Rajiv Sabherwal
Department Chair
204 Business Building
479-575-4500
Information Systems Department Website

The curriculum in information systems is designed to prepare graduates for careers in solving business problems with applications of computer technology.

Graduates with a degree in Information Systems are sought by hundreds of companies for many different types of positions, such as programmer, analyst, database administrator, and web developer, among others. Graduates are now programming, analyzing and designing systems, consulting, teaching, and solving business problems across the country.

Three concentrations are offered:

  • Blockchain Enterprise Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning

The department also offers three minors: one in business analytics, one in data and cybersecurity management and one in information systems for business students.

The department also offers a certificate in cybersecurity and data management.

Information Systems Major Requirements

The major in Information Systems requires 27 hours of major in the discipline as well as satisfying the other requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree. A maximum of 30 hours is allowed in the Information Systems major or discipline field of study (i.e., core, major, electives) unless the extra courses are part of an interdisciplinary minor. The Information Systems department encourages its majors to seek an interdisciplinary minor. See an adviser for selection of courses.

NOTE: Course requirements in the Information Systems major total 27 credit hours. Because of prerequisites, students should allow two full years (24 months) to complete this coursework. Prerequisites are strictly enforced.

Course Requirements in the Major for All Concentrations18
Principles of Information Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Business Application Development Fundamentals
Business Database Systems
Business Project Development
ERP Fundamentals
Note: These required courses represent a common body of knowledge for all information systems majors. Majors must select one of the following concentrations and must complete nine additional hours of coursework in the elected concentration.
Maximum of 30 hours of ISYS courses in department (core, major, elective). More than 27 hours allowed if the extra courses are part of interdisciplinary minor or collateral track.
Junior/Senior Level Business Electives9
Concentration Courses9

Business Analytics Concentration

ISYS 4193Business Analytics and Visualization3
ISYS 4293Business Intelligence3
3 hour 3000/4000 level ISYS or Business Elective3
Total Hours9
First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)23  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Natural Science - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT 2053 3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems23  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)33  
Social Sciences - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity Requirement)43  
Fine Arts/Humanities - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)5, 63  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management2  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations2  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  3
ISYS 2263 Principles of Information Systems  3
Natural Science - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 3043 Principles of Finance23  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing23  
ISYS 3293 Systems Analysis and Design3  
Junior/Senior Business Electives3  
ISYS 3393 Business Application Development Fundamentals  3
ISYS 4213 ERP Fundamentals  3
MGMT 3013 (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
Junior/Senior Business Electives  3
U.S. History or Government - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
Year Total: 12 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ISYS 4283 Business Database Systems3  
ISYS 4193 Business Analytics and Visualization3  
Junior/Senior Business Electives3  
3 hour 3000/4000 level ISYS or Business Elective3  
General Education Electives3  
ISYS 4293 Business Intelligence  3
ISYS 4363 Business Project Development  3
Fine Arts/Humanities - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2) 5, 6  3
General Education Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Information Systems Major Requirements

The major in Information Systems requires 27 hours of major in the discipline as well as satisfying the other requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree. A maximum of 30 hours is allowed in the Information Systems major or discipline field of study (i.e., core, major, electives) unless the extra courses are part of an interdisciplinary minor. The Information Systems department encourages its majors to seek an interdisciplinary minor. See an adviser for selection of courses.

NOTE: Course requirements in the Information Systems major total 27 credit hours. Because of prerequisites, students should allow two full years (24 months) to complete this coursework. Prerequisites are strictly enforced.

