Information systems management courses - Information Systems Management (ISM)
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Introductory information systems management course, which establishes a foundation for understanding the value of information systems in organizations. Provides a management-oriented study of computer-based information systems in organizations and an overview of the manner in which information systems and technology supports business processes, managerial decision-making, and organizational strategy.
Practical application of theory to on-the-job experience. Students will normally be assigned to cooperating business organization for internship periods of one semester. Must be elected by Professional Development Cooperative Program students during work semester. No degree credit.
Provides an investigation of contemporary issues in computer security. Students are exposed to the spectrum of security activities, procedures, and methodologies. Topics include: inspection and protection of information assets; detection of and reaction to threats to information assets; examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, and technical and managerial responses; and an overview of information security planning and staffing functions.
Provides the student with the opportunity to focus on advanced readings, projects (e.g., tutorials, certifications), and research in a particular area of information systems management that is of interest to the student and faculty member.
Discusses the role and function of ERP systems within organizations; analyzes the major business processes in their organization and their implementation using ERP software; provides hands-on use of ERP tools for transaction processing and decision support; and describes the use of ERP systems for customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and electronic commerce. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Focuses on developing techniques to analyze large datasets and using techniques, algorithms, and software to automate the analysis and exploration of those datasets. Covers the methodology, major software tools, and applications in the data mining and analytics field. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Topics range from JAVA to digital video creation and analytics. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Presents a structured and formal approach to information systems development. Analysis, logical requirements specification, general and detailed design, control, and implementation of information systems are discussed. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Data communication concepts and terminology, communication system design approaches, data communications standards, data communications software and hardware, network architecture, distributed management information systems. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Student performs assigned tasks and responsibilities in a professional manner under supervision of host-employer for a minimum of 160 hours during the semester, abiding by the rules and regulations established by the employer and expected by all employees; student must satisfactorily complete all course requirements outlined in the internship program for the School of Business Administration. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Provides the student with an understanding and appreciation of the different knowledge areas of project management, as well as insight into developing the inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs to successfully manage products. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Details the importance of data in today's enterprise and describes the theories, models, and techniques for designing, developing, creating, and manipulating a database. Students will practice data modeling, physical database design, database implementation, and complete introductory SQL exercises. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Within the overall structure of the systems approach, this capstone course integrates the managerial, technical, and strategic planning and control concepts developed throughout the undergraduate courses. It also focuses on the concepts and methodologies necessary for management of information systems projects. Offered for undergraduate credit only.
Teaches students how IT can influence, support, and advance organizational operations, performance, and decision making. The course will also teach students, as mangers or employees, how to effectively define their information needs and utilize IT to increase their effectiveness. No credit after ISM 4630 or ACC 6070.
The evolving cyberspace organization. Insights and practical guidelines to create an appealing and engaging digital presence. Discussion focuses on topics relevant to planning, managing, and implementing online and social media interactivity such as search engine organization (SEO), inbound links, blogging, page ranking, tagging content, tweeting, publishing content, analytic reports, and social media.
Overall examination of database management and knowledge management systems. Theories, models, and techniques for designing, developing, understanding, utilizing and creating competitive advantage through database systems. Topics include data modeling, logical and physical database design, strategic value of data, introductory SQL, knowledge management, and emerging database technologies. No credit after ISM 5993.
Issues such as computer crime, privacy, copyrighting of software; other ethical issues related to use of business systems and information systems. No credit after ISM 5530.
Tools and techniques used to analyze large data bases; hands-on approach to common techniques. Emphasis on application of data mining to problems in marketing, finance, and other business disciplines.
Broad selection of contemporary issues in computer security. Security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures including inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses, and an overview of the Information Security Planning and Staffing functions. Includes many topics for Security+ exam by CompTIA.
Students work a minimum of 160 hours for fifteen weeks in an entry-level management position in information systems.
Management of resources (budget, personnel, materials, etc.) within the scope of a given project; understanding and appreciation for the different knowledge areas of project management; insight into identification of inputs, tools, and techniques of project management.
Development of responsive, smart, and personalized web sites using leading web development tools and technologies.
Advanced independent readings and research under supervision of a graduate faculty member in areas of special interest to student and faculty member.
Current developments and emerging trends.