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MISM 2115. Introduction to Information Systems in Business (3-0-3) Introduction to Information Systems in Business (3-0-3) This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of information systems technologies and their applicability to today’s business environment. Students are introduced to decision-making and business analysis using spreadsheet tools and utilities.


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.


MISM 4135. Database Design (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MISM 3115 or MISM 3109 and CPSC 1301 and CPSC 1301L with a "C" or better. 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 or MISM 3109 and CPSC 1301 and CPSC 3101L with a "C" or better. 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.