Course Requirements in the Major for All Concentrations18
Principles of Information Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Business Application Development Fundamentals
Business Database Systems
Business Project Development
ERP Fundamentals
Note: These required courses represent a common body of knowledge for all information systems majors. Majors must select one of the following concentrations and must complete nine additional hours of coursework in the elected concentration.
Maximum of 30 hours of ISYS courses in department (core, major, elective). More than 27 hours allowed if the extra courses are part of interdisciplinary minor or collateral track.
Junior/Senior Level Business Electives9
Concentration Courses9

Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration

ISYS 4223ERP Configuration and Implementation3
ISYS 4233Seminar in ERP Development3
3 hour 3000/4000 level ISYS or Business Elective3
Total Hours9

Information Systems B.S.B.A. with Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program:

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan for Information Systems should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

Courses in BOLD must be taken in the designated semester. Courses in ITALIC may be taken in varied sequences as long as other designated requirements for these courses are met. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations below are preferred.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)23  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Natural Science Course State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT 2053 3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems23  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)33  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity Requirement) 43  
Fine Art/Humanities State Minumum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2) 5, 63  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management2  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations2  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  3
ISYS 2263 Principles of Information Systems  3
Natural Science Course State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 3043 Principles of Finance23  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing23  
ISYS 3293 Systems Analysis and Design3  
Junior Senior Business Electives3  
ISYS 3393 Business Application Development Fundamentals  3
ISYS 4213 ERP Fundamentals  3
MGMT 3013 (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
Junior Senior Business Electives  3
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
Year Total: 12 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ISYS 4283 Business Database Systems3  
ISYS 4223 ERP Configuration and Implementation3  
Junior Senior Business Electives3  
3 hour 3000/4000 level ISYS or Business Elective 3  
General Education Electives3  
ISYS 4363 Business Project Development  3
ISYS 4233 Seminar in ERP Development  3
General Education Electives   6
Fine Arts/Humanities State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)5, 6  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Information Systems Major Requirements

The major in Information Systems requires 27 hours of major in the discipline as well as satisfying the other requirements for the B.S.B.A. degree. A maximum of 30 hours is allowed in the Information Systems major or discipline field of study (i.e., core, major, electives) unless the extra courses are part of an interdisciplinary minor. The Information Systems department encourages its majors to seek an interdisciplinary minor. See an adviser for selection of courses.

NOTE: Course requirements in the Information Systems major total 27 credit hours. Because of prerequisites, students should allow two full years (24 months) to complete this coursework. Prerequisites are strictly enforced.

Course Requirements in the Major for All Concentrations18
Principles of Information Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Business Application Development Fundamentals
Business Database Systems
Business Project Development
ERP Fundamentals
Note: These required courses represent a common body of knowledge for all information systems majors. Majors must select one of the following concentrations and must complete nine additional hours of coursework in the elected concentration.
Maximum of 30 hours of ISYS courses in department (core, major, elective). More than 27 hours allowed if the extra courses are part of interdisciplinary minor or collateral track.
Junior/Senior Level Business Electives9
Concentration Courses9

Blockchain Enterprise Systems Concentration 

ISYS 4173Blockchain Fundamentals3
ISYS 4453Introduction to Blockchain Applications3
ISYS 4463Blockchain Enterprise Systems Development3
Total Hours9

Information Systems B.S.B.A. with Blockchain Enterprise Systems Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program:

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan for Information Systems should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

Courses in BOLD must be taken in the designated semester. Courses in ITALIC may be taken in varied sequences as long as other designated requirements for these courses are met. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations below are preferred.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)3  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Natural Science Course State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MGMT 2053 3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems13  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)23  
Social Sciences Course State Minimum Core (Satisifies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity Requirement) 3  
Fine Art/Humanities Course State Minimum Core (Satisifies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management1  3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations1  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
ISYS 2263 Principles of Information Systems  3
Natural Science Course State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 3043 Principles of Finance13  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing13  
ISYS 3293 Systems Analysis and Design3  
Junior Senior Business Electives3  
ISYS 3393 Business Application Development Fundamentals  3
ISYS 4173 Blockchain Fundamentals  3
ISYS 4213 ERP Fundamentals  3
MGMT 3013 (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)   3
Year Total: 12 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
ISYS 4283 Business Database Systems3  
ISYS 4453 Introduction to Blockchain Applications3  
Junior Senior Business Electives6  
General Education Electives 3  
ISYS 4363 Business Project Development  3
ISYS 4463 Blockchain Enterprise Systems Development  3
Fine Arts/Humanities State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)  3
General Education Electives   6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Business Analytics Minor

