Management Information Systems Courses Description

1360 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3)
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of information systems, what they are, how they affect organizations. Technical and organizational foundations of information systems, building information systems, managing information system resources. Different topics will be covered in this course including but not limited to: computer hardware technologies, computer software technologies, computer network technologies, Internet technologies and the World Wide Web, operating systems technologies, databases technologies, and multimedia technologies.

1370 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS (3)
Prerequisites: Survey of microcomputer software applications in business from the perspective of the individual user. Standard software packages available to support a microcomputer based executive workstation are viewed. These include word processor, electronic spreadsheets, database management systems, graphics and accounting and other common application

2840 INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMING (3)
Prerequisites: INSY1360
This course is an introduction to program design and development. Students apply a structured, multiphase program development process that features a series of steps involving understanding of a problem, formal problem definition, and graphic design methodologies (particularly flow charts). A study of the program structure, data types, operators, input/output statements, decision, loops, arrays, strings and GUI using an Object-Oriented programming language.

2900 E-COMMERCE & WEB PRO (3)
Prerequisites: INSY1360 or consent of the department
This course is an introduction to E-Commerce and web development with an in-depth look at the steps needed to create a solid E-Commerce websites. In addition, it will introduce the student to E-Commerce as it relates to the customers, programming languages, and end user. It will introduce the student to different online business modules and facilitate a variety of ideas to research, develop and finalize a solid E-Commerce solution to different type of businesses. The course is designed to help potential e-commerce managers and professionals visualize and experience the process of planning and executing a successful E-Commerce project.

3100 ADV OBJECT-ORIENTED PRO (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 2840
The course introduces the principles of software engineering, structured program design, modular programming, and object oriented program design. Students will learn the concepts of object-oriented programming, user interface programming, classes, inheritance, and polymorphism

3270 MGMT INFO SYSTEMS (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 1360 or consent of the department
This course addresses the need for managers to understand and manage the technology necessary for competitive advantage in an increasingly dynamic business environment. Topics include the identification technological competencies, the evaluation of technology, the design and management of systems technological innovation and the integration of technology into the organization. Case studies will emphasize analysis of current business issues using technology such as spreadsheets and presentation graphics

3280 DATABASE TECHNOLOGIES (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 2840 or consent of the department
This is an introductory course in database management systems. It covers different topics included: Relational, Network and Hierarchical Models, E-R Model, and Normalization. The emphasis is on the relational database model. The class also gives the students the knowledge of SQL (Structured Query Language). SQL is the most commonly used database language in industry today. Students will practice designing and implementing enterprise database application using Database Management System packages

4300 SYS ANALYSIS & DESIGN (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 3270 or consent of the department
Is a comprehensive study of the analysis, design, and implementation stages of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The emphasis is on planning tolls, information gathering techniques, data flow diagrams, E-R diagrams, project management tools: GANTT and PERT charts, and data dictionaries. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (UML) will be covered also. Student will participate in group to plan and design a total computer system

4450 DATA COM AND COMPUTER NET (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 1360 or consent of the department
This course introduces the students to computer networks and data communications in business. Course covers computer networking terminology, history, connectivity and topology. Participants gain essential knowledge in the principles of computer networking, associated computer services, and network planning and design. The benefits, costs, and security issues related to using computer networks are discussed, along with network design issues, and methodologies for network applications. The course additionally covers telecommunications infrastructure required to support integrated voice, data, and video

4460 COMPUTER SYSTEMS (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 1360 or consent of the department
This course emphasizes on practical hands-on computer hardware and software. Different topics will be discussed and covered about those two areas in this course (i.e. hardware components installation and configuration, operating systems installation and configurations

4470 CLIENT/SERVER DEVELOPMENT (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 1360 or consent of the department
This course focuses on the technologies and concepts used in client/server application development for web environments. Students will examine the architectural and functional decisions, technologies, configurations, languages, and techniques associated with client-server systems. Through hands-on experience in designing and managing a client-server development project, students will obtain advanced skills for effective design and implementation of client/server applications

4900 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (1 - 3)
Prerequisites: INSY 137 or consent of the instructor
An exploration of special topics or current issues in the field of information systems. Offered irregularly. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours under different topics.

4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of the department
Designed for independent research and study of special information systems problems. A comprehensive research paper is required. Maximum of two enrollments, not in the same term, for a total of six credit hours.

Quantitative Busines Analysis (QBA)

2000 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS (3)
Prerequisites: INSY 1370; MATH 1200 or consent of the department
Beginning statistics with applications to business problems. Summary statistics including mean, median, standard deviation, outliers, etc. Tables and graphs including frequency tables, histograms, stemand- leaf, etc. Probability distributions (binomial and normal). Expected value. Confidence intervals and tests of hypothesis about the population mean an proportion (z-test and t-test). Simple linear regression. Statistical software packages. Credit not given for both INSY 200 and QBA 200.

3260 DECISION ANALYSIS (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 1500; QBA 2000
The second course of the business statistics sequence. This course covers advanced statistical methods applying those methods to business problems including: TQM, SPC, control charts (x and p) and process capability. Computer applications and software packages are included. Credit not given for both INSY 226 and QBA 226.

3290 ADVANCED DECISION MODELS (3)
Prerequisites: QBA 2000, 3260
Methods of Assessing Probability Distributions, Non- Parametric Statistics, Risk Analysis, Expected Value Method, Payoff Table Approach, Test of Randomness, Bayesian Analysis of Decision, and Subjective Probability in Decision Making. Credit not given for both INSY 329 and QBA 329.

3310 BUSINESS FORECASTING METHODS (3)
Prerequisites: QBA 2000, 3260
Basic concepts in business forecasting. Simple linear regression, Least Squares, ridge regression, moving averages and smoothing methods, time series, Bos Jenkins (ARIMA) methodology. Computer packages. Credit not given for both INSY 331 and QBA 331.

3330 SAMPLING IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (3)
Prerequisites: QBA 2000; MATH 1400; MGMT 3240
Basic concepts of survey sampling with applicationsto business. Simple random samples, stratified sampling. Survey design including questionnaire and sample size determination. Inference about population means and proportions via confidence intervals with emphasis on “margin of error.” Class project will include a survey design followed by data collection, analysis and report. Credit not given for both INSY 333 and QBA 333.

3350 SIMULATION (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 1400, INSY 1360; QBA 2000 and MGMT 3240
An introduction to the concepts of simulation techniques and their application to the analysis of business systems. Use of the computer to solve simulation problems. Simulation is an advanced course for quantitative methods of analysis, one that is particularly useful in predicting action, requirements, and costs in situations of risk and uncertainty. Credit not given for both INSY 335 and QBA 335