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DRAFT Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 DRAFT

CatalogUndergraduateSchool of Business and EconomicsACCTCourse Descriptions

Accounting Course Descriptions

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ACCT 211  (3-3-0)  Principles of Accounting I: An introduction to financial accounting. A study of the basic concepts of accounting, the accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements, and the analysis and recording of transactions for operating, investing, and financing activities.
Prerequisite: MATH 121 Or MATH 123
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ACCT 212  (3-3-0)  Principles of Accounting II: An introduction to managerial accounting. A study of the uses of financial statements, the study of manufacturing operations, and the uses of accounting information by management.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211
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ACCT 300  (3-3-0)  Accounting Information Systems: This course provides basic knowledge of how accounting information systems function in business organizations. Transaction flowcharting and internal controls of the revenue, expenditure, and conversion cycles are covered in detail. Attention is also focused on basic computer terminology, EDP controls, and relational databases.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 with a minimum grade of B And ACCT 212 with a minimum grade of B
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ACCT 310  (3-3-0)  Managerial Accounting: A continuation of ACCT 212. A study of cost terms; cost behavior; systems design; and the analysis, interpretation, and application of accounting data by management.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 And ACCT 212
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ACCT 311  (3-3-0)  Intermediate Accounting I: A continuation of ACCT 212. A study of cost terms; cost behavior; systems design; and the analysis, interpretation, and application of accounting data by management.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 with a minimum grade of B
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ACCT 312  (3-3-0)  Intermediate Accounting II: A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. An in-depth study of accounting for investing and financing activities, leases, income taxes, and pensions.
Prerequisite: ACCT 311
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ACCT 320  (3-0-0)  Federal and State Income Taxes: A survey of basic tax laws and the determination of taxable income for individuals; introduction to tax research.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 with a minimum grade of B And ACCT 212 with a minimum grade of B
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ACCT 321  (3-3-0)  Cost Accounting: A study of the various cost concepts: accumulation of product costs, joint costs in job order and process cost systems, including analysis of variances for managerial control and decision making, direct and variable costing, cost-volume-profit analysis; the buy or make decision.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 with a minimum grade of B And ACCT 212 with a minimum grade of B
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ACCT 322  (3-3-0)  Advanced Cost Accounting: A continuation of ACCT 321: budgets and analyses of costs and other variances for management action; capital budgeting, and operations management and yield variances.
Prerequisite: ACCT 321
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ACCT 411  (3-3-0)  Advanced Accounting: Accounting and reporting for investment activities of business. Issues related to foreign currency, accounting diversity, disaggregated information, reorganizations, and liquidations.
Prerequisite: ACCT 312
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ACCT 412  (3-3-0)  Government and Public Accounting: A study of accounting for non-profit entities, including local, state, and federal government units; educational institutions; hospitals and other health care organizations; and welfare organizations. The course covers the classification and use of funds in such entities, including budgeting, purchasing and financial activities, and the presentation of financial reports by these types of organizations.
Prerequisite: ACCT 312
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ACCT 420  (3-3-0)  Advanced Federal Income Taxes: A continuation of ACCT 320: tax laws applicable to corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, gift tax, and tax planning; substantive research work resulting in formal reports.
Prerequisite: ACCT 320
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ACCT 422  (3-3-0)  Auditing: This course covers the conceptual and practical aspects of the examination of financial statements by independent accountants. Issues examined include: objectives and techniques of internal control; standards of presentation and disclosure in financial statements; objectives and procedures for auditing practice; statistical sampling techniques; and auditing of EDP records.
