MIS Courses

MIS 2100 - Principles of Management Information Systems - 3 credits

Covers principles of management information systems including how to use and manage information technology to improve business processes, improve decision making, and gain competitive advantage. Includes MIS concepts and vocabulary, as well as information technology.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 3200 - Business Communication (CI) - Communications Intensive - 3 credits

Development and application of effective oral, interpersonal and written business communication skills using critical thinking skills to analyze business-related situations and apply appropriate communication frameworks. Polished communicaiton skills will be fostered through various communication approaches and technologies.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Grade of C or better in ENGL 2010

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 3330 - Database Management - 3 credits

Theory and application of designing, developing, and maintaining database systems. Principles of management of data resources to support effective information systems in organizations.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, completion of at least 40 credits, and MIS 2100 or OSS 2450 or permission of instructor

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

MIS 3450 - Designing Graphical User Interfaces for Electronic Commerce - 3 credits

Application of current web standards, techniques, and web design principles to develop graphical user interfaces using an integrated development environment (IDE).

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, completion of at least 40 credits, and MIS 2100 or OSS 2450.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 3500 - Introduction to Business Applications Programming - 3 credits

Creation of applications to solve business problems or support business functions related to financial, personnel, sales, and information systems management. Students create working systems using widely used Windows software and standard programming principles.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

MIS 3800 - Information Technology Hardware and System Software - 3 credits

Principles and application of computer hardware and software. Includes topics related to theoretical underpinnings, setup, installation, configuration, and management of computer hardware and system software.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MIS 2100, admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 4330 - Database Implementation - 3 credits

Application of advanced database concepts using enterprise-wide database products. Includes advanced structured query language (SQL) development, database programming development, database administration basics, integration of database tools within a project context, introduction of data mining and data warehousing, reporting tools, and database and XML integration.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MIS 3330 or equivalent.

Cross-listed as: MIS 6330.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 4350 - Introduction to Performance Improvement Projects - 3 credits

Introductory course in performance improvement projects. Includes analysis of current business processes in order to devise appropriate training and development programs or information systems applications. Students learn the systems approach to designing and implementing programs or applications in business.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, and completion of at least 40 credits.

Cross-listed as: MIS 6350.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 4550 - Principles of International Business Communications (CI) - Communications Intensive - 3 credits

Culture-general and culture-specific study of business communication in the diverse world of international business from both theoretical and applied perspectives.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 4800 - Security of Business Information Systems - 3 credits

In-depth exploration of security issues in business information systems. Includes workstation, work-groups, intranet, and wide-area network security. Covers development of security policies and procedures.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, completion of at least 40 credits, and MIS 2100 or OSS 2450.

Cross-listed as: MIS 6800.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 4950 - Senior Honors Thesis/Project - 3 credits

Creative project that will then be written up and presented as a Senior Thesis as required for an Honors Plan.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 5050 - Advanced Web-Based Management Information Systems Development - 3 credits

Students learn how to design, develop, and implement an Internet commerce website. Includes instruction in modeling and building an advanced management website system.

Prerequisite/Restriction: CS 1400 or MIS 3500; and MIS 3330.

Cross-listed as: MIS 6050.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 5150 - Special Topics: Emerging Technologies in Management Information Systems - 3 credits

Special topics in Management Information Systems not covered in regular course offerings. Course is repeatable for credit only when students enroll for a topic for which they have not previously received credit. This course is offered from time to time, but usually only when the instructor has a special topic or project.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, completion of at least 40 credits, and MIS 3330.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, every other year

MIS 5300 - Advanced Data Communications - 3 credits

Principles of data communications, local and wide-area networks, hardware, software, media standards, management, and business applications. Management and strategic use of local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs) to solve business problems.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, completion of at least 40 credits, and MIS 2100 or OSS 2450.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 5350 - Quantitative Financial Modeling and Applications - 3 credits

Introduction to quantitative methods and computer applications applicable in financial modeling. Covers financial statement modeling, asset allocation, risk analysis, scenario generation, and option pricing through the introduction and proper uses of spreadsheet modeling, decision analysis, simulation, and optimization techniques.

