Graduate Info Tech & Supply Chain Mgmt
2020 Spring Term
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TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
A graduate business course that provides a fundamental understanding of technology and information systems in organizations. The course surveys a wide range of information topics covering management, organizational, and technology foundations of information systems. Emphasis is placed on how organizations plan, implement, and use information systems for operational and strategic excellence.
A survey course focusing on the performance of managerial activities entailed in selecting, designing, operating, controlling, and updating productive systems. This life cycle approach will include treatment of non- manufacturing activities, and will draw heavily upon latest developments in the field.
STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
A graduate business course covering technology led strategic innovation designed to provide an understanding of the dynamic links between technology and innovation strategy. Students will acquire essential managerial and critical thinking skills to develop competitive technology enhanced business strategies and models.
TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
This course addresses a changing milieu of topics concerning information systems business. Topics may include new methodologies and products that implement them, new problem solving approaches, or emerging business and environmental concerns.
GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
The objective of this course is to enhance the student's ability to conceptualize and manage global operations effectively. A wide range of topics, concepts, theories, and tools related to the operations of both manufacturing and service firms are explored from an international perspective. The comparative position of U.S. production systems is evaluated to help firms become more competitive globally.
QUALITY ISSUES IN OPERATIONS
Course focuses on qualitative and quantitative techniques used to study and improve quality of operations in manufacturing and service organizations covering topics such as quality philosophy, statistical process control (SPC), acceptance sampling, tools for quality improvement, product and process design. The role of quality in the entire cycle including product/ service design, development, production, delivery, and customer support is emphasized.
FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course develops a basic understanding of a project management methodology through lectures, case analyses, problem solving and discussions. Topics covered include planning, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation and controlling of projects. The course provides a good background for students interested in pursuing certification in the area of project management.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE MANAGEMENT
The course is designed to introduce information technology service management in a variety of enterprise and service industry settings. Concepts of IT service management based on contemporary best practices such as ITIL are covered. The course will cover the mangement of service systems, IT service system design, operations, and management.
DATA FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS
This course focuses on developing managerial skills of understanding and use of common data resources in business. Topics covered include traditional data warehousing, data marts, real time data loading, importance of data quality, understanding of data meaning, metadata management, extraction of data using SQL, and the impact of data transformation rules on loading data into data warehouses.
DATA ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
A graduate course covering the use information technology to assist decision making in today's business environment. This course provides an overview of decision making theory, data warehousing, data mining, business intelligence and analytics. The course also surveys contemporary framework, tools, and techniques for BI and data analytics.
DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS
This course focuses on the application of data mining for business. Topics covered include mining structured data, techniques for handling big data, working with unstructured data. Emphasis is placed on identifying and applying appropriate mining techniques for specific business problems, and interpreting the validity and utility of the results. Students will use data mining software to gain practical experience.
GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course prepares students for global project management, effective teamwork and collaboration from theoretical and practical viewpoints. Students are prepared to understand key issues in systems lifecycle planning, managing and coordinating distributed project teams, organizing work products, implementing process and quality metrics, maintaining effective control and coordination, and risk management.
APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course utilizes a formal project management process to convey the key competencies that project managers must develop. Students will apply project management tools and techniques to execute a full project. Topics covered include project management and organization; planning; budgeting; scheduling; resource management; project control; project termination; project management tools; and project completion hours. Emphasis is on hands-on application.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.