Quantitative Methods Courses
Computer Information Systems Courses (INFS)
1000 Introduction to Computers and Related Topics. Three credits. An overview of the workings of a computer including hardware, software, and applications. Provides hands-on experience with various software packages. Credit not allowed toward a business degree.
1010 Social Networking and Collaborative Technologies. Three credits. Recent trends in social networking technologies, focusing on such popular applications as Facebook and LinkedIn. Covers modern developments in collaborative enabling technologies, including blogs, wikis, and groupware; technologies to facilitate personal, academic, and professional growth; and privacy, security, and ethical issues surrounding the use of social networking and collaborative technologies.
2200 Introduction to Microcomputing. Three credits. Microcomputing applications and the microcomputer environment.
2600 Programming Logic with VB.NET. Three credits. Programming logic and concepts using the VisualBasic.NET programming environment. Includes program design, data types, data structures, flow control, arrays, error control, graphical user-interfaces, and file processing as applied in the context of business information systems problem solving.
3100 Principles of Management Information Systems. Three credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing. The role of information technology in organizations.
3200 Business Application Development. Three credits. Prerequisites: INFS 2200 or foundation knowledge of microcomputer applications; junior standing. An applications-oriented course including extensive laboratory work and development of projects.
3400 Object-Oriented Programming with C#.NET. Three credits. Prerequisite: INFS 2600 or equivalent. Introduction to object-oriented programming methods. Topics include objects and classes, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism, exceptions, graphical user-interfaces and event handling, streams and files, and deployment. Emphasis on practical applications of object-oriented concepts in a business context.
3500 Knowledge Management Systems. Three credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Analysis, design, and implementation of knowledge management systems in organizations. Addresses the facilitating and enabling role of information management and communication technologies. Technologies covered include neural network, software agent, workflow management, integrated communication network, expert systems, content management, Web portal, and search mechanisms. Hands-on projects to reinforce understanding of theoretical frameworks.
3700 Systems Analysis and Design. Three credits. Prerequisite: 6 hours of information systems and at least junior standing. Applied system analysis and design (concepts and techniques) including problem definition, feasibility analysis, various modeling methods, hardware and software selection, documentation, physical design, and auditing procedures. Appropriate automated technologies will be used throughout the course.
3800 Project Management and Systems Development. Three credits. Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing. Applied system analysis and design (concepts and techniques) including problem definition, feasibility analysis, various modeling methods, hardware and software selection, documentation, physical design, and auditing procedures. Appropriate automated technologies used.
3990 Independent Study in Information Systems. One to three credits. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of department chair. Assigned research or projects in contemporary problem areas in the information systems discipline under direct faculty supervision. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree may not exceed 3 hours under 3990 courses.
4300 Security Assurance for Information Systems Auditing. Three credits. An in-depth look at developing, implementing, monitoring, and auditing an information system's security. Managerial concepts for security of operations, administering security, and legal/ethical/policy issues examined as well as a hands-on approach to implementing operating systems security techniques. Explores the advancement in security detection and implementation, problem-solving techniques, and the role and importance of the information systems auditor.
4420 Information Systems Internship. One to three credits. Prerequisites: Junior standing, consent of an advisor, and a plan of activities with the associated firm prior to registration. Active employment with a governmental agency or business firm for information systems/accounting fieldwork; credit given for experience and research upon completion of acceptable work and formal report. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree in information systems may not exceed 3 hours under 4420 courses.
4500 New Technologies in Information Systems. Three credits. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Future technological advances including automating the creation and maintenance of systems with CASE tools, systems engineering packages, and integrated CASE technologies.
4740 Information Resource Management. Three credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Information technologies utilizing computers as a competitive tool in a global environment.
4790 Data Base Design and Development. Three credits. Prerequisites: INFS 3200 and junior standing. Fundamental concepts: conventional data systems, integrated management information systems, database structure systems, data integration, complex file structure, online access systems. Emphasis on total integrated information systems database and database management languages.
4830 Database Programming. Three credits. Prerequisites: INFS 2200, INFS 3700, and junior standing. Operational database design and implementation. Includes the development of the interfaces that enable end users to query the database contents and transform data into information. Requires each student to participate fully in agroup project.
4840 Study Abroad. Three credits. Exposes the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies). Emphasis on international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to information and knowledge management.
4900 Business Data Communications. Three credits. Prerequisite: 6 hours of information systems and junior standing. Practical explanation of data communications technologies and basic applications for business. Includes projects to develop a prototype network in a lab environment for hands-on experience.
4950 Advanced Web-Enabled Application Development. Three credits. Prerequisites: INFS 2400, 3400, and 3800. Server-side Web programming techniques and multitier application development. Includes accessing databases and XML documents, creating and processing Web forms, methods of Web form validation, maintaining session state, Web application security, and configuration and deployment.
4980 Information Systems Project. Three credits. Prerequisites: Senior standing and 12 hours of information systems credit including INFS 3200 and 3700. SystemsDevelopment Life Cycle (SDLC) design and implementation. Appropriate automated technologies will be used throughout the course.
4990 Independent Study in Information Systems. One to three credits. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of department chair. Assigned research or projects in contemporary problem areas in the information systems discipline under direct faculty supervision. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree may not exceed 3 hours under 4990 courses.
Quantitative Methods Courses (QM)
2610 Statistical Methods I. Three credits. Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or 1810. Identification, interpretation, and use of statistical data. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Computer applications emphasized.
3620 Statistical Methods II. Three credits. Prerequisite: QM 2610 and junior standing. More advanced methods of statistical analysis including simple and multivariate tests of hypotheses, non-parametric methods, correlation, regression, and time-series analysis. Computer applications emphasized.
3640 Introduction to Operations Research. Three credits. Prerequisites: QM 3620; junior standing. Optimization techniques used in business decision making.
4010 Decision Science Techniques. Three credits. Prerequisites: QM 2610, MGMT 3620 and junior standing. Current topics of quantitative management decision analysis and modeling. Computer application emphasized.