INFORMATION SYSTEMS (I-S)
College of Business Administration
Department Chair: Kuang-Wei Wen
339C Wimberly Hall, 608-785-6658
Information Systems (College of Business Administration) — 24 credits, including C-S 120, 220, 222 or 224, 364; I-S 401, 411 and two elective courses from the following: I-S 320, 330, 400, 451, 499; MGT 370, 395.
I-S 220 Cr. 3
Information Systems for Business Management
A study of the use of information systems to assist management in planning, directing, and controlling the activities of an organization. The use of computer resources in providing useful information for each of the functional areas of business is explored. Primary emphasis is placed on the analysis, design, and implementation of systems used to generate information for managerial purposes. A term project involving computer applications is required of each student. Prerequisite: C-S 101 or 120.
The 300/400 level information system courses are open only to those students who have been admitted to the business program. Exceptions to this policy may be made only by the College of Business Administration dean.
I-S 320 Cr. 3
An examination of how various software application packages such as spreadsheets, database management systems, and other software tools, are employed to support decision making in business environments. Topic areas include modeling, decision-support systems, data warehouses, on-line analytical processing, and data mining. Prerequisites: C-S 120, MTH 175, I-S 220 and BUS 230. Offered Sem. I.
I-S 330 Cr. 3
Business Choices and Telecommunications Decisions
An examination of the business and organizational role of telecommunications. The course will not address the theoretical foundations of telecommunications, but rather focus on using telecommunications to support and achieve business strategies. Course topics will include how businesses are being reshaped by advances in telecommunications; how businesses plan, deploy and manage telecommunications resources; and how businesses are utilizing and administrating local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) technology to achieve business objectives. Prerequisites: I-S 220 and MGT 308.
Information Systems Seminar
Emphasis will be on examination and study of current issues in information systems. Topics will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: I-S majors with at least junior standing. Special prerequisites vary with topics introduced.
I-S 401 Cr. 3
Management Information Systems: Analysis and Design
This is the first course in a two-course sequence that covers the development process for computer-based management information systems. This course emphasizes information analysis and the logical design of management information systems. Prerequisites: C-S 220 and I-S 220. Offered Sem. I.
Management Information Systems: Design and Implementation
This is the capstone course in a sequence that covers the development process for a computer-based management information system. This course emphasizes physical design and implementation of the system. Students will implement an information system in a client-server environment, using a programming language capable of calling functions in a database management system. Prerequisites: C-S 364 and I-S 401. Offered Sem. II.
I-S 451 Cr. 1-6
College of Business Administration Management Information Systems Internship
The internship program as conceived and implemented is an unusual program designed to provide an opportunity for students in the College of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to participate in an approved program with a cooperating business, governmental or civic organization for usually 15 weeks of their undergraduate work. All management information systems (MIS) internships must be approved and supervised by an I-S faculty member. For additional information, see internship description under the College of Business Administration heading. Repeatable for credit. Pass/Fail grading.
I-S 499 Cr. 1-3
Individual reading or research under the guidance of a staff member. Open to selected advance students who have excellent records in the department. Registration with the consent of the student’s regular adviser, the instructor and the department chairperson. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Pass/Fail grading.