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Accounting, Business Analytics, CIS & Law

Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Information Systems & Law (ACCT/BUAN/CIS/LAW)

Dr. Fengyun Wu
Chair of the Department

The Department of Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Information Systems, and Law (ACCT/BUAN/CIS/LAW) offers a broad choice of courses and three majors: Accounting, Business Analytics and Computer Information Systems. The department also offers courses in Business Law required for students in the O'Malley School of Business.

Accounting is often described as the language through which entities communicate financial information to various stakeholders. The program provides students with the skills that prepare them for accounting careers in business and not-for-profit organizations. Qualified students specifically interested in public accounting may pursue the B.S./MBA Professional Accounting Program. The program is registered with the State of New York as a Professional Accounting Program geared toward obtaining the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.

Using data, Business Analytics helps organizations evaluate their performance, gain operational insight, improve decision making and forecast market trends. It combines the study of analytical and statistical data analyses, data management, modeling and visualization. The underlying analytics tools and techniques emerge from a variety of disciplines such as operations research, statistics, computer science and traditional business fields. The Business Analytics major allows the student to develop the skills needed to pursue a data-related career in financial services, healthcare management, telecommunications, retail, media, or one of the many other industries where data analytics skills are in high demand. 

The Computer Information Systems major emphasizes the use of computers in aiding business professionals to perform their functions in modern organizations. The program emphasizes important technical and applied skills and prepares students for a variety of careers in management information systems and technology.

Every major in the department should consult with the Chair concerning the fulfillment of the requirements for the major and the electives that will be most suitable for his/her particular professional and academic development.

Accounting (ACCT)

Requirements for a major in Accounting:

LAW 304Business Law II3
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 303Cost Accounting3
ACCT 350Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 401Auditing3
ACCT 405International and Advanced Issues in Accounting3
ACCT 409Federal Income Taxation I3
Select one of the following courses:3
Financial Reporting Analysis
Federal Income Taxation II *
Accounting Field Study Internship
Business Elective3
Total Credits30

 A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive major credit.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCT 2013ACCT 2023
RELS 110 or ENGL 1103ENGL 110 or RELS 1103
PHIL 201 or SOC 2013SOC 201 or PHIL 2013
PSYC 203 or CIS 1103CIS 110 or PSYC 2033
MATH 1533MATH 1543
 15 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 2033ECON 2043
ENGL 211 or BUAN 2273BUAN 227 or ENGL 2113
MKTG 201 or MGMT 2013MGMT 201 or MKTG 2013
ACCT 3013ACCT 3023
ACCT 3033ACCT 3503
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
RELS Catholic Studies or ENGL Elective3ENGL Elective or RELS Catholic Studies3
SCI Elective3SCI Elective3
LAW 2033ECON 3053
MGMT 307 or FIN 3013FIN 301 or MGMT 3073
ACCT 4013ACCT 4053
 Liberal Art Elective3
 15 18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
LAW 3043HIST Elective3
ACCT 4093ACCT Elective/Internship*3
RELS Global/Contemporary3MGMT 430 or 4063
MGMT 406 or 4303Liberal Art Elective3
Liberal Arts Elective3Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits: 123

*Must be ACCT 410 for students pursuing the five year BS/MBA in Professional Accounting. Students interested in this program must consult with their academic advisor.

Students enrolled in the O'Malley School of Business who wish to minor in Accounting must complete the following in addition to the core courses required of all students in Business:

ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
One of the following:3
Cost Accounting
Financial Reporting Analysis
Accounting Information Systems
Auditing
Federal Income Taxation I

A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive minor credit.

The Accounting program offers core courses required of all Business students. All students are required to take:

ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting II3

Accounting Program Learning Goals

1. Demonstrate technical competency in the major areas of accounting – financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and federal income taxation.

2. Demonstrate competency in solving accounting problems through researching authoritative accounting literature, applying quantitative and analytical skills, and exercising sound judgement.

3. Demonstrate effective verbal, written and visual communication skills.

4. Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in accounting and discernment in solving ethical dilemma.

