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MISY 200

MISY 201 MICROCOMPUTER CONCEPTS - 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course is for non-business majors. This course provides a hands-on computer experience through the use of microcomputers with an emphasis on a microcomputer operating system and an in-depth coverage of various computer application packages, such as, but not limited to, word processing, data base, spreadsheet software, and presentation graphics.

Prerequisite:  High school algebra or equivalent

MISY 300

MISY 300 COMPUTER INTERNSHIP - 3 semester hours (F, Sp, Su)   

Off campus (approved by the Department).  Broad spectrum of "hands-on" work experience as an apprentice programmer/analyst in a computer environment for not less than 120 clock hours.

Prerequisites:  MISY 362, MISY 381 or permission of the department chair.                                                                                                                        

MISY 305 PROGRAMING LOGIC AND DESIGN – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course teaches skills for development of algorithms for problem-solving.  Students are taught how to use structured and other approaches to analyze problems and express their solutions.  Through the introduction of programming concepts, this course enforces good style and outlines logical thinking.

Prerequisite:  COBU 155                    

MISY 311 SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN - 3 semester hours (F, Sp)   

This course is designed to introduce the student to the hardware components and architecture of general purpose computers.  Topics include: data representation, data manipulation and storage technologies, data communication technology, mass storage and input/output technology, machine-level programming, application development, operating systems, mass storage access & management, application support and control, computer networks and distributed systems, advanced computer architecture, and evaluation and acquisition of computer systems.

Prerequisites:  COBU 155 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                            

MISY 318 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course introduces basic concepts in business intelligence. Students will learn data analysis skills such as data integration, data preparation, making predictions and estimation. Topics covered are data preprocessing, correlation, hypothesis testing, and regression. Case studies in finance, accounting, marketing, management and related fields are provided to illustrate these topics. Hands-on practice is provided with the current statistical software package.

Prerequisites: COBU 260                                                                                                 

MISY 330 INTRODUCTION TO JAVA PROGRAMMING-3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course provides an introduction to JAVA programming and its environment.  Students will learn how to develop small to medium sized JAVA applications and java applets.  Special topics include JAVA programming concepts, Object-Oriented design, JAVA Application Programming Interface (API), Graphical User Interface (GUI) components, event handling, exceptions, graphics, input/output, and inheritance.

Prerequisites: COBU 155 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                             

MISY 344 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING USING VISUAL BASIC - 3 semester hours (Sp)

The course introduces the student to visual programming using Visual Basic.  The course focuses on the principles of user interface design, general software engineering principles and application development using Visual Basic.

Prerequisites: COBU 155 or permission of the instructor

MISY 350

MISY 350 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS – 3 semester hours (F, Sp, Su)

An informative course designed to provide students with an understanding of the importance and the role of Business Information Systems in making decisions affecting the success of an organization, and the types of information systems that support business functions.  Emphasis will be placed on the planning, development, installation and maintenance of business computer applications that are utilized in the typical business environment.

Prerequisite:  COBU 155 or equivalent                                                                                                                         

MISY 355 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course is designed to provide essential skills required for an Information Technology specialist. Students will learn system administration techniques for popular computer operating system(s). Techniques for managing networking, remote printing, storage allocation, account management, and backup will be discussed. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing a system administrator, install and maintain popular computer system(s), configure networking and services, and secure and troubleshoot network and computer operating systems.

Pre-requisite:  MISY 350 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                         

MISY 362 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)   

This course focuses on the application of information technologies (IT) to systems analysis, systems design, and systems implementation practices.  Methodologies related to identification of information requirements function, feasibility (economic, legal and contractual, operational, political, technical and schedule) and related issues are covered.  Development of data dictionary and the application of computer-aided system engineering (CASE) tools for diagramming information flow and procedures in system development process is covered.

