Minor in Information Systems

Why Minor in Information Systems?

Simple, everyone needs to know how to use and leverage technology.  so whether you are majoring in another business field, criminal justice, electronic media, psychology, or any other field, Informations Systems is a great compliment.

A minor in Information Systems consists of 15 semester hours of coursework in information systems, 9 hours of which must be taken at MTSU (3 of those must be 3000 division or higher). A 2.00 GPA is required in the Information Systems minor.

An elective business minor may be chosen, but additional minor(s) require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

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Requirements

Information Systems Minor

Information Systems and Analytics 

A minor in Information Systems consists of 15 semester hours of coursework in information systems, 9 hours of which must be taken at MTSU (3 of those must be upper division). A 2.00 GPA is required in the Information Systems minor.

Required Courses (6 hours)

 

  • 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 upper-division elective (3000 or 4000 level from the list below) 3 credit hours

Electives (9 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 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 3470 - Python for Business Applications

    credit hours

    (Same as BIA 3470.) Prerequisites: Admission to College of Business and ISA major. Introduces Python, a popular, general purpose programming and scripting language well suited to a wide range of business problems. Topics include basics of programming-variables, strings, lists, functions, writing scripts that automate tedious tasks, parsing and interpreting data, interacting with APIs, and building web scrapers. Emphasis on practical applications in a business context.

  • INFS 3800 - Information Systems Analysis and Design

    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 4100 - Location Analytics

    3 credit hours

    (Same as BIA 4100.) Prerequisite: BIA 2610 or equivalent. Provides an information systems perspective to identifying and solving geospatial business problems. Explores how business can make strategic and operational decisions based on geospatial data. Students work through several practical cases to solve common geospatial problems encountered in the corporate environment.

  • 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

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business and ISA major. 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 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.

 

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