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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

BCIS-BUSINESS COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

BCIS 110. Introduction to Computerized Information Systems - 3 cr.
Computerized information systems, their economic, and social implications. Introduction to microcomputer hardware, personal productivity software, and communications.
BCIS 122. Introduction to Information Systems Programming - 3 cr.
Includes basic computer algorithms in current programming environments and the Java programming language. Prerequisite(s): C or better in BCIS 110 or CS 110; and MATH 120.
BCIS 222. Object Oriented Programming - 3 cr.
Introduction to general principles underlying the practice of object-oriented programming. Prerequisite(s): C or better in BCIS 122 or CS 187. Restricted to: Main campus only.
BCIS 322. Advanced Object-Oriented Programming - 3 cr.
In-depth exposure to object-oriented programming techniques and preliminary enterprise-level programming. Prerequisite: C or better in BCIS 222.
BCIS 338. Business Information Systems I - 3 cr.
Application, design and use of computerized information systems in business environment. Prerequisite: BCIS 110 or C S 110 or consent of instructor. Not open to IS majors for credit toward major requirements.
BCIS 350. Information Systems Analysis and Design - 3 cr.
Project management, analysis, requirements determination, and logical modeling of business information processing systems. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 222 or CS 187 or ET 262 or concurrent enrollment.
BCIS 450. Systems Design, Development and Implementation - 3 cr.
Design, development and implementation of business information processing systems. Includes maintenance, evaluation and system management considerations. Prerequisite: C or better in BCIS 350.
BCIS 455. Design of On-Line Business Systems - 3 cr.
Covers analysis, design, and development of on-line, real-time computerized business-information systems. Prerequisite: C or better in BCIS 350; and BCIS 322 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.
BCIS 458. Knowledge Management and Decision Support - 3 cr.
Design, evaluation and implementation of computerized decision systems. IS majors may not use this course to satisfy IS major requirement. Prerequisite(s): C or better in BCIS 338 or consent of instructor.
BCIS 465. Business Systems Simulation - 3 cr.
Simulation of business systems. Model design, implementation, testing and analysis. Prerequisites: C or better in BCIS 322 and STAT 251G.
BCIS 470. Object-Oriented Systems Development Techniques - 3 cr.
Design and implementation of n-tier information systems in the object-oriented environment, including web-based interfaces, business logic, and database communication. Prerequisite: C or better in BCIS 350; and BCIS 322 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.
BCIS 475. Database Management Systems - 3 cr.
Design, development, and use of database management systems in the business environment. Prerequisite: C or better in BCIS 350 or consent of instructor.
BCIS 480. E-Commerce Security - 3 cr.
Introduction to securing network-based applications from internal and external threats. Fundamentals of network security, including TCP/IP, firewalls, intrusion detection, and vulnerability. Prerequisite(s): C or better in BCIS 460 or ET 377 or consent of instructor.
BCIS 482. Management of Information Security - 3 cr.
Provides management overview of information security and thorough examination of administration of information security. Surveys field of information security including planning, policy and programs, protection and people relative to information security. Prerequisite: BCIS 110 or equivalent. Taught with BCIS 575.
BCIS 485. Enterprise Resource Planning - 3 cr.
This course covers concepts in enterprise resource planning (ERP). Topics include how ERP integrates business processes across functional areas--such as the procurement process and the sales order process--and how businesses use ERP information systems in day-to-day operations as well as for performance monitoring. SAP R/3 software will be used in several hands-on examples of ERP software as a real-world example of an ERP system. IS majors are restricted from taking this course to satisfy IS requirements. Prerequisite(s): C or better in BCIS 338 or BCIS 350 or ACCT 252.
BCIS 490. Selected Topics - 1-3 cr.
Current topics in business systems analysis. Prerequisites vary according to topics being covered. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits under different subtitles.
BCIS 495. Enterprise Information Portals - 3 cr.
Enterprise information portal (EIP) is a framework for integrating information, people and processes across organizational boundaries using web-based technologies. In this class, you will explore the wide range of options (EIP's) (e.g. SAP Netweaver Portal) provided to integrate ERP solutions, third-party applications, legacy systems, databases, unstructured documents, internal and external Web content, and collaboration tools. Taught with BCIS 565. Prerequisite(s): BCIS 485.
BCIS 498. Independent Study - 1-3 cr.
Individual studies directed by consenting faculty with prior approval of the department head. Prerequisites: junior or above standing and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.