Management and Information Systems (MIS)

MIS 24053     INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

(Equivalent to COMT 11000) Develop competency in the operation of contemporary software and hardware applications. To develop an appreciation for the contribution of computers, software and the Internet to society.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: TAG Business

MIS 24056     FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS STATISTICS      3 Credit Hours

(Equivalent to BMRT 21004) Introduction to concepts in statistical methods and their applications to real world problems. Examines both the theoretical and practical side of the different methods.

Prerequisite: MATH 11010 or MATH 11012 or MATH 12002.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Transfer Module Mathematics

MIS 24065     WEB PROGRAMMING      3 Credit Hours

Principles of visual design as applied to Web site interface development. The course exposes students to the basics of programming and relational database and how to develop a Web-based database driven interactive information system.

Prerequisite: MIS 24053.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 24093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Special workshop in management and information systems. Credits depend on scope of project.

Prerequisite: Permission.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

MIS 24163     PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Equivalent to BMRT 11009) Introductory course in management and organizational design. The leading contributions in the area are reviewed and practical implications are developed. The course covers the principles that most management professors have come to expect in an introductory course: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. In addition, the students need to be aware of critical issues managers must be aware of to succeed: diversity, globalization, ethics, technology, among them. The course serves as an introduction to many upper level business courses.

Prerequisite: minimum sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34032     DATA AND FILE TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to file architecture and data base management systems. The application of these technologies is detailed.

Prerequisite: MIS 24060.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34036     ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the structure and use of Enterprise Systems and Business Processes. Course topics include Data Navigation, Client Server Systems, Virtualization, Database, Security, Accounting and Procurement Processes, ERP simulation games and hands-on experience with a professional ERP system.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34045     SMALL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

An examination of the role of small computer systems within an organization's information systems environment.

Prerequisite: MIS 24060.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34053     DATA INTEGRATION      3 Credit Hours

This course mixes concepts of data and information with hands-on applications with popular business software and the migration of the information to the Internet as well as Intranets. This course is only open to CIS minors. CIS majors will not receive credit.

Prerequisite: MIS 24060; not open to computer information systems (CIS) majors.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34054     USING INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR SOLVING BUSINESS PROBLEMS      3 Credit Hours

Examine key concepts about information systems that are relevant for business managers. The focus will be on promoting an understanding of the use of IS in solving business problems. There will also be hands-on assignments. Course not open to computer information systems (CIS) majors.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 or COMT 11000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34055     COMPUTER DECISION MODELING      3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the scientific decision-making tools of operations research and management science, and also to the use of spreadsheet modeling for problem formulation and solution without the need for mathematics. The concepts of modeling and better decision making are stressed along with illustrations from the various functional areas of business. Course not open to computer information systems (CIS) majors.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 or COMT 11000; and MIS 24056 or MATH 10041 or BMRT 21004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34059     SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Provide students with the concepts and tools necessary to effectively manage service operations and to prepare students for management opportunities in service firms that represent the fastest-growing sector of the economy. The service management will be presented from an integrated viewpoint with a focus on customer satisfaction. The course materials are organized around four modules (1) understanding services (2) designing the service enterprise, (3) managing service operations and (4) toward world class-service.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA and MIS 34060.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34060     OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

A survey course in operations management that covers the managerial concepts and the quantitative tools used in the design, planning operation and control of operations systems.

Prerequisite: MIS 24053 or COMT 11000; and MIS 24056 or MATH 10041 or BMRT 21004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34064     MANUFACTURING RESOURCE PLANNING      3 Credit Hours

Introduce students to the basic tools operations managers use to inform their decisions on a daily basis. The course involves hands-on coverage of manufacturing resource planning tools, including forecasting and master production schedules, bill of materials structuring, order entry and purchasing, capacity requirements planning, routing, costing, customer service, shipping, invoicing and using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 34060.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34065     QUALITY ASSURANCE      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to importance of quality assurance and tools used to accomplish better quality in goods and services. Topics TQM, Six Sigma, quality philosophies, sampling plans and statistical process control, ISO, quality competition and awards.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 34060.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34068     SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course in Systems Analysis and Design. Students will be presented with the concepts, techniques, and methodologies that are required for the successful development of information systems. Application of methods and concepts to real-world problems will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 or COMT 11000 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and minimum C (2.000) grade in MIS 24065, ENG 21011, COMM 15000 and MATH 11010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34070     PROGRAMMING THEORY AND APPLICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Programming in a strongly-typed language environment with an emphasis on problem-solving.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065 with a minimum C (2.000) grade.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34080     COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS I      3 Credit Hours

Introduces a programming language currently used in business and industry for data processing, decision making and other information systems applications.

