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Fall 2013
Apr 24, 2014
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ISYS 283 - Business Info Systems
Information systems support modern businesses in their operational and strategic goals through the combination of information technology, business processes, and people. This course explores the process of creating information systems that can play such a critical role, and it discusses the types of information systems in a business's systems architecture - enterprise systems, business intelligence systems, and knowledge management/collaboration systems. Students are provided with hands-on experiences involving information systems planning, designing, and development to prepare them for their business careers.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 381W - Systems Analysis and Design
This course presents methods and tools for the analysis and design of information systems. Systems analysis includes the documentation of the system currently in place. This involves the use of data-flow diagrams and UML models to describe the current state of affairs, including the needs of the users, the data necessary in the system, and the current processing taking place. The design stage includes the development of a new information system better suited to the situation under study. The needs of the user and the goals of the organization are stressed in this process. The systems development life cycle is studied and object-oriented technologies are introduced and integrated throughout the course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens

ISYS 382 - Data and Information Mgmt
Data is a critical asset for most modern organizations. This course provides the students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling the requirements in an industry-standard conceptual data modeling technique, converting the conceptual data models into physical models, and verifying the models' structural characteristics with normalization techniques. The course utilizes one of the industry standard databasement management systems (Microsoft SQL Server) to practice the implementation and querying of database designs using Structured Query Language (SQL).
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 383 - Business Intelligence
Research shows that business intelligence (BI) technology is evolving and that organizations on the cutting edge of these new trends can gain significant competitive advantage. Business intelligence is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data (both internal and external to the organization) into meaningful and useful information. Simply put, the primary objective of BI is to support better business decision-making by exploiting relevant and timely information. Thus, BI systems can rightly be called a decision support systems designed to infuse more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insight into the decision-making process.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 384 - IS Project Management
This course discusses the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects. The course covers a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects. This course assumes that project management in the modern organization is a complex team-based activity, where various types of technologies (including project management software as well as software to support group collaboration) are an inherent part of the project management process. This course also acknowledges that project management involves both the use of resources from within the firm, as well as contracted from outside the organization.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 481 - IT Infrastructure
This course provides an introduction to IT infrastructure issues for students majoring in Information Systems. It covers topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks, with an overall focus on how software and hardware pieces fit together within an IT Infrastructure, with an emphasis on Web development. This gives the students the knowledge and skills that they need for communicating effectively with professionals whose special focus is on hardware and systems software technology and for designing organizational processes and software solutions that require in-depth understanding of the IT infrastructure capabilities and limitations. It also prepares the students for organizational roles that require interaction with external vendors of IT infrastructure components and solutions. The course focuses strongly on Internet-based solutions, remote database deployment, XML data streams and validation, transforming data streams into presentable format, and dynamic deployment of Web pages.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 483 - Enterprise Systems
This course provides students with the core concepts in enterprise models and synthesizes content that is applicable to most today’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It is centered around the ERP life cycle, ERP systems architecture, business process reengineering, process mapping, ERP functionality, and auditing of ERP systems. The course will also include coverage of basic ERP administration tasks. In addition to discussing core concepts, this course helps the students understand how modern organizations are highly dependent on the use of enterprise systems. With ERP software, there is usually an application server and a database server sitting in an onsite data center. These servers require a team of information technology experts to maintain, service, and upgrade the software. Because of the expertise needed to manage an ERP, there has been a resounding acceptance of cloud computing ERP software solutions in the corporate environment. Because of this, students will learn how to work with an ERP in the cloud.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 485 - IT Audit and Control
This course presents the fundamental concepts of information technology audit and control from a risk-based perspective. The primary focus is on information controls, the types of controls within an organization, and the management and audit of those controls. Students also explore the concepts and techniques of the audit process, with particular attention given to transaction-based systems, processing cycles, and the impact on financial reporting in an organization. Students learn the process of creating a control structure with goals and objectives, and audit an information technology infrastructure using that structure.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 486 - IT Security and Risk Mgmt
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. Students will learn critical security principles that enable them to plan, develop, and perform security tasks. The course will address hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 487 - Application Development

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

ISYS 489W - Systems Integration
This course explores the management and governance of information systems in organizations, with particular attention given to the use of IS in facilitating and supporting the operational, administrative and strategic goals of the organization. Students explore the design and development of strategic information architectures, critically assess existing IS infrastructures and emerging technologies, and study how these enabling technologies impact organizational strategy. The goal of this course is to develop IS leadership skills that will allow students to make sense of an increasingly globalized and technology-intensive business environment.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Council on HE, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Business Department

Course Attributes:
University Core Writing Intens


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