University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2014-15

Management Information Systems, Operations Management and Decision Sciences

Majors:

Minors:

The Department of Management Information Systems, Operations Management and Decision Sciences offers courses in several quantitative and systems areas, a major and a minor in management information systems, a major and minor in operations and supply management, and minors in business analytics, business intelligence and cyber-security.

Faculty

Jayesh Prasad, Chairperson
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor: Bohlen
Professors Emeriti: Amsden, Casey, Hoffer, Vlahos
Sherman-Standard Register Professor of MIS: Ferratt
Niehaus Chair in Operations Management: Kanet
Professors: Bobrowski, Dunne, Enns, Ferratt, Gorman, Kanet, Prasad, Wells
Associate Professors: Salisbury, Wynn
Assistant Professors: Chen, Jacobs
Lecturers: Edelmann, Hall, Wagner
 

Management Information Systems

The MIS major at the University of Dayton is designed primarily to develop business systems analysts. These professionals analyze and design information systems in business organizations and marshal resources (i.e. manage projects) to bring the systems development effort to successful completion. MIS professionals also facilitate the successful operation and maintenance of organizational information systems.

The major is comprised of eighteen hours of required courses which make up the MIS core and six hours of elective courses taken for breadth.  Optionally, this breadth requirement can be satisfied by completing a related minor - currently Business Intelligence or Cyber Security - or by completing a double major in another business discipline.  Related minors will change from time to time, reflecting the dynamic nature of the MIS discipline. Students should meet with their advisor to decide whether to opt for elective courses, a related minor, or a double-major consistent with their interests and career goals.

Faculty

Jayesh Prasad, Chairperson
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor: Bohlen
Professors Emeriti: Amsden, Casey, Hoffer, Vlahos
Sherman-Standard Register Endowed Chair in MIS: Ferratt
Niehaus Chair in Operations Management: Kanet
Professors: Bobrowski, Dunne, Enns, Ferratt, Gorman, Kanet, Prasad, Wells
Associate Professors: Salisbury, Wynn
Assistant Professors: Chen, Jacobs
Lecturers: Edelmann, Hall, Wagner
 

Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in Management Information Systems (MIS) minimum of 124 credit hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, orENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.




SBA Core Curriculum
ACC 207Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACC 208Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
BAI 150Business Educational Planning1
BAI 103LBusiness Computing Laboratory1
BAI 151Business Integration Experience1
DSC 210Statistics for Business I3
DSC 211Statistics for Business II3
ECO 203Principles of Microeconomics (Satisfies CAP Social Science)3
ECO 204Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENG 370Report & Proposal Writing (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)3
or ENG 371 Technical Communication
or ENG 372 Business Communication
FIN 301Introduction to Financial Management3
MGT 201Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 301Organizational Behavior3
MGT 490Managing the Enterprise (Satisfies CAP Integrative)3
MTH 128Finite Mathematics3
MTH 129Calculus for Business (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
MIS 301Information Systems in Organizations3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
OPS 301Survey of Operations & Supply Management3
PHL 313Business Ethics (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL/REL)3
or REL 368 Practical wisdom in the business world
ECO elective (300/400 level)3
Social Science elective (ANT, POL, PSY, SOC)3


Major Requirements
MIS 150Professional Development Experiences in Information Systems0
MIS 305Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools1
MIS 325Programming for Business Systems4
MIS 380Systems Analysis & Re-Engineering3
MIS 381Principles of Project Management1
MIS 385Systems Implementation with Database Management Systems3
MIS 465MIS Project I-Analysis & Design in Teams (This course and MIS 475 together satisfy CAP Major Capstone.)3
MIS 475MIS Project II-Design & Implementation in Teams (This course and MIS 465 together satisfy CAP Major Capstone.)3
Breadth courses through electives, related minors, or double majors.6
Total Hours24

Electives Option
Select two courses from:6
Business Intelligence
Principles of Information Security Management
Telecommunications & Networking-Classified
Advanced Web Development
Data Warehousing
Internet Security-Classified
Independent Study in Management Information Systems
Related Minor Option
Complete requirements for one of these two minors: (1) Business Intelligence or (2) Cyber Security
Double Major Option
Complete the requirements for any other SBA major.

