Undergraduate Info Tech & Supply Chain Mgmt
2023 Fall 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.
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.
A business analyst serves as a liaison between business divisions. The role of a business analyst is to identify business challenges, investigate situations, assess stakeholders, examine strategies, consider potential solutions, analyze needs, evaluate options, translate business goals into information system requirements, and assist with change management. This course provides students with the knowledge and techniques to perform these tasks.
This course provides in depth coverage of the best practices for administering network systems. Students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to administer network operating systems (NOS) and applications.
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.
DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS
This course provides an introduction to the major methods used in the data mining of quantified data including data warehouses and data marts to support business analytics. Students will learn and apply an understanding of classification, association and prediction methods. The role of understanding the data in the context of the organization and its environment will be examined.
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.
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.
TRADITIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course is designed for students from all disciplines to develop a basic understanding of traditional project management. Topics will include planning, scheduling, budget and resource allocation, quality and control, risk management, and stakeholder communication and management. The course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide. This course may require visiting/working with local firms in setting up such systems.
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.
SERVICE AND SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS
Students learn about the problems f producing services, which are compared and contrasted with manufacturing. Students also become familiar with the numerous tools for increasing environmental, financial, and social sustainability throughout supply chains, including suppliers, internal operations, transportation, facilities, customer use, and disposal. These tools include life cycle analysis, project management, design for the environment, and industrial ecology.
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.
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.
This course provides students with the opportunity to immerse in new, innovative, and emerging technologies for both individual users and businesses. Students will conduct thorough cost-benefit and assorted front-end analyses and help write or rewrite business plans and/or IT strategic plans based on the needs identified in adopting emerging technologies or starting up a business related to a particular new technological solution. Students will participate on a project team under the management of a faculty member and/or industry professional. This will be a three credit hour elective course for all ITBE majors and minors.