Students in the Driehaus College of Business who wish to acquire skills in both the business and the technological foundations of information systems management may minor in Management Information Systems to further their skill set and marketability in technological business fields.
BUSINESS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
The focus of this course is on the early phases of information systems development, specifically: planning, analysis, and requirements specification. In general, the course covers business modeling, process management, requirements gathering and other topics deemed important to business by systems analysts and consultants. Typical topics include planning techniques, analysis techniques, the system development life cycle, data flow diagrams, data gathering, network diagrams, Gantt charts, business process reengineering, joint application design, use case diagrams, flow charts, decision trees, decision tables, structured English, and more. Offered every fall.
MIS 140 or MIS 340 is a prerequisite for this class.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
The course covers topics such as entity relationship modeling, normalization, Structured Query Language, database design principles, data warehousing, transaction management, and database administration. Students will complete assignments and a group term project using Microsoft SQL Server 05.
THE INTERNET AND THE WEB
APPLIED NETWORKS AND SECURITY
This course introduces the networking and security technologies required to build and maintain a home or small-office network. Networking topics will include client/server application software configuration, network connectivity (cabling, switch and router configuration), basic IP addressing, network address translation and options for public Internet access services. Security topics will include typical threats and responses, firewalls, host hardening, password management and virtual private network (VPNs). The course has a lab component where students apply wired and wireless technologies to design and administer a small network with various applications. PREREQUISITE(S): none
INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The course covers IS project management concepts, techniques, tools, issues, roles and responsibilities of project leaders. Topics include, but not limited to, resource allocation, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, use of Gantt charts, precedence analysis, PERT, and CPM. Students are exposed to Microsoft Project.
(An MIS major or E-Business Major and MIS 360) or (an MIS minor and MIS 350) are a prerequisite for this class.
INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES IN BUSINESS
The course will be an introduction to internet technologies with particular focus on World Wide Web and e-business applications. Topics include internet technology application framework, attributes of e-business applications, client and server side processing, web servers, Java, J2EE and Microsoft's .NET, accessing enterprise data, HTTP security, certificates and CA, XML and e-business integration, latency and workload management, and wireless access. Students will work in groups and will be required to do one design proposal and make one presentation using Visio.
IT 130 is a prerequisite for this class.