Operations Mgmt & Info Sys - Undergraduate
Introduction to Spreadsheets
Using spreadsheets to analyze business data and present the findings in tables, charts, and graphs. Topics covered will include spreadsheet formulas, functions, pivot tables and pivot charts. Students will also learn how to retrieve data from sources such as text files, relational databases, and web servers. OMIS 15 and OMIS 17 cannot both be taken for credit.
Introduction to Business Computing
Using spreadsheets and database management systems to analyse business data and present the findings in tables, charts, and graphs. Topics covered will include the spreadsheet formula, functions, pivot tables and charts, and SQL queries. Students will also learn the workings of the relational database and management systems. OMIS 15 and OMIS 17 cannot both be taken for credit.
Introduction to Programming
Fundamental methodologies and approaches to computer programming, with emphasis on problem solving, top-down program design, and thinking like a
programmer. Students will learn basic structures of computer programming; analyze real business problems from a computer programmer perspective; and
program, test and debug well-structured programs. Focuses on essential aspects of writing software that include good design, modularity, efficiency, documentation, clarity, portability, and style. Students will obtain hands-on programming skills through several programming assignments. This course is the basis for business application development in database design and systems programming courses. Students who receive credit for CSCI 10 (formerly MATH 10), COEN 6, COEN 11, or OMIS 31 may not take this course for credit.
Business Applications Program
Develop and implement business application programs using software tools such as Visual Studio, Visual Web Developer, and Dreamweaver. Students will develop both Windows and Web-based applications. Assignments will use programming frameworks such as .Net Framework and PHP. Students who take CSCI 10 (formerly MATH 10), OMIS 30, COEN 6, or COEN 11 may not take this course for credit. (4 units)
Science, Information Technology, Business and Society.
Examines the complex relationship between science, information technology, business, and society. Investigates major breakthroughs in information technology, how they were influenced by business needs and how they affect business and society. Explores social and cultural values in business science and technology, and economic challenges posed by rapid business IT. Also examines the workings of major components of information technology used in business today.
Statistics and Data Analysis I
First in a two-course sequence. Students learn to summarize and describe sets of data using numerical and graphical methods; to quantitatively express the probability of events and utilize probability rules; to employ probability distributions to describe the probabilities associated with discrete and continuous random variables, and to compute means and variances; evaluate sample data collection plans for quantitative and qualitative data; to construct interval estimates for the population mean. Students analyze real-world data using spreadsheet software. Prerequisites: MATH 11 or MATH 30 and OMIS 15 or OMIS 17.
Statistics and Data Analysis II
Second in a two-course sequence. Students learn to construct confidence intervals and test hypotheses about means, proportions, and variances for one and two populations; to formulate and test hypotheses about multinomial data; to construct both simple and multiple regression models, evaluate model quality and predict the value of dependent variables using regression. Students alalyze real-world data using spreadsheet software. Prerequisites: OMIS 15 or OMIS 17, and OMIS 40.
Database Management Systems
This course presents issues related to databases and database management systems (DBMS). Students will acquire technical and managerial skills in planning, analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of databases. Hands-on training in relational database design, normalization, SQL, and database implementation will be provided. Use of DBMS software is required. Emphasis is placed on the issues of managing a database environment. Prerequisite: OMIS 30, OMIS 31, or OMIS 34.
Systems Analysis and Design
This course presents methodologies and approaches to the analysis and design of computer-based information systems for business applications. Topics include the systems development lifecycle, development methodologies, requirements determination, use case analysis, process modeling, systems architecture, program, and interface design, systems implementation and organizational transition. Application of the studied methodologies and techniques to a systems analysis and design project is required.
Discussion of the fundamental concepts of systems programming. Major focus on the overall structure and capabilities of modern operating systems (LINUX/UNIX, Windows, etc.) and how to use operating system facilities to manipulate files and processes. Also covers shells and scripting programming concepts for performing system-level programming assignments on dedicated computer systems. Development of several software assignments utilizing systems programming concepts is required. Prerequisite: OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.
Survey of analysis and design methods for business systems that produce and deliver goods and services. Topics chosen from the following: process analysis, sales forecasting, production planning and scheduling, inventory management, material requirements planning, quality control, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management. Prerequisite: OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42.
Leavey Scholars/University Honors section of OMIS 108. Survey of analysis and design methods for business systems that produce and deliver goods and services. Topics chosen from the following: process analysis, sales forecasting, production planning and scheduling, inventory management, material requirements planning, quality control, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management. Prerequisite: OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42 and enrollment in the Leavey Scholars program. Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.
