution technology can make to the strategic goals of an organization. Technical foundation concepts such as networks, hardware, and software. Case studies are used to illustrate concepts. Hands-on exercises using industry-standard software are included. 
      MIS 2500   Database Design and Management 3 cr.  Examination of database design and management concepts within the framework of business applications. Focus is on the relational database model with supplemental information on developing technologies. Provides a strong theoretical foundation covering both logical and physical database design strategies. Develops an awareness of database management issues such as data security and transaction management. Students implement project solution using industry standard relational database management system software. Prerequisites: MIS 2400. 
      MIS 2700   Systems Analysis and Design 3 cr.  An overview of the concepts, skills, methodologies, and tools necessary for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems. The systems development life cycle is examined within the context of business applications. Students learn to translate business requirements into information systems that support business objectives. Hands-on experience with industry standard software. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
      MIS 2800   Introduction to Visual Basic Programming 4 cr.  Introductory instruction in computer programming. Topics include fundamental programming concepts such as algorithm development, programming structures, and methods to determine program correctness. Emphasis on creating business-oriented applications using Microsoft Visual Basic software. Fourth-credit laboratory comprised of extensive exercises in implementing business problem solutions. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
      MIS 2910   MIS Internship I 1 cr.  Supervised work performed in a professional setting that provides experience with current technologies. Final grade based on student performance as measured by a learning agreement negotiated between the student, MIS advisor, and employment supervisor at the beginning of work. Prerequisites: must have completed 9 semester hours of MIS classes. 
      MIS 2950   Network Essentials and Data Communications 3 cr.  Analysis of data communications systems for business. Considers distributed processing, network terminology, protocols, standards, topologies, and management issues. Students are required to demonstrate network concepts with practical applications. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
      MIS 4950   Information Systems Senior Seminar 3 cr.  A capstone course covering advanced strategies and techniques of systems development and project management. Each student demonstrates competency in the core disciplines of information management, business analysis, programming, database technology, and networking. Students are required to use industry standard software to complete project assignments. Prerequisites: must be taken within final 6 hours of major. 
      Electives (23 cr. to be chosen)    
         Information Management    
            MIS 2410   Business Presentations 3 cr.  Study of the principles of creating effective business presentations. Emphasizing the need for preparation and practice, the course offers strategies to plan, develop, and deliver effective presentations. Hands-on practice with presentation software is required. Prerequisite: CIS 2250 or CIS 2380. 
            MIS 3420   Computer Ethics 3 cr.  An introduction to the major issues surrounding the use of computers in our society, with a special focus on social behavior in online communities and the electronic workplace. Exploration of why computers and information technology raise ethical questions and the ways in which individuals perceive, experience, and behave in a computer environment. Case studies are used to understand each ethical situation, discuss the different perspectives, and decide how each of us would handle different ethical decisions, providing guidelines to becoming a safe, responsible professional and social computer user. Prerequisite: CIS 2380. May be used in partial fulfillment of general education Goal GE-5B. 
            MIS 3440   Information Security 3 cr.  The requirement of organization managers to safeguard both electronic and non-electronic information and data; an understanding of the threats to information security to which organizations are exposed; and effective strategies for minimizing their effects. Topics such as risk assessment and management, human factors, compliance with regulations, and ethical considerations are discussed. Case studies are emphasized. Prerequisites: CIS 2380. 
            MIS 3460   e-Commerce Information Technology 3 cr.  An introduction and investigation of establishing, developing and managing Web strategy in the e-commerce area, studying the critical elements essential to successful website implementation and management. Application of the systems approach to examine some of the new business models emerging from web-based business. Prerequisite: CIS 2380. 
         Database Technologies    
            MIS 3500   Database Programming - SQL 3 cr.  Database programming and administration using the Structured Query Language (SQL). Students learn to create relational database applications and to access and manipulate information stored within those databases. The student also becomes familiar with database administration and security issues. Query and reporting functions are emphasized. A business-oriented application is developed. Prerequisite: MIS 2500. 
