Albers School of Business and Economics
Courses

Information Systems

  • Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog. All undergraduate courses are 5 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.

    IS 3150 Introduction to Information Systems

    This course provides the undergraduate business major a basic understanding of business information systems and technology. Topics include, but are not limited to, software applications in business, infrastructure, database management, networking, systems development, security, legal and ethical issues. Lab assignments will include various business application software. (formerly IS 315)

    IS 3200 Fundamentals of Programming in Business

    Introduces fundamental concepts of programming in business, including data types, expressions, control structures, functions, I/O, error handling, debugging, graphical user interface and event-driven programming. A programming language is chosen based on its relevance and acceptance in the business community. (formerly IS 320)

    IS 4620 Internet Marketing

    Concepts, tools, and strategies for understanding and exploiting opportunities associated with electronic commerce with focus on the strategic aspects of marketing using the Internet. The Internet alters the way business is conducted on a local and global basis. It changes the way organizations conduct business, provide customer service, interact with internal and external stakeholders, advertise, develop products, build brands, generate new prospects, monitor the marketplace, and distribute products and services. (formerly IS 462)

    Prerequisite: MKTG 3500 or instructor permission.

    IS 4640 Object-Oriented Modeling in Business

    Introduces an object-oriented way of modeling businesses for the purpose of building information systems. Object-orientation will be explained at each stage of information system development, i.e., planning, analysis, design, and implementation. Students will be required to build applications using an object-oriented programming tool. (formerly IS 464)

    Prerequisite: IS 3150, IS 3200, advanced standing in the Albers School or instructor permission. IS 3150 may be taken concurrently with one other IS course.

    IS 4660 Database Systems in Business

    This course introduces fundamental concepts and implementations of database systems in business. Topics include: relational model, entity-relationship model, SQL, data warehousing and data mining. Students use relational database management systems and computer aided software engineering tools for instruction and assignments. (formerly IS 466)

    Prerequisite: IS 3150, advanced standing in the Albers School or instructor permission. IS 3150 may be taken concurrently with one other IS course.

    IS 4690 Fundamentals of Business Web Technologies

    This course examines how to manage communication technologies. It introduces the basics of networking, the OSI model, the TCP/IP model, XHTML, CSS, XML, client-side scripting, server-side scripting, AJAX, and others. Concepts and technologies are discussed with hands-on practice through developing business web applications. After completing this course successfully, students will have a solid understanding of the basic components of Internet communications, the fundamentals of World Wide Web, and the principles of Web design and applications development. (formerly IS 469)

    Prerequisite: IS 3150, advanced standing in the Albers School or instructor permission. IS 3150 may be taken concurrently with one other IS course.

    IS 4910 Special Topics Courses

    See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions. (formerly IS 491)

    IS 4940 International Study Tour: Information Systems Management

    This course focuses on the management of technology in a given region of the world, and involves visiting a country in question to gain a better understanding of the issues facing managers in that environment. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details. (formerly IS 494)

    IS 4950 Internships

    (0 - 5 credits) (formerly IS 495)

    For more about internships, visit the Placement Center

    IS 4960 Independent Study

    Supervised individual exploration. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits) (formerly IS 496)

    IS 4990 Directed Research

    Supervised individual work. Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student's adviser. Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement. (1 - 5 credits) (formerly IS 498)