MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES

MISM 3301. Information Technology Hardware - This course is designed to prepare an individual to be a computer technician. It provides the skills and knowledge to maintain and repair personal computers. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 3303. Information Systems Theory and Practice - This course provides an understanding of organizational systems, planning, and decision process, and how information is used for decision support in organizations. It covers quality and decision theory, information theory, and practice essential for providing viable information to the organization. It outlines the concepts of IS for competitive advantage, data as a resource, IS and IT planning, re-engineering, project management and development of systems, and end-user computing.
Prerequisites: COSC 2311.

MISM 3304. Information Technology Operating Systems - This course is designed for students desiring to install and maintain a client operating system installed on a personal computer These operating systems include MS-DOS and Windows Operating Systems. Prerequisites: COSC 231. Fee: $50.

MISM 3307. Web Design - Students will learn how to analyze information and apply graphic design techniques to develop effective, pleasing and useful web sites. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 3314. Advanced Computer Applications - Students will improve their skills as knowledge workers through effective and efficient use of integrated software suites (word processing spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics) and through creating and maintaining web pages. Information technologies will be applied to problem situations by the design and use of small information systems for individuals and groups. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 3318. Electronic Commerce - Students will investigate current and emerging electronic commerce technologies using the Internet. Topics include Internet technology for business advantage; managing electronic commerce funds transfer; reinventing the future of business

COURSE OFFERINGS 274 Course Offerings through electronic commerce; business opportunities in electronic commerce; Web design for electronic commerce; social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce; and business plans for technology ventures. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 3325. Cyberlife - This class examines the Internet by introducing students to some of its major components: e-mail, file transfer protocol, browsers, service connectivity and troubleshooting, news groups, list servers, and the World Wide Web. Students are required to search the World Wide Web to find information on Internet issues, and understand the ramifications of the Internet on their personal and professional lives. Prerequisite: COSC 2311.

MISM 3327. Computer Networking
- This course is intended to serve the needs of professionals who are interested in mastering broad, vendor-independent, networking concepts. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 3329. Internet and Online Technologies - This course targets individuals interested in the technical knowledge that would allow them to pursue a a variety of Internet related careers. The course is specifically designed to prepare individuals for entry level Internet and e-commerce positions. Maintenance of Internet, Intranet, and Extranet infrastructure and services, and development of Web related applications are included. The course will help individuals enter into the Internet industry and help managers determine a prospective employee’s knowledge and skill level. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 4302. Wireless Information Technology - This course provides a broad survey of wireless communications including in-depth coverage of protocols, transmission methods and IEEE 802.11 standards. Prerequisite: COSC 2311.. Fee: $50.

MISM 4306. Information Systems Security - This course is designed to provide security knowledge mastery of an individual with two years on-the-job networking experience, with emphasis on security. The course covers industry wide topics including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, and operational security. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 4324. Project Management - Based on best practices of project management, the course incorporates universal project principles, and includes important people skills such as conflict resolution, negotiation, communication, team building, leadership and setting and managing expectations. Prerequisites: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 4331. Webmastering - Skill-building in how to use and teach multimedia and video technology to instruct, solve problems and communicate. Fee: $50.

MISM 4340. Digital Graphics - Skill-building in how to use and teach desktop publishing and digital graphics to instruct, solve problems and communicate. Prerequisite: COSC 2311. Fee: $50.

MISM 5306. Management of Information Systems - information systems types, components, technology, and development within an organizational framework including human resource information systems (HRIS), financial information systems (FIS), accounting information systems (AIS), management information systems (MIS), and security information systems (SIS), with emphasis on business problem solving. Principles, vocabulary, and concepts; what a manager needs to know to make effective use of information technology. Prerequisite: BUAD 5300


MISM 5316. Selected Topics in Management of Information Systems - An examination of a topic not covered by other management information systems offerings, or not covered in the Course Offerings 275 same depth. The topics offered will change with the interests of the instructor offering the course and must be approved by the Dean of the School of Business. This course may be repeated once for credit, provided that the two courses cover different topics. This is not a directed reading; rather, it is a provision for covering an important topic that is not currently a permanent part of the catalog. Prerequisite: Approval of the School of Business.

MISM 5329. Information Systems Project Management - Objectives and techniques of planning, organizing, and managing complex information systems development projects, including a study of resources and tools available for scheduling, tracking, and measuring system development productivity. Cases employed to integrate technical and managerial considerations. Prerequisite: MISM 5306.

MISM 5330. Webmastering - Advanced skill-building in how to use and teach multimedia and video technology to instruct, solve problems, and communicate in a business environment. A semester long project is required and must be approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: MISM 5306 and MISM 5331.

MISM 5331. Advanced Microcomputer Applications - Microcomputer utilization through advanced use of integrated software packages, graphics, desktop publishing, the Internet, multimedia, and electronic presentations. Topics also include computer-assisted instruction, computer- managed instruction, and the acquisition of hardware and software. Fee: $50.

MISM 5340. Visual Communication - Examines the advanced use of electronic tools for graphic design desktop publishing and presentation. Skills are further developed while using a variety of associated hardware and software tools. Prerequisites: MISM 5306. Fee: $50.

MISM 5341. Advanced Computer Networking and Data Management - Examines the benefits of using computer networks, the technology associated with them, and how to design, implement, and manage them. A study of the fundamentals of telecommunications, network topologies, network design strategies, and the implementation of networks into organizations, including a semester project allowing students to design a network application. Prerequisites: MISM 5306.