Doctoral Level Course Descriptions

DOCTORAL LEVEL COURSES IN INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS

INSS 840: Foundation in Information Systems

Three Hours: 3 Credits

Explores and discusses the interdisciplinary nature of information systems. Examines the assumptions, concepts, theories, and methodologies that inform research about the behavioral aspects of information systems. Pedagogical issues and techniques are also studied.

INSS 841: Information Systems Strategy

Three Hours: 3 Credits

Examines the information systems industry and outlines tools for formulating and evaluating information systems strategy, including an introduction to the economics of technical change, models of technological evolution, and models of organizational dynamics and innovation.

INSS 842: Information Systems Seminar I

Three Hours: 3 Credits

Current issues and practices in the strategic management of information technology are analyzed and discussed. Examines different approaches to managing the information systems function within a broad organizational context.

INSS 843: Information Systems Seminar II

Three Hours: 3 Credits

Explores and discusses current topics related to information systems. Current topics include, but are not limited to, Electronic Commerce, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, and underlying security issues.

INSS 850: Dynamics of Information Systems in Organizations

Three Hours: 3 Credits

This course explores concepts, framework, tools, techniques, and processes that assist management in its interaction with and directions of computer-based information systems organizations. Emphasis on redesigns of information flows to meet the needs of functional areas of organizations.

INSS 851: Knowledge-based Information Systems

Three Hours: 3 Credits

Focuses on discussion of knowledge-based tools, techniques, and applications utilizing a significant amount of knowledge about functional business areas. Case studies from a number of business domains are selected for analysis.

INSS 852: Enterprise-wide Infrastructure

Three Hours: 3 Credits

Explores critical issues of communication infrastructure among information systems from technical, strategic, and organizational perspective. Network standards, connectivity and flexibility issues are examined in a global context.

INSS 853: Management OF Databases

Three Hours: 3 Credits

Examines the interlocking technological and managerial issues that arise in the operation of distributed systems with emphasis on database technologies. Focuses on analysis and solutions for business problems in a distributed environment.

INSS 854 Information Systems Security

Three Hours: 3 Credits

This course examines threats to information system security and principles of security enhancements, discusses fundamental and recent techniques to effectively protect information resources, and offers the study of topics in risk management. Recent issues in security, such as critical-infrastructure protection and disaster recovery are analyzed.

INSS 855 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management

Three Hours: 3 Credits

This course examines issues related to adoption and strategic use of information systems in supply chain management. This course discusses current issues related to information sharing by supply chain partners, bull-whip effect, supply chain integration, use of inter-organizational information systems such as EDI, web-EDI, supply chain management systems, e-procurement, reverse auctions, supply chain event management, RFID and performance measurement systems.

INSS 876 Research Implementation

Three Hours: 3 Credits

This course is designed to have students undertake a full-fledged research process under the guidance of a faculty member to identify a topic of research interest and develop a publishable research paper over the course of the semester.