5. Demonstrate enhancement of accounting technology and accounting soft skills through curricular and co-curricular activities. 

6. Demonstrate awareness of social responsibility, diversity, and global accounting issues.

 

Business Analytics (BUAN)

Requirements for a major in Business Analytics:

BUAN/CIS 205Introduction to Programming for Business Applications3
BUAN/CIS 310Business Data Management3
BUAN 327Advanced Business Statistics3
BUAN 410Data Mining for Business Applications3
BUAN 427Artificial lntelligence and Machine Learning3
Approved BUAN or CIS Electives6
Total Credits21

 A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive major credit. 

Students majoring in Business Analytics are encouraged to complete a business internship. Students can complete an approved internship experience for academic credit. Free Elective credit may be used to complete BUAN 375 Assimilating the Internship Experience in Business Analytics. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Dean for Career Development for guidance on the process of securing an appropriate internship and obtaining the required faculty sponsorship. Faculty supervisors will define appropriate academic activities in parallel to the work requirement in order to provide a complete internship experience. Credit bearing internships must be approved by the Assistant Dean of Career Development, Department Chair, and Dean.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
RELS 110 or ENGL 1103ENGL 110 or RELS 1103
ECON 203 or ACCT 2013ECON 204 or ACCT 2023
MATH 1533MATH 1543
PSYC 203 or CIS 1103CIS 110 or PSYC 2033
PHIL 201 or SOC 2013SOC 201 or PHIL 2013
 15 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCT 201 or ECON 2033ACCT 202 or ECON 2043
MKTG 201 or MGMT 2013MGMT 201 or MKTG 2013
ENGL 211 or BUAN 2273BUAN 227 or ENGL 2113
SCI Elective or BUAN/CIS 2053BUAN/CIS 205 or SCI Elective3
LAW 203 or HIST Elective3HIST Elective or Law 2033
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BUAN/CIS 3103BUAN 3273
ENGL Elective or RELS Catholic Studies3BUAN 410 (Or BUAN Elective)3
ECON 3053RELS Catholic Studies or ENGL Elective3
MGMT 307 or FIN 3013FIN 301 or MGMT 3073
Free Elective or BUAN Elective3SCI Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BUAN 4273BUAN Elective or BUAN 4103
BUAN Elective or Free Elective3Free Elective or BUAN Elective3
MGMT 406 or 4303MGMT 430 or 4063
RELS Global/Contemporary3Liberal Art Electives6
Liberal Arts Elective3 
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

Students enrolled in the O'Malley School of Business who wish to minor in Business Analytics must complete the following in addition to the core courses required of all students in Business:

BUAN/CIS 205Introduction to Programming for Business Applications3
BUAN/CIS 310Business Data Management3
BUAN 410Data Mining for Business Applications3
or BUAN 427 Artificial lntelligence and Machine Learning
Approved BUAN or CIS Elective3

A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive minor credit.

The Business Analytics program offers core courses required of all Business students. All students are required to take:

BUAN 227Business Statistics3

Business Analytics Program Learning Goals

1. Recognize, organize and formulate business problems for quantitative analysis.

2. Acquire, clean, transform, visualize and analyze data.

3. Communicate the assumptions, models, summary of results, and predictions to guide business decision makers.

4. Understand ethical and legal issues surrounding data: privacy, governance, and usage.

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Requirements for a major in Computer Information Systems:

CIS 201Computer Hardware & Software3
or CIS 211 System Administration and Cloud Computing for Business Applications
CIS/BUAN 205Introduction to Programming for Business Applications3
CIS/BUAN 310Business Data and Information Management3
CIS 326Networks, Telecommunications and Global Communications3
CIS 431Analysis, Design, and Implementation of Information Systems3
Approved CIS or BUAN Electives6
Total Credits21

A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive major credit. 