Prerequisite: ACCT 300 And ACCT 312
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ACCT 424  (3-3-0)  Financial Statement Analysis: This course is a study of the process of business analysis through the evaluation of financial statements. Topics include analysis of financial statements and ratio, strategic, prospective, equity, and credit analysis. This course presumes an understanding of accounting principles in order to successfully master the course content. While some accounting concepts may be reviewed, this course is about the analysis and evaluation of financial information based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Students must be able to express the analysis of cases and other course work in writing that meets professional standards. This course is cross listed with FINC 424.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 And ACCT 212 with a grade of "B" or better And FINC 311 with a grade of "C" or better
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ACCT 425  (3-3-0)  Forensic and Fraud Analysis: This course helps students understand the principles of forensic accounting and fraud examination. Students will learn how and why financial fraud occurs and techniques to identify and investigate these frauds. Topics include fraud prevention, fraud detection, fraud investigation, management fraud, and other key forensic topics.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 And ACCT 212
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ACCT 430  (3-3-0)  Accounting Theory: A study of contemporary financial accounting issues, emphasizing the role of accounting theory in accounting policy decisions; the social, political, and economic influences on the establishment of accounting standards; and the history of the accounting profession and accounting thought.
Prerequisite: ACCT 312
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ACCT 450  (3-3-0)  Accounting Internship: This course provides students with practical experience in the field of accounting in private and public organizations (including industry). Formal class meetings before and after the internship are required to evaluate the work experience of students. The program must be arranged in advance and approved by the department chairperson. This course is not open to students with credit from any similar program in the institution.
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BADM 200  (3-3-0)  Principles of Business: This course provides students with a basic study of business activity and how it relates to the economic society. The course is designed to help students develop a basic understanding of the areas of economics, management, marketing, accounting, and finance.
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BADM 209  (3-3-0)  Legal Environments of Business: An overview of law and the legal environment of business, emphasizing those parts of law necessary to understand and appreciate the regulatory role of government and including such topics as constitutional law, contracts, torts, business ethics, business organizations, and government regulations.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 And PHIL 110
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BADM 214  (3-1-2)  Microcomputer Applications in Business: This course is designed to develop an understanding of the computer as a business and personal tool. Students will get a working knowledge of a variety of software programs such as spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and presentations. Projects that simulate business applications are provided.
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BADM 412  (3-3-0)  Business Law: A study of the basic concepts of law applicable to the business profession and business endeavors, covering such topics as contracts, torts, commercial paper, agency, property, business organizations and constitutional protection.
Prerequisite: BADM 209
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FINC 100  (2-2-0)  Financial Literacy: This course examines basic financial terms and concepts and is designed to provide students with some of the skills and knowledge that they need to manage their finances and be informed consumers. Topics covered include savings, credit and debt; budgeting; student loans; credit cards; insurance; buying a car; your first house, etc
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FINC 311  (3-3-0)  Principles of Finance: A course in basic financial management, including the study of the nature of financial management, financial analysis, working capital management, and long-term investment decisions.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 And (ECON 211 Or ECON 212)
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FINC 315  (3-3-0)  Entrepreneurial Finance: This course will help students to develop the understanding and skills necessary to become more effective stewards of their small business finances. This course integrates all aspects of planning using finances in a person's small business. It incorporates the preparation of a financial plan for a small business that involves the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, sources of financial resources and the various forms of business ownership. Various techniques and tools will be reviewed, as will the understanding of income tax laws and their impact on small business. This course is cross listed with ENTR 315.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
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FINC 320  (3-3-0)  Financial Management: A continuation of FINC 311 emphasizing the use of analytical tools dealing with capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital with consideration of long-term financing, expansion, and problems of small businesses in connection with decision-making techniques.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
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FINC 323  (3-3-0)  Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy: A formal examination of the role of money, banking, and financial institutions, as well as rudimentary discussion of monetary policy issues in the domestic and international economies. This course is cross listed with ECON 322.
Prerequisite: ECON 211 And ECON 212 And MATH 123
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FINC 330  (3-3-0)  Personal Finance: A study of problems of money management, with special attention to credit borrowing, saving and funds allocation among stocks, bonds, insurance, property, and mutual investment companies.
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FINC 336  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Finance: This course focuses on the financial assessment, acquisition, allocation, and control of financial aspects of health care organizations. Topics include application of financial management principles to the unique decision-making in healthcare industry, budgeting processes, cost allocation, fees structure, and management control process.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
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FINC 340  (3-3-0)  Risk Management and Insurance: A focus on the identification, analysis, and measurement of potential losses and on the alternative methods of managing them, with risk management being treated broadly and insurance treated in depth as a method of risk transfer.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
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FINC 350  (3-3-0)  Real Estate: A presentation of the fundamental economic aspects of real property, with special attention to the changing character of the urban economy and its effect on land values and land utilization.
