Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Course Offerings

Management Information Systems course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of MIST in the course listings.  

201 – Management Information Systems and Applications (3)

The purpose of this course is to examine the technical, business and management aspects of management information systems through the study of MIS theory and concepts.  Emphasis is placed on how and why different types of information systems have become an essential part of organizations.  Students gain experience solving real world business problems using different information systems applications throughout the course.  Course previously taught as BUAD 152.

301 – Principles of Knowledge Management Systems (3)

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  The design and implementation of knowledge management systems that support a variety of business areas are emphasized.  Management challenges associated with collecting, organizing and sharing knowledge are discussed in detail.  Course previously taught as BUAD 356.

350 – Database Management Systems (3)

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. The importance of relational databases in business environments is emphasized and demonstrated through real-world case studies and exercise.  Students gain experience in planning, designing, developing and implementing business application databases for different business purposes such as modeling and decision making. Course previously taught as BUAD 354.

411 – Information Security (3)

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of Associate Dean for Faculty.  This course provides an understanding of the concepts involved in securing information, both from a technical and business perspective. Skills required to analyze and evaluate the security of information from a variety of view points are presented. Current research is used to discuss management issues associated with creating policies and implementing procedures for information security in organizations. Course previously taught as BUAD 441. Cross listed as MMIS 540.

444 – Ethical Hacking (3)

Prerequisite: MIST 411 or equivalent.  This course introduces students to penetration texting methods that can be used in an ethical hacking situation.  Students learn in interactive environments where they scan, test, hack and secure their own systems, and gain experience with essential security systems.  Topics include perimeter defenses, scanning and attacking student networks, escalating privileges, and steps to secure a system.  Students learn about intrusion detection, policy malware, DoS and DDoS attacks, and buffer overflows.  Previously taught as CIST 444.  (Credit is not awarded for both MIST 444 and MMIS 544).

450 – Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  This course examines systems analysis theory and concepts that are used to design and analyze different types of information systems from a technical and business perspective.  Systems analysis techniques and design processes used by organizations are presented.  The complexity of analyzing and designing information systems to support current and future business. Course previously taught as BUAD 446.

455 –  Project Management for IT (3)

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty.  This course covers methods for the analysis, design, and implementation of information technology projects from a project management and information systems perspective.  Topics include investigating hardware and software needs, cost estimating, scheduling, and human resource management.  Students are required to design feasibility plans based on current research.  Principles, methods, tools, and techniques available to assist managers in planning, implementing, and controlling projects are also discussed.  Practical projects and the implications for managers are addressed.  Course was previously taught BUAD 448. (Credit not granted for both MIST 445 and CIST 461.)