Students majoring in Computer Information Systems are encouraged to complete a business internship. Students can complete an approved internship experience for academic credit. Free or Business Elective credit may be used to complete CIS 375 Assimilating the Internship Experience in Computer Information Systems. Interested students must consult with the Assistant Dean for Career Development for guidance on the process of securing an appropriate internship and obtaining the required faculty sponsorship. Faculty supervisors will define appropriate academic activities in parallel to the work requirement in order to provide a complete internship experience. Credit bearing internships must be approved by the Assistant Dean for Career Development, Department Chair, and Dean.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 203 or ACCT 2013ECON 204 or ACCT 2023
RELS 110 or ENGL 1103ENGL 110 or RELS 1103
PHIL 201 or SOC 2013SOC 201 or PHIL 2013
PSYC 203 or CIS 1103CIS 110 or PSYC 2033
MATH 1533MATH 1543
 15 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCT 201 or ECON 2033ACCT 202 or ECON 2043
ENGL 211 or BUAN 2273BUAN 227 or ENGL 2113
MKTG 201 or MGMT 2013MGMT 201 or MKTG 2013
HIST Elective or Law 2033CIS/BUAN 2053
CIS 201 or 2113LAW 203 or HIST Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MGMT 307 or FIN 3013FIN 301 or MGMT 3073
ENGL Elective or RELS Catholic Studies3RELS Catholic Studies or ENGL Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
ECON 3053CIS 3103
CIS 3263SCI Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
SCI Elective3CIS 4313
CIS or BUAN Elective3CIS or BUAN Elective3
MGMT 406 or 4303MGMT 430 or 4063
RELS Global/Contemporary3Liberal Arts Elective6
Liberal Arts Elective3 
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

Students enrolled in the O'Malley School of Business who wish to minor in Computer Information Systems must complete the following in addition to the core courses required of all students in Business:

CIS 201Computer Hardware & Software3
or CIS 211 System Administration and Cloud Computing for Business Applications
CIS/BUAN 205Introduction to Programming for Business Applications3
CIS/BUAN 310Business Data and Information Management3
or CIS 326 Networks, Telecommunications and Global Communications
Total Credits9

A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive minor credit.

The Computer Information Systems program offers core courses required of all Business students. All students are required to take:

CIS 110Introduction to Information Systems3

 Computer Information Systems Learning Goals

1.  Through course offerings, the Computer Information Systems program supports the computing needs of the O'Malley School of Business Curriculum.

2. Within the context of fast changing digital environments that are connected and shared, this program provides students with the skills and competencies needed to develop a working understanding of the role of Information Systems and underlying computing platforms.

3.  Provide students with the underlying methodologies and implementations to build and manage integrated Information Systems environments including platforms, infrastructures, data and processes.

4.  In a rapidly changing business environment, provide students with the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to adapt and successfully apply computing concepts to facilitate ever-changing digital business processes.

Accounting Courses

ACCT 091. Accounting Elective. 3 Credits.

ACCT 092. Accounting. 3 Credits.

ACCT 201. Principles of Accounting I. 3 Credits.

Introduces fundamental principles in accounting and demonstrates their use in financial reporting for business organizations. It covers the four financial statements, preparation of those financial statements and accounting rules governing the preparation of those financial statements. The course provides students with a comprehensive coverage of financial reporting and the relevant components of the annual report. Topics include the accounting cycle and generally accepted accounting principles for cash, merchandise inventory, long-lived assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity. Financial statement ratios and ethical issues in financial accounting are introduced, applied and emphasized throughout the course.

ACCT 202. Principles of Accounting II. 3 Credits.

The second half of Principles of Accounting sequence has a focus of managerial accounting for business decisions. It covers costing methods, cost-volume profit analysis, incremental analysis, pricing decisions, budgetary planning, budgetary control, responsibility accounting, standard costs and planning for capital investments. It integrates and further discusses the topic of financial statement analysis. It emphasizes ethical dimensions of managerial accounting decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 201.

ACCT 301. Intermediate Accounting I. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to assist students to understand, prepare, and analyze financial reporting for business enterprises. The course emphasizes on the foundation of financial concepts and their practical application. Topics discussed include accounting concepts, accounting information systems, preparation of financial statements, accounting for time-value of money, receivables, inventory, property, plant, and equipment, and intangible assets. Cases in ethics will be discussed to sensitize students to ethical situations encountered by practicing accountant. Moreover, a discussion of similarities and differences, with some application, between International Financial reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP) are incorporated in all topics covered in this course. Prerequisites: ACCT 201.

