MIS 120 : Information Systems Environment

Prerequisit: CIS 103
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of the status of information technology infrastructure in Jordan and to relate it to the principles and various approaches of managing information technology at the national level. The course addresses topics covering: IT governance; business and government initiatives and achievements; e-government; legislations relating to IT and information access; IT strategies, plans and policies; IT business and how to "manage" information technology in the business world; factors impacting the success of new computing and communications products and services in business and other application areas; the advantages and consequences of networking and its local implementations.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 220 : Management Of Technology Innovation

Prerequisit: BA 101 & MIS 250A
Co-req: N/A
Description: The objective of this course is to provide comprehensive frameworks for businesses based on technology innovation, and provide an overview of its relations with business transactions. Topics to be covered include: competitive and economic value added, building and maintaining an organization based on creativity, innovation strategies, developing and utilizing strategic thinking, and product development processes and practices.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 241 : Principles of Operations Research

Prerequisit: MATH 141
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to introduce the students to the basic concepts of operations research, and evaluating the different operation research models while stressing on the importance, need and role of operations research in improving the competitive position of business organizations. Topics to be covered include: operation research methodology in problem solving, the role of quantitative analysis in the decision making process, linear programming, transportation and assignment, forecasting models, project scheduling like (PRT,CPM), inventory models, and queuing models. In addition, the students will use the lab to apply some of the concepts covered in the lectures.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 250A : Electronic Commerce

Prerequisit: CIS 104
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to examine critical information technologies that provide the basis for electronic commerce, and their application in a variety of sectors and industries. Topics to be covered include: business opportunities, challenges, Ecommerce strategies, business and technical implications of e-commerce architectures, competitive advantage, current and emerging technologies, pricing, distribution channels, promotion, and advertising. Students will use the lab to apply some of the concepts covered in the lectures.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 310 : Programming for Management Information Systems

Prerequisit: CS 101
Co-req: MIS 312
Description: The main objective of this course is to enhance students capabilities for writing high quality programs. Students will learn how to write programs and develop interactive business applications programs using visual-based programming environment on the Internet. Topics to be covered include: Program development, working with form properties, adding controls to a form, mutable forms, creating users interface, creating menus, creating executable files, and distributing Windows applications. This course is supplemented by practical components covered in MIS 312)
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 312 : Programming for Management Iformation Systems Lab

Prerequisit: N/A
Co-req: MIS 310
Description: This course is intended to complement MIS 310 to have students apply the concepts covered in that course by using a high level visual-based programming language, through a set of laboratory experiments which will provide hands-on experience in the related topics.
Credit Hours: 1

MIS 360 : Systems Analysis and Design

Prerequisit: MIS 310 & CIS 260
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to provide students with an overall foundation of systems analysis and design to effectively and efficiently design and implement system. Topics to be covered include: system development tools, cost benefit analysis, prototyping, alternate system design strategies, designing human interface, software development life cycle, rapid application development and CASE tools, systems planning and selection, system analysis, system design, and system implementation and operation. For practical applications, the students will use some tools and apply some of the concepts covered in lectures.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 361 : Software Project Management

Prerequisit: MIS 360 or CIS 240
Co-req: MIS 362
Description: The main objective of this course is to provide students with the principles of managing the development of software projects, from requirements definition to successful delivery. Topics to be covered include: key generic project management concepts and , techniques, projects planning , WBS development, projects tracking, and effective management of software projects. This course is supplemented by practical components covered in MIS 362)
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 362 : Software Project Mangment Lab

Prerequisit: N/A
Co-req: MIS 361
Description: This course is intended to complement MIS 361 by providing students with hands-on experience in the related topics. Students will gain practical experience with tools used in project management such as Microsoft Project, COCOMO, and Monte Carlo Simulate, while working as part of a project team.
Credit Hours: 1

MIS 380 : Business Databases

Prerequisit: CIS 260
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to provide students with the skills needed to apply the database theory in business enterprises; it presents variety of cases of business databases. Topics to be covered include: the need and the role of databases in an organization, database administration and tools, Internet technology and databases concurrency and recovery, and security measures. In addition, the students will use the lab to apply some of the concepts covered in the lectures using Oracle or SQL.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 381 : Production Information Systems

