Chris Taylor, Appalachian State University's cybersecurity coordinator and senior lecturer in the Walker College of Business' Department of Computer Information Systems, has earned the Quality Matters (QM) certification for CIS 5630: Data Management.
Taylor's course prepares students to understand basic concepts of databases, including normalization and denormalization of data in the context of analytics; structured query language (SQL) to extract, manipulate and transform data for data mining-enabled analytical solutions for business problems; use of cloud resources for data storage and access; and emerging trends in data management.
The course is an elective in the MBA Program. Learn about App State's Online MBA program at business.appstate.edu/programs.
CIS 5630 is the 9th QM-certified MBA course and the 28th QM-certified course overall at Appalachian. View a list of QM-certified courses at App State.
Taylor partnered with App State's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) to attain the certification. CAE offers up to six faculty members the opportunity to participate in the program each year, with a goal to rethink, redesign and apply online pedagogy in the design and development of a high-quality online course.
“With the addition of Mr. Taylor's course, the MBA and WCOB footprint continues to grow among all QM-certified online course offerings at App State," said Greg Simmons, lead CAE consultant for the Walker College of Business. "It remains the largest block of certified courses in any program on our campus.”
About the Department of Computer Information Systems
Students majoring or minoring in the Computer Information Systems (BSBA) degree at Appalachian State University gain valuable professional skills and capabilities, enabling them to pursue a wide variety of technology-related careers. They learn to work with networks, databases, web sites and integrated systems. Learn more at cis.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University's MBA Program
Appalachian State University's MBA Program provides educational experiences to prepare our students for life-long learning and professional leadership responsibilities in a dynamic global environment. The program provides individualized attention through extensive student-faculty collaboration and offers frequent networking and team building opportunities. Flexible programming allows each student to receive the best educational experience possible through full-time on-campus or part-time online programs. For more information, visit mba.appstate.edu.
About App State Online
Recognized as one of the top online education destinations in the country by U.S. News and World Report, App State Online (formerly known as Distance Education) is designed to meet students wherever they are — whether they are seeking a degree, a credential or looking to sharpen their personal and/or professional skills. Through App State Online, Appalachian State University offers innovative, flexible and accredited undergraduate and graduate programs through three modes of teaching delivery: online, hybrid or classroom-based at off-campus centers. Learn more at online.appstate.edu.