Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)



Chair: TBA;
Professors: Showalter, Shrode, Stair;
Associate Professors: Agarwal, Sambamurthy;
Assistant Professors: Ahuja, Brusco, Hinson, Karahanna, McKnight, Wilson

The information and management sciences department is the youngest department in the College of Business. It was formed to increase the emphasis on technological education in the business curriculum and to consolidate the teaching of information and management sciences into one unit. The purpose of the curriculum is to provide the student with a broad understanding of the role and use of managerial technology in the various functional areas of modern organizations. The overall intent is to prepare the student for entry-level positions in medium- and large-size organizations leading to high-level technical or managerial careers in both the public and private sectors.

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

The following lists the common prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. ACG X021 or ACG X001 and ACG X011;
  2. ACG X071;
  3. CGS X100;
  4. ECO X013;
  5. ECO X023;
  6. MAC X233 or MAC X230;
  7. STA X023 or QMB X100 (students at Florida State University may substitute STA X014).

Requirements for a Major in Management Information Systems

All students must complete 1) the University-wide baccalaureate degree requirements summarized in the Undergraduate Degree Requirements section of this General Bulletin, 2) the State of Florida common prerequisites for management information systems majors, 3) the general business core requirements for management information systems majors, 4) the general business breadth requirements for management information systems majors, and 5) the major area requirements for management information systems majors. Note: To be eligible to pursue a management information systems major, students must meet the admission requirements of the College of Business. These admission requirements are described in the College of Business section of this General Bulletin.

General Business Core Requirements

All management information systems majors must complete the following five (5) courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course.

BUL 3310 The Legal Environment of Business (3).
FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (3).
GEB 3213 Business Communications (3).
MAN 3109 Organizational Behavior (3).
MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (3).

General Business Breadth Requirements

All management information systems majors must complete five (5) courses as follows. Each course selected must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

MAN 3504 Services Operations Management (3).
MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3).
QMB 3200 Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3).

Plus two (2) electives from the following list of courses:

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International FinanceSystems (3).
HFT 3240 Managing Service Organizations (3).
MAN 4720 Strategic Management and Business Policy (3).
MAR 3700 Professional Selling (3).
REE 3043 Real Estate (3).
RMI 3011 Risk Management/Insurance (3).

Major Area Requirements

All management information systems majors must complete nine (9) courses as listed below. A grade of C- or better must be earned in each course used to satisfy the management information systems major area requirements.

CGS 3403 Introduction to COBOL Programming for Business (3).
CGS 3408 C for Nonspecialists (3).
CGS 4404 Advanced Application Development (3).
CGS 4406 Object Oriented Programming in C++ (3).
ISM 4030 Management Information Systems Analysis and Design (3).
ISM 4113 Information and Communications Systems Management (3).
ISM 4117 Decision Support and Expert Systems Management (3).
ISM 4212 Information for Operating Control and Data Management (3).
QMB 4700 Operations Research for Managerial Decisions (3).

MAN 3604 Total Quality Management (3), ISM 4604 Technology Management (3), and ACG 3331 Cost Accounting and Analysis for Business Decisions (3) are recommended as electives, when available.

Definition of Prefixes

CGS - Computer General Studies

ISM - Information and Management Sciences

MAN - Management

QMB - Quantitative Methods in Business

Undergraduate Courses

CGS 3403. Introduction to COBOL Programming for Business (3). Prerequisite: CGS 3408. Study of the use of COBOL in business and government organizations. Specific programs are developed to solve typical management and data processing problems. Structured approaches to problems and design solutions are discussed in detail. Also taught by the Department of Computer Science.

CGS 4404. Advanced Application Development (3). Prerequisites: CGS 3403; ISM 4030. This course presents advanced application development methodology, technology and tools. Students work on teams in the applied study of complex systems development problems and cases.

ISM 3004. Information Resources Management for Business (4). This course provides coverage of information processing concepts and technology and computer applications in a business environment using microcomputers. The importance of end-user computing in modern business organizations is stressed and the information infrastructure of typical business firms is studied.

