Department of Information and Operations Management

The Department of Information and Operations Management offers two undergraduate degrees: a BBA degree in Management Information Systems (MISY) and a BBA degree in Supply Chain Management (SCMT). In each degree program, students learn how to use technology to make businesses more efficient, effective, and competitive. Coursework includes both the technical and managerial aspects of MISY and SCMT to ensure that students are well-equipped for successful careers in the dynamic, global business environment.

A list of recommended courses for each degree is available from the Department of Information and Operations Management undergraduate advisors (Room 330, Wehner Building).

Management Information Systems

ISYS 209 Business Information Systems Concepts

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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.

ISYS 210 Fundamentals of Information Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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.

ISYS 250 Business Programming Logic and Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Development of structured and object-oriented program logic and design in solving business programming problems; writing, documenting, debugging and testing computer code; emphasis on good coding techniques and logical thinking.
Prerequisite: ISYS 210 or approval of instructor.

ISYS 281 Professional Development Information Systems Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Exposure to professional issues, contemporary information systems topics, potential MIS careers and employers. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisite: Admission to Mays Business School; intend to major in management information systems.

ISYS 300/SCMT 300 Business Communications I

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Proper techniques for writing major-specific business communications; progress report, memorandum, letter, executive summary; verbal communications via phone call and person-to-person communications; critiques of personal and peer writing.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; MISY majors only.
Cross Listing: SCMT 300/ISYS 300.

ISYS 310 Network Communications and Infrastructure

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts, technologies and applications of on-line and network-based systems; analysis and design of data communications; requirements in an information system environment; impact on business organizations; installation, configuration and management of virtual servers.
Prerequisite: ISYS 250; admission to upper division in Mays Business School.

ISYS 315 Database Programming

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Use and application of Structured Query Language (SQL); Database Management Systems (DBMS) in the solution of business problems; database programming.
Prerequisites: ISYS 310; ISYS 320; or approval of instructor.

ISYS 320 Business Systems Analysis and Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Techniques and methods currently used in system analysis and design including object oriented methods; use of automated tools to support systems development.
Prerequisite: ISYS 250; admission to upper division in Mays Business School.

ISYS 325 Business Object Oriented Programming with Java

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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; ISYS 250.

ISYS 370/SCMT 370 Introduction to Energy Industry

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the modern Oil & Gas Industry; ecosystem of companies driving the industry; operations involved in exploration, production, refining, trading, pipeline, and retail in bringing oil to market; accounting and economics of the industry; issues and solutions in supporting supply chain; discussion of technology innovations occurring in the industry.
Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School.
Cross Listing: SCMT 370/ISYS 370.

ISYS 400/SCMT 400 Business Communications II

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Development of critical interpersonal and oral communication skills; strategies for positive team development; conflict resolution; oral presentations and information elicitation; production of effective visual aids.
Prerequisites: Senior classification; MISY majors only.
Cross Listing: SCMT 400/ISYS 400.

ISYS 410 Management of Information Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Strategic management of information systems; change and risk management processes during information systems implementation; role of information systems to support business goals; writing business cases for request for proposals and responses; project management techniques.
Prerequisite: ISYS 310; ISYS 320; or approval of instructor.

ISYS 415 Information Systems Capstone Project

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Design and development of information system software based on technical specifications; multi-platform environment; database server and web server software deployment.
Prerequisites: ISYS 315; ISYS 410; or approval of instructor.

ISYS 420 Web-Enabled Applications

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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: ISYS 315.

ISYS 425 Complex Business Application Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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

ISYS 450 Business Intelligence and Data Mining

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Rationale for Business Intelligence and data mining through business case studies; lab training using data mining software; and process of data mining by using commercial data mining software on large data sets.
Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in SCMT 303 or equivalent; junior or senior classification.

ISYS 455 Business Information Security and Risk Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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: ISYS 310.

ISYS 460 E-Services

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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.

ISYS 481 Information Systems Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Exposure to professional issues, contemporary information systems topics, potential MIS careers and employers. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School; or approval of instructor.

ISYS 484 Management Information Systems Internship

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

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. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Prerequisites: Management Information Systems major and approval of academic advisor and instructor.

ISYS 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed study of selected problems in an area of management information systems not covered in other courses.
Prerequisites: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School and approval of academic advisor and instructor.

ISYS 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

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

Supply Chain Management

SCMT 300/ISYS 300 Business Communications I

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Proper techniques for writing major-specific business communications; progress report, memorandum, letter, executive summary; verbal communications via phone call and person-to-person communications; critiques of personal and peer writing.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; SCMT majors only.
Cross Listing: ISYS 300/SCMT 300.

SCMT 303 Statistical Methods

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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.

SCMT 305 Intermediate Business Statistics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in statistical analysis; practical applications to functional problems in accounting, finance, marketing and management; applications of existing computer programs minimize computations.
Prerequisite: SCMT 303 or STAT 301, STAT 302, or STAT 303.

SCMT 309 Supply Chain Management Principles

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Integrated management of the make, buy and delivery processes in firms; emphasis on issues specific to the procurement, manufacturing, and logistics disciplines; requirements for operating in a global marketplace; includes cultural, functional and strategic aspects of global business.
Prerequisite: ISYS 209; junior classification; University Studies Business Concentration students only.

SCMT 335 Sourcing and Procurement

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Processes to identify and manage suppliers for goods and services to support operations; including sourcing, contracting, negotiations, buying procedures, cost and price analysis, vendor relations, auditing and inspection, supplier relations, and applications to information technology systems.
Prerequisite: SCMT 364 with a grade of C or better; SCMT 340 and SCMT 361; or approval of instructor.

