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7.6.10 MANAGEMENT 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 hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 514 or permission of the instructor.
Emphasizes commercial business application of relational DBMS. Topics include semantic data modeling, normalization, process triggers, enterprise integrated, ODBC, n-tier architecture, e-business application, and performance tuning.

MIS 542 Data Communication Design and Construction. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 514 or permission of the instructor.
Advanced data communication design and construction concepts are explored, emphasizing the interaction between DC and software applications including international protocols, e-business, and mobile applications.

MIS 544 Systems Engineering Concepts. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 520 or permission of the instructor.
Advanced systems engineering best practices, including the foundations of architecture-based systems and component-based development.

MIS 560 Enterprise Integration Methods. Three hours.
Introduction to techniques and methodologies of enterprise-level governance, architecture, analysis, design, procurement, integration and deployment.

MIS 562 Enterprise Integration Development. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 560.
Application of techniques and methodologies to develop and deliver enterprise-level business information systems solutions.

MIS 591 Independent Study in Management Information Systems. Three hours.

MIS 592 Internship in Management Information Systems. Three hours.

MIS 597 Special Topics in Management Information Systems. Variable credit.

MIS 598 Research in Management Information Systems. Variable credit.
Open to students nearing completion of coursework for the master's degree. A supervised study and investigation of specific problems in management and management information systems.

MIS 599 Thesis Research in Management Information Systems. Variable credit.

MIS 670 MIS Research Seminar I. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Must be a C&BA PhD student.
The exploration of IS development and delivery research issues. Emphasis is placed on exploring the scientific method, theory building research, and methods of inquiry. Provides a framework for undertaking and evaluating MIS research.

MIS 680 MIS Research Seminar II. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 670.
A continuation of MIS 670 designed to explore empirical testing research and methods used in scholarly IS development and delivery research.

MIS 685 MIS Research Seminar III. Three hours.
Prerequisite: MIS 680.
Examination of recent information systems development and delivery research. After reviewing current research in the area, participants will evaluate the state of IS development research and then draft a research proposal to address a critical research question of interest and merit.
 

MIS 697 Special Topics. Variable credit.

MIS 698 Research in Management Information Systems. Three hours.
Open to students nearing completion of coursework for the PhD degree. A supervised study and investigation of specific problems in management information systems.

MIS 699 Dissertation Research. Variable credit. Three-hour minimum.
 


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