Information Technology Project Management. Formerly CIS 8150. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course examines the defining characteristics of IT projects and introduces the student to a variety of project management techniques that can be applied in an IT project context. Managing scope, time, cost, and quality will be explored. The course will cover management issues associated with packaged software implementation (e.g., ERP systems), in-house developed systems, and outsourced projects.
Process Innovation. Formerly CIS 8160. CSP: 1, 4, 5, 7. This course examines the design of an organization's structure and business processes. The course primarily focuses on the application of information technologies to transform organization and improve their performance. Methods of introducing and implementing information technologies to enable organizational change are examined.
Systems Integration. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 7. This course focuses on the integration of information systems in organizations, the process by which different computing systems and software applications are linked together physically or functionally. It examines the strategies and methods for blending a set of interdependent systems into a functioning or unified whole, thereby enabling two or more applications to interact and exchange data seamlessly. The course will explore tools and techni- ques for systems integration as well as proven management practices for integration projects.
Software Requirements Management. Formerly CIS 8130. Prerequisites: CIS 3210 or CIS 3215 or CIS 3260 or CIS 3270 CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of software requirements management. Topics covered include requirements gathering, system modeling and software specifications. The major emphasis is on using a variety of modeling tools and techniques to define a system specifi- cation. Students are also exposed to emerging topics such as components, patterns and reuse that promise major improvements in software development productivity.
Fundamentals of Database Management Systems. Formerly CIS 8140. Prerequisites: CIS 3210 or CIS 3260. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Developing and managing efficient and effective database applications requires understanding the fundamentals of database management systems, techniques for the design of databases, and principles of database administration. This course emphasized database concepts, developments, use and management in three main sections: database concepts, practice, and emerging trends. Relational database systems are the main focus, but other types, including object- oriented databases, are studied. Practical design of data- bases and developing database applications using modern software tools will be emphasized.
Business Telecommunications and Networks. Formerly CIS 8170. Prerequisites: None. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course provides a broad introduction to network technologies, architectures, services and management necessary to meet business needs; including network and internetwork designs, applications and telecom industry.
Supply Chain Management. Same as CPI 8060. Formerly CIS 8400. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Prerequisite: CIS 8110, MBA 8473 or MBA 8120/8220. Students develop the ability to conceptualize, design, and implement supply chains aligned with product, market, and customer characteristics. Business competition is now between supply networks rather than individual corporations. Managing the flow of products, information, and revenue across supply chains differentiates the ability of supply networks to fulfill customer needs. Students develop the ability to evaluate how information flows can substitute for the stock of physical resources, such as inventory, and why such systems succeed or fail. They assess how internet technologies, dynamic markets and globalization are impacting supply chain strategies and practices, including logistics, digital coordination of decisions and resources, inventory and risk management, procurement and supply contracting, product and process design, and revenue management.
Pervasive Health Technologies. CSP: None. This course provides an in depth coverage of issues in pervasive healthcare technologies. This will include the emerging healthcare applications; current and emerging technologies; networking, wireless and mobile infrastructure; and devices, middleware, and network access issues.
Security and Privacy of Information and Information Systems. Formerly CIS 8680. Same as Acct 8680. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for security of information and information systems within organizations. It focuses on concepts and methods associated with planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security to all levels and on all systems platforms, including worldwide networks. The course presents techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and intentional breaches of security. It covers the associated issues of ethical uses of information and privacy considerations.
Enterprise Architecture. Prerequisite: CIS 8030. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course will explore the concepts, principles, and state of the art methods in enterprise architectures, including architectural styles, architecture description languages (ADL), software connectors, dynamism in architectures, and architecture based testing and analysis. The course will help understand the role of architecture in software engineering, specifically during requirements analysis, design (including object oriented design and related notations, such as UML), and implementation. The course will also cover practical applicability of architectures in software reuse and component interoperability platforms (such as CORBA, Enterprise JavaBeans, COM/ DCOM, and NET).
