Information Systems (IS) Graduate Course Descriptions
IS 542. Business Statistics.
Numerical and graphical descriptive statistics and inferential procedures. Selected statistical topics with major emphasis on applications in business. 2 credits F.
IS 543. Database Design, Implementation, and Administration.
Entity relationship modeling, normalization, and implementation of utilizing SQL at both server and client side applications. Concurrency control methods and data security management. Prereq.: 250 or equivalent programming course. 3 credits F, S.
IS 544. Information Technology Foundations.
Conceptual foundations of IS, roles of computer-based IS systems in business including strategic competitive uses, global and ethical issues. Prereq.: computer competency, acceptance into MBA program. 2 credits S.
IS 545. Application Program Development III.
Topics in business application program development. Programming languages, development techniques, and development environments. Prereq.: 251. 3 credits DEMAND.
IS 550. IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition.
IT impact on business strategy, capabilities, and value. IT leadership, function to support business, and acquisition. Prereq.: 340 or equivalent course. 3 credits F, S.
IS 551. IT Infrastructure.
IT infrastructure issues such as Internet-based architecture, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure. Prereq.: 250 or equivalent programming course. 3 credits F, S.
IS 554. Decision Support Systems.
Information systems for management decision making. Decision making processes, model base development, and knowledge management. Design, implementation and evaluation of decision support systems. Prereq.: 242 or equivalent course. 3 credits S.
IS 558. IS Innovation and New Technologies.
E-commerce and e-Business issues such as models, e-markets, security, social networks, e-communities, social, ethical and legal issues and emerging technologies. Prereq.: 340. 3 credits F, S, SUM.
IS 559. Topics in Information Systems.
Recent developments in concepts, theory, practices in the analysis, design, and implementation of management information systems. Prereq.: 350 or permission of department. 3 credits DEMAND.
IS 560. Project Management.
Strategies, processes, and integration techniques in the management of software development projects. Planning, staffing, scheduling, controlling, and quality assurance. Prereq.: 356. 3 credits F, S.
IS 571. Policy Development and Security Issues in Information Systems.
Steps to formulating a security policy and a survey of related issues. Development of a security policy in line with legal requirements. A survey of risk management, security planning, contingency/disaster planning, auditing, TEMPEST compliance and on-going evaluation through the system life cycle. Prereq.: 353 or CSCI 310 or CAN 426 or ACCT 380. 3 credits F.
IS 572. Security Management and IT Risk Assessment.
Management of the security function to include risk assessment of the probability of data being compromised. The assessment will begin with the design phase and conclude with the disaster recovery plan. Analysis techniques to be employed include: auditing, and both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Prereq.: 471 or ACCT 480. 3 credits S.
IS 573. Operational Software Safeguards.
Implementation of network security policy. Evaluation of hacker tools. Preventative measures. Monitoring attacks and analyzing logs. Prereq.: 472. 3 credits F.
IS 581. Introduction to Computer Forensics.
Investigating computer crime and techniques to uncover, protect, and analyze digital evidence using software and hardware tools and techniques to perform rudimentary investigations as well as consider ethical implications of the investigation. Prereq.: 340 or CSCI 169 or CNA 169 or permission of department. 3 credits DEMAND.
IS 583. Client/Server Security.
Security problems related to client/server computing. Benchmarking client/server application in relation to the virus protection, firewall configurations, authentication/encryption. Secure client/server design strategies. Prereq.: 451 or 463. 3 credits S.
IS 584. Business Process Management.
Concepts and approaches to business process management and improvement; document, model, assess, and improve core business processes; process design principles; manage, transform, and improve business processes; challenges and approaches to organizational change, domestic and offshore outsourcing; inter-organizational processes. Prereq.: 463. 3 credits F.
IS 585. Enterprise Systems.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretic and practical issues related to the application of enterprise systems within organizations. Students are expected to understand enterprise systems and manage the system for organizational effectiveness and efficiencies. Prereq.: 463. 3 credits F.
IS 598. Business Consulting.
Teams of students work as consultants to area businesses and non-profit organizations to diagnose and solve actual business problems. Written and oral report required. Prereq.: 242, ACCT 292, FIRE 371, MGMT 301, MKTG 320. Permission of department. 3 credits F, S.