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MIS 291 Business Systems Implementation. An introduction to the implementation of common business applications using current visual application development platforms. Basic structured and object-oriented analysis and construction techniques are taught in the context of the creation of business- oriented systems. Prerequisites: CS 133, CS 143, or GBA 180, and MTH 199. Credit 3.

MIS 379 Systems Analysis and Design. A first course describing the methods for analyzing information needs and designing, evaluating, and implementing computer-based information systems. Special attention is given to both structured and adaptive techniques for analysis and design. Basic structured and object-oriented analysis and construction techniques are taught in the context of the creation of business-oriented systems. Prerequisite: MIS 390. Credit 3.

MIS 388 Management Information Systems. This course is designed to be an introduction to the management and use of information systems in organizations. Material presented is selected to increase the student’s literacy in this rapidly changing field, including commonly used acronyms and emerging technologies. Organizational applications of information systems will be discussed for all functional areas of the firm. Prerequisites: GBA 180, CS 133 or CS 143. Credit 3.

MIS 390 Business Database Management. Introduction to databases. Entity-relationship modeling and normalization are studied and applied in order to create an organizational database. Students will become better computer users, who are more knowledgeable about the uses of databases in solving business problems, and learning a new way to think about business and its information needs. Prerequisite: Junior standing

MIS 430 Problems in Management Information Systems. The credit in this course varies according to the work performed. The student may pursue studies for which a special course is not organized. Credit 1, 2, or 3. MIS 431 Electronic Commerce Implementation.

MIS 431 Electronic Commerce Implementation. An introduction to the implementation of common business applications for electronic commerce using Internet related technologies. The basics of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Common Gateway Interfaces (CGI), Java, and other current technologies will be covered in the context of electronic commerce applications on the Internet. Prerequisites: MIS 390 and MIS 291. Credit 3.

MIS 438 Advances in Information Systems. A study of emerging information technologies. Class participants will learn about the technical fundamentals and business applications associated with information technologies. Prerequisite: MIS 390. Credit 3

MIS 480 Design and Implementation – ERP Systems. This course builds on knowledge acquired in the Systems Analysis and Design class (MIS 379). This class studies the types of issues that managers will need to consider in implementing cross-functional integrated systems. We will examine the general nature of enterprise computing, re-engineering principles and the technical foundations of client/server systems and enterprise information architectures. We will also look at the different types of enterprise information systems, primarily SAP R/3. Topics include the tools and methodology, modules, processes, and industry initiatives. Prerequisite: MIS 379. Credit 3.

MIS 485 Business Network Management. Presentation of current and emerging telecommunications services and networking technologies with emphasis on their strengths, limitations, and business applications. Practical aspects of installing and managing networks within business organizations. Commonly used network media, operating systems, LAN and WAN technologies, inter-networking approaches and media will be presented. Prerequisites: MIS 390 and MIS 291. Credit 3.

MIS 490 Business Database Management II. This course provides strategies and techniques that give students knowledge and skills for database development, design, and implementation in a multi-user business environment using Oracle DBMS software. The course covers relational database technology and focuses on design of database applications. Case studies will be used to illustrate the use of database systems for strategic and operational decision making. Emerging technologies and their applications will be covered. Students will get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art commercial relational and object-oriented database technology and learn to use SQL. Prerequisite: MIS 390. Credit: 3.

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