            MIS 4500   Advanced Database Concepts 3 cr.  Exploration of advanced topics in database design and examination of the implications of new technologies for 21st century business. The business applications of data warehousing and data mining technologies and their effect on business information systems and decision making. Developing a theoretical foundation for understanding the emerging methodologies, such as object-oriented database systems and object-relational database systems, and their implications for business development. Prerequisite: MIS 3500. 
         Business Systems Analysis    
            MIS 3700   Information Systems Project Management 3 cr.  Study of the strategies and tools useful in the management of information systems projects. The processes and issues involved in formulating a project, including development of scope, design options, integration with other projects, and development of project plans. The effects of staffing, budget, schedule, and risk management on the project’s outcomes. Examples highlight the hands-on skills and solutions required. Industry standard software is used to implement case study solutions. Prerequisites: MGT 2360 and MIS 2700. 
            MIS 3740   Software Development and Testing 3 cr.  Fundamental principles of software engineering, emphasizing a rigorous approach to software development. Examination of the application of those principles to organization case studies. Topics include software process models, requirements analysis, software quality assurance, operations and testing, addressing both procedural and object-oriented development. Prerequisites: MIS 2700, MIS 2800. 
            MIS 4320   Audit and Control of Accounting and Information Systems 2 cr.  Principles of auditing of information systems with emphasis on controls, audit types, security, and audit techniques and their effects on accounting and computer system development. Prerequisites: MIS 2700 or MIS 3300, and ACC 2020. 
         Programming Skills    
            MIS 2850   Web Design for Business Applications 3 cr.  Study of the evolution, design, and development of Internet web sites. An introduction to HTML coding and the use of GUI software for the development and maintenance of web sites and web pages. Investigation and determination of what constitutes an acceptable web site. 
            MIS 3800   Intermediate Visual Basic Programming 3 cr.  Problem-solving with the computer using the computer language Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows. Advanced programming techniques and applications in a business environment; emphasis on creating complex business-oriented applications in the Microsoft Windows operating system environment, using an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) approach. Prerequisite: MIS 2800 or equivalent. 
            MIS 3850   XML Programming for Business Applications 3 cr.  The key features of the most common XML standard languages and tools for electronic publishing and document exchange on the Internet. Emphasis is on the definition and structure of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and encoding, tools and standards related to XML, for example SGML, DTD, XML Schema, CSS and XSL style sheets, and transformations. Methods and tools for producing and managing electronic documents are learned and used in assignments. Business applications are emphasized. Prerequisites: MIS 2850. 
            MIS 4800   Advanced Applications Programming 3 cr.  Advanced topics in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Programming. Topics may include advanced techniques of file access, database applications, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO.NET) and Active Server Pages (ASP.NET). Students are required to complete hands-on demonstrations of skill. Prerequisite: MIS 3800. 
            CSC 2350   Web Programming 3 cr.  Students learn how to write server-side scripting programs using programming languages such as PHP and Perl. Using these languages, students will create dynamic web pages and write scripts to process HTML forms. Prerequisite: CSC 2080. 
            CSC 3350   Object-Oriented Programming 3 cr.  Focuses on developing programming applications using object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and Java. Basic programming concepts studied include: control structures, arrays, methods, strings, and objects. Advanced topics such as graphics, user interface components, exception handling, multithreading, multimedia, and streaming applications are also covered. Prerequisite: CSC 2480 
         Internships    
            MIS 3910   MIS Internship II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 2 cr.)  A continuation of MIS 2910, where student may gain additional practical experience with technology. Supervised work performed in a professional setting that provides experience with current technologies. Final grade based on student performance as measured by a learning agreement negotiated between the student, MIS advisor, and employment supervisor at the beginning of work. Prerequisites: MIS 2910; must have completed 12 semester hours of MIS classes. 
         Networking    
            MIS 3950   Advanced Networking 3 cr.  Network analysis and configuration using state of the art networking concepts and devices. Analysis of the OSI model, data encapsulation, network segmentation, addressing, subnetting and network design. Investigation of basic configuration of business and home networking routers, including hardware manufacturers such as MISCO, LINKSYS, and DLINK, through hands-on and simulator practice labs. Prerequisites: MIS 2950. 
