CIS - Computer Information Systems

Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, Walker College of Business

Graduate Courses in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Additional offerings by the department include courses in Production / Operations Management (POM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM)

http://cis.appstate.edu

Dinesh Dave, Interim Department Chair

CIS 5100. Management Information System (3).On Demand. A study of the methods and procedures of computerized information systems and how they should be used to create viable management information systems. Includes administrative uses and limitations of information systems in a company. Measures of information system effectiveness, documentation procedures, data security, legal implications and personnel requirements as well as system configurations and software are included. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, Graduate CIS Certificate Program or other graduate programs or by permission of the chair of the CIS Department.

CIS 5250. Issues in E-Business (3).On Demand. This course examines the concepts and issues associated with using the technologies and processes of electronic commerce to facilitate the operational success of a contemporary organization. Through extensive use of the Internet, students will gain direct experience with the promise, problems and potential of using information technology and electronic commerce in individual and organizational endeavors. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, Graduate CIS Certificate Program or other graduate programs or by permission of the chair of the CIS Department.

CIS 5280. Systems Management (3).On Demand. Introduction to General Systems Theory and its application to the analysis, design, and operation of information systems. Emphasis will be placed on the design and management of information technology, cybernetics, real-time systems, models and simulations, and man-machine systems. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, Graduate CIS Certificate Program or other graduate programs or by permission of the chair of the CIS Department.

CIS 5300. Managing Information Technology (3).On Demand. A seminar course providing a broad overview of the information systems management function. Emphasis on information systems management, with particular attention on planning, organizing, and controlling user services and managing the computer information systems development process. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, Graduate CIS Certificate Program or other graduate programs or by permission of the chair of the CIS Department.

CIS 5350. Advanced Database Concepts (3).On Demand. Investigation and application of advanced database concepts including Database Administration, database technology and selection and acquisition of database management systems. In-depth practicum in data modeling and system development in a database environment will be emphasized utilizing both mainframe and micros. Prerequisite: CIS 4790 (Current Topics in Information Systems) or equivalent.

CIS 5450. Project Management and Visualization (3).On Demand. This course will focus on the leadership and presentation skills necessary to properly chose, design, lead and communicate an analytics project to senior business leaders, employees and external stakeholders. The course will include determining the business value of an analytics project; prioritizing various analytics projects and choosing the most important ones; communicating the business value of a project to the project team, clients and senior management; learning the art of making persuasive presentations; learning common presentation and reporting pitfalls. The course will also teach students how to create and deliver effective presentations to technical and non-technical audiences. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate or permission of the program director.

CIS 5500. Independent Study (1-4).F;S.

CIS 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).F;S.

CIS 5580. Data Communications and Networking (3).F;S. This course is designed to provide the student with the basic concepts of data communications and networks. Emphasis will be on the technical and the theoretical skills of data communications and networks that will be needed by those who will be involved in the analysis, design and programming of computer information systems. Students will be required to design a network. Prerequisite: CIS 3250 (Building Information Systems) (CIS 3250 can be taken concurrently).

CIS 5585. Advanced Data Communications and Networking (4).F;S. This course is a continuation of CIS 5280 and explores advanced topics in data communications and networking. It encompasses parts 3 and 4 of the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification and, upon successful completion, allows students to take the CCNA certification exam. Prerequisite: CIS 5280.

CIS 5610. Global Information Technologies (3).On Demand. This course presents students with the concepts and issues inherent in global information technology. The course examines the issues associated with using technology in a global environment, how global systems are developed, how culture, language, etc. impact systems and their development, outsourcing, strategies for global systems development and use, and issues facing Far East, European, Latin America, and Third World countries. Prerequisite: graduate status.

CIS 5620. IS Strategy, Policy, and Governance (3).On Demand. This course examines how to effectively lead an information systems organization. Chief Information Officers are tasked to take part in determining corporate strategy based on information technology and its potential role in corporate objectives - while determining the IS (Information System) strategy to most effectively implement the corporate strategy in terms of information technology, IS personnel, data, and telecommunications. That IS strategy will also be implemented in terms of an IS policy, and then executed as IS governance. IS governance will include personnel issues, legal and financial obligations, data privacy and security, vendor relations, and business unit liaison.

CIS 5630. Data Management (3).On Demand. Data mining is a broad area dealing with the analysis of a large volume of data that integrates techniques from several fields including machine learning, statistics, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, and database systems. Data mining is a rapidly growing field that supports decision-making by detecting patterns, devising rules, identifying new decision alternatives and making predictions about the future. The course objective is to present the leading data mining methods and their application to real-world problems. The course is organized around a number of well-defined data mining tasks such as description, classifications, estimation, predictions, and affinity grouping and clustering. The topics covered include: introduction to knowledge discovery in the databases (KDD), statistical methods, emerging modeling techniques such as neural networks, and others. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.

CIS 5680. Developing Software Solutions (3).On Demand. This course focuses on the building of software systems including programming, logic, managing operating systems, and configuring large information systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. In this course, students will use a popular software package to build a working programming interface to solve business problems.

CIS 5710. e-Business Systems (3).On Demand. This seminar course discusses e-business issues that are current, applicable, relevant, and interesting. Students are expected to develop and execute a team project throughout the course. Relevant areas of e-business studied will include: electronic commerce, personalization management systems, content management systems, customer relations management systems, and community systems. This course ties together concepts from different areas of management and the economic, behavioral, functional and technical aspects of information systems.

CIS 5720. Advanced Internet Technologies (3).On Demand. In this course, students will have the opportunity to learn the technologies that are commonly used to develop e-business. These enabling technologies include ASP.NET, VB Script, Java2EE, XML, Web Service, XHTML, DHTML, Java Script, JSP, among others. The technologies that this course incorporates may change based upon current industry trends. This course concentrates on the skills to use these technologies and the business processes that drive Internet development, so that students are able to develop a robust, reliable, functional, and secure industry-level e-business web site. Prerequisite: CIS 5710.

CIS 5750. Web Analytics (3).On Demand. This course proposes to focus on the concepts and technologies every leading organization needs to realize the full potential of their web sites. Students will be introduced to Internet technologies and tools that allow for collection of web data (e.g., web traffic, visitor information), clickstream analysis, search engine optimization, analysis of paid search advertisements, social network analysis of social media sites (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), and information visualization in relation to web analytics. Current and emerging analytics technologies will be covered as well as ethical principles in relation to the use of web and social media data. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate or permission of the program director.

CIS 5830. Security, Privacy and Ethical Issues in Analytics (3).On Demand. This course is designed as a broad overview of important security, privacy, ethical and societal issues that are relevant to the field of Business Analytics. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate Program or permission of the program director.

CIS 5840. Advanced Security (3).On Demand. This course is designed to cover the main common body of knowledge topics identified by the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification program. Topics include security management practices, access control, security models and architecture, physical security, telecommunications and networking security, cryptography, disaster recovery and business continuity, law, investigation, ethics, applications and systems development, computer forensics and, operations security. Prerequisite: CIS 5830.

CIS 5860. Applied Analytics Project (1-6).On Demand. Students will work on a real world project taking raw data through the preparation, management and analysis phases to the presentation of results and recommendations from the analysis. Repeatable for credit up to 9 hours. Prerequisite: admission to the MBA Program, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Business Analytics Certificate or permission of the program director.

CIS 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. CIS 5989 does not count toward a degree.