Prerequisite: MIS 34070.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34092     PRACTICUM IN CAREER DEVELOPMENT (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

In-depth training and development course designed to prepare students for resume presentation, job search, interviewing, participation in the internship and career launching.

Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

MIS 34157     INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the management, economic and policy issues facing the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The course perspective is global, with emphasis on the U.S. as the largest and most profitable market.

Prerequisite: none.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34158     MANAGERIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Introduce the main components of health care information technology, with emphasis on the components that distinguish the health care delivery system from other business enterprises. Pepares students as clinical managers and consultants who must rely upon or manage information technology to accomplish their objectives.

Prerequisite: MIS 34157.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34159     MANAGING HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS OPERATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Operational process management, cost-control and productivity is critical to cost-effective healthcare. Covers topics in improving operations such as patient flow, quality (concepts and mechanics) and process improvement. Students become familiar with methods and resources for implementing change in a health care setting, such as a hospital or outpatient clinic. Provides skills to assess current hospital operations and to identify the appropriate tools to address various functional areas, useful for managers, consultants, clinical providers and others. Process improvement methods such as lean thinking, six sigma, statistical tools, flowcharting, queuing models and other tools are covered. Health care settings beyond the hospital, such as outpatient clinics, are included.

Prerequisite: MIS 34157.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34165     DYNAMICS OF LEADERSHIP      3 Credit Hours

This course discusses management and leadership concepts and does so by blending theory and practice. Cases studies, practical application approaches, personal assessment and opportunities to develop individual and group leadership skills are possible. In addition, many organizational behavior concepts are blended throughout the course. Students that have already passed MIS 34175 will not receive graduation credit for MIS 34165.

Prerequisite: MIS 24163 or BMRT 11009.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34175     LEARNING TO LEAD      3 Credit Hours

This is a hands-on learning and leadership course. Classroom time occurs over 4 days at a residential camp before the semester begins. Students learn about leadership from professora, experts in the field, and each other through interactive discussions and activities. During the semester students continue their leadership development working with a personal mentor, and practice their skills through community service projects. Students that have already passed MIS 34165 will not receive graduation credit for MIS 34175.

Prerequisite: special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience, Lecture

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 2 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34180     HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Focuses on the importance of the management of human resources for any organization, its employees, customers, shareholders, and the community where it is located. The topic helps students understand the important issues that derive from managing people at work and the changing environment organizations face. Students will learn the integral role human resources management plays to the success or failure of an organization. Both practical and theoretical perspectives are presented.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24163 or BMRT 11009.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34185     INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Determinants of individual and group behavior within work organizations. Topics covered include, motivation, job design, learning, decision making, leadership and group behavior as they relate to performance and other outcomes in work organizations.

Prerequisite: MIS 24163 or BMRT 11009.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34187     INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Guided introduction to applied Human Resource Management in another culture by examining opportunities and challenges. Via select company tours, tour of historical sites and meetings with management from local companies as well as U.S. companies doing business in foreign countries, students will be exposed to the current HR functions and practices in a foreign country, such as selecting and managing a workforce, compliance with the employment laws, employee training and development, expatriation repatriation, performance management, and compensation issues.

Prerequisite: a minimum C grade in either MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006; and minimum 2.520 overall GPA; and sophomore standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Field Experience

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 34280     SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE WORKPLACE      3 Credit Hours

Using a case-based approach to learning, this course provides information on what constitutes appropriate business behavior by examining the major business and nonbusiness factors that influence business policies and practices.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24163 or BMRT 11009.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44007     PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM DYNAMICS      3 Credit Hours

Overview of the principles, tools, and techniques of project management in organizations, with emphasis on practical aspects of initiating, planning, executing, and costing information systems related projects. Practical examples of computer information systems projects will be used to illustrate these principles and techniques.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44009     THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY      3 Credit Hours

Lays the foundation for sustainable development and the balance issues between economic, social and environmental interests. It frames the business enterprise within the natural and social environments, and surveys a variety of intersection points and the challenges they pose. Systems thinking and long term perspective are used to understand the potential consequences of organizational choices regarding goals and strategies, given consideration of how the natural environment increasingly drives the business environment.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44033     ADVANCED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS      3 Credit Hours

Covers Java programming language, including applications and applets, with emphasis on object-oriented programming. The course also emphasizes problem solving, developing systems, structured programming and programming style conventions.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and MIS 24065 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and MIS 34070.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44042     NETWORK THEORY AND APPLICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Presentation of current and emerging network technologies and services in business applications and performance issues. Topics include transmission media, modulation and signaling schemes, switching and multiplexing techniques, local and wide area network protocols and standards, and internetworking devices.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44043     DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Development of skills and knowledge associated with the utilization, design, implementation, and administration of database management systems in organizations. Emphasis is on enterprise-level database systems.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44044     SYSTEMS ANALYSIS II      3 Credit Hours

Physical system implementation: mapping logical data models and process models to physical data bases and system design; system coding, testing, installation, conversion, training and automated tools.

