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General Bulletin 2004-2006

Courses of Instruction

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS-Business ; Department of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems)

MPT 235 Information Systems: Concepts, Technology, and Applications (3)

Focuses on critical personal and organizational issues of management information systems (MIS) function. Exposure to important technical topics related to computer hardware and software. Unifying theme is the types of computer-based applications being used at different levels of an organization and how computer technology assists individuals in performing their jobs. Student is provided a context in which to evaluate role of information in various organizations. Prerequisite: spreadsheet proficiency.

281 Information Technology Hardware and Software (3)

Principles and application of telecommunication and computer systems hardware and software presented through lecture and lab experiences. Computing system architecture, operating systems software, and interconnection of information resources through telecom-munications are major components of presentation and discussion. This course provides the hardware/software technology background to enable systems development personnel to understand tradeoffs in computer architectures for effective use in a business environment. Prerequisite: MIS 235.

285 Database: Theory and Practice (3)

Examines characteristics of online data base management system (DBMS) using common business applications. Provides more advanced knowledge of the relationship between data structure and user access to data. Provides hands-on experience with user oriented DBMS and other interactive software. Prerequisite: MIS 235.

330 Professional Practice (0)

Students participating in an internship program register for this course during the semester they are on work assignment. Prerequisite: permission of departmental internship coordinator.

335 Introduction to Internet Tools and Technologies (3)

An introduction to internet technologies. Focus is on client and server technologies and the design and development of applications with tools using these technologies. User interface design and graphics technology is also emphasized. MIS majors only. Prerequisite: MIS 281 or any other programming course.

MPT 381 Analysis and Design of Business Web Sites (3)

Introduces the analysis, design and development of Web sites, the creation of graphics and media intended for use in Web pages and the scripting languages often used in such media. The course examines selected software for creating Web site development and its media elements. The course offers a hands-on approach to its subject. Not for MIS majors. Prerequisite: MIS 235.

MPT 385 Applications of Electronic Commerce Technology (3)

Examines the critical business issues, technological infrastructure, and contemporary information systems applications required to carry out electronic commerce. Key interactions include business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions. Prerequisite: MIS 235 and MIS 381.

387 Information Systems Applications Development: Analysis and Design (3)

Introduction to concepts, methods, and techniques used in information systems application development. Students gain an understanding of the complexity of the business application environment and learn when and how to apply specific management and development methods and techniques. Hands-on experience in selected computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools. Prerequisite: MIS 285.

412 Communicating Through Multimedia (3)

An advanced multimedia course designed to address the effects of communication technology in the workplace. Integrates multimedia computer technology, group and presentational communication, and principles of media production. Team-based multimedia development approach is used to integrate complementary skills and expertise from different students to generate applications for clients. Prerequisite: MIS 381. Cross listed with COM 412. This course fulfills the Miami Plan Capstone requirement but does not fulfill the SBA Capstone requirement. Offered infrequently.

435/535 Advanced Databases with Electronic Commerce (3)

A systemic study of the use of databases in dynamically generated Web pages in E-commerce systems. The course focuses on the integration of database management systems, and other software such as CRM, ERP, and supply chain management systems in the design and development of scalable E-commerce systems. Prerequisite: MIS 335 or permission of instructor.

445/545 Business Data Communications and Applications (3)

Familiarizes students with concepts and applications of data communications technologies in a business environment. Emphasis on contemporary data communications technologies such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Meeting System (EMS), Electronic Mail System, Multinational Information Systems, and the Information Superhighway. Hands-on experience with current data communications technologies such as local area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

487/587 Management of Business Application Development Projects (3)

Concepts, tools, techniques, activities, and issues in the management, development, and maintenance of business information system projects. Introduction to and hands on experience with emerging application development and project management tools. Student teams will complete structured IS projects using the systems develpment life cycle learned in MIS 387 and Web-based project management tools. Documentation and presentation of the completed IS project are required. Prerequisites: MIS 335 and MIS 387.

MPC 495 Seminar in Management Information Systems (3)

Includes research, reading, writing, and discussion. Independent research on a topic and company from a management information systems (MIS) perspective. Respond to issues or problems raised in cases in an analytic and creative manner. Present topic report and research to class.

617 Computers and Management Information Systems (MIS) (3)

Provides accelerated review of important computer concepts and study of new computer technologies. Introduces basic management information and decision support system concepts, characteristics, and design. Addresses strategic use of technology and management responsibilities for planning, development, and operation of MIS. Prerequisite: MIS 235.

625 Management of Information Technology (3)

Offers rigorous study of information technology (IT) resources in organizations with an emphasis on electronic commerce technologies. The underlying theme of this course is strategic uses of IT by organizations for operating support, improving productivity, and gaining competitive advantage.

673 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Introduction to analysis, management, design, and development of information systems applications. Focus areas include problem/opportunity identification, information gathering, feasibility study, systems analysis, logical and physical design, software management, evaluation and selection, and computer assisted software engineering (CASE). Prerequisite: MIS 625.

674 Corporate Data Management (3)

Overview of data management concepts and technologies and how they fit into corporate information processing environment. Focus areas are corporate data resource management, database models, design and development of a database and application, and emerging database management systems (DBMS) technology. Prerequisite: MIS 617 or equivalent.

675 Contemporary MIS Topics (3)

Covers contemporary issues. Provides forum to study and research topics of high interest, concern, and potential impact on MIS. Topics can relate to policy, technology, hardware, software, or other MIS related topics. Requires student to select, research, and report on topics of current interest and importance within MIS area. Prerequisite: MIS 617 or equivalent.

690 Advanced Management Information Systems (MIS) Topics (3)

Contemporary issues. Provides forum to study and research topics of high interest, concern, and potential impact on management information systems. Topics can relate to policy, technology, hardware, software, systems, or other MIS related topics. Requires each student to select, research, and report on topics of current interest and importance within the MIS area. Prerequisite: MIS 585 or permission of instructor. Offered infrequently.


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