ACCT 302. Intermediate Accounting II. 3 Credits.

The second course in Intermediate Accounting is a continuation of the first half to cover accounting for current and long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, investment, long-term contracts, installment sales, income taxes, pension, leases, accounting changes and error analysis, and full disclosure in financial reporting. Discussions of ethical cases are also discussed. Similarities and differences between IFRS and GAAP with some application are incorporated for all topics discusses in this course. A comprehensive project on critical analysis of financial reporting of one company over three years is assigned as a case study to practice on what student learn in both Intermediate I and II. Prerequisite: ACCT 301.

ACCT 303. Cost Accounting. 3 Credits.

This course concentrates on providing key cost data to managers. The topics covered include measurement and reporting of manufacturing costs, job costing, process costing, activity based costing, operation costing, accounting for spoilage, rework and scrap, standard costing variance analysis, variable costing, absorption costing, just in time inventory systems, backflush costing, cost allocation, joint products, quality costs, budgeting and managerial control, decision making and relevant information. Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.

ACCT 320. Financial Reporting Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course covers financial reporting analysis for security valuation. It discusses the investment environment and the use of financial statements in valuation models, analyzes information contained in the four financial statements and provides guidelines for forecasting future financial statements for valuation. Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and FIN 301.

ACCT 350. Accounting Information Systems. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to conceptual understanding and practical application of accounting information systems. It seeks to enhance students' knowledge of analysis, design, and implementation of an AIS, with a focus on transaction cycles and internal control. Students will also learn how to apply these concepts using an enterprise system and other software packages. Offered in Spring. Pre-requisite: CIS 110, ACCT 201, and ACCT 301.

ACCT 375. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Accounting. 3 Credits.

In consultation with the faculty advisor, students design and complete an independent project related to their Accounting internship. This project aids in assimilating the practical off-campus work experience in business, industry, government or cultural organization with the students' studies and/or career interests. This course is subject to the approval of the Department Chair, Dean and Internship Coordinator of the School of Business. The student is required to pre-register with the Internship Coordinator and to obtain internship placement prior to the start of the semester. (Free/business elective).

ACCT 401. Auditing. 3 Credits.

Auditor's responsibilities in examining and preparing various reports on financial statements and his/her function in evaluating management controls. Topics include professional ethics, legal liability, auditing standards, internal control, and the selection, scope, and application of auditing procedures. Fall. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, ACCT 302, ACCT 350.

ACCT 405. International and Advanced Issues in Accounting. 3 Credits.

This course covers advanced accounting topics with an emphasis on international accounting issues. Advanced accounting topics include the equity method for investments, consolidation of financial statements, and accounting for not-for-profit organizations, state governments and local governments. International accounting topics include worldwide accounting diversity, International Financial Reporting Standards and accounting for foreign currency transactions, translation and hedging. Spring. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, ACCT 302.

ACCT 409. Federal Income Taxation I. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of federal income taxation as it relates to individuals and covers various topics including the concepts of gross income, exclusions, capital gains and losses, personal and business losses, basis, deductions, and credits. The area of tax planning will also be addressed. Fall. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, ACCT 302.

ACCT 410. Federal Income Taxation II. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of federal income taxation as it relates to business entities, with an emphasis on corporations and partnerships. The tax treatment of estates and trusts may also be addressed. Spring. Prerequisite: ACCT 409.

ACCT 435. Accounting Field Study Internship. 3 Credits.

Students will work in an accounting position for 120-150 hours. A journal will be maintained and a project, supervised by a faculty advisor, will be completed with a final report.

ACCT 441. Accounting Seminar. 3 Credits.

ACCT 460. Accounting Seminar. 3 Credits.

This course exposes students to theories and issues of current professional interest in accounting. Open to a limited number of students who meet departmental requirements and have the approval of the Chair of the Department. Prerequisite: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.

ACCT 470. Accounting Independent Study. 3 Credits.

