MIS LFU Program Description

MASTER's in MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The program focuses on advanced Information and Communication Systems in the context of private and public organizations. It covers systems design and engineering.

PROGRAM RULES

Acceptance: MIS is offered to university graduates with a minimum of 4 years of studies in fields related to information systems, computing and management.
Duration: program duration is 2 years. Courses are
offered either in morning or in late afternoon-evening sessions depending on availability and on student preference.
Language of studies: courses are conducted in English (candidates with languages deficiencies are to take remedial courses).
Graduation: to be eligible for the Master’s degree (program conducted with the French state University of Picardie Jules Verne – Amiens; degree: Master's in Information Systems Methods Applied to Business - MIAGE), a student must complete all educational requirements during a minimum of 4 semesters. He must have passed all courses and achieved a minimum cumulative average of 10 over 20. Before graduation, 20 weeks of internship must have been completed. An Individual Research must be submitted, discussed and accepted.
Tuition: the yearly Global Tuition for the Master's 2010-2011 1st year is 5,550 US$. It covers the first year of the program, e-services fees, lab fees, and regular exams. Other services are subject to separate fees listed in the Student Booklet. Tuition is payable quarterly or monthly.
Detailed rules & regulations are found in the Student Booklet
Majors, programs and course descriptions are available on www.lfu-bmu.net


PROGRAM COURSES

1st year: Data Analysis & Mining – Development Methodologies – Relational Data Bases – Integrated Applications – Accounting, Finance & Budgeting – Research and Projects – English – French – Stochastic Processes & Simulations – Java Programming – Operating Systems & Networks - Advanced Data Bases – Client/server Architecture - Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design Methods – Business Game – Web Application Design Project;
2nd year: Information Systems Security –– Info-graphics and Numerical Imaging – XML Technologies; Professional Applications in Multimedia and Internet – Recent Network Technologies –Web Based Systems Engineering – Multimedia Project Management - High Debit and Mobility - e-Commerce & Marketing  – Mobile Terminal Application Development – Human Resources Management - Studio Project – Internship - Research

MIS 1st YEAR COURSES


DATA ANALYSIS & MINING   
Topics: Concepts and approaches in data analysis and data mining.  Problems & operational limitations

Contents: Data analysis: characteristics of a group of dots, analysis by major components, correspondences analysis, classification methods, data analysis software. Data mining: neural networks, decision trees, segmentation methods


DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES
Topics: Overview of various methodologies in IS development
Contents: Concept of information system, MERISE, Project management of information system. Control tools of directed modeling object (UML) used in info-systems analysis and design; Analysis of a prototype, applicability, documentation, reverse engineering

RELATIONAL DATA BASES
Topics:
Overview of databases – Relational models
Contents: Specifics of relational data, tools, SQL language; creation, manipulation, administration of an Oracle data base, SQL in the development of the data base in Oracle

INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS

Objectives: Design and implementation of a client-server application
Contents: Implementation of the techniques acquired in the various courses, especially: Advanced Data Bases – Client/Server Architectures

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE & BUDGETING
Topics:
Business accounting and financial mechanisms – Budgeting & Controls - Investments selection and financing
Contents: Accounting and financial information. Financial analysis: tools and controls. Sources of business financing. Investments selection and their financing in the data-processing field. Basic concepts of management controls. Objectives and measurement of effectiveness. Variations analysis techniques. Budgets and Audit. Dashboards. Implementation of computerized budgeting. Integration with decision-making applications

RESEARCH & PROJECTS
Objectives: Production of a research related to the engineering of information systems
Contents: Bibliographical and
web search of information in engineering of information systems. Design of a numerical summary report on the subject

ENGLISH
Objectives: English language professional skills
Contents: Personalized program according to level

FRENCH
Objectives: Initiation to French language
Contents: Basic communication skills

STOCHASTIC PROCESSES & SIMULATIONS  
Topics: Theoretical bases of stochastic processes; Bases, methodological and practical aspects of simulation; Application to decision-making systems
Contents: Stochastic processes: Process of
Markov, Poisson process, wait phenomenon, stock management, wear and renewal. Simulation: principles, methodology, verification and validation, sensitivity study, overview of simulation tools

JAVA PROGRAMMING
Topics:
Java language
Contents: Introduction, basics, classes and objects, interfaces and packages, data management with objects, exceptions management

