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Management Course Descriptions

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BADM 210  (3-3-0)  Introduction to Global Literacy: An introduction to a survey of the theoretical and institutional intricacies of global literacy, with a focus on the special knowledge and skills critical to all engaged in the day-to-day interactions and administration of business enterprises and governmental organizations with overseas relationships.
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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 215  (3-3-0)  Business Communications: A course that presents a scientific approach to the analysis and resolution of business problems through business letters, memoranda, and researched analytical reports. Other topics of study include nonverbal communication, business ethics, office automation, employment procedures, international business, and oral and listening skills.
Prerequisite: ENGL 120
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BADM 216  (4-4-0)  Statistics for Business and Economics I: This course introduces statistical principles for business and economics applications. A study of multiple regression methods, analysis of variance, chi-square and elements of sampling, with training in statistical analysis with computer-based applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 140
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BADM 210  (3-3-0)  Ethics and Civic Engagement: A study of the major theories of ethics and civic engagement. A core course developed to address the problems, questions, and dilemmas arising in business. This course offers an introduction into the classical and contemporary theories of morality, ethics, and civil engagement. It places emphasis on the development of moral reasoning skills that allow for meaningful analysis.
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BADM 352  (3-3-0)  Blacks in Contemporary Capitalistic Society: A study of racial issues considered within the context of American capitalism. This course emphasizes innovative techniques and procedures aimed at improving conditions for minorities and focuses on topics such as finance, business ownership, internal operations, salesmanship, banking, and managerial techniques.
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BADM 430  (3-3-0)  Business Internship: A course providing students with practical experience in approved business positions, including a seminar for formal evaluation of their work experience. Program must be arranged in advance and approved by the department chairperson; course is not open to students with credit from any similar program in the institution. This course is cross listed with ECON 450 and FINC 453.
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BADM 490  (3-3-0)  Seminar in Business Administration: A course involving various subject matters as deemed by the business faculty to be appropriate to the needs of the student in meeting the objectives of the business degree program.
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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.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311
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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.
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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
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HCM 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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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.
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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.
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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 490  (3-3-0)  or (6-6-0) 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 GPA of at least 3.25 And Instructor permission
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MGMT 311  (3-3-0)  Principles of Management: A study of the theory and process of management principles and basic organization behavior. Emphasizes major managerial functions such as planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, as well as the role of the manager in a changing environment. Explains ethical issues, managerial decision making, leadership behaviors, and managing a diverse workforce and provides an introduction to international management.
Prerequisite: ECON 211 Or ECON 212 And ACCT 211
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MGMT 325  (3-3-0)  Quantitative Methods for Business: This course provides an introduction to management science topics and modeling in the decision making process. It covers the quantitative tools for managerial decision making and focuses on areas such as linear programming, inventory control, PERT/CPM, simulation, decision analysis, queuing theory. Computer software used for solving these problems.
Prerequisite: BADM 216 And MGMT 311
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MGMT 335  (3-3-0)  Operations Management: This course provides an introduction to the process of producing goods and providing services, with class work oriented toward the analysis and solution of practical problems using quantitative techniques. The focus will be on areas, such as, product and production design, operation strategy, project management, quality assurance and international management issues, capacity decisions, plant layout, supply chain management, forecasting, inventory management scheduling, and aggregate planning.
Prerequisite: BADM 216 And MGMT 311
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MGMT 340  (3-3-0)  Project Management: A study of the planning and control of IT projects and the control and optimization of time/costs will be discussed. Different models of project control under certainty and uncertainty will be presented.
Prerequisite: MIS 300 And BADM 216
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MGMT 350  (3-3-0)  Entrepreneurship: A study of the creation, growth, or acquisition of business through entrepreneurial efforts, the nature of entrepreneurship process, and organization of growth oriented acquisitions.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311 And FINC 311 And MKTG 311
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MGMT 410  (3-3-0)  Human Resource Management: A study of personnel administration, including the objectives, organization, functions and role of personnel management in the operation of business enterprises, with attention to key problems in the area of employee selection, hiring, and placement; training; wage and salary administration; promotion, transfer, and separation; personnel services; and labor relations.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311
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MGMT 415  (3-3-0)  HR Staffing and Development: This course provides the student with insight into the theories and techniques of the key Human Resource Management (HRM) functions of employee selection and employee training and development. Selection is viewed as establishing the employment relationship while training is viewed as addressing skip gaps between employees' actual and desired performance. Strategies are explored for measuring job performance requirements in order to effectively recruit, select, and train employees to meet organizational and individual objectives. Legal, ethical, and global issues in human resources staffing and development are explored throughout the course. This course covers core material essential for managers and for every HRM professional.
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MGMT 420  (3-3-0)  Organizational Behavior: The study of human behavior at the individual, group and organizational level including discussion and case studies related to motivation, perception, job design, group behavior, communication, interpersonal conflict, ethics, performance, motivation, and leadership.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311
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MGMT 421  (3-3-0)  Quality Management: Quality has become the responsibility of everyone and has been applied by manufacturer and services alike to achieve competitive advantage. This course examines the concept of quality and develops skills in the use of quality tools. Primary focus will be on the management of quality by all the disciplines in an integrated manner within the organization, statistical quality control, total quality management, international quality standards, Japanese concepts of quality, and related topics.
Prerequisite: BADM 216 And MGMT 311
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MGMT 425  (3-3-0)  International Business Management: A survey of the theoretical and institutional complexities of international business operations, with emphasis on the special knowledge and skills essential to personnel engaged in the planning and administration of business enterprises and governmental organizations with overseas relationships.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311
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MGMT 435  (3-3-0)  Group and Interpersonal Dynamics: This course is conducted in a learning group setting where students experience first hand the dynamics that occur in a task-oriented group while reading and learning about the theory of group development. This course should be taken concurrently with MGMT 470 Strategic Management or MIS 330 Systems Analysis or another course where the student is involved in a team project. The class will explore key issues that underlie group life such as inclusion, influence and intimacy. Leadership and how it emerges within the group will be a key aspect of the learning. The course also includes self assessment exercises and feedback from the group that increases students' awareness of their own styles in interacting with others, including influence style, conflict management, decision making style, communicating and listening styles.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311
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MGMT 450  (3-3-0)  Small Business Management: The process of managing a small business including planning, marketing, production, finance, organization, personnel, and pragmatic issues in real situations.
Prerequisite: MGMT 311 And FINC 311 And MKTG 311
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MGMT 470  (3-3-0)  Strategic Management: A capstone course focusing on the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in previous undergraduate business administration courses. Text and lecture will cover external and internal environmental analysis, business and corporate level strategy, industry analysis, functional strategy, implementation, control, and global business. Case analysis and presentation will combine and enhance learning acquired from readings and Internet searches.
Prerequisite: BADM 215 And MGMT 311 And FINC 311 And MKTG 311
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MGMT 490  (3-3-0)  Leadership and Communication: This course is intended to develop the leadership and communication skills that students need to be transformational leaders in their professional career. The course covers theories and dimensions of leadership effectiveness. Through various role playing and case analysis activities, the course measures students' leadership competencies in four areas: developing the vision, sharing the goals, gaining support, and delivering success. The course places emphasis on proper leadership communication, interpersonal skills, cultural literacy and cross-cultural leadership communication, conducting meetings, high-performing team leadership, and public speaking. To this end, all students are required to join a chapter of Toastmaster International and participate actively in all meetings during the course of the semester.
Prerequisite: This is a capstone course for an interdisciplinary degree program; senior standing is required
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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 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 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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