A program of supervised reading and research under the direction of a member of the Department. Topics and methods of research are to be developed in consultation with the supervising professor. Open to qualified students who meet the departmental requirements and have the approval of the Department Chair and the Dean.

ACCT 471. Accounting Independent Study. 1-3 Credit.

Independent Study for Accounting Information systems. Permission of Dean.

ACCT 475. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Accounting. 3 Credits.

This course may be used as a second internship experience and/or with senior status. (Free/business elective).

Business Analytics Courses

BUAN 205. Introduction to Programming for Business Applications. 3 Credits.

Introduction to computer programming and data analysis utilizing an object-oriented programming language. Topics include input/output statements, variables, arithmetic and logical operations, decision statements, loop structures, functions, data formats (csv, json, xml), web scraping and libraries for data manipulation/analysis. In this course, problem solving and algorithm development skills will be honed on assignments involving business applications. Prerequisite: CIS 110.

BUAN 227. Business Statistics. 3 Credits.

Applications of statistical methods of data analysis and decision making. Coverage includes descriptive statistics, statistical measures and estimation, testing of hypothesis, linear regression and correlation analysis. Use of computer software for statistical analysis and business applications. Prerequisite: MATH 153 (or MATH 105), MATH 154, CIS 110.

BUAN 305. Business Analytics Spreadsheet Modeling. 3 Credits.

This course covers examples of descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. Topics include, data identification, preparation and representation; risk analysis and simulation; project management; decision analysis; and optimization. The course provides a balance between understanding processes for analytical modeling and developing the tools to represent and solve decision making problems. It introduces students to the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organizations and shows students how to apply basic business analytics tools in a spreadsheet environment, and how to communicate with analytics professionals to effectively use and interpret analytic models and results for making better business decision. Emphasis is placed on applications, concepts and interpretation of results. Prerequisites: BUAN 227.

BUAN 310. Business Data Management. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts of data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models, and implementing the models using a commercial relational database management system. Additional topics include database administration, security, transaction management, distributed databases and SQL programming. Prerequisites: BUAN 205/CIS 205.

BUAN 317. Principles of Data Visualization. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts, principles and technologies that are utilized to visualize data. Students will learn about that different dimensions of data, how different types of data are encoded and how to analyze, summarize and visualize data. Spreadsheet-based and web-based visualization tools will be utilized throughout the course. Pre-requisites: BUAN 227, BUAN 205/CIS 205.

BUAN 327. Advanced Business Statistics. 3 Credits.

The course aims to broaden students' knowledge of statistics as an instrument for extracting information from data and a basis for enhanced decision-making in every aspect of business. Topics include regression analysis, time series forecasting, ANOV and design of experiments. Prerequisites: BUAN 227 and BUAN 205/CIS 205.

BUAN 350. Supply Chain Analytics. 3 Credits.

Supply chains are an integral part of contemporary business practices. This course focuses on understanding key areas of logistics and supply chain management where data analytics can help the companies overcome the complexities of today's marketplace. Students will be introduced to various methods and tools for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to address supply-chain decision problems such as efficiently managing the network of suppliers, manufacturers of goods/services, and distributors. Much of the course concepts will be covered through case studies and simulations. This course may not be taken concurrently with MGMT 307. Pre-requisite: BUAN 227.

BUAN 375. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Business Analytics. 3 Credits.

In consultation with the faculty advisor, students design and complete an independent project related to their BUAN internship. This project aids in assimilating a practical off-campus work experience in business, industry, government or cultural organization with the students' studies and/or career interests. This course is subject to the approval of the Department Chair, Dean, and Internship Coordinator of the School of Business. The student is required to pre-register with the Internship Coordinator and to obtain internship placement prior to the start of the semester. (Free elective).

BUAN 405. Data Privacy. 3 Credits.

This course examines the legal and regulatory framework for current privacy laws in the United States. Students study industry-specific privacy laws and practices in the healthcare, financial and education sectors, as well as privacy in the workplace. The course addresses provisions limiting government access to private information and discuss laws regulating the ability of third parties to access such information. The course examines policies governing data retention and explores the potential liability and reporting requirements of an organization following a data breach. The course covers the protection of privacy and personal data internationally, including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. Emerging privacy and data protection issues arising from new technological developments are also addressed.

