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Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Management Information Systemsnext

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This course introduces students to basic computing concepts and various business-oriented software applications. Hands-on software instructions are designed to emphasize fundamental aspects in managerial statistics and database development. The course will discuss information technology from the perspective of its potential impact upon competitive strategy and organizational operations. Students will be required to attend computer lab sessions to practice concepts learned in lectures. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: CIS 115; or Windows skills and computer file management. Offered spring semester. Please note: MIS 240 has been identified as a U course in the EQUIP curriculum sequence. This course is designed to help students understand their academic discipline within the context of the broader community, region, and the world.   MIS 240 considers the potential of the discipline and its methodology to contribute to a civic and sustainable future.


Introduction to database concepts and development with an emphasis on structuring, navigating, and querying databases using host languages. Discussion and application of data structures, indexed and direct file organizations, models of data including hierarchical, network and relational. Discussion of storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MIS 240. Offered fall semester.


This course provides an overview of the telecommunications industry today. It provides background and applications which a computer information systems or business major would find valuable for local area network administration. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MIS 240. Offered spring semester.


This course discusses the key technical and managerial issues in the effective development and use of decision support systems (DSS) in organizations. Decision support implies the use of computers to assist managers in their decision processes, support rather than replace managerial judgment; and improve effectiveness of decision making rather than just its efficiency. The course covers the tools, techniques, and theory of DSS and how they can be used to improve the quality of management decisions. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MIS 300. Offered spring semester in odd numbered years.


This course provides the student with both observational and “hands-on” learning experience through participation in an internship within the MIS field. Students who are already on an established career path may enhance their visibility in the organization by completion of a special project related to their careers, subject to prior instructor approval. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MGT 175, MKT 220, MGT 335, MGT 240, MIS 300, junior standing and a 2.0 cumulative GPA.


This course introduces students to the analysis and design of computer-based information systems and major computer applications. The systems development life cycle is studied. Topics include the tools and techniques of system studies, problem definition, requirements analysis, feasibility study, systems design, implementation, and systems operation and support. A portion of the course is devoted to a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: MIS 300. Offered fall semester.