Bulletin--Business Information & Computing Systems Discipline

BUSINESS INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SYSTEMS


College of Business
(See Business Administration in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Undergraduate Courses

263 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: BA 110 or equivalent. Applications of computers within the business environment; organizational, economic, and social impact of computers on businesses; principles of computer operations and system design; management of information resources; and development and execution of computer applications. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

265 Computer Languages for Business Applications (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: BA 110 and BICS 263 or equivalents. Introduction to a high-level computer language with emphasis on the programming of business applications, file processing, structured program development, and documentation techniques. See Class Schedule for language(s) taught in current semester. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

266 Introduction to Business Computer Programming with COBOL (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: BICS 263 or equivalent. An introduction to computer programming for business applications using COBOL. Topics include numeric data processing, decision and loop structures, simple table processing, report preparation including one-level control breaks, and structured programming techniques.

363 Information Systems for Management (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 101, BA 212, BICS 263. A comprehensive study of the use of information systems for management decision-making. An examination of traditional information systems development from the end-user's perspective. The use of applications software to develop individual applications that solve business problems. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

364 Hotel Management Information Systems (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 101, BICS 263. A comprehensive study of management information systems in the hospitality management industry. Develops an understanding of computer systems and application software. Students use and evaluate software and hardware commonly found in the hospitality industry.

366 Advanced Business Computer Programming with COBOL (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: a grade of C- or better in BICS 266 or equivalent. Advanced principles and techniques of business computer programming for business applications using the COBOL language. Topics include data structures, file structures, algorithms, and structured programming techniques appropriate for business applications. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. (Formerly BICS 466.)

370 Office Systems Software (3)

Prerequisite: BICS 363 and one semester of programming or consent of instructor. Introduction to currently used and projected developments in office systems software. Use of a variety of software products to produce representative business documents. Comparison and evaluation of software.

461 Advanced Business Computer Programming with C (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: BICS 266 and 363. Advanced presentation of the "C" and "C++" languages, data structures, and examples under MS-DOS or UNIX. Emphasis is placed on programming business applications including design, development, and documentation. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

463 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: BICS 266, MGMT 405, and a grade of C- or better in BICS 363. In-depth study of methodologies for the analysis and design of computer-based information systems. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

464 Database Management Systems (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: BICS 363 and 366 (or 461); or CSC 410. An introduction to the principles, design, and use of database management systems in business. Study and use of the SQL data management language in mainframe and microcomputer environments. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

469 Evaluation, Design, and Management of Office Systems (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: BICS 363, MGMT 405 plus one semester of programming, or consent of instructor. Design of integrated systems for the office. Study of the procedures involved in evaluating, designing, and managing hardware, software, and the user interface.

471 The Mainframe Computing Environment (3)

F
Prerequisite: BICS 366 or 461. Technical aspects of large-scale computer systems, emphasizing relationships among computer architecture, systems software, and applications programs. Topics include data representation, machine language, operating systems, program execution, and assembly language programming. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. (Formerly BICS 467.)

472 The Micro/Mini Business Computing Environment (3)

S
Prerequisite: BICS 366 or 461. The technical aspects of small-scale computer systems, emphasizing relationships among computer architecture, systems software, and applications programs. Topics include data representation, machine language, operating systems, program execution, and assembly language programming. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

561 Object-Oriented Business Applications Development (3)

F
Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in BICS 363. Business systems development using object-oriented concepts. Object-oriented design and its relation to the system development life cycle. Survey of object-oriented database management systems and object-oriented languages and their use in advanced business applications. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

562 Microcomputer Business Applications (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: BICS 363 plus one semester of programming or consent of instructor. Selection, installation, support, and maintenance of microcomputer hardware and software. Methodology for user-driven software development. Spreadsheets, databases. Algorithm development. Fourth generation languages.

563 Applications of Graphics and Imaging in Business (3)

S
Prerequisites: BICS 464 and BICS 366 or 461. The fundamentals and applications of business graphics. Emphasis is placed on business graphics applications including design, development, and documentation, and on graphics techniques. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

564 Information Systems Projects (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: BICS 463 and 464. Analysis, design, and implementation of a complex, computer-based information system. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

565 Distributed Data Processing (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: BICS 363 with a grade of C- or better. A survey of hardware and software for computer communications (including terminal-to-host communication, local and wide area computer networks, transaction processing monitors) and their application to the distributed data processing environment. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

567 Business Information and Computing Systems Internship (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: consent of instructor, completed application form, BICS 363, and either BICS 366 or 461. Provides majors the opportunity to participate in a semester of field experience in the chosen concentration. Major report required. (Also offered as BA 567.)

665 Artificial Intelligence: Expert Systems in Business (3)

F
Prerequisites: BICS 366 or 461 with a grade of C- or better. A general introduction to artificial intelligence and a detailed exploration of expert systems, with special emphasis on solving problems in business and information systems. Conceptual foundations and hands-on experience are both stressed. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

699 Special Projects in Business Computer Information Systems (13)

Prerequisites: consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair. 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.

Graduate Courses

812 Business Software Development (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 781 and 782. A comprehensive study of the principles involved in management and preparation of business computer applications planning, development, and implementation using the COBOL language.

814 Seminar in Advanced Computing Applications for Management (3)

Prerequisite: BUS 782, 785, and 786, or equivalents. In-depth treatment of three topics: (1) specification of management information requirements, (2) analysis and laboratory use of commercial computerized management systems, (3) application of analytical software packages. (Also offered as BA 814.)

862 Seminar in Database Management (3)

Prerequisites: BICS 812 and BICS/BA 814 or equivalent. The design and management of organizational databases. Topics include database management systems, data models, commercial software, database analysis, design and implementation, database administration.

863 Seminar in Information Systems Planning and Development (3)

Prerequisites: BICS 812 and BICS/BA 814 or equivalent. Selection and use of information systems and analysis techniques including structured analysis. Planning and organization of programming and documentation functions.

864 Seminar in Information Systems Resource Management (3)

Prerequisite: BICS/BA 814 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Principles and practice of managing the resources of an organization's information system. Topics include planning for the information systems function, computing services acquisition and staffing, organizing and controlling the information processing activity.

865 Seminar in Distributed Data Processing (3)

Prerequisites: BICS 812 and BICS/BA 814. Selection and management of a distributed data processing system and concurrent communication network. Review of distributed data bases, applications of computer system networks, communication systems and protocols, transaction processing monitors. Cost/benefit analysis of distributed vs. centralized data processing.

895 Research Project in Business Information and Computing Systems (3)

Prerequisites: BICS 812 and BICS/BA 814 or equivalent and two of the following: BICS 862, 863, 864, 865. Open only to Computer Information Systems MSBA candidates. Research methodology and supervised research into topics and problems in computer information systems culminating in oral and written presentations. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. CR/NC grading only.

899 Special Projects in Business Computer Information Systems (1-3)

Prerequisites: consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair. Intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of a member of the business computer information systems faculty. Open only to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work.


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