Management Information Systems

Courses in MIS & Computer Science

Computer Literacy

COLI-S330 Computerized Statistical Analysis (1 cr)

Course for Psychology students. Taken concurrently with PSY K300. Use of the computer for statistical analyses, including how to enter data, perform analyses, and interpret the resulting computer output.

  • Offered spring semesters.
  • Prerequisite: G100 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.
COLI-S360 Computers in the Behavioral & Social Sciences (1 cr)

This course will introduce the application of technology to the behavioral and social science disciplines. Available technology and software will be described. You will make use of software to communicate with others, find information, and collect data.

  • Prerequisite or Co-reqreqisite: P211.

Computer Science

CSCI-A110 Intro. to Computers and Computing (3 cr)

No computing experience assumed. How computers work, word processing, spreadsheets, file management, web browsing, etc. Emphasis on problem solving techniques. Lecture and laboratory. Credit given for only one of A106, A110 or Business K201.

  • Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra or equivalent.
CSCI-C206 Programming for Educators (3 cr)

Instructional design and problem solving are explored through developing instructional software using appropriate educationally-orientated programming languages and/or authoring tools. Recommended for education students seeking an endorsement in educational computing. Not normally accepted for credit for computer science majors.

CSCI-C243 Introduction to Data Structures (3 cr)

Introduction to data structure concepts and common applications. Structures to be discussed include strings, lists, queues, stacks, graphs, trees, sequential files, random files, and indexed sequential files. Practical applications and algorithms are stressed. Offered fall semesters.

  • Prerequisite: C202.
CSCI-C251 Foundations of Digital Computing (3 cr)

Boolean algebra and propositional logic. Set algebra including mappings and relations. Elements of graph theory and statistical analysis. Applications of all topics to computer programming. Offered spring semesters.

  • Prerequisite: C202 or equivalent; MATH M215.
CSCI-C297 Sophomore Topics in Computer Science (2 or 3 cr)

Selected topics in computer science appropriate if you are in or nearing the end of your sophomore year. Course may cover a topic selected from, but not limited to, the following list: programming languages, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, ethics in data processing, and database systems. May be repeated no more than 9 cr.

  • Prerequisite: C202 and others as appropriate; consent of instructor.

Integrated Information Management

IIM-I300 Foundations and Principles of MIS (3 cr)

Introduction to concepts of management information systems. Techniques for information sharing. Discussion of hardware and software standards. Supporting end users. Using microcomputers as workstations. Related ethical issues. Offered fall, spring, and summer II semesters.

  • Prerequisite: BUS-W100, CSCI-A110, or INFO-I101
IIM-I380 Data Communications in MIS (3 cr)

Various communications media, protocols and standards used for integrating information among applications and offices including: cabling systems, local-area networks, wide-area networks, file servers, client-based systems, and multi-user systems. Evaluation and selection of hardware and software. Skills, tools, and techniques for managing a networked integrated environment. Offered summer II (10 weeks), odd years.

  • Prerequisite: I300.
IIM-I430 Data Analysis and Decision Support Systems (3 cr)

The design and implementation of Information Technology based systems integrating such functions as accounting, finance and financial management, project management, human factors modeling, simulation, and statistical analysis. Focus on supporting the decision making process through data analysis and by integrating information as a corporate resource. Offered fall semester, odd years.

  • Prerequisite: I310, I341, and ECON E270.
IIM-I490 Trends in MIS (1-4 cr)

(variable title and variable credit) Topics course whose contents and credits will vary upon each offering.

  • Offered fall semesters.
  • Prerequisite: Senior standing in MIS major or equivalent.
IIM-I491 Mgmt Info. Systems Project (3 cr.)

Semester-long project related to principles and techniques of MIS. Opportunity for field experience with assignment to, or contractual arrangement, complete a project for a local systems manager. Offered spring semesters.

  • Prerequisite: Junior/Senior Standing in MIS/Informatics.

Computer Systems

BUS-S310 Systems Analysis & Design (3 cr)

Analysis of an organization and the subsequent design of computer systems to meet business requirements are at the heart of the computer information systems (CIS) field. Course is the first in a two-course sequence with S410 that addresses the multi-phased process for developing information systems. Courses follow the systems development life cycle, although alternative methodologies are also covered. This first course covers the phases from information systems planning through the specification of structured system requirements in functional form (i.e., logical system design) and concentrates on methods, techniques, and tools used to determine information requirements and to document these requirements in a thorough and unambiguous form. Also introduces computer-aided software engineering (CASE) technology. Students learn the discipline of systems analysis and logical design through a hypothetical case situation.

BUS-S430 E-Commerce (3 cr)

An overview of electronic commerce applications in the retail, manufacturing, government, and health sectors. Applications will illustrate business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and intra-organizational electronic commerce in physical as well as digital products. Different business models underlying these electronic commerce applications will be highlighted and discussed from both operational and strategic perspectives.

  • Prerequisite: IIM-I300, CSCI-A110 or INFO-I101, or consent of instructor