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FINC 354  (3-3-0)  International Trade and Finance: A survey of the theories of international trade, balance of payment, exchange rate determination, international portfolio investment (including currency swaps, options and futures) international financial management (global cost, budgeting, and capital flows) and related monetary issues. This course is cross listed with ECON 351.
Prerequisite: ECON 211 And ECON 212
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FINC 410  (3-3-0)  Investments: A survey of portfolio models and theories; factors affecting corporate and other securities as portfolio choices; the organization of capital markets and the analysis and evaluation of securities.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
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FINC 411  (3-3-0)  Investment Analysis: This course provides an introduction to fixed income markets in the world. These markets include dealings in government, corporate debt instruments, mortgages, OTC (over-the counter) and exchange traded securities. The course topics include: the description and analysis of fixed income instruments; term structure of interest rates theory; evaluation of fixed income securities; portfolio management; asset backed securities; dynamic investment strategies; and other topics of current relevance to these markets.
Prerequisite: FINC 410
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FINC 412  (3-3-0)  Security Analysis: This course provides an overview of the securities industry and the different types of securities available for inclusion in a portfolio. Consistent with some objective a more detailed approach is then applied to evaluation of the different classes of securities.
Prerequisite: FINC 410
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FINC 420  (3-3-0)  Commercial Bank Management: A study of the fundamental principles underlying the management of a commercial bank; capital funds; assets and liability management; value maximization; legal and operational constraints.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
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FINC 424  (3-3-0)  Financial Statement Analysis: This course is a study of the process of business analysis through the evaluation of financial statements. Topics include analysis of financial statements and ratio, strategic, prospective, equity, and credit analysis. This course presumes an understanding of finance and accounting principles in order to successfully master the course content. While some finance and accounting concepts may be reviewed, this course is about the analysis and evaluation of financial information. Students must be able to express the analysis of cases and other course work in writing that meets professional standards. This course is cross listed with ACCT 424.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 And ACCT 212 with a grade of B or better And FINC 311 with a grade of C or better.
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FINC 430  (3-3-0)  Seminar in Banking and Finance: A study of contemporary issues in Finance with areas of analysis drawn from corporate finance, investments, and financial markets and institutions.
Prerequisite: FINC 320
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FINC 431  (3-3-0)  Options and Futures: This is an introductory course in financial futures and options. The course topics include: the description of futures, forward, and options markets; the determination of forward and future prices, interest rate and currency futures and swaps; properties of stock options; valuation of stock options with Binomial and Black-Scholes models; other types of options including stock index options, options on futures, and interest rate options; and hedging strategies using futures and options.
Prerequisite: FINC 410
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FINC 440  (3-3-0)  International Financial Management: This course examines factors that are critical to the financial decision making process in a global economic environment. Our approach will be from the perspective of a financial manager in private business enterprise.
Prerequisite: FINC 320
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FINC 450  (3-3-0)  Financial Markets: A course in macro-finance which focuses on financial markets and the financial institutions that serve them. Money and capital markets and their role in the savings and investment are considered. Topics such as the market for loanable funds, flow-of-funds accounts, and securitization are covered.
Prerequisite: FINC 311
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FINC 453  (3-3-0)  Economics and Finance Internship: A practical course enabling students to apply their theoretical knowledge of economics/finance to real situations and to gain practical experience in business, financial industry, and government institutions. This course is cross listed with BADM 430 and ECON 450.
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FINC 460  (3-3-0)  Current Problems of Banking: This course is intended to survey the current condition of the banking industry. Special emphasis is placed on topics and issues that are most relevant to students preparing to begin careers in banking and related fields.
Prerequisite: FINC 420
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HCM 200  (3-3-0)  Ethics for Health Professions: In an era of advanced technology, economic pressure, and national discussions about universal affordable healthcare, professionals require a strong foundation of practice-based ethics to inform their decisions. This course provides an introduction to the theories and principles of ethics and civic responsibility. The course also focuses on the application of ethical theory to a wide range of problems that commonly occur within healthcare settings. In addition, students will explore and understand how ethical theories can inform practice within the healthcare industry.
