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Computer Information Systems

For those who like to work with computers and technology, there's no need to look further. Information Systems is where business and technology meet. This ever-growing field attracts graduates who thrive in a team environment and want to utilize their expertise to develop even newer technologies to maximize business productivity. In addition, for those information-technology professionals who aspire to middle- and senior-management levels in the field, their future may be gilded with six-figure salaries.

This is where you belong!

This is where you belong!

According to news reports throughout the region, Tennessee will have twice as many job openings for computer programmers and software developers as it will have new graduates with those degrees through 2018. A separate report released by the Nashville Technology Council indicates that there are 1,161 high-tech jobs available in middle Tennessee. Preparation for such work can be found at MTSU.

MTSU provided a “full range of knowledge”

MTSU provided a “full range of knowledge”

Matt Herod (B.S. 2011, M.S. 2012) minored in Information Systems as an undergraduate studying political science. He was drawn into the CIS program and pursued his graduate degree in the field. Today, he is an applications engineer for Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville. He and his team are tasked with the maintenance and new development of an Enterprise Financial Reporting System. “I draw from the full range of knowledge I acquired at MTSU,” he notes.

In the field of Computer Information Systems, the sky's the limit—not only for ever-emerging newer technologies but for increasing employment opportunities. Career paths include

  • Application developer
  • Communications manager
  • Computer programmer
  • Data warehousing manager
  • Database manager
  • E-commerce manager
  • Help desk/technical supporter
  • Information systems auditor
  • Information systems manager
  • Information systems security person
  • Internet technology strategist
  • Internet/Intranet manager
  • IT operations personnel
  • Librarian
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Network systems and data communications analyst
  • Software developer
  • Systems developer

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aerospace Testing Alliance
  • Arbor Healthcare
  • Asurion
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • CAT Financial
  • Change Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Systems
  • Corrections Corporation of America
  • Deloitte
  • EFC Systems
  • Ernst & Young
  • Genesco
  • HCA
  • Healthways
  • HP
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Leviton
  • Pure Safety
  • State of Tennessee
  • Sy.Med
  • Walgreens

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with a major in Information Systems consists of 30 hours of Information Systems courses. There is a built-in minor in Business Administration. Undergraduate minors are available in Information Systems and Accounting/Information Systems.

The graduate level offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Information Systems with concentrations in IS General, IT Project Management, and Information Security and Assurance. A minor is available in Information Systems.

Information Systems, B.B.A.

Department of Computer Information Systems 
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In addition to meeting the Jennings A. Jones College of Business requirements, an Information Systems major consists of 30 hours of information systems courses. Majors must earn an overall minimum GPA of 2.00 in their required information systems courses.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Required Courses (24 hours)

  • INFS 2400 - Web Development  3 credit hours  

    INFS 2400 - Web Development

    3 credit hours

    Web development using HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and multimedia Web content. Covers planning, design, development, and publishing of a Web site.

  • INFS 2600 - Introduction to Software Development and Programming

    3 credit hours

    Programming logic and concepts using the .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.

  • INFS 3200 - Business Application Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Foundation knowledge of microcomputer applications; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. An applications-oriented course; extensive laboratory work and development of projects.

  • INFS 3400 - Object Oriented Programming with C#.NET

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 2600 or equivalent; admission to the College of Business. 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.

  • INFS 3800 - Project Management and System Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Explores the roles and environments of project management, the product life cycle, and techniques for work planning, control, and evaluation. Covers developing a project plan, resource management, project scope and quality, budgeting, and managing project risk

  • INFS 4790 - Database Design and Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 3200; junior standing; and admission into the College of Business. 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.

  • INFS 4900 - Business Data Communications

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. 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.

  • INFS 4950 - Advanced Web-Enabled Application Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 2400, INFS 3400, INFS 3800, and admission into the College of Business. 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.

Electives (6 hours)

  • INFS 3450 - Mobile Application Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: INFS 2400 or permission of instructor; admission into the College of Business. Topics include mobile programming technologies, design of the mobile interface, and mobile platforms as well as business aspects of mobile applications.

  • INFS 3500 - Knowledge Management Systems

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. 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.

 

  • INFS 3990 - Independent Study in Information Systems

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing, permission of department, and admission into the College of Business. 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.

  • INFS 4990 - Independent Study in Information Systems

    1 to 3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Senior standing, consent of department chair, and admission into the College of Business. 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.

 

  • INFS 4300 - Security Assurance for Information Systems Audit

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. An in-depth look at developing, implementing, monitoring, and auditing an information system's security. Managerial concepts for security of operating systems, 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.

  • INFS 4310 - Introduction to Digital Forensics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Introduces digital forensic tools and procedures and their major purpose and use. Topics include the foundational process and legal aspects of computer forensics, steganography, and how to identify and use specialized forensic software.

