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Courses

Management Information Systems

0500. Managing Information Technology   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Business foundation courses.

This course provides an introduction to the effective use of Information Technology (IT). The management of IT is addressed by considering contemporary issues faced by managers related to the linkage between technology initiatives and the businesses they support. The course recognizes that the management of IT initiatives is increasingly important to businesses as a result of: Globalization, Time Compression, Technology Integration

Note: Implementation planned for Fall 2005-Pending approval

0501. Information Architecture and Networking   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Special course offered only for MBA students.

Presents the underlying concepts of information architecture and networking needed to understand and analyze the information systems of modern Internet enabled organizations. Covers the use of simple programming tools to customize and integrate existing software. Introduces networking, data base, transaction processing, and web concepts through classroom discussions and the development of simple prototypes. Covers concepts for managing integrated storage and connectivity related to data, voice, image, and video. Specific focus on network-centric electronic commerce systems.

0510. Information Systems Management and Processes   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MIS 501 for MBA students, none for MS in MIS students.

Understand the strategic role and effective use of information systems in enabling and changing business processes. In-depth analysis of the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization including the growth and support of information technology throughout the organization. Managing the acquisition of different types of information systems including organizational level project planning, implementation, control and evaluation, cost management, communication, and conflict resolution. The course will include projects that focus on both traditional and new emerging concepts such as eBusiness.

0520. Database Analysis and Design   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MIS 501 for MBA students, none for MS in MIS students.

Understand the use, management, and design of the core technology applied in almost every information system the Database Management System. Specific topics include data modeling, database design, structured query language, stored procedures, transactions, and administration. Advanced topics will include web-based database access, implementation, and use.

0530. Information Systems Modeling and Development   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MIS 510 and MIS 520.

Understand the core issues of systems analysis, design, and development that are relevant to all aspects of information systems in organizations. The course will include traditional analysis and data modeling methods as well as modern design approaches such as object oriented modeling, unified modeling language, prototyping, software patterns, and issues involved in analyzing enterprise systems and electronic commerce sites. The emphasis will be on the application of object-oriented concepts to analysis and design. Students will learn the above concepts in the context of an applied project.

0540. Internet and Intranet Design   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Pre-requisite: MIS 510 and 520.

The information architecture of the Internet enabled organization including the use and development of client server and distributed systems. Detailed analysis of networking and telecommunications including data, voice, image, video, network hardware, and topology. Concepts, models, architectures, and standards for the design, implementation, integration, security, and management of distributed Internet and Intranet enabled systems and networks. Understand the role of the information architecture and distributed systems on organizational design and management strategy.

0557. Knowledge Management Systems in eBuisness   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MIS 501.

The course will introduce the concept of knowledge management and approach the topic from an IT perspective. It will focus on the tools, techniques and systems used to collect, organize, analyze and mine data. The course will span across boundaries of traditional topics of databases, decision support systems, expert systems, collaborative systems, data warehousing etc. At the completion of this subject, students are expected to develop an appreciation for: (1) Knowledge Management, its importance, and best practices; (2) Knowledge Management processes in an organization; (3) IT functionality that supports Knowledge Management processes; (4) Tools, techniques and systems used. Finally, the course will cover some or all of the technologies: Click-Stream and data collection strategies on the web, data mining, data warehousing, knowledge based systems, expert systems, decision support systems, executive support systems.

0561. Information Systems Applications in Organizations   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Pre-requisite: MIS 560.

This course integrates material from the previous courses in the MBA/MS program and is only available to MBA/MS students. Information systems applications are pervasive in modern organizations. This course provides in-depth analysis of the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization. The course covers topics such as transaction processing, integration, decision support, enterprise systems, contact management, groupware, portals, and others. The course also focuses on the strategic role and effective acquisition, planning, management and use of information systems in enabling and changing business processes.

0562. Database Management Systems and Data Modeling   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Pre-requisite: MIS 559.

This course integrates material from the previous courses in the MBA/MS program and is only available to MBA/MS students. Database Management Systems are the engines that drive transaction processing and support key organizational activities such as data warehousing and mining. This course provides students with hands on experience with a modern web based database management tool. Students will learn data modeling, database design, structured query language, and data administration.

0563. Systems Analysis and Rapid Application Development   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Pre-requisite: MIS 559 and MIS 562.