Management of Information Services. Formerly CIS 8620. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course addresses the many management issues unique to the information services function within organizations. Coverage includes information systems planning, managing the information infrastructure, justifying information technology investments, the costing of services and networks evaluating information system performance, alternative information service delivery modes, managing distributed and end user computing, project and operations management, systems security, and the management of information technology professionals.
Information Systems Strategy. Formerly CIS 8610. Prerequisites: MBA 8110; MBA 8125; CSP: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7. This course emphasizes the use of information technology to develop distinct competitive advantage in relations with competitors, customers, and suppliers, and with respect to products and services. It examines these central issues: 1) the design of information systems offering strategic advantages; 2) the competitive potential for strategic use of information systems; 3) special issues related to interorganization information systems; 4) special issues related to strategic use of information systems involving international networks; 5) development of financial and audit structures for strategic use of information systems; and 6) the impact of information technology on the global business community.
Global Systems Sourcing. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to work with systems integration vendors and processes. It focuses on the concepts and methods associated with designing, planning, contracting for and overseeing information technology infrastructure and applications. The course familiarizes students with the legal issues related to preparing, distributing, and evaluating requests for proposal (RFP) and subsequent integration contracting matters. Students will prepare and evaluate systems proposals for various sourcing and managing third party relations.
International Information Technology Issues and Policy. CSP: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Same as IB 8710. This course examines the role of technology as an integral and key factor in the delivery and support of information and communication technologies in the global economy for both traditional and electronic businesses, and the related technical and managerial issues. The first half of the course is grounded in business strategy and information technology fit, culture and national policy theory. The second half examines business in practice in the different world regions. Illustrative case studies coupled with readings of current press, class discussion, and practitioners from the international business community who provide real- world insight and used to bridge concepts and practice. In a major project, students access the attractiveness of a particular country for a real company.
Knowledge Management. Same as MGS 8030. Prerequisite: none. CSP: 2, 4, 7. This course provides an introduction to the analytical, managerial and technological approaches used in knowledge management. Key approaches that are available for knowledge creation and discovery are examined and contrasted. Implications of recent knowledge management technologies, such as intelligent agents and organizational memory information systems, are assessed. Strategic, economic and social issues in the creation and transfer of knowledge are examined. Best knowledge management practices are discussed.
Topics in Information Systems Management. Formerly CIS 8690. Prerequisites: CIS 8000-8050; others depend on topic. Because of the many advances in information technology and the corresponding development techniques, new business opportunities are constantly emerging, and with them the need to manage these applications effectively. This course explores these new application areas and the management approaches needed to make them successful.
Software Quality Management. Prerequisite: CIS 8030. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. The course will cover methods and tools for achieving software quality assurance at various levels of a software system including at the module, subsystem, and system levels. State of the art tools and techniques including inspections, version control and configuration management will be covered. Also, the role of standards, policies, and procedures will be discussed. The course will prepare students to develop a software quality assurance program in structured, organized ways. This course should provide practical knowledge of a variety of quality assurance techniques, and an understanding of some of the tradeoffs between techniques.
Systems Development. Formerly CIS 8410. Prerequisites: CIS 3215 or CIS 3270, CIS 8030. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed CIS 8030. This course introduces object oriented software design and development using object oriented modeling and programming languages. Emphasis is placed on both object oriented design and efficient implementation of the design. Topics include; principles of software engineering, project management, prototyping, development, testing, debugging, and maintance of software systems. The central theme is to build high-quality software through reuse.
Capstone Project for MSISAC Program. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Prerequisites: CIS 8000, CIS 8630, ACCT 8310, ACCT 8630, ACCT 8680/CIS8080, ACCT 8740 This project provides an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from all courses in the MS ISAC program. The project will be designed to perform work on any of the topics like IT Audit, IT Security, IT Risk Assurance and IT Governance. The student is expected to work on a project for a client organization (external or internal). Students will, individually or in teams, develop a project plan with milestones like project charter, deliverables etc for the client.