The Walton College offers an interdisciplinary minor in Business Analytics.  Analytics are currently used by many companies for applications ranging from strategic management of data to day operations to customer insights to retail analytics to developing and maintaining a competitive edge. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper division courses applied toward the minor taken in residence. The 15 hours include:

ISYS 4193Business Analytics and Visualization3
ISYS 4293Business Intelligence3
ISYS 4393Seminar in Applied Business Analytics3
Select two courses (6 hours) from the following:6
Accounting Analytics
ERP Fundamentals
Financial Analysis
Introduction to Econometrics
Forecasting
Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Marketing Research
PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics

Students who desire to earn a Business Analytics minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor.  All requirements for a minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree.  All specific course prerequisites must be met.  Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor.  All upper division minor requirements must be taken in residence.

Data and Cybersecurity Management Minor

The Data and Cybersecurity Management minor in the Information Systems Department of the Walton College of Business is designed to develop graduates able to help organizations assess and detect threats while securing and protecting data and data-driven systems against a myriad of threats such as malicious software, hacking, insider threats, and other cybercrimes. Students will also learn and apply best industry practices to minimize data collection, protect client and individual privacy, and otherwise further ethical data management. Students will not only learn about cybersecurity, crime, and privacy law, but will also learn about techniques of risk assessment, continuity planning, and threat detection. This will include learning with respect to behavioral aspects, ethics, legal considerations, and best practices in cyber security management. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper-level courses applied toward the minor in residence. The 15 hours include the following courses:

Required Core Courses (9 hours)
ISYS 4013Principles of Data and Cybersecurity3
ISYS 4023Network and Data Security in a Changing World3
ISYS 4043Cybersecurity, Crime and Data Privacy Law Fundamentals3
Choose six hours from the following: 6
Cryptocurrency
Advanced Information Security Management
Advanced Cybersecurity, Crime and Privacy Law
Blockchain Fundamentals
Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn a Data and Cybersecurity Management minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor.

Information Systems Minor for Business Students

The Department of Information Systems offers a minor for Walton College students desiring more knowledge of information systems to assist them in their careers. The minor requires completion of 15 hours of study with all of the upper level courses applied toward the minor in residence. The 15 hours include the following courses:

ISYS 2263Principles of Information Systems3
ISYS 3293Systems Analysis and Design3
ISYS 3393Business Application Development Fundamentals3
ISYS 4213ERP Fundamentals3
Select one of the following:3
ERP Configuration and Implementation
Any 3-hour Junior/Senior level ISYS course
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn an Information Systems minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor.

Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity and Data Management

Students pursuing the Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity and Data Management Program in the Information Systems Department of the Sam M. Walton College of Business must meet the admission requirements for the University of Arkansas and have completed pre-business and business core requirements as well as maintain at least a 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale) overall grade-point average. 

Required Core Courses (3 hours)
ISYS 4013Principles of Data and Cybersecurity3
ISYS 4023Network and Data Security in a Changing World3
ISYS 4043Cybersecurity, Crime and Data Privacy Law Fundamentals3
Elective Courses6
Advanced Information Security Management
Advanced Cybersecurity, Crime and Privacy Law
Blockchain Fundamentals
Cryptocurrency
Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Total Hours15

All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the certificate.  All upper-division certificate requirements must be taken in residence.

