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Graduate Course Descriptions

MISM 6314   (3-3-0)   Management Information Systems

This course reviews information systems (IS) from a manager's perspective. Topics include computer system resources, applications to functional business areas, IS planning and development, and IS management. Current issues in business applications of information technology are discussed. Individual exercises in Internet research, PowerPoint presentation, database queries, and spreadsheet analysis and charting are utilized.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

MISM 6315   (3-3-0)   Technology Fundamentals

This course both exposes students to a deeper understanding of technologies and explores how businesses are applying different information technologies to improve the vital functions of business. Students will review the applications of IT to automate, streamline, and advance business. Students will participate in hands-on training and learn to leverage technology to most effectively accomplish goals.   

  • Offered:
  • Prerequisite: None.

MISM 6320   (3-3-0)   Systems Analysis and Project Management

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the methodology, tools, and techniques involved in designing an information system for an organization, including a detailed study of the systems development life cycle. The course involves reviewing and analyzing cases and practice exercises. A semester-long project will be required, including analysis and design of an actual information system.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MISM 6314.

MISM 6330   (3-3-0)   Business Data Management

This course acquaints students with the techniques involved in determining database requirements, designing databases, components and architecture of databases, and database management systems. Topics will include data dictionaries, fourth-generation programming languages, the use of case tools in developing databases, data integrity, security and privacy issues, and user interface. The course will include a project involving the design of an actual corporate database.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MISM 6314.

MISM 6335   (3-3-0)   Data Communication

The benefits of using computer networks, the technology associated with them, and how to design and implement them will be stressed in this course. Topics include a study of the basic fundamentals of telecommunications, network topologies, network design strategies, and the implementation of networks into business organizations. The course will include a semester project allowing students to design a network appropriate for solving an identified business need.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MISM 6314.

MISM 6350   (3-3-0)   Managing Digital Strategy (Capstone)

This course explores the strategic management issues associated with the transformation of all businesses into digital businesses. It focuses on developing an understanding of how to develop business models to implement strategies that are based on digital systems across different industries. This includes understanding how to develop business plans, how to align the business architecture with the digital systems architecture, and appropriately managing the digital systems to maximize business value. This course will deal with assessing and developing business strategies by harnessing contemporary phenomena in the digital world, such as the Internet of Things, Mobility strategies, and include applications of emerging techniques based on machine learning, artificial intelligence and semantic analysis to craft appropriate business strategies for firms.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
  • Prerequisite: MISM 6314, 6320, 6353, 6330 or 6335.

MISM 6353   (3-3-0)   IT Security

This course reviews information technology security and forensics from a manager’s perspective. Topics include: Understanding computer investigations, computer forensics tools, recovering files, and writing reports for investigations.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
  • Prerequisite: MISM 6314 and MISM 6335

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