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Courses - IS Graduate Level

520. Spreadsheet Modeling (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 601.
Advanced topics in spreadsheet tools and techniques, such as advanced functions, solver and curve fitting. To model and solve business problems in optimization, forecasting, customer profitability, customer loyalty and online reviewer behavior.
Letter grade only (A-F).

531. Professional Communication (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
In-depth study of effective professional communication practices within diverse organizations and professional settings. Techniques and practices of professional etiquette, ethics, interpersonal and collaborative relationships, and targeted writing and presentations are emphasized. Strategies for work-life issues and evolving communication technologies highlighted.
Letter grade only (A-F).

540. Business Application Programming (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
Introduce Object-oriented programming concepts and constructs. Analyze, design, and implement Windows-based business applications that fully utilize the Graphical User Interface tools and techniques. Develop a fully functioning enterprise information system that utilizes advanced programming techniques for interacting with the database.
Letter grade only (A-F).

545./445. Internet Applications Development (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 602 or equivalent, and consent of instructor.
Theory and applications of the Internet. Applications development using tools such as HTML and FrontPage. Use and development of Intranet applications in the Client/Server environment. Issues such as Internet business opportunities, network security, home page maintenance, Internet database interface and cooperative computing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

550. Business Telecommunications Management (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, and IS 602 or equivalent.
Introduction to the technologies and applications of telecommunications and networking. Infrastructure planning and operation of organizational telecommunication networks. Management and control of Internet servers and mobile systems. Telecommunication regulation and standards.
Letter grade only (A-F).

556. Information Systems Security and Assurance (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
Foundation and applications of information security and assurance. Principles and methodologies of security risk and assessment. System protection and design, cryptography, and hardware and software tools. Assurance and management control. Security plans and policies. Integrated Project.
Letter grade only (A-F).

557. Wireless Systems and Mobile Applications (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 540.
Topics include technical and business aspects of wireless networking and mobile applications to support business operation and business management. Mobile application framework, mobile application design and development, human interface design, and current technology issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

564./464. Network Modeling and Simulation (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 601.
Fundamentals of simulation methodology for performance and feasibility study of business models. Basic probability distributions, random number generation, model formulation, evaluating results, validations, waiting-line simulation, and computer network performance measurement via simulation and use of computer software simulation packages.
Letter grade only (A-F).

570. Business Intelligence (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 601.
Extract useful information (business intelligence BI) from large volumes of data or internet using BI software. Theories and applications in business intelligence and business analytics. Topics include recommender system, collaborative filtering, web text mining, social network analysis, advance customer analytics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

580. Management Support Systems and Database Management Systems (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, and IS 602 or equivalent.
Use of information and database techniques to support management decision making. Decision support systems, groupware, expert systems, executive information systems, database management systems (DBMS), database analysis and design, database manipulation languages (SQL and QBE), and data warehousing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

581. Advanced Database Management (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 580.
Advanced topics in database management. Enterprise data needs, analysis and design. Development and management of complete database management system applications. Administration of large scale enterprise database. Latest issues and trends in database technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

582. Enterprise Systems (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 540.
Advanced theories and application of enterprise systems. Understanding, design, and development of major business processes in enterprise systems. Issues and management of enterprise systems adoption. Enterprise systems configuration and customization. Lectures, hands-on, and case studies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

583. Advanced Business Programming (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 540.
Advanced topics in business application development. Emphasis on design and development of applications to improve business operation and new business models. Topics include business process analysis, application design, application development, human interface design and current technical issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

584. Electronic Commerce (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, and IS 602 or equivalent.
Theory and applications of electronic commerce including issues such as E-cash, E-banking, E-tailing, SCM, E-marketing, B2C, B2B, C2C, E-government, Internet business opportunities, Internet security homepage maintenance, Internet database interface and cooperative computing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

585.System Analysis and Design (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 602.
Introduction to current and emerging practices, concepts, and methodologies of systems analysis and design. Requirements analysis, business process modeling, conceptual and physical design, systems implementation and maintenance, project management and teamwork, roles and responsibilities of systems analysts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

595. Information Systems Project (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing, IS 585.
Theories and practice in managing large scale information systems projects. Issues include cost estimation, personnel management, requirement analysis, system design methods, quality control of software projects, system validation, and configuration management.
Letter grade only (A-F).

601. Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision Making (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
Statistical analysis includes probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, forecasting and decision process. Management sciences include quantitative modeling, math programming, decision support systems and simulation applicable to various business functions. Use of computer software packages as analytical tools.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

602. Management of Information Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
Foundation and infrastructure of information technology applied to strengthen competitiveness. Effective utilization of strategic information systems, telecommunications, system development process, database concepts and electronic commerce to enhance organizations' operations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

615. Information and Decision Systems (4)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing.
Information and decision technology systems used in managerial decision making. Data-related concepts and subjects. Role of information systems in business. Data analysis and interpretation using statistical and quantitative techniques. Use of appropriate software.
Letter grade only (A-F).

645. Internet Applications in Business (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing, IS 540.
Concepts of Web protocols and Web services. Client side and server side Web application development concepts. HTML, CSS and JavaScript development. Web site design and development issues and best practices. Cutting edge Web technology and development tools.
Letter grade only (A-F).

664. Modeling and Simulation (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing, IS 601.
Theory with hands-on lab sessions to explore technical skills to understand and model information systems. Introduction to the techniques and modeling tools to construct and analyze performance models of telecommunication networks, business decision-making, logistics, supply chain systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

684. Electronic Business (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate business standing, IS 602.
Electronic business. Infrastructure and platform, Technology based innovation. Business models. Cash flow and valuation. Issues in B2C, B2B, C2C, mobile, social commerce, e-government, web analytics, security and payment systems, social networks, ethics, and intellectual property. Systems implementation and performance.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Selected Topics in Information Systems (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing and consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

697. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Graduate business standing and consent of instructor.
Individual study under the direction of the faculty.
Letter grade only (A-F).


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