CIS 130 Information Systems and Technology (3) -- ONLINE
This course introduces how information systems and computer technology interrelate to collect, manipulate, and disseminate data and information within the context of business and industry. Students examine the main concepts of computer hardware and software, the survey of methodologies employed by business firms to harness the power of information technology for strategic purposes, the fundamental information systems design and development processes, and the impact of information systems on the individual, organization, and society.
CIS 315 Computing in Society (3) -- ONLINE
This course provides a survey of the impact that computers and information technology has on society. It examines the roles and responsibilities that computer and information technology professionals have in directing current and emerging technologies.
CIS 330 Database Analysis and Design (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CIS 160 and MATH 120 This course introduces the fundamental concepts of database analysis, design, and implementation with emphasis on the relational model. The course will cover databases used in today's networked client-serve applications. Topics include ANSI SQL, data normalization, tables, queries, reports, forms, security, replication, data layout, and backup/recovery.
CIS 360 Networking and Telecommunications I (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CIS 160 and MATH 120. This course introduces students to computer networks and telecommunications for today's computer information technology professional. The course will cover basic network terminology, the different types of networks, and the components that comprise a network. Specific topics include the OSI model, network protocols, network operating systems, network hardware, and network topologies. Additionally, this course will examine telecommunications and the role it plays in information exchange.
CIS 405 Project Management (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Senior status. This course introduces students to the processes involved with managing a corporate computer/information technology project from its initial beginning through implementation and ongoing maintenance. The course will cover current project management methodologies and process which include plan assessment, strategy formulation, implementation, quality control, and administration. In addition, the student will develop and review action plans for reengineering the computer/information technology project with the goal of building, sustaining, and expanding a competitive advantage within the business industry.
CIS 410 Enterprise Architecture (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Senior status and grade of "C" or better in CIS 270 and 295. This course examines the processes that use information systems and technology to develop a competitive advantage as it relates to the business process. It introduces students to current approaches for deriving business and information technology strategies, while ensuring harmony among internal organizations, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
CIS 415 Data Governance (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CIS 330. This course covers issues related to data storage and governance in an organizational context. Topics will include the policies, standards, processes, and regulations that are associated with the management of data.
OSTD 300 Organizational Foundations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: CMMK 121, CIS 295 and ENGL 190. An introduction to the Organizational Studies (OS) and the Organizational Leadership & Technology (OLT) majors. This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their major area of study. Students will learn more about OS and OLT, including the history behind organizational behavior as an area of study. Students will also gain a context in which to conceptualize the major, using an open systems framework. Students will become more familiar with library resources, references and writing, and presentation skills needed for successful completion of the courses in the OS and OLT majors. The course will be taught using lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises and will promote the synthesis of knowledge across the OS and OLT curricula.
OSTD 320 Interpersonal Relations in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. An examination of the knowledge and skill necessary to perform effectively in professional relations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of interpersonal relationships in organizations framed in ethical contexts related to perception, impression management, managing diversity, self disclosure, coaching, conflict management, influence, power, and politics. Students will complete self-assessments and engage in skill-building activities to learn how to effectively manage relationships within organizations while using Communication Improvement Plans.
OSTD 330 Team Dynamics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. A study and application of team and small group behavior in organizations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of team structure, processes, and performance outcomes including topics like team types and stages, member roles, leadership, and decision-making. Using a self-directed work team environment, students will complete a team project demonstrating concepts and processes within team dynamics.
OSTD 410 Concepts and Theories of Leadership (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and Senior Status within the OS major. Promotes leadership development through the study of leadership theory and concepts and encourages the practical application of leadership at all levels. It includes analysis of historical approaches to leadership and focuses on influential contemporary leadership perspectives such as Servant Leadership, Situational Leadership, Transformational Leadership, and Principle-Centered Leadership. Through an examination of leadership theory and research, self-assessments and reflection, and application to the work environment, students will create a personal leadership development plan.
OSTD 480 Organizational Theory & Practice (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: ENGL 190, CMMK 121, CST 295, OSTD 300, OSTD 320 or 330, OSTD 410, PST 320, PST 340 or PSYK 425, Senior Status. An overview of how organizations work including theory, research, and application. Students will gain a deeper understanding of organizational structure, culture, communication, and strategic planning processes within the internal and external environment. Current trends will also be discussed. Students will complete cases and engage in experiential exercises to facilitate critical thinking and the application of course content to organizational settings. The final course project will integrate knowledge and skills in the area of organizational theory with systematic problem solving skills to assess and diagnose an organizational problem. This course is the Capstone Course for the OS Major.
PST 310 Accounting Concepts for Professionals (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300. An introduction to major concepts in the areas of financial and managerial accounting. Students will gain a deeper understanding of financial statements, accounting mechanics, accrual accounting, financial planning, variance analysis, internal controls and financial analysis. The final course project will require students to utilize knowledge and skills in the area of financial and managerial accounting to manage the financial data of a fictional organization.
PST 320 Human Resources in Organizations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: OSTD 300 and junior status. An examination of human resource management functions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the legal environment and equal employment opportunities; job design and analysis; recruiting, orientation, and training; performance appraisal; compensation systems; labor relations; collective bargaining and grievance processes; and health and safety in the workplace. The final course project will require students to conduct in-depth research in the area of human resource management (HRM) and apply HRM theory and research to a not-for-profit organization.
PST 485 Portfolio Pro Seminar (1) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: Senior status; this course is taken the last semester in the senior year of the major. A seminar course in which each student assembles and presents a degree program portfolio. The portfolio will consist of designated course projects that were completed throughout your degree program. The seminar will allow students to reflect on personal and professional development and create a formal display of knowledge and skills. The student is evaluated on the format of the portfolio and participation in the seminar. A pass/no pass grade will be given upon completion of the portfolio seminar.
PSYK 425 Motivation and Self-Management (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course provides an overview of motivation and self-management as it specifically relates to employees in the workplace. Some of the topics to be addressed include: basic theories of employee motivation, rewards and punishments, motivational triggers, emotional intelligence, time management. The course will also emphasize specific strategies, tools, and techniques to assist students in evaluating and improving the way in which they interface with their work environments.
PSYK 476 Training and Development (3)
Prerequisites: PSYK 101 and CST 295. This course focuses on the application of psychological principles to the effective design, delivery, and evaluation of training in professional settings. It introduces a comprehensive approach to training and development including topics like: training needs assessment; learning theory, styles, and environment; training techniques and media; and evaluation design and training effectiveness. The course is interactive consisting of case analysis, experiential exercises and work place applications.