 Academic Electives to bring total to at least 124 credits

Minor in Business Intelligence (bin)

Minor in Business Intelligence
Business Majors
MIS 305Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools1
MIS 366Business Intelligence3
MIS 385Systems Implementation with Database Management Systems3
MIS 467Data Warehousing3
MIS elective 13
Total Hours13

1

Choose from DSC 375, ECO 410, ECO 441, MIS 368, MIS 460, MKT 436 or as approved by the coordinator. MIS majors must select six semester hours from this list instead of three.



Non-Business Majors
MIS 300Survey of Management Information Systems3
or MIS 301 Information Systems in Organizations
MIS 305Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools1
MIS 366Business Intelligence3
MIS 385Systems Implementation with Database Management Systems3
MIS 467Data Warehousing3
MIS elective 13
Total Hours16

1

Choose from DSC 375, ECO 410, ECO 441, MIS 368, MIS 360, MKT 436 or as approved by the coordinator.



 

minor in cyber-security (CSM)

Minor in Cyber-Security
Business Majors
MIS 305Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools1
MIS 368Principles of Information Security Management3
MIS 430Telecommunications & Networking-Classified3
MIS 468Internet Security-Classified3
300/400 MIS elective 13
Total Hours13

Non-Business Majors
MIS 300Survey of Management Information Systems3
or MIS 301 Information Systems in Organizations
MIS 305Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools1
MIS 368Principles of Information Security Management3
MIS 430Telecommunications & Networking-Classified3
MIS 468Internet Security-Classified3
300/400 MIS elective 13
Total Hours16

1

Any 300/400 MIS course except MIS 491H, MIS 492H, MIS 497, MIS 498, MIS 499 or as approved by the coordinator.

 

Minor in Management Information Systems (MIS)

Minor in Management Information Systems
Business Majors
MIS 305Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools1
MIS 380Systems Analysis & Re-Engineering3
MIS 381Principles of Project Management1
MIS 385Systems Implementation with Database Management Systems3
Two 300/400 level courses 16
Total Hours14

1

Select six additional semester hours: at least three hours must be a 300 or 400 level MIS course (excluding MIS 491H, MIS 492H, MIS 497, MIS 498, and MIS 499); three additional hours may be either from the list of approved relevant major courses or another 300 or 400 level MIS course (excluding those listed above). A relevant major course is one that features concepts intended to bridge between the MIS minor and the student's major. For the list of approved relevant major courses see the MIS minor coordinator. Other courses may be taken with approval of the MIS minor coordinator, in consultation with the student's major advisor(s). Currently approved relevant major courses are: ACC 401, DSC 375, ECO 410, ECO 441, MKT 436, and OPS 350.


Non-Business Majors
MIS 300Survey of Management Information Systems3
or MIS 301 Information Systems in Organizations
MIS 305Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools1
MIS 380Systems Analysis & Re-Engineering3
MIS 381Principles of Project Management1
MIS 385Systems Implementation with Database Management Systems3
Two 300/400 level courses 16
Total Hours17

1

Select six additional semester hours: at least three hours must be a 300 or 400 level MIS course (excluding MIS 491H, MIS 492H , MIS 497, MIS 498, and MIS 499); three additional hours may be either from the list of approved relevant major courses or another 300 or 400 level MIS course (excluding those listed above). A relevant major course is one that features concepts intended to bridge between the MIS minor and the student's major. For the list of approved relevant major courses see the MIS minor coordinator. Other courses may be taken with approval of the MIS minor coordinator, in consultation with the student's major advisor(s). Currently approved relevant major courses are: ACC 401, DSC 375, ECO 410,ECO 441, MKT 436, and OPS 350.




Operations and Supply Management

The operations and supply management program offered by the Department of Management Information Systems, Operations Management and Decision Sciences includes a major and a minor in operations and supply management (OPS).

Students who major or minor in operations and supply management learn how to manage the core operations of an organization. These core operations use the human, technical and financial resources of the organization to create goods and services for customers. Operations managers apply technical and quantitative tools and techniques, together with behavioral skills, to manage the transformation of inputs into outputs desired by customers. Operations managers participate in these transformation processes in many different roles, including:

  • Process improvement analyst
  • Quality assurance analyst
  • Purchasing agent
  • Production/inventory manager
  • Warehouse manager
  • Service facility manager
  • Operations consultant

The OPS program is selective. UD students wishing to declare an OPS major must have an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher. Moreover, to declare and/or remain in the program students must earn a grade of B- or higher in the introductory course, . Exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the MIS/OM/DSC Department Chair.