Prerequisite: MIS 24060.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44045     INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Management of information systems resources in organizations of all types and sizes; IT best practices; the effective and efficient use of IS in support of the organization’s mission and to achieve competitive advantage in today’s global economy; the impact of IT on enterprises, users, customers, society, and the environment.

Prerequisite: senior standing; and minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44048     SOFTWARE INTEGRATION (ELR) (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

The design and implementation of information systems. Traditional and alternative development strategies are investigated from a theoretical and applied perspective. Group project to implement information system with software packages.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; minimum grade of C (2.000) in MIS 24053; and MIS 24065; and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement, Writing Intensive Course

MIS 44049     NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND CYBERSECURITY      3 Credit Hours

The course explores technologies and business issues related to computer networking and security, with emphasis on the protocols in modern business networking such as Ethernet and TCP-IP. Topics also include cybersecurity threats and defenses, privacy, cloud and parallel computing, and map-reduce.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44061     OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL      3 Credit Hours

Introduces the student to the key functions of an operations planning and control system. Operations planning and control systems provide information for the efficient flow of materials, the effective utilization of people and equipment and the proper coordination of internal activities with suppliers and customers.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 34061.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44062     SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Students learn the basic analytical tools needed to coordinate business operations across the value chain. Course involves hands-on coverage of supply chain management with emphasis on supplier partnering and development, customer relations management, strategic sourcing and pricing, e-business, measuring supply chain performance, mass customization, planning supply and demand coordination in the supply chain.

Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 overall GPA and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44065     STRATEGIES IN PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Senior project in industrial management. Applies concepts from all prior coursework to the solution of real and simulated operating problems.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 44064.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MIS 44091     SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) In-depth readings, discussion projects and presentations in a specialized area of human resource management.

Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; and MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44093     VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS      1-6 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Variable title workshop courses offered under management and information sciences.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 1-6 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

MIS 44095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN MIS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Offered on a semester basis with different topics and differnt faculty involved each time the course if offered.

Prerequisite: Cumulative 2.500 GPA; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Presents opportunity to undertake research. Approval of topic and agreement to work with student must be secured from faculty member and the chairperson of the department prior to registration.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44152     PROJECT MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

This course covers the fundamental concepts, procedures and processes related to managing projects from initiation through planning, execution and closing. It also introduces the principles, tools and methods used in project management, and the use of project management software (ProjectLibre) in managing projects. The topics covered in the course can be helpful in preparing for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Prerequisite: Minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44163     GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of contemporary issues and theoretical frameworks in the field of international strategic management using traditional lecture and practical application cases.

Prerequisite: senior standing and minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; and minimum C (2.00) in ENG 21011, COMM 15000 and MATH 11010.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MIS 44183     DEVELOPING AND TRAINING HUMAN RESOURCES IN ORGANIZATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Course focus is quality training design, based upon theory and empirical research. Implications for practice and current challenges in employee training and development are also highlighted.

Prerequisite: cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 34180 with a minimum C grade or BMRT 31006 with a minimum C grade.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44185     STAFFING HUMAN RESOURCES      3 Credit Hours

Staffing, development of systems to select, place, promote, and retain employees to enhance organizational effectiveness and maintain legal compliance are core HRM activities in organizations. This course will provide students with an understanding of the technical components of selection, including how to determine which applicant characteristics should be examined, what procedures should be used to gather information, and how that information should be combined to identify qualified job applicants. In addition, this course focuses on promotion and retention of employees.

Prerequisite: a minimum C grade in either MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006; and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44187     INTERNATIONAL EMERGING ENTERPRISES AND MARKETS      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on strategy and policy development and execution for gaining and sustaining global competitive advantage. Strategic management of entrepreneurial and well-established firms, and operational and financial structures of international firms and markets are discussed.

