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FOR I.D. 492-XXXX ONWARDS


ASSUMPTION UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE
MIS PROGRAM
TOPICS FOR COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
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PAPER 1: 1.1 CS 6102 Information Management Systems
1.2 IC 6301 Internet Marketing
CS 6102 Information Management Systems (Closed Book)
Prof.Dr.Srisakdi Charmonman (charm@kcs.au.edu)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Text Books:

1. K.C. Laudon and J.P. Laudon. Management Information Systems:


New Approaches to Organization & Technology, Fifth Edition.
Prentice-Hall. 1998
2. Long. Management Information Systems. Singapore: PrenticeHall.1989.

Topics:

1. Information Systems: Challenges and Opportunities


2. The Strategic Role of Information Systems
3. Information Systems, Organizations, and Business Processes
4. Information, Management, and Decision Making
5. Ethical and Social Impact of Information Systems
6. Computers and Information Processing
7. Information Systems Software
8. Managing Data Resources
9. Telecommunications
10. The Internet and Enterprise Networking
11. Systems Success and Failure: Implementation
12. Managing International Information Systems

1.2 IC 6301 Internet Marketing (Open Book)


Dr. Chawaphol Jariyawiroj (C.Jariyawiroj@motorola.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Notes:

- Open -book examination


- Scores will be awarded according to the students ability to properly apply
Internet marketing concepts and theories in developing competent strategies
for specific situations.

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Course Objective:
The ability to reach worldwide customers with multimedia interactive
communication media makes E-commerce one of the hottest buzzes during the past
couple of years. Online business has unique strengths and weakness when compared to its
conventional off-line counterpart. Until recently, almost all online business were greeted
with the warmest welcome by the financial and business industry, reaping profits and
cashes from the stock markets, not from their operations. With millions of websites
entering the cyberspace, the financial and investment community now has become much
more sensible and selective, as evident by recent failures of so many major websites.
Only online business that is created from a solid business and marketing concept will
survive.
This course is aimed at providing the students with an insight into the Online
business development process starting from the most fundamental stage until the website
is generated and successfully launched into the market. A detailed investigation into all
concerned elements together with numerous real-world websites will be discussed during
the course. Each student is expected to able to identify and develop an online business
model based on sound business and marketing fundamentals as the semester project.
Topics Covered:
Foundations of Internet Marketing
Core Concepts of Internet Marketing
- Value and Cost
- Customer Satisfaction
- Customer Retention
Consumer Online vs. Offline behavior
Market Targeting and Positioning
Internet Marketing Strategy: PRODUCT
Internet Marketing Strategy: PRICING
Internet Marketing Strategy: DISTRIBUTION
Internet Marketing Strategy: PROMOTION
Textbooks:
- Marketing on the Internet, 2nd Ed. By Ellsworth and Ellsworth, John Wiley &
Sons.
- Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Perspective, by Turban, Lee, King, and
Chung, Prentice Hall.
- Marketing on the Internet, by Strauss and Frost, Prentice Hall.
- Internet Marketing, 3rd Edition bye Hofacker, John Wiley & Sons.
- Internet Commerce, by Lawrence, Corbitt, Tidwell, Fisher, and Lawrence, John
Wiley & Sons.

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PAPER 2. 2.1 CE 6404 Systems Analysis and Design


2.2 SE 6103 Programming Language
2.1 CE 6404 Systems Analysis and Design (Closed Book)
Assist. Prof.Dr. Vichit Avathanakorn (vichit@merlinssolutions.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Part 1: Foundations for Object-Oriented Systems Development
- Object-Oriented Systems Development Environment
- Introduction to Object Orientation
Part 2: Project Management and Planning
- Managing the Object-Oriented Information Systems Project
- Project Management and Planning
Part 3: Systems Analysis
- Determining Object-Oriented Systems Requirements
- Structuring Systems Requirements: Use Case Description and Diagrams
- Conceptual Data Modeling
- Object-Relational Modeling
- Analysis Classes
- Selecting the Best Alternative Design Strategy
Part 4: Systems Design
- Physical Database Design
- Design Elements
- Design the Human Interface
Part 5: Systems Implementation and Operation
- OOSAD Implementation and Operation
2.2 SE 6103 Programming Language (Closed book; only 3 sheets of A4 both sides
are allowed)
Dr. Paskorn Apirukvorapinit (paskornPrk@au.edu)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Text Books: 1. SE 6103 Lecture Notes
2. Deitel, H. M. Java How to Program. 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004.
3. Sestoft, P. Java Precisely. 2nd Edition, MIS Press, 2005.
4. Horton, I. Beginning Java 2 JDK 5.0. Wiley, 2005.
Topics:

