Undergraduate Course Catalog

Information Systems and Operations Management

J. Zhao, Chairperson  

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major provides students with the technical, analytical skills, and knowledge for designing, implementation, and maintenance of computer information systems in business and other organizations. As a graduate of the Computer Information Systems program, students find job opportunities as a systems analyst, application developer, business analyst, computer support specialist, consultant, hardware salesman, information center consultant, software salesman, project manager, or information systems manager, network administrator, database administrator, Web administrator, e-commerce analyst, information security expert, webmaster, network support and administration, information officer and technical/end user support. Our CIS graduates go to work for global services firms, IT consulting firms, public accounting firms, defense industry firms, hospitals, banks, management consulting firms, federal and state government, software companies, consulting companies, computer and networking companies, telecommunications companies, airline industry, computer industry, insurance companies, Web design firms, and universities.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) major is the area of study that teaches students to systematically make management decisions using appropriate tools to manage logistics and supply chain processes in both services and manufacturing organizations. LSCM majors deal with the management of processes that create goods and services. Major subject areas include in-bound and out-bound logistics in global supply chains, scheduling and planning, inventory management, supply chain management, quality management, project management, quantitative business analysis, customer relationship management, procurement, multi-modal transportation, pricing and economics, warehousing, packaging and materials handling, etc. Our LSCM graduates find job opportunities as purchasing managers, warehouse supervisors, customs specialists, procurement managers, global logistics managers, inventory planners, logistics automation specialists, transportation solutions analysts, materials coordinators, directors of logistics, distribution center managers, logistics analysts, and quality control analysts in automobile industry, computer industry, financial industry, manufacturing and transportation industry, pharmaceutical industry, retail and health care industry.


ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE—BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (AS), 60 hours

There is a college moratorium on this degree.

MAJOR IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BA/BS), 66 hours

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Miller College of Business core, 42 hours

ACC
 
BL
ECON
 
 
FIN
ISOM
 
 
MATH
MGT
 
MKG

201
202
260
201
202
221
300
210
249
351
132
300
491
300

Principles of Accounting 1
Principles of Accounting 2
Principles of Business Law
Elementary Microeconomics
Elementary Macroeconomics
Business Statistics
Principles of Finance
Business Information Systems
Foundations of Business Comm
Operations Management
Brief Calculus
Managing Behavior in Org
Bus Policy and Strategy Mgt
Principles of Marketing

3
3
3
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42 hrs
Information systems core, 21 hours

CIS





ISOM

226
317
410
412
413
490
300

Business Systems App Dev
Computer Networks for Business
Information Systems Security
Business Proc Analy & Des
Database Management Systems
Information Systems Integ Proj
Project Management

3
3
3
3
3
3
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21 hrs
Electives (choose one course for 3 credit hours)

ISOM
CIS

369
421
422
450

Industry Internship (3)
Network & Security Management (3)
Health Care Inform Systems (3)
E-Commerce Design/Applications (3)

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66 hrs
To pursue this program, students must have sufficient mathematical preparation to meet the prerequisite for ECON 221. The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111 or a passing grade (D- or better) in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166. MATH 132 simultaneously substitutes for the University Core Curriculum math requirement.

MAJOR IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (BA/BS), 60 hours

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Miller College of Business core, 42 hours

ACC

BL
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FIN
ISOM


MATH
MGT

MKG

201
202
260
201
202
221
300
210
249
351
132
300
491
300

Principles of Accounting 1
Principles of Accounting 2
Principles of Business Law
Elementary Microeconomics
Elementary Macroeconomics
Business Statistics
Principles of Finance
Business Information Systems
Foundations of Business Comm
Operations Management
Brief Calculus
Managing Behavior in Org
Bus Policy and Strategy Mgt
Principles of Marketing

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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42 hrs
Logistics and supply chain management core, 15 hours

ISOM
    
   
   

361
369
453
460
480

Simulation, Modeling, Optimiz
Industry Internship (3-6)
Manufacturing Plan and Control
Global Logistics, Transp Mgt
Supply Chain Mgt Integ Project

3
3
3
3
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15 hrs
Electives (choose any one from the list), 3 hours from
 

ISOM

  
  

300
355
452
456

Project Management (3)
Quality Mgt and Lean Six Sigma (3)
Inventory, Warehouse, Negot (3)
Info Tech and Business Analytics (3)

 

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60 hrs

To meet the graduation requirement of 120 credit hours, students need to take additional 6 credit hours from the above electives, or more internship hours, or from other elective courses of the department.

