Management Information Systems (MIS)


2113 Computer-Based Information Systems. Prerequisite: undergraduate major in business, B AD1001. Covers theory and practice for design and use of computer-based information systems in organizations. Project work includes using a relational database and designing a personal web page. Students demonstrate their ability to use a personal computer for word-processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications by passing a competency exam. (F, Sp, Su)

2970 Special Topics/Seminar. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

3013 Introduction to Programming. Prerequisite: 2113 and junior standing. Introduce the basic principles of programming and design. Topics covered are language syntax, algorithm, development, logic structures, arrays and math function. (F, Sp)

3033 Non-Procedural Programming Languages. Prerequisite: student must be approved for degree candidacy by Price College, 2013 or 3013; and 3353 or concurrent enrollment. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Various emerging programming languages and tools relevant to MIS applications. The basic syntax, code construction, and object-oriented programming concepts and the business use of programming languages will be covered. Possible languages could include Visual Basic in the .Net framework, Java, and C#. (F, Sp)

3043 Topics in Advanced Non-Procedural Programming. Prerequisite: 3033 and junior standing, or permission. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. An intensive second course in programming and design using non-procedural languages and techniques. (F, Sp, Su)

3213 Business Data Analysis. Prerequisite: student must have been approved for degree candidacy by Price College. This course will cover the use of end user computing tools such as spreadsheets to analyze various business problems. Examples will come from application areas of business including finance, accounting, marketing and management. The course will introduce fundamental principles of business analysis and computer programming to develop solutions. (F, Sp)

3223 Financial Data Modeling. Prerequisite: student must have been approved for degree candidacy by Price College; FIN 3303 or concurrent enrollment, or permission. Covers the use of MS Excel as an end-user computing tool to analyze financial models. Much of course deals with Visual Basic for applications and Excel macros, so student should expect a heavy dose of computer programming. Students may not receive credit for both 3213 and 3223. (F, Sp)

3353 Accounting Information Systems/Databases (Crosslisted with Accounting 3353). Prerequisite: Student must be approved for degree candidacy by Price College, or permission. A study of the structure, flow and use of financial and non-financial data in computer-based environments with a heavy emphasis on ensuring data integrity. Conceptual data modeling using business rules, normalization, structured query language (SQL), and physical database design and data administration. Course includes cross-functional team project with phased deliverables. (F, Sp)

3363 Information Systems Infrastructure. Prerequisite: 2113. Study of information system architecture including networks, processors, clients, operating systems, middleware, database management systems, information warehouses, groupware, EDI, DSS, systems management, interoperability, benchmarking, security, and disaster protection. The focus in to enable the student to understand, design, and analyze current and proposed information technology configurations. (F, Sp)

3373 Systems Analysis and Design Theory. Prerequisite: 3353 or permission. A study of the structure and application of tools, technologies, and models for analyzing, designing, and evaluating information systems. Topics include: case tools, structured analysis, I/O design, rapid application development, simulation models, prototyping, human factors, alternatives, cost/benefit analysis, recommendations for a new system, implementation and post-evaluation. (F, Sp)

3383 Electronic Business. Prerequisite: Student must be approved for degree candidacy by Price College or permission. The application of information technology in enabling business processes (e.g., supply chain management and customer relationship management) across business enterprises. The course will cover applicable business domains as well as enabling technological infrastructures and functional software technologies. (F, Sp)

3960 Honors Reading. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted honors candidate to study materials not usually presented in regular courses. (F, Sp)

3970 Honors Seminar. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Subjects covered vary. Deals with concepts not usually treated in regular courses. (Irreg.)

3980 Honors Research. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted honors candidate to work at a special project in the studentís field. (F, Sp)

3990 Independent Study. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

4363 Business Infrastructure and Cyber Security (Crosslisted with B AD 4363). Prerequisites: junior standing, senior standing, or graduate standing; MIS 2113; MGT 3013; MKT 3013; LS 3323; FIN 3303. Focuses on the foundation concepts necessary to gain an understanding of the industry, data communications and telecommunications networks and cyber security concepts. By the end of the course you will be able to explain how networks such as the Internet move messages from one computer to another through different hardware and software components. Also, you will be able to identify components of cyber security relevant to any industry. Key topic areas of the course are: OSI and Internet network models, Standards & Protocols, Business Infrastructure Design (LAN, WLAN, Backbone Networks, WAN, Connection to the Internet), Cyber Security Concepts, Basic technical and managerial aspects of business infrastructure, Practitioners concerns and perspectives. (Fa, Sp)

4433 Project Management. Prerequisite: FIN 3303; MGT 3013; MKT 3013 and L S 3323. Presents the technical, managerial and organizational concepts and tactics associated with managing software development and/or acquisition projects. A project management software tool will be introduced and used at a very basic level. (Irreg.)

