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Columbus State University

Management Information Systems option

MISM 3125. Information Systems Analysis (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MISM 3115 or MISM 3109 with a "C" or better. An introduction to the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) tools and methods. The course is centered on evaluating existing business processes and choosing a system or software to improve it. Emphasizes the analysis, modeling and design processes that improve business functions through the deployment of information technology. Effective communication and integration with end users is also addressed.

MISM 4135. Database Design (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MISM 3115 or MISM 3109. This course introduces the fundamentals of database systems and studies database design, implementation, and management using real-world commercial database software. Topics include: concepts of database systems, popular data models including relational data model and entity-relationship data model, normalization of database tables, structured query language, database design, database warehouse, and database administration.

MISM 4145. Business Data Networks and Security (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MISM 3115 with a "C" or better. Computer network has become an essential part of information technology. This course introduces fundamentals business data network and principles of designing and managing networks for business applications. Students will learn how to plan and design computer networks based on user requirement using a network simulation software. Topics includes: data communication and networking fundamentals, network architecture, network security, network protocols, wireless networks, networked applications and network management. Network security is emphasized in this course.

MISM 4165. Project Management (3-0-3) Prerequisites: MISM 3115 and MGMT 3115 with a "C" or better. This course examines project management in theory and practice, and the roles and responsibilities of the project manager from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course emphasizes the application of Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) standards and framework to manage business projects. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).