Anand, Abhijith, Ph.D. (University of Waikato), M.I.S. (University of Wollongog), B.E. (K.S. Institute of Technology), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Bristow, Susan E., Ed.D., M.B.A., B.S.B.A. (University of Arkansas), Clinical Associate Professor, 1997, 2020.
Conway, Daniel, Ph.D., M.A. (Indiana University), B.A. (Augustana College), Teaching Professor, 2019.
Cronan, Timothy P., Ph.D. (Louisiana Tech University), M.S. (South Dakota State University), B.S. (University of Southwestern Louisiana), Professor, M.D. Matthews Endowed Chair in Information Systems, 1979.
Dereszynski, Michael, M.I.S. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Instructor, 2019.
Freeze, Ron, Ph.D. (Arizona State University), M.B.A. (University of Missouri–Kansas City), B.S. (General Motors Institute), Clinical Professor, 2015, 2021.
Gibbs, Michael, M.B.A., M.I.S., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2020.
Grover, Varun, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburg), M.B.A. (Southern Illinois University), B.S. (Indian Institute of Technology), Distinguished Professor, David D. Glass Chair in Information Systems, 2017.
Hoehle, Hartmut, Ph.D., B.Com. (Victoria University of Wellington), Visiting Professor, 2013, 2022.
Holliday, Erica, Ed.D., M.Ed., B.S.E. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2014.
Keiffer, Elizabeth, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (East Central University), Teaching Assistant Professor, 2016, 2019.
Lacity, Mary, Ph.D. (University of Houston), B.S.B.A. (Pennsylvania State University), Professor, 2018.
Mackey, Andrew, M.S. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2014.
Mullins, Jeff, Ph.D., M.A., B.S. (University of Arkansas), Assistant Professor, 2006, 2018.
Nolan, Steve, Ph.D., M.A. (University of Missouri-Columbia), B.A. (Westminster College), Instructor, 2017.
Pierce, Lisa, M.S. (University of Georgia), B.S. (University of Tennessee), Instructor, 2014.
Sabherwal, Rajiv, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), P.G.D.M. (Indian Institute of Management), B.S.E.E. (Regional Engineering College, India), Distinguished Professor, Edwin and Karlee Bradberry Chair, 2011, 2019.
Schuetz, Sebastian, Ph.D. (City University of Hong Kong), M.S., B.S. (University of Manheim), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Setia, Pankaj, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), M.B.A. (Management Development Institute), B.S. (University of Delhi, India), Associate Professor, 2008, 2013.
Steelman, Zachary R., Ph.D., M.I.S. (University of Arkansas), B.B.A. (Northeastern State University), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Sykes, Tracy Ann, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), B.S. (University of Maryland-College Park), Associate Professor, 2011, 2016.
Syler, Rhonda A., Ph.D. (Auburn University), M.B.A. (Columbus State University), M.S. (Kansas State University), B.S. (Middle Tennessee State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2016.
Weng, Qin, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburg), M.S. (Virginia Commonwealth University), B.A. (Beijing Foreign Studies University), Assistant Professor, 2018.
Young, Amber, Ph.D. (University of Oklahoma), M.B.A. (Oklahoma Christian University), B.S.Ed. (University of Oklahoma), Assistant Professor, 2018.

Courses

ISYS 1120. Computer Competency Requirement. 0 Hours.

Students entering the Walton College are expected to possess basic competencies in MS Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The requirement is expected to be completed in an 8-week session. Deficiencies may be remedied through appropriate self-paced, computer-based instruction and/or alternative courses. Prerequisite: Students must earn a pre-assessment score of 70 or higher and department consent. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

ISYS 1123. Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency. 3 Hours.

An introduction to computer literacy using information business application software; email/Internet; word processing; spreadsheets; presentation; database; collaborative/groupware; and integration of computer applications. Introduces the student to computer Concepts and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Windows, and PowerPoint) to manage finances, work with formulas, charts and graphics, and the development of professional worksheets and presentations. Students learn business computing through appropriate self-paced, computer-based instruction. Non-degree credit for business students; may be used to fulfill ISYS 1120 degree requirement if student earns a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

ISYS 2103. Business Information Systems. 3 Hours.

This course presents the fundamentals of business information systems (IS) topics essential to today's business graduate. Applied areas of business will be used to provide the context for the IS topics, business applications, and management challenges. The broad objective of this course is to present students with a business and information systems framework that will allow them to envision how business decisions are enabled and empowered by information systems and technology. Corequisite: MGMT 2053 or ACCT 2023. Prerequisite: WCOB 1033 with a grade of C or better and (ISYS 1120 or (ISYS 1123 with a grade of C or better)). (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

ISYS 2103H. Honors Business Information Systems. 3 Hours.

This course presents the fundamentals of business information systems (IS) topics essential to today's business graduate. Applied areas of business will be used to provide the context for the IS topics, business applications, and management challenges. The broad objective of this course is to present students with a business and information systems framework that will allow them to envision how business decisions are enabled and empowered by information systems and technology. Corequisite: MGMT 2053 or ACCT 2023. Prerequisite: WCOB 1033 with a grade of C or better and (ISYS 1120 or (ISYS 1123 with a grade of C or better)). (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)
This course is equivalent to ISYS 2103.

