MGIS 500 Strategic Information Systems Management 3 Credit hours
This course examines the value of computer-based information systems to enable organizations to achieve competitive advantage, increase their operational efficiency, and make effective decisions. It explores information systems’ relationships with and effects on organizational strategies. It examines tools for developing and evaluating information systems strategies for their alignment with and contributions to organizational strategies. Lastly, it stresses considerations of business ethics in these strategic applications of information systems. Students will learn and apply concepts introduced in this course through multiple methods, including case studies; use of advanced software applications to analyze and solve business problems; and a group project.
MGIS 502 Financial Management 3 Credit hours
This course uses lectures and case studies to provide students with the ability to understand the financial challenges, risks, and opportunities in regular and electronic businesses. Students learn how to evaluate sources of financing available for regular and electronic business ventures; analyze the various structures that define financing transactions for new ventures; analyze and critically evaluate the financial viability of emerging Internet business models; understand the financial implications of business partnering to foster growth; and evaluate the performance of regular and electronic businesses models for e-business ventures. (Prerequisite ACCT 201 & BADM 301 or Equivalent)
MGIS 503 Supply Chain Systems 3 Credit hours
This course addresses the theory and practical considerations necessary to develop and manage successful supply chain systems. The topics include an overview of Operations Management and its interface with both Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs). The most modern methods for logistics/control, modeling, optimization, and integration are introduced, discussed, and used in case situations.
MGIS 504 Applied Economics for information Managers 3 Credit hours
This course introduces students to economic principles relevant to management of information systems in organizational contexts. It examines core micro-economic concepts applied to the marketplace for information products and services, financial tools used for managing information systems, and networks.
MGIS 505 Writing for Research in Management Information Systems 3 Credit hours
This graduate level course develops proficiency in the techniques of writing precise summaries, and syntheses of published professional literature. Completion of a literature review related to an issue, event, or subject appropriate as a foundation for a final research project will begin. Mastery of professional English will be demonstrated through the completion of a manuscript of 1500-3000 words suitable for publication.
MGIS 506 Applied Marketing 3 Credit hours
This course focuses on the study and development of marketing tools for competing effectively in the Internet economy, including marketing issues that managers must address as they consider how to develop successful commercial strategies on the Web and other emerging electronic media. Views the Web as a channel of information distribution, and increases understanding of the nature of the Internet, its culture, and issues related to information flow, trust, and privacy. Topics include marketing research, consumer behavior, customer service, advertising, positioning, and Web economics. Teaching methods include class lecture, readings, case studies, on-line activities, and a Web-based marketing project (Prerequisite BADM 370 or Equivalent).
MGIS 603 System Analysis and Design 3 Credit hours
This course provides a detailed analysis of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The course emphasizes the tools and techniques that a systems analyst would use to analyze, design, and document an information system with the object-oriented approach as well as traditional approach. Emphasis is also placed on the importance of various skills, which the systems analyst should possess, including communication, problem solving, and project management. A semester-long group project is utilized to aid in understanding how systems concepts are developed in the business world.
MGIS 604 Electronic Commerce 3 Credit hours
This course provides a survey of current and emerging electronic commerce practices. It examines the current and possible future roles of information technologies for conducting online business. In addition, this course considers the international, legal, and ethical challenges that can arise when engaging in electronic commerce.
MGIS 605 Web Site Design and Management 3 Credit hours
This course provides the technical skills and conceptual understanding to design, produce, and manage professional websites. It broadly covers WWW environment and its related technology to understand, design, and manage information presented on the Web. In addition, the students incorporate communication, presentation skills, and teamwork as well as visual interface design, scripting languages, and advanced production techniques.
MGIS 610 Object-Oriented System Design & Development of Integrated Systems3 Credit hours
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required for the design and development of large-scale information systems. The course examines and applies the recent applications of object-oriented methodologies and integration process for solving real-world problems in the area of information management and its applications.
MGIS 633 Applied Project Management 3 Credit hours
This course examines current project management techniques, project governance issues, and the challenges associated with managing information technology projects. Specific topics will address planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling information technology projects, current tools and techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of project managers. (Prerequisite BADM 362 or Equivalent)
MGIS 650 Data Communication Systems 3 Credit hours
This course prepares students to understand telecommunication systems and networks as applied to business enterprises in the commercial and public sectors. This course covers technical and managerial aspects of telecommunication systems and networks. Topics include selection of telecommunication technologies necessary to support business applications, communication networks (e.g., LAN, WAN, MAN, and WLAN), and methodologies using distributed processing, etc. This course enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of telecommunication systems and networks, proposal writing and evaluations, cost vs. performance trade-offs, requirements developments, and requirements analyses.
MGIS 660 Database Management 3 Credit hours
This course examines the theories and concepts employed in database management systems (DBMS) and use of databases in meeting business information needs. Topics include database planning, design, implementation, developing queries using SQL, normalization, storage management, transaction management, and query evaluation. The functions of various types of DBMS are described, including their purpose, advantages, disadvantages and applications in business. Data administration, data warehousing, OLAP and data security issues are also covered. The concepts are studied with projects involving the use of a popular database management system.
MGIS 671 Business Intelligence 3 Credit hours
This course examines decision support systems and intelligent systems as they are used for managerial decision-making. Topics include a study of the foundations of computerized support for decision problems, decision support systems, collaborative systems, expert systems and advances in intelligent support to decision making. Developing an understanding of various decision problems and the selection of appropriate systems for these problems are emphasized through the course. Effective communication of concepts and analysis in written format and oral presentations is stressed. (Prerequisite MGIS 660)
MGIS 685 Information Security Foundations 3 Credit hours
This course covers the basic principles and concepts in information security and information assurance. It examines the technical, operational, and organizational issues in assuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Topics include malicious code, cryptography, security risk management, and security procedures and policies.
MGIS 698 Directed Research in MIS 3 Credit hours
This course is a research project on a topic of the student’s choosing supervised by a faculty member. This project provides a personalized integrated capstone MIS-related research experience for the student, including the write-up of a complete research paper and formal presentation of same. To successfully complete their project in one semester, in the preceding semester each student should at least consider securing a mutually satisfactory faculty advisor, completing selection of a specific approved research topic, formally formulating the research question or questions to be examined, and starting/completing the Literature Review. To the extent that methods can be developed and data collected, all the better. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and department chair).