Course Description

Management Information Systems (36101):

Pre-requisite: -3            credit hours

This course provides introduction to information systems and components and types and uses of information systems. It also discusses the applications of some information systems and their structures. Other topics are also covered including: Information systems life cycle and phases (investigation, design, development, testing, implementation, and documentation), database management systems, networks and usage of information technology in business management (e.g. financing, accounting and marketing).

Computer Applications Skills for Business (36111):

Pre-requisite: -        3 credit hours

This course introduces computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, business-oriented utilization of the Internet, design of algorithms, algorithm description, and an introduction to 4th generation languages and methodologies.

Microeconomics (36122):

Pre-requisite: -      3 credit hours

This course is designed to develop the students understanding of the system for allocating resources among competing wants, analysis of supply and demand and market equilibrium, Elasticity, consumer behavior theory, Theory of production & profit maximization, Analysis of markets and pricing in competitive and noncompetitive markets and other markets.

Database Management for Business (36203):

Pre-requisite: 36101        2 credit hours

This course provides students with introduction to database management and covers the design and the development of efficient business information systems. Topics such as: data modeling, data integrity, SQL and the implementation of a database application are also covered in this course.

Operating Systems (36217):

Pre-requisite: 36101        3 credit hours

The course covers topics such as: operating systems concepts, hardware components, software components, PC operating systems, diagnosis and troubleshooting of common OS problems, system resource management: memory, directories and files and installation and configuration of the operating system using the popular Red Hat Linux.

E-Business for Business Students (36232):

Pre-requisite: 36101         3 credit hours

This course introduces e-commerce terms and concepts. The course also describes business models: (B2B), and (B2C) and (C2C). Other topics are also covered such as: creation of e-commerce site, overview of the technological infrastructure, software technologies for e-business, database solutions for e-business, e-payment methods as well as ethical and security issues. A project is required in this course.

Database Management for Business Lab (36251):

Pre-requisite: *36203        1 credit hour

This lab teaches students the design and the implementation of a complete database application using a modern relational database system. This lab also covers other topics including: relations, queries, forms and reports.

Business Data Communications (36301):

Pre-requisite: 36101     3 credit hours

This course presents the basic concepts of data communications and networking its relationship with management information systems. It also focuses on the types and protocols of data communication networks. Special attention is given to the basics and layers of the Open System Interconnection (OSI). This course also covers key communications concepts such as network topology and architecture, transmission media, Internet protocols TCP/IP, and network management.

Advanced Business Applications Programming (36312):

Pre-requisite: 11103     3 credit hours

This course covers multi-tier application architecture concepts and technologies. This course is designed to cover structured and object-oriented programming methodologies for developing business applications. Business application implementation issues will be presented. Special emphasis is on development of client/server applications.

Analysis and Design of Information Systems (36316):

Pre-requisite: 36203      3 credit hours

This course introduces concepts of systems, levels of meaning: data, information and knowledge. It also provides an introduction to Information Systems (IS), managerial levels and types of IS. The course also thoroughly discusses the different approaches of building IS. Including the IS life cycle: analysis, design, and development, methods of collecting data: interviews, questionnaires, observation, feasibility studies and tools for building IS: decision trees, decision tables, flowcharts, data dictionary, algorithms, and data flow diagrams.

Banking (36326):

Pre-requisite: 36122      3 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to money and finance concepts and the developments of banks and bank transactions. The course also covers topics such as: the banking financial system, types of banks: objective, functions and balance sheets. types of debit and credit accounts, types of securities, types of loans and its purposes, letter of credits and guarantees, banking services and facilities, money and financial markets, electronic banking, banking risk, commercial banks and specialized credit institutions in Jordan.

Decision Support Systems (36334):

Pre-requisite: 36101     3 credit hours

This course covers the overall decision process and how management support system elements contribute to that process, the evolution of management support systems, the decision making process, modeling, the development of DSS, executive information system and group decision support system.

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (36336):

Pre-requisite: 36101      3 credit hours

This course introduces architecture, setup, configuration, operations and management of system that is of "enterprise class". Fundamentals of business process and business process re-engineering concepts will be covered. It will also introduce selection, process mapping, GAP analysis, and implementation of enterprise systems. Enterprise modules and decision analysis tools will be also covered.

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Lab (36357):

Pre-requisite: *36336     1 credit hour

The ERP lab provides students with practical experience, as well as a chance to explore and apply concepts they’ve learned in the ERP course.

Information Security (36402):

Pre-requisite: 36301        3 credit hours

This course covers Cryptography primitives, Security protocols, Systems security, Public digital signature. Authentication. Email security. E-Commerce security and digital watermarking. Network security and applications.

Business Intelligence Systems (36404):

Pre-requisite: 36334       3 credit hours

This course examines the process of decision making and work group activity for professionals and managers; the tools and techniques available in information technology to support these processes and when they can be advantageously used; some of the reasons why so many executive support systems do not achieve their intended objectives; and the cultural and organizational issues involved in the use of Information Technology tools and techniques. The course has a technical component in which students gain practical knowledge and experience in the decision support and business intelligence systems (e.g., EXCEL, Planners Lab, WEKA, and R).

Cloud Computing (36415):

Pre-requisite: 36101       3 credit hours

The course covers several topics in cloud computing, including: introduction to cloud concepts, virtualization technologies, architectures, networking, cloud resource management, programming models in clouds, cloud storage systems, and security issues on clouds.

