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Information Systems

College of Business Administration

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Information Systems - IS Courses

Courses (I S)

LOWER DIVISION


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.

 

UPPER DIVISION


300. Management Information Systems (3)
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
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 repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters.

 

310. Business Statistics I (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 114 or MATH 108.
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.
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, oles 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).

 

446. Web Development and User Interface Design (3)
Prerequisites: IS 301, 340 or 343
Theory and applications of Web page and user interface design using development tools such as Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and HTML Editor. Internet business opportunities, network security, home page maintenance, and cooperative computing.
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 system, 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.

 

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, method, method abstraction, objects, classes and the relationship, class inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, inner classes, and the relationship between super-classes and sub-class, 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.

 

GRADUATE LEVEL


545./445. Internet Applications Development (3)
Prerequisites: IS 602 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
Theory and applications of the Internet. Applications development using tools such as HTML and FrontPage. Use and development of Intranet applications in the Client/Server environment. Issues such as Internet business opportunities, network security, home page maintenance, Internet database interface and cooperative computing.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

550. Business Telecommunications Management (3)
Prerequisite: IS 602 or equivalent.
Introduction to the technologies and applications of telecommunications and networking. Infrastructure planning and operation of organizational telecommunication networks. Management and control of Internet servers and mobile systems. Telecommunication regulation and standards.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

564./464. Network Modeling and Simulation (3)
Prerequisites: IS 601 and 550.
Fundamentals of simulation methodology and its use in performance measurement and feasibility study of business models of real systems. Basic probability distributions, random number generation, model formulation, evaluating results, validations, waiting-line simulation, network fundamental, and computer network performance measurement via simulation.Use of computer software simulation packages.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

580. Management Support Systems and Database Management Systems (3)
Prerequisite: IS 602 or equivalent.
Management Support Systems (MSS) with special emphasis on database management techniques. Use of information and database techniques to support management decision making. Individual and group decision support systems, groupware, expert systems, executive information systems, database management systems (DBMS), database analysis and design, database manipulation languages (SQL and QBE), and data warehousing. Hands-on projects on both MSS and DBMS.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

584./484. Electronic Commerce (3)
Prerequisite: IS 602 or equivalent.
A comprehensive managerial-oriented examination of the development of various electronic commerce applications on the internet. Major applications include advertisement and marketing, customer service, stocks and commodities, trading, market and product research and standard business-to-business transactions. EDI implementation issues such as security and payment methods.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

601. Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decision Making (3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing required.
Statistical analysis includes probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, forecasting and decision process. Management sciences include quantitative modeling, math programming, decision support systems and simulation applicable to various business functions. Use of computer software packages as analytical tools. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

602. Management of Information Systems (3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing required.
Foundation and infrastructure of information technology applied to strengthen competitiveness. Effective utilization of strategic information systems, telecommunications, system development process, database concepts and electronic commerce to enhance organizations’ operations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

695. Selected Topics (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Individual study under the direction of the faculty.
Letter grade only (A-F).