Academic Catalog

Management Information Systems (MIST)

MIST 201  - Management Information Systems and Applications  (3 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to examine the technical, business and management aspects of management information systems through the study of MIS theory and concepts. Emphasis is placed on how and why different types of information systems have become an essential part of organizations. Students gain experience solving real world business problems using different information systems applications throughout the course.

MIST 301  - Principles of Knowledge Management Systems  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. The design and implementation of knowledge management systems that support a variety of business areas are emphasized. Management challenges associated with collecting, organizing and sharing knowledge are discussed in detail..

MIST 350  - Database Management Systems  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. The importance of relational databases in business environments is emphasized and demonstrated through real-world case studies and exercises. Students gain experience in planning, designing, developing and implementing business application databases for different business purposes such as modeling and decision making.

MIST 411  - Information Security  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of Associate Dean for Faculty. This course provides an understanding of the concepts involved in securing information, both from a technical and business perspective Skills required to analyze and evaluate the security of information from a variety of viewpoints are presented. Current research is used to discuss management issues associated with creating policies and implementing procedures for information security in organizations. Cross-listed as MMIS 540.

MIST 444  - Ethical Hacking  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MIST 411 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, and buffer overflows. (Credit is not awarded for both MIST 444 and MMIS 544.)

MIST 450  - Systems Analysis & Design  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. This course examines systems analysis theory and concepts that are used to design and analyze different types of information systems from a technical and business perspective. System analysis techniques and design processes used by organizations are presented. The complexity of analyzing and designing information systems to support current and future business.

MIST 455  - Project Management for IT  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: MIST 201 or equivalent; and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. This course covers methods for the analysis, design, and implementation of information technology projects from a project management and information systems perspective. Topics include investigating hardware and software needs, cost estimating, scheduling, and human resource management. Students are required to design feasibility plans based on current research. Principles, methods, tools and techniques available to assist managers in planning, implementing, and controlling projects are also discussed. Practical projects and the implications for managers are addressed.