276 Graduate Programs
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
INFO U710. Management of Innovation and Intellectual Property
(3) Incorporation of creative, alternative, parallel thinking methods, and
computer-aided innovation (CAI) into existing governance processes and
protecting the resulting intellectual property as a critical resource to sustain
competitiveness in the global marketplace. Prerequisite: INFO U650 or
consent of instructor
INFO U720. Information Architecture (3) Structural design of shared
information environments such as customizable user interfaces, website
portals, intranets and online communities and the conceptual forms
maximizing effective presentation and usability. Prerequisite: INFO U622
or consent of instructor.
INFO U727. Cybersecurity Management (3) Cybersecurity manage-ment,
network and security foundation, data recovery techniques, network
vulnerability assessments and technologies, issues such as cyber intelligence
and internet goverance, anticipating attacks, using monitoring tools, and
developing defensive strategies. Prerequiste: Admission to the Graduate
INFO U740. Cognitive Systems (3) History of human cognitive augmenta-tion
and intelligence amplification, cognitive architectures, current status
of the rapidly emerging cognitive computing field, research directions and
current trends defining the cognitive systems revolution including deep learn-ing,
distributed question/answer, big data, neurosynaptic computer devices
and architecture, natural language interfaces, and the democratization of
expertise. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate informatics program.
INFO U745. Digital Forensics Technology (3) Fundamental topics neces-sary
for digital forensics investigation. Cyber-crime laws, the 4th Amend-ment,
compliance and requirements, collection and handling, analysis, and
reporting. Topics include: File forensics techniques, forensics artifacts, and
anti-forensics. Prerequiste: Admission to the Graduate Informatics Program.
INFO U761. Business and Competitive Intelligence (3) Use of infor-mation
technology to facilitate better business decisions by collecting and
analyzing the efficiency and productivity of internal operations as well as
external influences such as competitors, market trends, and global economics.
Prerequisite: INFO U622 or INFO U650 or consent of instructor.
INFO U762. Interoperability (3) Techniques for integrating information
from disparate systems by different manufacturers using different formats
and communication protocols. Topics include: XML, EDI, web services, and
standards-based open source collaboration. Prerequisite: INFO U710 or INFO
U720 or consent of instructor.
INFO U763. Advanced IT Project Management (3) Organizing and us-ing
resources to complete structured projects, activities, and tasks within
defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints including the selection and
alignment of performance metrics to bottom-line goals of the enterprise.
Prerequisite: INFO U710 or INFO U720 or consent of instructor.
INFO U796. Special Topics in Graduate Informatics (1-6) Select
subjects and current trends in the social, cultural, political and technical
issues associated with information resource management. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor.
INFO U798. Independent Graduate Study in Informatics (1-6) Directed
research and study in information technology, information resource man-agement,
or healthcare information management. Students are required
to complete a minimum of 6 hours, but this course may be repeated for
additional hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
INFO U799. Thesis Preparation (1-6) Preparation of a thesis and
research in the pursuit of the master's degree in informatics. Students
are required to complete a minimum of 6 hours, but this course may
be repeated for additional hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
BUSINESS ANALYTICS (MSBA)
MSBA U700. Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and Program-ming
(3) Statistical estimation methods using SAS and R. Topics will
include general linear models, ANOVA, piecewise linear regression,
logistic regression, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses.
Prerequisite: ECON U292.
MSBA U705. Data Mining and Management (3) The fundamentals
of data mining, data management, and data warehousing. Topics include
design and querying of relational databases, design, setup and use of
data warehouses, and various data and text mining methodologies.
MSBA U710. Predictive Analytics and Forecasting (3) Contemporary
and comprehensive treatment of modern time series and empirical pre-diction.
Topics include autoregression, moving average, ARIMA processes,
volatility models, cluster analysis, and structural equation modeling.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MSBA U700.
MSBA 720. Data Visualization (3) The essential and practical skills
in visualization, including computer graphics, visual data representa-tion,
physical and human vision models, numerical representation of
knowledge and concepts, animation techniques, pattern analysis, and
computational methods. Various software tools will be studied including
R, gg-plot2, and Tableau 8. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MSBA U700.
MSBA U730. Optimization (3) Applications of optimization through
case studies and computer exercises to provide insights into business and
economics. Statistical methods will include linear, network, integer, and
nonlinear optimization using excel and SAS/OPTMODEL. Prerequisite or
Corequisite: MSBA U700.
MSBA U740. Analytical Decision Making (3) Skills and knowledge
necessary to model situations where uncertainty is a major factor. Models
may include decision trees, Monte Carlo simulation, discrete event simu-lation,
and stochastic optimization, along with applications for solving a
wide variety of common business problems. Prerequisite or Corequisite:
MSBA U745. Financial Analytics (3) Financial statement data to
evaluate and predict corporate performance using extensible Business
Reporting language (XBRL) to obtain corporate and industry data from
the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for comparison and predictive