Management Computer Systems (MCS)

Courses

MCS 725   E-BUSINESS: TECHOLOGY, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES   Repeatable   3 Units

This course is designed to provide graduate students with an overview of internet technologies and electronic business phenomenon currently sweeping the global economy. The course provides an opportunity for students to identify, analyze, and discuss issues and challenges from a strategi, organizational and technology perspective. These issues and challenges need to be addressed by nations, industries, and corporations in their attempt to be part of the e-business marketplace. The goal of the course is to cover the major topics rather than be encyclopedic. The course makes use of lecture, discussions, readings, cases, and student research projects. The course also has a technical component that teaches internet technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and the Document Object Model that help form the foundation of all Web development. What this course is NOT: Because this course is an IS course, we will not discuss e-business from a marketing perspective. The student is expected to be familiar with information technologies associated with the delivery of Internet sites. These topics will be discussed only briefly.

MCS 740   INFORMATION SYSTEMS STRATEGY & POLICY   3 Units

Acquaints students with the issues, procedures, and opportunities associated with the organizaitonal use of information technoloyg and with the management of the IS function. Topics include the role of IS technology in organizations, planning, organization and control of the IS function, IS support for corporate reengineering and strategic initiatives, IS operations management, and the maturity of the IS function.

MCS 789   READINGS AND RESEARCH   3 Units

Study of a selected area in management computer systems through readings and/or empirical research. Prereq: Permission of instructor and department chairperson. Instructor Consent required.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

MCS 790   WORKSHOP   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.

MCS 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE M.B.A. OR M.P.A. ACCOUNTING.