To pursue this program, students must have sufficient mathematical preparation to meet the prerequisite for ECON 221. The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111 or a passing grade (D- or better) in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166. MATH 132 simultaneously substitutes for the University Core Curriculum math requirement.

MINOR IN BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 15 hours

For non-business majors only. 

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CIS
ISOM


226
125
210
249

Business Systems App Dev
Micro Apps for Business
Business Information Systems
Foundations of Business Comm

3
3
3
3

One course from  

CIS


ISOM

317
413
450
300
340

Computer Networks for Business (3)
Database Management Systems (3)
E-Commerce Design/Applications (3)
Project Management (3)
Multi and Web Publish for Bus (3)

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15 hrs

MINOR IN BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 15 hours

Open only to business majors except those majoring in computer information systems.

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CIS
ISOM

226
300

Business Systems App Dev
Project Management

3
3

3 courses from    

CIS


ISOM

317
413
450
340

Computer Networks for Business (3)
Database Management Systems (3)
E-Commerce Design/Applications (3)
Multi and Web Publish for Bus (3)

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15 hrs

MINOR IN FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS, 19-21 hours
(See Interdepartmental Programs
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MINOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS, 15 hours

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CIS

ISOM
 

412 450
210
300

Business Proc Analysis & Des
E-Commerce Design/Applications
Business Information Systems
Project Management

3
3
3
3

One course from

CIS

ISOM

413
490
415
430

Database Management Systems (3)
Information Systems Integ Proj (3)
Information Systems Management (3)
ERP App and Process Integ (3)

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15 hrs

MINOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR NON-COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS, 15 hours

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CIS

ISOM

226
413
210
300

Business Systems App Dev
Database Management Systems
Business Information Systems
Project Management

3
3
3
3

One course from

CIS


ISOM

410
412
450
415
430

Information Systems Security (3)
Business Proc Analysis & Des (3)
E-Commerce Design/Applications (3)
Information Systems Management (3)
ERP App and Process Integ (3)

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15 hrs

MINOR IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 15 hours

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ISOM

300
351
355

Project Management
Operations Management
Quality Mgt and Lean Six Sigma

3
3
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9 hrs
Electives (choose two courses from)

ISOM


361
452
453
460

Simulation, Modeling, Optimiz (3)
Inventory, Warehousing, Negot (3)
Manufacturing Plan and Control (3)
Global Logistics, Transp Mgt (3)

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15 hrs
To pursue this program, students must have sufficient mathematical preparation to meet the prerequisite for ECON 221. The prerequisite for ECON 221 is a C or better grade in MATH 111 or a passing grade (D- or better) in MATH 132, 161, 162, 165, or 166. MATH 132 simultaneously substitutes for the University Core Curriculum math requirement. Students must have credit in ISOM 125 and 210 or equivalent.

MINOR IN SIX SIGMA, 15 hours
(See Interdepartmental in the Miller College of Business.)

TEACHING MAJOR IN BUSINESS EDUCATION (BA/BS), 97 hours

There is a college moratorium on this degree.

CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY, 15 hours
(See Certificates.)

BUSINESS ANALYTICS (BA)

305 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
Introduction to data-driven business management and business analytics. Provides the business rationale for leveraging analytics to improve organizational performance and the challenges businesses face on analytics. Introduces the basics of data science and business analytics for handling massive databases. Covers concepts such as ethical use of data, data mining, data management, the use of key performance indicators, dashboards and scorecards for performance management, text and web mining, and big data analysis.        
    Parallel: ECON 321.  

345 Data Mining for Business Analytics (3)
Designed to facilitate the understanding of how to leverage business intelligence and analytics in their organization. Examines critical areas of analytics such as text analytics, descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. Students learn to apply logistic regression, association rules, tree structured classification and regression, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, and neural networks to address critical business issues and enable/drive businesses to transform their organizations.        
    Prerequisite: BA 305, ECON 321, or permission of the department chairperson.  

