150—Integrated Software Applications, 3 Cr.
This course focuses on the development of competency in the use of a current integrated software suite. This course builds the software skills necessary to complete future business courses at Viterbo University and in today’s organizations.
200—Management Information Systems Concepts, 3 Cr.
This course provides an investigation of the indispensable role of information systems in business operations, management decision-making, and the strategic success of organizations. The focus of this course is that information systems have become essential as a strategy for creating competitive firms, managing firms, managing global corporations, and providing useful products and services to customers in the Information Age. Learners will research current topics pertinent in today’s information technology revolution. Prerequisite: 150.
220—Essentials of Information Technology, 3 Cr.
This course will provide students with an overview of key skills used within the field of information technology. Learners will explore: common aspects of information security, an overview of networking fundamentals, web development, and basic programming techniques. Coverage will include both theory and practice. Prerequisite: MGMT 210.
230—Object-oriented Programming Concepts, 3 Cr.
This course is an introduction to the concepts of computer programming. The focus of this course is the proper and efficient way to design, debug, and test applications utilizing an event-driven, object-oriented language. Problem-solving techniques that will be used in advanced information systems courses and the professional environment will be introduced. Basic programming control structure methodology will provide the foundation necessary to design programs needed in the workplace. Prerequisite: 200 or MGMT 210.
310—Data Communications and Networking, 3 Cr.
This course provides the basic understanding of data communications and network systems needed in today’s business environment. The range of material covered will include an overview of local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. The learner will obtain a strong fundamental understanding of the principles of data communication. Prerequisite: 200 or MGMT 210.
320—Information Security I, 3 Cr.
This course will provide the student with an overview of the field of information security and assurance. Students will be exposed to all aspects of security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures. Coverage will include inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses and an overview of the information security planning and staffing functions. Prerequisite: 310.
340—E-commerce Development and Implementation, 3 Cr.
This course develops knowledge and practical skills relevant to e-business. Learners will concentrate on business and technical elements of electronic commerce. Learners are introduced to both the theory and practice of ecommerce. Also covered are the underlying business promises of e-business activity and technical details of a successful implementation. Prerequisite: 200 or MGMT 210.
350—Database Management Systems I, 3 Cr.
Learners are introduced to relational database concepts, terminology, and theory with a focus on the importance of effective data management to the strategic success of an organization. Learners will understand and apply the concepts of database normalization, entity relationship, structured query language (SQL), and application design. Prerequisite: 200 or MGMT 210.
400—Systems Analysis and Design, 3 Cr.
This course is a comprehensive study of procedures and techniques for developing technology-based enterprise-wide information systems in today’s organizations. Learners will gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of systems analysts and other stakeholders as well as investigate complex management decisions through feasibility analyses, data analysis, design strategy, process modeling, and requirements definition. Prerequisite: 200 or MGMT 210.