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HCM 310  (3-3-0)  Organization of Health Care System: This course provides an introduction to the Health Services Industry. The course will examine key components, characteristics, and organization of the health care system as well as trends and management challenges in the provision of care to a diverse population.
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HCM 311  (3-3-0)  Principles of Health Care Management: This course presents the foundation principles and dynamics of health care management, the healthcare system, and basic concepts and skills in administration. The institutional, social, and political forces in the field of healthcare are analyzed. Topics include fundamentals of management in healthcare and contemporary issues.
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HCM 312  (3-3-0)  Medical Terminology/Health Care Managers: This course provides an introduction to the language of health care. The course will examine key terms managers and health care providers need to be successful in the health care industry.
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HCM 313  (3-3-0)  Medical Coding for Managers: This course will prepare healthcare managers ot understand and improve their competence in medical coding as it relates to billing and insurance by providing an introduction as well as in-depth study of Current Procedural Terminology, International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD 9-CM), and the third-party reimbursement. By the end of the course the student will be prepared to sit for the state exam to become a certified medical coder.
Prerequisite: HCM 312
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HCM 330  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Policy and Law: This course provides an introduction to a wide range of topics in the area of health policy, and law. Students will become familiar with the evolution of health care policy as well as potential legal and problems in various health care settings. They will also learn to differentiate between legal and ethical problems. Among the subject areas covered are licensing, professional liability, confidentiality, informed consent, professional relationships, access issues, antitrust, and bioethical issues, with particular emphasis on how these areas impact management practice.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311 And BADM 209
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HCM 350  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Quality Management: This course presents the basic principles and tools associated with quality management. The topics include the definition of quality and its function in health services; pioneers in quality; strategic quality planning; quality tools; customer voice; market voice; statistical quality control and international issues and standards.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311 And BADM 216
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HCM 370  (3-3-0)  Marketing Management in Healthcare: This course provides a foundation for managing the marketing function in healthcare. Particular attention is given to both the use of marketing tools to facilitate attainment of organizational goals in healthcare and the unique issues faced by the healthcare marketers.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211 And ECON 211 Or ECON 212
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HCM 390  (3-3-0)  Comparative Health Systems: Innovation is required to meet the challenges of healthcare delivery, thus the ability to compare and evaluate global approaches enables the healthcare professional to consider and adopt ideas that can be applied to their own system of care. This course examines factors that impact healthcare delivery worldwide, through analysis of the characteristics of global healthcare delivery systems and the governmental, economic, social and political forces that influence them. Special emphasis is placed on comparison to the U.S. healthcare system.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311And HCM 330
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HCM 410  (3-3-0)  Human Resource Management for Health Services: Human Resource Management for Health Services
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311
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HCM 420  (3-3-0)  Managed Care: This course is intended to provide a foundation for managed care and practice and contractual arrangements, including the evolution of managed care as well as an exploration of the various tools that have been developed to improve systems of care. Particular emphasis is placed on contemporary/integrated systems of care.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311 And HCM 330 And HCM 350
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HCM 430  (3-3-0)  Leadership for Health Service Organizations: This course provides a foundation to study leadership theory and practice as they relate to health service organizations. Further, the course seeks to provide an understanding of how healthcare leaders can achieve organizational goals through concrete behaviors and actions across interconnected disciplines and diverse populations.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311 And HCM 410 Or MGMT 410
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HCM 450  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Senior Seminar: This course provides an introduction to health services research for senior students within healthcare management, including fundamentals of health services research and managerial epidemiology. A health services research project with a focus on managerial applications will be facilitated through a service learning format.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311 And HCM 330 And HCM 350 And HCM 420
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HCM 460  (3-3-0)  Health Services Research I: This class is designed as an introduction to health service research as it applies to healthcare delivery, facilitating the basic skills needed to design a successful research proposal.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311 And HCM 330 And HCM 350 And HCM 420
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HCM 461  (3-3-0)  Health Services Research II: This class is designed as an introduction to health service research as it applies to healthcare delivery, facilitating the basic skills needed to design a successful research proposal.
