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Management Information Systems

Undergraduate Courses

All current courses offered by the MIS Department for Undergraduates are listed here. Note: Please speak with your advisor before registering for classes.

MIS 111 Computers and the Internetworked Society
MIS 301 Data Structures and Algorithms
MIS 304 Using and Managing Information Systems
MIS 307 Business Data Communications
MIS 331 Database Management Systems
MIS 341 Information Systems Analysis and Design
MIS 373 Basic Operations Management
MIS 406 Healthcare Information Systems
MIS 411 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet
MIS 415 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors
MIS 416 Information Security Risk Management
MIS 417 Systems Security Management
MIS 427 Introduction to Enterprise Computing Environments
MIS 429 Detection of Deception and Intent
MIS 465 Managing for Quality Improvement
MIS 473A Production and Operations Management
MIS 473B Production and Operations Management
MIS 477 The Supply Chain and Logistics
MIS 478 Project Management
MIS 496A-002 Business Intelligence: Web and Social Media Analytics
MIS 498 Senior Capstone
MIS 498H Honors Thesis
Course Descriptions

MIS 111 - Computers and the Internetworked Society
3 Credit Course
Description: 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, as well as acquire and hone skills to recognize and evaluate their role in interacting with the Internet

MIS 301 - Data Structures and Algorithms
3 Credit Course
Description: 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 of C. In addition, this course introduces algorithms for searching, sorting, and graph traversal.
MIS 304 - Using and Managing Information Systems
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 307 - Business Data Communications
3 Credit Course
Description: Data communications, networks, protocols, Internet and electronic commerce. 
MIS 331 - Database Management Systems
3 Credit Course
Description: Introduction to database management systems; relational models; security concurrency, integrity and recovery issues; query interfaces.
MIS 341 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 373 - Basic Operations Management
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 406 - Healthcare Information Systems
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 411 - Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet
3 Credit Course
Description: Broad survey of the individual, organizational, cultural, social and ethical issues provoked by current and projected uses of networked computers on the Internet.
MIS 415 - Information Security in Public and Private Sectors
3 Credit Course
Description: 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 among others.
MIS 416 - Information Security Risk Management
3 Credit Course
Description: The objective of our MIS 416 course is to provide our University of Arizona students with a thorough and operational knowledge of information security so that this critical area is recognized as a management issue and not an I.T. issue. As the course topics within our MIS 416 syllabus have been directly "mapped" against the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) certification requirements for National Training Standard for Information System Security for professionals, students completing the current MIS 416 course are awarded the NSA-CNSS certificate No. 4016. (NTSISS 4016; Risk Analyst).
MIS 417 - Systems Security Management
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 427 - Introduction to Enterprise Computing Environments
3 Credit Course
Description: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems represents integrated strategy for management of information among organizations, suppliers and customers.
MIS 429 - Detection of Deception and Intent
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 465 - Managing for Quality Improvement
3 Credit Course
Description: Operational aspect of quality improvement. Topics include statistical process control, design of experiments, and quality management programs.
MIS 473A - Production and Operations Management
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 473B - Production and Operations Management
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 477 - The Supply Chain and Logistics
3 Credit Course
Description: Organization, management and control of material flow processes; logistical strategies and relationships of procurement, handling, warehousing, transportation, and inventory control.
MIS 478 - Project Management
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 496A-002 - Business Intelligence: Web and Social Media Analytics
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 498 - Senior Capstone
1-3 Credit Course
Description: 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.
MIS 498H - Honors Thesis
3 Credit Course
Description: 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.

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