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INFO 111 BUSINESS MICROCOMPUTER USE [+]
Laboratory course that familiarizes students with current end-user software such as word processors, spreadsheets and databases. May not receive credit for both INFO 111 and INFO 211. Two hours per week.
INFO 211 INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCEPTS FOR MANAGEMENT [+]
Become familiar with current end-user software, such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases, and examine the use of these and other information technology to meet management challenges within the business environment. Computer-based labs and class discussions promote understanding of the technical aspects of information systems and an appreciation for the relationship between systems and organizational processes. May not receive credit for both INFO 111 and INFO 211. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.
INFO 281 INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS STATISTICS [+]
Study of modern statistical techniques with emphasis on data analysis in a computer assisted environment. Topics include analysis of variance and experimental design, categorical data analysis, regression analysis, model building, time series analysis and index numbers. Prerequisites: C or better in INFO 111 or INFO 211 or COSC 116, C or better in MATH 155, C or better in MATH 160 or 201. Three hours per week.
INFO 301 BUSINESS APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT [+]
Introduction to the development of business applications using software development languages and tools commonly used in industry. Topics include design and implementation of user interfaces, business process automation and data stores. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 311 BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS [+]
Study the methods and techniques for conducting a systems project that solves business problems with information technology. Plan, analyze, design and implement a business system as a member of a project team. Computer-based systems analysis and design tool is available for use in the lab. May not receive credit for both INFO 475 and INFO 311. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 315 PROJECT MANAGEMENT [+]
Introduces students to formal project management methods, tools, and processes, including scope, quality, scheduling, cost estimation, communication, risk and change management. Follows the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Although case examples focus on Information Systems, can apply to any major. Includes teamwork, guest lecturers from industry project leaders, and software applications. Major Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program, C or better in INFO 311. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 311. Three hours per week.
INFO 326 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT [+]
Study of productivity, quality control, cost-effectiveness and profitability of manufacturing and service organizations from the managerial perspective. Topics include product design, resource requirements and flow, facility layout, distribution system design, quality control, forecasting techniques and inventory policy. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 281. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 281. Three hours per week.
INFO 333 3D PRINTING/DIGITALLY ENABLED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT [+]
Innovate digitally enabled electronic products using emerging technologies such as Arduino, 3D printing and the Internet of Things. Coverage includes concepts of basic electronics, computer programming, computer-aided design and entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: INFO 301 or COSC 117 or COSC 120 or one semester of programming coursework as assessed by the instructor. Three hours per week.
INFO 338 SPECIAL TOPICS [+]
Advanced study of varying information systems topics based on students’ interests and needs. May be repeated once for credit under different subtitle. May substitute for an INFO major elective. Prerequisite: Varies by topic. Three hours per week.
INFO 340 DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE [+]
A high growth area, data mining is used by organizations to better understand their situations as well as the world in which they function in order to devise effective strategies and policy options. Covers the concepts, software tools and related skills to help students become professional data analysts. A term project and presentation adopts a real-world problem-solving context. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211, 281. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211, 281. Three hours per week.
INFO 350 WEB ANALYSIS AND DESIGN [+]
Investigates the current state of the Web by analyzing best practices. Involves formal theories for analysis and design. Students will participate in usability studies. The theories and studies of renowned usability, design, and technical experts will be highlighted throughout the course. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 370 ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND INTEGRATED BUSINESS PROCESSES [+]
Examines enterprise resource planning (ERP) information systems used extensively in organizations to facilitate integrated business processes. Provides a conceptual review of underlying business process implemented in ERP systems as well as hands-on use of ERP software to reinforce understanding. The roles of other enterprise systems are discussed and demonstrated. Major Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in ACCT 201, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in ACCT 201, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 385 DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING [+]
Concepts and characteristics of data communication systems including network architectures, network operating systems, OSI Reference Model and network trends. Examination of wired and wireless networks, network security and network management. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211 or COSC 116 or COSC 120. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211 or COSC 116 or COSC 120. Three hours per week.
INFO 386 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS [+]
Study of the design, implementation and application of database management systems. Examination of several commercially available systems. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211 or COSC 118 or COSC 120. Three hours per week.