436 Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence (3)
Introduces the topics of how to collect, manage, mine, analyze, and interpret large amounts of structured data, while creating visual representations of this information using industry tools and technologies. Includes dimension modeling, database requirements, data management processes within a data warehouse. Students will create data-driven proposals based on case studies and build dashboards to help with executive decision support.        
    Prerequisite: BA 345 or permission of the department chairperson.  

482 Managing Big Data (Capstone Course) (3)
Introduces students to the analysis of unstructured data. Applies the skills such as data mining, visualization, and other techniques learned in prior business analytics courses to data that is not organized within a relational database. Incorporates an introduction to unstructured Big Data, the business analytics lifecycle, machine learning (ML), R & RS Studio, as well as data management ecosystems such as Hadoop (Map Rescue, HDFS, Storm, Kafka, Cassandra). The lab exercises focus on analyzing unstructured data.
    Prerequisite: BA 436 or permission of the department chairperson.

BUSINESS EDUCATION (BED) 

382 Improvement of Instruction in Marketing Subjects (3)
Teaching strategies, instructional materials, and lesson and unit planning for the person with a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than marketing education who is seeking licensure as a marketing education teacher/coordinator. 
    Prerequisite: EDSE 380 or equivalent; full admission to the university. 
    Open only to students seeking marketing education certification. 

383 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Computer Applications and Careers (3)
The role of business education in the middle and secondary school curricula; objectives, planning, methods, techniques, and materials for teaching computer applications and careers in middle and secondary schools. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 112, 125.

384 Methods of Teaching: Basic Business, Marketing and Accounting (3)
Objectives, planning, methods techniques, and materials for teaching basic business, marketing, and accounting in middle and secondary schools. 
    Prerequisite: ACC 202; MKG 300. 
    Parallel: EDJH 385; EDSE 380.

387 Teaching Business in Middle and Secondary School (3)
Curriculum, objectives, planning, and methods for teaching business courses in middle and secondary schools. Emphasis on curriculum development, lesson and unit planning, classroom management, evaluation, instructional materials, and teaching strategies. 
    Prerequisite: ACC 201; ECON 201; EDPS 251; ISOM 125. 
    Parallel: EDJH 385; EDSE 380.

392 Managing In-School Laboratory and Cooperative Business/Marketing Programs (3) 
Special techniques and knowledge needed for managing in-school laboratory and business, career and technical, marketing, and interdisciplinary cooperative education programs. Restricted to persons seeking licensing as teachers or coordinators of career/technical business education, marketing education, career and technical education. 
    Prerequisite: an undergraduate methods course in business education, marketing education, or permission of the department chairperson. 

393 Philosophy, Organization, and Administration of CTE (3)
The principles upon which career/technical education is organized, administered, and supervised; federal and state regulations; agencies that provide delivery systems for career/technical education; vocational rehabilitation; and programs for persons with special needs. 
    Prerequisite: an undergraduate methods course in business education, marketing education, or permission of the department chairperson. 

496 Principles and Philosophy of Marketing Education (2)
An investigation of the current status, historical development, philosophy, and principles of marketing education. Components include secondary, post-secondary, and adult marketing education, DECA, and general and specialized curricula. 
    Prerequisite: EDSE 380.

497 Independent Study: Business or Marketing Education, Business Information Technology (1-6)
For students with excellent academic records who wish to conduct in-depth studies in some phase of business education, marketing education, or business information technology. The project selected, methods, and credit hours must be approved by the department chairperson and supervising faculty member. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CIS) 

226 (ISOM 226) Business Systems Application Development (3)
Apply information technology to business operations and procedures by developing business software solutions. With an emphasis on hands-on exercises, students learn various business software development methodologies, such as abstraction, process flow, variable assignment, graceful error handling, and documentation.        
    Prerequisite: ISOM 210 or permission of the department chairperson.  

317 (ISOM 317) Computer Networks for Business (3)
Concepts and problems of transmitting, communicating, and managing business data needs through telecommunication and computer networks. Topics include: evaluation of information services in organizations, designing and budgeting of computer network to improve information services, and information technology solutions for regulation compliance.  
    Prerequisite: ISOM 210 or permission of the department chairperson.  