Prerequisit: MIS 241
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to provide students with an overall understanding of how computers are being applied in production ( in both the physical systems of the organization and its conceptual system). Topics to be covered include: production control systems’ analysis such as inventory systems, MRP and JIT, monitoring the production function practically by means of networked data collection terminals and how systems like CAD, CAM,CUM, etc help to optimize the production process.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 421 : Legal Issues In Information Mangment

Prerequisit: MIS 120 & MIS 250A
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the legal concepts, legislation, and laws related to the information systems. Topics to be covered include: interaction between information management and law; rights and responsibilities of those involved or affected, copyright, confidential information, freedom of speech and information privacy
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 460 : Control and Security of Systems

Prerequisit: MIS 360
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamental framework for network security, and the nature of the security issues involved in modern information systems. Topics to be covered include: protection, access control, distributed access control, applied cryptography in IS, network security, illustration of case studies from real-world systems, cryptographic protocols, privacy and anonymity, analyzing business information systems to detect problems and weaknesses.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 461 : Managing for Quality Improvement

Prerequisit: MIS 360
Co-req: N/A
Description: The main objective of this course is to present modern methods for achieving high quality software and familiarize students with the operational aspect of quality improvement in organizations. Topics to be covered include: importance of process definition, measurement and continuous improvement, developing thorough statistical process control, Total Quality Management, and the difficulties in implementing quality efforts in organizations.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 480 : Decision Support Systems

Prerequisit: MIS 421 & PAD 470
Co-req: MIS 485
Description: The main objective of this course is to foster a comprehensive understanding of the decision support system (DSS), while stressing on the important role these systems play in business today. Topics to be covered include: decision making process, modeling analyzing and developing DSS, Artificial Intelligence concepts (including intelligent systems), case-based reasoning, expert systems, rule-based systems, machine learning methods, data mining, and neural networks. This course is supplemented by practical components covered in MIS 485).
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 481 : Financial Information Systems

Prerequisit: MIS 250A
Co-req: N/A
Description: The objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts of financial systems, while focusing on how technology is both a driver of change as well as the vehicle for their implementation Topics to be covered include: contribution of internal auditors, external auditor, and marketing researchers to develop computerized financial systems, long-rang forecasting and its position in the MIS framework, design and analysis of financial information systems in terms of money flow.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 482 : Marketing Information Systems

Prerequisit: MIS 250A
Co-req: N/A
Description: The objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts of marketing information systems, and examines the practices, strategies, and managerial problems unique to marketing and distribution of products and services to the buyers. Topics to be covered include: analysis and design of marketing information systems, designing and developing marketing intelligence subsystem, marketing communication subsystem, and types and features of the marketing information systems. Students will work on case studies of the Marketing Information Systems of large organization to see how some of the concepts covered in the lectures are being applied.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 485 : Decision Support System Lab

Prerequisit: N/A
Co-req: MIS480
Description: This course is intended to complement MIS 480 to have students apply the concepts covered in that course, and provide them with a practical understanding of the key technical and managerial issues in the effective design, development, use, and evaluation of the Decision Support Systems (DSS). Laboratory experiments will cover the decision making process, modeling and analysis of developing DSS.
Credit Hours: 1

MIS 492 : Special Topics

Prerequisit: MIS 360
Co-req: N/A
Description: The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth study of current topics in information management systems that are not covered in any other course and approved by the department.
Credit Hours: 3

MIS 499A : Project

Prerequisit: MIS 360
Co-req: N/A
Description: The objective of this course is to have students deliver projects for a client-business firm or other organization. Students work with their clients, perform an analysis, provide design alternatives, evaluate alternatives, develop and demonstrate a working computerized model of a part of the system, prepare a recommendation and make a formal presentation to the client.
Credit Hours: 3

MATH 141 : Applied Math For Information System

Prerequisit: MATH 101
Co-req: N/A
Description: The objective of this course is to expose students to the different mathematical applications used in information systems. Topics to be covered include: Logic, and Boolean algebra, arithmetic progressions, compounding and percentage with applications on time series, matrix basics, linear systems and their applications, matrix operations, linear functions such as slope, intercept, and graphing, The course covers examples, applications and case studies in information systems.
Credit Hours: 3
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