Specialization (choice of 5 courses)

This cluster offers students a variety of elective courses that assists to develop student capabilities in a specific area. 

MSIS 621: Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
(3 units)

Introduces technologies and managerial issues related to data warehousing, business intelligence, decision support systems, data mining, Web mining, and customer relationship management. Teaches technical and managerial skills in using and developing decision-support applications. Emphasizes learning how to derive business value from large amounts of data. Provides hands-on training using a variety of BI tools. Cross-listed as OMIS 386. Credit will not be given for both. Prerequisite: MSIS 603 or knowledge of database management systems.

MSIS 622: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
(3 units)

Analyzes enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems through a managerial perspective and examines system implementation. ERP systems attempt to integrate all departments and functions across a company onto a single computer system that can serve every department’s particular needs for up-to-date and accurate data, independent of language, location, and currency. These systems dictate a standard data format across the entire organization; they are modular, multifunctional, and compatible with third-party software. Applies concepts and techniques discussed in class through a hands-on group project. Investigates multivendor systems and integration issues. Prerequisite: None.


MSIS 623: Financial Information Systems
(3 units)

Examines analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise information systems as they relate to the accounting function and corporate financial management. Empha-sizes learning not only what functions the systems provide, but also understanding their technological structure and linkages with business strategy. Moreover, enables students to recognize organizational situations for which information system controls and assurance would help achieve organizational goals, and to participate in planning, development, and implementing control devices in highly automated contexts. Prerequisites: ACTG 300 and knowledge of database management systems.

MSIS 624: E-Business Technologies
(3 units)

Studies strategic management and deployment of information systems and technologies (ISTs) to improve business competitiveness. Examines the role of IST strategy in enabling companies to effectively manage in the turbulent and dynamic business environment brought about by the Internet. Analyzes new business opportunities in electronic commerce brought about by ISTs, including the organizational redesign that these technologies require. Reviews the implementation and change management issues related to IST deployment in the new environment. Focuses on drawing lessons from the experiences of leading companies that are deploying ISTs to define and support their e-commerce strategies. Prerequisite: None.


MSIS 625: Information Security Management
(3 units)

Explores the techniques and technologies of information and data security and considers overall security policy and procedures given that computers and the Internet have revolutionized the way we live and do business. Companies are vulnerable to a number of security threats including virus writers or computer hackers taking advantage of the relatively unknown properties of computers and the networks as well as abuse by its legitimate users. Prerequisite: None.

MSIS 626: Computer Simulation Modeling
(3 units)

Uses computer simulation to design and operate complex processes or systems. Employs design, validation, operating procedures, and analysis of results of computer simulation experiments. Studies examples of the applications of computer simulations, including different types of scheduling, such as assembly line and job shop; distribution system design; inventory reordering design; waiting line systems; and the manufacturing processing design. Cross-listed as OMIS 362. Credit will not be given for both. Prerequisites: OMIS 353 and knowledge of one programming language.


MSIS 696: Experimental Course
(3 units)

OMIS 357: Operations Management
(3 units)

Surveys methods for planning and executing processes to achieve high quality, low cost, and timely delivery of goods and services. Draws on topics from capacity analysis, forecasting, inventory planning, supply chain management, Lean Production, statistical quality control, aggregate planning, and MRP. Emphasizes operational knowledge that is essential for all other functions in a firm. Prerequisite: OMIS 355.


OMIS 384: Supply Chain Management
(3 units)

Focuses on the key challenges and issues relating to design, analysis, and management of manufacturing and logistics systems to gain competitive advantage through adaptive and time-responsive supply chains. Includes topics on the role of information technology in logistics, rapid logistics, inventory and capacity planning, supplier relationships, supply chain network design, and managing product proliferation. Prerequisite: OMIS 357.

OMIS 388: Supply Chain Outsourcing
(3 units)

Frames the make-buy decision for managers contemplating what to outsource and offers guidance for negotiating terms, monitoring performance, and enhancing control. In many products’ path to market, the outsourcing of even more functions—including product design, materials procurement, manufacturing, and logistics—has created supply chains with unprecedented capabilities, as well as novel forms of dysfunction. Prerequisite: OMIS 357.


OMIS 390: Integrated Product Development
(3 units)

Introduces the methods companies use to develop and release new products as new product development is a challenging, rewarding activity that can make the difference between success or failure for a company, especially in technology-based industries. The traditional view that new product development is an “art” practiced by engineers has now given way to an understanding that it is a discipline that must be learned and practiced to be successful. Examines the sequence of activities needed to successfully develop and launch a new product or service; understand how the different functions and roles in product development interrelate and work together; learn how to balance strategic and tactical activities in successful product development; develop a better understanding of how to determine and satisfy customer needs; understand the financial aspects of product development; develop the skills to analyze and improve product development efforts within a company. Prerequisite: OMIS 357.

MGMT 524: Managing Innovation & Technology
(3 units)

Explores the organizational structures and management processes that facilitate or impede innovation. Includes topics on managing scientists and engineers, cross-functional integration, and analyzing the innovation process. Prerequisite: MGMT 503.


MGMT 538: Managing Teams & Projects
(3 units)

Considers the application of the conceptual areas discussed in MGMT 501 and MGMT 503 as they relate to managing temporary groups or projects. Prerequisite: MGMT 503.

MKTG 592: Internet Marketing & eCommerce
(3 units)

Provides the background and analytical skills to effectively manage Internet marketing and e-commerce strategies. Examines how the Internet can be leveraged into the marketing activities of a business. Requires the development of an Internet marketing plan for an existing business. Prerequisite: MKTG 553.


IDIS 612: Management of the High Technology Firms Seminar
(3 units)

Identify and analyze business issues and problems that are particularly important or unique to high-technology companies. Topics vary from seminar to seminar, and include a selection from project management, production, marketing, personnel, investment decisions, expansion to international markets, banking, venture capital, pricing, technological transfer, relationships with government bodies and the media, and legal issues related to patents and trade secrets. The seminar is divided into segments of one or two sessions taught through case studies by executives and public officials. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 10 MBA courses.

IDIS 705: Leadership for Justice & Prosperity
(1 unit)

Comprises two distinct modules designed to integrate course materials with practical issues of today. Module 1 focuses on the ethical implications of day-to-day management decisions. Module 2 looks at technology developments in local firms and how they may impact the Third World, as well as how the disruptive technologies developed for the Third World may affect First-World firms. Prerequisite: None.


COEN 250: Information Security Management
(2 units)

Techniques and technologies of information and data security. Managerial aspects of computer security and risk management. Security services. Legal and ethical issues. Security processes, best practices, accreditation, and procurement. Security policy and plan development and enforcement. Contingency, continuity, and disaster recovery planning. Preparation for design and administration of a complete, consistent, correct, and adequate security program.

COEN 252: Computer Forensics
(4 units)

Procedures for identification, preservation, and extraction of electronic evidence. Auditing and investigation of network and host system intrusions, analysis and documentation of information gathered, and preparation of expert testimonial evidence. Forensic tools and resources for system administrators and information system security officers. Ethics, law, policy, and standards concerning digital evidence. One unit of lab is included.



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