            Network Certifications    
         MIS Seminars    
            MIS 4710   Brunch with an Expert Seminar 1 cr.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4720   Literature Review Seminar 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4730   Research Seminar 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4740   General Topic Seminar 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4750   Leadership Seminar 1 cr.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
Management Info Sys Major - Business Foundation: Bach Sci    
   BUS Foundation Courses (13 cr. to be chosen)    
      ACC 2010   Principles of Accounting I 3 cr.  An introduction to the theory and concepts of financial accounting, including generally accepted accounting principles and issues as to classification, recognition, realization, measurement, and reporting. Emphasis on the accounting process, including preparation of basic financial statements and the accounting for and analysis of transactions affecting assets, selected liabilities, and equity. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or equivalent. 
      ACC 3400   Accounting Information Systems 4 cr.  A study of fundamental principles of accounting and information systems data. Analysis related primarily to corporations and to cost accounting and management accounting topics encountered by accounting and computer personnel: design and control of systems for the origination, development, and use of accounting information systems, including an analysis of computer usage for accounting applications. Emphasis on the interrelationships among the components of an accounting system and the use of the personal computer in the maintenance and reporting of accounting information. Prerequisites: CIS 2380 and ACC 2010. 
      MKT 2440   Principles of Marketing 3 cr.  Study of marketing concepts, terminology, and applications, with special emphasis on the marketing mix relationships: e.g., product, price, promotion, and distribution. Introduction to the role and operation of marketing functions and their respective influence on the organization, both internally and externally. Prerequisites: WRT 1010 and WRT 1020. Recommended prerequisite: ACC 2010 or equivalent. 
      QS  3550   Applied Business Statistics 3 cr.  Applied study of computerized statistical analyses as they relate to general business operations. Statistical procedures include descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, chi-square, simple correlation. Case study methodology is heavily employed. A computerized data analysis project which uses a minimum of two statistical tests is required. Prerequisites: MTH 2350 and junior standing. 
Management Information Systems Minor    
   Minor Courses (24 cr. to be chosen)    
      ACC 2010   Principles of Accounting I 3 cr.  An introduction to the theory and concepts of financial accounting, including generally accepted accounting principles and issues as to classification, recognition, realization, measurement, and reporting. Emphasis on the accounting process, including preparation of basic financial statements and the accounting for and analysis of transactions affecting assets, selected liabilities, and equity. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or equivalent. 
      CIS 2380   Introduction to Computers 3 cr.  Study of the evolution of computers and the operating functions of the hardware, systems software, application software, data communications, and ethics of data storage and retrieval; exploration of the integration and application of information processing in the business environment and in the global society; hands-on experience with word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, database management, and electronic mail. 
      MIS 2400   Introduction to Management Information Systems 3 cr.  The value of information technology to business and the contribution technology can make to the strategic goals of an organization. Technical foundation concepts such as networks, hardware, and software. Case studies are used to illustrate concepts. Hands-on exercises using industry-standard software are included. 
      MIS 2800   Introduction to Visual Basic Programming 4 cr.  Introductory instruction in computer programming. Topics include fundamental programming concepts such as algorithm development, programming structures, and methods to determine program correctness. Emphasis on creating business-oriented applications using Microsoft Visual Basic software. Fourth-credit laboratory comprised of extensive exercises in implementing business problem solutions. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
      MIS 2910   MIS Internship I 1 cr.  Supervised work performed in a professional setting that provides experience with current technologies. Final grade based on student performance as measured by a learning agreement negotiated between the student, MIS advisor, and employment supervisor at the beginning of work. Prerequisites: must have completed 9 semester hours of MIS classes. 
      Electives (10 cr. to be chosen)    
         Information Management    
            MIS 2410   Business Presentations 3 cr.  Study of the principles of creating effective business presentations. Emphasizing the need for preparation and practice, the course offers strategies to plan, develop, and deliver effective presentations. Hands-on practice with presentation software is required. Prerequisite: CIS 2250 or CIS 2380. 
