IS Course Descriptions

Course Title

Computer-Based Applications in Business

Course No.

QMIS-130

   

Contents

This course provides students with an exposure to a suite of software tools useful for knowledge workers (e.g., spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, database retrieval, statistics, word processing, and Internet and electronic mail). It also provides students with a basic information technology background in order to understand tradeoffs in computer architecture for effective use in a business environment

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/130
   

Prerequisites

None
   
 

 

Course Title

Business Problem Solving & Programming

Course No.

QMIS-230

   

Contents

This course provides students with hands-on experience in the design and development of computer-based solutions to business problems.  In developing such business applications, students will have exposure to the basics of programming concepts and algorithms using an appropriate procedural language.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/230
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-130 or equivalent
   
 

 

Course Title

Introduction to Business Information Systems (IS)

Course No.

QMIS-240

   

Contents

This course provides students with an understanding of contemporary organizational systems and processes, and the role of information technology and systems in support of such processes. The Focus is on topics such as individual and group decision making, information needs and systems, strategic use of IS, information and knowledge management, IT trends, intra-organizational and inter-organizational systems, Ethical and global issues, and IS planning and control.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/240
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-130 or equivalent
   
 

 

Course Title

Systems Analysis & Design

Course No.

QMIS-331

   

Contents

This course introduces students to the issues, processes and methods of systems analysis, design and implementation in an organizational context. Emphasis is on providing students with an understanding of the system development life cycle, on developing skills in business problems identification, selection and application of systems analysis, design and implementation methods and tools, and on enhancing effective communication with end users.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/331
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-230 and QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Data Communications and Networks

Course No.

QMIS-336

   

Contents

This course enables students to learn and apply knowledge pertinent to the design and implementation of computer networks as integral part of the information systems infrastructure in an organization. Emphasis is on business data communications and networking requirements, including communications hardware and software, analysis and design of networking applications, network types, topologies and protocols, and network management.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/334
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-230 and QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Advanced Business Applications

Course No.

QMIS-350

   

Contents

This course provides students with advanced hands-on experience in the development of business and Internet applications by using a state-of-the-art programming language, algorithms and concepts.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/350
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-230 and QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Introduction to Electronic Commerce

Course No.

QMIS-351

   

Contents

This course enables students to acquire a broad operational knowledge of B2C Electronic Commerce. Topics include: attracting customers to an EC web site, informing customers about products and services offered, supporting customers via the web site, personalizing the look and feel of the web site, etc.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/351
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Management Support Systems

Course No.

QMIS-352

   

Contents

This course enables students to acquire a broad understanding of management support systems, their components, business applications, and evaluation.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/352
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-230 and QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Integrated Information Systems

Course No.

QMIS-353

   

Contents

This course enables students to acquire a broad understanding of integrated information systems in a business environment. Topics include supply chain management, enterprise-wide systems, ERP, etc.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/353
   

Prerequisites

None
   
 

 

Course Title

IS Project Management

Course No.

QMIS-354

   

Contents

Addresses the concepts, principles, and techniques of large-scale IS project management including project organization; project leadership; project budgeting; project cost, time, and quality management; etc.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/354
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-230 and QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Business Database Systems

Course No.

QMIS-433

   

Contents

This course covers information systems design and implementation within a database management system environment. Students will demonstrate their mastery of analysis and design processes acquired in earlier courses by designing and constructing databases to meet the information needs of users. Topics covered include data models and modeling techniques, information engineering, data quality and security, and client/server environment.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/433
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-331 and QMIS-336
   
 

 

Course Title

Global Issues in Electronic Commerce

Course No.

QMIS-450

   

Contents

This course enables students to acquire a broad understanding of global issues in E-Commerce management and technology. Topics include the internet infrastructure, strategic aspects of E-Commerce, strategy formulation and implementation, public policy issues and capital infrastructure from a managerial perspective, etc.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/450
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-230 and QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Social Issues in Information Systems

Course No.

QMIS-451

   

Contents

This course enables students to acquire a broad understanding of social issues in the information age. Topics include security, privacy, legal, and ethical issues.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/451
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-230 and QMIS-240
   
 

 

Course Title

Project in Information Systems

Course No.

QMIS-472

   

Contents

This is a capstone course that helps teams of students integrate and apply their business and information systems related knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses to cover the entire life cycle of activities involved in designing, building and implementing an information system to solve real business problems for external clients (profit or nonprofit organizations in the community). Topics covered include project management issues and techniques, design of user interface, system implementation issues, system documentation and user manuals, and user training.

 

Website

http://is.cba.edu.kw/472
   

Prerequisites

QMIS-240; QMIS-433