1. Introduction to Classes and Objects


- Classes, Objects, Methods and Instance Variables
- Instantiating an Object of a Class
2. Fundamental Programming Constructs
- Control Statements
- Operators
3. Methods
- Method Declaration
- Mechanisms of Passing Information to Methods

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- Method call
4. Arrays
- Array as Abstract Data Type
- Passing Array to Methods
- Multidimensional Array
- Variable Arguments and Command Line Arguments
5. Classes and Objects
- Class Declaration and Constructor
- Controlling Access to Members
- Creating Packages
6. Inheritance
- The Concept of Inheritance
- Superclasses and Subclasses
- Relationship between Superclasses and Subclasses
- Constructors in Inheritance Hierarchy
7. Polymorphism
- The Concept of Polymorphism
- Abstract Classes and Methods
- Creating and Using Interfaces
8. Introduction to GUI and Graphics
- Graphics Drawing
- GUI Components
- Event Types and Event Listener Interfaces
- Registering Event and Event Handler
- Using Anonymous Inner Class

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE


IN MIS- CIS PROGRAM
PAPER 3. 3.1 CS 6101 Program and File Structures
3.2 CS 6103 Database Systems
3.3 CS 6602 Data Communication and Networking

A Student may choose to answer only two of the following four topics.
CS 6101 Program and File Structures (Closed Book)
Dr. Chanintorn Jittawiriyanukoon (pct2526@yahoo.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Texts : 1. M.E.S. Loomis. Data Management and File Structures.
Singapore : Prentice-Hall.1989
2. Lewis and SMISh. Applying Data Structures.
Houghton Muffling Company, Boston.
3. File Structures, An Object-Oriented Approach with C++
by Michael J. Folk, Bill Zoellick, and Greg Riccardi
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Publisher : Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.


4. Date Structures & Program Design in C; Second Edition
by Robert Kruse; C.L. Tondo; Bruce Leung
Publisher : Prentice-Hall International, Inc.
5. Database Systems, A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and
Mgt. by Tomas Connolly; Carolyn Begg; Anne Strachan
Publisher : Addison Wesley Publishing Company
6. C.J. Date. An Introduction to Database System
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
7. Mary E.S. Loomis, The database book,
Macmillan Publishing Company, NY.(Chapter 1, 13, 14)
Topics : 1. Data Structures
- PriMISives (Integers, Booleans, Characters), Strings, Data Structures
in Programming Languages, Array, Records, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists.
2. Searching and Sorting
3. File Systems
- Auxiliary memory (Disk, Magnetic Tape) and Files-mapping,
Sequential File, Indexed Sequential File and Partitioned File, Random File,
Direct File or Relatives File, Multi-Key File
4. What are advantages and disadvantages between data processing based on
File System approach and Database System approach
5. What are the important factors for file system Design
6. Mention about the performance of five Methods of File searching
7. Hierarchical and Network Data Models
3.2 CS 6103 Database Systems (Closed Book)
Dr. Rapeepat Techkittiroj (rapeepatTch@au.edu)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Text Books: 1. Assoc.Prof. Dr. SuphaMIS Chittayasothon, (CS 6103 Lecture Notes)
2. Introduction and Introduction to database systems. C.J. Date, Pearson.
3. Principles Database systems R. Elmasri, S. Navagse, Pearson.
Topics :

Database system concepts, the 3-schema database architecture, database


model, relational database model. Relations, entity and referential integrity,
database design by the normalization technique from 1NF to 5NF. The entity
relationship model (Peter Chens and the logical data model). Database
design case studies

3.3 CS 6602 Data Communication and Networking (Close Book)


Dr. Chanintorn Jittawiriyanukoon (pct2526@yahoo.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
1. REQUIREMENTS

Business Information.

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Distributed Data Processing.

2. THE INTERNET AND DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS

Internet History and Architecture.


TCP/IP and OSI.
Internet-Based Applications.
Client/Server and Intranet Computing.
Internet Operations.

3. LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

LAN Architecture and Protocols.


Ethernet and Fibre Channel..
Wireless LANs.

4. WIDE AREA NETWORKS

Circuit Switching and Packet Switching.


Frame Relay and ATM.
Wireless WANs.