INFO 395 MANAGERIAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS WITH VBA [+]
Implementation of computerized technologies to support managerial decision-making using Visual Basic for Applications to create cost-effective and impressive client deliverables. Topics include decision support approaches and expert systems as implemented in and integrated with spreadsheet business software for rapid applications development. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 401 MOBILE ENTERPRISE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT [+]
Using mobile development platforms, build and deploy hybrid mobile applications that are designed to execute across a variety of smart devices, with particular emphasis on the development of enterprise applications that extract and deploy data from business information systems, web services and other organizational data sources. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 301. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 301. Three hours per week.
INFO 430 BUSINESS ANALYTICS [+]
Advanced information technologies for achieving knowledge about status, potentials and perspectives of a company out of heterogeneous and distributed data. Topics include data warehouse and OLAP, enterprise reporting, multidimensional data modeling, advanced data visualization, and predictive analysis. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program or junior standing, C or better INFO 281, 386. Three hours per week.
INFO 440 STORAGE TECHNICAL FUNDAMENTALS [+]
Comprehensive coverage of modern sotrage technology with enables students to make more informed decisions in an increasingly complex IT environment. Learn the latest storage architectures, such as Storage Subsystems, SAN, NAS, DAS, CAS, IP-SAN, and data security. Prerequisite or Corequisite: INFO 386. Three hours per week.
INFO 450 COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OS TECHNOLOGIES [+]
Study of technical topics related to computer systems. Emphasis is placed on hardware architecture, Operating Systems, basic networking, and application software compatibilities issues. Cannot receive credit for both INFO 450 and INFO 455. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 455 ADVANCED MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS [+]
Advanced study of microcomputer applications in business with extensive coverage of database management, decision support and operating systems and the use of standard business software. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 460 SECURITY MANAGEMENT [+]
Provides an overview of the field of information security and assurance through the application of policies, education and technologies. Learn a spectrum of security methodologies and procedures relating to risk management, firewalls and VPNs, access control, intrusion detection and prevention systems, cryptography, and physical security. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 465 GLOBAL I NFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT [+]
Analysis of technical, cultural, organizational, and geopolitical challenges facing business and IT professionals in implementing and managing IT in an increasingly global, technological environment. Current readings and case studies are used to examine infrastructure, e-business, global teamwork, and trans-border and cross-cultural information systems issues. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 211. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211. Three hours per week.
INFO 471 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ERP [+]
Examines enterprise resource planning (ERP) information systems in greater depth through extensive hands-on use of ERP software to reinforce understanding of how these systems facilitate integrated business processes. Includes configuration of an ERP system. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 370. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 211, INFO 370. Three hours per week.
INFO 476 INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION [+]
Design, implementation, and documentation of an information system. The development project is in the form of field-study or in-depth case-study. Successful completion of this course satisfies the ABLE requirement. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 311. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 311. Three hours per week.
INFO 480 SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS [+]
Study of major research findings, case studies and current issues relevant to management in the era of computer-based information systems and use of standard business software. Prerequisites: Junior Information Systems major. Three hours per week.
INFO 485 ADVANCED SEMINAR ON NETWORKING [+]
Advanced study of designing, implementing, administering and troubleshooting networks that incorporate major network operating systems. Discussions on effectiveness of networks and general IT. Assists students working toward entry-level general networking (Network+, Network Security, etc. ) or vendor-specific (Cisco, Microsoft, Linux, etc) certifications. Major Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Program, C or better in INFO 385. Non-Major Prerequisites: Junior standing, C or better in INFO 385. Three hours per week.
INFO 490 INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP [+]
Professional work experience in information systems. Prerequisites: Junior status, Information Systems major, placement approval and permissions of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements, admission to the Professional Program, C or better in INFO 311, successful completion of BUAD 300. Three hours per week.
INFO 491 ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP [+]
Research associated with an internship experience in information systems. Prerequisites: INFO 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE office administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.
INFO 494 DIRECTED STUDY IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS [+]
Intensive research or study of a selected topic in management information systems. May be used as an information systems elective if approved by the department chair. May be repeated once for credit under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor prior to registration.
