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01528/Management Information Systems (MIS)

Foundational Courses

2101. Information Systems in Organizations (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0070.)

Prerequisite: Basic Computer Literacy (see www.fox.temple.edu/foxclt).

Explain the role of information technology as a business enabler and identify and explain management information systems applications including customer relationship management systems, enterprise systems, e-commerce applications, transaction processing systems, business analytics, and emerging technologies. Evaluate the organizational fit and suitability of business applications and interpret the interaction between information technology, customers, processes, data, infrastructure, participants, andenvironment in an organization. Understand the ethical challenges of information technology and explain the evolving role of management information systems in the organization, and the role and careers of MISprofessionals.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

2501. IT Architecture & Software Development (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0120.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MIS 2101 (0070).Co-Requisite: MIS 3596 (W201).

Explain and assess information technology such as computer hardware, software, systems, and networking. Identify management and usage issues related to networking, hand held computers, laptops, desktops, operating systems, and servers. Apply concepts of metrics, monitoring, MIS policies, security, quality of service, access control, and business continuity tounderstand organizational information technology architecture and infrastructure. Learn visual development tools to build simple software applications.

Note: The MIS major has changed beginning fall semester 2008 for freshmen. The pre-requisite and co-requisite listed for MIS 2501 only applies to freshman admitted 2008 and after. The pre-requisite for MIS 2501 for pre-fall 2008 or transfer students is Basic Computer Literacy (see: www.fox.temple.edu/foxclt). The co-requisite for MIS 2501 for pre-fall 2008 or transfer students is MIS 2101. Mode: 3 hour lecture.

2502. Database Management (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0130.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MIS 2101 (0070).

Learn how to analyze, model, and design database centric solutions for organizations. Create data models based on business rules. Convert data models to logical and physical design specifications. Learn how to operate and manage a database system and structured query language (SQL). Explain database administration issues and the role and importance of data in organizations.

Note: The MIS major has changed beginning fall semester 2008 for freshmen. The pre-requisite listed for MIS 2502 only applies to freshman admitted 2008 and after. The pre-requisite for MIS 2502 for pre-fall 2008 or transfer students is Basic Computer Literacy (see: www.fox.temple.edu/foxclt). Mode: 3 hour lecture.

Upper Division Courses

3501. Application Development (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0081.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MIS 2501 (0120).

Develop applications using a visual development tool and high level programming language. Apply concepts such as abstraction, encapsulation, and inheritance to application development. Use debugging techniques to identify errors and make improvements. Interpret system requirement specifications and explain technical components such as application programming interfaces needed to create software applications. Create simple data driven applications that connect with a relational database.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

3502. Application Integration and Evaluation (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0083.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both MIS 2502 (0130) & MIS 3501 (0081).

Use concepts of application integration to develop data driven software applications. Design the system architecture for an n-tier application. Learn how to integrate existing applications to produce new capabilities. Identify the technical and process issues of integrating a new application into the existing application structure. Relate software components such as middleware to the overall information architecture and apply software components to create client and server based applications.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

3503. User Interface Design (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: MIS 0240.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in both MIS 3596 (W201) & MIS 2501 (0120).

This course presents basic principles of human-computer interaction and user-centered design as related to interface design for software applications. Topics include managing the design process, usability testing and assessment techniques, and the application of guidelines for window, menu and other dialogue techniques including single user and collaborative applications.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

3533. Electronic Commerce Site Design (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0210.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MIS 2502 (0130) & 3501 (0081).

Learn web application development including requirements analysis, usability evaluation, specification, and implementation. Focus on both traditional transaction based systems and new applications for advertising, ordering, payment, and communication. Learn specific skills and tools for the development and management of electronic commerce initiatives. Understand the distinguishing features of front ends, server side code, and third party systems.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

3534. Strategic Management of Information Technology (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0310.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in 3596 (W201).

