INSYS 140 Tech Aspects Info Systems
An introduction to the technology upon which information systems are built. Topics include fundamental computer and network architecture, system and network software, communications protocols, decision support system structure and configuration, and methods for developing IS software and for constructing IS infrastructure.
INSYS 250 Data Ana Bus Dec-Making
This course is an introduction to business intelligence and analytics, focusing on the extensive use of data and quantitative analysis to drive business decisions and actions. Areas of emphasis are efficient manipulation of data sets of non-trivial size, defining and organizing needed data using data modeling techniques, retrieving and mining data using database tools, using data to create models for statistical and quantitative analysis, and presenting data effectively for decision-making. The course will utilize current software tools, such as spreadsheets and databases, and will include topics such as basic SQL programming, business reporting, and data visualization.
INSYS 260 Info Systems Analysis & Des
Designed to equip the general business student with the ability to work effectively with IT staff on system development projects. The course will introduce basic analysis and design methods to students while emphasizing the roles and responsibilities end users and functional areas managers need to play to ensure successful information system development and implementation. Topics include the systems development life cycle, feasibility and cost/benefit analysis of information system projects, development of system requirements, use cases, and test cases, basics of data and process modeling, creation of RFPs, evaluation of project proposals, and project management.
INSYS 320 Management of Info Technology
This course explores the issues and approaches in managing the information systems function in organizations and how the IS function integrates, supports, and enables various types of organizational capabilities. It explores the acquisition, development and implementation of plans and policies to achieve efficient and effective information systems. The course addresses issues relating to defining the high-level IS infrastructure and the systems that support the operational, administrative and strategic needs of the organization. Other topics include funding IT, IT investment analysis, emerging technologies, and managing risk and security.