Graduate Info Tech & Supply Chain Mgmt
2015 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.
SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS
The course uses a supply chain management framework to study flow of material. Topics include capacity planning, production systems, production planning, material planning, sourcing, and delivery of products. In addition, the role of information systems in integrating operations throughout the supply chain is discussed. The course uses case studies and research papers.
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. In addition, the comparative position of U.S. production systems is evaluated with those of Japan, Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia. The focus is on covering those aspects of operations management that can help firms become more competitive globally. The aim of the course is to provide the managers with an understanding of the production of goods and services in an international environment through a review and critique of current literature.
QUALITY ISSUES IN OPERATIONS
A course focusing on qualitative and quantitative techniques used to study and improve quality of operations in manufacturing and service organizations. It covers 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. An individual research paper covering the topic of interest will be used.
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 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.
BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT
The course provides an overview of concepts, methods and tools surrounding the definition, implementation, measurement and improvement of processes in organizations. Strategic and tactical phases of the Business Process Management lifecycle, consisting goal setting, process design, process implementation, process enactment and measurement, and process evaluation are covered.
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 from initiation through closure for a community partner. Topics covered in the course 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 and practice with project management software tools.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.