            MIS 3420   Computer Ethics 3 cr.  An introduction to the major issues surrounding the use of computers in our society, with a special focus on social behavior in online communities and the electronic workplace. Exploration of why computers and information technology raise ethical questions and the ways in which individuals perceive, experience, and behave in a computer environment. Case studies are used to understand each ethical situation, discuss the different perspectives, and decide how each of us would handle different ethical decisions, providing guidelines to becoming a safe, responsible professional and social computer user. Prerequisite: CIS 2380. May be used in partial fulfillment of general education Goal GE-5B. 
            MIS 3440   Information Security 3 cr.  The requirement of organization managers to safeguard both electronic and non-electronic information and data; an understanding of the threats to information security to which organizations are exposed; and effective strategies for minimizing their effects. Topics such as risk assessment and management, human factors, compliance with regulations, and ethical considerations are discussed. Case studies are emphasized. Prerequisites: CIS 2380. 
            MIS 3460   e-Commerce Information Technology 3 cr.  An introduction and investigation of establishing, developing and managing Web strategy in the e-commerce area, studying the critical elements essential to successful website implementation and management. Application of the systems approach to examine some of the new business models emerging from web-based business. Prerequisite: CIS 2380. 
         Database Technologies    
            MIS 3500   Database Programming - SQL 3 cr.  Database programming and administration using the Structured Query Language (SQL). Students learn to create relational database applications and to access and manipulate information stored within those databases. The student also becomes familiar with database administration and security issues. Query and reporting functions are emphasized. A business-oriented application is developed. Prerequisite: MIS 2500. 
            MIS 4500   Advanced Database Concepts 3 cr.  Exploration of advanced topics in database design and examination of the implications of new technologies for 21st century business. The business applications of data warehousing and data mining technologies and their effect on business information systems and decision making. Developing a theoretical foundation for understanding the emerging methodologies, such as object-oriented database systems and object-relational database systems, and their implications for business development. Prerequisite: MIS 3500. 
         Business Systems Analysis    
            MIS 3700   Information Systems Project Management 3 cr.  Study of the strategies and tools useful in the management of information systems projects. The processes and issues involved in formulating a project, including development of scope, design options, integration with other projects, and development of project plans. The effects of staffing, budget, schedule, and risk management on the project’s outcomes. Examples highlight the hands-on skills and solutions required. Industry standard software is used to implement case study solutions. Prerequisites: MGT 2360 and MIS 2700. 
            MIS 3740   Software Development and Testing 3 cr.  Fundamental principles of software engineering, emphasizing a rigorous approach to software development. Examination of the application of those principles to organization case studies. Topics include software process models, requirements analysis, software quality assurance, operations and testing, addressing both procedural and object-oriented development. Prerequisites: MIS 2700, MIS 2800. 
            MIS 4320   Audit and Control of Accounting and Information Systems 2 cr.  Principles of auditing of information systems with emphasis on controls, audit types, security, and audit techniques and their effects on accounting and computer system development. Prerequisites: MIS 2700 or MIS 3300, and ACC 2020. 
         Programming Skills    
            MIS 2850   Web Design for Business Applications 3 cr.  Study of the evolution, design, and development of Internet web sites. An introduction to HTML coding and the use of GUI software for the development and maintenance of web sites and web pages. Investigation and determination of what constitutes an acceptable web site. 
            MIS 3800   Intermediate Visual Basic Programming 3 cr.  Problem-solving with the computer using the computer language Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows. Advanced programming techniques and applications in a business environment; emphasis on creating complex business-oriented applications in the Microsoft Windows operating system environment, using an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) approach. Prerequisite: MIS 2800 or equivalent. 
            MIS 3850   XML Programming for Business Applications 3 cr.  The key features of the most common XML standard languages and tools for electronic publishing and document exchange on the Internet. Emphasis is on the definition and structure of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and encoding, tools and standards related to XML, for example SGML, DTD, XML Schema, CSS and XSL style sheets, and transformations. Methods and tools for producing and managing electronic documents are learned and used in assignments. Business applications are emphasized. Prerequisites: MIS 2850. 
            MIS 4800   Advanced Applications Programming 3 cr.  Advanced topics in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Programming. Topics may include advanced techniques of file access, database applications, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO.NET) and Active Server Pages (ASP.NET). Students are required to complete hands-on demonstrations of skill. Prerequisite: MIS 3800. 
