Academic Catalog

Management Information Systems (MMIS)

MMIS 505  - Information Systems Analysis and Design  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: CPSC 110 or equivalent and GBUS 525 or equivalent. This course will explore the functions and methods of systems analysis and design from a theoretical, practical and managerial perspective. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have used analysis and design techniques in real-world settings, compared methods, tools, and techniques, managed real or simulated IS projects throughout the development life cycle and participated in the prototyping and rapid application development of an information system. This course will culminate with a research project in an area that demands rethinking of traditional practices.

MMIS 531  - Managing and Leading the Information Technology Workforce  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: GBUS 525 or equivalent. The history of management and leadership throughout the evolution of the information worker will give students a basis from which to build their knowledge and perspectives. Leadership and management styles will be discussed in relation to effective management of information technology workers. Emphasis will be placed on the expansion and growth of virtual work environments and how they affect management and leadership. Related topics include the effects of organizational culture and the importance of communication.

MMIS 532  - Enterprise Information Systems  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: GBUS 525 or equivalent. This course introduces students to key strategies and technologies involved in enterprise information systems. Topics include concepts of incremental change, business process redesign, and reengineering. Top down and bottom up design approaches are studied with respect to successfully matching systems with organizational structure. Students analyze the strategic fit between information system design and organization structure, understand the methods through which organizational processes are derived and mapped, comprehend the elements, modules, and integration of an ERP package, and use analytical tools and strategies to solve real-world business application cases.

MMIS 533  - Management of Information Technology Outsourcing  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces management aspects of information technology outsourcing and discusses trend, models, and implications of outsourcing in relation to a variety of business perspectives and concerns including customer satisfaction, ethical issues, benefits, risks analysis, economic advantage, partnerships, competition, strategic management, and international challenges. Other topics include adoption, innovation, business process outsourcing, evolving role of IT outsourcing, outsourcing as an catalyst for change, and linkage between IT outsourcing and business strategy.

MMIS 535  - Strategic Management of Information Systems and Innovation  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: GBUS 525 or equivalent. This course investigates strategies for information systems innovation and management, and provides conceptual frameworks for the development and evaluation of information systems management strategies. It also examines concepts of analyzing strategic applications, and planning as it relates to information systems management stategy and the interface with organizational strategies.

MMIS 540  - Information Systems Security  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: GBUS 525 or equivalent. This course equips students with a sound knowledge of the underlying principles of information security and provides them with the skills needed to analyze and evaluate information security problems, intrusion detection, firewalls, operational security, physical security, legal issues, steganography and Internet security. Students explore security policies and models, cryptography, security in distributed systems, including knowledge of the underlying architecture of the systems, and malware prevention disaster recovery techniques. An emphasis is placed on current issues, future directions, and research areas. This course provides a broad overview of the threats to the security of information systems, responsibilities and basic tools. A research paper or project is required. Cross listed as MIST 411.

MMIS 541  - Network Security and Cryptography  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MMIS 540 or equivalent. Topics include fundamentals of network security, security threats and vulnerabilities, viruses, cryptography, digital signatures, and key certification and management. Other topics include access control, authentication, intrusion detection, firewalls and virtual private networks. Wireless and mobile network security is covered in detail. A research paper or project is required. (Credit is not awarded for both MMIS 541 and CIST 441)

MMIS 542  - Security Policy, Planning, and Assurance  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MMIS 540 or equivalent. This course covers policy, legal systems, ethical issues, physical security, disaster recovery, business continuity issues, and risk in information systems. Topics also include maintenance of essential business processes following a disaster, restoration of systems, assurance, and building systems with formal evaluation methods. A research paper or project is required.(Credit is not awarded for both CIST 442 and MMIS 542.)

MMIS 544  - Ethical Hacking and Malware Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MMIS 540 or equivalent. This course introduces students to penetration testing methods that can be used in an ethical hacking situation. Students learn in interactive environments where they scan, test, hack and secure their own systems, and gain experience with essential security systems. Topics include perimeter defenses, scanning and attacking students' networks, escalating privileges, and steps to secure a system. Students learn about intrusion detection, policy malware, DoS and DDoS attacks, buffer overflows and virus creation. A research paper or project is required.

MMIS 555  - Knowledge Management Systems  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MMIS 500 or equivalent. This course examines the shift from transaction processing to technical, information, and application architectures. Methods for gathering, organizing, sharing, analyzing, and disseminating knowledge to the appropriate levels within the organization for better decision making are discussed in detail.

MMIS 570  - Special Topics  (1-3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: GBUS 525 or equivalent. Selected topics reflect faculty specialization or program needs. The purpose of this course is to offer current and emerging topics of interest in the area of management information systems. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic and instructor permission.

MMIS 590  - MIS - Research Project  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: All core courses except MMIS 591. Students select, propose, and write a research paper on a topic related to managing information systems in today's business environment, public or private. Research is to be conducted using proven academic research methods, including data collection from actual field observations and substantiated with current literature reviews. The course culminates with an oral presentation accompanied by visual displays and research project paper.

MMIS 591  - MIS Externship  (1-6 Credits)  

Students are required to locate and study an actual information system problem within an existing organization. The student is expected to analyze the system and design a solution using current system analysis and design techniques. After obtaining appropriate permission from the organization under review, students observe and possibly participate in the organization's processes related to the area under study. Students develop a final report consisting of the requirements, design, development, and implementation for the proposed solution. The course culminates with an oral presentation accompanied by visual displays of the problem and proposed solution.