Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Information Systems

IS1050 Your Digital Life. Information Technology (IT) has fundamentally transformed our lives in numerous ways. The way we communicate, shop, access entertainment, and conduct business, have all changed. The pervasive influence of IT places an increasing burden on each of us to be more information literate and make good choices about managing our "digital lives." That is the focus of this course. Specific topics covered in the course will include: (a) How do you select a technology platform? Mac or PC? iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone? iPad or Xoom? Cloud Computing - what is it and why should we care? (b) The Networked Home: How do you design and implement a network at home? What will it mean when you can network not just your laptop but also your washer and refrigerator? (c) Apps, apps, and more apps! Reviewing some of the better apps in various domains such as travel, productivity, entertainment, and shopping; (d) Social Networking, or "Life beyond Facebook" and (e) Staying Safe - how do you protect yourself from hackers and viruses and spyware? Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 BoK:TI. Baccalaureate Competency: Information Literacy. Recent Syllabus

IS2080C Digital Technologies for Business. Information Systems (IS)-and the enabling digital technologies-constitute integral and critical resources for all aspects of a business, from operational efficiency and managerial decision making, to the implementation of transformative business strategies. Businesses spend over $1 trillion annually on technology and related information systems. This course is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of digital technologies, to understand business opportunities created by digital technologies, and to gain awareness of how organizations leverage digital technologies to improve organizational processes and enhance related business strategies. The course also has a hands-on component-students will develop specific competencies in using spreadsheet, database, and web development tools to make informed business and financial decisions. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 BoK:TI. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy.  Recent Syllabus

IS2090 Web Development with .Net  This course introduces students to application development. Students will use Microsoft's Visual Studio, ASP.Net and the C# language to develop both stand alone and web-based applications. As part of the course, students will build a functional, data-driven web site. Students will also learn the basics of programming for both traditional (structured programming) and event-driven applications (object-oriented programming). Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy.

IS3020 Systems Analysis and Design. This course covers two of the main approaches to analyzing and designing an information system. With Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), students will learn to model a technology-agnostic process, with the focus on a series of tasks, events, and structural controls. With Unified Modeling Language (UML), students will learn the Object-Oriented approach to systems analysis and design. Specifically, they will be exposed to three models: Use Case Diagrams - to represent the functional view of a system; Class Diagrams - to model the structural view, and Sequence Diagrams - to represent the interaction view. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy.  Recent Syllabus

IS3030 Database Design and Tools. As data becomes an increasingly vital organizational resource, database systems have also become more and more important for organizations. This course examines both managerial and technical issues in database design. Through a series of lectures, mini-case studies, discussions, and workshops, students will learn core principles and techniques for conceptual data modeling and logical database design, including Entity-Relationship modeling and SQL. The course also includes computer lab sessions, where students will get hands-on experience with a DBMS such as Oracle. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:4 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Knowledge Integration. Recent Syllabus

IS3040. IT Architecture and Networking. This course is designed as a technical introduction to the inner workings of modern computer systems. It introduces students to the building blocks of IS/IT Architecture - hardware, software, data formats, and communication channels - and their role in an information system. The course also introduces basic networking concepts, including the OSI model, and standard network topologies and protocols. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 Prereq: See your college advisor for details. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy. Recent Syllabus

IS3050.  Web Development with .Net.  Introduces students to application development using HTML, CSS, Microsoft's Visual Studio, ASP.Net and the C# language to develop both stand alone and web-based applications. As part of the course, students will build a functional, data-driven web site and also learn the basics of programming for both traditional (structured programming) and event-driven applications (object-oriented programming).  Recent Syllabus

IS4010 Application Development with Java. This course introduces students to Object Oriented Programming using Sun's Java language and Java 6 Enterprise Edition development platform. The course will utilize Java Beans, JDBC, and other components in the development of applications. Students will use the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment to create their applications. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Knowledge Integration. Recent Syllabus