            CSC 2350   Web Programming 3 cr.  Students learn how to write server-side scripting programs using programming languages such as PHP and Perl. Using these languages, students will create dynamic web pages and write scripts to process HTML forms. Prerequisite: CSC 2080. 
            CSC 3350   Object-Oriented Programming 3 cr.  Focuses on developing programming applications using object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and Java. Basic programming concepts studied include: control structures, arrays, methods, strings, and objects. Advanced topics such as graphics, user interface components, exception handling, multithreading, multimedia, and streaming applications are also covered. Prerequisite: CSC 2480 
         Internships    
            MIS 3910   MIS Internship II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 2 cr.)  A continuation of MIS 2910, where student may gain additional practical experience with technology. Supervised work performed in a professional setting that provides experience with current technologies. Final grade based on student performance as measured by a learning agreement negotiated between the student, MIS advisor, and employment supervisor at the beginning of work. Prerequisites: MIS 2910; must have completed 12 semester hours of MIS classes. 
         Networking    
            MIS 3950   Advanced Networking 3 cr.  Network analysis and configuration using state of the art networking concepts and devices. Analysis of the OSI model, data encapsulation, network segmentation, addressing, subnetting and network design. Investigation of basic configuration of business and home networking routers, including hardware manufacturers such as MISCO, LINKSYS, and DLINK, through hands-on and simulator practice labs. Prerequisites: MIS 2950. 
            Network Certifications    
         MIS Seminars    
            MIS 4710   Brunch with an Expert Seminar 1 cr.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4720   Literature Review Seminar 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4730   Research Seminar 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4740   General Topic Seminar 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
            MIS 4750   Leadership Seminar 1 cr.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 cr. of seminars. 
         MIS 2500   Database Design and Management 3 cr.  Examination of database design and management concepts within the framework of business applications. Focus is on the relational database model with supplemental information on developing technologies. Provides a strong theoretical foundation covering both logical and physical database design strategies. Develops an awareness of database management issues such as data security and transaction management. Students implement project solution using industry standard relational database management system software. Prerequisites: MIS 2400. 
         MIS 2700   Systems Analysis and Design 3 cr.  An overview of the concepts, skills, methodologies, and tools necessary for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems. The systems development life cycle is examined within the context of business applications. Students learn to translate business requirements into information systems that support business objectives. Hands-on experience with industry standard software. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
         MIS 2950   Network Essentials and Data Communications 3 cr.  Analysis of data communications systems for business. Considers distributed processing, network terminology, protocols, standards, topologies, and management issues. Students are required to demonstrate network concepts with practical applications. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
Management Information Systems Major - Support: Bach Sci    
   Support Courses (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      CIS 2380   Introduction to Computers 3 cr.  Study of the evolution of computers and the operating functions of the hardware, systems software, application software, data communications, and ethics of data storage and retrieval; exploration of the integration and application of information processing in the business environment and in the global society; hands-on experience with word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, database management, and electronic mail. 
      ECN 2720   Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.  Theories of production and cost, demand, supply, competition, consumer behavior, and distribution of income. Prerequisite: MTH 1050. 
      ECN 2730   Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr.  Measurement and determination of economic activities and development, aggregate income, and employment. Emphasis on consumption, monetary policy, fiscal policy, taxes, government, investment, and expenditures. Prerequisite: MTH 1050. 
      MGT 2360   Principles of Management 3 cr.  An introduction to the nature and principles of management; history, theories, practices, problems, and techniques; characteristics and qualities of managers; contemporary trends in management thought and practice. 
      MTH 1050   College Algebra 4 cr.  Second course in algebra, designed to help students develop appropriate skills with algebraic concepts and processes needed for later courses. Emphasizes problem solving, multiple representations of functions, and the use of a graphing calculator. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra, MTH 1040, or placement test. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
      MTH 2350   Probability and Statistics 4 cr.  Topics include data collection and graphic presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; normal and binomial distributions; regression and correlation; sampling methods; design of experiments; probability and simulation; sampling distributions; statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one-sample and two- sample problems; chi-square distribution and test of significance; ANOVA. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra within the last three years, or placement test, or MTH 1040. 
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