Academic Catalog

Management Information Systems (MIS)

MIS 240  Management Information Systems  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to basic computing concepts and various business-oriented software applications. Hands-on software instructions are designed to emphasize spreadsheet and database applications. The course will discuss information technology from the perspective of its potential impact upon competitive strategy and organizational operations. Computer lab sessions will be utilized to practice concepts learned in lectures. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
MIS 240E  Management Information Systems  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to basic computing concepts and various business-oriented software applications. Hands-on software instructions are designed to emphasize spreadsheet and database applications. The course will discuss information technology from the perspective of its potential impact upon competitive strategy and organizational operations. Computer lab sessions will be utilized to practice concepts learned in lectures. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
MIS 300  Database Development  (3 Credits)  

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. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: MIS 240.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
MIS 330  Data Communications & Networks  (3 Credits)  

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. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: MIS 240.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
MIS 335  Decision Support Systems  (3 Credits)  

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. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: MIS 300.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
MIS 377  Field Experience I  (3 Credits)  

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. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: MGT 175, MKT 220, MGT 335, 240 and MIS 300.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior or Senior.  
Fees: None  
MIS 398  Special Topic MIS  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
MIS 400  Systems Analysis and Design  (3 Credits)  

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. Offered as needed.

Department: Business, Management Leaders  
Pre-Requisites: MIS 300.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None