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MISM 2115. Introduction to Information Systems in Business (3-0-3) Fundamental technologies supporting business decision-making using statistical analysis, spreadsheet applications, database concepts, and project management software are presented. Decision-making tools are presented independent from any specific software package. (Course Fee Required)

MISM 3115. Principles of Information Technology Management (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Completion of the lower division business core (Areas A and F) with a grade of "C" or better in each course. Emphasis on management decisions involving single and multi-user systems, network architecture, database management systems, and the software development process. Students survey types of information systems used by modern organizations: transaction processing, decision support, executive information, functional area support, strategic, and expert systems. (Course fee required.)

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 and CPSC 1301 or CPSC 1301L. 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 and CPSC 1301 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.