Graduate Level CIS Course Descriptions

CISP 501 Strategic Information Systems Management      3 Credit Hours

This course examines the value of computer-based information systems in enabling organizations to achieve competitive advantage, increase their operational efficiency, and make effective decisions. It explores information systems' relationships with and effects on organization strategies. It examines tools for developing and evaluating information systems strategies for their alignment with and contributions to organizational strategies. It also stresses considerations of business ethics in strategic application of information systems. Students learn and apply concepts introduced in the course through multiple methods, including case studies; use of advanced software applications for analyzing and solving business problems; and group projects.

CISP 502 Fiancial Management   3 Credit Hours

The growth of information technology has changed the nature of economics and financial practices by impacting on the collection and analysis of data. The course explores the role of information technology using cases, real world data, and Spreadsheet technology that can make economics and financial analyses more effective, transparent and relevant. The course in this context evaluates the electronic business models available for e-commerce ventures using an amalgam of topics from financial management and mircoeconomics. (Prerequisites: ACCT 201 & BADM 301 or Equivalent)

CISP 503 Supply Chain Management Systems   3 Credit Hours

This course explores the concepts of logistics and supply chain management systems for efficient cross-functional linkage within the organization and the supply chain partners. Topics include inventory management, transportation management, project management, supply chain information system, such as electronic data interchange and radio frequency identification, forecasting, supply chain economics, supply chain finance, supplier selection and supply chain performance measurement. (Prerequisite: BADM 362 or Equivalent)

CISP 506 Applied Marketing   3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the student and development of marketing tools for competing effectively in the Internet economy, including marketing issues that managers must address as they consider how to develop successful commercial strategies on the Web and other emerging electronic media. It views the WEB as a channel of information distribution, and increases understanding of the nature of the Internet, its culture, and issues related to information flow, trust, and privacy. Topics include using database applications in marketing research (both qualitative and quantitative), consumer behavior, customer service, advertising, positioning and Web economics. Teaching methods include class lecture, readings, case studies, on-line activities, and a Web-based marketing project. (Prerequisite BADM 370 or Equivalent)

CISP 510 Object-Oriented System Design & Development   3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills required for the design and implementation of object-oriented information systems. The course examines and applies recent object-oriented methodologies including models, techniques, and tools to support system development process, It shows applications of object-oriented methodology in different areas, such as C + + and JAVA to develop individual and group projects (Prerequisite CISP 426)

CISP 603 System Analysis and Design   3 Credit Hours

This course provides some analysis of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Emphasis is placed  on the tools and techniques that a project leader, systems analyst and programmer would use to design and document an information system. The course also will emphasize the importance of various skills, which the systems analyst should possess, including: communication, problem solving and project management. Team oriented projects are utilized to aid in understanding how systems concepts are developed in the business world.

CISP 604 Electronic Commerce   3 Credit Hours

This course examines the current business practices in electronic commerce. It focuses on e-commerce foundations and e-business infrastructure and strategies using database applications. It examines extended relationships between e-commerce and other applications including e-procurement, e-marketing, supply chain management. Further studies include ethical issues and global trends.

CISP 605 Web Site Design and Management   3 Credit Hours

This course examines the design and management of Web sites for electronic business applications. Topics include Web sites planning, design, implementation, and evaluation. It looks at the principles and elements of effective Web sites as a practical business communication tool. Through the individual and group project, students have opportunities to develop and manage Web sites using languages, such as CSS, XHTML and Java Script. Projects are evaluated based on their design, content, application and effectiveness.

CISP 633 Applied Project Management    3 Credit Hours

This course provides understanding of project management techniques for planning and controlling schedule, costs, and quality in information technology design, development, and implementation projects. It emphasizes integration of strategies into project selection and management, risk management and assessment in the project management process, and use of project management software.

CISP 650 Advanced Data Communication Systems   3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on fundamentals and principles of telecommunication and networking systems and their applications in the real-world. It examines the technical and managerial aspects of networking as an essential tool of any organization's functionally. Students will study and analyze the technological as well as managerial aspects of telecommunication through the evaluation of different network configurations, models and protocols.

CISP 660 Database Management    3 Credit Hours

This course provides knowledge and skills on database management systems including principles, methodologies, and applications. It examines different database systems while focusing on relational databases. Through individual and group projects and use of application tools, such as Access and SQL, students are able to specify, design and implement databases that support small-scale business operations. Testing and performance evaluation are done through interaction with the database using user interfaces and queries analyses.

CISP 671 Business Intelligence   3 Credit Hours

This course examines decision support systems, intelligent systems, and database management tools for managerial decision-making. Topics include a study of the foundations of computerized support for problem identification, decision support systems, collaborative systems, expert systems, and advances intelligent support for decision making. Developing an understanding of various issues and the selection of appropriate systems for each situation are emphasized throughout the course. Effective written and oral communication presentations are stressed. Teaching methods include class lecture, case studies and research projects.

CISP 685 Information Security Foundations   3 Credit Hours

This course examines the basic principles and concepts in information security and integrity. It provides students with knowledge that enables them to identify issues related to control and security of information systems. It examines the technical, operational, and organizational issues in assuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability using object-oriented tools. Topics include malicious code, cryptography, security risk management, and security procedures, policies, and ethical issues.

CISP 698 Research and Application Development   3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to research methods and provides an opportunity for students to develop individual problem-solving applications. The research methods component provides a solid foundation for conducting literature reviews, identifying problems, developing applications, and reporting findings. Students will develop applications in their area of interest based on current technology trends. (Prerequisite: CISP 510)


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