Graduate Information Systems Courses

MSIS  611 - Database (3)

Presents the concepts, principles, issues, and techniques for managing corporate data resources; techniques for managing design and the development of large database systems. The emphasis is on developing a thorough understanding of the principles of data modeling and the conversion of data models into working database systems.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  612 - Analysis, Modeling and Design (3)

Studies the systems development life cycle, analysis and design techniques, information systems planning and projects identification and selection, requirements collection structuring, process modeling, data modeling, interface design and data management, system implementation and operation, system maintenance, and change management implications of systems. The course utilizes current methods and tools, such as rapid application development, prototyping, and visual development.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  613 - Communications and Networking (3)

Examines telecommunication fundamentals, including data, voice, image, and video. The concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks are studied, as well as local and wide networks, transmission and switching efficiency, and regulatory and technical environments. Topics include security, e-commerce, web sites, and middleware.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  620 - Economics for IS Managers (3)

Presents an overview of modern economic and financial theories relevant to understanding the costs, benefits, and processes by which proposed or current information systems can be evaluated. Students explore the economic impact of legal, regulatory, and political actions on the information industry. This course may be offered online.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  624 - Managing Projects and Change (3)

Explores the managing of projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  625 - IT Policy and Strategy (3)

Examines the top management perspective for aligning competitive strategy, core competencies, and information systems; the development and implementation of policies and plans to achieve organizational goals; defining the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization, its business units, and individual employees. Approaches to managing the Information Systems function in organizations are also explored, including examination of the dual challenges of effectively controlling the use of well-established information technologies while experimenting with emerging technologies, as well as the role of the CIO.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  626 - Capstone Project (3)

This course provides a broad survey of the individual, organizational, and cultural impact of information technology, in order to stimulate thoughtful reflection and debate upon the social issues provoked by current and projected uses of information technology. As part of this course, students will complete a capstone project.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  631 - e-Business (3)

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the organizational structures and the technologies that support e-business. Topics covered include, e-business strategy, business models, governance structures, electronic markets, and e-business technological infrastructure.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  636 - Identity Management and Trust (3)

(Information Security Concentration) Studies issues in identification, authentication, authorization, and trust for enterprise protective systems and drills down into the implementation of infrastructure, process, management, and policies to support these functions within the context of real enterprises.
Prerequisites: MSIS 651
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  647 - Global Information Systems (3)

Studies both the flow of global data and major global data bases. Global data includes all forms of digital information including Internet traffic patterns, cell phone usage, email, texting, video, audio, commercial transactions, software updates on globally-distributed systems, and other components of international data flow. Major global databases include such entities as various national privacy policies, international agreements on data transparency and data sharing, transportation tracking, passenger tracking, public health disease reporting, bioterrorism alerts, and computer viruses/malicious code tracking.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  648 - Enterprise Information Systems (3)

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate all major business functions (finance, human resources, manufacturing, inventory, etc.) into an enterprise wide shared information systems network. By making information available across traditional business unit boundaries efficiency improves and gives rise to new strategic opportunities. Ultimately, such intranet information systems can be interlinked with other enterprise business partners (e.g. vendors, suppliers, financial institutions) to form powerful resource planning networks. This course will explore the technology and strategic use of enterprise information systems.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  651 - Information Technology Security (3)

Studies contemporary issues of information security, including effective information security policies, risk assessment factors, internal application security, intranet vs. extranet security, firewalls and internet security, response to breaches of security, and operating a secure corporate network.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  653 - Network Security (3)

(Information Security Concentration) Studies network management, architecture, controls, firewalls, network separation, gateways, virtual private networks, network security devices, sniffers, intrusion detection and response mechanisms, security-related protocols, network access and routing controls, network-based content controls, network-level encryption methods, and enterprise network infrastructure.
Prerequisites: MSIS 651
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  656 - Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing (3)

Modern technology has the means of collecting every minute detail of a corporations activity. To turn raw data into useful information and knowledge requires a judicious approach to extracting, cleansing, and aggregating data so that it can be used to support strategic decision making (e.g. forecasting and trend analysis, performance monitoring, etc.). This course builds on the Database course and extends the concepts learned there.
Prerequisites: MSIS 611
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  659 - Information Technology Audit and Forensics (3)

(Information Security Concentration) Studies auditing mechanisms, technical audit trails, audit processes, auditing, forensic evidence identification, collection, storage, analysis, preservation, and data retention and disposition requirements and execution for enterprise scale information systems and networks.
Prerequisites: MSIS 651
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  661 - Local, National and Global Biotech (2)

Studies the biotechnology timeline, the basic terminology of the biotech field, the applications represented by the biotech field, including pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, energy, industrial applications and biodefense, the biotech business environment of the San Francisco Bay Area - the world¿s largest biotech cluster, the capabilities of regional clusters throughout the United States, global biotech clusters, and the global industry. Professionals from the biotechnology field will present on a variety of topics. Course References include: Welcome to BioTech Nation, Moira A. Gunn, AMACOM, 2007. BayBIO Impact Report 2009. Industry Report San Francisco Bay Area California Cures 2009. Industry Report: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego Biotech Clusters. Growing the Nation's Biotech Sector, International BIO Organization Guide to Biotechnology, International BIO Organization
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  662 - The Information of Biotech (3)

Surveys the creation, storage and analysis needs of the information generated by the biotech industry, including the data collection requirements of Phase I, II and III clinical trials, the information requirements for drug and device submissions to the FDA, the EU, and other agencies on the global landscape, the digital representation of DNA, and the biotech computer applications available from major software/hardware manufacturers, including Dell, Intel, Google, Oracle and Microsoft. Professionals from the biotechnology field will present on a variety of topics. Course References include:Putting the Pieces Together: Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, International BIO Organization, Manufacturers/service-provider's technical materials. MSIS students will have a "hands-on" experience programming DNA micro-arrays courtesy of the NSF-funded Bio-Link, housed at UCSF.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  663 - Legal Social and Ethical Implications of Biotechnology (2)

Studies biotech intellectual property and patents on a national and global basis, the privacy and security regulations from HIPAA and GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act), the societal implications of the development and use of biotechnology in both the developed and developing world, ethical concerns and human use regulations for clinical studies, and the implications for information systems designers and managers. Professionals from the biotechnology field will present for a portion of every class session. Course References include: BIO Statement of Ethical Principles, International BIO Organization , Biotech Issues and Concerns, The NOAH Gene-technology Group, The Vatican Paper on Biotech: Regarding the Instruction, Dignitas Personae, September 8, 2008. Brave New Judaism: When Science and Scripture Collide, Dr. Maryam Wahrman, Brandeis, 2004. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Public Law 110-233.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors

MSIS  699 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

By special arrangement.
College restricted to Sch of Bus and Prof Studies. ; • Restricted to Information Systems Majors