Information Systems Management (ISM)

ISM 120     Bus Prob Solving w/ Comp Apps     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Busniess Problem Solving with Computer Applications- This course introduces students to business problems, processes, and professional practices with an emphasis on structuring and solving business problems using computer applications. Drawing on problems from a range of business disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, and operations management, students will define, model, and solve business problems using spreadsheet and database software. They will practice critical thinking and business communication through oral and written presentation of problem analysis and results. Credit cannot be given for ISM 120 and any of ITM 120, MIS 120, CIS 121, 122, 123. (F,W,S)

ISM 301     Bus Application Programming     3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to basic concepts in computer programming with an emphasis on business applications. In the course, students will develop an understanding of fundamental programming logic and learn to use basic programming structures to solve business problems. Students are introduced to program development cycle and programming principles. The course covers principles of program design, programming structures, data types and structures, program testing, and debugging. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of programs with procedural structures, along with graphical user interfaces and event driven code. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, and debug programs based on business requirement using a selected programming language. Credit cannot be given for both ISM 301, ITM 301 and MIS 301.

ISM 302     Object-Oriented Programming     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the basic concepts of object-oriented programming with an emphasis on business applications. Students will develop an understanding of object-oriented modeling and learn to use object-oriented analysis and design techniques to solve simple business problems. Students are introduced to OO application development methodology and environment. The course covers principles of object-oriented programming, objects and classes, abstract data types, implementation of inheritance and polymorphism, database access, and graphic user interfaces. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, and debug programs based on business requirements using a selected object-oriented programming language. Credit cannot be given for both ISM 302, ITM 302 and MIS 302.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 301 or MIS 301 or ISM 301

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ISM 303     iCreate: Mobile Apps     3 Credit Hours

In this course, the technologies of mobile computing are introduced. Prior knowledge of programming logic and object-oriented concepts are applied in building mobile applications. Topics include mobile development environment, user interface elements of a mobile device, gesture, location awareness, and file operations. Creative thinking and entrepreneurship are introduced and fostered via creating a student-initiated mobile application from idea to sale.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 301 or ISM 301

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ISM 310     Info Systems in Management     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an overview of information systems in the business world. It presents an organizational view of how to use information technology to create competitive firms, manage global organizations, and provide useful products and services to customers. Topics include hardware, software, databases, telecommunications systems, the strategis cuse of information systems, the devlpment of information systems, and social and ethical issues involved with information systems, Credit cannot be given for ITM 310, ISM 310 and MIS 310.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior

ISM 311     Mgmnt Information Sys Lab     1 Credit Hour

ISM 311 is a lab component of ISM 310. Students will complete weekly laboratory assignments to reinforce the concepts of ISM 310 to use information technology to solve business problems. In addition, the use of several common applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, and PoerPoint) will also be covered at the beginning to advanced levels.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310* or ISM 310*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Business

ISM 321     Database Systems I     3 Credit Hours

This course examines the processes and tools used to design and implement database systems in business. The goal of this course is to provide adequate technical detail while emphasizing the organizational and implementation issues relevant to the management of computerized data in an organizational environment. A class project involving the design and implementation of a database using a microcomputer database management system is performed. Topics include concepts of database systems, conceptual database design, logical database design, physical database design, database implementation, and data retrieval. Credit cannot be given for ISM 321, ITM 321, MIS 321 and CIS 421.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380 or ISM 310

ISM 331     Info Systems Development     3 Credit Hours

This course provides a foundation in systems analysis and design concepts, methodologies, techniques, and tools. Students will learn to analyze an organizational problem, define user requirements, design an information system, and plan an implementation. Methodologies covered will include the traditional life cycle approach as well as newer methodologies such as object-oriented approach, joint applications development (JAD), and prototyping. A semester-long project gives students the opportunity to apply these techniques to a business problem. This project will use technologies such as a computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool, a database management system (DBMS), or a fourth-generation language. Credit cannot be given for ISM 331, ITM 331 and MIS 331.(F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): (ITM 310 or ISM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380) and (ITM 321 or MIS 321 or ISM 321*)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ISM 343     Social Network Analysis     3 Credit Hours