410 (ISOM 410) Information Systems Security (3)
Concepts and methods of planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security for the typical information services. Topics include: applicable law and regulations, information policy, operating systems protection mechanisms, intrusion detection systems, formal models of security, cryptography, network and distributed systems security, denial of service attack strategies and defense, worms, viruses, and Internet secure applications.        
    Prerequisite: CIS 317 or permission of the department chairperson.  

412 (ISOM 412) Business Process Analysis and Design (3)
Various systems analysis and design concepts and techniques, including the key steps in the planning, design, development, management, and evaluation of information services in organizations. Emphasizes the consideration of practical applications within the business environment, information policy, and applicable laws and regulations.        
    Prerequisite: CIS 226 (waived for CS with IS minor), and ISOM 300.  

413 (ISOM 413) Database Management Systems (3)
Concepts of database management systems, data models, the entity-relationship (ER) diagrams, design and implementation of database application, database administration, structured query language (SQL), distributed databases and data warehousing. Course provides a significant hands-on experience using a DBMS, such as MS SQL server, and data modeling tools to plan, design, and develop a database application that supports business operations.        
    Prerequisite: CIS 226 or permission of the department chairperson.  

421 (ISOM 421) Network and Security Management (3)
Presents a comprehensive overview of telecommunication network management, computer and network security. Network management using current operating systems, enterprise security framework, network defense, risk assessment, OS hardening, security tools to prevent break-ins, computer forensics, disaster recovery, security practices, and policies. Provides a significant hands-on experience in penetration testing and defenses.        
    Prerequisite: CIS 317, 410, or permission of the department chairperson.  

422 (ISOM 422) Health Care Information Systems (3)
Provides an overview of current developments, issues and challenges in the emerging field of health informatics—the application of information and communication technology for the acquisition, storage, management and use of information in health care, the study of human-computer interaction, human factors, and the consideration of social and organizational factors related to successful technology deployment.        
    Prerequisite: ISOM 210 or permission of the department chairperson.  

450 (ISOM 450) E-Commerce Design and Applications (3)
Presents a comprehensive overview of electronic commerce design and applications. Topics include e-business models, infrastructure, security, payment systems, development methodologies, applicable law and regulations, and strategies.        
    Prerequisite: CIS 226 or permission of the department chairperson.  

490 (ISOM 490) Information Systems Integration Project (3)
Integrates the supporting principles of information technology, computer systems management, and business operations into the completion of a capstone project. Requires students to plan, develop, and present a project that serves the information needs of a business. In addition to class meeting time, information systems students will be required to meet at arranged times to complete a capstone project.
    Prerequisite: ISOM 300, CIS 317, CIS 412, and senior standing.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ISOM)

112 Document Processing (3)
Development of document processing skills, emphasizing speed, accuracy, communication and language arts skills, and efficiency in processing of information with information processing software. 
    Prerequisite: entry-level proficiency of 35 gross words per minute; basic formatting knowledge and skill. 

125 Introduction to Business with Integrated Computer Applications (3)
Offers an overview of the business environment with an emphasis on accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, information systems, management, marketing, logistics and supply chain management. Integrates the use of computer application software to design, create, and produce deliverables for problem solving and decision making within the areas of business. Explores career opportunities within the areas of business.

210 (135) Business Information Systems (3)
Reviews the imperative information services in modern organizations. Details the role of information technologies and computer systems used in the planning, management, and evaluation of these information services. Presents elements of managerial decision making and critical and creative thinking to improve business operations. Applies case studies for individuals and teams to solve business problems.        
    Prerequisite: ISOM 125 or equivalent.  

228 Advanced Microcomputer Applications for Business (3)
Uses office productivity tools to solve business problems for small- and medium-sized organizations. Emphasis on using complex formulas and advanced functionality to solve problems and to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data.        
    Prerequisite: ISOM 125 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.  

249 Foundations of Business Communication (3)
Provides pre-business majors with a cornerstone course designed to develop the interpersonal, analytical, written, and presentation skills needed to succeed in upper division courses and on the job. ISOM 249 is to be taken prior to or concurrent with those courses that complete the admission requirement to the Miller College of Business.
     Prerequisite: ISOM 125 or equivalent; ENG 104; sophomore standing.

251 Introductory Operations Management (3)
Introduction to the tools and techniques of management with practical applications to the production of goods and services. 
    Parallel: MGT 300 or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Not open to BS or BA candidates for a major in the Miller College of Business. 