In addition to other requirements, the major in Operations and Supply Management requires OPS 350, Business Process Management, DSC 375, Management Science, OPS 401, Operations Planning and Control, OPS 480, Supply Chain Management Strategies, OPS 485, Capstone OPS Project I, OPS 495, Capstone OPS Project II, and six semester hours of OPS electives.

A minor in operations and supply management is available to students who want to acquire basic skills in this area and understand that doing so will enhance their ability to manage operations in any functional area of a business. A minor in operations and supply management consists of twelve hours for students in the School of Business Administration and 21 hours for non-business students.

Faculty

Jayesh Prasad, Chairperson
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor: Bohlen
Professors Emeriti: Amsden, Casey, Hoffer, Vlahos
Sherman-Standard Register Professor of MIS: Ferratt
Niehaus Chair in Operations Management: Kanet
Professors: Bobrowski, Dunne, Enns, Ferratt, Gorman, Kanet, Prasad, Wells
Associate Professors: Salisbury, Wynn
Assistant Professors: Chen, Jacobs
Lecturers: Edelmann, Hall, Wagner
 

Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in Operations and Supply Management (OPS) minimum of 124 credit hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
West and the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Intro To Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, orENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.




SBA Core Curriculum
ACC 207Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACC 208Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
BAI 150Business Educational Planning1
BAI 103LBusiness Computing Laboratory1
BAI 151Business Integration Experience1
DSC 210Statistics for Business I3
DSC 211Statistics for Business II3
ECO 203Principles of Microeconomics (Satisfies CAP Social Science)3
ECO 204Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENG 370Report & Proposal Writing (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)3
or ENG 371 Technical Communication
or ENG 372 Business Communication
FIN 301Introduction to Financial Management3
MGT 201Legal Environment of Business3
MGT 301Organizational Behavior3
MGT 490Managing the Enterprise (Satisfies CAP Integrative)3
MTH 128Finite Mathematics3
MTH 129Calculus for Business (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
MIS 301Information Systems in Organizations3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
OPS 301Survey of Operations & Supply Management3
PHL 313Business Ethics (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL/REL)3
or REL 368 Practical wisdom in the business world
ECO elective (300/400 level)3
Social Science elective (ANT, POL, PSY, SOC)3

 

Major Requirements24
DSC 375Management Science3
OPS 350Business Process Management3
OPS 401Operations Planning & Control3
OPS 480Supply Chain Management Strategies3
OPS 485Capstone Operations & Supply Management Project I (This course and OPS 495 together satisfy CAP Major Capstone.)1
OPS 495Capstone Operations & Supply Management Project II (This course and OPS 485 together satisfy CAP Major Capstone.)5
OPS electives6

Academic Electives to bring total to at least 124 credits

Minor in Operations and Supply Management (OPS)

Operations and Supply Management
Business Majors
DSC 375Management Science3
OPS 350Business Process Management3
OPS 401Operations Planning & Control3
or OPS 480 Supply Chain Management Strategies
Select three semester hours from DSC, OPS, MIS, or IET 13
Total Hours12

1

Approved by the department chairperson.


Non-Business Majors
DSC 210Statistics for Business I3
DSC 211Statistics for Business II3
DSC 375Management Science3
OPS 300Introduction to Operations & Supply Management3
or OPS 301 Survey of Operations & Supply Management
OPS 350Business Process Management3
OPS 401Operations Planning & Control3
or OPS 480 Supply Chain Management Strategies
Select three semester hours from DSC, OPS, MIS, or IET 13
Total Hours21

1

 Approved by department chairperson.


 

Decision Sciences

The Department of Management Information Systems, Operations Management and Decision Sciences offers courses in several quantitative and systems areas, a major and a minor in management information systems (see MIS), a major and minor in operations and supply management (see OPS), and minors in business analytics, business intelligence and cyber-security.

Decision sciences is the study of analysis, quantitative methodologies, and their application to the functional and behavioral problems of any organization. The major areas of study include applied statistics, operations research, and production and operations management. All business students take three decision sciences and operations management courses as part of their core business coursework:

The minor in business analytics (BAN) offers business majors and other students an opportunity to develop their skills in the quantitative methods which support managerial decision making. A minor in business analytics consists of 21 semester hours for non-business majors and 12 hours for business majors.

