Business Information Systems

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Richard Bassett
CHAIRPERSON
School of Business
(203) 392-6197
BassettR3@SouthernCT.edu

Richard Bassett, Associate Professor
Mina Park, Associate Professor
Mark Pisano, Assistant Professor
Anthony Richardson, Assistant Professor

CONCENTRATION IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BIS)

The BIS concentration helps to prepare students for positions that support and satisfy organizations' information needs, through design and development of information systems for use in managerial monitoring and decision making processes. Emphasis is placed on the role of a "business systems analyst" who develops information system specifications and works closely with computer programmers to make appropriate use of computers in business. The focus is on processing transactions and using information linked to administrative systems. Topics within operations management are highlighted.

BIS 300 - Introduction to BIS

Overview of the field of Business Information Systems. Review of current job opportunities in this career field and the identification of necessary skills. Computer exercises to demonstrate nature of BIS work. May not be used for credit towards BIS major. (Formerly MIS 200)

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

BIS 305 - Systems Thinking for BIS

Establishing guidelines for development of the application of System Theory to problem-solving necessary for Business Information Systems work. Organizing problems into the standard systems mental model of input, process, output, feedback, and control. May not be used for credit towards BIS major. (Formerly MIS 365)

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

BIS 370 - Business Information Systems

The relationship of business and technology enabled systems. Planning, design, and implementing of business information systems and decision making supported by information systems. (Formerly MIS 370)

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 371 - Information System Analysis and Design Techniques

Overview of the system development life cycle. Emphasis on current documentation through the use of both classical and structured tools, techniques for describing process flows, data structures, file designs, input/output designs, security and system backup and recovery. Discussion of implementation and system maintenance issues. (Formerly MIS 371)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

BIS 375 - Decision Support Systems

A study of the various information systems used to support the decision-making process of managers and executives in a business organization. Includes collection of data in data warehouses to support decision-making. (Formerly MIS 375)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370 and CSC 200

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 380 - Cloud Computing for Business

An overview of the application of cloud computing for business use, with a focus on understanding what "cloud computing" offers a business and to provide the ability to address the major drawback limiting cloud computing implementation which is the business concern for data security in the "cloud". (Formerly MIS 380)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 385 - Design and Administration of Business Messaging Systems

The design and administration of data and messaging systems in support of business information networks. System platforms include: telecommunications, email, SMS/MMS and social network media messaging. (Formerly MIS 385)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

BIS 398 - Special Topics

Examination of developments, issues, and current ideas in the field of business administration, which are pertinent to business information systems.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

BIS 400 - Global Information Systems

Study of issues involved in adapting information systems for use in a global business environment. Techniques for designing systems for multi-country use. Includes review of current enterprise-wide ERP software. (Formerly MIS 400)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 410 - AI for Business Systems

A study of artificial intelligent applications of computer use with a focus on expert system development for business with storage expertise in a knowledge-based used by managers or knowledge workers. (Formerly MIS 410)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

BIS 420 - Business Process Design and Improvement

Technology enabled functional business process, productivity and cost improvements through the analysis, optimization, efficient design and deployment of enterprise-wide business information systems encompassing the areas of organizational structure, human resources, customer relation marketing and accounting information systems. (Formerly MIS 420)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370, ACC 370, and MGT 305

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 422 - Supply Chain Automation and Logistics

The automation and logistical flow of materials in an organization beginning with the supplier and ending with the customer. Topics include purchasing, buyer-supplier relationships, negotiation, outsourcing, electronic commerce, total cost of ownership, inventory management, and ethical and legal consideration of Supply Chain Management (SCM). (Formerly MIS 360)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 430 - Project Management

Coverage of the process of project management used to plan activities involved with BIS work. Detail of what needs to be planned and controlled as well as standard tools and techniques used for this purpose follow guidelines for preparing for certification as PMP. Includes learning to use Project management software to create project plans, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and GANTT, PERT, and CPM charts. (Formerly MIS 430)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 460 - Information Security Management