255 Introduction to Business Information Technology (3)
Introduction to business information technology concepts, including relationship to business process, organizational influences; needs of technology users, ergonomics and other human factors; supporting hardware and software. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 125. 

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics (1-6)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles will be announced before each semester. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

300 Project Management (3)
Students learn the foundation of project management which includes key project management knowledge areas such as, project scope, time, cost, risk, human resources, procurement, and quality. Students are also introduced to project management software and the benefits of using software in typical planning and control activities. Emphasis is placed on stakeholder communication and leadership strategies as an essential component of project management success.        
    Prerequisite: junior standing, ISOM 210, or permission of the department chairperson.    

311 Information and Enterprise Systems: Analysis and Design (3)
Introduction to various concepts and techniques of enterprise systems with applications to solving managerial problems. Emphasis on integration of all relevant organization systems. Various systems analysis and design concepts and techniques, including the key steps in the systems design and development process. Emphasizes the consideration of practical business applications. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 210 or permission of the department chairperson. 

313 Databases and Information Resource Management (3)
Management of information resources; knowledge, techniques, and skills involved in planning, controlling, organizing, selecting, and retaining information resources in business, industry, and government. Includes database and information resource management theory, and hands-on computer application exercises using database management software. 
    Prerequisite: CS 104 or ISOM 125 or proficiency test or permission of the department chairperson. 

340 Multimedia and Web Publishing for Business (3)
Organize, develop, and produce business information for distribution via print, Internet, and digital formats. Emphasis on developing and applying original multimedia elements, including sound, graphics, animation, and video. Hands-on use of state of the art Web publishing tools and techniques will be utilized for business applications. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 125. 

351 Operations Management (3)
Discusses decision making in the operations functions for the creation of goods and services and its relationship with other business functions. Topics include: operations strategy, emerging process technologies, planning and scheduling, inventory management, just-in-time systems, and quality management. 
    Prerequisite: ECON 221 or permission of the department chairperson. 

355 Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma (3)
Focuses on concepts and tools for quality control and improvement in both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include: total quality management, quality planning, quality cost principles, the use of statistical methods for quality control and improvement, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria, and ISO standards.                
    Prerequisite: ECON 221.  

361 Simulation, Modeling, and Optimization (3)
An applications-oriented course focused on computer modeling and simulation of issues in transportation and logistics planning using optimization tools. Modeling tools include: linear programming, integer programming, regression, heuristic methods, and other techniques.         
    Prerequisite: ECON 221 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.
    Prerequisite or parallel: ISOM 351 or permission of the department chairperson.

365 Business Information Technology Training and Development (3)
Design, delivery, and evaluation of training for users of business information technology. Topics include: needs assessment, adult learning theory, instructional design, technology/media for training delivery systems implementation, evaluation, and follow up. 
    Prerequisite: CIS 226. 

369 Industry Internship (3-6)
Supervised employment for credit. Students are expected to plan, manage, or evaluate information services or logistics and supply chain management in an organization.        
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.                
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 

411 Integration Project (1)
Requires students to plan, develop, and present a capstone project in information systems or operations management. In addition to class meeting time, ISOM students will be required to meet in arranged times to complete a capstone project. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 311; senior standing. 

414 Information Systems of Small Business (3)
Computer-based information systems in small business operations without access to an internal specialist. Includes the identification of information requirements and the use of mainframe and microcomputers and purchased software to satisfy the information needs in small business. 
    Prerequisite: MGT 300, 341. 

415 Information Systems Management (3)
Equipment selection, equipment acquisition, computer operations management, project management, computer personnel management, financial control, systems security and control, and the relationship of the information systems function to an organization. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 210 or permission of the department chairperson. 

419 Problems in Information Systems (3)
An integration of various information systems principles, theories, and techniques for implementing information systems in organizations, including strategic issues. Includes lectures, tours, readings, cases, and the completion of a major group project. 
    Prerequisite: CIS 412. 

420 Knowledge Management (3)
Knowledge management systems leverage the intellectual assets of the firm, facilitating delivery of e-commerce and e-business. Topics: how knowledge is created, captured, represented, stored, and reused. Exploration of approaches to managing both explicit and tacit knowledge, and technologies that support KM. Case studies and computer demonstrations included. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 311, 313; or permission of the department chairperson.