ISYS 2263. Principles of Information Systems. 3 Hours.

This course presents the fundamental concepts used in developing information systems. It provides a framework for students to use throughout their software development coursework. Also includes management of information systems concepts. This course requires extensive use of computer systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 2013, MATH 2053 and ISYS 2103, each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 3273. Cryptocurrency. 3 Hours.

This course will focus on topics such as a brief history of money, Bitcoin and the origin of cryptocurrency, blockchain system fundamentals (cryptography and consensus algorithms), real-world application with software clients and wallets, as well as assessing the current regulatory environment, financial applications and exchanges. Upon completion, students will understand what constitutes as digital money and how this phenomenon is currently transpiring within an economic, legal, and financial context; will be prepared to learn more about specific financial industry applications; make judgements on viability of certain crypto projects; and speak to challenges facing the future of cryptocurrency. Prerequisite: (WCOB 2023 or ISYS 2103) and ACCT 2013 each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 3293. Systems Analysis and Design. 3 Hours.

Practice and application of one structured analysis methodology; development of structured analysis specification; exposure to other methodologies; quality assurance and walkthroughs; survey of real systems and their components. Prerequisite: ISYS 2263 or CSCE 2014 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 3393. Business Application Development Fundamentals. 3 Hours.

Principles of design and development of windows and web applications using cutting edge visual development tools. The programming language will be a modern language used widely in industry, and the focus will be on its use in client-server, web, and/or mobile applications. Pre- or Corequisite: ISYS 3293. Prerequisite: ISYS 2263 or CSCE 2014 with a grade of "C" or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4013. Principles of Data and Cybersecurity. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with insight into the cybersecurity and data issues surrounding businesses; fundamental concepts of the study of law - enabling students to understand the basics of reading and briefing a case as well as the process of legal analysis and case procedure and discovery; securing organizational data; detecting and responding to cyber-based security breaches; emerging technologies, and ensuring a secured computing environment for safeguarding company information will be explored. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4023. Network and Data Security in a Changing World. 3 Hours.

This course explores network and data security in the context of today's digital enterprise. In addition to traditional network protocol and security issues, this course will explore security issues unique to cloud environments, data protection, IoT ecosystems, ERP systems, and Blockchain deployments. Prerequisite: ISYS 4013 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4033. Advanced Information Security Management. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with an in-depth, advanced understanding of cybersecurity and data management. Topics include risk assessment, continuity planning, data protection, threat detection, threat/risk mitigation, and recovery issues and techniques. Current topics in data and cybersecurity will also be included. Prerequisite: ISYS 4023 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4043. Cybersecurity, Crime and Data Privacy Law Fundamentals. 3 Hours.

This course examines the law governing computer crime, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Substantive crimes such as hacking, identity theft, economic espionage, and online threats are discussed. The Fourth Amendment, Privacy, the Wiretap Act, and other limits on law enforcement that might affect private industry developing surveillance tools used by governments are examined. Prerequisite: ISYS 4013. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4053. Advanced Cybersecurity, Crime and Privacy Law. 3 Hours.

The course will explore best practices for data privacy and security protection measures, mitigation techniques for privacy and security threats, and privacy and security law. The importance of informational privacy will be highlight and a high-level overview of U.S. laws and regulations including FTC roles, and government surveillance will be provided. Prerequisite: ISYS 4023 and ISYS 4043. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4173. Blockchain Fundamentals. 3 Hours.

This course provides the fundamental concepts underpinning blockchain technologies. This course focuses on blockchain applications for business. Students will learn about the overall blockchain landscape, including the investments, the size of markets, major players and the global reach, as well as the potential business value of blockchain applications and the challenges that must be overcome to achieve that value. Students will learn enough about the underlying technologies to be well-prepared to develop blockchain applications in future courses. Prerequisite: ISYS 2103 and ACCT 2013, each with a grade of C or better, or CSCE 2004 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4193. Business Analytics and Visualization. 3 Hours.

