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Department of Business Information and Technology 
Robin Poston, Ph.D., Chair
Room 300, FCBE Administration Building

Students must have earned a minimum of 45 credit hours and have met specific course prerequisites with a minimum grade of ā€œCā€ to be eligible for all 3000 and 4000 level courses. In addition to these requirements, students seeking a degree in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics must have (1) completed all required lower division business courses with a minimum grade of ā€œCā€ in each; (2) minimum of 2.25 GPA (2.5 for accounting majors) in all required lower division business courses and MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910, and (3) 45 hours of course work including MATH 1830, 1421, or 1910, COMM 2381 and 9 hours of English (See B.B.A. Degree Requirements-General Requirements).

A surcharge of $35 per credit hour for 3000 and 4000 level courses and $35 per credit hour for 6000-9000 level courses has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The purpose of the surcharge on these business courses is to guarantee the continuous improvement of the college and compliance with the standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
MIS 4110-19. Special Topics in Management Information Systems. (3). Topics varied and announced in online class listings. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

MIS 2749 - Foundation/Information Systems (3)
Introduction to major concepts in business information systems, including computer hardware, software, networks, databases, the Internet, and electronic commerce; emphasis on use of database and spreadsheet technologies to solve business problems.

MIS 2845 - Applied Program Develop I (3)
(3745). Introduction to business application programming; program development using languages and techniques widely employed in business environment. PREREQUISITE: MIS 2749.

MIS 3210 - Critical Thinking/Proj Mgmt (3)
Processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage projects; focus on development of critical thinking through use of in-depth assignments that utilize project management fundamentals. PREREQUISITE: lower division business core completed.

MIS 3765 - E Commerce Business Applicatn (3)
Basic electronic commerce concepts applied within context of supply chain management. PREREQUISITE: MIS 2749.

MIS 3770 - System Analysis Methods (3)
Overview of systems development life cycle; emphasis on current systems documentation through use of classical and structured tools and techniques for describing process flows and data flows, data structures, file and input/output design and program specifications, data gathering and information reporting activities, transition from analysis to design. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: MIS 3210.

MIS 3775 - Database/Inform Management (3)
Focus on designing programs written in a high-level language for business applications; selecting appropriate file organization; designing data models with electronic commerce implications; utilizing appropriate DBMS programs. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: MIS 3210 or equivalent.

MIS 3790 - Enterprise Architecture (3)
Design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions; applications and infrastructure and its fit with business; strategies and frameworks for application portfolio and infrastructure management. PREREQUISITE: MIS 2845. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: MIS 3210.

MIS 3820 - Intro/Systems Testing (3)
Survey systems testing objectives, planning, techniques, and organizational options; basic concepts, terminology, and techniques of systems testing. PREREQUISITES: MIS 2845, 3770.

MIS 3821 - Advanced System Testing (3)
Systems testing techniques, automated systems testing, and the management of systems testing; advanced level of systems testing knowledge. PREREQUISITE: MIS 3820.

MIS 3845 - Mobile Application Development (3)
Intermediate level business application program development using languages and techniques widely employed in business environment. PREREQUISITE: MIS 2845, or equivalent.

MIS 3885 - Strategic IT Project Mgmt (3)
Principles, process, tools of modern project management; general business project management and information technology specific project management; strategic implications of project management to organizational strategy; use of currently available project management software tools to successfully plan and execute projects. PREREQUISITE: MGMT 3110.

MIS 3886 - Project Mgmt Tools/Lead (3)
Computer-based project management tools and project management leadership roles and techniques. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: MIS 3885.

MIS 4310 - Global Info Technology (3)
Technology to facilitate the practice of global business; uses of systems and technology to gain and sustain competitive advantage; cultural and political aspects of global enterprise.

MIS 4760 - Web Site Development (3)
Design, development, implementation and evaluation of business Web sites; global design and implementation issues. PREREQUISITE: MIS 2845.

MIS 4800 - Strategy/Mgmt/Acquisition (3)
Explores acquisition, development, and implementation of plans and policies to achieve efficient and effective information systems; investigates issues and approaches in managing the IS function and how IS function supports and enables organizational capabilities and strategies. PREREQUISITE: MIS 3770, 3775, 3790.

MIS 4845 - Application Prog Developmt III (3)
Advanced programming of business applications using current high level languages and techniques widely employed in business environment. PREREQUISITE: MIS 2845, or equivalent.

MIS 4910 - Mgmt Info Sys Problems (1-3)
Approved research projects in student's major area under supervision of staff members. PREREQUISITE: senior standing and permission of department chair.

MIS 4911 - Internship in MIS (1-6)
Internship in business organization to gain on-the-job experience. Project approved and supervised by area faculty. Credit allowed only after acceptance of report. PREREQUISITE: 2.75 overall GPA and completed 15 hours in Upper Division core.

MIS 4996 - Senior Honors Thesis/MIS (3)
Independent research open only to those students enrolled in the honors program. Thesis supervised by area faculty member. PREREQUISITE: senior standing and permission of the Director of the College Honors Program.