Prerequisite: HCM 460 And permission of instructor
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HCM 470  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Strategy: This course introduces you to the complexities of strategy analysis, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation in healthcare organizations. The course is divided into different topic areas to investigate these three major processes. We will discuss the basic concepts underlying each topic area. Additionally, we will discuss cases and examples that describe how a real organization confronted successfully (or unsuccessfully) the issues covered in the topic. Two capabilities are of particular importance: (1) the ability to critically evaluate the profit potential of industries or environments and deal with the threats and opportunities presented by each; and (2) an understanding of how organizations work. Because this is a writing intensive course, organization, logical consistency, grammar, and clarity of your writing will impact your grade.
Prerequisite: BADM 215 And ENGL 344 And FINC 311 And FINC 336 And HCM 310 And HCM 311 And HCM 370 Or MKTG 311
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HCM 490  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Internship: This course provides supervised field work for exemplary senior students within the healthcare management concentration. Students work with health service professionals within the host organization to expand their expertise in solving management problems and to increase their awareness of the issues involved in the day to day operations of the organization. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the preceptor and a detailed project report submitted by the student.
Prerequisite: HCM 310 And HCM 311 And HCM 330 And HCM 420 And Senior standing And Instructor permission
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HIT 360  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Information Systems: This course focuses on the applications of information technology to improve the quality of healthcare and to lower costs in providing healthcare services. Issues to be covered in this course include: information security, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR), the organization of IT functions, and IT project management.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 And HCM 310 And HCM 311
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HIT 370  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Information Applications: This course focuses on the application of information technology to improve the quality of healthcare and to lower costs in providing healthcare services. Issues in information security, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR), the organization of IT functions, and IT project management will be covered in this course.
Prerequisite: HIT 360
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HIT 380  (3-3-0)  Healthcare Business Intelligence: This course introduces students to the area of business intelligence and how it is used in healthcare. The need for business intelligence, concepts of business intelligence, big data in healthcare and enabling technologies will all be covered in this course.
Prerequisite: HIT 360 And MIS 320
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HIT 460  (3-3-0)  Advanced Healthcare Information Systems: This course expands the concepts taught in HIT 360 (Healthcare Information Systems). The course focuses on the application of information technology to improve the quality of healthcare and to lower costs in providing healthcare services. Issues in information security, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the implementation of electronic medical records (EMR), the organization of IT functions, and IT project management will be covered in this course.
Prerequisite: HIT 360
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MIS 211  (3-3-0)  Business Software Applications: This course provides a hands-on approach to learning business software applications. Topics in this course include spreadsheet and database software application development, web design, internet search and e-collaboration through white boarding, messaging, and discussion boards. These software environments and tools are extensively used in organizations to analyze situations and solve problems.
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MIS 212  (3-3-0)  Introduction to Computer Programming: This course will introduce students to basic concepts of programming using Visual Basic with emphasis on business applications. The topics for the course will include VB programming, computer concepts in relation to management, the use of Integrated Development Environment (IDE), flowcharts, algorithms, decision making, control structures, modules, developing simple forms, writing procedures, using array.
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MIS 300  (3-3-0)  Information Systems Theory and Practice: This course provides an understanding of systems and development concepts, information technology, and application software. This course explains how information and technology are used in organizations to enable improvements in business processes, support decision-making, and contribute to the achievement of competitive advantage. The course focuses on topics such as databases, data warehouses, decision-making, SCM, electronic commerce, system acquisition, and ethical issues. MS Office software will be used to demonstrate IT solutions for business situations.
Prerequisite: BADM 214 Or CSC 100
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MIS 320  (3-3-0)  Database Management Systems: This course covers information systems design and implementation within a database management system environment. Students will construct a physical system using database software to implement the logical design. Different available software will be discussed.
Prerequisite: MIS 300
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MIS 321  (3-3-0)  Advanced Database Management: This course will cover more advanced topics in database design concepts and provides additional instruction on multi-sharing databases. It completes the SQL and will introduce the Oracle.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 And MIS 320
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MIS 322  (3-3-0)  Enterprise Resource Planning: The concepts of integrated information systems and total systems are the main core of this course. Introduction of different software will be a part of this course.