424 Organizational Information Assurance (3)
Examines the rationale and procedures for securing the physical and electronic components of information systems, including networks, operating systems, data, and applications. Identifies and evaluates detailed strategies for defining information security and establishing information assurance goals. Training for security awareness and incident response to system compromise are covered, as well as defense strategies, configuration management, and legal issues. The importance of establishing an information technology (IT) baseline will be covered in-depth from an organizational and managerial decision-making perspective. 
    Prerequisite: CIS 410. 

430 ERP Application and Process Integration (3)
Exposes students to the concepts of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), cross functional integration through ERP, business process reengineering, architecture of ERP Systems, ERP project implementation methodologies and customization issues, critical success factors, outsourcing, and the human side of ERP. Offers an experiential learning experience through some functional modules of SAP. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 210 or permission of the department chairperson. 

431 Enterprise Resource Planning—2 (3)
Provides the basic knowledge of the ABAP/4 Development Workbench. Also prepares students to become ABAP/4 Consultants by providing a learning environment similar to an actual SAP work environment. 
    Prerequisite: CIS 413. 

452 Inventory, Warehousing and Negotiations (3)
Focuses on inventory management, production planning, and scheduling activities in the entire supply chain in manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include forecasting, inventory management models, order quantities with level demand, lot sizing with time-varying demand, individual items with probabilistic demand, physical inventory and warehouse management, physical distribution, and negotiations. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 351 or permission of the department chairperson.  

453 Manufacturing Planning and Control (3)
Focuses on production and inventory management issues in the entire supply chain and the application of quantitative models and information systems and technologies. Topics include: demand management, sales and operations planning, master production scheduling, enterprise resource planning, material requirements planning, distribution requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, inventory management, and production activity control. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 351 or permission of the department chairperson. 

454 Supply Chain Management (3)
Examines the advancements of information technology/systems and material management tools in a global, supply chain environment. Students will develop an understanding of the overall supply chain management strategy including information systems and inventory strategies. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 351 or permission of the department chairperson. 

456 Information Technology and Business Analytics (3)
Focuses on analyzing statistical data to identify patterns and trends to understand and solve business issues and to use tools for data-driven decision making. The topics include: data-mining techniques, data-management and other business processes. 
    Prerequisite: ECON 221 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.

459 Current Topics in Operations Management (3)
Operations management topics of current concern to faculty and students. Potential topics are logistics management, Six Sigma, operations strategy, site and location analysis, management of service operations, ISO 9000/14000 quality management standards, etc. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 351 or permission of the department chairperson. 

460 Global Logistics and Transportation Management (3)
Focuses on the role of in-bound and out-bound logistics in global supply chains, customer relationship management, procurement, multi-modal transportation, pricing and economics, warehousing, packaging and materials handling, regulatory issues, and emerging technologies such as radio frequency identification, global positional systems, and geographically positioning systems. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 351 or permission of the department chairperson.

465 Blended Learning (3)
Introduces strategies that create a blended-learning model that includes integrated knowledge, e-learning, and electronic performance support. Traditional classroom instruction methods with technology-enhanced inquiry using event-based activities and Internet-based resources. And theory-practice perspective blending self-reflection, connected learning, and interactive collaboration as an online learning community. 
    Prerequisite: ISOM 365. 

480 Supply Chain Management Integration Project (3)
Senior level capstone course requires students to plan, develop, and present a capstone project in operations and supply chain management. Topics include global manufacturing strategies, green movement and reversed logistics, lean Six Sigma, enterprise resource planning and implementation, process design—value stream mapping, and product costing. In addition to class meeting time, students will be required to meet in arranged times to complete a capstone project.         
    Prerequisite: ISOM 361, 453, 460 or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to logistics and supply chain management majors. 

497 Independent Study (1-6)
Supervised study of some phase of information systems or logistics and supply chain management.        
    Prerequisite: senior standing; permission of the department chairperson.        
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned among the 3 courses in ISOM 369, 497, and 498.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term. 

498 Seminar in Information Systems or Logistics and Supply Chain Management (1-3)
Explores current problems, theory, research, and trends in information systems or logistics and supply chain management.        
    Prerequisite: senior standing; permission of the department chairperson.        
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned among the 3 courses in ISOM 369, 497, and 498.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

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