BUAN 410. Data Mining for Business Applications. 3 Credits.

This course addresses how technology can be used to connect data to decision making. The use of real-world examples and cases places data mining techniques in context and fosters the development of data-analytic thinking, and also illustrates the proper application of data-mining techniques is as much an art as it is a science. In addition to the cases, the course features hands-on exercises within data mining software. Prerequisites: BUAN 310/CIS 310.

BUAN 415. Security, Privacy & Ethical Issues in Business Anayltics. 3 Credits.

This course covers the tools, techniques and issues related to securing and using digital information. Topics include authentication, anonymity, legal and ethical issues of big data, basic cryptographic tools, access management, web tracking technologies and digital rights management. Issues will be examined from both the business owner and user perspective.

BUAN 427. Artificial lntelligence and Machine Learning. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on applying and programming machine leaming algorithms such as artifrcial intelligence and neural networks, KNN classification, SVM, logistic regtession to solve data-intensive business problems. Students will be expected to design and implement a data driven solution to a real-world business problem. Pre-requisites: BUAN/CIS 205, BUAN 227.

BUAN 440. Big Data Analytics for Business Analytics. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of Big Data management and analytics. This course will examine the challenges faced by applications dealing with very large volumes of data as well as in proposing scalable solutions for them. Modern big data technologies such as current map-reduce and NoSQL platforms will be ultilized to solve large business analytics problems. Pre-requisite: BUAN 410 and BUAN 427.

BUAN 460. Business Analytics Seminar. 3 Credits.

This course exposes students to evolving techniques and theories on issues of current professional interest in information system development and practice. Topics may include network design and management, software engineering computer and network security, ethical, global and legal issues of information systems. Prerequisite: varies according to topic.

BUAN 475. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Business Analytics. 3 Credits.

This course may be used as a second internship experience and/or with senior status. (Free elective).

Computer Information System Courses

CIS 110. Introduction to Information Systems. 3 Credits.

Critical technologies used to manage information in today's rapidly changing business environment are introduced. Analysis of computer hardware, software, networks, spreadsheets, search engines, database management systems, e-commerce and related ethical issues.

CIS 201. Computer Hardware & Software. 3 Credits.

Introduction to computer architecture and system software. Major topics include basic computer architecture, parallel computing, operating systems design and functionality, and software development. Prerequisite: CIS 110.

CIS 205. Introduction to Programming for Business Applications. 3 Credits.

CIS 205. Introduction to Programming for Business Applications. 3 Credits. Introduction to computer programming and data analysis utilizing an object-oriented programming language. Topics include input/output statements, variables, arithmetic and logical operations, decision statements, loop structures, functions, data formats (csv, json, xml), web scraping and libraries for data manipulation/analysis. In this course, problem solving and algorithm development skills will be honed on assignments involving business applications. Prerequisite: CIS 110.

CIS 211. System Administration and Cloud Computing for Business Applications. 3 Credits.

System administration and the technologies that form the foundation of cloud-based computing. Major topics include the Linux operating system, cybersecurity, virtual machines and containers. Pre-requisite: BUAN/CIS 205.

CIS 310. Business Data and Information Management. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts of data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models, and implementing the models using a commercial relational database management system. Additional topics include database administration, security, transaction management, distributed databases and SQL programming. Prerequisites: BUAN 205/CIS 205.

CIS 316. E-Commerce & Web Development. 3 Credits.

The course combines basic ideas and concepts in e-commerce with hands-on work using internet technologies. We will study topics such as electronic commerce business models, Internet and Web technology infrastructure, Web site development and management, payment systems and security. You will build dynamic web sites using HTML, PHP and SQL, and also work on a significant project. Prerequisite: BUAN/CIS 205.