Specific courses in other areas (e.g. mathematics) may be used. See chairperson for approval.

Faculty

Jayesh Prasad, Chairperson
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor: Bohlen
Professors Emeriti: Amsden, Casey, Hoffer, Vlahos
Sherman-Standard Register Professor of MIS: Ferratt
Niehaus Chair in Operations Management: Kanet
Professors: Bobrowski, Dunne, Enns, Ferratt, Gorman, Kanet, Prasad, Wells
Associate Professors: Salisbury, Wynn
Assistant Professors: Chen, Jacobs
Lecturers: Edelmann, Hall, Wagner
 

Minor in Business Analytics (BAN)

A minor in Business Analytics consists of 12 hours for students in the School of Business Administration and 21 for non-business students.

Business Analytics
Business Majors
DSC 375Management Science3
OPS 350Business Process Management3
Select six semester hours from DSC, MIS, or OPS (300/400 level) 1,26
Total Hours12

1

In addition to courses used to satisfy the requirements of any other major or minor. Approval of the department chairperson.

2

 OPS majors must select nine additional semester hours instead of six.


Non-Business majors
DSC 210Statistics for Business I3
DSC 211Statistics for Business II3
DSC 375Management Science3
MIS 300Survey of Management Information Systems3
or MIS 301 Information Systems in Organizations
OPS 300Introduction to Operations & Supply Management3
or OPS 301 Survey of Operations & Supply Management
OPS 350Business Process Management3
Select three semester hours from DSC, OPS or MIS (300/400 level)3
Total Hours21


Management Information Systems

First YearHours
MIS 1500
BAI 1501
BAI 1511
BAI 103L1
MTH 1283
MTH 129 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
PHL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
CMM 100 (Satisfies Cap Oral Communication)3
CAP Components (generally CAP Arts and CAP Natural Sciences)7
 31
Second YearHours
ACC 2073
ACC 2083
DSC 2103
DSC 2113
ECO 2033
ECO 2043
MIS 3051
MIS 3013
CAP Second Year Writing Seminar3
CAP Social Science3
CAP Components3
 31
Third YearHours
FIN 3013
MGT 2013
MIS 3254
MIS 3803
MIS 3811
MIS 3853
OPS 3013
MKT 3013
MGT 3013
ENG 370, 371, or 372 (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)3
CAP Compenents and/or General Electives3
 32
Fourth YearHours
MGT 490 (Satisfies CAP Integrative)3
MIS 4653
MIS 475 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
ECO Upper Elective3
PHL 313 or REL 369 (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL/REL)3
MIS Electives6
CAP Components and/or General Electives9
 30
Total credit hours: 124

Operations management

First YearHours
BAI 1501
BAI 1511
BAI 103L1
MTH 1283
MTH 129 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
REL 103 (CAP Humanities Common)3
HST 103 (Cap Humanities Common)3
PHL 103 (CAP Humanities Common)3
CMM 100 (Satisfies CAP Oral Communication)3
CAP Components10
 34
Second YearHours
ACC 2073
ACC 2083
DSC 2103
DSC 2113
ECO 2033
ECO 2043
OPS 3013
CAP Second Year Writing Seminar3
CAP Social Science3
CAP Components3
 30
Third YearHours
FIN 3013
MGT 3013
MIS 3013
MKT 3013
MGT 2013
DSC 3753
ENG 370, 371, or 372 (Satisfies CAP Inquiry)3
OPS Elective3
OPS 3503
CAP Components and/or General Electives3
 30
Fourth YearHours
MGT 490 (Satisfies CAP Integrative)3
PHL 313 or REL 369 (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL/REL)3
OPS 4013
OPS 4803
OPS 4851
OPS 495 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)5
ECO Upper Level Elective3
OPS Elective3
CAP Components and/or General Electives6
 30
Total credit hours: 124

Decision Sciences Courses

DSC 210. Statistics for Business I. 3 Hours

Basic concepts of statistics including descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, and estimation. Prerequisite(s): MTH 128, MTH 129; BAI 103L (may be taken as a corequisite).

DSC 211. Statistics for Business II. 3 Hours

Tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, Chi-square tests, simple and multiple regression and correlation. Use of computer software for statistical data analysis. Prerequisite(s): BAI 103L; DSC 210; MTH 129.

