Information Technology and Supply Chain Management

ITBE 141 CONCEPTS OF BUSINESS

3 u

Introduction to the organization and operation of the business enterprise system in the American economic system and in a global economy, surveying management, marketing, production, accounting, finance, administrative support, and risk management; career exploration for those in the process of selecting a career. Utilizes microcomputer in quantifying business decisions. This course is open to all who have not completed or are currently enrolled in three or more courses from the business and economics area.

ITBE 353 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

3 u

Instruction in and application of the principles and practices of communication used in business and the professions. This includes the writing of short and long reports, letters, and memos as well as the sending and receiving of oral and nonverbal messages—special attention is given to oral presentations. Basic language skills are emphasized.

ITBE 356 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION ISSUES AND PRACTICES

2 u

An in-depth analysis of business communication issues and practices as they occur in today's business environment. Special emphasis is given to development of business writing and presentation skills including technologies and human factors affecting the business climate as they apply to business decision making, report writing, and communication systems.

Prereq:ITBE 353.

ITBE 388 CAREER INFORMATION

1 u

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A presentation of techniques of self-analysis in preparation for the job search. The job search includes resume, cover letter, and interview preparation. Also included are the various types of correspondence necessary in the job search.

Prereq:Admitted to the College of Business and Economics.

ITSCM 221 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE

3 u

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.

Prereq:Business Majors, 2.50 combined cumulative GPA and 24 credits; for all other majors, 2.00 GPA and 24 credits.

ITSCM 280 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3 u

This course introduces students to 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 also learn to develop and use a database system for personal productivity.

Prereq:24 credits, 2.50 combined cumulative GPA, or Public Policy major.

ITSCM 285 BUSINESS WEB APPLICATION DESIGN

3 u

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.

ITSCM 306 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

3 u

The study of contemporary theory, methods and procedures used to manage the production/operations (P/OM) function in service and manufacturing organizations. Included is a thorough overview of the qualitative and quantitative methods used by managers in making the decisions needed to effectively and efficiently transform resource inputs into goods and services.

Prereq: MATH 143 or MATH 243 or MATH 250 or MATH 253 and (MATH 231 or ECON 245).

ITSCM 314 DATABASE DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION

3 u

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.

Prereq: ITSCM 280; Admission to the College and 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

Unreq: MCS 314

ITSCM 320 BUSINESS ANALYSIS

3 u

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.

Prereq: ITBE 280 or ITSCM 280, Admission to the College and 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

ITSCM 321 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 1

3 u

In this course, the student learns to analyze the business organization as a system, to structure both the information and processes of a business or organization, and to complete the systems development process through the logical design phase. The course utilizes an object-oriented methodology for the systems development process. The student begins a team project that is completed in MCS 431.

Prereq: ITBE 280 or ITSCM 280; admission to the college and 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minor/non-business majors for which this course is an option

Unreq: MCS 331

ITSCM 325 WEB DEVELOPMENT

3 u

This course teaches students how to develop business applications using web technologies. Topics include web design, server-side programming, client-side programming, database access, web development environments, and web application testing.

Prereq: ITSCM 285, ITSCM 314 and (COMPSCI 220 or equivalent); admission to the college and a 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

Unreq: MCS 325

ITSCM 331 SYSTEM ADMINSTRATION

3 u

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.

Prereq: (ITBE 221 or ITSCM 221) and (COMPSCI 171 or COMPSCI 172),admission to the college and a 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

ITSCM 332 NETWORK MANAGEMENT

3 u

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.

Prereq:(ITBE 221 or ITSCM 221) and (COMPSCI 171 or COMPSCI 172),admission to the college and a 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

ITSCM 380 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: CONCEPTS, METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES

3 u

Business Intelligence (BI) is the application of information processes, methodologies, and technologies to support analysis and decision making in organizations. This course will provide students with an understanding of: the basic concepts of BI, the role of BI in today’s organizations, the methodologies involved in creating effective BI systems, and the tools that are available to support BI applications.

Prereq:(ITBE 280 or ITSCM 280 or MCS 214) and (ECON 245 or MATH 231 or MATH 342), admission to the college and a 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option..

ITSCM 385 PROJECT MANAGEMENT: METHODOLOGIES, TECHNIQUES, & TOOLS

3 u

This course is designed to allow students from all business disciplines to understand how to manage 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 PM is covered using specific cases and examples.

Prereq: Admission to the college and a 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

ITSCM 421 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 2

3 u

This course is a study of the principles and activities associated with the physical design and implementation of computer based information systems using object oriented methodologies. It includes object-oriented decomposition, system testing, documentation, system security, conversion and implementation. The student completes the team project started in MCS 331.

Prereq: (ITBE 314 or ITSCM 314) and ITBE 321 or ITSCM 321); Admission to the College and 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

Unreq: MCS 431

ITSCM 425 MOBILE DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTS, METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES

3 u

This course teaches students how to develop mobile applications (apps) using cutting edge technologies. The course focuses on design, testing and implementation of apps. Topics include an introduction to programming in a mobile environment, requirements elicitation, design and testing concepts, user interfaces, mobile databases, and security.