This course prepares students to be effective exploiters and managers of information technology. The management of information technology is addressed by considering the contemporary issues faced by general managers e.g., globalization, time compression, and technology integration. Strategic approaches for dealing with these issues are explored. An integrative class project is used to pull together operational concepts from lower level information system and business courses as they apply to the management of information technology.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

3535. Managing Global Information Systems Projects (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both 2502 (0130) & 3596 (W201).

Learn how to plan and manage global information systems projects by focusing on initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects in the context of topics such as integration, scope, timing, cost, quality, human resource, technology, communications, and risk and procurement. Learn how to monitor project plans and communicate status reports to clients, and create and respond to request for proposals

Note: The MIS major has changed beginning fall semester 2008 for freshmen. The pre-requisite listed for MIS 3535 only applies to freshman admitted 2008 and after. The pre-requisite for MIS 3535 for pre-fall 2008 or transfer students is MIS 3596. Mode: 3 hour lecture.

3536. Information Systems Innovation (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MIS 2101 (0070).

This course provides the knowledge and skills to leverage emerging information technologies to create new business opportunities for both new entrepreneurial ventures and traditional firms. New innovative and entrepreneurial information technologies are particularly difficult to understand, evaluate, and apply. Through applied projects, student teams will learn how to evaluate and apply these technologies.

3580. Special Topics (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: MIS 0394.)

Prerequisite: Varies.

Special topics in current developments in the field of information systems.

3581. Co-operative Experience in Management Information Systems (3 s.h.) SS.

(Formerly: MIS 0288.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both MIS 3596 (W201) & MIS 2501 (0120).

Students undertake a research project that integrates their current work experience with their classroom experience at Temple University. The results are reported in a 10 to 20-page paper prepared under the supervision of a faculty member.

Note: Arrangements are made through the Management Information Systems Department. This course is open to MIS majors only.

3582. Independent Study (1 to 6 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: MIS 0395.)

Prerequisite: At least 15 s.h. in the major, consultation with a full-time faculty member, and approval of department chair.

Students will prepare research papers under supervision of a faculty member.

Note: None of the required MIS courses can be taken as an independent study.

3596. Business Process Analysis (3 s.h.) F S. RCI: WI.

(Formerly: MIS W201.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MIS 2101 (0070).

Learn business process analysis including requirements analysis, feasibility, and data and process modeling. Apply information gathering techniques to elicit requirements. Compose business and technical requirements. Work in teams to recommend information systems solutions to improve or transform business processes. Lead make vs. buy decisions. Justify proposed process improvements and proposed information systems solutions. Learn how to implement and negotiate changes to requirements.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

3682. Independent Study (1 to 6 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: MIS 0396.)

Prerequisite: At least 15 s.h. in the major, consultation with a full-time faculty member, and approval of department chair.

Students will prepare research papers under supervision of a faculty member.

Note: None of the required MIS courses can be taken as an independent study.

3999. Honors Thesis I (1 to 3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, Fox School Research Scholar Director, and Fox School Honors Director.

The first of a two-part sequence of courses in which independent research is conducted under the supervision of a thesis advisor from the MIS department resulting in a substantial piece of original research, roughly 30 to 50 pages in length upon completion of MIS 4999. The student must publicly present his/her findings at a Temple University Research Forum session or the equivalent during one of the two semesters during which these courses are undertaken.

4596. Information Systems Integration (3 s.h.) F S. RCI: WI.

(Formerly: MIS W301.)

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both MIS 3535 & MIS 3502 (0083).

This is a capstone course that will apply previous course material to a comprehensive project. Apply concepts of business technology integration to integrate processes and applications within and outside the organization. Justify and prioritize project portfolios within a department and across the enterprise. Evaluate and compare proposed projects based on requirements, vendors, technology, and architectural fit with the organization. Work in teams to participate in a real-world project. Learn the role of the MIS professional and prepare to enter job marketplace.

Mode: 3 hour lecture.

4999. Senior Honors Thesis (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and Fox School Honors Director.

Independent research conducted under the supervision of a thesis advisor from the MIS Department resulting in a substantial piece of original research, roughly 30 to 50 pages in length. Student must publicly present his/her findings at a Temple University Research Forum session or the equivalent.


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