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The Minor in Management Information Systems

This minor is open to non-Business Information Systems (BSIS) majors. Non-business majors must meet with Business Advising (GLNN 321, 530-898-4480) and formally declare the minor prior to enrolling in courses.

Course Requirements for the Minor: 18-19 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

5 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: MINS 235 (may be taken concurrently).
This course introduces students to the concept of information systems as the application of technical resources to support organizational processes. Given this foundation, students build an integrative, process-oriented understanding of information systems and their deployment, management, and use within distributed and global organizations. Projects focus on introductory enterprise systems, client-server database systems management, corporate data networking, and advanced Web programming. For this course students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the use of microcomputers and office automation software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop databases. A proficiency exam is given during the first week of each semester, and students are encouraged to take this exam in advance of the semester they intend to enroll in the class. 3 hours lecture. (001331)
Students who have had limited experience with computers should take CSCI 101 before CSCI 111. CSCI 101 provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer science. Number systems and data representation are introduced. An overview of hardware, including the control unit, memory, the ALU, and I/O is provided. Software is introduced with an overview of operating systems, programming languages, applications, and software tools. Students are exposed to common operating systems and applications. Student also design and implement several programs. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (002280)
Study of fundamental database design principles and techniques, including data modeling with Entity-Relationship diagrams and normalization. Study of SQL (Structured Query Language) database management systems capabilities. Study of the relational data model and relational operations. Study of database security mechanisms. Introduction to PL/SQL. Application of concepts and techniques to practical business scenarios. 3 hours lecture. (005814)
An introduction to data communications and local area networks. This course provides a background in standards and protocols used in communications and their functions within a business information system environment. The class combines lectures, writing assignments, group work, and class discussion to develop a fundamental knowledge of data communications and its importance to the business information systems environment. 3 hours lecture. (021457)
Prerequisites: MINS 235, BCOM 300W (for BSIS majors, may be taken concurrently).
An in-depth examination of tools, techniques, and processes used to support the systems analysis portion of the systems development life cycle. Emphasis is given to requirements gathering, gap-fit analysis, development of the business case for systems development projects, as well as tools and techniques that plan, identify, model and communicate conceptual systems to both end users and programmers. Both case studies and real projects are used to develop hands-on experience with conducting business analysis studies from object, data, and process perspectives. 3 hours lecture. (005818)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: MATH 109, MATH 119 (or high school equivalent), or MATH 120; or a passing score on the Math department administered calculus readiness exam.
A first-semester programming course, providing an overview of computer systems and an introduction to problem solving and software design using procedural object-oriented programming languages. Coverage includes the software life cycle, as well as algorithms and their role in software design. Students are expected to design, implement, and test a number of programs. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002281)
Prerequisites: BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
Introduction to the basic problem- solving skills needed to create and maintain business-oriented software. This course provides an overview of business information systems, their use in business contexts, and object-oriented design of applications. Coverage includes a survey of basic data structures and the standard algorithms used to manipulate and work with them. Students are expected to build and test a number of programs using an integrated development environment. 3 hours lecture. (005819)
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