Prerequisite: MIS 24163 with a minimum C grade; minimum overall 2.500 GPA; sophomore standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 9 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44191     SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Combination of individual or group research and class discussion for superior students. Investigations in administration and organization conducted in accordance with scholarly interests of participants.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44192     INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A supervised field experience requiring a minimum of 145 hours of work at a cooperating organization. Requires regular contact with instructor and preparation of an internship report connecting academic coursework to on the job experiences.

Prerequisite: MIS 24163 with minimum C grade; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

MIS 44195     ADVANCED TOPICS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours) Advanced topics course that are offered on a yearly basis. Topics can span the full range of HR functions. This course can also have a practicum format.

Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; and MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44284     MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE      3 Credit Hours

This course integrates various management concepts in informing a manager's strategic decision making process. Students use case analyses and class lectures to demonstrate their leadership abilities in different business scenarios. Prerequsites: ACCT 23020 and ACCT 23021; ECON 22060 and ECON 22061; and MKTG 25010; and MIS 24053, MIS 24056, MIS 24163 and MIS 34060; and FIN 26074 and FIN 36053; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and senior standing; and General Business (GBUS) major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44285     INTEGRATED BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

Integration of the functional areas of business in the formulation and implementation of policy. Projects and case analyses of business situations provide students with the opportunity to apply analytical and creative problem solving skills.

Prerequisite: ACCT 23020 and ACCT 23021 and ECON 22060 and ECON 22061 and MKTG 25010 and MIS 24053 and MIS 24163 and MIS 24056 and MIS 34060 and FIN 26074 and FIN 36053; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and major within the College of Business Administration; and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44292     BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIP (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Learning by experience by performing activities related to the information systems profession in a cooperating organization.

Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

MIS 44293     WORKSHOP IN PROFESSIONAL IS CERTIFICATION      3 Credit Hours

Supervised workshop in which students are coached with the objective of passing a commercial certification exam to obtain Microsoft, Cisco, or other vendor's Information Technology credential.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum C (2.000) grade; MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Workshop

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44295     SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Learn about the newest advances in Information Systems technology and how they support business activity. The content of the course changes with each presentation.

Prerequisite: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA; and MIS 24053 with a minimum grade of C (2.000); and MIS 24065.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44392     BUSINESS CONSULTING AND PRACTICUM (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

Provides decision-making tools for solving real-world problems by building synergies in prior knowledge to create a synthesis of real life solutions delivery mechanisms underpinning them to pressing problems of the local and international community. The practicum component includes consulting experience with both for profit and not-for-profit business clients.

Prerequisite: minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 15 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

MIS 44445     GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

The course examines the impact of internationalization and cross-cultural challenges on organizations, the factors involved in selecting and managing an international workforce, the evaluation of employee relations and employment law, and address issues such as employee training and development, expatriation repatriation, performance management, and compensation issues, all from the perspective of managing an international organization.

Prerequisite: a minimum C grade in either MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006; and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and senior standing; and student must be enrolled in the human resource management (HRM) major or minor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

MIS 44492     BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Learning by experience by performing activities related to the Human Resource Management profession in a cooperating organization.

Prerequisite: a minimum C grade in either MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006; and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and must be enrolled in the human resource management (HRM) major or minor.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 14 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

MIS 44499     HUMAN RESOURCE BUSINESS CONSULTING AND PROJECTS      3 Credit Hours

This course bridges between Human Resource Managment coursework and the world of HRM practice. The course will provide a variety of learning experiences to help students gain knowledge and practical experience to prepare them to embark on careers in the HRM profession. Upon completion of this course, students should have much to discuss in a job interview and a useful entry on your resumes.

Prerequisite: a minimum C grade in either MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006; and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA; and student must be enrolled in the human resource management minor or major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44660     PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND COMPENSATION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

The course provides overview of the performance management process, examines various approaches to performance management, and discusses sources of performance management information. Also considers the nature of the compensation systems and pay system mechanics, as well as methods for recognizing employee contributions through compensation.

Prerequisite: a minimum C grade in either MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006; and a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 44763     HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYTICS AND ERP SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

The course examines the use of HR data, metrics, analytics, and ERP systems to guide human resource management decision making and support the strategic goals of the organization. We will learn the characteristics of high quality data, introduce common analysis techniques, data interpretation and visualization, and report assessment. Through lecture, readings, and problem solving exercises using enterprise resource planning systems (SAP and Oracle), you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to assess various human resource management initiatives and formulate solutions to common human-resource-related problems. Upon completion of the course, you will understand how HR analytics and ERP systems help an organization achieve its strategic goals.

