Graduate Course Descriptions

MIS 671 Big Data (3 credits)

Big data concepts, tools and methods. Students will be exposed to big data principles as well as learn about information technology innovation in organizations. Students will also be introduced to multiple tools and statistical concepts related to the contemporary analysis of big data.

MIS 740 Software Concepts (3 credits)

First course in programming for non-programmers aimed at developing a proficiency in designing and writing programs using a high-level programming language. Topics include standard programming constructs (conditionals, loops, etc.), concept of an algorithm, and fundamental data types (numbers, strings, arrays, etc.).

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 744 Information Systems Strategy (3 credits)

Familiarizes students with aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans for corporate information systems as a competitive tool; using methods and frameworks for strategic analysis; assisting in establishing an information systems strategy; developing an understanding of change management issues in IS planning for organizations.

Prerequisites: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 746 Information Systems Project Management (3 credits)

Conceptual material on project management techniques. Planning, organizing and controlling of projects in manufacturing and service organizations. Includes project management process, project scheduling, project resource management, schedule duration risk analysis and management of  project .

Prerequisites: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 753 Independent Study (3-6 credits)

Independent study under the direction of a faculty advisor of a topic in information systems. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 760 Data Communications (3 credits)

The concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks. Essentials of local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN), and wide area networks (WAN), Transmission and switching efficiency, and regulatory and technical environments. Topics include security and authentication, network operating systems, e-commerce and associated  web sites  and practices, middleware for wireless systems, multimedia, and conferencing.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 762 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)

Systems development life cycle, analysis and design techniques. Information systems planning, project identification and selection, requirements collection and structuring, process modeling, data modeling. Design of interface and data management, system implementation and operation, system maintenance, and change management. Rapid application development, and prototyping.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 764 E-Commerce (3 credits)

Integration of technology and commercial practices for doing business on the Internet. Business and social implications of the emergence of electronic commerce in cyberspace. Technological and organizational issues that are presently faced and need to be solved in the future. Introduction to and application of advanced tools and techniques in the development of commercial-quality web sites.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 765 Advanced Web Development (3 credits)

Covers various Internet development approaches and architectures. Technologies such as HTML, CSS, client-side scripting, server-side scripting, and databases are used. This course provides hands-on experience for students to actively develop Web-based business applications that extract and deliver information over the Internet.

Prerequisite: MIS 740

MIS 766 Data Management (3 credits)

Concepts, principles, issues and techniques for managing corporate data resources. Techniques for managing the design and development of large database systems including logical data models, concurrent processing, data distribution, database administration, data warehousing, data cleansing, and data mining.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 768 Java (3 credits)

Java programming language, platform, software delivery environment, internet commerce environment, applications vs. applets/services, Java APIs and extensions, paradigms in information systems, network computers, security and future directions.

Prerequisite: MIS 740

MIS 770 IS Security, Audit and Control (3 credits)

Investigates  broad  selection of contemporary issues in computer security, including an assessment of  state-of-the art  approaches used to address security problems. Integration with organizational/informational systems audit, computer information systems, and management practices.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 771 Information Systems Audit and Control (3 credits)

Basic introduction to business processes and controls. This course will cover how controls are used to assure that processes are adherent with internal policies, industry  standards  and government regulations. Controls will be evaluated in regards to their appropriateness and to their operating effectiveness through exercises and cases. This course will provide an exposure to the COBIT framework, corporate  governance  and the IT audit process.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 775 Cloud Computing (3 credits)

How IT Architecture can meet corporate information systems needs. Topics include system scaling, architecture design, service-oriented architectures, web services, agile application development, corporate IT security, disaster recovery and others. Students apply concepts using the IBM System i.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MIS 726 or instructor permission.

MIS 776 Business Intelligence (3 credits)

Business intelligence refers to the set of technologies and tools that enable organizations to integrate, store, analyze, and report data for the purpose of obtaining competitive advantage. Students will be exposed to key components of business intelligence applications, including defining data structure, analyzing cubes, data mining, and reporting.

Prerequisites: MIS 766 or instructor permission

MIS 780 Thesis (3 credits)

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. The thesis must be a substantial piece of work demonstrating the use of research methods and presentation of research results. Students are expected to attend research seminars. This course is a six-credit hour thesis and is expected to take two semesters to complete.

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in MIS or consent of the Director of MIS Graduate Programs.

MIS 781 Client Project (3 credits)

Provide a culminating experience for MIS students to provide a practical application of concepts learned in the program. Reinforcement will be placed upon client and expectation management, proposal writing and professional communication.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor