Courses in Management Information Systems (MIS)

2003. Information Technology Concepts for Business (TCCNS = BCIS 1305) 3(3-0)

Prepares students for the role that information technology plays in today’s businesses.

Topics include advanced software applications, networking and the Internet, and business

communications. The role of information systems and systems development in business

operations is also discussed. This course is designed to support the College of Business

curriculum and satisfies the general degree requirement for computer literacy for business



3003. Management Information Systems 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 2003 or equivalent.

An introduction to management information systems and the importance of systems in

achieving organizational goals. Topics include how to develop and maintain information

systems to gain competitive advantage, to solve business problems, and to improve decision



3113. Business Programming Language 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

An introduction to a programming language which has relevance to business

applications. Includes language theory and programming logic as well as implementation.

May be repeated if topic differs.


3123. Database Design and Management 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

An examination of database management systems and their applications in business.

Emphasis is placed on design, consideration of the end-user, and management of databases.

There will be extensive hands-on use of a microcomputer-based database package.


3133. Business Systems Analysis 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: MIS 3003 and majoring or minoring in Management Information Systems.

Study of the analysis phase of the system development life cycle. Emphasis is placed on

feasibility studies, requirement analysis, human factors, and preliminary design.

Diagramming techniques and CASE tools, and team presentations will be studied and/or



3163. Project Management 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

Practical approach to business problem solving through the actual implementation of a

software product. Includes study of project management tools and techniques necessary to

plan, staff, organize, direct, and control the development of computer-based information



3203. Electronic Commerce 3 (3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 3003 or concurrent enrollment.

This course will explore business uses of the tools and technologies needed for Electronic

Commerce. Topics include business concepts, opportunities, challenges, and strategies that

surround the emergence of electronic commerce. Problems related to the impact of electronic

commerce such as social issues, risk, security, authentication, encryption, privacy, and

methodologies will be discussed.


3303. Networking and Telecommunications 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: MIS 3003 and majoring or minoring in Management Information Systems.

Telecommunication applications and regulating environment as they apply to business.

An introduction to the technical aspects of current telecommunications technology and the

managerial aspects of telecommunications in business organizations.


4113. Web Application Development 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 3113 or consent of the instructor.

An extended introduction to dynamic web application design including advanced

programming logic and implementation using server-side scripting language. The course will

provide instruction in the advanced manipulation of data and the programming of

sophisticated data-intensive applications. In this course emphasis will be placed on

developing web-based business applications. Major topics covered include interface design,

database access, web service concepts, and programming management.


4143. Business Systems Design and Implementation 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or higher in MIS 3123 and 3133.

Study of the design and implementation phases of the system development life cycle.

Emphasis is placed on detailed, physical design of a system and its implementation in a

microcomputer environment. Students will work in a team environment to develop a

prototype computer-based system for a client, either real or hypothetical.


4153. Data Mining and Business Intelligence 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: MIS 3003 and BUAD 3033, or consent of the instructor.

This course provides an introduction to business intelligence concepts, methods, tools,

and applications. Using SAS on-demand analytics software, students will apply business

intelligence models on large datasets and make business decisions based on the analysis



4323. Business Network Design 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 3303.

This course explores the telecommunication technologies used in wide area networks.

Technologies such as frame relay, ATM, TCP/IP, and voice over IP will be studied. The role

of the common carriers will also be discussed. Secure network traffic over TCP/IP and other

security topics will be included.


4333. Advanced Database Design 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: MIS 3123.

This course will allow faculty and students to explore emerging technologies and

concepts within systems development including, but not limited to, data warehousing, data

mining, knowledge management (KM), and other technologies necessary to facilitate the

successful implementation of electronic business functions (e.g., e-commerce) and other

enterprise systems.


4551, 4552, 4553. Independent Study in MIS 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the chair.

May be repeated with different content.


4663. Special Topics in Management Information Systems 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: Management Information Systems major or minor, or consent of the


Topics vary. May be repeated with different content.


4893. Internship in Management Information Systems 3(3-0)

Prerequisites: See requirements under Internship Programs in Requirements for Majors

in Business Administration, page 111.

Field experience in selected areas of information systems with local enterprises and

agencies. May be repeated once. Must be approved with all paperwork completed prior to

registration. Total hours granted for internships in all areas of business administration may

not exceed six hours of credit.