DSC 211H. Statistics for Business II. 3 Hours

Tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, Chi-square tests, simple and multiple regression and correlation. Use of computer software for statistical data analysis. Prerequisite(s): BAI 103L; DSC 210; MTH 129.

DSC 313. Advanced Business Statistics. 3 Hours

Selected topics from advanced statistics with emphasis on business applications. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211 or equivalent.

DSC 375. Management Science. 3 Hours

Quantitative modeling applications for managerial analysis and decision making. Develops skills to analyze and solve problems using computer-based mathematical modeling in a wide variety of business decision situations involving business functional areas such as accounting, economics, finance, human resources, marketing, management information systems, and operations management. Topics include constrained modeling techniques, simulation, and multi-criteria decision making. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211; OPS 301 (may be taken as a corequisite).

DSC 410. Decision Theory. 3 Hours

Introduction to the analysis of decisions under uncertainty. Topics include structuring of the decision process, Bayesian decision theory, and multicriteria decision making. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211 or equivalent.

DSC 415. Simulation Modeling & Analysis. 3 Hours

Introduction to simulation models in support of business decision making. Emphasis on building and analyzing models in a variety of applications, including manufacturing and service systems. Study and use of a simulation language. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211; DSC 375 recommended.

DSC 435. Analysis of Factory Systems. 3 Hours

Concepts and techniques for the analysis, design, and management of factory production systems. Work-flow layout, scheduling techniques, stochastic process models, simulations, and computerized factory models Prerequisite(s): DSC 375, OPS 301.

DSC 491H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent original research thesis under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the director of the program and the departmental chairperson.

DSC 492H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent original research thesis under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the director of the program and the departmental chairperson.

DSC 494. Seminar in Decision Sciences. 3 Hours

Study of selected topics or issues in applied statistics, quantitative business analysis, and production and operations management. Topics vary from time to time. May be taken more than once if topics change. Title will reflect topics covered in a particular offering.

DSC 497. Laboratory Work Experience. 1-6 Hours

Under faculty sponsorship and in association with a participating industrial, commercial, educational, health-care, or governmental organization, practical experience in work associated with the student's minor concentration. (See internship coordinator for details.) Does not satisfy MIS elective. Permission of chairperson required. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

DSC 498. Cooperative Education. 3 Hours

Optional full-time work period off campus alternating with study period on campus. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

DSC 499. Independent Study in Decision Sciences. 1-6 Hours

Research in conjunction with a faculty member on a subject within the general area of decision sciences. Normally open only to juniors and seniors who have attained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above. Permission of chairperson required. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

Management Info Systems Courses

MIS 150. Professional Development Experiences in Information Systems. 0 Hours

Participation in experiences to promote development of practical knowledge, career networks, and professional skills relevant to the field of information systems.

MIS 220. Exploring Careers in Information Systems. 1 Hour

Designed to immerse students into the contemporary issues of management information systems. Site visits and guest lectures from management information systems leaders. Priority given to first and second year students. Satisfactory/No Credit. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

MIS 300. Survey of Management Information Systems. 3 Hours

Introduction to management information systems concepts, terminology, purposes, and applications for the nonbusiness student. Not open to students in the School of Business Administration or to those with credit in MIS 301. Permission of department chairperson required. Prerequisite(s): (BAI 103L or HSS 226); junior standing.

MIS 301. Information Systems in Organizations. 3 Hours

Survey of theory and applications of computer-based information systems in organizations. The role of information in organizational processes, current information technology, decision support systems, and end-user computing and distributed processing systems. Sophomores are encouraged to take this course during their second term. Prerequisite(s): ACC 207;(ACC 208 or ACC 301, (may be taken as a corequisite)); (BAI 103L or HSS 226); ECO 203.

MIS 301H. Information Systems in Organizations. 3 Hours

Survey of theory and applications of computer-based information systems in organizations. The role of information in organizational processes, current information technology, decision support systems, and end-user computing and distributed processing systems. Sophomores are encouraged to take this course during their second term. Prerequisite(s): ACC 207;(ACC 208 or ACC 301, (may be taken as a corequisite)); (BAI 103L or HSS 226); ECO 203.

MIS 302. Systems Thinking. 3 Hours

This course focuses on developing an understanding of systems thinking, decision making, and information systems in organizations. Learning about general systems concepts, system diagramming tools, and different approaches to systems thinking will facilitate examining and interpreting organizations and the information systems used to support decision making and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and adaptability of organizations. The course will examine the role of information in organizational processes and will include analyzing the suitability of current information systems and technologies for these proc.

MIS 305. Introduction to Business Applications: Problem Solving with Visual Tools. 1 Hour

Introduction to basic programming structures, graphical user interface design, and other tools using a visual programming language such as Visual Basic.net. Prerequisite(s): BAI 103L or equivalent.

MIS 325. Programming for Business Systems. 4 Hours

Process of software development for business system implementation. Fundamental object-oriented programming concepts include program design, documentation, development, and testing of computer solutions for business problems using a modern programming language, such as Java. Prerequisite(s): MIS 305.

MIS 360. E-Commerce Processes & Technology. 3 Hours

Introduction to information systems technologies and techniques that enable business-to-business and business-to-consumer electronic relationships. Development of interactive websites with an introduction to client- and server-side scripting and simple database access. Prerequisite(s): (MIS 300 or MIS 301); (MIS 305 or equivalent); (BAI 103L or equivalent HTML knowledge).

MIS 366. Business Intelligence. 3 Hours

The use of computer-based data analysis tools to support managers in problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211; MIS 301. Corequisite(s): MIS 385.

MIS 368. Principles of Information Security Management. 3 Hours

Addresses issues relevant to creating a systematic information assurance, compliance control structure and systematic security procedures. Information security policy, assets, physical and logical information resource security, business continuity, and compliance with relevant security standards are covered. Prerequisite(s): MIS 301.

MIS 380. Systems Analysis & Re-Engineering. 3 Hours

Concepts, methods, techniques, and tools needed to initiate a systems development project and to conduct the requirements collection, analysis, and structuring activities of systems development. Structured life cycle and alternatives. Re-engineering business processes through information systems. Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 or MIS 301; MIS 385 (may be taken as a corequisite); Business majors only or permission of department chairperson. Corequisite(s): MIS 381.

MIS 381. Principles of Project Management. 1 Hour

Introduction to project management concepts and ideas. Possible use of an existing team project from another course to learn principles of scheduling, team management, client management, etc., emphasizing best project management practices. Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 or MIS 301.

MIS 385. Systems Implementation with Database Management Systems. 3 Hours

Concepts, techniques, and tools to convert a logical system design into a working application using a relational DBMS. File and data structures, logical and physical database design, security and data integrity, file design and processing. DBMS functions, SQL, 3GL and 4GL access to databases, linkage to WWW pages, database architectures, CASE. Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 or MIS 301; MIS 305 (may be taken as a corequisite).

MIS 410. Object-Oriented Analysis & Design. 3 Hours

Introduction to object-oriented concepts and techniques for analyzing and designing systems. Systems development project using an object-oriented CASE tool. Prerequisite(s): MIS 301 or permission of instructor; MIS 305 recommended.

MIS 420. Expert & Knowledge-Based Systems. 3 Hours

Introduction to artificial intelligence and expert and knowledge-based systems; knowledge acquisition, implementation, and validation; advanced topics; applications to business. Use of expert system software. Prerequisite(s): BAI 103L or equivalent; DSC 375 recommended.

MIS 425. Information for Total Quality. 3 Hours

Theory and practice of total quality management (TQM); applications of TQM in the information systems function, information system requirements for TQM programs. Prerequisite(s): MIS 301; OPS 301.

MIS 430. Telecommunications & Networking-Classified. 3 Hours

Introduction to computer-based communication networks, underlying concepts; basic hardware components and operating systems; network architectures and protocols; data integrity and security; message routing; network management. Offered on the Riverside Campus. Prerequisite(s): MIS 368 or permission of instructor. US Department of Defense Interim Secret Clearance or higher.

MIS 460. Advanced Web Development. 3 Hours

Study of web development concepts and techniques. Design and development of dynamic web-sites using technologies such as ASP.NET. Prerequisite(s): MIS 300 or MIS 301; MIS 305 or equivalent.

MIS 461. E-Business. 3 Hours

Models of how to conduct business electronically. Topics include different forms of e-business, products and services provided on the Internet, how to combine electronic business with brick-and-mortar business, and keys to success for electronically enhanced businesses. Prerequisite(s): MIS 301.

MIS 465. MIS Project I-Analysis & Design in Teams. 3 Hours

First of a two-course sequence. Team participation/management and project management skills. Apply these skills in teams to perform an analysis and preliminary re-design of an existing organization's information system. Emphasis on written and oral communications, including team-prepared reports and presentations. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite(s): MIS 325, MIS 380, MIS 381, MIS 385.

MIS 467. Data Warehousing. 3 Hours

Purpose, design, implementation, and effective use of data warehouses and data warehousing technologies. Topics include data warehouse design, data marts, data quality management, extract-transform-load process, and business intelligence. Prerequisite(s): MIS 301, MIS 385.

MIS 468. Internet Security-Classified. 3 Hours

This course provides students with an understanding of both defensive and offensive issues of information security. The course includes instruction on information security theory, psychological operations, hacking, viruses, and systems management. The course emphasizes security for e-commerce on the Internet. Offered on the Riverside Campus. Prerequisite(s): MIS 430; US Department of Defense Interim Secret Clearance or higher.

MIS 475. MIS Project II-Design & Implementation in Teams. 3 Hours

Continuation of MIS 465. With its organizational client, each team carries its project as far as possible towards final design and actual implementation. Emphasis on written and oral communications, including team-prepared reports and presentations. Offered winter semester only. Prerequisite(s): MIS 465.

MIS 491H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent original research thesis under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the director of the program and the departmental chairperson.

MIS 492H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent original research thesis under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the director of the program and the departmental chairperson.

MIS 494. Seminar in Management Information Systems. 1-4 Hours

Study of selected technical and/or organizational issues in information systems. Topics vary from time to time. May be taken more than once if topics change. Title will reflect topics covered in a particular offering.

MIS 497. Laboratory Work Experience. 1-6 Hours

Under faculty sponsorship and in association with a participating industrial, commercial, educational, health-care, or governmental organization; practical experience in work associated with the student's major concentration. (See internship coordinator for details.) Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

MIS 498. Cooperative Education. 1-6 Hours

Optional full-time work period off campus alternating with study period on campus. (See Chapter X; consult Cooperative Education Office for details.) Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

MIS 499. Independent Study in Management Information Systems. 1-6 Hours

Research in conjunction with a faculty member on a subject within the general area of management information systems. Open only to juniors or seniors who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

Operations Management Courses

OPS 220. Experiences in Operations & Supply Management. 1 Hour

Designed to immerse students into the contemporary issues of operations and supply management. Site visits and guest lectures from operations management leaders. Priority given to first and second year students. Satisfactory/No Credit. Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chairperson.

OPS 300. Introduction to Operations & Supply Management. 3 Hours

Concepts and OPS software-based techniques of designing, implementing, managing, and improving operations in manufacturing and service organizations, including project management, services systems design, resource allocation modeling, facility location, layout, aggregate planning, scheduling, and material requirements planning. Survey of major OPS strategies such as: just-in-time production, total quality management, business process reengineering, synchronous manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management. Not open to students in the School of Business Administration or to those with credit in OPS 301. Student must show aptitude in quantitative materials. Prerequisite(s): (BAI 103L or equivalent); (MTH 128, MTH 129 or equivalent); junior standing; permission of department chairperson; DSC 211 or equivalent recommended.

OPS 301. Survey of Operations & Supply Management. 3 Hours

Concepts and OPS software-based techniques of designing, implementing, managing, and improving operations in manufacturing and service organizations, including project management, service systems design, resource allocation modeling, facility location, layout, aggregate planning, scheduling, and material requirements planning. Survey of major OPS strategies such as: just-in-time production, total quality management, business process reengineering, synchronous manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211 (may be taken as a corequisite).

OPS 301H. Survey of Operations & Supply Management. 3 Hours

Concepts and OPS software-based techniques of designing, implementing, managing, and improving operations in manufacturing and service organizations, including project management, service systems design, resource allocation modeling, facility location, layout, aggregate planning, scheduling, and material requirements planning. Survey of major OPS strategies such as: just-in-time production, total quality management, business process reengineering, synchronous manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211 (may be taken as a corequisite).