Prerequisite: MIS 300
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MIS 323  (3-3-0)  Data Warehousing and Data Mining: In this course the concepts of database of databases i.e. the data warehouse will be presented. Different algorithms for data mining will be presented.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 And MIS 320
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MIS 330  (3-3-0)  System Analysis and Design: This course provides an understanding of the system analysis and development. It introduces different systems development methodologies and explains the SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle) by leading students through detailed steps of Planning, Analysis, Design and Implementation. It provides the details for all activities for planning and analysis phase and prepares the students for the second course (MIS 331). Computer tools will be used in construction of the systems.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311 And MIS 320
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MIS 331  (3-3-0)  Systems Development: This course continues the materials on MIS 330 and concentrates on the last two phases of systems development life cycle i.e. design and implementation. Students will use Visual Basic Application and Microsoft Macros to write codes to enhance the applications. Some concepts of Object Oriented Design will be introduced in this course. CASE Tools will be used to facilitate different tasks on Systems Development Life Cycle
Prerequisite: MIS 430 And CSC 102 And MIS 320 And MIS 330
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MIS 332  (3-3-0)  Object-Oriented Programming and Design: This course is about the object oriented technology and modular design of the systems and related programming issues.
Prerequisite: CSC 102 And MIS 300
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MIS 340  (3-3-0)  Project Management: The concepts of planning and control of projects and mainly the IT projects will be discussed. The control and optimization of time/costs will be discussed. Different models of project control under certainty and uncertainty will be presented.
Prerequisite: BADM 216 And MGMT 311 And BADM 214 And MIS 300
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MIS 409  (3-3-0)  Web Development: This course introduces Hyper Text Markup (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Java Script languages to build dynamic web pages. Students will learn how to implement web pages with links, images, image maps, forms, multimedia content, and dynamic pop-up windows, scroll messages, and validating forms in web pages.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 with a grade of C or better
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MIS 410  (3-3-0)  Supply Chain Management: In supply chain, the suppliers connect to customers through a series of processes e.g. purchasing, production, storage, sales, transportation and distribution. Each of these business processes and business units interface with others by sending outputs and receiving inputs preferably over an electronic supply chain network. Modeling of these units and optimization of flows together with other issues such as human factors, cultural issues, security factors, automation and other related topics will be discussed.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 And BADM 216
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MIS 411  (3-3-0)  Excel Analytics: This course introduces modeling concepts in the Excel environment. Students will learn how to implement several accounting and financial models using formulas, functions, and tools to manipulate and display information in spreadsheets. Data visualization for trends discovery and dashboard reporting will also be emphasized.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 Or ACCT 300 with a grade of C or better
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MIS 412  (3-3-0)  Business Analytics: This course provides an introduction to the field of business analytics, which has been defined as the extensive use of big data, statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. Various data visualization techniques using Excel 2013 are discussed. Linear regression model, time series analysis, and forecasting models are addressed in detail. Different data mining techniques such as cluster analysis, association rules, classification, and regression trees are covered in depth using XLMiner or SAS Enterprise Miner. Students actively participate in the delivery of this course through case and project presentations.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 Or ACCT 300 with a grade of C or better
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MIS 415  (3-3-0)  Social Media and the Digital Economy: This course is an introduction to social media (and related tools) and explores its impacts on the business world. Students will understand how social media is used and learn about current web technologies, strategies for integrating web-enabled capabilities in the enterprise, and their impact on consumers. Students will apply their knowledge of social media technologies by creating, managing, promoting, and extending web content and applications.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 with a grade of C or better
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MIS 420  (3-3-0)  Management Support Systems: This course will focus on decision making processes under semi-structured situations. Different theories and practices related to decision theory will be covered using several teaching methodologies. Databases, user interfaces, knowledge bases, and modeling concepts will be discussed and students will learn several tools for aiding decision makers in various phases of decision making. Students will be introduced to business intelligence technologies that support business analytics and will learn how to implement data mining model(s) for prediction. Decision modeling software will be used to demonstrate model implementations
Prerequisite: MGMT 325 And MIS 320
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MIS 421  (3-0-3)  Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems: The concepts of using machines to imitate human behavior and transferring human knowledge and know how of humans to machines are the main themes of this course. Different models, algorithms and software will be discussed.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 And BADM 216
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MIS 430  (3-3-0)  Data Communication and Networking: This course provides an understanding of data communications and networking, including networking and telecommunication technologies, hardware, and software. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis, design, and management of networking applications in organizations.
