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Information Systems and Operations
Management Courses (ISM)

Courses for Undergraduates

110 Business Computing I (3:3)

Open to freshmen and other students seeking an introduction to computer usage.

Develops skills using microcomputer applications including electronic mail, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, and network functions.

116 Web Design and Development (3:3)

Pr. C or better in ISM 110 or equivalent; admission to an approved program

Students learn skills needed to design effective Web pages by studying the best practices in Web site design. (Formerly ISM 206)

210 Business Computing II (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in 110 or equivalent and one of the following: MAT 112, 115, 150, STA 108, or permission of instructor

Advanced techniques in the use of microcomputer applications, including desktop publishing, spreadsheets, database systems, and linkages between applications. Study of how end user applications are managed and contribute to business.

218 Database Systems (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in ISM 110

Study of database management systems including their design, implementation, query and use. Includes an extensive case study requiring the development of a multiple table database system for organizational needs. (Formerly ISM 318)

240 Business Programming I (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in 110 or equivalent; admission to an approved program

Introduction to the planning and creation of computer programs for solving business-related problems. Emphasis on problem analysis and structured programming techniques. Students utilize a procedural programming language.

280 Business Processes and Information Technology (3:3)

Pr. ISM 110 or equivalent

The nature of business processes and basic information technology. Examination of the use of information technology to support business processes. Includes a review of the development and management of information technology.

290 Entrepreneurship and the Internet (3:3)

Pr. BUS 205 or MGT 240 or BUS 206

This introductory course provides students with the theoretical and practical foundation needed to become an entrepreneur able to conceive and develop business plans to create a new venture on the Internet. (Same as ENT 290) (Spring)

291 Entrepreneurship and Technology in Health Care (3:3)

Pr. junior standing; admission to an approved program

Introduces how technology helps create new business ventures in the health care industry. Health care delivery processes and mechanisms relevant to turning ideas into profitable opportunities will be addressed. (Same as ENT 291) (Summer)

292 IT Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Pr. ISM 280 or BUS 240; admission to an approved program

Fundamentals of advanced technologies are presented and entrepreneurial skills needed to manage the challenges inherent in attempting to take advantage of innovations driven from those technologies are discussed. (Same as ENT 292)

301 Systems and Process Analysis (3:3)

Pr. C or better in ISM 280; admission to an approved program

Focuses on systems and process concepts such as automation boundaries, feasibility assessments, performance measures, information modelling, process reengineering, quality, and value added. Course emphasizes analysis methodologies.

310 Business Programming II (3:3)

Pr. C or better in ISM 240; admission to an approved program

Study of advanced procedural software structures such as multidimensional arrays and tables, indexed file processing, and interactive processing. Introduction to object oriented software structure such as class definitions, object instances, and class methods.

321 Telecommunications Management (3:3)

Pr. C or better in 280; admission to an approved program

Telecommunications technology and the use of that technology in business. Coverage of voice, data, and video communications and LANs and WANs. Emphasis on the delivery and management of telecommunications services.

324 Information Systems Security (3:3)

Pr. grade of C or better in ISM 116 or permission of instructor

Study of technical and business issues in information systems security, systems security models, analysis of process and technology in systems security, and security policies leading to information assurance. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

325 Topics in Applications Development (1–3)

Pr. admission to an approved program; different topics have different prerequisites

Pr. C or better in 310 and 318 for ISM 325V

Pr. C or better in 310 for ISM 325Z

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Study of specific application development environments and development tools to support business application development.

411 Undergraduate Internship in ISOM (1–3:0:5–15)

Pr. admission to the ISOM Department and approval of instructor

May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 s.h.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

This course provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and skills to a business situation and develop new work management skills and understandings.

412 Open Source Software and Applications (3:3)

Pr. 240, admission to an approved program

Study of the Linux operating system, the open source software concept and widely used open source software applications; experience with the installation, administration, and use of open source software. (Fall)

452 Design of Management Information Systems (3:3)

Pr. C or better in 218, 240, 301, and admission to an approved program

Development of cost effective computer-based systems to produce information needed for managerial decision making as specified in the information analysis phase.

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

498 Independent Study (1–3)

Pr. permission of instructor, senior standing and approval of written plan of study prior to registration

Individual study of issues or problems in information systems and/or operations management. Student must arrange time and course requirements with instructor prior to registration.

499 Problems in Information Systems and Operations Management (3:3)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit with approval of Department Head.

Independent study and research with class discussion covering a topic or group of related topics of current interest in information systems and/or operations management.

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

512 Open Source Software and Applications (3:3)

Pr. ISM 240 or equivalent

Study of open source systems (OSS), the concept and state of the art OSS applications; experience with the installation, administration, development, and deployment of OSS in organizations.

515 Object-Oriented Programming (3:3)

Pr. ISM 240 or equivalent

Provides a foundation in Object-Oriented (OO) concepts and programming for students who wish to learn how to develop applications in a contemporary OO programming language.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.