MIS Undergraduate Courses

 

The following undergraduate MIS and Operations Management courses are taught by the Department of Management Information Systems.

Required courses for MIS and Operations Management students are offered fall and spring semesters. Select elective courses are offered during fall and spring, as well. Courses range from 1 to 3 units and are subject to change.

Courses marked with * are MIS and Operations Management elective course options.

3 units

This course introduces students to concepts of computer technology and the impacts of the Internet on social, organizational, personal and ethical issues. Students develop a sufficient understanding of computers and other issues to form critical opinions about them, and acquire and hone skills to recognize and evaluate their role in interacting with the Internet.

3 units

This course focuses on the design and analysis of basic data structures including stacks, queues, trees and graphs. Java implementations of selected data structures and their applications will be covered along with a tutorial in C. In addition, this course introduces algorithms for searching, sorting and graph traversal.

3 units

Students will learn ways that organizations improve their business practices through the use of computer technology. Course emphasizes systems technologies, enterprise integration, business applications and critical analysis of organizational change through information systems.

3 units

Data communications, networks, protocols, Internet and electronic commerce.

3 units

Introduction to:

  • database management systems
  • relational models
  • security concurrency, integrity and recovery issues
  • query interfaces

3 units

The analysis and logical design of business processes and management information systems focusing on the systems development life cycle; project management and cost-benefit analysis; techniques for gathering and analyzing information systems requirements; use of automated and non-automated techniques for logical system design.

3 units

Operations Management (OM) is concerned with the creation of goods and services. Topics include business processes, MRP, forecasting, facility planning and layout, inventory management, quality control and just-in-time manufacturing.

3 units

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of healthcare information systems. Topics include: (1) introduction to the health IT discipline; (2) major applications and commercial vendors; (3) decision support methods and technologies; (4) information systems design and engineering; and (5) new opportunities and emerging trends. A semester-long group project will provide students hands-on experience in planning and building healthcare information systems; associated ethical and legal concerns, software engineering and human-computer interaction issues, and user acceptance and outcomes evaluation methods will also be discussed.

3 units

Broad survey of the individual, organizational, cultural, social and ethical issues provoked by current and projected uses of networked computers on the Internet.

3 units

This course exposes the student to a broad range of computer systems and information security topics. It is designed to provide a general knowledge of measures to insure confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information systems. Topics range from hardware, software and network security to INFOSEC, OPSEC and NSTISS overviews. Components include national policy, threats, countermeasures, and risk management.

3 units

The objective of our MIS 416 course is to provide students with a thorough and operational knowledge of information security so that this critical area is recognized as a management issue and not an IT issue. 

3 units

The information security arena contains a broad array of multi-level models for assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring the mitigation of security risks. At the very core of this information security spectrum are the actual system and network devices which store, manage, transmit and secure information. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of issues and techniques surrounding the proper safeguarding of operating systems and related components. Filled with Information Assurance topics, this course offers a solid base for system administrators and technical managers.

3 units

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems represents integrated strategy for management of information among organizations, suppliers and customers.

3 units

With the increased challenges from terrorism, the need to protect against security threats is even greater today. Thus, it is becoming increasingly necessary to find innovative and better ways to protect ourselves from these security threats. Finding less invasive techniques of detection suggests analyzing people's behavior or the ways/patterns in which they talk/write and identify cues to detect deception and the intent of deception. Also, this procedure needs to be automated using software tools and techniques because of the infeasibility of the manual approach for deployment of these techniques on a large scale. Thus our focus in this course is geared towards developing software tools and techniques dealing with the automatic deception and intent. The course will be project-based involving exchange of ideas, opportunities, challenges, and research issues as well as development of software tools and techniques, in the area of detection of deception and intent, primarily based on the current research work being done at the Center for the Management of Information (CMI) at the University of Arizona.

This undergraduate senior-level course (elective) will cover the important concepts and techniques relating to data analytics, including: statistical foundation, data mining methods, data visualization, and web mining techniques that are applicable to emerging e-commerce, government, health and security applications. The course contains lectures, readings, lab sessions, and hands-on projects. Most business school seniors are welcome. The course will require some basic computing and database background. The course will prepare students to become a data scientist or a data-savvy manager for different businesses.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring

3 units

Operational aspect of quality improvement. Topics include statistical process control, design of experiments and quality management programs.

3 units

Productive systems, including service type industries; activities entailed in selecting, designing, operating, controlling and updating systems. Forecasting, aggregate planning, MRP, inventory models under uncertainty, scheduling.

3 units

Productive systems, including service type industries; activities entailed in selecting, designing, operating, controlling and updating systems. Topics include strategy and competition, supply chain management, project management, facilities layout and location, quality and assurance and reliability and maintainability.

3 units

Organization, management and control of material flow processes; logistical strategies and relationships of procurement, handling, warehousing, transportation and inventory control.

3 units

Project Management is the application of knowledge, analytical skills, scheduling software tools and techniques related to various project activities in order to meet project requirements. This course specifically addresses the nine project management "knowledge areas", the five project management "process groups" and the 4-way constraints of project management (i.e., scope, time, cost, quality). Graduate-level requirements include an additional term paper or team-based PM Project with a real organization.

3 units

Business Intelligence: Web and Social Media Analytics” will provide students the opportunity to learn about Business Intelligence (BI) theory and combine it with powerful social media tools to gain insights into the emerging social media phenomena.

1-3 credits available for this course.

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.

3 units

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.