This course provides students an introduction to the study of social networks and tools used to analyze such networks. The course will focus on understanding the causes and consequences of the patterns of relationships between individuals. Topics will include the small-world puzzle (six degrees of separation), the strength of weak ties, the spread of ideas through social networks, and related security applications. This course will examine data analysis techniques used by social network researchers and developers of social media websites. Concepts will be applied both with software and at small-scale with manual calculation. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): ISM 310 or ITM 310

ISM 347     Information Visualization     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Information Visualization: Business Insight via Storytelling Information visualization has been used greatly in various disciplines including media, business, and engineering. It is valuable in helping people analyze and understand information to lead to better solutions and decisions. This course will introduce students to the field of information visualization via a hands-on approach. Readings and lectures will provide an overview of the field. Students will learn visualization design and evaluation principles and learn how to acquire, parse, and analyze large datasets. Students will also learn tools and techniques for visualizing multivariate, temporal, text-based, geospatial, hierarchical, and network/grapgh-based data. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): (ITM 310 or ISM 310) and (ITM 301 or ISM 301)

ISM 351     Networking and Collab Comp     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to data communication, networks, distributed processing and collaborative computing. The course will study the technical and management aspects of computing networks and distributed systems supporting a wide range of organizational functions from organizational process to managerial strategic decision making, from personal to group to organizational computing. The applications of telecommunications in the work settings and management issues of telecommunications will be addressed. The social and organizational implications of the telecommunications technology are alsom examined. Credit cannot be given for ISM 351, ITM 351 and MIS 351.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or ISM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380

ISM 371     IT Strategy: Disrupting Norms     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: IT Strategy: Disrupting Industry Norms, Practices, and Structures: Businesses are in the early stages of an information revolution whereby IT is transforming industries, generating whole new human communities, creating new markets, and redefining basic business models. These disruptions, driven by IT, are becoming more and more common and have resulted in the emergence of new regulations, behaviors, and norms. When IT disrupts an industry, the fundamentals of the business models change in ways which are not immediately obvious. The emphasis of this course is on managerial and industry issues with a focus on the transformations of business models over the last ten years. Throughout this course you will be exposed to how these changes in business models are put into practice through specific features in the technology. Topics include platform competition, network effects, pricing models for digital goods, the sharing economy, the wisdom of crowds, the long-tail effect, the social network perspective, and technology adoption. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): (ITM 301 or ISM 301 or MIS 301) and (MIS 310 or ITM 310 or ISM 310 or ACC 380)

ISM 381     Info Systems Project Mgmt     3 Credit Hours

This course examines the management of information system projects in business organizations as well as human and organizational reactions to the changes brought about by new information systems. Topics include project planning, project controls, project reporting, information system projects and organizational changes, factors affecting project success and failure, and project management software.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or ISM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380

ISM 382     Advanced Computer Applications     3 Credit Hours

This is an advanced course in computer applications, decision modeling, and business problem-solving. Topics will include Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), pivot tables, user interfaces, and application manipulation techniques for both spreadsheet and database applications. Complex formulae will be introduced to enable students to create sophisticated models for solving nested and complex business problems. Credit cannot be given for ITM 382, ISM 382 and MIS 382.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 120 or ISM 120 or MIS 120 or (ITM 310 and ITM 311) or (ISM 310 and ISM 311) or MIS 310 or (ACC 380 and ACC 381)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ISM 383     Info Technology Security     3 Credit Hours

This course provides a foundation of IT security, methodolgies, techniques, and tools. This course will cover both the managerial and technical sides of IT security. Topics include: security costs and benefits, information assets, security threats, network attacks, security planning, incident response, disaster recovery, and training. Hands-on lab sessions, interactive lectures, discussions, and guest speakers will be used throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or ISM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380

ISM 387     Digital Security     3 Credit Hours

Full Title: Digital Security: Threat Prevention and Management The ability to secure information within a modern enterprise-large or small-is a growing challenge. Threats to information security are global, persistent, and increasingly sophisticated. This course provides the practices and methods currently used by information security professionals to manage and secure an information environment. Topics includes security strategy and policies, security operation center (SOC), network security, physical security, malware countermeasures, operational systems security, risk analysis and incident response practices. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): ITM 383 or ISM 383

