Business Computer Information Systems Courses

Business Computer Information Systems, BCIS = 0315

Management Science, MSCI = 0320

Business Computer Information Systems, BCIS = 0315

2610. Introduction to Computers in Business. 3 hours. A study of the introductory concepts of computing in business; basic computer components, computer history and programming. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100.

3610. Basic Information Systems. 3 hours. Theory, capabilities, applications, benefits, liabilities and economics of business computer information systems. Using the computer to solve business problems. Management information systems and computer-based decision support emphasized. Use of standard support application packages. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 2610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with a grade of C or better; ECON 1100; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.25 UNT GPA.

3615. Visual Display of Business Information. 3 hours. Management issues relative to the computerized work place. Designed for those people who do not need a detailed working knowledge of computers, yet should be conversant in computer outputs. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 2610 or equivalent; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with a grade of C or better; ECON 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA.

3620. File Concepts and Procedures. 3 hours. An introduction to COBOL programming in the business environment. Emphasis on the fundamentals of structured program design, development, testing, implementation and documentation of common business-oriented applications using COBOL. Coverage of language syntax, data and file structures editing, report generation, data validation, basic file processing and an introduction to batch and interactive JCL. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 2610 or equivalent; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with a grade of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

3690. Information Systems Concepts. 3 hours. Concepts of advanced COBOL programming: computer utilization, business applications, data structures, information systems research potential and software design on interactive systems. Topics include structured designs, software development tools, advance file processing, utilities, OS and interactive JCL, report writer, debugging, sorting and other advanced COBOL language features. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 3620; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4610. Analysis of Business Information Systems. 3 hours. An integrated perspective of the problems in today's information systems environment, concentration on contemporary design methodologies and considerations unique to users of computers and information systems. Topics include current systems analysis, modular design, development and implementation, documentation, project planning and task definition, and other systems analysis topics. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 3610 and 3620; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4620. Introduction to Database Applications. 3 hours. Analysis of file organization techniques and data structures. Consideration of the management of data as a resource. Design of data models and databases in business organizations. Use of database management systems and user-oriented data languages. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 3610 and 3690; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4630. Technical Problems in Information Systems. 3 hours. Business computer information systems advanced technical concepts including OS and on-line COBOL implementation, COBOL data representation, subroutines, COBOL and assembler relationships, loaders, utilities, JCL, ABEND analysis and core dump analysis. Introduces students to advanced software technical concepts that form the foundation of business computer systems. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 3690; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4640. Administrative Problems in Information Systems. 3 hours. Advanced analysis of business information systems. An integrated investigation of business computer information systems programming and systems development concepts. Use of project management methodologies, concentration on tools and techniques, formal presentations and group dynamics. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 4610 and 4620; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4650.Visual Programming for Business Applications. 3 hours. Management and business implications of small business computer information systems. An analysis of state-of-the-art technologies related to the utilization of microcomputers for commercial applications. Emphasis on performance characteristics, software design considerations, and the evaluation and acquisition of small business systems. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4660. Problems in Information Systems. 3 hours. Survey of special business computer information systems topics such as computer performance evaluation, database design, security and privacy, legal implications, software engineering, telecommunications, operating systems, artificial intelligence applied to business computing systems, and other appropriate BCIS topics. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4670. Continuing Seminar in Computer-Based Information Systems. 3 hours. A seminar on current topics in business computer information systems. Examines state-of-the-art issues associated with the design, development, implementation, control and management of business computer information systems. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 2610; BCIS 3610; BCIS 3620; BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4680. Distributed Systems and Teleprocessing. 3 hours. This course develops an understanding of the differences between centralized, decentralized and distributed data processing systems; their relationships with the business enterprise, data communications and the parameters affecting the implementation of the system; provides background for analysis, design, selection and evaluation of hardware, software and support required for a distributed data processing environment. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4690. Information Resource Management. 3 hours. An overview of the information systems management function. Emphasizes techniques and issues specific to the development, implementation and operation of computer information systems; management of an information systems department, legal and societal issues. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100, 1110; MGMT 3820; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4700. Decision Support Systems. 3 hours. Study of the process of decision making, and the information requirements of decisions; decision support system tool selection and DSS applications development. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4710. Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence. 3 hours. Examination of the techniques of artificial intelligence as applied to solving business problems. The course includes the design and construction of an artificial intelligence application project using an expert system tool. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course, or consent of department.

4740. Office Information Systems. 3 hours. Office information and decision support systems are examined as emerging and critical elements in business data and information systems. Emphasis on information processing considerations at the systems level; including analysis and management of support activities such as data and records management, electronic filing and retrieving systems, word processing, micro- and reprographics, and telecommunications; discussion of person/machine interfaces; appraisals of current and future technological trends, and their impact on data processing and office environment. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 2610; BCIS 3610; BCIS 3620; BCIS 4610; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); or consent of department.

4800. Internship. 1-3 hours. Supervised work in a job related to student's career objective. Prerequisite(s): student must meet the employer's requirements, and have consent of the department chair or BCIS undergraduate coordinator. Pass/no pass only, and cannot be used as a support course.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 2610 or equivalent; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with a grade of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.5 UNT GPA (2.5 transfer GPA if no courses taken at UNT); a grade of C or better in each previously taken BCIS course or consent of department.

Management Science, MSCI = 0320

2870. Basic Operations Research. 3 hours. Quantitative methods of analyzing business problems; survey of cost, volume and profit analysis; inventory and production models, and linear programming; game theory; network analysis. Prerequisite(s): completion of mathematics requirement.

3700. Statistical Analysis I. 3 hours. Frequency distributions, measures of dispersion, probability, sampling estimation and tests of significance. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.25 UNT GPA.

3710. Statistical Analysis II. 3 hours. Statistical inference, non-parametric methods, variance analysis, sample design, regression and correlation, time series, and index numbers. Prerequisite(s): MSCI 3700 with a grade of C or better; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1100; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.25 UNT GPA.

3870. Management Science. 3 hours. Deterministic models; allocation problems, linear programming, sequencing and scheduling, and network models. Prerequisite(s): MSCI 3700 or consent of instructor; ACCT 2020 and 2030 with grades of C or better; ECON 1100 and 1110; MATH 1190 or equivalent; 2.25 UNT GPA.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

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