Management Information Systems (MISM)

MISM 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

MISM 2301. Management Information Systems. 4 Hours.

Explores how a wide range of enterprises around the world use information and information technology to create better-managed, more innovative, and successful organizations. The twenty-first-century enterprise runs on information, and every part of the business has been transformed by the use of information technology. Today’s business leaders, therefore, must have ready access to timely, accurate, and relevant information to manage effectively in the global economy. Prereq. Business majors and combined majors only.

MISM 2309. Management Information Systems. 4 Hours.

Does not count as credit for business majors. Counts as MISM 2301 for business minors only. Prereq. Nonbusiness majors only.

MISM 2510. Fundamentals of Information Analytics. 4 Hours.

Focuses on information analytics concepts and techniques needed by educated information analysts, designers, and consumers to lead organizations in the contemporary information age. Includes concepts, techniques, methods, and strategies for the entire information life cycle—collection, organization, exploration, analysis, manipulation, visualization, interpretation, and presentation of information for business. Each of these topics is introduced with real-world examples and data sets, grounded in relevant theory and principles, and is reinforced using various user-friendly software tools to gain the necessary analytical skills and knowledge.

MISM 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

MISM 3305. Information Resource Management. 4 Hours.

Examines how information technology is used to support the functional areas of business (finance, accounting, marketing, manufacturing, and human resource management) to achieve business results (creating new products and services, redesigning business operations, and altering relations with customers and suppliers to achieve competitive advantage). Offers students an opportunity to understand the business issues involved in investing in new technologies. Prereq. CS 2510 (with a grade of C–), ECON 2350, IS 3500, MATH 2280, MATH 3081, MGSC 1201, MGSC 2301, MISM 2301, or POLS 2400; restricted to business majors and combined majors, to information science majors, and to computer science/information science combined majors.

MISM 3403. Data Management in the Enterprise. 4 Hours.

Offers students an introduction to and overview of the methodological frameworks and tool sets for the design, development, and implementation of data-management solutions. Today, almost no aspect of business operates without a strong reliance on the flow of information. Even small enterprises track huge volumes of data, from sales transactions and supply chain activities to Web site traffic. Knowledge workers and managers at all levels within the organization require an understanding of data management, database design and operations, and associated decision-support and data-analysis tools and systems to complete even day-to-day tasks. Offers students an opportunity to work hands-on, applying these methods and tools to solve actual business problems. Prereq. (a) CS 2510 (with a grade of C–), IS 3500, or MISM 2301 and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102; business majors and combined majors only.

MISM 3404. Data Communications. 4 Hours.

Introduces data communications concepts and terminology, network design and architecture, distributed information systems, and security within a business systems environment. The modern enterprise relies on being able to get information to where it is needed quickly, accurately, and securely. From the instantaneous global reach of the Internet, to mobile wireless devices, to multimedia communication, innovations in data communication have directly changed the way business is done today. Explores key emerging technologies such as Web services and Web 2.0, service-oriented architecture, wireless and mobile communication, and multimedia networking. Prereq. (a) CS 2510 (with a grade of C–), ECON 2350, IS 3500, MATH 2280, MATH 3081, MGSC 1201, MGSC 2301, MISM 2301, or POLS 2400 and (b) sophomore standing or above; business majors and combined majors only.

MISM 3406. Introduction to Web Design, Practices, and Standards. 4 Hours.

Seeks to equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to design, evaluate, and build websites. Offers a hands-on and lab-based course in which students have an opportunity to develop websites for small businesses, including nonprofits and for-profit entities. Studies accessibility tools and standards. Students participate in the analysis of a specific Web practice/service/technology that is relevant for improving the performance and/or security of websites. Uses Web development software for the labs. Each student is expected to have his or her laptop for this course. Prior programming skill is not required. Prereq. MISM 2301 or permission of instructor; business majors and combined majors only.

MISM 3501. Information Visualization for Business. 4 Hours.

Introduces the use of design, interaction, and visualization techniques and strategies to support the effective presentation and manipulation of business information. Based on principles from art, design, psychology, and information science, offers students opportunities to learn how to successfully choose appropriate methods of representing various kinds of business data to support analysis, decision making, and communication to organizational stakeholders. Prereq. Sophomore standing or above.

MISM 3515. Data Mining for Business. 4 Hours.

Covers key concepts, techniques, methods, and applications of data mining in the context of business. Offers students opportunities to learn how to distill key insights from a large amount of unknown data, which techniques to choose from, how to apply the techniques and methods to get the answer and insights from the data, and how to interpret the results from the analysis. Example predictive analysis techniques include market basket analysis and principle component analysis. Covers all techniques using business examples and user-friendly tools. Prereq. ECON 2350, MATH 2280, MATH 3081, MGSC 2301, or POLS 2400.

MISM 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

MISM 4501. Business Systems Integration. 4 Hours.

Examines significant improvements to business performance, which can be achieved through sharing information within the enterprise and with customers and suppliers. Realizing the full business benefits of shared information requires changing processes and organizational structures. This team- and project-based course offers students an opportunity to design and implement these strategies and to examine significant improvements to business performance. Prereq. (a) MISM 3403, IS 3500, or CS 2510 (the latter with a grade of C–) and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102 and (c) junior or senior standing; restricted to business majors and combined majors and to information science majors.

MISM 4512. Special Topics in Information Technology Management. 4 Hours.

Examines various contemporary issues in information technology management. Topics may include wireless technologies for business; the emergence of global information systems; collaborative implementation; and others. Prereq. Business majors and combined majors only.

MISM 4970. Junior/Senior Honors Project 1. 4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project. Prereq. Business majors and combined majors only.

MISM 4971. Junior/Senior Honors Project 2. 4 Hours.

Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Prereq. MISM 4970; business majors and combined majors only.

MISM 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

MISM 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Allows students who have received approval to undertake independent study in lieu of any course required in the various concentrations. Students present proposals to an Independent Studies Committee for evaluation and approval. Every proposal requires a detailed outline of the objectives and plan of study and must be accompanied by a supporting statement from the supervising faculty member under whose direction the study takes place. A copy of the final report prepared by the student is presented to the appropriate Independent Studies Committee. Further information about the Independent Studies Program can be obtained from concentration coordinators.