IS4030 Business Intelligence. The course introduces concepts in Business Intelligence, and its application to support business competition. It covers topics such as data warehousing, dimensional modeling, on-line analytic processing (OLAP), and data mining. Data warehouses are created to store (archive) data from operational information systems so that it can be easily accessed. Students will learn about the design, development, and operation of data warehouses. The course will also cover OLAP and data mining, which are the most commonly used techniques for generating business intelligence (knowledge) from data warehouses. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Social Responsibility. Recent Syllabus

IS5050 IS Project. This course focuses on the development and implementation of IS projects. The main objective is to gather requirements, design, develop, implement, and document an information system whose project is either sponsored by a local firm or self-developed web-based business solution. A framework and a methodology for deploying an end-to-end information systems will be covered and discussed via hands-on experiential learning. Students are expected to rigorously apply their knowledge accrued from programming, business process modeling, and database management at the very least. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:3 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Knowledge Integration.

IS5093 Special Topics in Information Systems. Contemporary topics in Information Systems will be discussed in this course. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:1 - 6 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS5099 Independent Study in Information Systems. This is a self-managed course during which a student independently pursues topics and/or completes a project of personal interest within Information Systems. The student must obtain a faculty supervisor and permission from the Department Head prior to registration. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:1 - 6 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. 

IS5130 Data Management. This course provides an introduction to the use and design of databases to store, manipulate and query data. The course introduces the structured query language (SQL) used to manage data. Students who complete this course should understand how to use SQL for basic data manipulation and queries. IS5130 is the undergraduate-course equivalent of IS6030. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:2 Baccalaureate Competency: Critical Thinking. Recent Syllabus

IS6030 Data Management. This course provides an introduction to the use and design of databases to store, manipulate and query data. The course introduces the structured query language (SQL) used to manage data. Students who complete this course should understand how to use SQL for basic data manipulation and queries. This course is intended for users of existing databases to extract needed information and should not be taken by MSIS students or those students who wish to learn detailed database design techniques. Credit Level: G Credit Hrs:2 Recent Syllabus

IS7011 Information and Technology Management. This course employs the case method to discuss the managerial and strategic implications of the use of Information Systems in organizations. The course starts with a review of concepts related to Information Technology in the realm of networking, databases, application development, and architecture. Next, it examines the value of Information Technology in modern organizations. Finally, multiple cases are discussed, covering themes like Enterprise Resource Planning, Digital Convergence, e-Marketing and Social Media, Disruptive Innovations, Virtual Teams, and IT Resources and Capabilities. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Recent Syllabus

IS7012 Web Development with .Net  This course is an introduction to the development of web-based applications, using Microsoft's Visual Studio and covering ASP.Net using Visual C#. Students will be expected to develop a simple web application that incorporates these technologies. Students will learn how to integrate the frontend (web site) with the back end (database) of an application. The course will cover the implementation of navigational structures, input and validation controls, and data controls in web applications. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS7020 Process Modeling. There is no activity more fundamental to the field of information systems (IS) than the analysis, design, and development of systems. In this course, students will learn to analyze and document the requirements for a system, using two distinct approaches to process modeling. The first of these is BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) - a technique that is quickly becoming the standard for business process modeling. The second is an Object Oriented approach, using UML (Unified Modeling Language) - specifically, students will learn to draw use case diagrams, class diagrams, and sequence diagrams. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

IS7024 XML and Web Services. This course introduces the concept of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and its two main components - web services and XML. First, the course covers the structure of XML files, including XML Schemas and namespaces. Next, techniques to transform (XSLT) and extract information from XML files (XPATH) are presented. Finally, the main components of Web Services, such as WSDL and SOAP, are discussed. The course uses Visual Studio 20008, Visual C#, ASP .Net, and Windows Communication Foundation as a way for students to practice the concepts discussed in the lectures. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.   Recent Syllabus

IS7030 Data Modeling. This course provides in-depth coverage of the principles of data modeling. Starting at the highest level of abstraction, the data requirements culled out from user requirements specification are rendered as a conceptual data model using Entity-relationship modeling grammar. Students then learn how to map the conceptual model to the logical tier using relational modeling grammar, in preparation for the ultimate database design. Workshop sessions are included to provide students hands-on modeling opportunities. A basic introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) is also included. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Recent Syllabus