4443 Advanced Database Management. Prerequisite: 3353. Advanced topics in database design and management such as data administration, security, multi-user access, file organization, and backup and recovery procedures. (F, Sp)

4453 Technology Management. Prerequisite: Student must be approved for degree candidacy by Price College, all 3000-level Business core courses, or be upper-division student in the College of Engineering. This course examines current issues and approaches to the management of technology. Using case studies, assigned readings and class discussions, students will examine the complexity of issues involved in the management of technology. An underlying theme of this course is that the successful management of technology rest on understanding of a number of issues, including the nature of competition, the interaction of new technologies with existing technologies, the evolution of markets and the processes through which organizations generate and absorb technological innovations. (F, Sp)

4663 MIS Field Project. Prerequisite: MIS 3033, MIS 3373, MIS 3383 or permission. Involves a field project for a client-business firm or other organization. Students will work closely with their client; perform an analysis, provide design alternatives, evaluate alternatives, develop and demonstrate a working model (prototype) of a part of the system, prepare a recommendation, and make a formal presentation to their client. (F, Sp)

4710 Topics in Management Information Systems. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 2113, 3013 or 3033, or permission. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Topics may include any MIS related area; offered at the request of a faculty member with division approval. (Irreg.)

4722 Information Security. (Slashlisted with 5722) Prerequisite: MIS 3013; MGT 3013; MKT 3013; LS 3323; FIN 3303. The course covers the essentials of information security using a hands-on approach. Students will learn how computer security breaches occur and apply concepts learned in an isolated lab environment. No student may earn credit for both 4722 and 5722. (F, Sp)

4960 Directed Reading in Management Information Systems. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: 2113, 3013 or 3033, or permission. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Topics in the management of information systems. (F, Sp, Su)

4970 Special Topics/Seminar. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

4990 Independent Study. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

G5303 E-Business Architectures. Prerequisite: MIS 5602. A study of the basic concepts of telecommunications and distribution processing and their applications to e-business. Focus is on managerial issues related to telecommunications. (Irreg.)

G5423 Expert Systems/Artificial Intelligence. (Slashlisted with 4423). Prerequisite: 5003 or B AD 5153. A study of the use of expert systems and artificial intelligence. Topics include what-if analysis, knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence models, and management science models. Students design, build and evaluate actual expert systems and write a paper. No student may earn credit for both 4423 and 5423. (Irreg.)

G5602 Management Information Systems. Prerequisite: graduate standing. This course examines the role of information technology, and its management, in supporting an organization’s (internally- and externally-focused) operations and strategies. Particular attention is given to issues associated with the funding and building of business and technology architectures to enable efficient, effective, and adaptable operational, tactical and strategic actions. (Irreg.)

G5603 Advanced Database Management. Prerequisite: 5003, 5113. Covers the principles of design, use, and management of database technology including data warehouses from a manager's perspective. Involves a number of exercises using a multi-user relational database management system and associated tools to address typical business problems. (F)

G5612 Database Design and Administration. Prerequisite: graduate standing. This course is concerned with the design and governance of organizational data and its use. In this module, students will learn about the roles of database designers and administrators. Along the way, students will learn about the modeling techniques used by database designers to develop organizational databases and the standard language used to interface with databases. (Irreg.)

G5622 System Analysis and Design. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 5612. System analysis and design is concerned with bringing all of a system’s components together: data, software, hardware, people, procedures, etc. The student will learn about the roles of systems analysts during systems development. In particular, this course focuses on the analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of information systems. Along the way, students will learn about the tools, techniques, and methodologies used by analysts to develop information systems in organizations. (Irreg.)

G5632 Technology and Innovation Management. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 5602. Examines current issues and approaches to the management of technological innovation. Using case studies, assigned readings and class discussions, students will examine the complexity of issues involved in the management of technological innovation. An underlying theme of this course is that the successful management of technological innovation rests on an understanding of a number of issues, including the nature of competition, the interaction of new technologies with existing technologies, the evolution of markets and the processes through which organizations generate and absorb technological innovations. (Irreg.)