ISM 431     Database Systems II     3 Credit Hours

This capstone course will provide an opportunity for students to work as a member of a project team on a complex, real-world information systems project. The course examines the processes and tools used to develop, implement and administer database systems in business. A class project involving the development of a database using a client/server database management system is performed. Project management methodologies and tools used to manage complex information systems projects are also applied in the course.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 321 or ISM 321 or MIS 321

ISM 491     Seminar: Manag Info Systems     3 Credit Hours

To provide students with an opportunity for intensive study in current areas related to the research activities and/or professional activities of faculty members. Permission of College of Business.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

ISM 492     Research: Manag Info Systems     3 Credit Hours

To provide the advanced student with the opportunity to undertake a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. At least two weeks prior to registration in the term when such a course is to be elected, an interested student must submit to the dean of the school a written request for permission to elect a research course, on a form available in the school office. The request will include a description of the proposed research project. The dean will review the proposal with faculty members to ascertain availability of relevant faculty supervision and to establish appropriate credit. Permission of College of Business.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

ISM 525     Computer and Info Systems     3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the management concepts and information technology needed to create effective information systems. Topics include: a survey of information technology, information systems and organizations, strategic information systems, management support systems, and ethical and social issues in information systems.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate

ISM 526     IT Services Management     3 Credit Hours

Students in IT Services Management will learn how to organize and operate in an IT environment centered on processes and services. Students will learn to use major models like ISO 20000 and the Information Technology Library (ITIL) as tools for managing and controlling the IT function within an organization. Upon completion of the course, students should be prepared for the ITIL Foundations examination.

Prerequisite(s): ISM 525* or MIS 525*

ISM 527     Programming & Data Structures     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the basic concepts of program design, emphasizing an event-driven environment. Students will develop an understanding of fundamental programming logic and learn to use basic programming structures to solve simple business problems. Students are introduced to the program development cycle and programming principles, basic programming logic and structures, and common data types. Topic coverage may include an introduction to object-oriented programming and other next generation programming environments.

Prerequisite(s): ISM 525* or MIS 525*

ISM 575     Information Management     3 Credit Hours

This course examines the basic concepts of information management for business organizations. Database systems are examined as a key tool for managing information. The goal of this course is to provide adequate technical detail while emphasizing the organizational and implementation issues relevant to the management of computerized information in an organizational environment. Topics include data modeling, database design, data definition and manipulation languages, database administration, data standards and policies, data, quality, data integration, data warehousing and data mining.

Prerequisite(s): ISM 525* or MIS 525*

ISM 585     Network App Development     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed for students to explore the unique concerns in developing applications designed to run in a networked environment. The goal of this course is for students to gain proficiency in network-based programming languages, while at the same time understanding concerns specific to networked applications, such as security and latency. Topics include client-server development, distributed object models, training in specific languages such as PHP and PERL, programming and security, and networked application tuning.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 527 or ISM 527

ISM 640     Info Systems Development     3 Credit Hours

This course provides a foundation in systems analysis and design concepts, methodologies, techniques, and tools. Students will learn to analyze an organizational program, define user requirements, design an information system, and plan an implementation. Methodologies covered include the traditional life cycle approach as well as newer methodologies such as an object-oriented approach, joint application development (JAD), and prototyping. A semester-long project gives students the opportunity to apply these techniques to a business problem. This project will use technologies such as computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool, a database management system (DBMS), fourth generation language.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 575* or ISM 575*

ISM 641     Enterprise Architecture Netwrk     3 Credit Hours

In this class, students will learn the principles of managing the hardware, software, networks, and data centers that are used in modern enterprises. Students will learn the interfacing of IT systems to business goals and objectives. Traditional architecture frameworks will be discussed, along with the integration of more contemporary topics like cloud networking, green computing, mobile enterprise/BYOD, and virtual services.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525 or ISM 525

ISM 642     Information Assurance     3 Credit Hours

This course will provide the students with an exposure to the unique concerns and realities of assuring information and managing risks in the IT environment today. The course will cover principles of security from a managerial point of view, but will provide the students with enough of a technical focus to actively participate in the process of organizational security. Students will be exposed to the problems and dangers from insecure IS and the means, including physical, technical and administrative controls, to prevent security breaches, while also learning to respond to a breach when it does happen. Students will take this knowledge to learn to develop security plans and conduct security audits. Coursework will include extensive reading and seminar participation as well as time in the laboratory to explore and reinforce concepts.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525 or ISM 525

