Information Systems Management

ISM 6211: Information Systems Management and Strategies (3)

Offerings

Introduces the key concepts, systems, and strategies needed to manage information as a strategic resource. Explores the impact of managing information in an environment of constant technological and organizational change.

Equivalents: BUS 6170 Restrictions: Graduate only.

ISM 6212: Database Management and Warehousing (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211. Explores the various processes involved in the creation and management of organizational data. Topics include: developing sound entity-relationship data models, building normalized relational database management systems, and understanding how to move from an operational system to a decision support-based data warehouse.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better

ISM 6213: Enterprise Analysis and Integration (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211, and BUS 6130, 6164. Explores enterprise systems which integrate and adapt changing technology into the business environment-with effective internal responsiveness and external global reach. Addresses the need for a new kind of cooperation between business leaders and technical experts to enable business to compete in new ways on a global scale.

Equivalents: BUS 6271 Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better) AND BUS 6130: D or better AND BUS 6164: D or better

ISM 6231: Information Systems Project Management (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211, 6212 and BUS 6260, 6266. Introduces the software development life cycle, techniques and tools used, and project management methods. Includes feasibility, analysis and requirements definition. Explores the provision of values-based leadership to IS project teams.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better) AND ISM 6212: D or better AND BUS 6260: D or better AND BUS 6266: D or better

ISM 6245: Information Technology Infrastructure (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211. Explores the technologies needed to design, implement and manage effective computer networks. Includes local as well as mobile architectures and issues in e-business systems implementation.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better)

ISM 6255: Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6212. Examines advanced database and knowledge management topics. Develops a method for migrating from relational operational systems to multidimensional decision support systems that supports business intelligence activities.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6212: D or better

ISM 6313: Information Technology as a Strategic Advantage (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211. Examines the competitive advantage created by Information Technology. Includes the competitive landscape of e-business, adoption of new technologies, and appraisal of business models, strategies and value configurations.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better)

ISM 6331: Information Systems Security (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211. Develops an understanding of information systems security issues. Addresses security policy creation, risk evaluation and implementation of security measures in organizations. Examines human and organizational aspects of security, privacy, ethical, and legal issues and requirements.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6211: D or better OR BUS 6170: D or better

ISM 6332: Information Security Risk Management (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6331. Focuses on approaches to identifying vulnerabilities in an information infrastructure and assessing the risk imposed by such vulnerabilities. Specific technologies and techniques used by hackers, spies and thieves to obtain access to sensitive, private information are discussed and explored. Includes security auditing, mapping of networks, patch management, security configuration management, and the use of automated tools for identifying and characterizing vulnerabilities. Physical security is evaluated. Methodologies and technologies for penetration testing of systems and networks are explored. The use of social engineering as a method for gaining information concerning and access to information infrastructures is evaluated. Strategies are developed for mitigation of risks prior to occurrence of a security-compromising incident.

Prerequisites: ISM 6331: D or better

ISM 6333: Cyber Security and Disaster Response (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6331. Explores management of response to global society, organizational and individual cyber security incidents including identification, examination, and integration of diverse crisis and emergency management, disaster recovery, and organizational continuity management issues. Also covers incident tracking, patch management, and corrective responses to internal and external stakeholders.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6331: D or better

ISM 6334: Cyber Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6331. Studies the processes and technologies used in the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence in local, networked, andcloud environments and to prevent intrusions and attacks that threaten organizational data. Discussion covers validating data, reporting evidence, and preparing depositions, as well as recovering information from encrypted, obscured, or deleted sources. Topics also include emerging forensic issues in computer, peripheral, and mobile environments, ethics, relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, human elements, hacker culture, and global implications.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6331: D or better

ISM 6335: Information Technology Engineering Management (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211. Explores issues in software engineering such as development methodologies and standards, reusability, software quality assurance, CASE tools, software metrics, and tools to evaluate, control, and estimate the systems development function.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better)

ISM 6336: Cyber Security, Business and Public Policy (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6331. Cyber security challenges cross business, government, and individual spheres of life in the global economy. Neither business nor government can go it alone. The private sector develops and operates key capabilities and owns vital assets. Government deploys critical assets as well as legal and policy frameworks for individuals, businesses, national defense, and global interactions. Solutions require public and private as well as international cooperation, which can be demanding, costly and problematic. Students will learn analytical frameworks and tools to address a range of vital cyber security, policy, and human issues at the intersection of business, government, and economics.

Restrictions: Doctoral, Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6331: D or better

ISM 6345: Distributed Applications (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6245. Examines technical options in computer architectures, servers, operating systems, telecommunication and networks, as well as management and performance issues related to distributed client server, Web-based, cloud and mobile/wireless computing.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6245: D or better

ISM 6356: Data Mining Analytics and Visualization (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6212. Examines the principles and practices of data mining and information visualization including data analytics and statistical analysis. Data mining is the computational process of discovering patterns in large data sets. Information visualization is the process of visually representing those patterns. Students will utilize tools and techniques to analyze large data sets in order to make sound business decisions.

Restrictions: Information Systems Management, Management Majors only. Prerequisites: ISM 6212: D or better

ISM 6357: Business Intelligence & Analytics Tools & Programming (3)

Offerings

Explores data and predictive analytic tools and programming languages, including R.

ISM 6358: Decision Making with Business Intelligence and Analytics (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: BUS 6171 or equivalent. Explores the use of statistics and decision-models to support data-driven decision-making using business intelligence and analytics information.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6171: D or better

ISM 6900: Independent Study (3-6)

Offerings

Provides the opportunity for a student to study a topic of special interest under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

ISM 6910: Seminar in Information Systems Management (1-6)

Offerings

Prerequisite: BUS 6170 or ISM 6211. Explores variable topics related to effective management of information systems. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: (BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better)

ISM 6930: Information Systems Management Consulting Practicum (1-6)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6231. Provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the information systems management field under instructor supervision. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Restrictions: Information Systems Management Majors only. Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6231: D or better

ISM 6960: Master's Project (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: ISM 6231. Allows students to complete an independent project designed and driven by the student(s) to demonstrate proficiency in completing an information management project or performing research to further the state of the art in a particular area of ISM. May be repeated for credit 1 time.

Restrictions: Information Systems Management Majors only. Graduate only. Prerequisites: ISM 6231: D or better