ISEM 501 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Principles (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: None (This course is designed for the student that does not have a CS or IT background.)

Description: This course provides the basic background in the rapidly advancing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).  It offers a rigorous overview of the current, as well as emerging, ICT building blocks that enable and drive modern enterprises.  The first part of the course introduces the student to the key building blocks (enterprise applications, computing platforms, databases, and networks) of the modern IT infrastructure.  The emphasis is on the Internet, broadband wired and wireless networks, classical Web, Semantic Web, XML, Web 2.0, social networking, and mobile computing.  The second part of the course introduces the student to the main aspects of software development processes through hands-on projects.  Basic software concepts are explored within this context by developing simple web sites using HTML and then using JavaScript, Java applets and XML to introduce more sophisticated features.  The student has an opportunity to learn database technologies and run simple database queries using SQL.

 

CISC 510 Object-Oriented Software (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree in Computer and Information Sciences with a concentration in  
Software Engineering and Systems Analysis or the equivalent.

Description: This course develops fluency in object-oriented design.  The student studies semantics of object-oriented languages, strengths and limitations of the object-oriented approach, processes that can lead to good design outcomes, graphical and textual representations for design including UML, common problems and some of the patterns that can solve them, and refactoring utilizing modern IDEs.  The student develops an ability to read and critique designs, and to clearly present and advocate design ideas.

 

ISEM 502 User-Centered Design (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: None

Description: A high level of end-user and client involvement is absolutely critical in creating usable and effective software and technology that attracts audiences and/or generates revenue.  User- centered design (UCD) describes an approach to business analysis and technology development that demands user interaction and user feedback in all stages of the development lifecycle.  The UCD process involves a collection of activities and techniques that can be used to create the more usable, intuitive, and effective technology possible.  This course covers the full range of UCD methods and demonstrates the importance of these techniques in designing and building interactive technology, focusing mostly on software applications.

 

ISEM 530 Analysis and Design of Modern Information Systems (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ISEM 500

Description: This course prepares the student to analyze business information systems and to build models and logical designs that can be later implemented.  The emphasis is on the business processes and business requirements needed to build conceptual models that help in analysis of business requirements.  
 This course prepares the student to design complex systems and build applied designs and architectures.

 

ISEM 565 Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ISEM 500

Description: Modern “electronically enabled” enterprises rely increasingly on knowledge that needs to be managed and processed through a variety of intelligent tools.  This course covers business intelligence and knowledge management in modern enterprises and discusses how the decision support and expert systems tools can be used for effective decision making in organizations.

 

LTMS 531 Designing Serious Games and Simulations (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: LTMS 500

Description: This course focuses on applying game and simulation design strategies to increase context, motivation, engagement and learning outcomes.  Character development, narrative, user interface, game play, game balancing, principles of level design and feedback in games and simulations are applied as the student designs a game or simulation to achieve a learning goal.  The differences and similarities between game and simulation concepts, genres and worlds are examined, in addition to game and simulation intricacies for specific groups and game production and management.

 

ISEM 540 Enterprise Architecture and Integration (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ISEM 500

Description: Modern digital enterprises are characterized by increased automation, mobile services, extended B2B operations with global business partners, and on-demand business services.  This course presents a ‘systems’ perspective based on service oriented architecture (SOA) that combines processes, people and technologies, and highlights the role of information and communication technologies, enterprise models, and emerging SOA standards to develop flexible and integrated business architectures.

 

MGMT 510 Business Strategy and Management Principles (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: None

Description: This course introduces the basic concepts of business strategy and management principles of planning, organizing, staffing, developing, and monitoring/control.  The context is global markets and their impact on business strategies and managerial processes.  The course explores the best practices in global strategic management, organizational design, human resource processes, and organizational behavior.

 

ANLY 500 Analytics I: Principles and Applications (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: MATH 220 and 280

Corequisites: ANLY 502

Description: This course covers the core concepts and applications of analytics in different domains.  The student is introduced to the main concepts and tools of analytics (e.g., data querying and reporting, data access and management, data cleaning, statistical programming, data mining introduction, relational databases, and statistical analysis of databases).  The student is also introduced to the emerging topics in data sciences such as Big Data, Smart (Semantic) Data, data modeling, and data visualization.  The student then applies the principles of analytics/data sciences to different domains such as health, education, public safety, public welfare, transportation, and other public and private sectors.  The student is then encouraged to apply the concepts to a domain of interest.

 

MGMT 511 Digital and Global Enterprises (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: MGMT 510

Description: Modern enterprises are globally dispersed organizations where nearly all significant business processes and relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees are digitally-enabled and key corporate assets are managed through digital means.  Such organizations merge the concepts traditionally discussed in ecommerce, ebusiness and egovernment.  This course introduces the organizational and operational aspects of such organizations and highlights the role of managing such organizations.  Topics include organizational structure and design, learning and agile organizations, and operational concerns such as management of supply chains and B2B trade at a global level.

 

PMGT 510 Principles of Project Management (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: None

Description: This course introduces the student to the variety of skills and roles of the project manager.  The student is introduced to the techniques of project management from setting goals and objectives through managing the selection of support products and procurement.

 

GRAD 695 Research Methodology and Writing (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: Completion of at least 18 graduate semester hours; must be taken prior to GRAD 699

Description: This course guides the student to develop and finalize a selected research problem and to construct a proposal that effectively establishes the basis for either writing a thesis or launching an experiential capstone project.  The course provides an overview of strategies for effective problem investigation and solution proposal.  Research methodology is studies and applied as part of suggesting a solution to a problem.  Writing and formatting techniques are also explored and applied as a communication tool for cataloging the investigation and recommending the solution.

 

ISEM 699 Applied Project in ISEM (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: GRAD 695 and permission of instructor

Description: This course allows the student to pursue an area of interest that is within the broad scope of ISEM.  A faculty member will supervise this study.

 

GRAD 699 Graduate Thesis (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: GRAD 695 and the permission of instructor

Description: In consultation with the advisor, the student conducts research designed in GRAD 695 to address a problem as identified in the solution proposal.