Prerequisites:  MISY 350, COBU 302, and an introductory level computer programming language or permission of the instructor                                                                                                  

MISY 364 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING USING C++ – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)      

This course introduces the student to Object-Oriented approach to program design and implementation using C++ programming language.    The course exposes the student to objects, classes, data encapsulation, data abstraction, inheritance, structures and polymorphism. The course also covers C++ control constructs, functions, arrays, pointers and associated data structures, input/output streams and files.

Prerequisites:  COBU 155 or permission of the instructor

MISY 367 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER NETWORKS – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of computer communications networks. The course focuses on the network concepts, media, topologies, components, protocols and standards; and issues involved in the design, implementation and management of computer networks. Also, analog and digital transmission of data, transmission media and devices, LANS and WANS, TCP/IP fundamentals and message switching will be discussed.

Prerequisite: MISY 350 or permission of the instructor 

 MISY 368 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SECURITY & ASSURANCE-3 sem. hours (F, Sp)

The purpose of this course is to introduce the business student to the rapidly evolving and critical arenas of information security. Students will learn principles and methods of information security, various security models, architectures, firewalls and internet security. Students will also learn how to plan and manage security, security policies, business continuity plans, disaster recovery planning, and to build an understanding of the social and legal issues of information security.

Prerequisite(s): MISY 367 or permission of the instructor

MISY 381 INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE APPLICATIONS–3 sem. hours (F)

This course introduces the student to business applications of database systems. It covers databases use, their components and applications. Students will learn how databases differ from, and improve on keeping lists in spreadsheets.  The student will be able to translate business processes into conceptual database design using various modeling techniques such as Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) and Unified Modeling Language (UML). Other topics include the relational model, the normalization process, fundamental Structured Query Language (SQL) statements and an overview of database administration.

Prerequisite(s): MISY 350 or permission of the instructor

MISY 385 INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS–3 sem. hours (F, Sp)

This course provides a practical approach to the development of web related technologies. Emphasis is on the use of current web development languages as tools to develop interactive web pages. Students also learn concepts such as the architecture of the web, the use of browsers, the effectiveness of user interfaces, and effective search strategies. Multimedia and web security are addressed to familiarize the student with the web as a business tool.

Prerequisite: An introductory level computer programming language or permission of the instructor

MISY 400

MISY 418 ADVANCED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course covers some advanced topics in business intelligence. Students will learn data analysis skills such as factor analysis, prediction and forecasting, and risk analysis to help decision making. The application of the data mining techniques such as decision tree, neural network, Markov processes, clustering, classification and association rules is illustrated through case studies in finance, accounting, marketing, management and related fields. Hands-on practice is provided with current statistical software.

Prerequisites: MISY 318                                                                                                                            

MISY 430 ADVANCED JAVA PROGRAMMING – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course is the second part of a two semester JAVA programming course sequence.  Students will learn how to write small to medium sized JAVA applications and JAVA applets.  Special topics include key issues related to software engineering, object oriented design, Java Application Programming Interface (API), graphical user interface components, event handling, exceptions, input/output, and inheritance, data structures, and multithreading and animation.

Prerequisite:  MISY 330 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                            

MISY 444 ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING – 3 semester hours (Sp)

  This course is a continuation of MISY 344 – Introduction to Visual Basic (VB) Programming.  Topics include advanced event-driven programming techniques including database programming, creating Active-X and  COM components, and optimizing and deploying applications.

Prerequisite: MISY 344 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                             

MISY 450

MISY 455 ADVANCED APPLIED SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course is to provide students the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experiences to acquire a competitive position in system management. Students will learn how to design, implement, and administer network infrastructures and server systems for business solutions based on Microsoft Windows server, Linux, and UNIX platforms. A combination of lecture-based and “hands-on” guided instruction will be provided on topics including installation, user and group administration, backup and restore processes, network configuration, various system services, security administration, and updating and maintaining the system. This course helps students to prepare for high demand IT professional certificates such as Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Prerequisite:  MISY 355                                                                                                                               

MISY 464 ADVANCED C++ PROGRAMMING (F, Sp)

An advanced C++ programming course which focuses on Object-Oriented approach to program design and implementation using C++ programming language.  Topics include objects, classes, data encapsulation, data abstraction, constructors and destructors, functions, arrays, pointers and associated structures, inheritance, virtual function and polymorphism,  template, exception handling, input/output streams and file processing.