IS7031 Database Modeling and Design for Healthcare. This course teaches students principles of data modeling and database design. Students gain hands-on experience data modeling, designing and developing a database for a health scenario. Students gain experience with a querying language such as structured query language (SQL). Credit Level:G Credit Hrs: 3    Recent Syllabus

IS7032 Database Design. This course provides in-depth coverage of the principles of database design. It is a follow on to IS 7030. Having learned to develop relational data models in the first course, students start this course with concepts related to validating and revising the database design using normalization theory. This is followed by relational algebra and structured query language (SQL) for data definition (DDL), data manipulation (DML), data control (DCL), and deeper level of data querying (DQL) for the implementation of the database design. Finally, higher level normalization concepts are introduced. Workshop and laboratory sessions are included to provide hands-on learning experience in normalization procedures and SQL. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus     

IS7033 Introduction to Statistics, Health Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. This is a two-part course. The first part introduces students to key introductory statistical approaches, applying those approaches to health and healthcare data. Qualitative and quantitative analytic methods, evaluation and research design are introduced. In the second part, students learn best practices of strategically managing large amounts of healthcare data. Data warehousing principles and concepts are taught. Students design a data warehouse relevant to a health or healthcare scenario and learn online analytic processing and data mining. Topics such as enterprise data architecture, data integration and data management are introduced. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:3  Recent Syllabus

IS7034 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. This course is designed for the comprehensive learning of data warehousing technology for business intelligence. Data warehouses are used to store (archive) data from operational information systems. Data warehouses are useful in generating valuable control and decision-support business intelligence for many organizations in adjusting to their competitive environment. This course will introduce students to the design, development and operation of data warehouses. Students will apply and integrate the data warehousing and business intelligence knowledge learned in this course in leading software packages. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: IS6030 OR IS7032. Recent Syllabus

IS7036 Data Mining for Business Intelligence. This course is designed for the in-depth learning of data-mining knowledge and techniques in the context of business intelligence. The topics include association rules, classification, clustering and text mining. Students will apply and integrate the business intelligence knowledge learned in this course in leading software packages. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: IS6030 OR IS7032. Recent Syllabus

IS7038 Managing Business Intelligence Projects. This course discusses key concepts in the management of Business Intelligence Projects. Using the Systems Development Life Cycle as an organizing framework, and a case discussion based pedagogy, students are exposed to the major challenges in justifying BI projects, eliciting user requirements, selecting the right tools and technologies, and implementing the final solution. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.      Recent Syllabus

IS7042 Network Design. This course introduces students to the design, implementation and management of networks and inter-networks. It examines architectures of computer networks that support distributed applications. Specific topics covered include: WANs, LANs, Wireless Networks, TCP/IP, and the 7 layers of the OSI model. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

IS7050 ERP 1. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems are large, cross-functional systems designed to promote integration among the various business areas. While there are many ERP systems, SAP has, by far, the highest market share. An important step in implementing SAP is configuration, which involves selecting options in SAP to align with the specific requirements of the business. This course is a hands-on introduction to SAP configuration. Specifically, students will go through the process of setting up a small trading company on SAP, including setting up the organization structures, master data, and rules; and processing transactions to test the setup. The course covers three SAP modules - FI, MM, and SD. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.   Recent Syllabus

IS7052 ERP 2. This course is a follow on to IS 7050. Students will continue their study of SAP configuration, focusing on the CO and PP Modules. Specifically, students will set up the organization structures, master data, and rules needed to run a manufacturing company on SAP, and process transactions to test the setup. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

IS7060 IS Project Management. This course focuses on the management of IS projects, although many of the concepts examined also apply to other projects. Planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling projects require traditional management skills as well as an understanding of specific project management tools and techniques. This course starts with an overview of project management concepts. It then discusses project planning, monitoring, and controlling. It also covers the politics of projects, project staff, and teamwork issues. The Project Management Institute's "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge," along with current research and management trends related to IS project management, provide the framework for the material covered in this class. The course uses Microsoft Project for hands-on exercises. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2  Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