5. DATA COMMUNICATIONS

Data Transmissions.
Data Communication Fundamentals.
Data Link Control and Multiplexing.

6. MANAGEMENT ISSUES

Network Security.
Network Management.

Textbooks:
Stallings W., Business Data Communications, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005.

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PAPER 4. CS 6403 Information Systems Development Methodology.


CS 6912 Information Systems Audit
CS 6917 Information Systems Management
A Student may choose to answer only two of the following four topics.
CS 6403 Information Systems Development Methodology. (Close Book)
Dr. Rapeepat Techkittiroj (rapeepatTch@au.edu)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics :
1. Information Systems Development Life Cycle
2. Themes in Information Systems Development
3. Techniques for Information Systems Development
4. Tools and Toolsets for Information Systems Development
5. Methodologies for Information Systems Development
6. Methodology Issues and Comparisons
CS 6912 Information Systems Audit (Close Book)
Dr. Rapeepat Techkittiroj (rapeepatTch@au.edu)

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GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE


IN MIS- CEM PROGRAM
PAPER 3. 3.1 CE 6505 Financial Management
3.2 CE 6620 Production/ Operations Management
3.3 CE 6711 Strategic Management
3.4 CE 6509 Human Resource Management
A Student may choose to answer only two of the following four topics.
3.1 CE 6505 Financial Management (Open Book)
Dr. Ismail
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics:

1. Overview
2. Analysis of Financial Statements
3. Forecasting of Financial Planning
4. Risk and Return
5. Time Value of Money
6. Bond and Stock Valuation
7. Capital Budgeting Decision Making
8. The Cost of Capital
9. Dividend Policy
10. Working Capital Policy
11. Managing Cash
12. Accounts Receivable and Inventory
13. Short-term Financing

Texts:

- Financial Management: Principles and Practice, 2 edition, by


Timothy J. Gallagher (Colorado State University) and Joseph D. Andrew,
Jr. (Senior Financial Analyst, BIA Consulting, Inc.), Prentice Hall, Inc.
New Jersey 2000.

Reference:

- Finance, International Edition by Zvi Bodie (Boston University)


and Robert C. Merton (Harvard University), Prentice Hall International,
Inc.2000.
- Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis: A Strategic

nd

th

Perspective, 4 edition by Clyde P. Stickney (University of Chicago) and


Paul R. Brown (New York University), The Dryden Press, hard court
Brace College Publishers, 199.

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3.2 CE 6620 Production/ Operations Management (Open Book)


Dr. Chamnong Jungthirapanich (chamnongj@gmail.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics :
1. Forecasting
2. Production and Capacity Planning
3. Facility Location
4. Facilities Layout Planning
5. Jobs Design, Analysis, and Measurement
6. Materials Management
7. Inventory Management, JIT
8. Statistical Quality Control
9. Total Quality Management
10. ISO 9000
11. Production Scheduling and Control
12. Project Management
Texts:

Russell, Roberta S. And Bernard W. Taylor, III. Production and


Operations Management, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, USA: PrenticeHall, 1995

3.3 CE 6711 Strategic Management (Open Book)


Dr. Wandee Udomwongyont (drwandee@gmail.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
1. Strategic Leadership: Managing the Strategy-Making Process for Competitive
Advantage
2. External Analysis: The Identification of Opportunities and Threats
3. Internal Analysis: Distinctive Competencies, Competitive Advantage, and
Profitability
4. Building Competitive Advantage Through Functional-Level Strategy
5. Building Competitive Advantage Through Business-Level Strategy
6. Business- Level Strategy and the Industry Environment
7. Strategy in High-Technology Industries
8. Strategy in the Global Environment
9. Corporate Strategy: Horizontal Integration, Vertical, Integration, and
Strategic Outsourcing
10. Corporate-Level Strategy: Formulating and Implementing Related and
Unrelated Diversification
11. Corporate Performance, Governance, and Business Ethics
12. Implementing Strategy in Companies That Compete in a Single Industry
13. Implementing Strategy in Companies That Compete Across Industries and
Countries
Textbooks: Charles W. L. Hill, Gareth R. Jones Strategic Management Theory (2007):
An Integrated Approach 7th Edition.

Topics:

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Hitt, Ireland and Hoskisson, (2005) Strategic Management


Competitiveness and Globalization: Concepts and Cases. 6th Edition.
Thomson Publishing.