  • INFS 4420 - Information Systems Internship

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing; consent of 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.

  • INFS 4740 - Information Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Information technologies utilizing computers as a competitive tool in a global environment.

  • INFS 4830 - Database Programming

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 4790 or consent of instructor and admission into the College of Business. Operational database design and implementation. 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 a group project.

  • INFS 4840 - Study Abroad  3 credit hours  

    INFS 4840 - Study Abroad

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. 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.  

Curriculum: Information Systems

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT greater than 25 or MATH 1710. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, Leontief models, linear programming, mathematics of finance, set theory, and probability theory.

  • MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I  3 credit hours  (Math)

    MATH 1810 - Applied Calculus I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Eligibility to take MATH 1710. First of a four-course sequence. Introduces mathematical modeling applied to real-world problems. Sets, functions, inverse models, limits, continuity, first and second order model building, single variable differentiation, implicit differentiation, inverse problems (exponential and log models). First and second derivatives used to study the behavior of real-world applications.

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

  • ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics  3 credit hours  (Soc/Beh Sci) *

    ECON 2410 - Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of national income and its fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, role of the banking system, monetary and fiscal policies, and international topics.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Sophomore

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ACTG 2120 - Principles of Accounting II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ACTG 2110. A continuation of financial accounting concepts with emphasis on debt and equity structures, the statement of cash flows, and ratio analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job, standard- and activity-based costing, cost/volume/profit (CVP) analysis, and budgeting. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 2125 or ACTG 3000.) [Same as TBR Community Colleges ACCT 1020.]

  • ECON 2420 - Principles of Economics, Microeconomics

    3 credit hours

    As an aid to understanding modern economic society: economic concepts of consumer and firm behavior; the pricing of goods, services, and productive factors; international topics; and an overview of the American economy.

  • INFS 2400 - Web Development  3 credit hours  

    INFS 2400 - Web Development

    3 credit hours

    Web development using HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and multimedia Web content. Covers planning, design, development, and publishing of a Web site.

  • INFS 2600 - Introduction to Software Development and Programming

    3 credit hours

    Programming logic and concepts using the .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.

  • BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods  3 credit hours  *

    BIA 2610 - Statistical Methods

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 1810. The application of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data to make business decisions. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, correlation and regression. Computer applications emphasized.

 

Choose 6 hours from:

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

Subtotal: 30 hours

Junior

  • BIA 3620 - Introduction to Business Analytics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: BIA 2610 or equivalent, junior standing. Corequisite: BIA 3621. Introduction to the concepts and application of data analytics in business. Spreadsheet software and associated analytic tools will be utilized to visualize, model, and analyze business data using a hands-on-approach.

  • BUS 3000 - Dale Carnegie Communications and Human Relations Seminar

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and major in the Jones College of Business. Uses the proven content and design of a Dale Carnegie seminar which includes lecture, in-class activities, case studies, reflective exercises, and role-play experiences. Helps students develop self confidence and leadership ability, strengthen ability to relate to and motivate others, enhance ability to communicate effectively, reduce stress, and present a positive attitude.

  • MGMT 3610 - Principles of Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Concepts of the management functions of planning, organizing, and controlling with an emphasis on behavioral science concepts as applied to managing people in organizations.

  • FIN 3010 - Business Finance  3 credit hours  

    FIN 3010 - Business Finance

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Theory of corporate finance, emphasizing wealth creation, valuation, risk, capital budgeting, and cost of capital.

  • INFS 3200 - Business Application Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Foundation knowledge of microcomputer applications; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. An applications-oriented course; extensive laboratory work and development of projects.

  • INFS 3400 - Object Oriented Programming with C#.NET

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 2600 or equivalent; admission to the College of Business. 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.

  • INFS 3800 - Project Management and System Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Explores the roles and environments of project management, the product life cycle, and techniques for work planning, control, and evaluation. Covers developing a project plan, resource management, project scope and quality, budgeting, and managing project risk

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Senior

  • BCED 3510 - Business Communication

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Keyboarding skills helpful.) A review of the theory and processes in oral and written business communication. Emphasis on the extensive functions of written and electronic communications.

  • BLAW 3400 - Legal Environment of Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Legal rights and potential liabilities of business persons. Presentation of the dynamic nature of law in responding to the changing social, ethical, political, regulatory, and international environment. Includes the development and nature of the legal system; business crimes; the law of torts and product liability; constitutional limitations on regulatory powers; legislative, judicial, and administrative control of business activity through the laws of business organizations, securities regulations, antitrust laws, employment laws, labor and safety laws, and consumer protection.

