Computer Information Systems and Operations Management

College of Business

CIS 104. Microcomputer Applications. Credit/no credit.

Introduction to the operation and use of microcomputers. Emphasis  will be placed on the use of word processing, electronic  spreadsheets, database, graphics and telecommunications software using business applications.

CIS 221. Introduction to Computer Programming. 3 credits.

Instruction and practical experience in writing computer programs using object oriented design and event driven logic. Projects will include the use of control structures (sequence, selection, and iteration) as well as file and array processing logic. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in the design of object-oriented solutions and  the implementation of event driven logic to solve real-world  business problems. Not open to students who have taken CS 239. Prerequisite: COB 204.

CIS 301. Information Technology Tools and Methods. 1 credit.

Gives students experience in use of management productivity tools on microcomputers. Emphasizes appropriate uses of common software packages to aid decision making. Specific coverage will vary. See instructor for topics each semester. Prerequisite: COB 204.

CIS 304. Information Technology. 3 credits.

An intermediate-level management information systems course. Emphasis is placed on the role of computer technology in information processing, the workings of computer hardware, operating systems and application programming concepts, data storage concepts, network and client/server concepts and systems development life cycle. Prerequisite: Admission to College of Business.

CIS 314. Business Applications in BASIC. 3 credits.

Instruction and practical experience in designing and coding application software for business functions using the BASIC programming language. Visual BASIC will be used. Prerequisite: COB 204 or equivalent.

CIS 320. Telecommunications and Information Processing. 3 credits.

Instruction and cases in the design, development and management of telecommunications topics and office information processing. Prerequisite: CIS 304 or ISAT 242 or CS 139.

CIS 324. COBOL Programming Language. 3 credits.

Instruction and practical experience in designing and writing COBOL programs using structured methodology. Problems are directed toward business applications using the Common Business Oriented Language. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CIS 221.

CIS 331. Intermediate Computer Programming. 3 credits.

Study of concepts and techniques used in structured programming for business applications including program specification, design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation. Topics include report processing, file processing and updating, programming for batch and interactive environments, data validation, array processing and software engineering principles. Prerequisite: CIS 221 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

CIS 344. C Programming Language. 3 credits.

Instruction and practical experience in designing and writing C programs using structured methodology. Problems include interactive and file-oriented business applications using the C language. Prerequisites: CIS 221 with a grade of C or better.

CIS 354. Advanced Visual Basic Programming. 3 credits.

Advanced course in Visual Basic programming. Emphasis will be placed on Object-Oriented programming, sequential and random data files and error trapping. Other topics covered will include data access objects, client server, printing in VB and Crystal Reports. Prerequisite: CIS 321 with a grade of C or better.

OM 360. Operations Management. 3 credits.

An introduction to the operations function in business. Topics include facility design, job analysis and design, forecasting, production planning, quality management, inventory management, scheduling and project management. Prerequisites: CIS/COB 291 and junior standing.

CIS 361. Database for End Users. 3 credits.

This course investigates the strategic uses and issues related to databases in the general business environment. Students use database software to generate reports, forms and queries. Prerequisite: CIS 221.

CIS/OM 363. Simulation. 3 credits.

A course in simulation modeling and analysis that provides students with a foundation in the concepts, methodologies, and applications of simulation within the business environment. Construction and validation of models, random number generation, and statistical analysis of simulation output are emphasized through the use of spreadsheet-based software for risk analysis and a commercial software package for more complex systems simulations. Prerequisites: COB 291 or equivalent and junior standing.

CIS 364. Expert Systems in Business. 3 credits.

Provides students with understanding of expert systems development from application selection through implementation and maintenance. Students gain hands-on experience in using an expert system shell to develop an expert system for a business application. Related topics such as PROLOG and neural networks are introduced. Prerequisites: CIS 304 and CIS 221.

CIS 366. Web Development. 3 credits.

This course is an introduction to the development of web pages and web sites. The three major topics covered are HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the principles of design for web sites and the use of a programming language for web development. Prerequisite: CIS 221.

CIS/MKTG 370. Electronic Commerce. 3 credits.

This course examines commercial opportunities created by information technology. It studies the enabling technology infrastructure and its application to fundamental business processes and strategies in pursuing electronic commerce initiatives. Prerequisite: COB 300.

OM/MGT 370. Quality Management. 3 credits.

An introduction to the management of quality in organization. Topics include statistical quality control, the design of quality management systems, implementation, measurement and management issues in quality programs. Prerequisites: COB 300 and junior standing.

CIS 383. Introduction to Unix and Perl. 3 credits.

Instruction and practical experience in designing and coding application software for business functions using Unix and Perl. Prequisites: CIS 221 or CS 139 and junior standing.

CIS/OM 391. Selected Topics in Management Science. 3 credits.

