S. Sharma, Chairperson The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management offers programs to students who wish to prepare for careers in information systems, operations management, and business education.
Information systems introduces students to the concepts and techniques necessary to use information in the support of operations, control, and planning in organizations. Students learn about the storage, retrieval, and communication of data, as well as the design of information systems, databases, and communication networks. Ball State information systems graduates have found success in a number of exciting careers.
Operations management prepares students to assume positions of responsibility in the creation of goods and services. Students study detailed production functions and learn how to make production decisions and to use modern techniques for motivating and learning in organizations. Ball State operations management graduates gain positions in prominent organizations.
Students who want to become teachers may major in business and marketing education. This program qualifies students for a license to teach business and marketing subjects in Indiana middle and secondary schools.
A minor in business information technology is also available for students who want to develop and enhance their business computer skills.
See Interdepartmental Programs for the minor in foundations of computer systems.
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE—BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 63 hours
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INFORMATION SYSTEMS MINOR FOR NON-COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS, 18 hours
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MINOR IN BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 15 hours
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MINOR IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, 15 hours
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Career/Technical Education certification requires 4,000 clock hours of approved occupational experience in business or internship. Special Methods: BED 387, 392, 393.
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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: EDSEC 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. Open only to teaching majors in business and marketing education. 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: EDSEC 380; EDJHM 385. Open only to teaching majors in business and marketing education. 387 Teaching Business and Marketing in Middle and Secondary School. (4) Curriculum, objectives, planning, and methods for teaching business and marketing 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; EDPSY 251; ISOM 112, 125. Parallel: EDSEC 380; EDJHM 385. 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: EDSEC 380. Open only to students pursuing the teaching major in marketing education. 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.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ISOM)
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