Prerequisite/Restriction: FIN 3400 and MIS 2100

Cross-listed as: FIN 5350

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 5650 - Advanced Website Development - 3 credits

Creating e-commerce websites using a combination of the following technologies: XHTML, PHP, JavaScript, and DBMSs such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL server 2005, etc. This technical course maintains a business focus as a transaction-oriented commercial site.

Prerequisite/Restriction: CS 1400 or MIS 3500; and MIS 3330.

Cross-listed as: MIS 6650.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 5700 - Internet Management and Electronic Commerce (DSS) - Depth Social Sciences - 3 credits

Familiarizes students with concepts and technologies relating to business and the Internet. Focuses on the new business environment that has evolved through the Internet, as well as associated technologies and strategies.

Prerequisite/Restriction: OSS 1400, admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, and completion of at least 40 credits. Some programming experience is helpful.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 5900 - Systems Design and Implementation - 3 credits

Management, evaluation, documentation, maintenance, and reengineering of business information systems projects.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admittance to a USU major, cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher, completion of at least 40 credits, MIS 3330, and MIS 3500 or CS 1400.

Co-requisite: MIS 5910

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

MIS 5910 - Systems Design Laboratory - 1 credit

Required laboratory for MIS 5900, allowing students to complete assigned team projects.

Co-requisite: MIS 5900.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

MIS 5950 - Independent Readings - 1-5 credits

Designed for individual student projects as approved by the department.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

MIS 6050 - Advanced Web-Based Management Information Systems Development - 3 credits

Students learn how to design, develop, and implement an Internet commerce website. Includes instruction in modeling and building an advanced management website system.

Prerequisite/Restriction: CS 1400 or MIS 3500; and MIS 3330.

Cross-listed as: MIS 5050.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 6110 - Workshop - 1-3 credits

Intensive workshops.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 6120 - Business Information Systems Development - 3 credits

Business information systems development, including analysis, design, and implementation. Students develop a working prototype to solve a real-world information systems problem.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 6150 - Communication for Business - 3 credits

In-depth study of the process for preparing written business communications and related oral presentations. Preparation of reports relevant to student’s major.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MIS 3200 or equivalent.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 6180 - Intrasession MBA Workshop - 0.5-1 credit

Intensive workshops designed to enhance the MBA experience.

Repeatable for credit.

MIS 6200 - Business Data Communication Systems - 3 credits

Introduction to business data communications, including concepts, network architecture, data communication software and hardware, distributed information systems, and business communication system services.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 6230 - Management of Database Systems - 3 credits

Theory and application of designing, developing, and maintaining database systems. Principles of management of data resources to support effective information systems in organizations.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

MIS 6250 - Graduate Internship - 1-6 credits

Graduate-level internship in business, industry, or government position approved by department. Requires written learning objectives, performance evaluation, and a final internship written report. Requires 75 hours internship per 1 semester credit.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 6330 - Database Implementation - 3 credits

Application of advanced database concepts using enterprise-wide database products. Includes advanced structured query language (SQL) development, database programming development, database administration basics, integration of database tools within a project context, introduction of data mining and data warehousing, reporting tools, and database and XML integration.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MIS 3330 or equivalent.

Cross-listed as: MIS 4330.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 6350 - Introduction to Performance Improvement Projects - 3 credits

Introductory course in performance improvement projects. Includes analysis of current business processes in order to devise appropriate training and development programs or information systems applications. Students learn the systems approach to designing and implementing programs or applications in business.

Cross-listed as: MIS 4350.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 6400 - Local Area Network Management for Business - 3 credits

Application of networking concepts related to the management of local area networks. Includes topics related to setup, management, and maintenance of local area networks and installation of electronic mail-handling systems.

MIS 6410 - Human-Computer Interface Design - 3 credits

Integrates aspects of industrial psychology, work physiology, human environments, job analysis, and hardware/software engineering in the study of designing effective, efficient input/output interfaces for business information systems.

MIS 6440 - Information and Decision Making - 3 credits

Case-based approach to learning role of information technology when making quantitative and qualitative analyses, including statistical techniques to solve business problems through the use of information technology.

Prerequisite/Restriction: At least one graduate or undergraduate class in statistics.

