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Module/Course Description

Course Title: Business Data Communication and Security in Management Information Systems

Course Code: UU-MBA-741-MW

Programme: Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Management Information Systems

Credits: 25.00

Course Description:

Module Description

This module will expose students to computer networking knowledge, including the existing connectivity technologies and the required infrastructure while handling data communication with security in Management information systems.

Module Aim

The module aims at enhancing students’ knowledge and skills of business data communication and security in management information systems.

Module Learning Outcomes

After completing the module, students should be able to:
1. Discuss the physical and logical including electrical characteristics of digital signals and the basic methods of data transmission
2. Explain the importance of the ISO 7-layer reference model
3. Assess the requirements hosted in communication protocols
4. Provide an overview of data communication standards, how these standards were created and under what assumptions they were adopted to
5. Discuss the area of computer networks in relation to connectivity, mobility and the role of metrics, highlighting the range of the used communication protocols
6. Connect various network performance aspects and traffic issues for Quality of Service (QoS) in broadband communication
7. Design reliable wireless networks and to learn the way to analyze and model the structural performance for some widely used in business network architectures
8. Analyze the fundamentals and technologies of physical, data-link and network layers
9. Analyze cryptography issues such as symmetric/asymmetric encryption, digital signatures, and hash functions
10.Analyze current network authentication application, PKI, Web security and their weaknesses
11. Demonstrate the ability to define network attacks (denial of service, flooding, sniffing and traffic redirection, inside attacks, etc.) and basic network defense tools
12. Distinguish between organizational security policies and security mechanisms

Prerequisites: UU-MBA-717-MW, UU-M-IND100, UU-FNT-203, UU-MBA-709-MW, UU-MBA-708-MW

Prerequisites Categories: -

Typical Module duration: 7.0 Week(s)


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