Coverage of managing security for a business with regard to protecting the firm's operations, the information systems used in the business, the employees involved in the business, and the data collected during the operation of the business. Attention is paid to protecting customers from identity theft or any access to their private financial information white doing business with the firm. (Formerly MIS 460)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 470 - Business Information Systems Design

An overview of the application of cloud computing for business use, with a focus on understanding what "cloud computing" offers a business and to provide the ability to address the major drawback limiting cloud computing implementation which is the business concern for data security in the "cloud". (Formerly MIS 470)

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 or BIS 370 and Senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

BIS 498 - Advanced Special Topics in BIS

Examination of developments, issues, and current ideas in the field of business administration, which are pertinent to business information systems.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status and majoring in Business minoring in Management Information Systems.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

MIS 360 - Supply Chain Management

A study of the management of the flow of materials in an organization beginning with supplier and ending with customer. Topics include purchasing, buyer-supplier relationships, negotiation, outsourcing, electronic commerce, total cost of ownership, inventory management, and ethical and legal consideration of supply chain management.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

MIS 365 - Systems Thinking for MIS

Establishing guidelines for development of the application of System Theory to problem-solving necessary for MIS work. Organizing problems into the standard systems mental model of input, process, output, feedback, and control.

Prerequisite(s): Sophmore Status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

MIS 370 - Business Information Systems

The relationship of management and systems. Planning, design, and implementing of management information systems decision making with MIS.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status or 6 credits in CSC.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

MIS 371 - Information System Analysis and Design Techniques

Overview of the system development life cycle. Emphasis on current documentation through the use of both classical and structured tools, techniques for describing process flows, data structures, file designs, input/output designs, security and system backup and recovery. Discussion of implementation and system maintenance issues.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

MIS 375 - Decision Support Systems

A study of the various information systems used to support the decision-making process of managers and executives in a business organization. Includes collection of data in data warehouses to support decision-making.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

MIS 380 - Cloud Computing for Business

An overview of the application of cloud computing for business use, with a focus on understanding what “cloud computing” offers a business and to provide the ability to address the major drawback limiting cloud computing implementation which is the business concern for data security in the “cloud”.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

MIS 385 - Designing and Managing Telecommunications Systems

Design and management of telecommunications resources that support the business of the network organizations. Provides the information at a level that is understandable to the students new to telecommunications.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

MIS 398 - Special Topics

Examination of developments, issues, and current ideas in the field of business administration, which are pertinent to management information systems.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MIS 400 - Global Information Systems

Study of issues involved in adapting information systems for use in a global business environment. Techniques for designing systems for multi-country use. Includes review of current enterprise-wide ERP software such as SAP.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

MIS 420 - Productivity Improvement

Link between productivity improvement and the efficiency, quality, planning and design, inventory, and other factors that use the Synchronous Manufacturing approach.

Prerequisite(s): MGT 361 (formerly MIS 361).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MIS 430 - Project Management

Coverage of the process of project management used to plan activities involved with MIS work. Detail of what needs to be planned and controlled as well as standard tools and techniques used for this purpose follow guidelines for preparing for certification as PMP®. Includes learning to use Microsoft Project software provided with text and to train to create "Work Breakdown Structure" charts, GANTT charts, PERT charts, and CPM charts. The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MIS 460 - MIS Security Management

Coverage of managing security for a business with regard to protecting the firm's operations, the information systems used in the business, the employees involved in the business, and the data collected during the operation of the business. Attention is paid to protecting customers from identity theft or any access to their private financial information white doing business with the firm.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

MIS 470 - Management of Information Systems Design

Capstone course in MIS program including issues involved in managing the IS function in an organization, experiencing the project work of designing, and building a system to solve a business problem.

Prerequisite(s): MIS 370 and senior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

MIS 497 - Internship

A supervised internship in business or government with the application of management information systems to problems of enterprise administration. Biweekly reporting to the faculty supervisor required.

Prerequisite(s): Senior status and departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020