Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences (ISQS)

 

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2000 LEVEL COURSE


2340. [BCIS 1305, 1405] Introduction to Information Systems in Business (3). Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in any college-level math course and a minimum cumulative 2.75 Texas Tech GPA. Survey of computer principles, procedures, hardware systems.

 

3000 LEVEL COURSES


3344. Introduction to Production and Operations Management (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ISQS 2340; MATH 2300 or 2345; minimum cumulative 2.75 Texas Tech GPA. An overview of the production and operations function in organizations with examples of the application of computer and quantitative skills to management problems. Both design and operating problems are discussed. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.

3345. Object Oriented Systems (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 3346 A basic course in the design and creation of object-oriented programs, currently in Java.

3346. Internet Programming (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 2340. Internet programming using PHP, Python, .NET, Ruby, and/or any other advanced web application techniques of interest to the industry.

3348. Data Base Management Systems (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 2340. Basic concepts of data base management systems; recent developments in the area of data base systems. Students develop a prototype data base application of their own.

3349. Introduction to Data Communication Systems (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 2340. Hands-on course introducing students to computer-to-computer communications technologies and the Linux operating systems.

3351. Telecommunications Security Using Linux (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 3349. An advanced hands-on course in securing computer networks. F.

3358. Business Intelligence (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ISQS 3346 and 3348. Introductory course to a broad range of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, and providing access to data to help make business decisions.

3360. Telecommunications Securities Theory (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 3349. A lecture/discussion course analyzing the basics of telecommunications theory. Best if taken concurrently with ISQS 3351. F.

 

4000 LEVEL COURSES


4345. Android Development (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 3345. Focuses on the development of mobile Android applications.

4348. Systems Analysis (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 3348. Methods for analyzing information needs and specifying application system requirements, the development life cycle and the life cycle phases leading to the determination of system requirements.

4349. Information Systems Design (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 4348. Introduces the skills needed to develop a physical design and implement an operational system from the logical design of systems analysis.

4350. Information Systems Project Management (3). Corequisite: ISQS 4348. Methods for management of software development projects; procurement and financial control; career and professional considerations. (Writing Intensive)

4361. Web Application Design (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ISQS 3345 and 3348. The design and creation of web applications using a multi-tier internet technology such as Jakarta Struts and MySQL.

4375. Business Analysis (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ISQS 4348 and 4350. Develops business analysts who facilitate communication between business areas, subject matter experts, project management, technical deployment teams, and customers to enable successful projects.

4381. Individual Problems in Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. For students with high academic achievement who are interested in enhancing their degree programs by pursuing individual research or study under the guidance of an ISQS faculty member.

4382. Internship in Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Approval prior to employment. Permits students to apply the concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom. Up to 3 hours of internships can be applied toward a degree program. Must be taken pass/fail.

4383. Special Topics in Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Minimum cumulative 2.5 Texas Tech GPA. Examines specialized problems relating to information systems and quantitative sciences. May be repeated once for credit as topic varies.

4385. Strategic IT and Telecommunications Management (3). Prerequisite: Final semester or ISQS advisor approval. The design, management, and maintenance of information systems to provide strategic organizational advantage.

 

5000 LEVEL COURSES


5330. Decision Theory and Business Analytics (3). Provides an overview of business analytics and examines normative and behavioral theories that drive managerial decision-making.

5331. Information Technology for Managers (2). Information Technology and Operations Management (3). Covers current topics in information technology and operations management and examines how to utilize them to gain competitive advantage.

5338. Information Technology for E-Business (3). E-commerce technology and business environment. E-commerce planning and implementation, Internet technologies, Multimedia on the Web. Web-based databases. Designing and building e-commerce site.

5341. Big Data Strategy (3). Theory and practice of using data to create competitive advantage.

5343. Operations Management and Management Science (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 5345. Fundamentals of the operations management function from a management perspective with an emphasis on the creation of value through the integrated production and distribution of goods and services.

5345. Statistical Concepts for Business and Management (3). Statistical applications using the personal computer, with emphasis on proper presentation and interpretation of statistics in managerial settings. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods, estimation, testing, regression, forecasting, and quality control.

5347. Advanced Statistical Methods (3). Discrete and continuous probability distributions, maximum likelihood, Bayesian methods, simulation, statistical methods for learning, prediction, and decision making. Uses calculus.

5348. Applied Distribution-Free Statistics in Business (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 5345 or consent of instructor. Distribution-free statistical techniques of inference from non-normal populations and tests of nonparametric hypotheses applied to business problems.

5349. Regression Analysis (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 5347. Foundations and major topics of regression analysis, model formulation, and methods to deal with standard and nonstandard regression applications in business.

5359. Individual Study in ISQS (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Directed individual study of advanced ISQS topics varying with the need of the particular student. Can be repeated for credit if subject matter is different.

5382. Internship in Information Systems and Quantitative Science (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Permits students to enhance their knowledge within their field of specialization through application of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom.

 

6000 LEVEL COURSES


6337. Scripting Languages (3). Survey of current business analytics scripting languages.

6338. Database Concepts (3). Model organizational data and business rules; logical and physical designs of relational databases, data warehousing, data mining, and data administration.

6339. Business Intelligence (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 6338. Data warehousing, including extracting, transforming, loading, creating data warehouses, cubes, dimensional data modeling, techniques for managing large data sets, unstructured data sets, distributed data sets, and non-relational datasets.

6340. Decision Support Systems (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 6338. Theories of decision making, DSS software and design, artificial intelligence in DSS, executive information systems, and institutionalization and behavioral factors.

6341. Data Communications and Network Management (3). Concepts and terminology of data communications, network design, client-server architecture, distributed information systems with focus on communications architecture, and management.

6347. Data and Text Mining (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ISQS 6339 and 6348. Classification modeling (decision trees, logistic regression), clustering (including the application to marketing), association analysis, machine learning (AI related methods), neural networks, text and web mining.

6348. Applied Multivariate Analysis (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 5347 or consent of instructor. Multivariate methods for business research, including classification, visualization, testing, clustering, and latent structure.

6349. Predictive Analysis (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 5347 or consent of instructor. Forecasting methods for business and econometrics. Smoothing; autocorrelations; spectra autoregressive, MA, and ARMA models; Box-Jenkins and REGARMA models.

 

7000 LEVEL COURSES


7338. Systems Analysis and Design (3). Prerequisite: ISQS 6338. Discusses various analysis and design methods and applies them to several case problems. Topics include requirement specification, design, and implementation architectures.

7339. Prescriptive Analytics (3). Prerequisites: ISQS 6339 and either ISQS 6348 or 6349. Methods for understanding why data behave as they do and developing prescriptions based on information behavior. Development of models of causality underlying data structures. Methods of communicating and implementing prescriptions for business action

7341. Seminar in MIS Research and Methods (3). Prerequisite: Doctoral standing or consent of instructor. Seminar covering current MIS research methods and issues.

7342. Advanced Topics in Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Topics include issues in MIS, statistics, and operations management. May be repeated for credit..

7346. Seminar in Cognitive and Behavioral MIS Research (3). Prerequisite: Doctoral standing or consent of instructor. Seminar covering cognitive and behavioral MIS research.

7347. Seminar in Managerial and Organizational MIS Research (3). Prerequisite: Doctoral standing or consent of instructor. Seminar covering managerial and organizational MIS research. May be repeated for credit.

 

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