ADVANCED DATA BASES
Topics: Evolution towards object concepts. Various concepts related to distributed systems. Recent concepts and techniques: semi-structured data, multi-media data, data warehouses and decision-making systems
Contents: The relational-object. Distributed data bases. Deductive data bases. XML and semi-structured data. Multimedia databases. Data warehouses, multidimensional structures, decision-making applications

CLIENT / SERVER ARCHITECTURES
Topics
: Possibilities offered by client-server architectures in distributed applications
Contents: Client/server structure, client/server of data, distributed client/server. Transaction mechanisms in client/servers. Multi-level structures, applications servers, Web/server structures. Specific
and general middleware. Implementation of distributed architectures, procedure-based models (RPC, DCE…), use of a specific middleware specific to a DBMS (Net8 ORACLE for example). Coupling a Web server and a data base. Management of HTML and XML documents
Bases of distributed programming; communication tools in advanced Unix world (development of distributed applications: processes, signals, tubes, sockets, RPC)

OBJECT ORIENTED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN METHODS
Topics: Approaches and implementation of Object-oriented programming; Analysis and design of applications by an object-oriented approach
Contents: Major principles in object-programming.
Encapsulation. Construction and destruction. Composition. Genericity. Heritage, polymorphism, dynamic link, operators overload. Virtual method, abstract class. Applications with JAVA
Object approach in information systems; Description and comparison of major object-oriented analysis and design methods. UML models and diagrams. Presentation of a UML based development process (RUP or other). Integration of the principals and components. Presentation of a support tool for the approach (Rational Rose, Mega, Argo/UML…)

BUSINESS GAME
Objective: Active illustration of decision-making processes in a dynamic business environment. Through a business simulation, the following points are highlighted: formulation of business strategies, decision-making over successive periods (decisions relating to production, prices, investments, marketing,…). Illustration of the characteristics of business decisions (irreversibility, time-lag before results, inter-relation). Management information analysis

WEB APPLICATION DESIGN PROJECT
Objective: Producing a comprehensive structure of a web application with detailed functionalities


SECOND YEAR COURSES


INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY  
Topics: Risks related to safety; Implementation of safety systems and procedures
Contents: Identification, authentication, authorization; encryption; safety on Internet; Fire-walls; Viruses; …

INFO-GRAPHICS & NUMERICAL IMAGING

Topics: Concepts in digital imaging
Contents: the digital image; 2D and 3D info-graphics; Real-feel imaging; Image analysis and processing; Image compression

XML TECHNOLOGIES - APPLICATION IN MULTIMEDIA & INTERNET
Topics: Problems and solutions related to multimedia information transfer via networks.
Contents: Web servers, ftp; Formats of data dissemination on Internet; Advanced XML technology in client/server; Multi-media data bases; Transmission of audio and video N; Peer to peer

RECENT NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES
Topics:
Current techniques applied in computer networks operating systems; physical and logical organization of a network; various types of protocols; performance and costs issues
Contents: Windows & Windows NT: introduction, active directories and domains, servers types, local users and groups, authorizations, TCP/IP protocols; UNIX: history and overview, groups and users, general commands, script shells
Protocols and technologies in local area networks. Protocol TCP/IP. Wide area networks. The packet switching. Outline on X25,
Frame Relay, ISDN. Interconnection Evaluation and improvement of performance. Parameter settings and controls, implementation of measurements, methods and tools for the optimization of usage and safety. Recent technological developments in networks integration. Static and dynamic routing.  Passive equipment and credits (hubs, multiplexers, bridges, footbridges, routers)

WEB BASED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Topics: Advanced architectures Web
Contents: Definition and architecture; SOAP; WSDL; UDDI; Other technologies; Web services and safety

MULTIMEDIA PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Topics: Methods and techniques of complex multimedia projects management
Contents: Methodology & steps; tools for planning of a project; tools for the project leader

HIGH DEBIT & MOBILITY
Topics: Concepts in emergent technologies in networks; Operational possibilities  
Contents: High debit in local area, metropolitan and long distance networks; Wireless  Networks (Wi-fi, Bluetooth); Mobile Networks (GSM, GPRS, UMTS)



