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Course Category: Information Systems

This course discusses how computer-based technologies and tools can most effectively contribute to business processes and methods. The course covers a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need and articulating business requirements for the technology solution via in-house development, development from third-party providers, or purchased commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) packages.
Prerequisites
BA 222, CS 130, Or consent of instructor
This course explores the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions. The focus is on applications and infrastructure and their fit with the business model including frameworks and strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis, and emerging technologies.
Prerequisites
BA 222, CS 332 (corequisite) and IS 310
This course is an introduction to key concepts and approaches to business process management and improvement. The course covers how to identify, document, model, assess, manage and improve core business processes using information technology. The course also covers the technology challenges and approaches to organizational change, domestic and offshore outsourcing, and interorganizational processes.
Prerequisites
BA 222, IS 320
This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. The course covers critical security principles that enable IS professionals to plan, develop, and perform security tasks. The course also covers hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management.
Prerequisites
IS 320
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of the information technology audit and control function. The course covers information controls, the types of controls and their impact on the organization, and how to manage and audit them. The course also covers the concepts and techniques used in information technology audits, the process of creating a control structure with goals and objectives, audit an information technology infrastructure against it, and establish a systematic remediation procedure for any inadequacies.
Prerequisites
IS 320
This course explores the issues and approaches in managing the information systems in organizations and how the IS integrates, supports, and enables various types of organizational capabilities. The course uses a senior management perspective in exploring the acquisition, development and implementation of plans and policies to achieve efficient and effective information systems. The course also addresses issues relating to defining the high-level IS infrastructure and the systems that support the operational, administrative and strategic needs of the organization.
Prerequisites
BA 222, IS 320
This course explores the theoretic and practical issues related to the application of enterprise systems within organizations. The course covers how enterprise systems integrate information and organizational processes across functional areas with a unified system comprised of a single database and shared reporting tools. An integrated project, which requires the application of conceptual as well as technical (software) skills of students, will be required.
Prerequisites
IS 320
This course is part I of an introduction to the theory and concepts of information technology systems management based upon the standard best practices known as ITIL or the Information Technology Infrastructure Library. This course will descript the progression of ITIL through version 3 and cover topics from the service strategy, design, and transition to core volumes. Fundamental concepts, such as the process model based view of controlling and managing operations and BPMN business process modeling notation will also be covered.
Prerequisites
BA 222, IS 320
This course is part II of an introduction to the theory and concepts of information technology systems management based upon the standard best practices known as ITIL or the Information Technology Infrastructure Library. This course will describe topics from the ITIL service transition, operation, and continual service improvement core volumes. Advanced concepts, such as contrasting ITIL to other service management frameworks and Six Sigma will also be covered.
Prerequisites
IS 436, Or consent of instructor
In this course the student develops a project plan for a significant software system employing knowledge gained from courses throughout the program to be implemented in Capstone II. The course demonstrates the ability for the student to develop a project plan which includes the development of requirements, design of the product, implementation schedule, and quality assurance. Students may follow any suitable process model, must pay attention to quality issues, and must manage the project themselves, following all appropriate project management techniques. Success of the project is determined in large part by whether the student has adequately solved the customer’s problem.
Prerequisites
CS 400, IS 320
In this course the student implements the outcomes of the project plan outlined in Capstone I by employing knowledge gained from courses throughout the program. The course demonstrates the ability for the student to implement the details of the plan which includes the requirements, design of the product, implementation schedule, and quality assurance. Students may follow any suitable process model, must pay attention to quality issues, and must manage the project themselves following all appropriate project management techniques. Success of the project is determined in large part by whether students have adequately solved their customer’s problem.
Prerequisites
CS 400, IS 320, IS 480