Information systems management courses - Information Systems Management (ISM)

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ISM 3630 Business Information Systems

Prereq: BA 2300. Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business upper division students.

Management-oriented study of computer information systems in business; overview of the manner in which information and information technology support business processes, managerial decision-making, and organizational strategy.

ISM 4500 Business Co-op Assignment

Offered for S and U grades only. No degree credit. Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business Students.

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.

ISM 4575 Introduction to Corporate Computer Networks and IT Security

Investigation of a broad selection of contemporary issues in computer security. Exposure to the spectrum of 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.

ISM 4990 Directed Study in Information Systems and Manufacturing

Prereq: ISM 5820; ISM 5992; ISM 5860; ISM 5994; minimum 3.0 g.p.a.; written consent of instructor prior to enrollment; written consent of department chairperson. Open only to Business Administration upper division students.

Advanced readings and research or tutorial under the supervision of a faculty member in areas of special interest to the student and faculty member.

ISM 5200 ERP Systems: Concepts and Practice

Prereq: ACC 3010, ACC 3020, and ISM 3630. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Enterprise Planning (ERP) systems comprise the primary software packages for the accounting, operational, and managerial activities of an organization. Role and function of ERP systems within organizations; analysis of major business processes and their implementation in ERP software; hands-on use of ERP packages for transaction processing and decision support; use of ERP for customer relationship management, supply chain management, and electronic commerce.

ISM 5530 Ethics in Information Technology

Prereq: ISM 3630.

An awareness of the wider social, legal and ethical issues of information technology. Relationship between technological change, society and the law. Student is introduced to legal issues such as intellectual property and liability for defective software.

ISM 5560 Survey of e-Commerce

Prereq: ISM 3630. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Introduction to electronic commerce: scope, business-to-business and business-to-consumer activities; supporting software, hardware, networking, security technologies; readings and online discussions.

ISM 5570 Data Mining

Prereq: ISM 3630. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

How to analyze large volumes of data so they can be understood and used efficiently using techniques and software to automate the analysis and exploration of large complex data sets. Data mining covers methodology, major software tools and applications in this field.

ISM 5670 Special Topics in Information Systems

Prereq: ISM 3630.

Topics range from JAVA to analytics to cyber security fields.

ISM 5705 Inbound Information Technology

Prereq: ISM 3630.

Teaches the methodologies and technologies to help execute inbound strategies for reach and engagement. Focus areas include: keyword generation, workflow creation, search engine optimization, and campaign development and tracking.

ISM 5820 Systems Analysis and Design

Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business upper division students. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Structured, formal approach to information systems development. Analysis, logical requirements specification, general and detailed design, control, and implementation of information systems. Technical and managerial factors.

ISM 5860 Data Communications and Networks

Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business upper division students. 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.

ISM 5890 Internship in Information Systems

Prereq: junior standing or above; minimum 3.0 cumulative g.p.a.; successful completion of 12 credits in business course work at Wayne State; successful completion of ISM 3630 with grade of C or above; written consent of department chairperson; approved internship application form must be on file in Office of Undergraduate Student Services prior to registration; student must obtain internship position and complete application form prior to registration. Offered for S and U grades only. Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business upper division students. 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.

ISM 5900 Project Management

Open only to upper division students admitted to the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Prereq: ISM 3630; MGT 2530. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Understanding and appreciation of the different knowledge areas of project management. Insight into developing the inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs to successfully manage products.

ISM 5992 Database Systems

Prereq: ISM 3630. Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business upper division students. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Importance of data in today's enterprise: theories, models, and techniques for designing, developing, creating and manipulating a database. Data modeling, physical database design, database implementation, introductory SQL. Lecture information is reinforced using practical exercises.

ISM 5994 Software Tools for Business Applications

Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business upper division students. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Introduction to the use of the internet to design and develop websites and customize web pages through the use of web development, productivity, video, and design tools. Investigates resources using HTML, Javascript, Hubl, Wistia, and cascading style sheets (CSS).

ISM 6997 Information Systems Policy and Management

Prereq: ISM 5820. Must be elected in final sixteen credits of ISM curriculum. Open only to Mike Ilitch School of Business upper division students. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Within overall structure of the systems approach, this capstone course integrates the managerial, technical, and strategic planning and control concepts; and concepts and methodologies necessary for management of information projects.

ISM 7500 Business Information Systems

A section of this course is offered for Online M.B.A. students; see Schedule of Classes for the section number. No credit after ISM 4630 or ACC 6070.

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.

ISM 7505 Information Analytics: Inbound Information Technology

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.

ISM 7510 Database Management

No credit after ISM 5993.

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.

ISM 7530 Societal and Ethical Issues in the Information Age

Prereq: BA 7070. No credit after ISM 5530.

Issues such as computer crime, privacy, copyrighting of software; other ethical issues related to use of business systems and information systems.

ISM 7560 Survey of E-Commerce

Introduction to electronic commerce: scope, business-to-business and business-to-consumer activities; supporting software, hardware, networking, security technologies; readings and online discussions.

ISM 7570 Data Mining

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.

ISM 7575 Corporate Computer Networks and IT Security

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.

ISM 7890 Internship in Information Systems and Management

Prereq: completion of core courses (except BA 7080) and written consent of graduate officer and department chair. Offered for S and U grades only.

Students work a minimum of 160 hours for fifteen weeks in an entry-level management position in information systems.

ISM 7900 Project Management

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.

ISM 7995 Directed Study in Information Systems and Management

Prereq: completion of core courses (except BA 7080) and written consent of graduate officer and department chair.

Advanced independent readings and research under supervision of a graduate faculty member in areas of special interest to student and faculty member.

ISM 8000 Seminar in Information Systems and Management

Current developments and emerging trends.