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Offered by Department of Marketing and Management Information Systems
College of Business and Technology

BMIS Courses

BMIS 181 - Business Computer Systems - 1 hour
Prereq: none
This course explores the integration of technology into the business environment through the understanding of basic computer concepts and terminology. F, Sp.
BMIS 182 - Business Computer Applications - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This lab course addresses competency and applications of computer skills. Software covered includes: operating systems and environments, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Web pages. F, Sp.
BMIS 282 - Decision Support Software, Decision Making, and Databases - 3 hours
Prereq: Passing score on Business Computer Proficiency Exam or BMIS 182
This course is to provide an overview of decision support software and other leading technologies with an emphasis on fundamental database design and query languages. Several software packages and analytical tools are explored to solve a wide variety of business problems. F, S.
BMIS 302 - Principles of Management Information Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: Passing score on Business Computer Proficiency Exam or BMIS 182
The course provides an introduction and overview to the field of management of information systems (MIS). This course is designed to familiarize students with the critical roles of information and information systems in support of organizational operations, decision-making processes, quality management, and strategic activities. It also covers management of information systems functions and professionals, as well as relevant global, ethical, societal and legal/regulatory issues. Focus is placed on the impact of rapidly changing technologies, such as the Internet, on organizations leading to new paradigms, like e-commerce and business-to-business applications, and the subsequent reengineering of organizations. F. Sp.
BMIS 350 - Decision Support and Data Warehouse System - 3 hours
Prereq: BMIS 302 or CSIS 250 or equivalents and junior standing
The course provides an overview to the field of computerized decision support to the business functional activities. This course is designed to familiarize students with the critical role of computerized systems in support of organizational decision making process. It also covers data warehouse and data mining concepts and its utility in today's business environment. On completion of this course students will have an understanding of models in DSS and about development of decision support systems. The focus is also placed on the usage of data warehouse/data mining in business to solve business problems using queries and data mining tools. F.
BMIS 380 - Computer Hardware, System/Web-interface Software and Architecture - 3 hours
Prereq: BMIS 282, BMIS 302, or equivalents
This course presents a functional, systems-level review of network computing equipment and the organization of components and devices into architectural configurations. The result should be an in-depth student understanding of how computer systems are configured in network environments. Students learn the principles of system/Web-based software and build an understanding of combinations of data, network, and system/web-based software within architectural design. Sp.
BMIS 381 - Systems Analysis and Design I - 3 hours
Prereq: BMIS 380
System development using the life cycle, rapid application development, prototyping, and software testing. This course is coupled with BMIS 481. F.
BMIS 399 - Business Apprenticeship Program - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
The Business Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide students with a variety of experiences which will facilitate competency in their chosen field of study. Students who plan to teach will assist faculty members in preparing bibliographies, in research, in translations, in aiding classroom discussions, in preparing special lectures and programs, in grading and preparing examinations. Must by approved by Department Chair. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. F, Sp.
BMIS 410 - Neural Networks and Advanced Data Mining Techniques - 3 hours
Prereq: BMIS 350
This course provides an understanding of advanced computer assisted techniques used by business decision makers involving usage of neural networks and data mining tools.
BMIS 421 - Business Process Redesign and ERP Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: junior standing
This course provides an understanding of business processes and usage of various methods and computerized tools to redesign these processes. The redesigned processes will assist organizations in providing cost-effective quality products and services to consumers. Further, this course provides an overview of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems which are widely used by corporations for automation of their processes.
BMIS 430 - Knowledge Management and Expert Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: BMIS 350
This course provides a set of practical and powerful tools to ensure the understanding of knowledge management systems and expert systems. The exposure to computerized tools facilitates development of expert systems.
BMIS 440 - Systems Audit - 3 hours
Prereq: senior standing
This course provides an understanding of many types of audit needs, such as organizational IT audits (management control over IT), technical IT audits (infrastructure, data centers, data communication), application IT audit (business, financial, operational), development/implementation IT audits (specification/requirements, design, development, and post development phases), and compliance IT audits involving national and international standards.
BMIS 475 - Management Information Systems Internship - 1-15 hours
Prereq: none
A work experience program planned for students preparing for employment in business and industry. The learning situation is supervised by the academic department and personnel of selected industries. Work experience approved by the department.
BMIS 481 - Systems Analysis and Design II - 3 hours
Prereq: BMIS 381*
This course is a continuation of BMIS 381. Students use several software packages as they work through the steps of the system development life cycle with business cases. Sp.
BMIS 485 - Information Systems Strategy and Management - 3 hours
Prereq: BMIS 380 or CSIS 406
The course provides a set of practical and powerful tools to ensure the understanding of strategic, tactical, and operational responsibilities of the chief information officer (CIO). The strategic responsibilities include the strategic alignment among information technology and business functions of the organizations. BMIS 380 is recommended.
BMIS 498 - Management Information Systems Topics - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Selected topics and problems of current interest considered in depth. Class discussion and course projects. Topics vary each semester depending upon instructor. On demand.
BMIS 499 - Special Problems in Business - 1-3 hours
Prereq: Permission of Department Chair
Independent investigations of business problems. Topics to be investigated may be tailored to meet the needs of the student. A case study course designed (1) to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses in business administration, and (2) to emphasize analysis and decision-making. F, Sp.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

17 Nov 2006