Information Systems Projected Schedule

Updated: 05/24/2017 11:41

Face-to-face hours are PM unless otherwise noted. This schedule is only for reference. Actual offerings may be different. Click links for course description, instructors, actual dates, and more.

Course Number Course Name Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
INFA 300 Introduction to Analytics

INFA 300 - Introduction to Analytics

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Probability & Statistics (MATH 280)

This course leads students through the foundational concepts, methods and concerns related to the practice of information / data analysis from the posing of questions needing answers to gathering the data, generating statistics, analyzing the results, formulating answers to the questions, and reporting those answers. Course topics include defining clear, accurate and actionable research questions and the answers, selecting data and methods; generating relevant statistics and reporting the story the data tells regarding the questions and the sought-after answers using basic tools such as those intrinsic to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

Online Online Online Online Online Online Online
INFA 350 Data Visualization and Manipulation

INFA 350 - Data Visualization and Manipulation

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Analytics (INFA 300); Technical Communication (MIS 320)

This course introduces students to the discipline of data manipulation and visualization in the context of information analysis as science, an art and a practice. This course explores these topics: the theoretical foundations of the discipline, common artistic design approaches, proven practical methods in relation to the analysis, understanding and depiction of the results of mathematical analysis of information, the relationship of visualization and data manipulation methods to fields of study, cultures of practice and the archiving of analytical work for future use.

Online Online Online Online
INFA 415 Information Analytics Architecture

INFA 415 - Information Analytics Architecture

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Database Management Systems (COMP 281); Introduction to Analytics (INFA 300)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to design and implement data gathering processes and information analytics architectures within data warehousing environments appropriate for supporting data mining and information analytics modeling applicable to the solving of typical operational, supply and demand problems encountered by organizations. Learning will be supported by relevant texts, lectures, research papers, collaboration sessions and projects, both individual and team-based.

Online Online Online
INFA 420 Information Modeling

INFA 420 - Information Modeling

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Analytics (INFA 300)

This course leads students through an exploratory tour of the primary information models used in providing executive and management decision support for an organization. Typical functional areas of organizations are included, such as marketing, finance, and operations regarding management and executive decision making necessary for the successful current and future operation of typical organizations. Concurrent to studying a variety of applicable information models, students learn to apply the specific software technologies based on these models, such as expert systems, neural networks, graphical/visual interfaces, learning systems, data mining techniques, and decision analysis methodologies.

Online Online Online Online
ISPM 320 Requirements & Testing

ISPM 320 - Requirements & Testing

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Systems Analysis and Design (MIS 400)

This course introduces students to the concepts, methods and approaches involved in the process of requirements analysis and testing, in the context of the five necessary procedures that comprise the process of confirming requirements for a new or upgraded information system: requirements elicitation analysis, specification, verification and management.

Online Online Online
ISPM 450 Advanced Project Management

ISPM 450 - Advanced Project Management

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Information Technology Project Management (ITEC 430)

This course focuses on knowledge, understanding and skills related to building competencies in overseeing the architecture, design, and implementation of software systems. Specific topics include agile software development practices, planning and governance of large projects, identification, assessment and management of current and emerging information technologies, and the application of project management tools for software architecture, project communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control in managing the software development life cycle.

Online Online Online Online
MIS 200 Management Information Systems

MIS 200 - Management Information Systems

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Learning Strategies (PF 321). Not open to students with credit for MIS/ITEC 300.

The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology in a business enterprise. These fundamentals are business concepts in which the influence of information technology has caused change or brought about new concepts. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the managerial issues that are relevant to usage of computers. The student will be given problems isolating these issues and will be asked to propose solutions with alternatives.

Online Online Online Online Online Online Online
MIS 310 Information Systems Architecture and Technology

MIS 310 - Information Systems Architecture and Technology

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): College Writing (WRIT 120). Not open to students with credit for ITEC 310.

This course provides a conceptual survey of general systems theory followed by a conceptual and technological survey of the structure of distributed information systems architectures, operating systems, network operating systems, peripheral technology and user interfaces. Interoperability between these architectural components will be explored and current technology and trends in each architectural element will be reviewed. This course will de-emphasize, although not ignore, mainframe architectures in favor of information architectures more applicable to client/server computing. The various interacting categories of client/server computing as well as the benefits and implications of such a system will be fully explored.

Online/ Tue 6:00 Online Online Online Online Online Online
MIS 330 System Integration Concepts and Practices

MIS 330 - System Integration Concepts and Practices

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Information Systems Architecture and Technology (MIS 310).

Systems integration permeates the information management landscape, operating conceptually on three levels: the strategy of achieving enterprise-level information systems (IS) integration, the process at the IS department-level to achieve integration and the selection of technologies needed to achieve integration. This course examines these levels of systems integration, emphasizing realistic solutions, guidelines, and practices, through a hands-on approach.

Online Online Online Online
MIS 360 Enterprise-Wide Electronic Commerce

MIS 360 - Enterprise-Wide Electronic Commerce

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Information Systems Architecture and Technology (MIS 310).

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with current and emerging business processes that utilize electronic data transmission technologies including the Internet. Topics will include network and Internet technology for business advantage, enterprise-wide business functions and processes, re-engineering of legacy processes through electronic commerce, and Internet-based business-to-consumer business ventures. Social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce are reviewed. The purpose of this course is to educate a new generation of managers, planners and analysts of the realities and potential for electronic commerce.

Online Online Online Online
MIS 400 System Analysis and Design

MIS 400 - System Analysis and Design

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Information Systems Architecture and Technology (MIS 310).

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), tools and methods. The course is centered on evaluating existing business processes and choosing a system development methodology to improve upon it. Emphasis will be on analyzing, modeling and designing processes that improve business processes through the deployment of information technology. It will also emphasize the factors for effective communication and integration with users and user systems. It encourages interpersonal skill development with clients, end-users, team members and others associated with development, operation and maintenance of systems.

Online Online Online/ Tue 6:00 Online Online Online/ Tue 6:00 Online
MIS 495 MIS Capstone

MIS 495 - MIS Capstone

Credit Hour(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): Systems Analysis and Design (MIS 400), Quantitative Methods & Analysis (MIS 478) or Statistical Concepts (MATH 215) or Probability and Statistics (MATH 380), Database Management Systems (COMP/ITEC/MIS 380 or COMP 281) and Senior standing.

The capstone course will encompass and consolidate all of the concepts covered in the MIS curriculum. In this course, students will manage an Information Systems project, design an appropriate database and incorporate both LAN and Web-based distributed information solution to support a business process, effectively document the system and incorporate elements of the general education into a successfully implemented information systems solution.

Online/ Tue 6:00 Online/ Tue 6:00 Online/ Tue 6:00 Online/ Tue 6:00 Online/ Tue 6:00 Online/ Tue 6:00 Online/ Tue 6:00