MSIST Courses


Core Courses

Electives

6201 Information Systems Development and Applications (3 credits)

The information systems life cycle evaluated in terms of technologies, impact, and management. Structured and object-oriented analysis, prototyping, software reuse, testing, life-cycle costs, software development environments, and organizational and behavioral aspects of development projects.

6202 Relational Databases (3 credits)

The information systems life cycle evaluated in terms of technologies, impact, and management. Structured and object-oriented analysis, prototyping, software reuse, testing, life-cycle costs, software development environments, and organizational and behavioral aspects of development projects.

Prerequisite: ISTM 4121

6203 Telecommunications and Enterprise Networks (3 credits)

The technologies and applications of telecommunication systems in the commercial and public sectors with emphasis on wireless, mobile, and Internet communication protocols. Systems technology and configurations to support business application requirements are evaluated. Functional characteristics of network technologies.

6204 Information Technology Project Management (3 credits)

Project and program management practices with an emphasis on information technology projects. The basic tools of project management: work breakdown structure, cost, schedule and performance goal setting, and risk analysis.

6205 Internet Computing (3 credits)

Concepts, architectures, frameworks, and technology of web application development. The Internet as hardware and software architecture for creating business applications. Web and web application servers, system development methods and techniques, client-side and server-side scripting.

Prerequisite: ISTM 3119

6206 Information Systems Security (3 credits)

Comprehensive examination of computer security issues from the design, management, and business information system ownership perspectives. System security concepts, methods, and policies from the design and planning stages to multi-level system implementation. Design of risk assessment strategies to achieve security goals.

6207 Information Resources Management (3 credits)

Information resources management strategically assesses and exploits information technology assets for competitive advantage. The CIO role in information resources management, planning, security, information integration, enterprise model development, and data administration.

6210 Integrated Information Systems Capstone (3 credits)

Capstone project course in which students apply conceptual and technical knowledge in analyzing, planning, and designing an on-line information system. Culminates with system proposal/design presentations. Restricted to eligible students in their final semester.

Prerequisite: ISTM 6201-207

Electives

Managerial Electives

6221 Management Perspectives in Electronic Commerce (3 credits)

The tools, skills, and business concepts surrounding the emergence of E-commerce and its information technologies from operational and strategic perspectives. E-commerce security, privacy, content selection and rating, authentication, encryption, acceptable use policies, intellectual property rights, and legal liabilities.

6222 IS/IT Strategy and Implementation (3 credits)

The development and implementation of information systems and technology strategies designed to align with and maximize business strategy applications and approaches in a challenging and increasingly global business environment.

6223 Technology Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Case studies on the innovation-entrepreneurship processes used to launch and build new ventures based on information technology and on technology more broadly. Organizing for innovation, raising venture capital, managing the small technology-based venture, marketing technology products and services, intellectual property considerations, and new venture proposal development.

6224 Management of Technology and Innovation (3 credits)

Business, technological, economic, and political factors that influence the development and deployment of new technology products, processes, and services. Concepts and practices useful in managing technology and enhancing corporate innovation, corporate organizational alternatives, new approaches, and sources of competitive advantages.

6225 Enterprise Architecture (3 credits)

Concepts of enterprise architecture as a management tool for organizations to align their information technology assets, people, operations, and projects with operational characteristics. Service-oriented architectures, performance reference models, configuration management, system development life cycles, and tiered application architectures.

Technical Electives

6211 Data Warehousing and Online Analytical Processing (3 credits)

Introduction to the theory of data warehousing, dimensional data modeling, and online analytical processing (OLAP)through case studies, technology, and a design project.

6213 Enterprise Web and Database Applications (3 credits)

Enterprise applications concepts, architecture, and technologies for emerging technologies and IT frameworks. The Internet as a major resource for globally distributed applications using grid and utility computing. Web servers, development methods and techniques, data stores for massively distributed applications, and client/server side scripting.

6214 Advanced Programming and Business Applications (3 credits)

Advanced programming design, development, and analysis topics with an emphasis on business applications. Problem modeling and development of algorithm solutions. Basic data structures and algorithms, such as linked list, stack and tree, graph theory, sorting and searching.

6215 Human-Computer Interaction (3 credits)

Human-computer interaction as an interdisciplinary endeavor integrating theories and methodologies from computer science, cognitive psychology, design, and many other areas. Theory and practice in interface specification design and evaluation, and research.