3.4 CE 6509 Personnel Management (Open Book)


Dr. Sming Chongwiwatthananant (smingChn@au.edu)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics :

1. Introduction: The Strategic Role of Human Resource Management


2. Recruitment and Placement
- Job Analysis
- Personnel Planning & Recruitment.
- Employee Testing and Selection
- Interviewing Candidates.
3. Training Development
- Training and Developing Employees
- Managing Organization Renewal (Management Development and
Organizational Development)
- Appraising Performance
- Managing Careers and Fair Treatment (Managing Your Career)
4. Fundamentals of Motivation (Hierarchy of Needs, Hygiene-Motivator
Theory, Equity Theory of Motivation, Expectancy Theory of Motivation.
Behavior Modifications)
5. Compensation
- Establishing Pay Plans
- Pay-for-Performance and Financial Incentives
- Benefits and Services
- No financial incentives (Quality of Work life)

Text :

Gary Dessler Human Resource Management, Eighth Edition,


Published by Prentice-Hall Inc. 2005 Excerpt: Fundamentals of
Motivation Gary Dessler, Personnel/Human Resource Management Fifth
Edition. 10

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PAPER. 4 4.1 CE 6514 Customer Relationship Management


4.2 CE 6624 Supply Chain Management
4.3 CE 6705 Quantitative Analysis
4.4 CE 6710 Enterprise Resource Planning
A Student may choose to answer only two of the following four topics.
4.1 CE 6514 Customer Relationship Management (Open book)
Dr. Poondej Krairit (poondej@hotmail.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics :
1. CRM, Database Marketing, and Customer Value
2. CRM Industry Landscape
3. Strategic CRM
4. Implementing the CRM Strategy
5. Customer-Based Marketing Metrics
6. Customer Value Metrics
7. Using Databases
8. Designing Loyalty Programs
9. Effectiveness of Loyalty Programs
10. Data Mining
11. Campaign Management
12. Impact of CRM on Marketing Channels
Texts :

V. Kumar And Werner J. Reinartz, Customer Relationship Management:


A Database Approach, Danvers, MA 01923, USA: John Wiley & Sons,
Inc., 2006.

References:

Jill Dyche, The CRM Handbook: A Business Guide to Customer


Relationship Management, Addison-Wesley, 2002.

4.2 CE 6624 Supply Chain Management (Open Book)


Dr. Panyaluck Udomleartprasert (panlyaluck_u@yahoo.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics:
1. Overview of Supply Chain Management
2. Supply Chain Drivers and Obstacles
3. Inventory Management
- Cycle Inventory
- Safety Inventory
- Seasonal Inventory
4. Transportation Management in Supply Chain
5. Network Design
6. IT in Supply Chain Management
7. e-Business and Supply Chain Management
8. Sourcing Decision
9. Financial Factors Influencing Supply Chain Decisions
10. Supply Chain Coordination and Integration

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Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operations, S. Chopra


and P. Meindl, Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 2007.

4.3 CE 6705 Quantitative Analysis (Open Book)


Dr. Charnwit Somprakij (drcharnwit@yahoo.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics: 1. Decision Analysis
2. Regression Models
3. Linear Programming Models
4. Linear Programming: The Simplex Method
5. Transportation and Assignment Models
6. Integer Programming, Goal Programming, and Nonlinear Programming
7. Network Models
8. Waiting Lines and Queuing Theory Models
9. Simulation Modeling
Text: 1. Quantitative Analysis for Management, 9 Ed., Render B, Stair R M,JR, and
Hanna, M, Pearson Prentice Hall 2006
4.4 CE 6710 Enterprise Resource Planning (Close Book)
Dr. Rapeepat Techkittiroj (rapeepatTch@au.edu)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics:
Text:

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GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


IN MIS- IEC PROGRAM
PAPER 3.

3.1 IC 6001 Internet and E-Commerce Technology


3.2 IC 6021 Database System for Internet Application
3.3 IC 6111 Web Application Development

A Student may choose to answer only two of the following four topics.
3.1 IC 6001 Internet and E-Commerce Technology (Closed book)
Dr.Wuttipong Pongsuwan (wutt@softwarepark.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topic:

1. E-Commerce Models and Applications


2. B2B and Supply chain management
3. Critical success factors for EC development
4. Advertisement in the digital economy.
5. Strategy implementation and project management in EC
6. EC Environments and Regulatory Environment
7. EC Security