ISM 3011.Introduction to Management Information Systems (3). Prerequisite: CGS 2100. Introduction to management information systems concepts, with emphasis on describing information requirements, managing information resources, and applying information processing technology to business and management.

MAN 3504. Services Operations Management (3). Prerequisites: CGS 2100; QMB 3200. Methodology and theory of the design and management of productive systems, especially in the services industry. Includes quantitative techniques and procedures for process analysis.

MAN 3604.Total Quality Management (3). Prerequisite: QMB 3200. Strategy and techniques at total quality management systems. Includes design and implementation of TQM in public and private organizations.

QMB 3200.Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions (3). Prerequisites: CGS 2100; MAC 1141; STA 3014.An examination of classical and modern decision-making techniques based on probabilistic concepts. Emphasizes applications to all areas of business.

Business Majors Only

ISM 4030. Management Information Systems Analysis and Design (3). Prerequisite: CGS 2100. In-depth treatment of the theory and practice of management information systems including information requirements analysis, design methodology, and system implementation considerations. For MIS majors only.

ISM 4113. Information and Communications Systems Management (3). Prerequisite: ISM 4030. An introduction to the design, operation, and management of telecommunication systems including electronic data interchange, office support, transborder information flow, and management support for networking. For MIS majors only.

ISM 4117. Decision Support and Expert Systems Management (3). Prerequisites: ISM 4113, 4212; QMB 4700. The design, development, implementation, and management of decision support and expert systems; includes concepts of data management, modeling decision support systems, and decision making. For MIS majors only.

ISM 4212. Information for Operating Control and Data Management (3). Prerequisite: ISM 4030. Covers the theory, techniques, and applications of information management and control including organizations as information-processing systems and executive support systems. For MIS majors only.

ISM 4604.Technology Management (3). Prerequisite: CGS 2100. The strategy and theory of the creation, development, introduction, management, and marketing of new technologies. Management of the appropriate technological environment of an organization is emphasized.

ISM 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). May be repeated up to twelve (12) semester hours.

MAN 4521Distribution and Logistics Management (3). Prerequisite: CGS 2100. The study of distribution and logistics systems which move physical resources from production to consumers; includes emphasis on both products and services.

MAN 4941. Field Study in Management (1-3). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Provides student with on-the-job experience in major area.

ISM 4970r.Honors Thesis (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the honors program. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours. Six (6) semester hours of thesis are required to complete honors in the major.

QMB 4700. Operations Research for Managerial Decisions (3). Prerequisite: MAN 3504. Quantitative analysis for management decisions involving such topics as linear programming, inventory control, queuing, and project management.

Graduate Courses

ISM 5006. Communication and Decision Processes (3).

ISM 5021. Information and Technology Management (3).

ISM 5046. Social and Organizational Issues in MIS (3).

ISM 5123. Information Systems Analysis and Design (3).

ISM 5206. Database Development and Management (3).

ISM 5226. Network Development and Management (3).

ISM 5315. Project Management (3).

ISM 5475. Client/Server Applications (3).

ISM 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

ISM 5907r. Information and Systems Management: Special Studies in Management (1-3).

ISM 5935r. Special Topics in Information and Management Sciences (1-3).

ISM 6885. Seminar on Applied MIS Research (3).

ISM 6886. Doctoral Seminar in General Systems Theory (3).

ISM 6887. Doctoral Seminar in Decision Processes and Structures (3).

ISM 6888. Doctoral Seminar in Management Information Systems (3).

ISM 6917r. Supervised Research (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

ISM 6919r. Supervised Teaching (1-3).(S/U grade only.)

ISM 6979. Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods and the Philosophy of Science (3).

MAN 5022. Quality Management (3).

MAN 5501. Operations Management (3).

MAN 6930. Doctoral Seminar in Productive Systems Management: Planning and Control (3).

MAN 6931. Doctoral Seminar in Productive Systems Management: Strategy and Design (3).

QMB 5355. Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decisions (3).

QMB 5755. Studies in Operations Research (3).

QMB 5845. Simulation of Dynamic Systems (3).

QMB 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

QMB 5907r. Special Studies in Management (1-3).

QMB 5935r. Special Topics in Quantitative Methods (1-3).

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and master's and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.