Course Descriptions — Management Information Technology

MIT3220 Management Information Systems
3 semester hours
This course explores the variety and richness of support systems for management — the wide range of users, problems, and technologies employed and illustrates how the concepts and principles have been applied in specific systems. Designed to be an introduction to this continually developing field, the course includes the full range of systems and users, but extra emphasis on managers and their use of systems such as EIS, rather than an emphasis on management analysts who develop expert systems. A module of this course will also train students on how to create their own Web site. 
No prerequisites.


MIT3420 Business Systems Analysis and Design
3 semester hours
Business Systems Analysis and Design integrates the concepts, methods and tools used for system development in businesses. Special emphasis is given on system development life cycle, project identification and selection, requirement gathering, project design, implementation and change management. Topics also include data modeling and use cases in the process of analysis and design, recognizing the capabilities of development environments such as Visual Basic.
Prerequisite: MIT3220.


MIT3520 Business Software Applications
3 semester hours
This course focuses on application software used in the real business world. This course focuses on advancing competencies and introduces additional business software at the PC level. Using software such as Access and Excel, students develop advanced skills in using personal database applications and computerized spread­sheets for problem-solving and decision-making. However, the course is not lim­ited to MS Office products and will include exposure to other widely used software applications like accounting packages, HRIS packages and quality control.
Prerequisite: MIT3220.


MIT3530 Database Management Systems
3 semester hours Database Management Systems concentrates on the design and implementation of relational database management systems. Topics include database modeling, database normalization, SQL programming, Stored Procedures and transactions. Laboratory exercises that deal with the development of database applications would help understand how databases are used for projects in the professional world. 
Prerequisite: MIT3520.


MIT3540 Current Issues in Management Information Technology
3 semester hours
This course examines current management information technology, legal, finan­cial, security and ethical issues. Students evaluate different aspects of end user training, data structure and further their knowledge of business processes using management information technology. Other topical issues will be introduced as appropriate. Students will learn the ways they can stay abreast of the latest man­agement information technology issues. The course focuses on the people and data resources of information systems.
No prerequisites.


MIT3700 IT Project Management
3 semester hours
Information Technology (IT) Project Management discusses the concepts of application and integration of the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) areas in managing IT projects. The course focuses on project management tools and techniques to define and manage the project’s goal, scope, schedule and budget.  Other topics include knowledge management, risk management and quality management relating to IT projects.
Prerequisites: MIT3220, MIT3420.


MIT3710 IT Security and Privacy
3 semester hours
Information Technology (IT) Security and Privacy presents the concepts and issues associated to securing information systems. Also discussed is the development of different policies to implement the security controls. Topics include the IT security issues and its trends, security resources, role of processes, people, and policies in information security, database and OS security, MIS auditing and risk management, data encryption and decryption, authentication and access control, malicious software control, intrusion detection, firewall, etc. Also discussed are the legal and ethical issues regarding security and privacy.
Prerequisite: MIT3220.


MIT3940 MIT Internship
3 semester hours
Students will have the opportunity to embark on new business-related experien­tial learning opportunities through the use of general elective business intern­ships. Students will work with a faculty coordinator to identify an organization where they can gain pragmatic MIT skills. Specific new learning objectives will be set and agreed upon by the student, site coordinator and faculty member. 
Prerequisite: Determined by faculty sponsor.


MIT4590 Advanced Topics in Management Information Technology
3 semester hours
This course focuses on analysis of business systems using current techniques to analyze business activities and solve problems. Interviewing skills, group dynam­ics, and development of process flows, data flows and data models are empha­sized. Students learn to identify, define and document business processes and problems, and to development solutions.
Prerequisite: MIT3220.


MIT4700 IT Strategic Management
3 semester hours
IT Strategic Management presents the principles and concepts involved in the managing organization’s IT resources. Topics include CIO’s functions, IT governance, IT planning, legal, ethical and professional issues in IT organizations and the strategic impact of IT systems on the organizations. Case studies from a variety of organizations’ experiences with information technology will be examined in order to distill lessons that can be applied to future IT strategy decisions.
Prerequisites: MIT3700, MIT3710.


MIT4710 Business Telecommunications
3 semester hours
Business Telecommunications deals with data communications and computer networking. Beginning with an overview to data communications and technologies, concepts like network architectures, protocols and services, including LANs, WANs, and wireless networks will be covered. Issues related to design and development of networks, security and management are also introduced.
Prerequisite: MIT3220.