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Information Systems

College of Business Administration

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Information Systems - IS Courses

Courses (I S)


233. Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications (3)

An introduction to the use of the Internet and e-mail, Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; basic computer literacy.
Credit/No Credit grading only.


300. Management Information Systems (3)

Prerequisite: IS 233 or equivalent.
Information systems concepts and components, contemporary organizational applications, development and management of information systems, and future trends. Computer-based team projects requiring integration and application of conceptual and skills-oriented information systems knowledge in business environment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

301. Business Communications (3)

Analysis of principles of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting business information. Written and oral communications involving problem solving in the business management process.
Letter grade only (A-F).

301L.Business Communications Writing Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: I S 301 (a grade of “C” or better if taken previously); consent of instructor.
A remedial, writing-intensive laboratory for undergraduate business students who wish to develop the necessary writing skills for successful professional practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

310. Business Statistics I (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 108 or 114.
Application of statistics to business problems. Data collection and organization, probability theory, measures of central tendency and dispersion, hypothesis testing and estimation, simple regression, and correlation. Use of statistical software.
Letter grade only (A-F)

320. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 114 or 108.
Application of quantitative analysis and computer software for solving business problems. Linear programming, integer programming, PERT and CPM, inventory control, queuing models, quality control, number basis, transportation and assignment models, and simulation. Use of computer software.
Letter grade only (A-F).

340. Business Application Programming (3)

Prerequisites: I S 300.
Object-oriented programming (OOP). Labels, buttons and text boxes, menus, dialog boxes and multiple forms, arrays, and drag-and-drop functions. Accessing database files. Concepts ranging from simple to advanced. Visual programming systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

343. Business Programming (3)

Prerequisite: I S 300.
Introduction to business computer programming. Use of C++ programming language to familiarize the student with proper programming style and practice.
Letter grade only (A-F).

355. Introduction to Business Telecommunications (3)

Prerequisite: I S 300.
Introduction to concepts and technology of telecommunications and networking in business and organizations. Basics of voice, data, image, and video transmission. Fundamentals of networking, use of Internet technology and telecommunication regulation and standards.
Letter grade only (A-F).

380. Database Management (3)

Prerequisite: I S 300.
Introduction to database requirements, analysis and specification. SQL query formulation. Database implementation using relational database management system software, such as Oracle. Design of computerized business forms and reports.
Letter grade only (A-F).

385. Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Prerequisite: I S 300.
Introduction to current and emerging practices, concepts and methods of systems analysis and design. Development process models, requirements analysis and system modeling, conceptual and physical design, systems implementation and maintenance, project management and teamwork, roles and responsibilities of systems analysts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

410. Business Statistics II (3)

Prerequisites: IS 310 and 301.
A second course in business statistics. Sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation analyses, multiple regression, non-parametric techniques, one-way and two-way analysis of variance, and time series forecasting. Use of appropriate software and spreadsheet modeling.
Letter grade only (A-F)

445./545. Internet Applications Development (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301, 343 or 340.
Design, management, and applications of Internet-based electronic business transaction systems. Special emphasis on Web home page design and database-driven Web application development. Lecture, hands-on, software project and case studies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

455. Local Area Networks (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301, 355.
Technology and system development of local area networks. Network requirement analysis, design, implementation, and operation from user and network administrator perspectives. Network server management, wide area network and Internet connectivity, and network security and control.
Letter grade only (A-F).

456. Systems Integration and Security (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301, 355.
Technology, application, operating system, infrastructure, and systems integration in internetworking and enterprise networking. Interoperability, mobile system, multimedia, distributed and collaborative systems, network management, fault tolerance, security and middleware. Case studies and hands-on activities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

457. Wireless Systems and Mobile Applications (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301 and 355.
Application of information technologies, management in wireless and mobile environment. Technical aspects of wireless internetworking and mobile applications in business. Pervasive and ubiquitous computing environment and applications. Current technical issues, application development, and human interface design.
Letter grade only (A-F).

464./564. Network Modeling and Simulation (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301 and 310.
Fundamentals of simulation methodology for performance and feasibility study of business models. Basic probability distributions, random number generation, model formulation, evaluating results, validations, waiting-line simulation, and computer network performance measurement via simulation and use of computer software simulation packages.
Letter grade only (A-F).

470. Decision Support Systems (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301, 310, 380.
Use of information systems technologies to support decision making by managers. Emphasis is given to individual and group decision support systems, expert systems, and executive information systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

480. Advanced Database Management (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301, 380.
Advanced approaches such as object oriented, data warehousing, and client/server methods to database applications and development. Use of entity-relationship analysis to identify objects. Development of relational database systems for a business. Application software development project using cutting-edge database technology.
Letter grade only (A-F).

483. Business Applications Using Java (3)

Prerequisites: IS 300, 301.
Development of business application using Java language. Tools and technologies including data types, program control, objects, classes and relationship, class inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, inner classes, the relationship between super-classes and sub-classes, event-driven programming and socket-bases communication in Java.
Letter grade only (A-F).

484./584. Electronic Commerce (3)

Prerequisites: IS 300, 301.
Theory and applications of electronic commerce including issues such as E-cash, E-banking, E-tailing, SCM, E-marketing, B2C, B2B, C2C, E-government, Intenet business opportunities, Internet security homepage maintenance, Internet database interface and cooperative computing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

485. Information Systems Project (3)

Prerequisites: IS 301, 380.
A comprehensive systems project of moderate complexity for a client-server environment using a team approach for requirements analysis, system design, and prototype creation. Project planning and management techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

495. Selected Topics (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and GPA of 3.0 or higher in major, IS 301.
Topics of current interest in the field as announced in the Schedule of Classes.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

497. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Chair; student must be on Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in Management Information Systems.
Individual projects, research, or study in the option.