ISM 643     Info Tech Project & Chg Mgmt     3 Credit Hours

This course examines the management of information systems projects in business organizations as well as human and organizational reactions to the changes brought about by new information systems. Topics include project planning, change control, project controls, project reporting, information systems projects and organizational change, factors affecting project success and failure, and project management software.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525* or ISM 525*

ISM 644     IT Policy and Strategy     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an overview and an understanding of the issues involved in the strategic management of the information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) of an organization and the development of organizational strategies and polices considering environmental constraints. A broad range of issues and problems associated with the information assets of the organization and their alignment with the strategic goals of the organization is examined. An example of topics covered might include: ethical, privacy, and social issues arising within the new information environment; current laws and currently proposed laws and their implications; competition and monopoly in software and hardware markets; and online content and access. Since the course focuses on current issues, the reading each week consists of basic text chapters as well as readings contributed by the professor and class. These readings will change to reflect the dynamic environment of IT/IS. The course prepares students for IT strategy and policy analysis and development. Coursework includes extensive reading, seminar participation, case analysis, research projects, and examinations.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525* or ISM 525*

ISM 645     Global Outsource IS Activities     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an overview and an understanding of the issues involved in extensive outsourcing in the global environmental. There exists a growing relationship between globalization, outsourcing, and information technology and the technological and social issues that support or inhibit this relationship is the focus of this class. An example of topics covered might include: national culture, the global IT manager, managing a global IT project, cultural diversity, and ethical and social issues. Since the course focuses on current issues, the reading each week consists of basic text chapters as well as current academic and practical articles. These readings will change to reflect the dynamic environment of IT/IS. Coursework will include extensive reading, seminar participation, case analysis, research projects, and examinations.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525 or ISM 525 and (MIS 643 or ISM 643 or MIS 644 or ISM 644)

ISM 646     HCI Interface & Design     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the fields of human computer interaction (HCI), interface design, and usability engineering. The cognitive aspects of HCI will be explored as well as several methods for usability evaluation/inspection. The course will include an examination of the emerging discipline of information architecture. Topics will include: HCI definitions, theories, and history; interface design principles and interaction methods; usability evaluation techniques; usability heuristics and design guidelines; perspectives of designers versus users; and user centered design.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525 or ISM 525

ISM 647     Advanced Programming     3 Credit Hours

This course allows students to build on their programming skills learned in ISM 527. Students will be exposed to advanced programming topics, such as multi-threading, multimedia, exception handling, networks, database connections, component-based programming, Web-based applications, and non-technical issues in programming and application development. Students will be introduced to a computer-aided software environment and collaborate on building more complex applications based on business requirements.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 527 or ISM 527

ISM 648     Information Management II     3 Credit Hours

This course examines the processes and tools used to develop and administer database systems in business. Database systems used to support both transactions processing and decision-making in organizations are studied. A class project involving the development of a database using a client/server database management system is performed. Topics include database development, client/server databases, concurrency control, database security, administration of database privileges, and complex data retrieval commands.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 575 or ISM 575

ISM 649     Business Intelligence     3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of data warehouses (DW) and data mining (DM). Topics will focus on how to leverage big data to support business decisions. Going through major activities involved in a data warehousing project, students will study the principles of dimensional data models, data warehouse architecture and infrastructure, techniques for data extraction, cleaning, transformation, and loading, online analytical processing (OLAP), and managerial issues of data warehouse implementation. Common data mining techniques and applications, such as decision trees association rules, text mining, rule based classification, cluster analysis, machine learning, will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525 or ISM 525

ISM 650     Info System Quality     3 Credit Hours

This course examines two related areas of study: (1) the concepts of information systems analysis and design in business organizations and (2) the management of information quality in organizations. Students will learn to plan and manage information systems projects, determine information requirements, model information process requirements, model system logic requirements, design user interfaces, and implement and maintain information systems. Students will also gain an understanding of the dimensions of information quality, the assessment and improvement of information quality in organizational settings, cognitive and behavioral aspects of information quality, and the effect of information quality on organizational decision making. The implications of information quality for systems analysis and design and applications of systems analysis and design methodologies for the management of information quality will be examined.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 525 or ISM 525