Undergraduate Info Tech & Supply Chain Mgmt
2023 Spring Term
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INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
This course introduces the essentials of object-oriented programming for business application. Students will learn programming fundamentals, object-oriented design, file i/o, and fundamental data structures within the context of building tools for business end-users. Topics related to the business environment, such as eliciting software requirements and effective technical communication are also covered.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE
This course includes a detailed investigation of the primary infrastructure components of modern information systems. In particular the course focuses on computer hardware and networking components, infrastructure troubleshooting methodologies and tools, and networking protocols.
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Business Analytics (BA) is the process of developing actionable decisions or recommendations for actions based on insights generated from data. This course will provide students with an understanding of: the basic concepts of BA; the role of BA in today's organizations and its relationship to business intelligence; and the basic methodologies, systems, and tools that support BA.
INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS
This course introduces students to the theory of information systems and details how and why they are critical to the functioning of modern organizations. The course provides technological, organizational, and managerial foundations of information and explains how successful systems are built. Students will learn how to manage, summarize, model, and analyze data using a widely accepted spreadsheet application software.
BUSINESS WEB APPLICATION DESIGN
Students will learn web design and maintenance, graphics development, prototyping, design methodologies, and usability testing. Students are guided through a hands-on, step-by-step process of creating an attractive, well-designed Web site for an enterprise. Also e-business technologies and practices will be overviewed.
INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Introduction to strategies, methods, and systems used to manage the flow of goods or delivery of services by organizations. Included are qualitative and quantitative topics on planning, sourcing, making, delivering, returning, and enabling, which are critical to the success of any business in a competitive marketplace.
ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS & BUSINESS PROCESS INTEGRATION
This course introduces students to enterprise/ERP systems and their importance for business process integration. Managerial and technical issues in planning, designing, and implementing such systems are also discussed. Students have the opportunity of practicing course concepts in an industry used ERP system.
DATABASE DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION
This course teaches students how to analyze, design and implement a computerized database. It further teaches students how to use a database to answer questions and support analyses. Students learn the basics of administering a database including providing security, performance tuning, backup and recovery, and other administrative tasks.
The basic role of a business analyst is to serve as a liaison between business divisions and the technical staff by translating business goals into information-system requirements and communicating those requirements to the technicians. This course provides students with the knowledge and techniques to perform this service.
This course provides in depth coverage of the best practices for managing wide area network (WAN) components. Students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to manage network interconnection devices, such as routers and switches. The course will focus on designing appropriate data link (OSI Layer 2) and Internet layer (OSI Layer 3) architectures.
VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS, AND TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
The course explores data visualization, infographic design, and information presentation methods and technologies, along with technical documentation basics. It equips students to produce and critically evaluate visualization, presentation, and documentation efforts in high-technology contexts. Students are immersed in team design and development as well as case studies of organizational initiatives.
AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to allow students from all disciplines to understand how to manage agile projects. PM presents a methodology for managers to balance their time, cost, risks, resources, and people while ensuring quality goals are built into the project. The genesis of agile PM is covered using live cases and examples.
BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYTICS & MANAGEMENT
This course introduces students to the various concepts and techniques in business process analytics and management including modeling, analyzing, discovering and improving business processes. Students will learn to work with business process simulation and analytics software to model, analyze, discover and improve business processes.
MINING UNSTRUCTURED DATA
This course provides an overview of methods used to extract meaning from computer captured data sources beyond the traditional data warehouse. This would include: text mining, web site mining, click stream analysis, social media, external data sources and emerging areas such as mining of photos and sound.
A comprehensive study of contemporary perspectives on Total Quality (TQ) theory and practice applied to operations systems. Includes a thorough discussion of statistical and quality methods including process control, acceptance sampling, and variance reduction. Explores Quality Function Deployment and the customer-focused implications of quality.
LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Provide students with the ability to understand logistics through the lens of analytics. This course expands upon the role of demand forecasting, capturing the dependency structure of MRP/DRP systems, and optimization of transportation function in synchronization with production systems. Fundamentals of logistics and relevant descriptive and predictive analytics are explored.
MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
This course covers material appropriate for individuals who may be expected to manage IT people and resources. Topics include business continuity planning, developing service level agreements, change management / revision control, capacity planning, impact analysis, testing, communication with vendors, customers and other constituents, and managing IT professionals.
INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND SECURITY
This course provides an in depth investigation into meeting the security needs of modern IT systems. Students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to establish security policies and configure security devices and software.
GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
The course uses a supply chain management framework to study flow of material through global enterprises. The course focuses on sourcing, facility location, production, and distribution of products in a global environment. Specifically, topics include supply chain metrics, supply chain drivers, supply chain risks, and network design/coordination.
WAREHOUSE ANALYTICS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Provide students with the ability to understand warehouse analytics and associated technologies. This course expands upon warehouse information systems, warehouse design, layouts, optimal picking, processing, and the use of advanced technologies. The integration of warehouse networks in regards to omni-channel and global distribution systems is also demonstrated. This course relies upon prescriptive models to optimize warehousing decisions.
GLOBAL SOURCING AND TRANSPORTATION
Provide students with the ability to understand the critical element of international transportation and sourcing. The role of laws/regulations, tariffs, freight forwarders, ocean freight and international intermodal systems is explored. Benefits of offshoring and reshoring decisions are analyzed. Effective international negotiation and strategic global sourcing approaches are demonstrated.
This course provides an understanding of the business role of purchasing and procurement in relation to both operational and strategic organizational goals. Students will be able to identify alternative terms and conditions of sale, source suppliers and build supplier relationships. In addition, exposure to the bidding and auction process, negotiating with suppliers and total cost of ownership will be provided.
INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS
Theory and application of quantitative analytic methods used in operations and supply chain decision situations. Topics include model building, decision theory, deterministic and probabilistic problems, simulation, linear, discrete, non-linear, and dynamic programming.
This course provides students with the opportunity to participate on a student project team under the management of a faculty member and industry practitioners. The project will be sponsored by a partnering business firm or organization and may involve a wide array of technologies, functional areas and geographically dispersed teammates. This course will only be offered when projects are available. Students will be carefully chosen through an interview process. The number of credits will be determined by the complexity of the project and the level of student involvement.
The student is to work as an information technology infrastructure professional in a business or government organization for the prescribe number of hours and report on the experience to the IT faculty and fellow students.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
This course is a structured-supervised work experience within the area of Supply Chain Management. The internship experience offers the student an opportunity to merge supply chain metrics, scheduling/planning, strategic/master planning, supplier/buyer relations, and/or quality & lean concepts with real-world activities in business, government or the non-profit sector.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits in major/degree. Department Consent required.