BIS (Business Information Systems)

 

BIS 3313 Database Systems

Three hours

A comprehensive overview of database systems including relational and object oriented databases. This course introduces the concepts and implementation of the relational database system, including SQL methodology and Entity-Relationship (E-R) models. Students apply their understanding of the database development process by planning, designing, and constructing a physical system using database software to implement the logical design. Offered in online format. An additional fee associated with this course.

 

BIS 4333 BIS Project Management

Three hours

A study of the factors necessary for successful management of system development or enhancement projects. Both technical and behavioral aspects of project management are discussed, focusing on management of development for enterprise-level systems. Offered in online format. An additional fee associated with this course.

 

BIS 4423 Systems Analysis and Design

Three hours

An examination of the system development and modification process. Students evaluate and choose a system development methodology, learning and applying means for effective communication, and integration with users and user systems. Development of interpersonal skills is emphasized, as analysts, designers, and implementers often serve as liaisons between clients, users, team members, and others associated with development, operation, and maintenance of the system. Included is the use of data modeling tools, and development and adherence to life cycle. Offered in online format. An additional fee associated with this course.

 

BIS 4513 Business Programming

Three hours

A study of algorithm development, programming, computer concepts and the design and application of data and file structures. The goal is to develop an understanding of the logical and physical structures of both programs and data. Advanced topics in the use of Visual.NET programming, design, and data structures are presented. Offered in online format. An additional fee associated with this course.

 

BIS 4981 BIS Capstone Project Proposal

One hour

An introduction to the Organizational Management Capstone Project for Business Information Systems emphasis students.  Project options include (but are not limited to) a business plan, a grant or capital campaign proposal, a new charity or ministry, a major project for a company or organization, or a comprehensive training process.  The topic is to be integrative in nature, must be approved by the instructor and be related to the business information systems field.  The approved proposal will be implemented during BIS 4983. Offered in online format. An additional fee associated with this course.

 

BIS 4983 BIS Capstone Project

Three hours

A substantial applied research/development effort to be completed during the final term of study and must be related to an approved Business Information Systems field.  Project options include (but are not limited to) a business plan, a grant or capital campaign proposal, a new charity or ministry, a major project for a company or organization, or a comprehensive training process.  The topic is to be integrative in nature.  Students submit a project document and a process integration paper, as well as deliver an oral presentation related to the project.  The project must have been approved in BIS 4981.  Offered in online format. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: BIS 3313, 4333, 4423, 4513, and 4981.