3.2 IC 6021 Database System for Internet Application (Closed book; only 2 sheets of
A4 both sides are allowed)
Dr. Saranpong Pramsane (prammicester@hotmail.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Notes: - This exam will test student on comprehensive knowledge of Internet
Application together with database interaction.
- Student will earn score from taking this topic by clearly solving question
with current concept learned from class as well as from real life experiences.
Objective:
This topic covers in- Depth of the concepts involved in the development of
internet application with database interaction. Topic includes Database Fundamental,
Basic of Developing Database driven internet application, in addition technology used in
creating these internet application, in addition technology used in creating robust serversided application.
Topics:
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Introduction to server- sided web scripting


Server- sided language
Passing information between web pages
Structured query languages (SQL)
Fundamental concept of relational database
Designing and developing relational database
Using server-sided scripting together with relational database
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Using session and cookie


Security issue in web application
Content management

Text books
1 PHP My SQL web development by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson.
2 PHP and My SQL for dynamic web sites by Larry Ullman
3.3 IC 6111 Web Application Development (Open Book)
Dr. Paskorn Apirukvorapinit (paskornPrk@au.edu)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Students will be required to develop a Website consisting of a number of Web pages
using only Notepad.
Topics:
1. HTML
Links
Text Formatting
Using Images, Colors, and Backgrounds
Lists
Tables
Forms
Frames
2. XHTML and Style Sheets
3. Dynamic HTML with Java Script and VB Script
4. Active Server Page (ASP)
Textbooks:
1. Donna L.Baker, HTML Complete Course, Wiley Publishing, 2003.
2. Laura May, Web Publishing with HTML 4 in 21 Days, Sams
Publishing, 2000.
3. www.w3schools.com
PAPER 4.

4.1 IC 6401 Banking and E-Payment Systems


4.2 IC 6403 Information Security
4.3 IC 6766 Supply Chain Management

A Student may choose to answer only two of the following four topics.
4.1 IC 6401 Banking and Electronic Payment (Closed book)
Dr. Thanatphong Pratheepthaweephong (dr.thanatphong@gmail.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics: 1. Banking and EFT
All Electronic Fund Transfer & Payment Systems.
Domestic EFT Mechanisms such as BAHTNET, ORFT, MEDIA
CLEARING and Electronic Cheque Clearing System
International EFT such as SWIFT
2. Electronic Money and Digital Cash

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Prepayment, Stored Value (SVC), Debit & Credit Cards, Smart Cards,
Digital Cash, Cyber Cash etc.
3. Payment Gateway and Payment Delivery Channels, Payment Server, Content
Server, WAP Architecture, Kiosk, M-Commerce, ATM and Self-service
Terminals
4. Payment Security
Security Principles for payment (5 basicprinciples), SSL, SET, Triple DES,
etc.
5. Business Exchange, Biller Consolidator, Bill Payment and Document
Presentment, EDI and FEDI
Textbooks: Notes that will be handed in class. (There will be 3 questions for one and a
half hour)
4.2 IC 6403 Information Security
(Closed Book)
Dr. Chanintorn Jittawiriyanukoon (pct2526@yahoo.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topic 1:

1. Conventional Cryptography
2. Public-Key Cryptography
3. Distribution of Encryption Key
4. Message Authentication
5. Digital Signature
6. Firewalls
7. Intruders, Program Flaws, Malicious Codes, Viruses

1. Information Security
2. The Need for Security
3. Identifying, Assessing, and Controlling Risks
4. Security Technology
5. Physical Security
Textbooks: 1. William Stallings, Cryptography and Network Security, Second Edition,
Prentice-Hall. 1999
2. M.E. Whitman and H.J.Mattord, Principle of Information Security,
Thomsom, 2003.
Topic 2:

4.3 IC 6766 Supply Chain Management (Open Book)


Dr. Panyaluck Udomleartprasert (panlyaluck_u@yahoo.com)
Time: 1.30 hrs.
Topics:
1. Overview of Supply Chain Management
2. Supply Chain Drivers and Obstacles
3. Inventory Management
- Cycle Inventory
- Safety Inventory
- Seasonal Inventory
4. Transportation Management in Supply Chain

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5. Network Design
6. IT in Supply Chain Management
7. E-Business and Supply Chain Management
8. Sourcing Decision
9. Financial Factors Influencing Supply Chain Decisions
10. Supply Chain Coordination and Integration
Text:

Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operations, S. Chopra


and P. Meindl, Prentice Hall, 3rd edition, 2007.

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