Professor Amit Basu, Department Chair
Professors: Bezalel Gavish, Marion G. Sobol; Associate Professors: Ulrike Schultze, John H. Semple; Assistant Professors: Aydin Alptekinoglu, Sreekumar Bhaskaran, Chester G. Chambers, Joakim Kalvenes, Neil J. Keon, Eli V. Snir; Lecturers: Ellen Allen, James C. Collins.
See requirements to major in Information Systems in the "Programs of Study" section.
B.B.A. degree-seeking students should take ITOM 2305 (or STAT 2301 or STAT 2331) and 2308 during their sophomore year.
2305. Managerial Statistics. Introductory course consisting of probability and descriptive statistics, regression analysis, decision making under uncertainty, and use of data in decision making. (STAT 2301, STAT 2331, EMIS 4340 and 5370 are alternates for this course.) Prerequisites: Calculus, ECO 1311 and 1312.
2308. Information Systems for Management. Covers the business use of information technologies (IT). Databases, networks and software applications are studied as business resources, and the social and ethical influences of IT on individuals, firms and society are examined. Coursework includes problem solving with information technology and case assignments involving information systems. Prerequisite: ITOM 2305 or STAT 2301 or STAT 2331 or EMIS 4340 or 5370. Corequisite or prerequisite: ACCT 2301. Will satisfy IT requirement for business majors.
3306. Operations Management. An introduction to the models and concepts used for problem solving in operations management. Topics include inventory management, production planning and scheduling, linear programming, decision analysis, simulation and forecasting. Coursework includes problem solving and case assignments involving operations management. Prerequisites: MATH 1309 or 1337, ECO 1311 and 1312, ACCT 2301, and STAT 2301 or STAT 2331 or ITOM 2305 or EMIS 4340 or 5370. Prerequisite: ITOM 2308
3310. Business Decisions and Processes. This course will focus on five business processes that operate in most organizations: 1) sales (order fulfillment), 2) billing and cash receipts, 3) purchasing, 4) accounts payable, and 5) project management. For each of these processes students will learn which departments (functional areas) and actors are involved, what the steps and key internal controls are, what information needs to be collected and managed (documents, databases), and what information technology typically supports the process. In addition, students will also learn how to use spreadsheet models to address decision problems relevant to such processes. Business Minor elective. BBA Majors and Business Administration Minors will receive free elective credit for this course.
4306. (ACCT 4306) Business Process Management. This course teaches students how to document, analyze and design internal controls by focusing on business processes – how work gets done in organizations. These processes are the key drivers of value and competitive advantage. Organizations are, therefore, very interested in streamlining and controlling them to ensure that effectiveness and efficiency objectives are being met, that the generation of financial information is accurate and reliable and that risks are managed. Prerequisites: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302 and ITOM 2308.
4307. (ACCT 4307) Business Modeling with Spreadsheets. Study of uses and limitations of microcomputers in the financial planning and control process of the firm. Analyzes cases and problem situations using microcomputer software. Emphasis on financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, capital expenditure analysis. Primarily lecture/discussion with some use of case studies and projects. Prerequisites: ACCT 2302, ITOM 2308 and FINA 3320.