IS7090 Industry Practicum 1. This course is associated with the required experiential component of the MS-IS program. There are two ways to complete this course successfully. The first is to do a co-op/internship in a pertinent area, such as ERP, applications, databases, business intelligence, and IT architecture. Most fulltime students are expected to pursue this option. Part-time students, and a very small number of full-time students, can choose the second option -- to complete a project, identified by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor, that utilizes some of the tools and techniques covered in the MS-IS. This project must have direct application to either the student's company or to a non-profit organization of the student's choice. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS7092 Industry Practicum 2. This course is associated with the experiential component of the MS-IS program. It is a follow on to IS 7090. The purpose of this course is to allow students to engage in longer and more complex projects (whether as part of a co-op/internship, or an independent project) that go beyond the scope of a single course (IS 7090). Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:1 - 3 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8010 Advanced Java. This course serves as an introduction to web application development, using Sun's Java Enterprise Edition 5 development platform. Students are introduced to the n-tier model of application development. Topics covered in the course include: Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java Persistence API (JPA), servlets, and Java Server Pages (JSP). In addition, students will use Java to develop web services as well as clients that consume the services. A basic knowledge of Java is a pre-requisite for the course. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.    

IS8012 Advanced Web Development with .Net  This course is a follow on to IS 7012 and uses the .Net framework introduced in that course to explore advanced topics. Specific topics covered in the course include: advanced programming techniques in C# to manipulate classes and tables, the creation and use of AJAX controls in .Net web applications, Dynamic Data web sites, and the MVC framework, including how to create a database-bound web application following the MVC pattern. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Recent Syllabus

IS8020 Advanced Process Modeling. This course is a follow on to IS 7020. It covers advanced techniques in systems analysis and design such as: using design patterns, packaging and deployment, and Model-Driven Architecture. In addition, students are introduced to a state-of -the-art Process Management Software Suite such as Bluespring. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8024 Advanced XML and Web Services. This course uses the concepts originally introduced in IS 7024 to explore advanced topics such as the WS-* specifications, RESTful services, and Windows Communication Foundation. The WS-* standards allow for additional information to be passed in the web service envelope, assuring that the management of components such as authentication and transport can be implemented. RESTful services are static services that do not employ SOAP as a transport mechanism. Finally, Windows Communication Foundation is part of the structure provided by Microsoft to manage web services in both intra- and inter-organizational settings. The course uses Visual Studio 20008, Visual C#, ASP .Net, and Windows Communication Foundation as a way for students to practice the concepts discussed in the lectures. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8026 SharePoint Development. This course builds proficiency in the most widespread content management system on the market, Microsoft's SharePoint. Students will be exposed to the main components of the SharePoint platform and best practices for SharePoint management. They will learn techniques for customizing and refining SharePoint sites, including the development of new applications using C# and the .Net framework. The course uses Visual Studio 2008 and SharePoint Server to implement the concepts discussed in the lectures. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8032 Advanced Data Management. The focus of this course is on database implementation and administration. Topics covered include: conceptual data model validation, reverse engineering, physical database design, enforcement of procedural constraints via stored procedures and database triggers, data and database administration, transaction processing and concurrency control, security, integrity, backup and recovery, and client/server and distributed databases. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8034 Big Data Integration. This course presents an overview of the principles of data integration, the fundamental basis for developing useful and flexible business intelligence platforms. Modern data integration needs differ from traditional approaches in four main dimensions that parallel differences between big data and traditional data: volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details. Recent Syllabus

IS8040 Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise Architecture represents the structure and operation of an organization to effectively and efficiently achieve its current and future business objectives. This course is designed to expose the student to the elements of Enterprise Architecture and to the roles and necessary skills required by the Enterprise Architect. It is a combination of theory and the practical, but the emphasis and focus will be on the practical. The problems addressed are real-world problems currently faced by organizations. Credit Level:U Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See advisor for details. Recent Syllabus

IS8044 IS Security. This course is an overview of the field of Information Security, Privacy, and Assurance. It introduces students to the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. Topics covered in the course include: inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses, and an overview of the Information Security Planning and Staffing functions. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