MIS 6450 - Human-Computer Interface Design - 3 credits

Application of human-computer interface design principles for e-commerce projects using an integrated development environment (IDE).

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

MIS 6500 - Developing Business Information Systems with Advanced Software Concepts - 3 credits

Creation of custom applications to solve typical business problems or support common functions using Visual Basic programming and OLE Automation with MS Office software.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Knowledge of database and spreadsheet software.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

MIS 6510 - Information Systems Strategy - 2-3 credits

Introduction to information systems at general management level. Includes strategic look at needs of an organization and how the function of information systems can help the organization become more effective.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 6550 - International Business Communication - 3 credits

Culture-general and culture-specific study of business communication in the diverse world of international business from both theoretical and applied perspectives.

MIS 6640 - E-Commerce Data Interchange Using XML - 3 credits

Designed to build e-commerce applications using XML (Extensible Markup Language) as the underlying technology. Students will also learn to parse XML documents, use Extensible Style Sheet language, and use XSQL (an Oracle technology) to tie XML with its database.

Prerequisite/Restriction: BUS 3100, MIS 3330, and MIS 3500.

MIS 6650 - Advanced Website Development - 3 credits

Creating e-commerce websites using a combination of the following technologies: XHTML, PHP, JavaScript, and DBMSs such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL server 2005, etc. This technical course maintains a business focus as a transaction-oriented commercial site.

Prerequisite/Restriction: CS 1400 or MIS 3500; and MIS 3330.

Cross-listed as: MIS 5650.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 6660 - The Adult Business Learner - 3 credits

Focuses on the adult business learner, the concept of the “learning organization,” and the different types of postsecondary institutions that provide adult training and education in business.

MIS 6700 - Information Systems Strategies for Electronic Commerce - 3 credits

A management-oriented treatment of general information systems principles and topics relating to information systems strategies for electronic commerce, such as business models, mass customization, market research, security and assurance, entrepreneurship, intelligent agents, virtual corporations, electronic payments, and customer service.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 6750 - Business Process Reengineering Using Information Technology - 3 credits

Examines methodologies and state-of-the-art thinking in the area of business process reengineering. Designed to help students understand how organizations manage change in contemporary global business environments by utilizing the latest information systems and technology techniques.

MIS 6770 - Competency-based Instruction - 3 credits

Business teachers learn how to develop competency-based instruction by completing a CBI project.

MIS 6800 - Security of Business Information Systems - 3 credits

In-depth exploration of security issues in business information systems. Includes workstation, work-groups, intranet, and wide-area network security. Covers development of security policies and procedures. Includes information necessary to pass Certified Information Systems Security Professionals exam.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MIS 3500 or graduate admission.

Cross-listed as: MIS 4800.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 6810 - Introduction to the Research Process - 3 credits

Essential scientific research concepts of theory development and data collection and the technology of research, including writing and funding proposals, experimental and study design, and project management. Includes a hands-on research project conducted by the student.

Repeatable for credit.

MIS 6950 - Independent Readings - 1-3 credits

Specialized projects for graduate students.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 6970 - Master’s Paper - 1-6 credits

Master’s-level thesis or Plan B research credit.

Repeatable for credit.

Pass/Fail only.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement - 1-3 credits

Repeatable for credit.

Pass/Fail only.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 7250 - Graduate Research Internship - 1-3 credits

For doctoral students desiring to improve their research capability. Prior approval required. Repeatable to a maximum of six credits.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 7600 - Historical Foundations of Information Systems - 3 credits

Provides in-depth analysis and review of foundation literature, important topics, latest results, and emerging areas of information systems research.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

MIS 7610 - Critical Analysis of Issues - 3 credits

Examines critical analysis/thinking techniques, creative problem solving, and the identification of issues and trends in the field.

MIS 7950 - Independent Readings - 1-3 credits

Independent readings for graduate students. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 7970 - Doctoral Dissertation - 1-12 credits

Independent readings for graduate students. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

MIS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement - 1-9 credits

Prerequisite/Restriction: Enrollment restricted to doctoral-level students only. Signature of department head required.

Repeatable for credit.

Pass/Fail only.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer