CIS 8000 Information Technology Project Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This course examines the defining characteristics of IT projects and introduces the student to a variety of project management techniques that can be applied in an IT project context. Managing scope, time, cost, and quality will be explored. The course will cover management issues associated with packaged software implementation (e.g., ERP systems), in-house developed systems, and outsourced projects.

CIS 8010 Process Innovation
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements CSP: 1, 4, 5, 7
Description

Prequisites: None.
This course examines the design of an organization’s structure and business processes. The course primarily focuses on the application of information technologies to transform organization and improve their performance. Methods of introducing and implementing information technologies to enable organizational change are examined.

CIS 8020 Systems Integration
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 7
Description

This course focuses on the integration of information systems in organizations, the process by which different computing systems and software applications are linked together physically or functionally. It examines the strategies and methods for blending a set of interdependent systems into a functioning or unified whole, thereby enabling two or more applications to interact and exchange data seamlessly. The course will explore tools and techni- ques for systems integration as well as proven management practices for integration projects.

CIS 8030 Software Requirements Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 3210 or CIS 3215 or CIS 3260 or CIS 3270
Description

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of software requirements management. Topics covered include requirements gathering, system modeling and software specifications. The major emphasis is on using a variety of modeling tools and techniques to define a system specifi- cation. Students are also exposed to emerging topics such as components, patterns and reuse that promise major improvements in software development productivity.

CIS 8040 Fundamentals of Database Management Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 3210 or CIS 3260
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

Developing and managing efficient and effective database applications requires understanding the fundamentals of database management systems, techniques for the design of databases, and principles of database administration. This course emphasized database concepts, developments, use and management in three main sections: database concepts, practice, and emerging trends. Relational database systems are the main focus, but other types, including object- oriented databases, are studied. Practical design of data- bases and developing database applications using modern software tools will be emphasized.

CIS 8050 Business Telecommunications and Networks
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This course provides a broad introduction to network technologies, architectures, services and management necessary to meet business needs; including network and internetwork designs, applications and telecom industry.

CIS 8060 Supply Chain Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS8010, and either MBA 8125 or CIS 8100
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Same as CPI 8060)
Description

Students develop the ability to conceptualize, design, and implement supply chains aligned with product, market, and customer characteristics. Business competition is now between supply networks rather than individual corporations. Managing the flow of products, information, and revenue across supply chains differentiates the ability of supply networks to fulfill customer needs. Students develop the ability to evaluate how information flows can substitute for the stock of physical resources, such as inventory, and why such systems succeed or fail. They assess how internet technologies, dynamic markets and globalization are impacting supply chain strategies and practices, including logistics, digital coordination of decisions and resources, inventory and risk management, procurement and supply contracting, product and process design, and revenue management.

CIS 8070 Pervasive Health Technologies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: None
Description

This course provides an in depth coverage of issues in pervasive healthcare technologies. This will include the emerging healthcare applications; current and emerging technologies; networking, wireless and mobile infrastructure; and devices, middleware, and network access issues.

CIS 8080 Security and Privacy of Information and Information Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Same as ACCT 8680)
Description

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for security of information and information systems within organizations. It focuses on concepts and methods associated with planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security to all levels and on all systems platforms, including worldwide networks. The course presents techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and intentional breaches of security. It covers the associated issues of ethical uses of information and privacy considerations.

CIS 8090 Enterprise Architecture
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 8030
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This course will explore the concepts, principles, and state of the art methods in enterprise architectures, including architectural styles, architecture description languages (ADL), software connectors, dynamism in architectures, and architecture based testing and analysis. The course will help understand the role of architecture in software engineering, specifically during requirements analysis, design (including object oriented design and related notations, such as UML), and implementation. The course will also cover practical applicability of architectures in software reuse and component interoperability platforms (such as CORBA, Enterprise JavaBeans, COM/ DCOM, and NET).

CIS 8100 Management of Information Services
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This course addresses the many management issues unique to the information services function within organizations. Coverage includes information systems planning, managing the information infrastructure, justifying information technology investments, the costing of services and networks evaluating information system performance, alternative information service delivery modes, managing distributed and end user computing, project and operations management, systems security, and the management of information technology professionals.

CIS 8200 Information Systems Strategy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 8000 or MBA 8125
Requirements CSP: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7
Description

This course emphasizes the use of information technology to develop distinct competitive advantage in relations with competitors, customers, and suppliers, and with respect to products and services. It examines these central issues: 1) the design of information systems offering strategic advantages; 2) the competitive potential for strategic use of information systems; 3) special issues related to interorganization information systems; 4) special issues related to strategic use of information systems involving international networks; 5) development of financial and audit structures for strategic use of information systems; and 6) the impact of information technology on the global business community.

CIS 8210 Global Systems Sourcing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This course is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to work with systems integration vendors and processes. It focuses on the concepts and methods associated with designing, planning, contracting for and overseeing information technology infrastructure and applications. The course familiarizes students with the legal issues related to preparing, distributing, and evaluating requests for proposal (RFP) and subsequent integration contracting matters. Students will prepare and evaluate systems proposals for various sourcing and managing third party relations.

CIS 8220 International Information Technology Issues and Policy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Description

Same as IB 8710.
This course examines the role of technology as an integral and key factor in the delivery and support of information and communication technologies in the global economy for both traditional and electronic businesses, and the related technical and managerial issues. The first half of the course is grounded in business strategy and information technology fit, culture and national policy theory. The second half examines business in practice in the different world regions. Illustrative case studies coupled with readings of current press, class discussion, and practitioners from the international business community who provide real- world insight and used to bridge concepts and practice. In a major project, students access the attractiveness of a particular country for a real company.

CIS 8260 Knowledge Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Requirements CSP: 2, 4, 7 (Same as MGS 8030)
Description

This course provides an introduction to the analytical, managerial and technological approaches used in knowledge management. Key approaches that are available for knowledge creation and discovery are examined and contrasted. Implications of recent knowledge management technologies, such as intelligent agents and organizational memory information systems, are assessed. Strategic, economic and social issues in the creation and transfer of knowledge are examined. Best knowledge management practices are discussed.

CIS 8300 Software Quality Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 8030
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

The course will cover methods and tools for achieving software quality assurance at various levels of a software system including at the module, subsystem, and system levels. State of the art tools and techniques including inspections, version control and configuration management will be covered. Also, the role of standards, policies, and procedures will be discussed. The course will prepare students to develop a software quality assurance program in structured, organized ways. This course should provide practical knowledge of a variety of quality assurance techniques, and an understanding of some of the tradeoffs between techniques.

CIS 8310 Systems Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 3215 or CIS 3270 and CIS 8030
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed CIS 8030. This course introduces object oriented software design and development using object oriented modeling and programming languages. Emphasis is placed on both object oriented design and efficient implementation of the design. Topics include; principles of software engineering, project management, prototyping, development, testing, debugging, and maintenance of software systems. The central theme is to build high-quality software through reuse.

CIS 8388 Capstone Project for MSISAC Program
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 8000 and CIS 8630 and ACCT 8310 and ACCT 8630 and ACCT 8680or CIS 8080 and ACCT 8740
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This project provides an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from all courses in the MS ISAC program. The project will be designed to perform work on any of the topics like IT Audit, IT Security, IT Risk Assurance and IT Governance. The student is expected to work on a project for a client organization (external or internal). Students will, individually or in teams, develop a project plan with milestones like project charter, deliverables etc. for the client.

CIS 8389 Directed Readings in Information Systems
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor, good academic standing
Description

Open to CIS majors only. Required for MS/CIS thesis option.

CIS 8391 Field Study in Computer Information Systems
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites Department Approval and a GPA 3.3 or greater
Requirements CSP: As req
Description

by company.
This course is designed to provide the senior level under graduate student or Master’s student with an opportunity to apply the business skills learned at the Robinson College of Business (RCB) in an approved site off or on campus. The course immerses students in the planning and execution of complex activities involved in both large and small businesses.