Prerequisite: a minimum C grade in either MIS 34180 or BMRT 31006; and minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64005     ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING      2 Credit Hours

This course uses computer capabilities to analyze and understand a variety of statistical and business analytics techniques and how to apply these techniques to solving business problems.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64011     SYSTEMS SIMULATION      3 Credit Hours

Techniques and applications of computer simulation of existing or proposed real-world systems. Use of simulation language, simulations studies, analysis and interpretation of results.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64013     NONPARAMETRIC AND ROBUST STATISTICS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with MIS 74013) A presentation of statistically sound techniques for those who need to be able to use nonparametric or robust methods to deal with non-normal distributions or outliers (common problems) in their data.

Prerequisite: MIS 64005 or 74005; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64017     MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS      3 Credit Hours

This course is devoted to a study of multivariate statistical methods. Topics include multivariate analysis of variance, canonical correlation, principal component analysis, discriminant analysis cluster analysis and factor analysis.

Prerequisite: MIS 64023 or 74023; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64018     QUANTITATIVE MANAGEMENT MODELING      3 Credit Hours

A variety of optimization and heuristic modeling techniques are explored. Decision-making environments, model selection, and interpretation are emphasized. Various linear and nonlinear mathematical programming techniques are the primary topic but are supplemented with other optimization and heuristic techniques.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64019     RESEARCH SEMINAR IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Research seminar designed primarily for students who seek an in-depth understading of the current research literature in supply chain management and who are interested in doing research in supply chain management. Students study the academic literature with emphasis on the development and use of analytical tools and models to solve supply chain management problesm. Specifically, the course will address quantitative modeling to support operational, tactical and strategic decision-making in supply chain management.

Prerequisite: MIS 64015 or 74015; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64020     ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELS      3 Credit Hours

This is a special focus course for which the topics will vary. It will generally include sampling techniques, experimental designs, similar statistical methods, internal and external validity and reliability issues.

Prerequisite: MIS 64023 or 74023; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64023     LINEAR STATISTICAL MODELS AND APPLICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Models and applications of simple and multiple regression, correlation and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite: MIS 64005 or 74005; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64026     GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES      3 Credit Hours

Introduces the knowledge base needed to coordinate business operations across global supply chains. Addresses how to integrate traditional business operations so as to align them in support of inter-firm collaboration required to compete globally. Investigates specific topics relevant to supply chain management and offers a managerial orientation towards supporting global supply chain operations. Immerses students into responsible supply chain practices around the globe with strong emphasis and orientation towards sustainable (green) supply chains.

Prerequisite: MIS 64041; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64028     GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS MODELS      3 Credit Hours

Focus on modeling techniques for supporting decision making in supply chain management. Introduces students to the problems facing a global supply chain manager and the implementation of spreadsheet-based models for solving problems that arise in the operation of a supply chain. Emphasis is placed on model formulation and interpretation in support of decisions to coordinate and improve supply chain operations.

Prerequisite: MIS 64026 or 64036; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64029     SUPPLY CHAIN AND VENDOR MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES      3 Credit Hours

Building global "relationships" are central pillars to effective supply chain management. There are strategic relationships, tactical relationships, transactional relationships, internal relationships, and of course, relationships with the government. As supply chains become global, managers have to consider cultural, regulatory, and communication differences to create and operate within the global village. Students learn how to deal with a rapidly changing landscape and understand how to deal with distributed resources, vendors, and people across cultures and convictions.

Prerequisite: MIS 64026; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64036     BUSINESS ANALYTICS      3 Credit Hours

Overview of business analytics and its appropriate applications in various industries and functional areas. Critical thinking, problem definition, problem solving, effective communication, and leadership are emphasized. Methods such as data visualization and descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics are covered from a broad perspective. This course is applied, hands-on, and case-based. Cases emphasize the communication of quantitative solutions to laypeople and required leadership during decision-making and implementation stages.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64037     ADVANCED DATA MINING AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS      3 Credit Hours

This course extends the coverage of data mining and predictive analytics. Topics will focus on the applied use of these techniques in realistic settings. Statistical and machine learning techniques will be covered.

Prerequisite: CS 63015, MIS 64036 and MIS 64082; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64038     ANALYTICS IN PRACTICE      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on supporting techniques and managerial and professional skills necessary to being an effective business analyst. Other topics include project management, requirements analysis, change management, team dynamics, leadership, ethics, and effective communication between all stakeholders.

Prerequisite: CS 63015, MIS 64036 and MIS 64082; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64041     OPERATIONS, SERVICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT      2 Credit Hours

Develops a framework for analysis of operating problems. Uses computer, quantitative and behavioral models to develop operating plans consistent with organizations' competitive (or service) strategy.

