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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)

Dr. Mike Conerly, Department Head
Office: 300 Alston Hall

In addition to completing the specific prerequisites included in the descriptions of the following courses, all students seeking to enroll in 300- or 400-level courses in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration must have attained junior standing (61 semester hours).

All C&BA students must, prior to seeking enrollment in any 300- or 400-level course, complete or be enrolled in the following prerequisites: EC 110 and EC 111; MATH 112 and MATH 121 or MATH 115 and MATH 125; CS 102; AC 210; ST 260; and LGS 200 (or their equivalents); and at least 4 hours in natural science, 3 hours of fine arts, literature, or humanities, and 3 hours of history or social and behavioral sciences. Failure to fulfill all prerequisites prior to enrolling in a 300- or 400-level C&BA course will result in administrative disenrollment from that course.

MIS 200 Fundamentals of Management Information Systems. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CS 102.

Business process coordination and decision making through the use of information technology will be explored, emphasizing IT use by organizations in increasingly global markets.

MIS 295 Business Analysis and Project Management. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CS 114 may be taken concurrently.

Recommended corequisite: CS 124.

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of business-process analysis, team-based project management, and use of information technology resources to develop information systems. Emphasis is placed on creating business value in systems ranging from transactional processing to e-commerce.

MIS 320 Application and Information Architecture. Three hours.

Prerequisites: MIS 295 and either admission to the MIS program or permission of the director of the MIS program.

The study and application of software engineering, application patterns, and file structures. Students design, construct, and test software structures for effective information management.

MIS 330 Database Administration. Three hours.

Prerequisites: MIS 295 and either admission to the MIS program or permission of the director of the MIS program.

Logical data modeling, RDBMS, and their use in the business enterprise are presented. Topics include anomalies/normalization, database-connections performance, n-tier architecture, query operations, stored processes and integrity triggers, and Web applications.

MIS 340 Data Communications and Networks. Three hours.

Prerequisites: MIS 295 and either admission to the MIS program or permission of the director of the MIS program.

Data Comm (DC) models, components, terminology, and interaction effects between DC and software applications are evaluated in multiple network architecture configurations supporting transactional knowledge workers, e-business, and e-commerce applications.

MIS 430 Systems Analysis and Design I. Three hours.

Prerequisites: MIS 320, MIS 330, and CS 325.

Corequisite: MIS 450.

Intermediate-level skills in systems analysis and design techniques are presented. Emphasis is placed on systems development and delivery tools, methods, standards, and processes.

MIS 431 Systems Analysis and Design II. Three hours.

Prerequisites: MIS 430 and MIS 450.

Corequisite: MIS 451.

Advanced-level skills in systems analysis and design techniques are presented. Emphasis is placed on enterprise-level systems development, creation of tailored methodologies, creation of architectural standards, metrics, and business strategy alignment.

MIS 440 Decision Support Systems. Three hours.

Prerequisite: MIS 430.

This course assesses information and process requirements to support business decisions in organizations. Students conceptualize, design, develop, and deliver model-based information systems designed to support effective managerial decision making.

MIS 450 Systems Construction and Implementation I. Three hours.

Prerequisites: MIS 320, MIS 330, and CS 325 or CS 326.

Corequisite: MIS 430.

Leveraging software development skills from prior MIS and CS courses, students construct, test, and deploy IT-based business solutions.

MIS 451 Systems Construction and Implementation II. Three hours.

Prerequisites: MIS 430 and MIS 450.

Corequisite: MIS 431.

Development of advanced software engineering skills to develop, deploy, test, document, and assess large-scale IT-based business solutions. Conversion, migration, training, maintenance, and operations plans and budget are emphasized.

MIS 491 Independent Study in Management Information Systems. Three hours.

Students may earn degree credit for only one independent study course (491).

MIS 492 Internship. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Students are selected through a competitive process for assignments in approved business or public-sector organizations. The internship is administered through the C&BA Office of Student Services. Students may earn degree credit for only one internship (492).

MIS 497 Special Topics. Three hours.

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