Introductory study of business analytics, visualization, and systems to provide analytics-based information derived from data within and/or external to the organization. Business analytics used to support management in the decision making. Application of tools in business analytics, problem solving, visualization, and decision making. Prerequisite: (Non-business majors: (INEG 2313 or STAT 3013 with a grade of C or better)) or (Business majors: (WCOB 1033 with a grade of C or better)). (Typically offered: Fall)

ISYS 4213. ERP Fundamentals. 3 Hours.

An introduction to enterprise resource planning systems. Students should gain an understanding of the scope of these integrated systems that reach across organizational boundaries and can change how a company does business. Implementation issues are covered, including the importance of change management. Prerequisite: ISYS 2103 and ACCT 2013, each with a grade of C or better, or CSCE 2004, with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4223. ERP Configuration and Implementation. 3 Hours.

The process of configuring and implementing an enterprise resource planning system. Business process analysis and integration. Students will develop a company and set up several modules in SAP R/3 for use. Develop understanding of how the business processes work and integrate. Prerequisite: ISYS 4213 with a grade of "C" or better. (Typically offered: Fall)

ISYS 4233. Seminar in ERP Development. 3 Hours.

ERP administration and system development practices. Advanced system support issues related to Enterprise Resource Planning systems that are used in global organizations. Basic ABAP programming. In addition, students will learn how to provide basic systems administration support of the operating system, database, and application systems software levels or ERP systems. Pre- or Corequisite: ISYS 4223 with a grade of "C" or better. (Typically offered: Spring)

ISYS 4243. Current Topics in Computer Information. 3 Hours.

Intensive investigation of selected developments in computer information systems hardware, software, and organization having current impact on computer information systems design and application. Offering an extension of lower-level CIS courses through individual student research and faculty team-teaching of advanced topics. Topical selection made with each course offering. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

ISYS 4283. Business Database Systems. 3 Hours.

Introduces student to centralized information system design and implementation for business applications. In-depth study of logical systems modeling; physical file management; and software requirements. Pre- or Corequisite: ISYS 3393. Prerequisite: ISYS 3293 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall)

ISYS 4293. Business Intelligence. 3 Hours.

Business intelligence focuses on creating, developing and storing information and knowledge from internal and external sources to better support business decisions. We will consider techniques from machine learning, data mining, and information retrieval to extract useful knowledge from data, which could be used for business intelligence, personalization or user profiling. Prerequisite: ISYS 4193 with a grade of "C" or better. (Typically offered: Spring)

ISYS 4363. Business Project Development. 3 Hours.

Review of fundamentals of application processing systems design and development; implementation of such a system by class. Prerequisite: ISYS 3393 and ISYS 4283 each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Spring)

ISYS 4373. Application Development with Java. 3 Hours.

This course covers object-oriented programming concepts and illustrates them via an appropriate object-oriented programming language. Students will be exposed to the design of software objects, creation of software objects, and the use of objects in constructing an information system. Prerequisite: ISYS 3293 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall)

ISYS 4393. Seminar in Applied Business Analytics. 3 Hours.

Application of business analytics, business intelligence, data mining, and data visualization to business problem solving. Business Analytics techniques using current and relevant software are applied to current business problems for presentation to management. Prerequisite: ISYS 4293. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

ISYS 4453. Introduction to Blockchain Applications. 3 Hours.

The focus of this course is to expose students to working with mainframe computer systems, large-scale data, and blockchain software & technologies. This course provides the opportunity for students to gain valuable insight into mainframe coding concepts, SQL, and data in a mainframe operating environment. Pre- or corequisite: ISYS 4173. (Typically offered: Fall)

ISYS 4463. Blockchain Enterprise Systems Development. 3 Hours.

Accurately capturing and storing business transactions is an important processing function in many businesses. This course provides students with the necessary understanding and skills to develop blockchain and other large-scale data applications in a mainframe environment with high volume. Prerequisite: ISYS 4453 with a grade of "C" or better. (Typically offered: Spring)

ISYS 450V. Independent Study. 1-3 Hour.

Permits students on individual basis to explore selected topics in data processing and/or Quantitative Analysis. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)