Prerequisite: MIS 64005; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64042     GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY      2 Credit Hours

A critical assessment of how the interweaving of various technologies, innovation, and global business strategies are shaping managerial and business decision-making.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64047     MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

This course provides the student with an introduction to modern techniques in manufacturing and the necessary strategic concepts to implement them. A similar discussion of service industries is also included.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64050     ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS MGMT      3 Credit Hours

This is an introductory management course that discusses functional areas of business and their strategic positioning in delivering business solutions.

Prerequisite: Non-College of Business Administration majors; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64080     EMERGING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES      3 Credit Hours

Investigation of selected emerging hardware and software technologies such as parallel processing systems, computer languages and operation systems, artificial intelligence, neural networks and chaos theory.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64081     DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING IN BUSINESS      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to telecommunications and computer networks. Topics include telecommunications technologies and services communication standards and protocols local area networks and network management.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64082     DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND DATABASE ANALYTICS      3 Credit Hours

The design, implementation and management of database management systems within organizations are studied from an applied perspective. Additional emphases include data warehousing, structured query language for analytics, and introductions to NoSQL databases and big data analytics.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64083     INFORMATION SECURITY: A MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVE      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the information security areas that managers must understand in order to deal with today's security threat-laden environment. The emphasis is on the important principals and concepts that managers utilize to develop effective security risk management programs.

Prerequisite: Admission to MBA program or admission to MS IAKM program; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64092     INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A supervised field experience at a cooperating organization. Requires regular contact with instructor and preparation of an internship report connecting academic coursework to on-the-job experiences.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 18 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64098     CAPSTONE PROJECT IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) In this culminating project, students draw on the breadth and depth of the curriculum to address an industry supplied problem individually or in small teams. Projects will explore prescriptive analytics as is appropriate to their design project. Inprogress (IP) mark permissible.

Prerequisite: CS 63015, MIS 64036 and MIS 64082; and special approval; and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Master's Project

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

MIS 64108     APPLIED TOPICS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Course provides students an opportunity to learn about human resource management through an application of the material to real-world problems. Topics covered may include but not be limited to job analysis, selection methods, employee training, and performance evaluation.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64158     LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT      2 Credit Hours

Students develop an understanding of the leadership process. Through critical thinking, class discussions and class activities, they build skills in leading others, leading themselves, and teamwork.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64160     LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE      3 Credit Hours

Course provides students in-depth knowledge of leading organization change. Covers analysis of existing conditions, drivers of change and readiness for change along with methods of change and change implementation.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64185     BUSINESS STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

Integrative approach to the study of policy formulation and implementation. Formalized planning systems reviewed; case analysis of actual business situations helps student further develop analytical and communication skills.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64263     EMPLOYEE SELECTION AND APPRAISAL      3 Credit Hours

This course will focus primarily on issues associated with the person/job matching process in modern organizations related to the selection and appraisal of employees.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and MIS 64271.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64270     ORGANZATIONAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

Course provides students an in-depth examination of all of the factors influencing human behavior at work.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64271     HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      2 Credit Hours

This course explores the management of a firm's human resources from practical and theoretical perspectives of managing people at work. How high performance work practices (HPWPs) help businesses to motivate their employees for strategic competitive advantage is emphasized.

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 64275     STRATEGIC GLOBAL MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Strategic global management explores micro-level concepts and strategic managerial alternatives within the context of current global business operations in the political, economic and cultural environment facing today's manager.

Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credit hours of graduate courses from the College of Business Administration and graduate standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74005     STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT I      3 Credit Hours

This course uses computer capabilities to use and understand a variety of statistical techniques and applies these techniques to business problems.

Prerequisite: admission to MBA program; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74013     NONPARAMETRIC AND ROBUST STATISTICS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with MIS 64013) A presentation of statistically sound techniques for those who need to be able to use nonparametric or robust methods to deal with non-normal distributions or outliers (common problems) in their data.

Prerequisite: MIS 64005 or 74005; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74017     MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS      3 Credit Hours

This course is devoted to a study of multivariate statistical methods. Topics include multivariate analysis of variance, canonical correlation, principal component analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis and factor analysis.

