Stetson University

School of Business Administration

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Course Descriptions

All courses are worth one unit of credit unless otherwise noted.

BSAN 101 - Information Technology II

0.5 Units

This is a tools course which covers how to best use application software (spreadsheets and database management systems) for data analysis and information management. Design is heavily stressed so that these analytical tools can be used to create spreadsheets and databases that easily grow and adapt for today’s global, changing environments.

BSAN 300 - Applied Business Programming

This course provides the student with an introduction to programming concepts and structures utilizing an object-oriented programming language. An in-depth coverage of object definitions, object properties, and object behavior is provided. Principles of programming style and good program design techniques are emphasized. Advanced projects cover business applications.

Prerequisite: satisfaction of the Information Technology Proficiency Requirement or permission of instructor.

BSAN 340 - BSAN Internship (1 Unit; Pass/Fail only)

Students are expected to complete an internship of varying time length with an external strategic alliance partner. Emphasis is on a relevant learning environment and acquisition of appropriate career skills at a suitable level of authority and responsibility.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

BSAN 350 - Management Information Systems

An introduction to the Information Technology issues associated with the business enterprise. Designed to provide a broad perspective for understanding the nature of the use of information technology for competitive advantage and the management of information resources in traditional and E-Organizations. Emphasis of the course is on both managerial and technology points of view.

Prerequisite: satisfaction of the Information Technology Proficiency Requirement.

BSAN 351 - Ethics and Technology

This course is intended to enable students to understand and to respond to the legal and ethical issues that arise from the use of information technology. Students will explore ethical and social issues arising from the computerization of industry and government, with emphasis on copyright, security, and privacy issues. The primary focus of the course will be the determination of the weight that these ethical and social issues should have in the design, implementation, and uses of present and anticipated applications of information technology.

Prerequisite: junior standing.

BSAN 360 - Project Management

This course focuses on the fundamental knowledge essential to managing, planning, scheduling and controlling projects in the information technology field with emphasis placed upon the understanding of the project environment, the phased approached to managing projects, critical path analysis, and the tools used to manage projects. The concepts and techniques covered are appropriate for all types of projects, ranging from small to large, and from highly technological to administrative in nature.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350.

BSAN 370 - Electronic Commerce

This course provides an introduction to the concept and application of E-Business and E-Commerce from a business perspective. Topics include, infrastructure for E-Commerce, E-Commerce business models, and the use of E-Commerce in organizations for competitive advantage.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350.

BSAN 380 - Web Development

This is an applied course in the design and development of high quality web sites. Students will learn basic HTML, webpage development software, and graphic/photo editing software. An emphasis is placed on creating, managing and maintaining an entire web site. The goal of this course is to give the student the ability to integrate design principles and practical software skills in the web environment.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350 or permission of instructor.

BSAN 383 - Business Intelligence

This course introduces the concept of Business Intelligence (BI). Students will learn how BI is used by organizations to make better business decisions, use fewer resources, and improve the bottom line. This course provides an overview of business intelligence topics as well as hands-on experiences. Topics include business analytics, data visualization, data mining, data warehousing and business performance management.

Prerequisite: STAT 301Q.

BSAN 393 - Communications Networks

This course provides an in-depth examination of data communication processes and structure. Central focus is on LAN, WAN, and Intranet technologies, as well as design and implementation of networking applications within the organization.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350.

BSAN 396 - Current Topics in Information Technology

This course is designed to acquaint students with current trends and issues in information technology by focusing on one of a number of information technology topics. Topics currently addressed in this course are Database Applications, Advanced Spreadsheet Analysis, or Open-Source Web Site Development.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350.

BSAN 397 - Data and Information Management

This course provides in-depth coverage of enterprise level database technology issues including data modeling, logical and physical table design, and implementation in a relational DBMS environment. Students gain hands-on experience in the use of enterprise-level development techniques such as CASE tools and advanced SQL.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350.

BSAN 461 - Business Process Management

This course provides an extensive investigation of a company’s core business processes and the interactions within and between them. The primary focus of this course is the application of information technologies to transform organizations and improve their performance. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of enterprise systems, to include hands-on experience and the role they play in changing organizations.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350.

BSAN 465 - Predictive Analytics

This course provides an introduction to predictive analytics techniques used in business and social science research. Using enterprise-class analytic software, students will learn how to build predictive models using techniques such as logistic regression, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, and decision trees.

Prerequisite: STAT301 or equivalent.

BSAN 488 - Applications Development for E-Business

This course examines the design and implementation of web-based applications systems using an event-driven/object oriented development platform. Included is in-depth coverage of the technologies required for the implementation of E-Business web sites. Topics include E-Business web site design, Server-side development technologies, Cascading Style Sheets, Web Data Access, XML, and Ajax Web Development. A web application development project is used as a medium to allow students to practice their implementation skills as well as design side skills in the areas of database design and normalization, user interface design, program usability considerations, and the system development life cycle.

Prerequisites: BSAN 300 and BSAN 350.

BSAN 494 - Systems Analysis and Design

This course concentrates on the first two stages of the systems development life cycle and the management of IT projects in organizations. Students will gain knowledge essential to managing, planning, scheduling and controlling projects in the Information technology field. Implementation issues are also discussed.

Prerequisite: BSAN 350.

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