Prerequisite:  MISY 364 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                                                                          

MISY 466 WEB APPLICATION DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION - 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course involves a study and application of the principles of web applications design. The design, development and implementation of dynamic web pages using Java Server Pages (SP), JavaBeans and EJB are covered. Students also learn how to use Unified Modeling Language (UML) to build web applications with both server side and client side scripting.

Prerequisite:  An introductory level computer programming language or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                           

MISY 467 ADVANCED COMPUTER NETWORKS TECHNOLOGY - 3 semester hours (F, Sp)  

This course focuses on computer networking technologies for individual workstations, LANS, WANS, and the Internet. Topics include network support; storage area networks; virtual servers; managed switches, and routers, and firewalls.  This course also prepares the student for the industry’s Network+ certification examination.

Prerequisite: MISY 367                                                                                                                          

MISY 468 ADVANCED INFORMATION SECURITY AND ASSURANCE – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This is an advanced level information security course.  The student will learn contemporary security issues; infrastructure security management processes, architecture and models; risk analysis and management; security planning, analysis and safeguards; security policies development and administration; contingency planning, incidence handling and response; and security standards.  This course prepares the student for the Security+ certification

Prerequisite(s): MISY 368                                                                                                                             

MISY 478 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL IT SECURITY RISKS – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course takes a multi-disciplinary perspective of risk assessment, modeling, and management. Topics discussed include concepts of personal accountability versus governance and policy, how organizations define and measure risk and loss, and planning for contingencies.

Prerequisite: MISY 368 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                       

MISY 480 DATABASE DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS - 3 semester hours (F, Sp)  

A study of the principles of database systems with emphasis on the relational model of data, and covering both the user and the system perspectives. User issues include data modeling, informal and commercial query languages and the theory of database design. System issues include file structures, query formulation, form design, and report generation using different database management systems (DBMSs).

Prerequisites: MISY 350, MISY 362, and an introductory level programming language or permission of the instructor                                                                                                           

MISY 481 ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS – 3 semester hours (Sp)

This course builds on the introductory and basic concepts covered in MISY 381- Introduction to Database Applications, covering a comprehensive database development lifecycle including analysis, design, tuning and implementation. In addition, the principles and techniques of database-driven business web applications development are covered. A comparative analysis of the state-of-the-art tools currently available in the market will be carried out. The relational model will be emphasized and relational database management systems are addressed from the standpoint of stored procedures, query optimization, database security, transaction management, concurrency and control.

Prerequisite(s): MISY 381 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                          

MISY 485 ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS – 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course provides students with the understanding and practical experience in web-enabled database and e-commerce business application development. Topics include scripting business rules and application logic on a web server, client and server side technologies, and techniques to develop fully functional business applications. Application design uses current application software. E-commerce business issues and security implementations are also covered.

Prerequisite: MISY 385 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                            

MISY 486 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS-3 semester hours (F, Sp)

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is an integrated information system that manages internal, external resources including suppliers, employees, customers, and partners. The course provides students with an understanding of how firms consolidate all business operations (i.e., manufacturing, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, and human resources) into a centralized database; facilitate information flows among all business functions, and turn into innovative business decisions. Emphasis will be placed on exploring SAP.

Prerequisite: MISY 381 and an introductory level computer programming language                                                                                                                         

MISY 488 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY AND FORENSICS– 3 semester hours (F, Sp)

This course will introduce students to how forensic science, management information systems, and information security all blend into digital forensics. The students will learn the fundamentals of the forensic process, evidence handling, and quality assurance as they apply to digital forensics.

Prerequisite: MISY 368 or permission of the instructor                                                                                                                             

MISY 495 SPECIAL TOPICS - 3 semester hours (F, Sp, Su)  

In-depth treatment within a seminar format of a timely topic in Information Systems and Decision Sciences.

Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor.

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