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ISYS 198 : Information Systems Spreadsheet Make-Up

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Additional study to make up the spreadsheet component of otherwise equivalent courses in order to receive full credit. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 263 : Introduction to Information Systems

Prerequisites: GE quantitative reasoning course or DS 212.
Description: Application of information systems (IS) in a business environment. Topics include information technology (IT), networks and internetworks, types of information systems and their development, problem solving using end-user tools, and social impact of IT. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 339 : Information Technology for International Hospitality and Tourism

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with HTM 339. For course description, see HTM 339. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Business, Tourism, and Technology in a Global Society
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2010

ISYS 350 : Building Business Applications

Prerequisites: ISYS 263 with a grade of C- or better.
Description: Development of a multi-tier e-business application using high level tools. Design and implement a business rule tier, presentation tier, and data access tier in order to rapidly deliver innovative and extensible business solutions. Mini-projects culminate into a complete solution for an e-business application.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 363 : Information Systems for Management

Prerequisites: ISYS 263 and ACCT 100 with grades of C- or better.
Description: Information systems for management decision-making. Information system development from the end-user's perspective. Applications software used to develop solutions to business problems. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 463 : Information Systems Analysis and Design

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Analysis and design of computer-based information systems. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 464 : Managing Enterprise Data

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 and ISYS 350 with grades of C- or better.
Description: Principles and use of database management systems in business. Database design and implementation. Database definition, manipulation and control using SQL. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 467 : Information Systems Internship

Prerequisites: ISYS 363, ISYS 365 or ISYS 367; completed application form; and consent of instructor.
Description: Provides IS and ECS majors the opportunity to participate in a semester of field experience in their chosen concentration. Major report required. May not be used as part of IS nor ECS concentration. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1-3

ISYS 471 : E-Commerce Systems

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Electronic commerce systems including E-commerce models, the technologies behind E-commerce, and planning and implementing E-commerce systems. Class work 2 units; laboratory 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 475 : Building Web Applications with Open Source Software

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 and ISYS 350 with grades of C- or better.
Description: Concepts, techniques, and tools to develop Internet-oriented business application systems with emphasis on the web. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISYS 512 : Business Application Design and Development with .NET

Prerequisites: ISYS 350 and ISYS 363 with grades of C- or better.
Description: Theory and practice of distributed business application design and development. Architecture and components of a business application system, how to design and develop a business application, and how to develop the web-based components of a business application. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ISYS 565 : Managing Enterprise Networks

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Hardware and software for communications and their application to the distributed data processing environment. Terminal-to-host communication, local and wide area networks, transaction processing monitors. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 567 : Information Systems Internship

Prerequisites: ISYS 363, ISYS 367 or 368, consent of instructor, completed application form, and minimum GPA of 3.0 in ISYS courses.
Description: Provides IS and OS majors the opportunity to participate in a field experience in their chosen concentration. Major report required.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 568 : Multimedia Business Applications Development

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Methodology and tools for the development of multimedia business applications. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 569 : Information Systems for Business Process Management

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Design of information systems that closely aligned with business processes; business modeling languages and techniques; real world applications. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISYS 573 : New Advances in IT in Organizations

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 with a grade of C- or better. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: The rapid adoption of innovative Information Technology (IT) architectures and tools. May be repeated for a total of six units as topics vary. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3

ISYS 573 : Building Mobile Business Applications

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; ISYS 350 or one semester of programming with grade of C- or better.
Description: Design and develop applications for mobile devices including tablet computers and smartphones. Building successful business applications for mobile devices that interfaces with backend system. Lecture, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISYS 573 : Managing Open Source

Prerequisites: ISYS 363.
Description: Detailed study of the management of open source software and related processes: open source management issues, integration of open and proprietary software, licensing, copyright and intellectual property rights. Also examines open source business models in the enterprise. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISYS 575 : Information Security Management

Prerequisites: ISYS 363 with "C-minus" or better.
Description: Information security from a management perspective. Identification of organization's information assets, threats to these assets, information security strategy to protect assets. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 650 : Business Intelligence

Prerequisites: ISYS 363.
Description: Analysis and design of business intelligence systems that are aligned with business processes. Identification and use of business data, (re)design of information and knowledge systems, business modeling methodology. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 663 : Information Technology Project Management

Prerequisites: ISYS 463 with grade of C- or better.
Description: Managing information technology projects including both technical and behavioral aspects, Managing IT project scope, cost, time, quality, risk, human resources, communications, procurement, and outsourced IT projects. Senior IT management role.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.
Description: Intensive problem analysis under the direction of a business computer information systems faculty member. Open only to upper division students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work.
Units: 1-3

ISYS 767 : Information Systems Internship

Prerequisites: ISYS 814, completed application form, and consent of instructor.
Description: Provides IS and ECS majors the opportunity to participate in a semester of field experience in their chosen concentration. Major report required. May not be used on ATC. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1-3

ISYS 814 : Information Systems for Strategic Advantage

Prerequisites: BUS 782.
Description: In depth treatment of three topics: derivation of an Information Systems (IS) strategy, specification of information system requirements, and design and implementation of an information-based solution. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 850 : Seminar in Business Intelligence

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; BUS 782.
Description: Tools and techniques for extracting business intelligence from data to support strategic decision making. Applications of business intelligence and analytics methodologies in different functional areas. Managerial implications. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISYS 864 : Managing Enterprise Data

Prerequisites: BUS 782.
Description: Principles and use of database management systems in business. Database design and implementation. Database definition, manipulation and control using SQL. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3

ISYS 865 : Managing Enterprise Networks

Prerequisites: BUS 782.
Description: Selection and management of distributed data processing systems and concurrent communication networks. Distributed databases, computer system network applications, communication systems and protocols, transaction processing monitors. Distributed vs. centralized data processing cost/benefit analysis.
Units: 3

ISYS 869 : Business Process Management

Prerequisites: BUS 782.
Description: Design of business processes and their implementation through change management. Modeling and analysis of business processes. (Re)design and implementation of systems that enable them. Business modeling languages and techniques. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISYS 871 : Electronic Commerce

Prerequisites: BUS 782.
Description: Electronic commerce from a managerial perspective. B2C and B2B e-commerce. E-commerce business and revenue models, security and payment, support services. Planning, implementing, and managing e-commerce in orgainizations. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ISYS 882 : Managing the Digital Enterprise

Prerequisites: ISYS 814 or equivalent.
Description: Principles and practice of managing information technology and digital enabled processes of an enterprise. Stategic, tactical, and operational planning for integration of IT throughout an enterprise.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2009

ISYS 895 : Research Project in Information Systems

Prerequisites: DS/ISYS 814 and 3 800-level required courses in student's emphasis. Open only to computer information systems and electronic commerce MSBA candidates; consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Research methodology and supervised research culminating in oral and written presentations. Advancement to Candidacy and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by Graduate Studies before registration. (Plus-minus letter grade; no CR/NC allowed; RP)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2014

ISYS 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.
Description: Intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of an Information Systems faculty member. Open only to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work.
Units: 1-3
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