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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Mangt Info Systems (MIS)

MIS 432 Business Information System Analysis (3) The analysis of business information systems and the requirements specifications of redesigned systems.

MIS 432 Business Information System Analysis (3)

Business Information Systems Analysis introduces concepts underlying computer based information systems development. The course focuses on object-oriented concepts, project management and principles of systems development using standard UML diagram methodologies. The course develops a solid understanding of information systems development through the analysis of current information systems and the requirement specifications of a redesigned system, and also provides significant hands on experience using current technologies.

After completing this course, the student should have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be able to:
• define and document an existing information system;
• analyze an existing information system and specify the requirements for a replacement system;
• use a specific Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tool to assist in Systems Analysis;
• understand alternative approaches to systems development;
• understand the purpose, context and commonly expected “deliverables” of systems analysis and
• create a substantial project and prepare a professional report

The evaluation of students will be based on tests, lab work, and homework. This is a prescribed course for the M I S major and a support-of-major course for Smeal students M I S 432 will be offered in the fall and spring semesters in sections ranging from 25 to 40 students.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or Concurrent:MIS 431

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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