IS8050 Introduction to ABAP. This course introduces students to basic technical skills in SAP, including ABAP. Specific topics covered will include: an overview of SAP Architecture, Object Navigator, ABAP Dictionary, ABAP Editor, ABAP Debugger, Traces, and Output Management. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Prereq: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

IS8054 SAP Solution Manager. This course introduces students to Solution Manager, SAP's service and support platform designed to assist in efficient and effective implementation, support, and management of SAP solutions. Students will be expected to complete a simple project in Solution Manager, spanning the life cycle from definition and documentation of customer requirements to final testing and implementation. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8056 SAP TERP-10 Certification. This course is designed to prepare you to take the SAP Certified Business Associate certification exam (TERP-10). The course will cover the organization structures, master data, and business processes used in the following modules - Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Human Capital Management, Procurement, Inventory Management, Material Planning, Manufacturing Execution, Plant Maintenance, Customer Service, Lifecycle Data Management, Sales Order Management, Program & Project Management, and Strategic Enterprise Management. At the end of this course, all students are expected to appear for the TERP-10 Certification Exam. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8060 IT Auditing. Information systems are embedded in all aspects of an organization's operations. Thus, the need to assess the risks and evaluate the controls over these systems is becoming increasingly vital to the organization, its customers, and society at large. This course acquaints students with tools and techniques to determine whether an organization's information systems are adequately protected, monitored, and have controls in place to meet legal requirements. Students will also learn how to build adequate controls in the systems they develop. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8062 IT Service Management. This course aims provides students with an understanding of the ITIL framework and itsrelevance in business environments. ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) provides a comprehensive and consistent set of best practices for IT service management, promoting a quality approach to achieving business effectiveness and efficiency in the use of information systems. It is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS8064 CIO Forum As an IS professional, the ultimate accomplishment is often to become the CIO of a major corporation.  In this course CIOs and their associates will share their perspectives on what makes a successful CIO in an enterprise. A particular focus of the course will be strategic and operational aspects of a CIO's job. Time will be spent on the challenges, opportunities, environmental factors, organizational dynamics and other aspects that are incorporated as part of the CIOs leadership and operational responsibilities. Students will also be educated on how practices and approaches differ based on leadership styles, company operating principles, corporate culture, and inherent aspects of industry segments. The course will include presentations by various CIOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs and partner company leaders that comprise the ecosystem of the larger operating framework.  The course will also address IT Career Perspectives from the viewpoint of industry thought leaders.  How did successful CIOs get there?  What are some of the career choices they made, and why? It is an opportunity for students to learn from senior executives, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice in IT management.  Recent Syllabus

IS8070 Special Topics in IS. This course is used to explore topics of current interest in the IS domain, that do not fall within the scope of any of the regularly scheduled courses. By the very nature of the course, specific topics covered will vary with each offering. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:1 - 2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.  Recent Syllabus

IS8080 Independent Study in IS. This course allows a student to work with a faculty member on an individual study in a topic of interest to the student. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:1 - 4 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS9050 IS research colloquium. The purpose of this course is to expose Ph.D. students in IS to the broad research environment through different types of opportunities (e.g., research seminars in IS as well as other business domains, brown-bag sessions of research-in-progress presentations, talks by invited research scholars, selected research assignments) Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:2 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS9070 PhD Independent Study in Information Systems. This is a self-managed course during which student independently pursues topics and/or completes a project of personal interest within this subject area. Student must obtain a faculty supervisor and appropriate prior to registration. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:1 - 6 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS9071 PhD Research in Information Systems. This is a variable credit course reflecting research activity for pre-comprehensive exam students. Students in their first and second years of doctoral study will accumulate IS9071 credits as they progress in their doctoral studies. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:1 - 15 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details.

IS9091 PhD Dissertation Research in Information Systems. This is a variable credit course reflecting a doctoral student's engagement in dissertation research and progress toward completion of the dissertation. Doctoral students will accumulate a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of dissertation credit in order to be eligible for graduation. Credit Level:G Credit Hrs:1 - 15 Pre-req: See your college advisor for details