E-COMMERCE &
MARKETING
Topics: Customer behavior, research and decision bases, selling techniques; Applications in E-business
Contents: Principles of marketing; Marketing information systems; Research and decision-making systems; Selling skills; Sales organization and management; Sales information systems; Managerial aspects in the new business models; Economic implications; Internet legal environment; Technological implications: on-line payments, security (SSL), commercial websites

MOBILE TERMINAL APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Topics: Programming of applications in Java or WAP/WML for mobile terminals.
Contents: Java 2 micro-edition (J2ME); WAP and WML

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Topics: HR basics; specific terms and concepts; tasks and processes, HR info-systems
Contents:
Role of HR; Recruitment procedures, Legal environment & constraints; Planning; Training, Social environment; Pay system and taxes; HR Management information and decision-making subsystem; Choice of computerization; Overview of software packages;
ERP and HR management.

STUDIO PROJECT

Objectives: management concretes of a multi-media project from beginning to end
Contents: by group of 3 students, a subject of development of a multi-media product is proposed. The students must organize themselves to manage the development.


OPTIONAL COURSES

FRENCH 2
Objectives: French business language skills improvement
Contents: Basics of business communication in French

ENGLISH 2
Objectives: English business language skills improvement
Contents: Business communication in English

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Topics: Concepts relating to geo-localized information
Contents: guiding principles; functionalities of GIS; documentation

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
BASIC TECHNIQUES
Topics: Concepts and basic techniques of artificial intelligence;
Contents: Introduction to artificial intelligence and to formal logic; Prolog; Programming by constraint; Ontology; Problem solving; Learning systems
; Expert systems.


 

LFU UPJV Master's in Management Information Systems

 

Codes

 

LFU

 

UPJV

 

Courses

 

 

Hours

 

 

 

Credits

 

   

 

 

1st YEAR

 

       

 

 

I.DAM.401

 

1

 

3

 

Data Analysis & Mining

 

 

25

 

I.DEV.401

 

1

 

3

 

Development Methodologies

 

 

25

 

I.RDB.401

 

1

 

3

 

Relational Data Bases

 

 

25

 

I.NTG.401

 

1

 

3

 

Integrated Applications

 

 

25

 

A.AFB.401

 

1

 

3

 

Accounting, Finance & Budgeting

 

 

25

 

I.RES.401

 

1

 

3

 

Research and Projects

 

 

25

 

C.ENG.401

 

1

 

3

 

English

 

 

25

 

C.FRE.401

 

1

 

3

 

French

 

 

25

 

I.SPS.401

 

1

 

3

 

Stochastic Processes & Simulations

 

 

25

 

I.JAV.401

 

1

 

3

 

Java Programming

 

 

25

 

I.ADB.401

 

1

 

3

 

Advanced Data Bases

 

 

25

 

I.CSA.401

 

1

 

3

 

Client/server Architecture

 

 

25

 

I.OOS.401

 

1

 

3

 

Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design Methods

 

 

25

 

B.BUS.401

 

1

 

3

 

Business Game

 

 

25

 

I.PRJ.401

 

10

 

18

 

Web Application Design Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

60

 

   

350

 

2nd YEAR

 

       

 

 

I.ISS.501

 

1

 

3

 

Information Systems Security

 

 

25

 

I.GNI.501

 

1

 

3

 

Info-graphics and Numerical Imaging

 

 

25

 

I.XML.501

 

1

 

3

 

XML Technologies - Multimedia/Internet Applications

 

 

25

 

I.OSN.501

 

1

 

3

 

Recent Network Technologies

 

 

25

 

I.WSE.501

 

1

 

3

 

Web Based Systems Engineering

 

 

25

 

I.MPM.501

 

1

 

3

 

Multimedia Project Management

 

 

25

 

I.HDM.501

 

1

 

3

 

High Debit and Mobility

 

 

25

 

B.ETR.501

 

1

 

3

 

e-Commerce & Marketing

 

 

25

 

I.MTA.501

 

1

 

3

 

Mobile Terminal Application Development

 

 

25

 

B.HRP.501

 

1

 

3

 

Human Resources Management

 

 

25

 

 

 

16

 

30

 

Studio Project – Internship - Research

 

 

100

 

 

 

26

 

60

 

   

350

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

50

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

700

 




 

   
 
 
 
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