CIS 8630 Business Computer Forensics and Incident Response
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ACCT 8680 or CIS 8080
Requirements CSP: 1, 6, 7
Description

This course provides a strategic exploration into the prevention and response to intentional abuse of business information systems. This abuse frequently leads to diversion of resources, interruptions of service and corruption of data that develop into a variety of losses that can seriously impair an organization’s performance. Students will be prepared to plan and manage organizational incident and forensics preparedness, including information security policies, information controls, information practices, incident response plans, forensic readiness, and preservation of evidence in the form of electronically stored information. The course includes experiments in the use of forensics tools for investigation of organizational policy violations.

CIS 8640 IT Services Management and Governance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Permission of the program director
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

The course will cover topics such as Service/Help Desk, Configuration Management, Incident Management, Problem Management, Release Management, and Change Management, IT Security, Service Level management, Capacity planning, Business Continuity Management, Availability and IT Financial Management.

CIS 8670 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Implementation and Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements CSP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Description

This course will explore the concepts, principles, and state of the art methods in successfully integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems into extant enterprise architectures. The course will help both functional area and IT managers understand the respective role of users, enteprise architects, developers and managers in the selection, preparation, implementation and management of large and complex enterprise applications. This is NOT a hands on ERP tool based course, rather it is a precursor to deeper involvement in ERP management, implementation and, if desired, administration. As such the course will be of value to students in both technical and managerial programs.

CIS 8690 Advanced Topics in Management of Information Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CIS 8110 or MBA 8120, MBA 8220 and others depending on the topic.
Description

This course addresses emerging or advanced topics in the management of information systems and services such as outsourcing, information systems consultancy and entrepreneurship, or the management of development projects. The specific topic may vary from term to term as may the associated course prerequisites. The student is advised to check with the department or his/her faculty adviser on this offering. This course is repeatable for different topics.

CIS 8990 MS-CIS Thesis Research
Credit Hours 0.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites CIS 8000 and CIS 8010 and CIS 8020 and CIS 8030 and CIS 8040 and CIS 8050 and CIS 8389; and consent of instructor
Description

Master of Science students approved for the thesis option must continuously enroll in this research course each semester until the thesis is completed and presented.

CIS 9220 Topics in Information Systems Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Description

This is a research seminar that focuses on research issues and methods in one or more areas having to do with the technology of information systems. Topics include software engineering, communication systems, and database/knowledge based systems. The focus of the course is announced in advance and the course syllabus is made available for students to review.

CIS 9240 Topics in Information Systems Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Description

In this course, theories and models applicable to the analysis of systems structure and the processes of systems analysis and design are studied. Emphasis is on the applicability of the material covered to information systems in particular. The focus of the course is announced in advance and the course syllabus is made available for students to review.

CIS 9260 Topics in Information Systems Management
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites None
Description

This course covers various topics in information systems management or the management of information systems. Topics covered vary depending upon the research interest of the department. Students acquire skills for developing a research proposal. The focus of the course is announced in advanced and the course syllabus is made available for students to review.

CIS 9320 Design Research Methods in Information Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites RCB doctoral standing or consent of instructor
Description

The course develops skills needed for conducting research whose aim is to invent methods and techniques for designing information systems that are effective and efficient. Students also acquire skills in developing research proposals that follow the design research paradigm and learn how to public such research.

CIS 9390 Advanced Seminar in Information Technologies and Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course addresses emerging or advanced topics in information technologies, such as wireless and mobile networks, mobile networks, such as outsourcing, entrepreneurship, project management, and mobile commerce. In addition to providing an in-depth understanding of the topic, the focus of the course will be on research problems, diverse research methodologies, modeling and performance evaluation, and architectural solutions. The course will prepare students to pursue doctoral research in the covered topic. The specific topics may vary from semester to semester and will be announced in advance.