Prerequisite: MIS 300
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MIS 435  (3-3-0)  Electronic Commerce: This course introduces emerging online technologies and trends and their influence on the electronic commerce marketplace. Students will learn various revenue models and how to market on the Web, various legal and ethical issues, important security issues, and how to plan for electronic commerce. This course also introduces the current Web design concepts and techniques that will help students develop a real electronic commerce site.
Prerequisite: MIS 300
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MIS 440  (3-3-0)  New Topics In MIS: Information technology is a very dynamic field that changes very quickly. The new concepts introduced in this area will be presented in this seminar course.
Prerequisite: MIS 300
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MIS 450  (3-3-0)  Advanced SQL: This course provides students with advanced SQL skills that allow them to write effective queries against single and multiple tables; manipulate data in tables; create database schema objects; create indices and constraints; alter existing schema objects; create and query external tables; and learn to use the advanced features of SQL in order to query and manipulate data within the database. Students also learn to control privileges at the object and system level and will be able to work with date-time functions available in the Oracle Database. In this course, students use Oracle SQL Developer as the main development tool. SQL*Plus will be introduced as an optional development tool. This course is one of three Oracle certification training courses.
Prerequisite: MIS 321
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MIS 451  (3-3-0)  Programming with Advanced PL/SQL: This course covers advanced PL/SQL concepts. Students learn to create PL/SQL blocks of application code that can be shared by multiple forms; create reports and data management applications; create anonymous PL/SQL blocks; work with stored procedures and functions; declare variables; trap exceptions; and declare and control cursors. In addition, students learn to develop, execute, and manage PL\SQL stored program units such as procedures, functions, packages, and database triggers. They also learn to manage object dependencies and the recompilation of invalid objects. This course also describes the characteristics and techniques of the manipulation of large objects. Students are introduced to the uses of some of the Oracle-supplied packages. This is one of three Oracle certification training courses.
Prerequisite: MIS 321 and MIS 450
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MIS 452  (3-3-0)  Advanced Database Design and Development: The objective of this course is to provide students with the practical database experience necessary for the successful completion of the Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate Exam. Students will be required to design a database for a business situation, create and manage all objects necessary for implementation, and perform various maintenance operations on that database. This is one of three Oracle certification training courses.
Prerequisite: MIS 321 and MIS 450
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MIS 455  (3-3-0)  Business Modeling and Simulation: This is an elective course for MIS majors and for business majors who are interested in learning the process of modeling business situations and developing model applications using popular Excel add-ins such as: Solver optimization, Crystal ball for forecasting, RiskAmp Monte Carlo simulation, TreePlan for decision analysis, and @Risk for risk analysis. This course combines tangible applications in Finance, Marketing and Operations with a modeling philosophy of learning by doing
Prerequisite: MIS 300 And BADM 216 And MGMT 325 And MGMT 325
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MIS 498  (3-3-0)  Information Systems Internship: This course involves the application of quantitative and systems skills developed in the academic environment to problems in a real-world operating environment. The participant will receive practical training and experience under the guidance of the staff of a local business or government organization and a faculty supervisor. Available internships are filled on a competitive basis.
Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of faculty supervisor
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MIS 499  (3-3-0)  Management Information Systems Co-Op: MIS Co-op offers students an opportunity to prepare for a career involving the application of information technology by combining academic theory and work experience. Three hours of academic credit are awarded for half-time paid work experience over a 15-week period. The cooperative education staff, the student, the MIS Co-op director, and the employer's co-op supervisor must agree on the employment terms and the learning experience to be gained in a written contract. The academic grade is assigned by the MIS Co-op director based on student reports and reports of the employer's co-op supervisor.
Prerequisite: MIS 300
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