G5642 Information Technology Management. Prerequisite: MIS 5602 or 5622, and graduate standing. Examines current issues and approaches to the management of information technology. Using case studies, assigned readings and class discussions, students will examine the complexity of issues involved in the management of IT. The underlying theme of this course is that it is deeply intertwined with every aspect of organizations and that effective management of IT requires a deep understanding of the internal and external aspects of organizations. The course will draw upon concepts in strategy, organization behavior and management to address issues in the effective management of IT. (Irreg.)

G5652 Knowledge Management in Organizations. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Study of knowledge management from a variety of perspectives-historical, social, technical, managerial. Review of problems, opportunities, and events providing the impetus for focus on knowledge management. Explores various technologies that support knowledge management. Consideration of the social implications of knowledge management. However, our focus will be on the three critical elements in knowledge management-people, processes, and technology. Explores practices entailed in developing a knowledge infrastructure, valuing knowledge assets, managing the interaction of knowledge and people, leveraging teams, knowledge across organizations, managing people to facilitate effective knowledge sharing and use. (Irreg.)

G5662 Project Management. Prerequisite: MIS 5602 or MIS 5622 and graduate standing. Focus on managing projects, including their implementation within an organization. A project is a complex, non-routine, one-time effort limited by time, budget, resources, and performance specifications designed to meet customer needs. The characteristics make project management a particularly challenging management task. Project management concepts apply to many other types of organizational activities, e.g., managing task forces and committees. Planning, organizing, staffing and controlling projects require traditional management skills, an understanding of quality assurance techniques, and an appreciation of the unique challenges of managing projects. (Irreg.)

G5672 IT-Enabled Business Processes. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 5602. Covers the business strategies and the technologies associated with the B2B space and the crucial role served by business processes in enabling business-to-business interaction. At the end of the course the students should understand the key issues and trends regarding B2B and business process strategies; As a consequence, the students should be able to contribute to the resolution of associated strategic and tactical decisions and to learn more about these issues on their own. (Irreg.)

G5682 Business Data Analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Surveys analysis tools available in Excel relevant to business decision-making. The objective of the course is to be aware and comfortable with analytical techniques used for knowledge discovery, and to understand the power and potential of these tools in business settings. Also examines illustrations and applications across different functional areas. (Irreg.)

G5692 E-Business Architecture. Prerequisite: MIS 5602 or MIS 5622 and graduate standing in Price College of Business. Introduces students to enterprise systems and provides an overview of the managerial and technical issues in planning, designing, implementing, and extending enterprise system and technologies. Focus of the course is managerial with some technical content and several hand-on exercises involving enterprise software from the industry leader SAP. (Irreg.)

G5712 Advanced Financial Data Modeling. Prerequisite: graduate standing, MIS 5602 and FIN 5312 or permission of instructor. An MIS course designed for students wishing to develop models in finance. Much of the course will involve developing and writing computer programs for spreadsheets. Develop models for financial planning, financial statement modeling, stock portfolio analysis and financial options using Excel VBA. (Sp)

G5722 Information Security. (Slashlisted with 4722) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. The course covers the essentials of information security using a hands-on approach. Students will learn how computer security breaches occur and apply concepts learned in an isolated lab environment. No student may earn credit for both 4722 and 5722. (F)

G5732 Management of Business Intelligence. Prerequisite: graduate standing, MIS 5602 and MIS 5612, or permission of instructor. This course will adopt a managerial perspective to recognizing the role of Business Intelligence and provide practical hands-on experience. Course sessions will help students understand how organizations could develop strategies to discover patterns in data and use this to compete in the global marketplace. (Sp)

G5742 Data Science and Analytics. Prerequisite: graduate standing, MIS 5602 and MIS 5612, or permission of instructor. Students will compare and experience data science tools along with the newer tools and methods of analytics, with the goal of becoming knowledgeable in both sets of tools. (Sp)

G5772 Principles of Data Warehousing. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 5612. Covers the fundamentals of developing and using a data warehouse. Students will learn to develop requirements, create a dimensional model and generate population and maintenance plans for a warehouse. Students will also learn to manipulate the data in the warehouse for update, maintenance and data extraction. The tools students will use are SQL and SAS. May also include demonstrations by various industry partners of other major warehouse products. (Irreg.)