INFO 501 ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS [+]
Introduces basic processes, the transactions in those processes and how data is generated via those processes. Use an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to do these processes and use the data extracted from the system for decision-making purposes. See the advantage of an integrated system while seeing the limitations of using a transaction-processing system for business intelligence. Three hours per week.
INFO 502 DATA MANAGEMENT [+]
Provides basic concepts in database management, including database processing, data modeling, database design and implementation. Learn the basic differences between a relational database and in-memory database both conceptually and through hands-on exercises. Use MySQL (relational database) to see the basic concepts of database and SAP HANA (in-memory database) to see the benefits of in-memory computing in terms of speed of processing. Prerequisites: INFO 501. Three hours per week.
INFO 503 CRM AND BUSINESS ANALYTICS [+]
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Engagement Intelligence is an emergent marketing and firm-to-customer business strategy based on a deep understanding of customer value. In practice, it involves the use and analysis of marketing databases and communication technologies to determine firm practices that maximize the lifetime value of each individual customer and provide answers to questions about customer loyalty and return on marketing investments. Use SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and Business Objects-Explorer for hands-on experience with analytical processes. Prerequisites: INFO 502. Three hours per week.
INFO 504 BUSINESS MOBILITY [+]
Employees increasingly rely on mobile devices to get their work done, but that requires developing the mobile applications to be able to do so. Learn the basic concepts of this cutting-edge technology by using a hybrid web container to “push” web applications to mobile devices, thus allowing individuals to access transaction data as well as sophisticated analytics via their mobile devices. Create mobile applications and use those applications to access data from an ERP systems as well as analytical and visualization technologies. Prerequisites: INFO 502. Three hours per week.
INFO 505 PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS AND DATA VISUALIZATION [+]
Building on analytics knowledge gained in CRM and Business Analytics, add predictive analytics and data visualization to the repertoire of analytics tools. Use sophisticated analytical tools and data from in-memory database to conduct advanced analysis of data from enterprise systems such as predicting the future profitability of a customer. Create dashboards and other visualization tools to allow decision makers to more easily view the results of the analysis. Prerequisites: INFO 503, 504. Three hours per week.
INFO 602 DECISION MAKING IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN [+]
Examines contemporary quantitative methodologies for optimizing firm initiatives and enhancing efficiency. Topics include multicriteria decision making, linear programming, forecasting, neural networks, and Monte Carlo simulation. Ethical implications and use of these methodologies for strategic advantage and profit maximization are discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; completion of MYCLASSES Excel Assessment; INFO 326 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Four hours per week for half a semester.
INFO 615 PROJECT MANAGEMENT [+]
Essential concepts in project management taking a socio-technical perspective, incorporating both technical (e.g., scheduling, budgeting, tracking) and interpersonal (e.g., teams, motivation, communication) aspects of project management. Addresses all phases of project management from planning to closing. Includes project management simulation, hnads-on use of project management software and planning for a real-world project. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Three hours per week.
INFO 620 ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND INTEGRATED BUSINESS PROCESSES [+]
Explores concepts, ethical ramifications and use of enterprise systems designed to support integrated business processes. An international business case, Global Bike, and the international leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP), SAP, are used to illustrate the integration and flow of information within an organization. Implications for master data management and business strategy are also discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program; INFO 326 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Six hours per week for half a semester.
INFO 655 INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT DECISIONS [+]
Computerized management tools for decision-making are emphasized. Design and use of data processing systems, transaction processing systems and decision support systems discussed. Microcomputer applications include database management spreadsheets, statistical and word processing packages. Prerequisite: Admission to M.B.A. program. Three hours per week.
INFO 670 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE MODELS [+]
Study of rational decision-making in a computer-assisted environment. Topics include decision theory, linear programming, distribution models, inventory and project management. Prerequisite: Admission to M.B.A. program. Three hours per week.
INFO 686 DATABASE PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT [+]
Essential concepts in database management, including database processing, data modeling, relational database design, and implementation. Includes project management methods, hands-on use of database tools, SQL, and a team project requiring on-line collaboration. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, computer literacy and MS Office tools. Three hours per week.

 

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