The number of credit hours given to a course is indicated in parentheses following the course title.
The abbreviation "P" refers to course prerequisites; the abbreviation "C" refers to course co-requisites.
- BUS-S 302 Management Information Systems (3 cr.) P: K201. Junior or senior standing. Overview of management information systems (MIS) within a business context, with emphasis on end-user computing. Covers MIS theory and practice as they relate to management and organization theories; current trends in MIS; managerial usage of information systems; computer hardware, software, and telecommunications; information systems for marketing, finance, accounting, and other business areas; systems development process; and the role of microcomputers. Provides experiential learning by exposure to various decision-support tools for microcomputers.
- BUS-S 305 Business Telecommunications (3 cr.) P: S302. Kelley admit of junior or senior standing. Introduces students to a wide range of telecommunications technologies, including local area networks, wide area networks, and the Internet, as well as uses of these technologies in the organization.
- BUS-S 307 Data Management (3 cr.) P: K201. Kelley admit of junior or senior standing. Improves students’ understanding of, and develops their skills in, the design and implementation of business databases using modern database management systems. Covers data structures and the conceptual, logical, and physical design of databases, as well as database implementation and general issues in business data management.
- BUS-S 310 Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr.) P: ICORE. Kelley admit. C: or P: S307. Analysis of an organization and the subsequent design of computer systems to meet business requirements are at the heart of the computer information systems (CIS) field. This is the first in a two-course sequence (with S410) that addresses the multiphased process for developing information systems. Courses follow the system’s development life cycle, although alternative methodologies are also covered. This first course covers the phases from information systems planning through the specification of structured system requirements in functional form (i.e., logical system design) and concentrates on methods, techniques, and tools used to determine information requirements and to document these requirements in a thorough and unambiguous form. Also introduces computer-aided software engineering (CASE) technology. Students learn the discipline of systems analysis and logical design through a hypothetical case situation.
- BUS-S 410 Systems Implementation (3 cr.) P: S310. Kelley admit. Effective development of an information system depends on proper utilization of a broad range of information technology, including database management systems, operating systems, computer systems, and telecommunications networks. The second course in a two-course sequence (with S310) that addresses the multiphased process for developing information systems, this course covers the phases from physical system design through the installation of working information systems. Concentrates on using the results of systems analysis and design, typically documented in CASE technology, and either building or generating systems to meet these specifications. A semester-long field project and various hands-on exercises provide practical experience in building, testing, and installing a system.
- BUS-S 430 Electronic Commerce Strategic Analysis (3 cr.) P: ICORE. Kelley admit of senior standing. This course will investigate how a variety of organizations (private, public, and nonprofit) use electronic commerce applications to reach their organizational goals. These applications will illustrate consumer-to-business, business-to-business, and intraorganizational electronic commerce in physical as well as digital products and services. The course will highlight the different business models underlying these electronic commerce applications and will discuss them from both an operational and strategic perspective.
- BUS-S 435 Advanced Topics in Computer Information Systems (3 cr.) P: BUS-S 302, I-Core, and permission of undergraduate chairperson. Kelley admit of senior standing. Variable topics course; topics offered will depend on student interest and faculty interest and expertise. Possible topics include telecommunications and networking, advanced systems development methods, data administration, and management of the information systems function.
- BUS-S 480 Professional Practice in Computer Information Systems (3-6 cr.) P: I-Core and permission of undergraduate chairperson. Kelley admit of senior standing. Work experience in cooperating firm or agencies. Comprehensive written report required. Grade of S or F assigned by faculty.
- BUS-S 490 Independent Study in Computer Information Systems (1-3 cr.) P: S305, S307, and S310; consent of department chairperson and instructor. Kelley admit. Supervised individual study and research in student’s special field of interest. Student will propose the investigation to be completed. Comprehensive written report required.