  • MKT 3820 - Principles of Marketing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. Survey of the functions, processes, and institutions involved in the distribution of consumer and industrial goods and services. Decision making in marketing management introduced.

  • INFS 4790 - Database Design and Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 3200; junior standing; and admission into the College of Business. 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.

  • INFS 4900 - Business Data Communications

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. 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.

  • INFS 4950 - Advanced Web-Enabled Application Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 2400, INFS 3400, INFS 3800, and admission into the College of Business. 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.

  • BIA 4010 - Business Analytics and Visualization

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BIA 3620/BIA 3621 or an equivalent course. Development and application of industry-level analytic tools to visualize, model, and analyze business data. Opportunity to develop skills for self-service business analytics via hands-on approach.

  • BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management  3 credit hours  §

    BUAD 4980 - Strategic Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; must be taken after completion of the business requirements and in the semester in which the student graduates. Development of top management perspective with emphasis on policy and strategy formulation and evaluation through the demonstration of competence in handling multifunctional business problems. Transfer credit not allowed; must be taken in residence.

Subtotal: 30 Hours

Total hours in program: 120

NOTE:

*A 2.25 GPA in these courses is required for admission to the Jones College of Business.

§Admission required

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Information Systems  Quantitative Methods


Information Systems

INFS 1000 - Introduction to Computers and Related Topics
3 credit hours

An overview of the workings of a computer including hardware, software, and applications. Provides hands-on experience with various software packages. (Not open to business majors.)

INFS 1010 - Social Networking and Collaborative Technologies
3 credit hours

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.

INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing
3 credit hours

Microcomputer applications and the microcomputer environment. (Not open to CIS majors.)

INFS 2400 - Web Development
3 credit hours

Web development using HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and multimedia Web content. Covers planning, design, development, and publishing of a Web site.

INFS 2600 - Introduction to Software Development and Programming
3 credit hours

Programming logic and concepts using the .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.

INFS 3100 - Principles of Management Information Systems
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior standing. The role of information technology in organizations.

INFS 3200 - Business Application Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Foundation knowledge of microcomputer applications; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. An applications-oriented course; extensive laboratory work and development of projects.

INFS 3400 - Object Oriented Programming with C#.NET
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: INFS 2600 or equivalent; admission to the College of Business. 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.

INFS 3450 - Mobile Application Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: INFS 2400 or permission of instructor; admission into the Jones College of Business. Topics include mobile programming technologies, design of the mobile interface, and mobile platforms as well as business aspects of mobile applications.

INFS 3500 - Knowledge Management Systems
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. 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.

INFS 3700 - Systems Analysis and Design
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. 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.

INFS 3800 - Project Management and System Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Explores the roles and environments of project management, the product life cycle, and techniques for work planning, control, and evaluation. Covers developing a project plan, resource management, project scope and quality, budgeting, and managing project risk

INFS 3990 - Independent Study in Information Systems
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing, permission of department, and admission into the College of Business. 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.

INFS 4300 - Security Assurance for Information Systems Audit
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. An in-depth look at developing, implementing, monitoring, and auditing an information system's security. Managerial concepts for security of operating systems, 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.

INFS 4310 - Introduction to Digital Forensics
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Introduces digital forensic tools and procedures and their major purpose and use. Topics include the foundational process and legal aspects of computer forensics, steganography, and how to identify and use specialized forensic software.

INFS 4420 - Information Systems Internship
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing; consent of 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.

INFS 4740 - Information Resource Management
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Information technologies utilizing computers as a competitive tool in a global environment.

INFS 4790 - Database Design and Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: INFS 3200; junior standing; and admission into the College of Business. 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.

INFS 4830 - Database Programming
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: INFS 4790 or consent of instructor and admission into the College of Business. Operational database design and implementation. 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 a group project.

INFS 4840 - Study Abroad
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. 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.  

INFS 4900 - Business Data Communications
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. 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.

INFS 4950 - Advanced Web-Enabled Application Development
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: INFS 2400, INFS 3400, INFS 3800, and admission into the College of Business. 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.

INFS 4980 - Information Systems Project
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission into the Jones College of Business, senior standing, and 12 hours of information systems credit including INFS 3200 and INFS 3800. Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) design and implementation. Appropriate automated technologies used throughout the course.

INFS 4990 - Independent Study in Information Systems
1 to 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing, consent of department chair, and admission into the College of Business. 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

QM 2610 - Statistical Methods I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: MATH 1630 or MATH 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.

QM 3620 - Statistical Methods II
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: QM 2610 or MATH 1530; 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.

QM 4010 - Decision Science Techniques
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: QM 2610 and MGMT 3620; junior standing; and admission into the Jones College of Business. Current topics of quantitative management decision analysis and modeling. Computer application emphasized.