CIS 317. Principles Data Visualization. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts, principles and technologies that are utilized to visualize data. Students will learn about the different dimensions of data, how different types of data are encoded and how to analyze, summarize and visualize data. Spreadsheet-based and web-based visualization tools will be utilized throughout the course. Prerequisites: BUAN 227, BUAN 205/CIS 205.

CIS 326. Networks, Telecommunications and Global Communications. 3 Credits.

An introduction to computer networking and telecommunications. Major topics include networking and telecommunications fundamentals, LANs, wireless communication, the Internet, standards, and protocols. Prerequisite: CIS 201 or CIS 211 and CIS 205/BUAN 205.

CIS 375. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Computer Information Systems. 3 Credits.

In consultation with the faculty advisor, students design and complete and independent project related to their CIS internship. This project aids in assimilating a practical off-campus work experience in business, industry, government or cultural organization with the students' studies and/or career interests. This course is subject to the approval of the Department Chair, Dean and Internship Coordinator of the School of Business. The student is required to pre-register with the Internship Coordinator and to obtain internship placement prior to the start of the semester. (Free/business elective).

CIS 405. Data Privacy. 3 Credits.

This course examines the legal and regulatory framework for current privacy laws in the United States. Students study industry-specific privacy laws and practices in the healthcare, financial and education sectors, as well as privacy in the workplace. The course addresses provisions limiting government access to private information and discuss laws regulating the ability of third parties to access such information. The course examines policies governing data retention and explores the potential liability and reporting requirements of an organization following a data breach. The course covers the protection of privacy and personal data internationally, including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. Emerging privacy and data protection issues arising from new technological developments are also addressed.

CIS 426. Network Management. 3 Credits.

An introduction to a broad spectrum of network, system and applications management. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of network and system architectures such as TMN, protocols such as SNMP, information modeling, and NM applications such as Configuration, Fault, and Performance management. Prerequisite: CIS 326.

CIS 427. Artificial lntelligence and Machine Learning. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on applying and programming machine learning algorithms such as artificial intelligence and neural networks, KNN classification, SVM, logistic regression to solve data-intensive business problems. Students will be expected to design and implement a data driven solution to a real-world business problem. Pre-requisites: BUAN/CIS 205, BUAN 227.

CIS 431. Analysis, Design, and Implementation of Information Systems. 3 Credits.

A study of the development of information systems from initiation to design, including requirement analysis and reviews. A phased approach and structured analysis methodologies are emphasized. Prerequisite: BUAN 205/CIS 205, BUAN 310/CIS 310.

CIS 460. Computer Information Systems Seminar. 3 Credits.

This course exposes students to evolving techniques and theories on issues of current professional interest in information system development and practice. Topics may include network design and management, software engineering computer and network security, ethical, global, and legal issues of information systems. Prerequisite: varies according to topic.

CIS 470. Computer Information Systems Tutorial/Independent Study. 3 Credits.

A program of supervised reading and research under the direction of a member of the Department. Topics and methods of research are to be developed in consultation with the supervising professor. Open to qualified students who meet the departmental requirements and have the approval of the Department Chair and the Dean. Prerequisite: CIS 310.

CIS 475. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Information Systems. 3 Credits.

This course may be used as a second internship experience and/or with senior status. (Free/business elective).

Law Courses Courses

LAW 203. Business Law I. 3 Credits.

Studies the impact of law on the business environment. Topics include the nature and sources of law, ethics, court systems, crimes, torts, intellectual property, contracts, agency and the forms of business organizations. Prerequisite: at least sophomore standing.

LAW 304. Business Law II. 3 Credits.

This is the second half of a two semester course exploring the legal environment of business. Topics include personal property and bailments, real property, landlord and tenant, wills, trusts and estates, corporations, securities regulation, consumer protection, employment law, sales and negotiable instruments. Spring. Prerequisite: LAW 203, at least Junior standing.

LAW 375. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Law. 3 Credits.

In consultation with the faculty advisor, students design and complete an independent project related to their Law internship. This course is subject to the approval of the Department Chair, Dean and Internship Coordinator of the School of Business. The student is required to pre-register with the Internship Coordinator and to obtain internship placement prior to the start of the semester. (Free/business elective).