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INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)
Head: Professor Charles Sox, Office: 304 Alston Hall
MIS 510 Principles of Systems Development. Three hours.
Prerequisites: AC 489 and admission into the MMA program.
The role of accountants and auditors in the design, development, and operations of management information systems is addressed.
MIS 511 Management Information Systems. Two hours.
Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program.
Motivation for, construction of, and application of MIS. Topics include IS strategic alignment, information intensive business processes, and decision making. Business analysis techniques are emphasized for systems such as TPS, e-business, management reporting systems, and data warehouses.
MIS 514 Information Technology Boot Camp. Three hours.
In-depth treatment of software engineering techniques for information systems business solutions.
MIS 516 Practicum. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 514.
Experiential learning in a dual-coached, commercial IS environment reporting to faculty and organizational management. Projects started during the practicum continue through the remainder of the program.
MIS 520 Systems Analysis and Design. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 511.
Techniques and methodologies of systems analysis and design are introduced, including conducting project scoping, requirements elicitation, requirements definition, and operations specifications.
MIS 525 Information Systems Project Management. Three hours.
Prerequisites: MIS 514 and admission to the MBA/MIS program.
Corequisite: MIS 520.
Techniques and methodologies of project level scoping, staffing, planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling the development of value-added information technology business solutions on time and within budget.
MIS 527 Emerging Information Technologies Seminar. Three hours.
Prerequisites: MIS 516 and admission to the MBA/MIS program.
Corequisite: MIS 520.
Exploration of the capabilities, potential uses, constraints, value and implications of emerging information technologies through analytical methods, measurement, and evaluation.
MIS 530 Systems Development and Implementation. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 520.
Techniques and methodologies of project-level systems development and delivery are introduced including interface design, platform constraints, application architecture, testing, quality control, security, and performance evaluation.
MIS 535 Information Systems Consulting. Three hours.
Prerequisites: MIS 520 and MIS 525.
Corequisites: MIS 530.
Techniques and methodologies in client relationship management, proposal development, scope negotiation, component-based costing, knowledge management, software module and deliverable integration, systems deployment, and change management.
MIS 540 Database Design, Construction, and Operations. Three
MIS 697 Special Topics. Variable credit.
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