Business Process Modeling (36428):

Pre-requisite: 36316        3 credit hours

This course presents the scientific and practical approach for the study of business system performance using modeling as a basic step in problem solving and decision-making. The course focuses on the queuing theories and its application in business systems modeling. Also this course introduces the skills required to the formulation of planning problems using case studies for real business problems and applying modeling techniques on real business problems.

IT Project Management (36435):

Pre-requisite: 80 Credit Hours        3 credit hours

This course introduces the applications of project management on the IT projects. It introduces the basic concepts of feasibility studies and budgeting in the IT projects. It also introduces the planning process for the IT projects through creating work breakdown structure, building, implementing and revising a plan, and organizing and managing the project team. The course focuses on the tools and techniques of enforcing total quality management (TQM) in IT projects. Special attention is given to the strategies for staying within budget, minimizing delays, and leading teams in IT projects.

Advanced Applications in E-Business (36437):

Pre-requisite: 36232        3 credit hours

This subject covers key areas of E-Business advanced applications, including: Electronic Payment Systems (EPS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM and E-CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM and E-SCM), orders fulfillment, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), social commerce and e-government. Regulatory, ethical and social issues are also covered. The student should undertake a graduation project applied on one of the companies. The focus is on the organization of management and adjustment of alternatives in the preparation of a computerized model of management.

Macroeconomics (36222):

Pre-requisite: 36122      3 credit hours

This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thoughts; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

Knowledge Management Systems (36339):

Pre-requisite: 33101, 36101       3 credit hours

This course discusses Knowledge Management (KM) systems that enable the access and coordination of knowledge assets. Technologies reviewed will include intranets, groupware, weblogs, instant messaging, content management systems and email in both individual and organizational contexts. Students will use these KM technologies, review case studies, research methods of knowledge organization and analyze and design KM processes and systems.

Mobile Business Applications (36405):

Pre-requisite: 11103     3 credit hours

This course based on the premise that the increasing power, functionality and proliferation of mobile computing devices means new opportunities are available for businesses to improve customer service, mobilize the sales force, increase productivity in field service, reduce costs, build new business models and seek strategic competitive advantage in the marketplace. The purpose of Mobile Business is to introduce participants to the fundamental concepts, strategies and technologies associated with the implementation of mobile computing so they can play an active role in the development of mobile business opportunities in the organizations in which they work.

Advanced Database Management Systems (36406):

Pre-requisite: 36203        3 credit hours

This course presents the concepts of Data Base Management Systems (DBMS). The course focuses on the concepts, advantages and statements for the Structured Query Language (SQL) and its applications in building and manipulating relational databases. Also the course introduces the Query by Example processor (QBE) to manipulate relational databases. Topics such as query evaluation and optimization, transaction management, database tuning, XML, and information retrieval will be introduced. It also introduces the techniques of securing and controlling the relational databases using the administrative part of the Data Base Management Systems (DBMS). The students will practice using SQL statements and QBE to build and manipulate relational databases using a DBMS in lab sessions.

Advanced Topics in BIT (36408):

Pre-requisite: -      3 credit hours

This course coverers contemporary and advanced MIS topics such as data management, information processing, decision making, social implications of IT, and emerging technologies.

Advanced System Analysis and Design (36417):

Pre-requisite: 36103       3 credit hours

This course introduces the concepts, and terminologies of object oriented systems analysis and design. The course focuses on the life cycle of systems development using the object-oriented approach (OO) and the modeling of the development process phases using one of the modeling languages. Special attention is given to the application of the OO approach on real business projects using one of the object- oriented modeling languages in lab sessions. The course also introduces RAD technique. Each student works on a project in a team to produce full documentation for his project integrating the tools, techniques and models of the OO analysis and design.

Engineering Economics (36425):

Pre-requisite: -          3 credit hours

This course introduces the Foundations of Engineering Decision making, interest rate and rate of return, and kinks of interest rate (simple and compound). This course also introduces the fundamental tools and concepts of economical evaluation of business and engineering projects such as cash flow, discounted cash flow, present value, future value, net present value, interest rate, decision making analysis. Finally, it introduces the concept of multi-criteria decision analysis and its application in practical engineering projects and feasibility studies.

Production-Oriented Information Systems (36429):

Pre-requisite:36101   credit hour: 3


Referring to the basic studies in business management, business economics, business administration, computer science and business information systems, the lecture shows the practice oriented transfer of the theoretical aspects into IT-based business process management. The students learn how to create a business information system to support the main business processes of a simulated production-oriented business system. The student is up to gather the important processes, to model and review these processes and to transfer them into a reference concept. Within a group work, the reference concept has to be implemented. The results have to be presented by the project group.

Information System Management (36438):

Pre-requisite: 36101   3 credit hours

This course introduces the strategy that will transform information technology (IT) from an expensive to a profitable investment. It introduces the basics and concepts of Information Technology Management and the methodologies of IT strategic planning. The course focuses on the relationship between IT management and performance as well as the mechanisms for implementing IT management. Also it focuses on the leadership principles for IT management. Special attention is given to how to measure and manage the amount spent on and the value received from IT. Students will get real world experience from the study of successful cases for implementing IT management strategy.

Graduation Project I (36497):

Pre-requisite: 90 Credit Hours      1 credit hour

This course helps students to select their projects ideas and develop their projects proposals. It introduces deferent methodologies, data collection methods and design and implementation approaches.

Graduation Project II (36498):

Pre-requisite: 36497     2 credit hours

The student should undertake a graduation project applied on one of the companies. The focus is on the organization of management and adjustment of alternatives in the preparation of a computerized model of management.