Sustainable Operations Management
Survey of analysis and design methods for business systems that produce and deliver goods and services. Various business strategies for sustainable operations management are discussed in this context. Topics are chosen from the following: process analysis, sales forecasting, production planning and scheduling, inventory management, material requirements planning, quality control, just-in- time manufacturing and supply chain management. A project on sustainable business practices is required. This class also fulfills the Business School core requirement for OMIS 108. Prerequisite: OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42. Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session. Cross listed with OMIS 108.
Computer Decision Models
Mathematical methods for solving decision problems encountered in business situations. Emphasis on problem formulation and application of spreadsheet-based algorithms for solution. Linear models and linear programming. Sensitivity analysis. Network models. Integer and nonlinear programming. Decision analysis and value of information. Dynamic analysis and principle of optimality Prerequisites: OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42.
Computer Simulation Modeling
Examination of computer simulation modeling for the design and operation of complex processes or systems. Theory and techniques of simulation and simulation languages such as SLAM, GPSS, and GASP; inventory control; assembly and job-shop scheduling; and manufacturing process design. Prerequisites: OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42 and OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.
Computer Communications Systems
Designed to provide the information systems professional with a basic literacy in communication technologies driving the digital economy. Basics of data and telecommunications, LANs, WANs, broadband, analog and digital communications, Internet architecture and concepts, wireless including cellular and WLANs, and market and regulatory issues are covered. Emphasis on being able to assess the business impact of netwroking technologies. Prerequisites: OMIS 30, OMIS 31, or OMIS 34.
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
This course examines a broad collection of software tools and analytical applications that allow enterprises to analyze data maintained in data warehouses and operational databases for business intelligence. Topics include data storage and data integration architecture, enterprise analytics, and business intelligence tools and presentations. Students will acquire hands-on experience in building business intelligence applications. Prerequisites: OMIS 30 or 31, and OMIS 105.
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
Study of data and process integration across a company onto a single computer system. Analysis of ERP system technologies, including databases. Class project requires setting up an ERP system module using Oracle and/or SAP systems. Case studies and guest speakers from industry. Prerequisite: OMIS 105 or COEN 178.
Introduction to object-oriented design methodology.Discussion of different programming paradigms, concepts of data abstraction, inheritance, and encapsulation. Topics include an overview of Java programming language, classes and objects, data abstraction, inheritance, I/O packages, exceptions, threads, and GUI. Development of several programming assignments using Java is required. Prerequisite: OMIS 30, OMIS 31, or equivalent.
Slogans like "Quality is job 1", "When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight" and "the dependability people" leave little doubt as to the importance of quality in commercial competition. In this course, we explore how quality contributes to competitiveness. We start by defining quality and introducing methods for measuring quality. We investigate variation in quality and its affect on firm performance, and we study methods for monitoring and controlling quality including control charts and sampling inspection. Finally, in light of new developments in operation theory and in technology for tracking and monitoring products, we also tackle strategic supply chain issues associated with quality. Case studies and field trips are used to bolster student understanding.
Financial Information Systems
Course focuses on computer-based financial information systems that allow finance and accounting professionals to acquire and manage a companys financial system. Topics include the business functions of a financial information system, the technical aspects of the system, and the management issues of implementing such a system. Students will acquire hands-on experience using ERP systems. Prerequisites: OMIS 30 or OMIS 31, and OMIS 105.
Physical Database Design
Methodology for design of physical file structures to support single and multiple file applications. Query optimization using indexes. Data structures, file structures, file access methods, file manipulation, and algorithmic analysis. Prerequisite: OMIS 105,
An integrated course discussing topics needed to build, operate, and maintain e-businesses. Topics include scripting languages, mark up languages, security, online transaction, and multimedia operation. Prerequisite: OMIS 30 or OMIS 31. (5 units)
Opportunity for selected upper-division students to work in local businesses or government units. Note: A student cannot use a collection of internship courses to satisfy the upper-division course requirement for either the OMIS major or the MIS minor. Prerequisties: Upper-division standing and approval of the Undergraduate Committee one week prior to registration Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair one week prior to registration. Note: a student cannot use a collection of internship courses to satisfy the upper-division course requirement for either the OMIS major or the MIS minor.
Directed Reading/Directed Research
Independent projects undertaken by upper-division students with a faculty sponsor. Note: A student cannot use a collection of directed reading/directed research courses to satisfy the upper-division course requirement for any of the OMIS departments major or minor programs. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and approval of the undergraduate committee one week prior to registration. Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair one week prior to registration.