Prereq: ITSCM 285, ITSCM 314 and (COMPSCI 220 or equivalent); Admission to the College and 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

Unreq: MCS 425

ITSCM 445 QUALITY MANAGEMENT

3 u

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.

Prereq: ITSCM 306 or MANGEMNT 306.

ITSCM 450 OPERATIONS PLANNING

3 u

Study in depth of the planning processes performed in the operations setting integrating the topics of systems modeling, forecasting, production planning, capacity planning, capacity requirements planning, master scheduling, and material requirements planning. Emphasis is on concepts and their application.

Prereq: ITSCM 306 or MANGEMNT 306.

ITSCM 451 MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

3 u

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.

Prereq:ITBE 385 or ITSCM 385.

ITSCM 452 INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND SECURITY

3 u

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.

Prereq: (ITBE 331 or ITSCM 331) and (ITBE 332 or ITSCM 332).

ITSCM 455 INTEGRATION OF OPERATIONS

3 u

Examination in-depth of daily operational decision-making pertaining to management of operational systems and inventory, inventory models and systems, inventory control, distribution planning and control, scheduling techniques, production authorization, lead time management, supplier interfaces, data requirements and measurement systems. Emphasis is on the interrelationships of these techniques and their applications.

Prereq:MANGEMNT 306 or ITSCM 306.

ITSCM 456 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

3 u

The course uses a supply chain management framework to study flow of material through global enterprises. Topics include international facility location, global configuration, theory of constraints, international transportation networks, just-in-time systems, supplier management, negotiations for purchasing, sourcing decisions, supplier certification, and bullwhip effect.

Prereq: MANGEMNT 306 or ITSCM 306.

ITSCM 457 SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION AND REVIEW

1 u

In this course students will understand and integrate a body of knowledge related to international supply chain management, metrics, mitigation methods for risk/uncertainty, scheduling and planning, strategic/master planning of resources, custormer and supplier relations management and quality and lean manufacturing.

Prereq: Admission to the College and 2.50 or better GPA for business majors; 60 credits and 2.00 or better GPA for minors/non-business majors for which this course is an option.

ITSCM 460 PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING

3 u

Examines the role of Computer Integration of Operations. Topics may include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and project management methodology. Students will be exposed to operational decision support systems through the use of macros and visual basic. This course may require visiting/working with local firms in setting up such systems.

Prereq: ITSCM 306 or MANGEMNT 306.

ITSCM 462 PURCHASING MANAGEMENT

3 u

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.

Prereq: ITSCM 306 or MANGEMNT 306.

ITSCM 465 GLOBAL OPERATIONS STRATEGY

3 u

A study of the integration of operations planning, management, and control to create effective operations strategy within a global perspective. Includes a thorough examination of capacity and supply chain management. Also examines the theory of constraints as used to develop strategic competitive advantage.

Coreq: MANGEMNT 450 or ITSCM 450 or MANGEMNT 455 or ITSCM 455 or MANGEMNT 456 or ITSCM 456.

ITSCM 466 MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE OPERATIONS

3 u

An overview course which applies production techniques and concepts to service organizations through the case study method. Problems of producing services will be compared and contrasted to manufacturing. Special demands for organization and control will be reviewed, as well as the identification of elements of success.

Prereq: MANGEMNT 306 or ITSCM 306.

ITSCM 471 MANAGEMENT DECISION ANALYSIS

3 u

Theory and application of quantitative analytic methods used in operations decision situations. Topics include model building, decision theory, deterministic and probabilistic problems, linear programming, PERT/CPM and simulation.

Prereq: MANGEMNT 306 or ITSCM 306.

ITSCM 480 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3 u

Study of the “total systems” concept. Understanding of an integrated information system, employing a computer and data processing equipment for use by management for planning and control purposes. Analysis of actual information systems used in industry and the government. This course may not be used to satisfy Management Computer Systems major requirements.

Prereq: 75 units toward degree.

ITSCM 485 PROJECT

1-3 u

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.

Prereq:Consent of Department.

ITSCM 490/690 BUSINESS EDUCATION WORKSHOP
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: Junior or Senior standing and consent of instructor.

ITSCM 493 IT INTERNSHIP
Repeatable
3 u

The student is to work as an information technology infrastructure professional in a business or government organization for the prescribed number of hours and report on the experience to the ITI faculty and fellow students.

Prereq:Consent of IT Coordinator.

ITSCM 495 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

3 u

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.

Prereq: (ITBE 331  or ITSCM 331) and (ITBE 332 or ITSCM 332).

ITSCM 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: Consent of instructor.

ITSCM 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

ITSCM 498 INDEPENDENT STUDIES

1-3 u

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 units in major/degree.

Prereq: Senior standing and consent of department chair.



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