Information Systems Courses

A course listed in the Graduate Catalog does not guarantee it will be taught in a specific semester or academic year.
IS
515
Spreadsheets for Business Analysis.
3
Using spreadsheets to support business analysis and decision making. Includes sensitivity analysis, pivot tables, introductions to databases, and macros, charting, and similar topics.
Prerequisites: 
IS 201 or equivalent.
IS
520
Business Programming and Spreadsheet Automation.
3
Programming in Excel Visual Basic; automating common tasks; retrieving data from web servers; building optimization models and user forms.
Prerequisites: 
IS 201 or equivalent or instructor's consent.
IS
531
Enterprise Infrastructure.
3
Principles of IT enterprise infrastructure management, including platform choices, functionality, cost, security, deployment, controls, flexibility, and adaptability.
Prerequisites: 
Admission to MISM program; IS 404 or equivalent.
IS
533
Advanced Data Communications.
3
Design, management, and strategic use of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), intranets, and the Internet to solve business problems.
Prerequisites: 
IS 404 or equivalent.
IS
537
Data Structures and Algorithms.
3
Programming concepts for IS majors pursuing careers in software development. Concepts include lists, stocks, queue, maps, and other structures; sorting and other algorithms; and recursion.
Prerequisites: 
IS 403
IS
540
Spreadsheet and Database Automation Programming.
3
Automating spreadsheets in Excel, interacting with password-protected web sites, writing code to conduct simulations, solving common database interface problems in Access, etc.
Prerequisites: 
IS 202 or C S 142; or equivalent; or instructor's consent.
IS
542
Web Development.
3
Web development techniques, including server-side and client-side processing, database integration, and advanced browser techniques.
Prerequisites: 
IS 403 or equivalent.
IS
543
Mobile Platform Development.
3
Principles of mobile platforms. Application development for mobile platforms such as smart phones and tablets. Emphasizing user experience and business analytics for management decisions.
Prerequisites: 
IS 413 or equivalent.
IS
550
MISM Capstone Introduction.
0.5
Presentations by faculty and professionals to make students aware of latest developments in the field and help them prepare a capstone project proposal.
Prerequisites: 
Final year in MISM.
IS
551
User Experience Design and Technical Leadership.
3
Leadership in a technical field, and user experience design in the context of web and mobile application development.
Prerequisites: 
Admission to a Marriott School graduate program.
IS
552
MISM Capstone Project.
3
Development and completion of capstone project integrating information systems knowledge previously gained in the MISM program
Prerequisites: 
Admission to MISM.
IS
555
Data Mining for Business Intelligence.
3
Computation of business intelligence from data resources within modern organizations using data mining.
Prerequisites: 
Admission to a Marriott School graduate program; introductory statistics.
IS
560
Information Security Management.
3
How technology, organizations, and people interact to create secure information systems. Topics include data encryption, physical security, information security policies, and security awareness and training.
Prerequisites: 
I Sys 404 or equivalent.
IS
562
Project Management.
3
Principles and skills of project management in an information systems context, including management of risk, schedule, scope, cost, quality control, communications, human resources, and procurement.
Prerequisites: 
Admission to a Marriott School graduate program.
IS
565
Digital Forensics for Organizations.
3
Digital forensics from an organizational perspective, covering the three functions of digital forensics performed by businesses: employee abuse investigations, incident response, and electronic discovery.
Prerequisites: 
I Sys 404 or equivalent.
IS
566
Advanced Database Management.
3
Advanced data modeling; use of triggers and stored procedures; extracting, transforming and loading data from transaction systems to analytical systems; introduction to data warehouses; introduction to NoSQL.
Prerequisites: 
IS 402
IS
571
Introduction to Academic Research in Information Systems.
3
Conducting academic information systems research, including philosophy of science, causality, validity, research proposal development, and research methods.
Prerequisites: 
Admission to MISM program; instructor's consent.
IS
572
Structural Equation Modeling.
3
Science and theory; constructs and measurement; surveys and experiments; data screening; human subjects protocols (IRB); factor analysis; model fit; academic writing.
Prerequisites: 
IS 571; Instructor's consent.
IS
590
R
Managing a Software Startup.
3
IS
590
R
Computer Forensics.
3
IS
590
R
Seminar in Information Systems.
3
Special topics by announcement.
IS
590
R
User-Centered Interface Design.
3
IS
590
R
Network Administration.
3
IS
590
R
Android Mobile Development.
3
IS
599
R
Academic Internship: Information Systems.
0.5-3
Approved on-the-job experience. Applying classroom theory and technology to actual problems; exploring career opportunities; learning role of information systems in business environment.
Prerequisites: 
Admission to Marriott School graduate program; departmental consent.
IS
693
R
Readings and Conference.
0.5-3
In-depth study one-on-one with chosen professor on topic of mutual interest not currently covered in an existing course.
Prerequisites: 
MISM director's consent.
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