G5782 Advanced Database Management. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 5612. Builds on concepts—related to database design and systems analysis—learned in the respective introductory MIS courses. Initially, the focus is on providing a deeper understanding of the relational database model. Later, the focus shifts to integrating relational databases with the web. A central experiential element includes the design and development of web-enabled databases. Various tools such as HTML, SQL, and ASP (based on VBScript) will be reviewed and hands-on experience will be provided. Some exposure to ASP.net and XML will also be included. Students must have a basic understanding of course database concepts including ERDS and Database design. Basic knowledge of SQL and HTML is helpful for understanding the concepts. (Irreg.)

G5792 Systems Architecture and Design. Prerequisite: graduate standing and 5622. Simulation of the real-world experience of a computer-based information system creation project. Students work as teams to deepen and refine their skills by undertaking a field project. The project is in an actual organization to carry out the analysis and design project specified by the client. Clients are functional managers or information systems personnel with responsibility for the problem area. Students are expected to demonstrate a high level of professional performance, appearance, demeanor, and courtesy when working with clients. (Irreg.)

G5960 Directed Readings. Prerequisite: graduate standing. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. Topics in management information systems. (Irreg.)

G5970 Special Topics/Seminar. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

G5973 Topics in Information Systems. Prerequisite: 5003. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit twelve hours. A study of current research and practice in information technology. (Irreg.)

G5980 Research for Master's Thesis. Prerequisite: MIS 5622 and instructor permission, graduate standing. Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, three hours. Acquaints students with the research process. Students propose research project, and then conduct the research including but not limited to, performing a literature review, collecting and analyzing data, and writing the thesis prior to the end of the semester. (F, Sp)

G5990 Independent Study. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

G5993 System Design and Implementation. Prerequisite: MIS 5612 and MIS 5622 and permission. Course has several diverse and sometimes apparently conflicting objectives: (1) reinforce, integrate and apply the knowledge and skills covered in the MIS curriculum, (2) develop additional skills needed for the analysis and design of an actual computer-based system with a client, and (3) deliver a useful project to the client. (Irreg.)

G6713 Cognition and Decision Making in Management Information Systems. Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Ph.D. seminar addressing issues of cognition and decision making in information technology enabled settings. The course focuses on these issues in an organizational setting and considers cognition and decision making at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics may include: fundamental theories of cognition and decision making; technology support and influence on decision making and cognition; mechanisms to coordinate cognition across individuals, groups and organizations. (Irreg.)

G6723 Managing Technological Innovation and Use. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines theory and research on how individuals and organizations identify appropriate technologies, decide to invest in these technologies, and are able to successfully adopt and embed these technologies within work behaviors/processes. (Sp)

G6733 Governance and Control. Prerequisite: PhD program, Price College of Business. Examines theories and empirical research regarding the governance and control (G&C) in organizations, with special attention to the role of technology in G&C equations. The assigned readings sample the arena of governance and control and should provide students with the range of topics that are informed and influenced by the arena as well as exposure to the state-of-the-art in theory and empirics of governance and control. (Irreg.)

G6743 Computer-Mediated Communication and Decision Making. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Examines theories and research on how communication and decision making are increasingly being mediated through information technologies. Behaviors by individuals, within groups, and within and across organizations will be studied. (Su)

G6753 The Science and Analytics of Human-Technology Interactions. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. Attention will be focused on research relating to interactions between Humans and Information Technology (IT) artifacts, to identify facets that make these interactions productive and enjoyable. The course goals will be to get familiar on the theory foundations that help the science of HTI, become skilled in the use of data analytics tools, and complete a limited research study. Class discussions will span a broad range of topics that include among others, the science of human-technology interactions, visualization of data, designs of visual displays, support for employee’s learning of IT, and gamification of HTI interactions. (F)

G6950 Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Electrical and Computer Engineering. May be repeated; maximum credit 24 hours. Research in electrical and computer engineering occurring prior to the General Examination. (F, Sp, Su)

G6960 Directed Readings in MIS. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated as needed by Ph.D. students; maximum credit twelve hours. A study of current research and practice in information technology. (F, Sp, Su)

G6970 Special Topics/Seminar. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or research and field projects. (Irreg.)

G6973 Seminar in Management Information Systems. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Covers topics from current research in information systems. May be repeated three times with change of content. (Irreg.) 

G6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Research for doctoral dissertation. (F, Sp, Su)

G6990 Indepenent Study. 1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)



Updated: April 13, 2014