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MIS Courses

Visitors may click here to view or download the sample management information systems paradigm which shows a normal 4 year progression towards a degree in management information systems. Some of the courses should be taken in this order due to prerequisite structures, others may be switched. Please see an advisor for more information.

MIS 153. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (Formerly ITM 153)
This course is intended to provide to students a working knowledge of modern computation and business information processing via the common tools of word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and data base management. Information coverage will include text, numerical, graphical, and functional representations via common business applications such as break-even analysis, present value determination, depreciation schedules, loan amortization tables, etc. Depending upon the course section (day or evening, MWF or TT), all or a portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format. Offered in the Fall and Spring. One semester; three credits

MIS 231. INTRODUCTION TO MIS (Formerly ITM 231)
This purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamentals of Management Information Systems. This course discusses components of information systems (hardware, software, databases, and data communication technologies) and uses examples and cases to demonstrate important uses of information systems in organizations. Topics include transaction processing, e-commerce, supply chain systems, customer relationship management systems, marketing information systems, decision support systems, knowledge management systems, and ethics and security issues. Depending upon the course section (day or evening, MWF or TT), all or a portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format. Prerequisite: MIS 153 (or passing of challenge exam) and MATH 105. Offered in the Fall and Spring. One semester; three credits

MIS 271- 279. MIS SEMINARS
Through contractual arrangements with companies, government agencies, and/or organizations, the School of Business will offer courses on selected MIS topics. Students may take up to nine seminars as long as titles and content are clearly distinctive. Credit awarded may be used as free electives hours only. Enrollment is limited and requires permission of the Director of the associated program or Dean of the School of Business. Offered as needed. One semester; one, two, or three credits

MIS 295. DATA COMMUNICATION, NETWORKS, AND CYBERSECURITY
This purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamentals of systems software, telecommunications, and network designs. It covers basic telecommunications concepts such as data transmission methods, signals encoding, transmission media characteristics, and the hybrid TCP/IP-OSI architecture, Ethernet LAN’s, wireless LAN’s and wide area networks as well as cybersecurity issues and standards. Prerequisite: MIS 231 and Math 105. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MIS 351. SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (Formerly ITM 351)
This course presents methods for analyzing and designing business IT systems. The course emphasizes the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology. Classical and object oriented methods and tools are applied to business analysis and problem solving situations with adjustments as required to today’s business environment. Included are requirements analysis and use case analysis, process models, data models, consistency of process and data models, justification and costing techniques, conversion and implementation procedures. A case study is employed to provide a practical “hands-on” approach. Prerequisite: MIS 231 or permission of instructor. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MIS 400/401. MIS INTERNSHIP
Under the supervision of a faculty member, students work on a real world project (“on-the-job-training”) either for a company, for CBU, or for a charity organization. Procedures and deliverables are defined on the School of Business Web site. Special CBU approval forms must be completed. A student may take two internships, but only one per organization. Prerequisite: MIS 231, MIS 295, MIS 351. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MIS 455. INFORMATION SYSTEMS PRACTICUM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Formerly ITM 455)
This course is designed to explore and put to practical use the entire body of knowledge gained in previous MIS courses. Topics will principally focus upon the managerial aspects of effective information technology deployment. Project Management concepts will be covered, including use of project management tools. A comprehensive project will test student’s ability to apply technology and business skills to develop a workable, manageable, and effective information systems solution. Prerequisite: MIS 231, MIS 295, MIS 351, MIS 470, MIS 471 or permission of instructor. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MIS 460-466 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MIS
Course designed to permit intensive study into topics of special interest and timeliness in the area of Management Information Systems Management. Prerequisites depend upon topics and approval of instructor. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MIS 470. APPLICATION AND WEB DEVELOPMENT (Formerly ITM 470)
This course familiarizes students with the modern web based application development and programming environment. It also teaches students the basics of key Internet technologies (HTML, JavaScript, Dynamic HTML, CSS, ASP, PHP, AJAX, and XML), and trains students into the application and usage of key Internet tools. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create and maintain modern advanced dynamic Web sites. Prerequisites: MIS 231, MIS 351, MIS 471, or permission of instructor. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits

MIS 471. DATA BASE DESIGN AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (Formerly ITM 471)
The course presents database design and management and emphasizes the relational model and Structured Query Language. Topics include database models, query languages, query optimization, database implementation, distributed processing, data mining, and business intelligence. Prerequisite: MIS 153 and MIS 231, or permission of the instructor. Offered as needed. One semester; three credits