Courses in Information
B Itm 215
Computer Applications in Business (3)
The role of
information systems in business and the fundamentals of computer hardware and
software. Introduction to spreadsheets, databases, and elementary computer
programming concepts such as variables, control structures, functions, and I/O.
Hands-on experience developing business-oriented applications using common
software tools such as Excel, Access, and Visual Basic/VBA. Only one of
B Itm 215 and A Csi 101 may be taken for credit. Not open to
freshmen. Offered fall and spring.
B Itm 220
Introduction to Business Statistics (3)
This course will cover the
fundamentals of statistical analysis oriented towards business problems. Topics
covered include: data collection, data presentation in tables and charts,
numerical descriptive measures, frequency distributions, simple linear
regression and correlation concepts, elementary probability theory, estimation
and introductory hypothesis testing. Prerequisite(s): intermediate algebra or
A Mat 100. May not be taken for credit by students with credit for
A Eco 320. Only one of B Itm 220 and A Mat 108 may be taken for
credit. Offered fall (may not be offered every fall).
B Itm 322
Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (3)
This course is designed to expose
students to decision making in the face of uncertainty. Statistical concepts
such as probability and sampling will be taught with the aid of software
packages. Business problems including inventory, forecasting, and quality
control systems will also be covered. Risk analysis will be taught through Monte Carlo simulation. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 220 or its equivalent and Calculus.
Offered fall and spring.
B Itm 330 Business
Information Systems & Technologies (3)
This course offers an introduction
to the fundamentals of information systems and information technology in
business. It focuses on models for modern business processes, integration of
business functions, and the tasks and techniques for developing computer-based
information systems. Topics such as project planning, time, risk, and resource
management in various business applications will be supported by software
tools, such as Microsoft Project. Elements of database management, information
systems building and prototyping will be introduced using popular end-user
software packages such as Access and Excel. Prerequisite(s): A Mat 106 and
B Itm 215 or their equivalents; B Itm 220 or A Mat 108 or
A Eco 320. Offered fall and spring.
B Itm 331
Business Application Development (3)
Introduction and application of
object-oriented and Web programming to business problems. Application-driven
approach and tools such as Java and XML will be employed. This course will
introduce basic syntax and semantics, classes, objects, arrays and pointers,
graphics and GUI through business cases and solutions. The course will
introduce cutting-edge topics and applications of emerging technologies in such
areas as e- and m-commerce. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 215 or its equivalent,
pre or co B Itm 330. Offered spring.
B Itm 390
Operations & Business Process Management (3)
This course brings a strong
modeling orientation to bear on the process of obtaining and exploiting
resources to produce and deliver useful goods and services so as to meet the
goals of the organization. Decision-oriented models such as linear programming,
system simulation, inventory control, and material and enterprise resource
planning are discussed and then implemented utilizing selected software
products. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 322. Offered in spring only. May not be
offered in 2005-2006.
B Itm 391Z Decision
Support Systems (3)
intensive course includes the topics of database modeling, systems analysis, information
resource management, and decisions support systems. Experience with computer
modeling is gained through group projects with integrate database technology
with modeling techniques such as simulation. Prerequisite: Good standing in 3/2
program and ITM 390.Note: This course is taken as a replacement for ITM 331.
Completion of this course with a grade of B or higher waives B Itm
520 and B Itm 521. May not be offered in 2005-2006. [WI]
B Itm 415Z Systems
Analysis and Design (3)
This course covers the planning,
design, and implementation of computer-based information systems. Topics
include techniques for analyzing and specifying system requirements, advanced
concepts in database management with applications as well as behavioral and
economic aspects of system design and implementation. Prerequisite(s): B Itm
331 and B Itm 322. Offered fall. [WI]
B Itm 416
Communications, Networking, and Security (3)
This course provides an
introduction to integrative business strategy, practice, and enabling
technologies. Topics include telecommunication (concepts, protocols, and hardware),
computer networks (client-server, LAN, and OSI), computer security (Security
Threats and Vulnerabilities, Network Security, Cryptography, and Privacy), and
related emerging technologies. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 331. Offered spring.
B Itm 434 Business
Application Implementation (3)
This is a
project-based course where students work in teams to develop model-based
decision support systems for clients in the local or regional community.
Enrollment is limited and by application. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 415 or
concurrent enrollment. May be repeated for credit. Offered fall.