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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
3 hours supervision. (005816)
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)
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, fundamentals of database systems, and basic 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. Students who lack such knowledge may wish to enroll in appropriate undergraduate courses prior to attempting this course. This course is designed for BADM majors. 3 hours lecture. (005770)
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)
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
Study of database application development concepts and techniques. Advanced data modeling and SQL for complex business applications. Stored procedures and database triggers. Application of concepts and techniques to practical business information processing environments. Development of a fully integrated database application. Study of Web database interface capabilities. 3 hours lecture. (005821)
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. 9 hours lecture. (021457)
Prerequisites: MINS 235, MINS 325 (for MINS major), BADM 300 (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)
Laboratory experience with management simulation programs. The student interacts with a simulated business environment via computer facilities or other laboratory situations. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005823)
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. For students who wish to gain practical work experience with participating firms/organizations. This course enables a student to study policy, control, and decision-making in a specialized work environment. See advisor for student's performance requirements, assignments, and methods of evaluation prior to undertaking the internship. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005822)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (005824)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Students registering for this course should prepare a project proposal to be discussed with their faculty advisor before enrolling in the course. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005825)
Prerequisites: CSCI 111 or MINS 325 and BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
This course provides students with an in-depth exposure to business information systems and their applications. The course exposes students to issues, problems, and strategies for developing advanced business applications using object-oriented methodology. Emphasis is placed on projects that integrate diverse systems in order to manage business information. Students are expected to design, implement, and test non-trivial business applications in a small team environment. 3 hours lecture. (005820)
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 346.
An in-depth analysis of current managerial issues related to business data communications, networks, and distributed processing. The topics covered in this course directly impact the analysis, design, and implementation of management information systems for both private organizations and government. Mainstream and emerging standards, products, and protocols are examined as well as an in-depth study of the Internet Protocol. 3 hours lecture. (005829)
Prerequisites: BSIS 444, MINS 325, MINS 350.
Developing and documenting information-processing requirements. Record layout design and determination of primary and alternate file access paths. Data integrity and security considerations. Development of system test requirements and user documentation. 3 hours discussion. (005827)
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. For advanced students who wish to investigate business problems in specialized areas. Application of research methods. 3 hours supervision. (005839)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005840)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program, faculty permission.
This 3-unit course consists of a comprehensive research study and paper dealing with business policy and strategy and the integrative and international aspects of business operations, especially as they pertain to the fields of management information systems. A final written report and a public presentation of findings are both requirements of this course. Business Honors Program students must earn at least a B in this course in order to receive honors credit. Students completing Honors in the Major will enroll in this course for two semesters. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005841)
Prerequisites: MINS 235, MINS 346.
This course focuses on advanced system support issues related to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that is used in global organizations. Students learn how to provide basic systems administration support of the operating system, database, and application system software levels within a large ERP system used to support a global organization with multiple companies. Concepts, issues, current trends, decision making, and trouble shooting are addressed through a multi-layered view of the system. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. (005835)
Prerequisite: MINS 522.
This course focuses on advanced system support issues related to an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment that is used to support global organizations. Students learn how to provide advanced systems administration support of the operating system, database, and application system software levels within a large ERP system as well as the many add-ons and enhancements that these systems currently utilize. Concepts, issues, current trends, decision making, evaluation of extensions and trouble shooting are addressed through a multilayered view of the system. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. (021052)
Prerequisite: MINS 235. Open only to BADM, BSIS and MBA majors
Advanced instruction of business intelligence and data warehousing. The course covers business intelligence functionality with an emphasis on data warehouse design and development. Students demonstrate a working knowledge of business intelligence and data warehouse design development and performance management via hands on assignments and a culminating project. 3 hours lecture. (020585)
Prerequisites: MINS 235.
Study of the tasks and responsibilities of the database administrator, including configuring memory and disk space, establishing security, providing for backup and recovery, performance monitoring and tuning, and setting up client-server network capabilities. Study of advanced database design principles and techniques. Study of advanced SQL (Structured Query Language) and database management system capabilities. Application of concepts and techniques to practical database system administration environments in business. 3 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005833)
Prerequisites: MINS 346.
This course covers a broad range of information security topics. The course theme is the protection of information resources from disruption, destruction, or disaster as well as unauthorized access. The course covers controls designed to (1) protect information assets, (2) detect the loss of information, and (3) correct information loss situations. Students study the use of authentication and authorization systems, firewalls, encryption systems, redundant disk arrays, and othr tools desigend to prevent loss of information. Students also study intrusion detection systems, file-fingerprinting tools as well as other methods and controls designed to detect information loss. Finally, students study backup strategies and controls designed to ensure the recovery of lost information. Single-site redundancy as well as the use of backup data centers and redundant communications systems are studied to address the protection of user access to information resources. Risk assessments, security policies, and formal controls processes are used to apply the information learned in the course to real world scenarios. 3 hours lecture. (005832)
Prerequsites: BSIS 301, MINS 235, MINS 346.
This course provides students with an introduction to and hands-on or simulated interaction with state of the art enterprise storage strategies and systems. This course provides a background in hardware, standards and protocols used in direct attached, network attached and fibre channel data storage. The course also covers backup and recovery, business continuity and disaster recovery strategies as required by and appropriate to business. Finally, the course covers security provisions for the stored data and management issues in the data center. 3 hours discussion. (021014)
Prerequisites: MINS 346.
This course focuses on issues of planning, design, configuration, implementation, and management of large scale distributed systems. Recent standards, development, issues, methods related to the Internet are discussed in detail. Students configure a set of switches and routers to form virtual local area networks and a large scale data network. Students investigate different networking technologies such as Fast Ethernet, ATM, and Voice over IP. Students also configure DHCP, DNS, and SNMP. 3 hours lecture. (005830)
Prerequisites: MINS 350; MINS 446 (may be taken concurrently).
The study of electronic commerce and distributed business systems from the perspective of layered client server models. Development and implementation trends, issues, methods, and tools are discussed with respect to distributing data, application processes, and user services in a variety of global corporate settings. Practical use of Internet and client server technology, such as Oracle, is a major activity in the course, from both server and client design and implementation perspectives. 3 hours lecture. (005834)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (020124)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Study of policy, control, and decision-making in selected organizations, arranged and supervised by a member of the graduate faculty in close working relationship with the management of an organization. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005845)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-4.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005850)
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005855)
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