This course integrates material from the previous courses in the MBA/MS program and is only available to MBA/MS students. Careful analysis of requirements and understanding of underlying processes and information flows determines the success of most information systems in organizations. This course provides students with a managerial perspective to information analysis concepts and methodologies. Particular attention is given to hands on experience with rapid application development and highly integrative scripting technologies

0564. Interactive Site Design   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Pre-requisite: MIS 560.

This course integrates material from the previous courses in the MBA/MS program and is only available to MBA/MS students. Learn strategies for managing and creating information flows both within the firm and between firms using Internet based tools such as the web. Issues addressed include web site development, usability analysis and evaluation, specification, interactivity and feedback, and site maintenance. Understand and discuss the issues involved in coordinating Internet based strategies with traditional communication strategies.

0571. Seminar in Emerging Technologies   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Business foundation courses.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to leverage new technologies to create business opportunities in new ventures as well as traditional firms. New technology strategies are particularly difficult to evaluate because of the high level of risk and uncertainty. Student teams will learn how to evaluate these technologies from experienced entrepreneurs and successful innovators in traditional firms, as well as through research on best practices. Student teams will formulate and perform tasks necessary to evaluate specific technologies in defined commercial settings. The teams will develop venture capital level briefings summarizing the results of their evaluations of the chosen technology. The briefings may include technology prototypes. The briefings will be entered in the Temple University Business Innovation Competition.

Note: implementation planned for Fall 2005-Pending approval

0572. Object Oriented Applications Design & Development   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Business foundation courses.

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, tools, and technologies to design and develop object-oriented (OO) business applications. Object orientation has become the predominant paradigm for virtually all modern software development. OO brings significant benefits to software development, but also incorporates new concepts, new approaches to development, and an entirely new vocabulary. Using an object-oriented programming language, the course introduces business students to the world of object orientation in a practical manner. The students master the concepts by applying them to concrete design and implementation exercises.

Note: Implementation planned for Fall 2005-Pending approval

0573. Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence Systems   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Business foundation courses.

The rapid growth and expansion of the Internet has not only made computing and connectivity ubiquitous, but also information. Today's decision makers have access to a vast amount of data and information as well as the technology and tools for manipulation. Managing organizational knowledge and using it to support decision-making has become a key ingredient for organizational success. The course will focus on the use of Information Technology (IT) to support knowledge management. It will examine the architecture, development and implementation of information systems that can support knowledge management processes in an organization.

Note: Implementation planned for Fall 2005-Pending approval

0575. Information Systems Strategy, Policy, and Management   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Business foundation courses.

Information Systems (IS) have the power to create and restructure industries, empower individuals and firms, and dramatically reduce costs. Recognizing this, many firms have invested heavily in systems and technology. This course focuses on the strategic use and impact of information systems on organizations. An organizations information technology strategy and policy will directly impact its ability to compete and survive in the digital age. Topics covered include the use of strategic information systems for competitive advantage, electronic commerce, business-IT alignment, globalization, knowledge management, strategic information systems investment, ERP implementation, and outsourcing.

Note: Implementation planned for Fall 2005-Pending approval

0578. User Interface Design and Systems Integration   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MIS 510 and 520; or permission of instructor.

Basic principles of human-computer interaction and user-centered design of traditional and Internet based electronic commerce systems. Interface design and system integration problems. Create prototype interfaces, compare different graphical user interfaces (GUI) and standards, apply guidelines for window, menu, web, and other dialogue techniques including single user and collaborative applications, evaluate usability, and compare interface design methodologies.

0594. Special Topics-MIS   (3 s.h.)

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0650. Process Design and Electronic Commerce Technologies   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MIS 510 and 520; or permission of instructor.

Focus on process redesign and information technologies and especially technologies relevant to electronic commerce. The course will provide an understanding of contemporary process management and redesign issues and their relationship with information technology. Students are introduced to a number of concepts and techniques for identification and redesign of organizational processes with information technology. Students will work in teams on real-world process redesign projects in selected organizations, applying what they learned in the theoretical component of the course.

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0950. Capstone in Information Technology   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MIS 510 , MIS 520, MIS 530, MIS 540, 1 MIS seminar, and 1 other undergraduate-level course.

Provides capstone exprience. Students will select a topic in their area of interest. Will include a research paper or an implementation of an information system.