Prerequisite: MIS 64023 or 74023; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74018     QUANTITATIVE MANAGEMENT MODELING      3 Credit Hours

A variety of optimization and heuristic modeling techniques are explored. Decision-making environments, model selection, and interpretation are emphasized. Various linear and nonlinear mathematical programming techniques are the primary topic but are supplemented with other optimization and heuristic techniques.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74019     RESEARCH SEMINAR IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Research seminar designed primarily for students who seek an in-depth understading of the current research literature in supply chain management and who are interested in doing research in supply chain management. Students study the academic literature with emphasis on the development and use of analytical tools and models to solve supply chain management problesm. Specifically, the course will address quantitative modeling to support operational, tactical and strategic decision-making in supply chain management.

Prerequisite: MIS 64015 or 74015; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74020     ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELS      3 Credit Hours

This is a special focus course for which the topics will vary. It will generally include sampling techniques ,experimental designs, similar statistical methods, internal and external validity, andreliability issues.

Prerequisite: MIS 64023 or 74023; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74023     LINEAR STATISTICAL MODELS AND APPLICATIONS      3 Credit Hours

Models and applications of simple and multiple regression, correlation and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite: MIS 64005 or 74005; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74041     OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Develops a framework for analysis of operating problems. Uses computer quantitative and behavioral models to develop operating plans consistent with organizations' competitive (or service) strategy.

Prerequisite: MIS 64005 or 74005; and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74042     GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

Focus is on the strategic issues around how a firm should manage its technology in a global market. Strategic issues include understanding the technological and competitive landscape, innovations, competitive advantages in the high-tech marketplace, outsourcing and information ethics. The core emphasis in on integrated decision-making in the age of globalization.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74047     MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

This course provides the student with an introduction to modern techniques in manufacturing and the necessary strategic concepts to implement them. A similar discussion of service industries is also included.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74080     EMERGING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES      3 Credit Hours

Investigation of selected emerging hardware and software technologies such as parallel processing systems, computer languages and operation systems, artificial intelligence, neural networks and chaos theory.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74081     DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING IN BUSINESS      3 Credit Hours

An introduction to telecommunications and computer networks. Topics include telecommunications technologies and services, communication standards and protocols, local area networks and network management.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74082     DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND DATABASE ANALYTICS      3 Credit Hours

The design, implementation and management of database management systems within organizations are studied from an applied perspective. Additional emphases include data warehousing, structured query language for analytics, and introductions to NoSQL databases and big data analytics.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74160     LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE      3 Credit Hours

Develop understanding of the theories and techniques needed for the successful management of significant organizational change with emphasis on discussion, exercises and case studies.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74185     BUSINESS STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

Integrative approach to the study of policy formulation and implementation. Formalized planning systems reviewed case analysis of actual business situations helps student further develop analytical and communication skills.

Prerequisite: special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74263     EMPLOYEE SELECTION AND APPRAISAL      3 Credit Hours

This course will focus primarily on issues associated with the person/job matching process in modern organizations related to the selection and appraisal of employees.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74270     ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS      3 Credit Hours

Theoretical basis and research findings are discussed, permitting the student to analyze and understand complex work organizations. Data provided prepares the student to analyze, design and solve organizational problems within the work environment.

Prerequisite: special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 74275     STRATEGIC GLOBAL MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Strategic global management explores micro-level concepts and strategic managerial alternatives within the context of current global business operations in the political, economic and cultural environment facing today's manager.

Prerequisite: special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84007     PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AND BUSINESS MODELS      3 Credit Hours

Introductory seminar for understanding the forms and the process of business research. Its major objective is to help seminar participants understand the various philosophies that drive business research in an academic community, and introductory methods of social science research. Additionally, the seminar seeks to develop participant motivation to become a contributor to the organizational sciences communities by examining: 1. The research process, methodologies and strategies. 2. Research Paradigms, Modes and Contexts of Inquiry. 3. The nature of organizational sciences research. 4. The major streams of business research. 5. Understanding ontological choice of constructs and defining epistemic relationships between constructs. 6. Building hypotheses and socio-technical models. 7. Research design, data requirements and collection techniques, ethics and philosophies.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84011     SYSTEMS SIMULATION      3 Credit Hours

Techniques and applications of computer simulation of existing or proposed real-world systems. Use of simulation language, simulation studies, analysis of interpretation and of results.

