Minors

Information Systems Management Minor

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(15 semester hours)

The Information Systems minor is a 15 hour program designed to provide students a broad understanding of information systems management.  Students learn the basics of telecommunication, business computer applications, database management, and analysis and design of a business system.  The Information Systems minor is a perfect complement to any business degree in today's information-rich society.

Required Courses

ISMN 3040 BUSINESS TELECOM MANAGEMENT

LEC. 3. Pr., ISMN 3140 or MNGT 3140. Voice communications and technology and data communications (LAN, WAN, internet broadband), networks, protocols, standards, legislation and project development and management.

ISMN 3070 BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

LEC. 3. Advanced applications using object oriented, visual languages for faster development. Explores microcomputer- based languages. College of Business Information Technology requirement.

ISMN 3830 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

LEC. 3. Pr., (MNGT 3070 or ISMN 3070). Business applications software in a database environment, complex data, and file structures, systems design consideration of global and distributed databases.

ISMN 4090 ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

LEC. 3. Pr., (MNGT 3830 or ISMN 3830). General systems techniques, development methodologies, database considerations, project planning, and control, system integration.

Elective Courses

ISMN 3080 ADVANCED PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

LEC. 3. Pr., MNGT 3070 or ISMN 3070. Visual and object-oriented business programming languages are introduced and explored. 2.2 GPA required.

ISMN 3140 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

LEC. 2. The fundamental principles of the structure and management of information systems.

ISMN 3840 ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS SYSTEMS

LEC. 3. Pr., P/C, ISMN 3830.The study and application of tools, techniques, and methodologies to analyze, understand, and model business systems.

ISMN 4090 ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

LEC. 3. Pr., (MNGT 3830 or ISMN 3830). General systems techniques, development methodologies, database considerations, project planning, and control, system integration.

ISMN 4850 COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES THROUGH INFORMATION

LEC. 3. Emphasizes how competitive strategies for companies are formulated and implemented using a combination of information technologies.

ISMN 4870 DATABASE SERVER FUNDAMENTALS

LEC. 3. Coreq., ISMN 3830 and MNGT 3830. Database servers as core components of developing n-Tier information technology are discussed. Practical exercise used to demonstrate the process of using QSQL to manage database through data manipulation language and data definition language. Advanced database objects are introduced.

ISMN 4880 MNGT INFO SYSTEMS PROJECTS

LEC. 3. Coreq., ISMN 3830 and MNGT 3830. Synthesizes theory and principles of management information systems (MIS) using real-life, hands-on-projects.

ISMN 4920 INTERNSHIP

AAB/INT. SU. Pr., 2.5 GPA. Approval by departmental intern program committee. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

ISMN 4950 SEMINAR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

SEM. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit hours.

ISMN 5040 ADVANCED BUSINESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS

LEC. 3. Pr., (MNGT 3140 or ISMN 3140). Experienced-based class building on domain knowledge of prerequisites; gives personal and team experience in data communications technology and networks.

ISMN 5280 Information Systems Architecture in the Small and Medium-size Enterprise

ISMN 5270 CURRENT ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ORGS

LEC. 3. This course covers current issues in Information Systems Management and Technology. As such, topics may differ from semester to semester. The objective of the course is to allow students to become familiar with issues such as emerging technologies, information systems and their role in vertical portals, and the role of information systems in industry. Course is designed to enable students to take it twice with subject change. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

ISMN 5370 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

LEC. 3. Tools and techniques of information technology project management including leading project management software.

ISMN 5280 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE IN THE SMALL-AND MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISE

LEC. 3. Pr., (MNGT 3040 or ISMN 3040) and (MNGT 3070 or ISMN 3070). This course is an expose’ into the current business applications of open source software. The course consists of 1) A research component focusing on current trends and practices within the culture of Open Source Software as well as the current and potential impact on business and 2) a hands-on laboratory component in which students explore the application of Open Source Software as a business tool.

ISMN 5290/3 ADVANCED BUSINESS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

LEC. 3. Pr., ISMN 3070

ISMN 5380/3 SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR BUSINESS STRATEGY

LEC. 3. Learn how to use social media as an tool to integrate business processes and enhance business performance. May count either ISMN 5380/5383 or ISMN 6380/6386

ISMN 5390/3 INTEGRATING BUSINESS PROCESSES WITH ERP

LEC. 3. Examination of how integrating business processes in ERP environment promotes strategic alignment and performance gains for an organization. May count either ISMN 5390/5393 or ISMN 6390/6396.

ISMN 5630 CLIENTSIDE INTERNET PGM

LEC. 3. Fundamentals of client-side Internet programming using technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, and XML.

ISMN 5640 SERVERSIDE INTERNET PGM

LEC. Fundamentals of server-side Internet programming using technologies such as PHP, MySQL, and XML.

ISMN 5650 ADVANCED OBJECT-ORIENTED AND INTERNET PROGRAMMING

LEC. 3. Pr., MNGT 3070 Fundamentals of developing object-oriented, component-based and Internet business applications.

ISMN 5670 SECURITY AND INFORMATION ASSURANCE

LEC. 3. This course covers the fundamentals of computer security and information assurance from a management perspective. The student will be exposed to security and information assurance topics such as security policies, confidentiality, and ethics. Organizational issues of security and methodologies for information assurance will be discussed from a managerial perspective.

ISMN 5680 ADVANCED DATA BASE ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

LEC. 3. Pr., MNGT 3830 or ISMN 3830 Key tasks and functions required of a database administrator in a business environment.

ISMN 5690 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

LEC. 3. Introduction to knowledge management and its role in organizational decision-making and learning. Studies of issues related to management, creation, and use of knowledge as well as issues related to system design and implementation.

ISMN 5710/3 INFORMATION RISK ANALYSIS

LEC. 3. In-depth instruction on the range of skills required of persons engaged in the performance of risk analysis functions.

ISMN 5720/3 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

LEC. 3. A managerial and interdisciplinary investigation into the many different business activities done on the Internet including buying and selling products and services, servicing customers, collaborating with stakeholders inside and outside the organization, social networking, and learning, among others. Students will come away with a broad knowledge of electronic commerce and its implications to modern business life and social life. Credit will not be given for both ISMN 5720/5723 and ISMN 6720/6726.

ISMN 5770 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ETHICS

LEC. 3. Pr., (PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1040) and ISMN 3140. Information systems ethics, including: fundamentals; professional and user standards; and issues related to privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property, and software development.

ISMN 5870 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS

LEC. 3. Pr., (ISMN 3830 or BUAL 5650). Key tasks, tools, techniques and methodologies supporting the application of Business Intelligence Systems in organizations, and related management issues.

ISMN 5900 DIRECTED STUDIES

IND. SU. Independent study on current topics in management. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. ISMN 5960 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (3). IND. 3. Independent study investigating current literature in management. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

ISMN 5960 SPECIAL PROBLEMS

IND. 3. Independent study investigating current literature in management. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.