An intermediate course that examines selected models of management science with emphasis on the model building process and the application of mathematical modeling to business problems. The use of spreadsheet tools is illustrated in many of the solution procedures. Prerequisites: COB 291 or equivalent and junior standing.

CIS/OM 393. Data Analysis and Experimental Design in Business Applications. 3 credits.

This course focuses on the problems of analyzing real data using applied statistical concepts and developing valid experimental designs for the collection of data to be used in business applications. The course will use current statistical software and focus on use of existing data sets. The focus will be on presentation of results and critical analysis of experimental results. Prerequisite: COB 291.

CIS 404. Advanced Computer Information Systems. 3 credits.

Instruction and cases in the design, development and management of information systems. Emphasis is placed on the managerial implementation of information systems through case analysis which will stress hands-on microcomputer usage in a problem-solving environment. Prerequisites: CIS 304 and CIS 221.

CIS 420. Computer-Based Networking. 3 credits.

An introduction to computer-based networks that incorporates data, voice and video traffic between computer systems and users. Topics include the theory, design and operation of local area networks, wide area networks and private branch exchange systems. Prerequisite: CIS 320.

CIS 424. Computer Security Management. 3 credits.

Instruction and discussion in the design, development and implementation of a computer security program including legal and ethical considerations. Prerequisites: CIS 221 and CIS 304.

OM 426. Supply Chain Management. 3 credits.

Supply Chain Management is the integration of the intra- and inter-company processes through which goods and services are delivered to customers. Topics include planning and designing the supply chain, managing materials, supply chain information systems, supply chain e-business, and managing relationships among the participants. Prerequisite: COB 300.

CIS 430. Database Design and Application. 3 credits.

A study of the tools and techniques of database analysis and design including the implementation of the design using common database management system models. Not open to students who have taken CS 474. Prerequisite: CIS 221 or senior standing.

CIS 434. Information Technology Consulting. 3 credits.

This course investigates the tools used by and skills necessary for information technology consultants. The class will use a team-oriented project approach. Teams will be assigned professional consulting firms as manager/mentors and will work with their manager/mentor firm to complete projects that cover each phase of the consulting life cycle. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

OM 450. Issues in Operations Management. 3 credits.

A capstone course for operations management majors. Focus is on the integration of the disciplines of management and decision sciences to a variety of problem situations. Extensive use of case studies, field trips, and applied projects develop problem-solving expertise at the strategic, tactical and operating levels in both manufacturing and service organizations. Prerequisite: OM/MGT 370, OM 426, OM 481 or permission of the program director.

CIS 454. Systems Analysis and Design. 3 credits.

An introduction to the techniques of systems analysis and design. Emphasizes concept of system life cycle and importance of users in system design. Corequisite: CIS 430.

CIS 466. Advanced Web Development. 3 credits.

This course provides students with understanding and practical experience in server-side programming issues for Web-enabled database and E-commerce application development. Principal topics include receiving and responding to requests from browsers, connecting to database servers via middleware software, and scripting business rules and application logic on a web server. E-commerce business issues, security implementations, and object-oriented design are also covered. Prerequisites: CIS 366 and CIS 430 (CIS 430 can be taken concurrently).

OM 481. Operations Planning and Control. 3 credits.

The design and management of planning and control systems for manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include advanced issues in MRP, JIT, capacity planning, scheduling, demand management, forecasting, inventory management and logistics. Case studies, simulation and projects are used to develop and analyze planning and control activities in business organizations. Prerequisites: COB 300 and junior standing.

CIS/OM 483. Strategic Decision Making. 3 credits.

A course in decision analysis that provides students with an overall framework and a set of quantitative techniques that can be used to construct and analyze models of decision problems with an emphasis on business applications. Spreadsheet-based software tools are integrated throughout the decision analysis process. Prerequisites: COB 291 or equivalent and junior standing.

CIS 484. Advanced Computer Programming. 3 credits.

Study of architectural issues encountered in the development of enterprise-level systems, use of object-oriented development tools and methods, object library maintenance, and the implementation of systems in either a client-server or e-commerce environment. Projects will include database driven solutions, GUI design, and object communication. Prerequisites: CIS 331 with a grade of C or better and CIS 430 with a grade of C or better.

CIS/OM 490. Special Studies in Information and Decision Sciences. 1-3 credits.

An advanced course in information and/or decision sciences designed to give qualified students an opportunity to complete independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: Senior standing, recommendation of the instructor and written approval of the director prior to registration.

CIS/OM 496. Internship in Information and Decision Sciences. 3 credits. Credit/No credit.

An advanced course designed to give supervised practical experience in an operating data processing environment. Does not count toward the major. May be repeated. Pass/Fail only. Prerequisites: CIS/OM major and permission of the director.

CIS/OM 498. Special Topics in Information and Decision Sciences. 3 credits.

An advanced course designed to allow exploration of current topics in information and/or decision sciences. Course content will vary. See your adviser for current content. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CIS/OM 499. Honors. 6 credits.

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