The Information Science and Systems Department is one of the departments in the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. All programs at all levels in the Graves School are AACSB accredited. The School is housed in a state-of-the-art building with ultra modern classrooms that have the latest multimedia presentation facilities. The Department offers courses at the Undergraduate level, Graduate level and the Ph. D. level.
The objectives of the Department are to provide opportunities for students to study and apply various technical and organizational aspects of information technology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. The Information Systems major is suitable for students who are planning (1) to work in a corporate environment,(2) to operate their own business, (3)to obtain a strong systems and business background for pursuing graduate studies. The program enables the student to develop a solid foundation in key information systems and in organizational and business skills.
The IS program covers the basic concepts proposed by the ACM/AIS/AITP modular curriculum, including
I. Technological Concepts:
Dynamic Web Technologies
II. Organizational Concepts:
General Organization Theory
Information Systems Management
Managing the Process of Change
Legal and Ethical Aspects
III. Developmental Concepts:
Systems and Information Concepts
Approaches to Systems Development
Systems Development Concepts and Methodologies
Systems Development Tools and Techniques
Information and Business Analysis
Information Systems Design
Systems Implementation and Testing Strategies
Systems Integration, Operation, and Maintenance
Systems Development for Specific Types of Information Systems.
INSS 141, INSS 250, INSS 350, INSS 360, INSS 370, INSS 380, INSS 420, INSS 430, and INSS 490.
Two electives from the following:-
INSS 35, INSS 451, INSS455, INSS 471, INSS 491, INSS 492, INSS 495.
In addition to the above requirements students must satisfy all Graves School of Business and Management requirements as well as the General Education requirements.
MINOR REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS
INSS 250, INSS 350, INSS 370, and one of the following courses: INSS 380 or INSS 420 or INSS 430
MINOR REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-BUSINESS STUDENTS
INSS 141,MATH 118,MGMT 324,INSS 250,INSS 350, INSS 360, INSS 370
and one of the following:
INSS 380, INSS 420, or INSS 430.
In addition to benefiting from a comprehensive IS curriculum, Honors students must satisfy the Honors requirement by taking two specially designated courses. They must successfully complete the assigned projects developed specifically for the Honors students. The following two courses are offered during the junior and senior years and have the Honors components: INSS 350 and INSS 491 or its substitute. It is recommended that non-business majors who are seeking a minor in information systems take their electives from the Graves School courses if possible. Students are encouraged to declare the INSS minor as early as possible and should consult with the INSS Department advisors to ensure that courses are taken in the proper sequence.
- Students may receive transfer credits for the following:
- Introduction to computing with hands-on experience in productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics) and general computing concepts.
- Object-Oriented Programming using Java (by validation only).
- Visual Basic (upper division only) A minimum grade C is required for transfer credits.
MBA- Supply Chain Management Electives
INSS 687: Management of Information Technology (3.0 cr.)
This course examines contemporary information systems technology (IT) management. It provides a perspective on organizational issues in the application of IT. The course examines the radical changes in information technology that help managers harness the power of new technologies to enable them to make better decisions and more effectively manage their organizations and businesses, thereby enabling them to compete more effectively. Prerequisites: BUAD 521 and INSS 587
IT Elective Courses in MBA Program
INSS 630- Supply Chain Management and Strategic Sourcing
This course introduces students to tools, techniques and strategies for effective sourcing and for managing supply chains. Students learn to use software tools for managing supply chain resources. This course uses case studies and articles to enhance student learning.
INSS 632- Logistics Management
This course introduces students to analytical tools and frameworks related to logistics and distribution channels management. Students learn to use software tools in designing and managing a logistics network. This course uses case studies to augment student learning.
INSS 634- Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
This course introduces students to managerial and technical issues related to adoption and strategic use of information systems for effectively managing supply chains. Students learn to use software tools and techniques to manage enterprise resources. This course uses case studies to augment student learning.
INSS 636- Current Issues in Supply Chain Management
This capstone course introduces students to current issues in supply chain management. Students discuss case studies and review latest academic & practitioner articles. Students work on a project where they deal with a real company's supply chain management issues.