Prerequisite: special approval and doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84012     SCHEDULING AND PLANNING      3 Credit Hours

Course is a doctoral seminar on scheduling and planning models that are used in operations and production management. The goal is to expose students to a portfolio of scheduling and planning models to stimulate research ideas in scheduling and planning models that will lead to the development of a research program for your doctoral research.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing in the College of Business Administration.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84015     STOCHASTIC MODELS      3 Credit Hours

Mathematical modeling of systems involving one or more random variables, and stochastic processes: basic probability theory; Poisson process, Markov chain and Markov process with applications to production, inventory, reliability and queueing systems.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84045     SOCIAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

Social issues in information systems arise at the interface between information systems and individuals, groups and society. The course will begin with a broad exposure to current social issues, moving to an examination of specific issues in detail with issues chosen by student interest and instructor consent.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84047     VALUE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

This course is a doctoral seminar for students who seek an in-depth understanding of the current research literature in supply chain management. The seminar is designed into three modules. The first module covers the conceptual foundation for understanding value and supply chains from an interdisciplinary perspective. The second module focuses on the basis of supply chain modeling using optimization and simulation. The third module serves to integrate the previous modules with the objective of the student producing a research paper for journal submission.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84080     INNOVATION, ADOPTION, DIFFUSION      3 Credit Hours

Provides students with theoretical foundations of adoption and diffusion of technological innovations in organizations and society. Topics include: determinants of organizational innovation by acquisition; individual- and organizational-level technology adoption; diffusion of technologies through social systems; and the infusion and assimilation of technologies in organizations.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84081     INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY AND INNOVATION      3 Credit Hours

This course explores the basis of strategy, deployment and competition in high- technology industries. It introduces conceptual frameworks based on cutting-edge research in economics and strategy. The frameworks may seem abstract at first, but we will focus on mastering them will gain an in-depth understanding of how high-technology industries work and how to develop strategies for managing firms in such industries. Students will learn how to develop and apply such frameworks in their research.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84082     DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

In-depth investigation of intelligent database management systems in support of business decision- making. An understanding of relational databases is assumed. Object-orientation and other advanced database concepts will be explored.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84108     ACQUIRING HUMAN RESOURCES      3 Credit Hours

Course provides a foundation for understanding human capital issues as seen through the lens of sustainability. Students will learn how to articulate the paradigm of sustainability and apply it to a wide range of organizational capacities including embedding sustainability within an organization and enabling an organization to pursue value that is shared across economic, social and environmental domains.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84112     RESEARCH METHODOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

The objectives of this course are: to formulate a research problem and develop testable research hypotheses; develop research skills by learning the different research methods and techniques; explain information contained in research statistical outputs such as SAS and SPSS enable students to conduct meaningful and high quality research in their specific field of interest.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84261     STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Provides a first graduate-level introduction to the fundamental concepts of HRM/OB and strategic decision-making.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing and special approval.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84262     THEORY OF THE FIRM      3 Credit Hours

Course focuses on developing a deep understanding of modern strategic theory in relation to other allied fields. Students will review fundamental concepts of strategic thinking and theory development and then move to contemporary theoretical issues including transaction-cost economics, the resource-based view, the emerging theories of real options and of dynamic capabilities, strategic optimization and constraint theory, and dealing with uncertainty through scenario-driven planning.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84263     OPTIMIZING HUMAN RESOURCES      3 Credit Hours

Course focuses on research theories, methods and issues in human resource management. Designed to develop in students an appreciation for the existing state of research in human resource management and to begin to articulate major issues and challenges in this field.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84266     STATISTICS FOR MANAGEMENT      3 Credit Hours

Survey of the leading writers and research studies in the area of management systems. The course addresses methodologies, major theoretical developments and practical applications.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84275     THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL GLOBAL STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

Focuses on review and integration of the several streams of literature dealing with strategy for, and management of, the product-diversified and/or internationally-diversified firm. Also, in order to complement the emphasis of other doctoral offerings on strategy formulation topics, this seminar places a special emphasis on strategy process, organizational structure, and administrative mechanisms. In particular, it explores the foundations as well as current research on corporate governance, broadly define. This includes (I) the set of mechanisms available to align the interest of top managers to those of shareowners, as well as (II) the mechanisms available to motivate and control middle managers so that their decisions and behaviors are aligned with intended corporate and/or international strategy and goals.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84277     ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND THEORY      3 Credit Hours

An examination of theory and research on individual and group behavior in organizations. Special attention is given to theories of motivation, job satisfaction, goal setting, task design, feedback systems, group dynamics, power and teams.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84285     TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION STRATEGY      3 Credit Hours

Covers topics pertaining to innovation management at micro-level (entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship), meso-level (networks), and macro-level (cross-country and within-country comparisons).

Prerequisite: doctoral standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

MIS 84291     SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Intensive investigation of selected topics in organization and strategic management. Student will be expected to undertake research on a topic determined in joint consultation with the instructor.

Prerequisite: doctoral standing and special approval of instructor.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter