Course Descriptions

Department of Information and Operations Management

Professors E. E. Anderson, F. P. Buffa, G. C. Fowler, H. A. Love, E. P. Robinson, Jr. (Head), A. Sen, B. Shetty, W. E. Stein, M. J. Tretter; Associate Professors A. Arreola-Risa, J. Choobineh, X. Koufteros, R. Oliva, R. Sen; Assistant Professors H. N. Geismar, G. R. Heim, M. E. Ketzenberg, Y. Li, X. Peng; Clinical Assistant Professors J. Jasperson, D. Whitten; Senior Lecturer L. W. Darcey; Lecturers P. F. Ammons, J. M. Norton, D. Whitcomb

Information and Operations Management
(INFO)

209. Business Information Systems Concepts. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Introduction to the use of computers in data and document management and as a problem-solving tool for business; fundamental concepts of information technology and theory; opportunities to use existing application software to solve various business information systems oriented problems. May not be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in business. Prerequisite: For students other than business and agribusiness majors.

210. Fundamentals of Information Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

Introduction to information systems concepts; study of information systems in the functional areas of business; overview of hardware, software and popular operating systems; study of problem solving tools; human factors. Prerequisite: For business majors.

250. Business Programming Logic and Design. (3-0). Credit 3.

Development of structured and object-oriented program logic and design in solving business programming problems using Visual Basic; emphasis on enforcing good techniques and logical thinking. Prerequisites: INFO 210 or approval of instructor; sophomore classification in business.

303. Statistical Methods. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

Collection, tabulation and presentation of numerical data; sampling, estimation of averages and variation, probability and error, hypothesis testing and correlation. Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School.

304. Business Forecasting Methods. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Empirical and statistical study of economic fluctuations: business barometers and forecasting; statistical techniques for preparing individual organizational forecasts and long-range plans. Prerequisite: INFO 303 or equivalent.

305. Intermediate Business Statistics. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

Selected topics in statistical analysis; practical applications to functional problems in accounting, finance, marketing and management; applications of existing computer programs minimize computations. Prerequisite: INFO 303 or equivalent.

306. Data Communications and Network-Based Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

A survey of concepts, technology and applications of on-line and network-based systems in business data communications; analysis and design of data communications, requirements in an information system environment and their impact on business organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School.

322. Business Object Oriented Programming with Java. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Introduction of abstract data types, inheritance, object identity, polymorphism as they relate to building business objects and business classes; use of Java programming language depicting the object orientation concepts; use of class libraries and Java packages for business object construction. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School; INFO 250.

328. Database Management Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

Database design; use and application of Database Management Systems (DBMS) in the solution of business problems; database programming. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School; INFO 250.

330. Business Systems Analysis and Design. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

Techniques and methods currently used in system analysis and design including object oriented methods; use of automated tools to support systems development. Prerequisite: INFO 328 or concurrent enrollment.

336. Decision Support Systems. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Application of quantitative decision-making techniques to management decision problems; focus on model development, solution and implementation of results. Prerequisite: INFO 364 or concurrent enrollment.

340. Supply Chain Management. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Focus on the integrated management of the total product delivery system; purchasing, inventory management and distribution functions, with emphasis on materials and information flows. Prerequisite: INFO 364.

361. Operations Planning and Control. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Planning and controlling the conversion of materials, labor, capital, and information into goods and services for both manufacturing and service organizations; emphasis on managerial and technical aspects of planning and controlling operating systems. Prerequisite: INFO 364.

362. Total Quality Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

An organization-wide approach to quality based on total customer satisfaction and continuous process improvement; both managerial and technical aspects of quality discussed. Prerequisite: INFO 364.

364. Operations Management. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II, S

Concepts, issues and techniques used to plan, analyze and control systems of production; operational problems in producing goods and services. Prerequisite: INFO 303 or concurrent enrollment.

374. Business Information Security and Risk Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

Explores business, managerial and technological aspects of information security; analysis, design, implementation and management issues surrounding effective information security; includes risk management, business continuity planning, security policy development. Prerequisite: INFO 306.

420. Web-Enabled Applications. (3-0). Credit 3.

Distributed business applications using the World Wide Web; advanced discussions of the concepts of internet, intranet, extranet; different methods to design web-enabled applications; active web applications; cutting edge website design; legacy to web integration; use of web-oriented languages. Prerequisites: INFO 328 and senior classification.

422. Complex Business Application Design. (3-0). Credit 3.

Business application development alternatives; COM and CORBA object models; use of Visual Basic; use of ActiveX controls, ActiveX Servers and ActiveX Documents. Prerequisites: INFO 250; senior classification.

432. Software Quality and Measurement in Information Systems. (3-0). Credit 3.

Software quality and software measurement for business enterprise; software metrics; implementation of metrics based information systems project; zero-defect programming for business software projects; software quality standards such as ISO and Capability Maturity Models for an enterprise. Prerequisites: INFO 429; senior classification.

437. Knowledge Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

Organizational and cognitive issues of problem formulation; decision making and knowledge management in multiple application domains; formulation and decision making in groups; group dynamics; managing group and individual knowledge; a survey of tools needed to support formulation, decision making and knowledge management; planning and analysis in organizational settings. Prerequisites: INFO 303 and 429 or equivalents; senior classification in business.

439. Management of Information Systems. (3-0). Credit 3.

Theoretical and practical issues for managing computerized information systems; planning and control functions of the firm; emphasis on case studies of design projects. Prerequisite: Senior classification in business or approval of instructor.

446. E-Services. (3-0). Credit 3.

Examines the deployment and utilization of information technologies by businesses, governments and not for profit organizations to deliver services, with applications in banking and financial advisory services, healthcare, and federal, state and local governments. Prerequisite: Senior classification in business or approval of instructor.

458. Simulation. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Structure and use of simulation as an aid to supply chain decision-making; simulation development, computer solution and implementation. Prerequisite: INFO 364.

464. Advanced Supply Chain Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

Advanced contemporary topics in supply chain and operations management; developing analytical insights into the operation of selected methodologies. Prerequisites: INFO 340 and senior classification.

465. Information Technology for Supply Chain Management. (3-0). Credit 3. II

Overview of information technology applications for planning and controlling the design, manufacture and distribution of goods and services; managerial and technical aspects of information technology for product design, shop floor, factory, enterprise and supply chain management. Prerequisite: Information and operations management majors only or approval of instructor.

468. Enterprise Resource Planning. (3-0). Credit 3. I

Application of advanced information technology for integrating business functions through distributed databases; applications for planning, scheduling, purchasing and costing to multiple layers of the organization. Prerequisite: INFO 364.

477. Large-Scale Information Systems Project. (3-0). Credit 3. I, II

Design and implementation of large-scale business application projects needing database management system and networks; multi-language and/or multi-platform environments; very large legacy system upgrade and maintenance; platform migration. Prerequisites: INFO 330; senior classification or approval of instructor.

484. Information and Operations Management Internship. Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S

A directed internship in an organization to provide students with a learning experience supervised by professionals in organizational settings appropriate to the student’s professional objectives. Prerequisites: Information and operations management major and approval of department head.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4 each semester. I, II, S

Directed study of selected problems in an area of information and operations management not covered in other courses. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School and approval of department head.

489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4. I, II, S

Selected topic in an identified field of information systems or supply chain management. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School and approval of instructor.