Directed Readings in Information Systems. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor, good academic standing. Open to CIS majors only. Required for MS/CIS thesis option.
Field Study in Computer Information Systems. Prerequisite. Department Approval. GPA 3.3 or greater. CSP: As req. by company. This course is designed to provide the senior level undergraduate student or Master's student with an opportunity to apply the business skills learned at the Robinson College of Business (RCB) in an approved site off or on campus. The course immerses students in the planning and execution of complex activities involved in both large and small businesses.
Topics in Information Systems Development. Formerly CIS 8490. Prerequisite: CIS 8000-8050; others depend on topic. This course addresses emerging or advanced topics in the development of information system applications such as socio technical or soft system methods, methodology engineering, or workflow system design. The specific topic may vary from semester to semester, as may the associated course prerequisites. The student is advised to check with the department or his/her faculty advisor on this offering. This course is repeatable for different topics.
Mobile Commerce & Applications. Prerequisite: CIS 8050. CSP: 7, 8. This course provides an in depth coverage of mobile commerce including frameworks, applications, requirements, location based services, group oriented services, transaction managment, content and pricing, business model and emerging commerce services. The coverage will include both technical and applications oriented topics.
Wireless Networks. Prerequisite: CIS 8050 or CSC 6220. CSP: 7, 8. The potential impact of new networks is enormous and will change the way information is accessed, managed, and stored. In this course, many recent, current and emerging developments will be discussed including advances in cellular, personal communications system (PCS), global system for mobile communications (GSM), wireless LANs, satellites, and fixed wireless networks. Significant details of wireless devices and middleware will be included. Many emerging challenges and solutions including ad hoc wireless networks, broadband wireless and quality of service, and location management will also be included.
Business Computer Forensics and Incident Response. Prerequisites: Acct 8680, Cis 8080. CSP: 1, 6, 7. This course provides a strategic exploration into the prevention and response to intentional abuse of business information systems. This abuse frequently leads to diversion of resources, interruptions of service and corruption of data that develop into a variety of losses that can seriously impair an organization's performance. Students will be prepared to plan and manage organizational incident and forensics preparedness, including information security policies, information controls, information practices, incident response plans, forensic readiness, and preservation of evidence in the form of electronically stored information. The course includes experiments in the use of forensics tools for investigation of organizational policy violations.
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Implementation and Management. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course will explore the concepts, principles, and state of the art methods in successfully integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems into extant enterprise architectures. The course will help both functional area and IT managers understand the respective role of users, enteprise architects, developers and managers in the selection, preparation, implementation and management of large and complex enterprise applications. This is NOT a hands on ERP tool based course, rather it is a precursor to deeper involvement in ERP management, implementation and, if desired, administration. As such the course will be of value to students in both technical and managerial programs.
Web Application Development. Formerly CIS 8470. Prerequisite: CIS 3210 or CIS 3215 or CIS 3260 or CIS 3270; CIS 8040. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course introduces the development of Web applications. Topics covered include web servers, web application servers, web application development methods, client side and server side scripting, and web application development techniques. Other topics discussed in this class include web application security, session management, design patterns and reusable web application components. Advanced topics such as SML and Cascading Style Sheets are also introduced.
Knowledge Systems. Formerly CIS 8450. CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This course covers the development and use of knowledge intensive systems in business applications. Methodologies, tools, and techniques to support knowledge intensive business processes and exploiting the vast amount of data available, especially in the Internet age, are explored. Several knowledge based development environments for the construction of knowledge intensive applications are studied. Case studies of several knowledge intensive systems are used for insight into their motivation, con struction, and use. Popular tools, methodologies, techniques, and environments for developing knowledge intensive systems will be evaluated and compared from technical and usage perspectives.
MS-CIS Thesis Research. Prerequisite: CIS 8000, CIS 8010, CIS 8020, CIS 8030, CIS 8040, CIS 8050, CIS 8389; and consent of instructor. Master of Science students approved for the thesis option must continuously enroll in this research course each semester until the thesis is completed and presented.