OPS 350. Business Process Management. 3 Hours

Analytical and empirical tools for evaluation of operations in manufacturing/service firms. Analytical methods may include flow diagrams, Little's Law, queuing theory, theoretical flow times, critical path networks, resource capacity, and estimates of system flow. Empirical methods include quality sampling and discrete event simulation. Students receive training in simulation software. Projects or case studies require creative problem solving for realist business problems. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211; OPS 301 (may be taken as a corequisite); Business majors only or permission of department chairperson.

OPS 401. Operations Planning & Control. 3 Hours

Concepts and techniques in the planning and control of operations. Advanced treatment topics include: forecasting for operations, operations sequencing and scheduling, inventory and production control, production planning system design, MRP/ERP, warehouse management, purchasing and physical distribution, balanced attention to technical as well as the managerial aspects of operations planning and control. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211; DSC 375 (may be taken as a corequisite); OPS 301.

OPS 401H. Operations Planning & Control. 3 Hours

Concepts and techniques in the planning and control of operations. Advanced treatment topics include: forecasting for operations, operations sequencing and scheduling, inventory and production control, production planning system design, MRP/ERP, warehouse management, purchasing and physical distribution, balanced attention to technical as well as the managerial aspects of operations planning and control. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211; DSC 375 (may be taken as a corequisite); OPS 301.

OPS 413. Project Management. 3 Hours

Broad coverage of technical and human management issues in projects. Emphasis on project planning, scheduling, tracking, and close-down. Task time and cost estimation and description. Use of computer software. Team building and other aspects of managing project teams. Prerequisite(s): OPS 301.

OPS 430. Quality & Just in Time Manufacturing. 3 Hours

The concepts of just-in-time manufacturing, total quality system, and statistical process control. Projects, tours, and guest speakers. Prerequisite(s): OPS 301.

OPS 440. Continuous Improvement. 3 Hours

Theory and practice of continuous improvement especially as applied in manufacturing; comparison to the traditional operations management approach, tools and techniques, the KAIZEN approach. Prerequisite(s): OPS 301.

OPS 480. Supply Chain Management Strategies. 3 Hours

Concepts, analytical techniques, and solution methods for designing and managing integrated supply chains. Strategic issues of integrated supply chain design and management, including inventory management, logistics network design, distribution systems, strategic alliances, value of information for centralized decisions and risk-pooling, information technology and decision support, and international supply chain management. Prerequisite(s): DSC 211; DSC 375 (may be taken as a corequisite); OPS 301; OPS 350 (may be taken as a corequisite).

OPS 485. Capstone Operations & Supply Management Project I. 1 Hour

This course centers on the preparation for an experiential operations improvement project. Students evaluate real-world project proposals from clients, develop clear understanding of operations improvement opportunities, and select projects at hand. Student teams learn about process improvement project design and develop well-defined project plans for execution in OPS 495. Students taking OPS 485 in the fall must take OPS 495 in the subsequent winter semester. Corequisite(s): OPS 401, OPS 480.

OPS 491H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent and original research thesis under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the director of the program and the departmental chairperson.

OPS 492H. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent and original research thesis under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the director of the program and the departmental chairperson.

OPS 494. Seminar in Operations & Supply Management. 3 Hours

Study of selected topics or issues in operations management. Topics vary from time to time. May be taken more than once if topics change. Title will reflect topics covered in a particular offering.

OPS 495. Capstone Operations & Supply Management Project II. 5 Hours

This course centers on the execution of an experiential project applying operations management concepts and techniques to practical problems with faculty supervision. Student teams address significant operational problems and opportunities in real-world service and manufacturing firms. Teams write recommendation/implementation reports and make presentations of their work. Prerequisite(s): OPS 401, OPS 480, OPS 485.

OPS 497. Laboratory Work Experience. 1-6 Hours

Under faculty sponsorship and in association with a participating industrial, commercial, educational, health-care, government, or other organization, practical experience in work associated with the student's major. (See internship coordinator for details.) May satisfy OPS elective, with chairperson approval.

OPS 498. Cooperative Education. 1-6 Hours

Optional full-time work period off campus alternating with study period on campus. (See Chapter X; consult Cooperative Education Office for details). Permission of chairperson required.

OPS 499. Independent Study in Operations & Supply Management. 1-6 Hours

Research in conjunction with a faculty member on a subject within the general area of operations management. Normally open only to juniors and seniors who have attained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above. Permission of chairperson required.