Information systems management
Courses in information systems management (designated IFSM) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward
- the general education requirement in computing;
- a major in information systems management, digital media and Web technology, or cybersecurity;
- a minor in cybersecurity or information systems management
- an AA general studies with computer studies curriculum; and
IFSM 201 Concepts and Applications of Information Technology (3)
(Access to a standard office productivity package, i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software, required.) A practical application of information technology for personal and professional productivity. The objective is to use technology appropriately and fluently to organize, analyze, and communicate information. Topics include hardware, software, office applications, information security and ethics, and the Internet. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 301, CAPP 101, CAPP 300, CMST 300, IFSM 201, or TMGT 201.
IFSM 300 Information Systems in Organizations (3)
(Access to Microsoft Office Professional required.) Prerequisite: IFSM 201. An overview of information systems and how they provide value by supporting organizational objectives. The goal is to analyze business strategies to recognize how technology solutions enable strategic outcomes and to identify information system requirements by analyzing business processes. Discussion covers concepts of business processes and alignment of information systems solutions to strategic goals.
IFSM 301 Foundations of Enterprise and Information Systems (3)
Prerequisite: IFSM 300 and CMIS 102. A basic study of information systems. The goal is to apply information technology best practices and methodologies to identify and evaluate enterprise solutions for the best fit for organizational strategic outcomes.
IFSM 304 Ethics in Information Technology (3)
Recommended: IFSM 201. A comprehensive study of ethics and of personal and organizational ethical decision making in the use of information systems in a global environment. The aim is to identify ethical issues raised by existing and emerging technologies, apply a structured framework to analyze risk and decision alternatives, and understand the impact of personal ethics and organizational values on an ethical workplace.
IFSM 310 Software and Hardware Infrastructure Concepts (3)
Prerequisite: IFSM 301. A study of the hardware, software, and network components of computer systems and their interrelationships. The objective is to select appropriate components for organizational infrastructures. Discussion covers the application of system development life cycle methodology to build secure integrated systems that meet business requirements. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIS 270, CMIS 310, CMSC 311, or IFSM 310.
IFSM 311 Enterprise Architecture and Systems (3)
Prerequisite: IFSM 301. A study of enterprise architecture and frameworks, including the transition of current business processes and functional systems to an enterprise solution. The aim is to analyze how enterprise architecture and resulting enterprise systems support an organizations ability to adapt and respond to a continually changing business and competitive environment.
IFSM 370 Telecommunications in Information Systems (3)
(Formerly CSIA 302.) Prerequisite: CSIA 301 or IFSM 300. An introduction to telecommunication infrastructure. The goal is to plan, analyze, and design a secure telecommunication infrastructure that meets business needs and protects information assets. Topics include cybersecurity, data communication protocols and standards, networks, and trends in telecommunications. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CSIA 302, CMIS 370, CMSC 370, or IFSM 450.
IFSM 432 Business Continuity Planning (3)
Prerequisite: IFSM 311. An analysis of the requirements for business continuity and disaster recovery planning related to mission critical business information systems. The goal is to assess the risk to continuity of business processes, develop a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan according to industry standards and best practices, and develop a test plan. Topics include risk assessment and organizational requirements for maintaining systems. A group project is designed to produce and validate a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: IFSM 432 or IFSM 498N.
IFSM 433 Information Security Planning and Needs Assessment (3)
Prerequisite: IFSM 301. In-depth practice in developing an information security plan that documents security solutions for an enterprise business application. The aim is to analyze a business environment to assess information security risks, identify security requirements and controls to address threats and vulnerabilities and conduct appropriate evaluation and cost-benefit analysis, and develop a comprehensive information security plan. Topics include the identification of security requirements based on business needs; key domains based on industry-accepted standards and best practices, including standard National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) frameworks; the roles and responsibilities of the ISSM (information systems security manager) and the ISSO (information systems security officer); and the need for ongoing monitoring and updating of information security plans to address new vulnerabilities and emerging threats. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CSIA 303, IFSM 430, IFSM 433, or IFSM 498N.
IFSM 438 Information Systems Project Management (3)
Prerequisite: IFSM 300. A practical application of project management principles and procedures. The objective is to manage and control IT projects in alignment with organizational strategic goals and within resource constraints and to manage high-performing project teams to implement IT solutions. Topics include the development, control, and execution of plans to manage information systems projects as part of a team and the use of Microsoft Project to develop project schedules and related components. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 487, IFSM 438, or TMGT 430.
IFSM 461 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
Prerequisite: CMIS 320, IFSM 311, and IFSM 438. A project-driven study of tools and techniques for translating business requirements into operational systems. The goal is to plan, build, and maintain systems that meet organizational strategic goals by applying enterprise architecture and enterprise governance principles and practices. Topics include processes and system development life cycle methodologies, data modeling methods, and the importance of stakeholder involvement. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: IFSM 436, IFSM 460, and IFSM 461.
Last updated: 22 February 2013