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College of Business

Course Descriptions

Business Information Technology

Courses with BOTE prefix are recognized as common courses across the North Dakota University System.

BOTE 102 Keyboarding I 3 cr. Basic instruction and practice in using the alphanumeric keyboard. Emphasis on proper fingering for touch operation of the keyboard, development of speed and accuracy, and exploration of business document formatting. Offered online only.

BIT 123 Technology-Personal Development 2 cr. (GE4) Introduction to technology for personal development. Emphasis placed on how to exploit technology to achieve goals and improve quality of life.

BOTE 127 Information Processing 3 cr. Introduction to computer concepts, hardware and software applications, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and Internet. Course may be waived if student holds MOS certification in Word, Excel, and Power Point at the specialist level.

BOTE 152 Keyboarding II 3 cr. Development of speed and accuracy in keyboarding straight copy and production activities. Emphasis placed on formatting and keying various business documents including memos, letters, reports, and tables from straight copy, rough drafts, and unarranged material. Prerequisite(s): BOTE 102 or at least one semester of high school keyboarding. Offered online only.

BIT 154 Word Processing and Presentation Software 3 cr. Use of word processing and presentation software to create professional business documents and presentations. Prerequisite(s): previous computer experience.

BIT 220 Management Information Systems 3 cr. Designed to provide an introduction to systems and development concepts, technology acquisition, and various types of application software that have become prevalent or are emerging in modern organizations and society. This course also introduces students to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout global organizations. The focus of this course is on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage.

BIT 235 Introduction to Web Site Design 3 cr. Basics of web site design using HTML code and web editing software. Prerequisite(s): Previous computer experience.

BIT 236 Business Design Tools 3 cr. Hands-on computer course that surveys current software packages in the area of desktop publishing. Prerequisite(s): Previous computer experience.

BOTE 247 Spreadsheet Applications 3 cr. Intermediate and advanced use of application software for creation of spreadsheets, graphs, databases, and macros. Integration with other software applications is also reviewed. MIS students should take this course prior to CSCI 111. Prerequisite(s): Previous computer experience.

BIT 310 IT Project Management 3 cr. Designed to examine the processes, methods, techniques, and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects utilizing a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects.

BIT 311 Collaborative Computing 3 cr. Designed to explore team creation, social and environmental aspects, member roles, and virtual team management. Prerequisite: BIT 220

BIT 312 Data and Information Mgmt 3 cr. This course provides students with an introduction to the core concepts in 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 verifying its structural characteristics with normalization techniques and implementing and utilizing a relational database. Prerequisites: BIT 220, BIT 311, and BIT 310.

BIT 318 Business Communication 3 cr. Focuses on oral, written and nonverbal communication skills used in business. Emphasis on virtual and global communication, listening and collaborative communications skills, and enhancement of communication using multimedia. Co-requisite: BADM 301. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110 and previous computer experience.

BIT 342 Advanced Web Site Design 3 cr. Enhancement of students' skills to plan and develop well-designed web sites that combine effective navigation with the balanced use of graphics, text, and color. Prerequisite(s): BIT 235 and BIT 236.

BIT 358 IT Infrastructure 3 cr.Designed to explore topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks.

BIT 370 Web-Based App Development 3 cr. Designed to explore e-Business technologies, web programming languages, databases, and user input. Offered online only. Prerequisites: BIT 235 and BIT 312.

BIT 385 Technology Management 3 cr. Designed to explore current issues, approaches to the management of technology, the interaction of new technologies with existing technologies, legal and regulatory implications of technology, ethics, and the processes through which organizations generate and absorb technological innovations.

BIT 391 Methods of Teaching Business 3 cr. Emphasizes the competencies needed for preserve teachers that may apply to the teaching of any business course. Special emphasis placed on classroom management strategies, unit development, lesson planning, and evaluation and assessment options, along with other activities pertaining to the actual teaching experience. Offered on campus fall odd years only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to teacher education and MOS certification at specialist level in Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

BIT 421 Philosophy of Career and Technical Education 3 cr. Addresses the history, growth, legislation, and elements of career and technical education. Students research principles and practices of vocational business education and their relationship to general business education and other areas of career and technical education. Offered on campus fall. Co-requisite: BIT 423. Prerequisite(s): Admission to teacher education and junior status.

BIT 423 Coordinating Techniques 2 cr. Study of cooperative office and other work experience programs. Principles in developing career and technical education materials as well as the utilization of community resources are presented. Study of business education curriculum is also included. Offered on campus fall odd years only. Corequisite: BIT 421. Prerequisite(s): junior status and admission to teacher education.

BIT 440 Enterprise Architecture 3 cr. Designed to explore the design, selection, implementation, and management of enterprise IT solutions. The focus is on applications and infrastructures as applied within the business. Prerequisite: BIT 220.

BIT 441 IS Strategy, Mgmt & Acquisition 3 cr. Designed to explore the issues and approaches managing change, manageing the information system's function in organizations, and how the IS function integrates, supports, and enables various types of organizational capabilities. Prerequisite: BIT 440.

BIT 443 Outsourcing Management 3 cr. Designed to explore the initiation of a sourcing decision and evaluation process through supplier selection and transition to outsourcing and insourcing. Prerequisite: BIT 220.

BIT 444 IT Security & Info Assurance 3 cr. Designed to explore hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management. Prerequisite: BIT 358.

BIT 445 IT Audit and Controls 3 cr. Designed to explore the fundamental concepts of the information technology audit and control function. The main focus of this course is understanding information controls, the types of controls and their impact on the organization, and how to manage an audit. Prerequisite: BIT 385.

BIT 452 Client/Server Database 3 cr. Designed to explore the issues of managing database systems as essential organizational resources. Students learn the enterprise-data-architecture components, data storage configurations, and information retrieval methods. Prerequisite: BIT 312 .

BIT 453 Systems Analysis 3 cr. Designed to explore systematic methodologies for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities needed to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the systems solution. Prerequisites: BIT 220, BIT 310, and BIT 311.

BIT 460 MIS Seminar 3 cr. Provides students an opportunity to explore current issues, trends, and careers in the field. Prerequisites: Senior status and final semester of program.

BIT 470 Projects in MIS 3 cr. Culminating experience for all MIS majors. The application of concepts learned from courses taken in the College of Business core, Management Information Systems core, and tracks are applied to real world projects. Prerequisite: Senior Status.

BIT 497 Internship 3-9 cr. Internship allows the student to combine an on-the-job learning experience with related academic coursework. Prerequisite(s): Senior status, restricted to MIS majors.

BIT 499 Special Topics 1-4 cr. Topics will vary from year to year. Repeatable for credit as topics change.