SCMT 336 Decision Support Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Application of quantitative decision-making techniques to management decision problems; focus on model development, solution and implementation of results.
Prerequisites: SCMT 364; junior or senior classification.

SCMT 340 Global Supply Chain Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Extend knowledge of basic concepts of transportation and logistics to specialized situations in international business in order to understand (a) the international trade and commercial environment, (b) exporting and importing documentation and procedures and (c) operations involving international shipping and transportation.
Prerequisite: SCMT 364 with a grade of C or better.

SCMT 345 Business Process Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Design, implementation and improvement of the processes by which a firm sources, makes, and delivers products and services to meet customer requirements; includes six-sigma, process flow charting, computer simulation, and other techniques to document, analyze, design and improve business processes.
Prerequisite: SCMT 364 with a grade of C or better; SCMT 340 and SCMT 361; or approval of instructor.

SCMT 361 Operations Planning and Control

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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: SCMT 364 with a grade of C or better; or approval of instructor.

SCMT 364 Operations Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts, issues and techniques used to plan, analyze, and control systems of production; operational problems in producing goods and services.
Prerequisite: SCMT 303 or STAT 301, STAT 302, or STAT 303 or concurrent enrollment; admission to upper division in Mays Business School.

SCMT 370/ISYS 370 Introduction to Energy Industry

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of the modern Oil & Gas Industry; ecosystem of companies driving the industry; operations involved in exploration, production, refining, trading, pipeline, and retail in bringing oil to market; accounting and economics of the industry; issues and solutions in supporting supply chain; discussion of technology innovations occurring in the industry.
Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School.
Cross Listing: ISYS 370/SCMT 370.

SCMT 375 Supply Chain Security

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Security of global supply chains; selection of appropriate technologies utilized in securing global supply chains; planning responses to disaster events in relation to the delivery and receipt of goods and services; designing draft security policies for an organization’s supply chain.
Prerequisite: SCMT 364.

SCMT 380 Lean Business Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis of real world business challenges using an operational framework to identify and solve problems; provides a route map to sustain results; exploration of lean strategies such as root cause analysis, batch to pull processes, value stream mapping, level loading, line balancing.
Prerequisite: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School.

SCMT 381 Lean Business Tools and Techniques

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

In-depth and hands-on look into specific Lean tools used to solve specific tactical problems; standard work strategies, time studies, waste simulation, PFEPs, productive maintenance, visual daily management systems, and Kaizen events.
Prerequisite: Admission to upper-division in Mays Business School.

SCMT 400/ISYS 400 Business Communication II

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Development of critical interpersonal and oral communication skills; strategies for positive team development; conflict resolution; oral presentations and information elicitation; production of effective visual aids.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; SCMT majors only.
Cross Listing: ISYS 400/SCMT 400.

SCMT 464 Advanced Supply Chain Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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

SCMT 465 Information Technology for Supply Chain Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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: SCMT 340 with a grade of C or better; SCMT 361; or approval of instructor.

SCMT 468 Enterprise Resource Planning

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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: SCMT 364.

SCMT 484 Supply Chain Management Internship

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

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. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Prerequisite: SCMT major and approval of academic advisor and instructor.

SCMT 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed study of selected problems in an area of supply chain management not covered in other courses.
Prerequisites: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School and approval of academic advisor and instructor.

SCMT 489 Special Topics In...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Selected topic in an identified field of supply chain management two times for credit.
Prerequisites: Admission to upper division in Mays Business School and approval of academic advisor and instructor.

Abbey, James, Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013

Agrawal, Anupam, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, INSEAD France, 2008

Arreola-Risa, Antonio, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Stanford University, 1989

Arumugam, Ranganathan, Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
MBA, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

Becker, Aaron, Clinical Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Oklahoma, 2009

Boone, Edward, Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
MS, Pennsylvania State University, 2000
MBA, University of Delaware, 1994

Choobineh, Joobin, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Arizona, 1985

Curtsinger, Wanda, Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Morehead State U., 2007

Darcey, Louise, Senior Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1974

Geismar, Harry, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2003

Heim, Gregory, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2000

Jamieson, Thomas, Executive Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1978

Jasperson, Jon, Clinical Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Florida State University, 1999

Johnson, Robert, Clinical Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Rochester, 1989

Ketzenberg, Michael, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000

Koufteros, Xenophon, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Toledo, 1995

Kumar, Subodha, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2001

Li, Ying, Clinical Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Michigan, 2005

Manley, Matthew, Clinical Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Utah State University, 2012

Metters, Richard, Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of north carolina - chapel hill, 1993

Norton, John, Senior Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
BBA, Baylor University, 1981

Oliva, Rogelio, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, MIT, 1996

Pappu, Madhav, Clinical Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Tennessee, 1999

Perdikaki, Olga, Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

Phinney, Theresa, Senior Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
BS, Texas A&M University, 1981

Rangan, Sudarsan, Clinical Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Alabama, 2008

Sen, Arun, Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Pennsylvania State University, 1979

Sen, Ravi, Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 2003

Shetty, Bala, Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Southern Methodist University, 1985

Sriskandarajah, Chelliah, Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, L'Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, 1986

Starnes, Robin, Executive Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
MA, Texas A&M University, 1981

Sun, Haoying, Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, University of Texas - Austin, 2011

Toso De Araujo, Andre Luis, Clinical Assistant Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, The University of Oklahoma, 2004

Walsh, Colleen, Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
MBA, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Whitcomb, Della, Senior Lecturer
Information & Operations Mgmt
MS, Texas A&M University, 1998

Whitten, Gary, Clinical Associate Professor
Information & Operations Mgmt
PHD, Louisiana Tech University, 2004