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

MIS Courses

MIS 182GS - Software Productivity Tools - 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.
MIS 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 credit hours or more to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
MIS 282 - Business Intelligence Using Databases - 3 hours
Prereq: passing score on Business Computer Proficiency Examination or MIS 182GS
This course provides an overview of leading technologies that are employed to deliver business intelligence to an enterprise. The importance of proper data structures and the conversion of data into information and the transformation of information into knowledge to improve business performance is stressed. Provides an introduction into how data is created, stored, and used for management decision-making.
MIS 302 - Principles of Management Information Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: passing score on Business Computer Proficiency Examination or MIS 182GS
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.
MIS 350 - Intermediate Business Intelligence through Data Mining - 3 hours
Prereq: MIS 302* or CSIS 350*; junior standing
Study of how business intelligence is extracted through data mining and used to support business functional activities. This course is designed to familiarize students with the critical role of data warehousing and data mining to organizational decision making process.
MIS 380 - Web Software/Network Architecture - 3 hours
Prereq: MIS 282*, MIS 302*
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.
MIS 381 - Systems Analysis and Design I - 3 hours
Prereq: MIS 380*
System development using the life cycle, rapid application development, prototyping, and software testing. This course is coupled with MIS 481. F.
MIS 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 be approved by Department Chair. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. F, Sp.
MIS 410 - Advanced Business Intelligence Using Neural Networks and Advanced Data Mining - 3 hours
Prereq: MIS 350*
This course provides an understanding of advanced techniques to extract business intelligence. Neural networks and data mining tools are covered extensively.
MIS 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.
MIS 430 - Knowledge Management and Expert Systems - 3 hours
Prereq: MIS 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.
MIS 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.
MIS 450 - Software Quality Assurance - 3 hours
Prereq: MIS 381* or CSIS 380*
The software industry has witnessed recently a dramatic rise in the impact and effectiveness of software quality assurance (SQA). SQA has become integrated into all phases of software development. This course provides an overview of various concepts/techniques such as inspection, Pareto principles, software configuration management, capability maturity models, statistical testing methods, software reliability, and software safety. It also distinguishes the variations in SQA applications for mission-critical software and commercial software.
MIS 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.
MIS 481 - Systems Analysis and Design II - 3 hours
Prereq: MIS 381*
This course is a continuation of MIS 381. Students use several software packages as they work through the steps of the system development life cycle with business cases. Sp.
MIS 485 - Information Systems Strategy and Management - 3 hours
Prereq: junior standing
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. MIS 380 is recommended.
MIS 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.
MIS 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.

5 May 2010