Management Information Systems Course Descriptions

The following courses (9 units)

MIS 260 MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: MGT 101
This course is the classic introduction to management information systems: how computers are used and managed in organizations, and how such technology assists management. Topics include the strategic role of information systems, a survey of hardware, software, databases and networks, types of information systems, the design and acquisition of information systems, and ethical issues in information systems.

MGT 499 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (6 UNITS)

Prerequisite: MGT 317
Internship provides an opportunity for hands-on experience in an area in the field of management which the student may want to pursue. Also see “Internships” for general information and policies.

One business elective course selected from the following courses: (3 units)

Any upper division ACC, FIN, HRM, IMG, MGT, MIS, MKT, or SMG course.

The following four courses:

MIS 250 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

Prerequisite: MIS 100 or equivalent
For students who want to be creators as well as users of computer software, this course introduces students to fundamental programming concepts such as input, output, decisions, loops, arrays, strings, files, and modularization with functions and procedures. Students will study the elements of graphical user interface design and event-driven programming.

MIS 306 TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS

Prerequisite: MIS 100 or equivalent
As we all know, the worlds of data transmission, voice telecommunications, video, music and the Internet are rapidly converging. In this course students will study the concepts, architectures, standards, and protocols that have allowed these public and private networks to communicate. Students will learn about physical connectivity, data transmission, security, regulation, and management, all in the context of social and ethical issues.

MIS 309 DATABASE SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: MIS 260 or permission of the instructor
All about databases, students will be introduced to database concepts such as database management systems, database design, and data modeling with a strong emphasis on the relational model, SQL, and multi-user enterprise database processing.

MIS 310 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Prerequisites: MIS 260 or permission of the instructor
How does one design a computer-based information systems? The course answers that question by first identifying the participants in this process and their needs (technical expert, supervisor, and manager). Students will then be introduced to both a traditional systems development life cycle and a modern CASE tool and prototype approach. Students will then examine managerial issues related to implementation issues, cost benefit analysis, ROI, as well as time and cost projections. Many examples will be taken from various newer technologies.

Optional:

MIS 482 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (1-3 UNITS)

Prerequisite: Varies by subject
These courses vary from semester to semester. The content reflects a specific area of special interest.

MIS 498 INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (1-3 UNITS)

For the course description, see “Individual Directed Research” in the Catalog.