ISOM - INFORMATION SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

ISOM - 1020   MICRO-COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS
[3 hours]  Course provides an overview of the role of micro-computers and information systems in business applications.  It provides good training in word processing and spreadsheets for problem solving.  Corequisite: BUAD 1010

ISOM - 2060   DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
[3 hours]  Business data analysis using interactive tools such as spreadsheets.  Course will cover the application of statistical concepts, the collection and analysis of data for business decision-making using cases where appropriate.  Prerequisite: MATH 1260 and 1270 or 1850, and BUAD 1010 and ISOM 1020

ISOM - 2070   APPLICATION OF STATISTICS IN BUSINESS DECISION MAKING
[3 hours]  A study of application of statistics in business using cases, and spreadsheets.  Course will cover hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and correlation analysis, process control, time series, forecasting and index numbers.  Prerequisite: ISOM 2060

ISOM - 3020   PRINCIPLES OF MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  This course provides an overview of the functions, problems, solution techniques, and decision making processes within the manufacturing and service environment.  Topics include production planning, JIT, TQM, and materials management.  Prerequisite: ISOM 1020, 2060, 2070.

ISOM - 3150   PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
[3 hours]  Major topics include problem solving, event driven programming, control structures, data types, data structures, objects, properties, events, and methods.  Subroutines, functions, file processing, menu and application development will also be covered.  Prerequisite: ISOM 1020;  Junior standing

ISOM - 3240   DECISION SUPPORT AND KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Major topics include: development of business decision support systems, applications of mathematical models, data and knowledge bases in constructing decision support and expert systems.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3150

ISOM - 3250   SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS
[3 hours]  This course is designed to acquaint students with the application of integrated software to business decisions, report writing and presentations.  Student will gain hands-on experience with popular business software packages.  Prerequisite: ISOM 1020; Junior

ISOM - 3310   COMPUTER AND MODEL BASED BUSINESS DECISION MAKING
[3 hours]  An introduction to quantitative methods of decision making including linear programming, transportation, simulation, waiting line analysis, advanced decision theory and Markov chains.  Computer packages and creative thinking will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: ISOM 2070

ISOM - 3340   QUALITY MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Covers major aspects of managing total quality functions in manufacturing/service operations.  Includes:  quality assurance, reliability, SPC, inspection/testing, acceptance sampling, product liability, and organization of the quality function.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3020

ISOM - 3370   BUSINESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS
[3 hours]  An introduction to data communications in business.  Topics include local-area and wide-area networks, including the Internet; hardware and media; network topologies; client-server networks; and network operating system software.  Prerequisite: ISOM 1020; Junior

ISOM - 3380  PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
[3 hours]  An introduction to application program development using procedural programming languages on the mainframe.  Topics include the data environment and file organizations types, sequential and random file processing methods on mainframes.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3150

ISOM - 3600   FACILITY PLANNING
[3 hours]  The study of the design and planning of new facilities.  Topics include product and process design, the application of CIM, FMS, capacity planning, facility location and layout, and job design.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3020

ISOM - 3610   PRODUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
[3 hours]  Production planning, its relation to organizational/operational goals, MRP, MRP II, capacity management, JIT, scheduling of manufacturing/service systems, and emerging/new concepts in the discipline will be discussed.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3020

ISOM - 3660   MATERIALS MANAGEMENT AND PURCHASING
[3 hours]  Relationship between materials management and firm�s strategic goals, forecasting, competing through materials management, inventory management of independent demand, aggregate inventory management, joint replenishing, purchasing, state-of-the-art supplier management, distribution and control.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3020

ISOM - 3750   APPLIED REGRESSION ANALYSIS
[3 hours]  This course emphasizes model formulation, tests of goodness-of-fit, and significance of parameters for the traditional linear regression model.  Business applications/cases and computer packages will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: ISOM 2070

ISOM - 3760   MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: CASES AND APPLICATIONS
[3 hours]  A study of business applications emphasizing model formulation, identification and validation.  The course includes linear programming, critical path methods, queuing and various modeling techniques using computer packages.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3310

ISOM - 3980   CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Selected current topics in Information Systems practice, trends, and technology.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3150

ISOM - 4020   STATISTICS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
[3 hours]  An introduction to statistical methods including measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, sampling theory, decision theory, regression and correlation.  Specifically designed for the Administrative Services program.  Prerequisite: MATH 1270

ISOM - 4150   OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT CASES
[3 hours]  Course includes projects, presentations and case analysis using operation management models and computer software.  Role of emerging topics (e.g. bench-marking, reengineering, systems/technology) in operations management will also be covered.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3340, 3610, 3660

ISOM - 4210   PROJECT MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  This course covers planning, organizing and controlling projects.  Topics such as project selection, scheduling, budgeting, resource management, project control, time-based competition, and concurrent engineering will be discussed.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3020

ISOM - 4310   SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] The analysis, design and implementation of information systems are studied.  Students will work in teams to carry a project through all of the steps required for system building.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3250; a second IS course; 2 courses in the student�s major

ISOM - 4320   INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  An in-depth study of the problems in managing computer-based information systems.  Issue of planning and control, as well as the organizational impact of computer systems are stressed.  System resource allocation will also be discussed.  Prerequisite: ISOM 4310

ISOM - 4370   APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT USING DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  The design and implementation of computer applications employing database management systems are studied.  Students will work in teams to develop a database application using a database management software package.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3250

ISOM - 4420   SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  The service sector is the dominant sector of the economy. Students will study various aspects of Operations Management as applied to service industries.  Services for manufacturing will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3020

ISOM - 4450   FORECASTING
[3 hours]  A study of forecasting techniques including:  time series analysis, moving average, exponential smoothing, auto-regressive models, and Box-Jenkins.  A statistical software package is used.  Prerequisite: ISOM 2070

ISOM - 4620   INFORMATION STORAGE, RETRIEVAL AND DATA STRUCTURES
[3 hours]  Information structures and their implementation are studied.  Data and file design methodologies to assist in information systems development is emphasized.  Data structure implementation on contemporary computing platforms is covered.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3150

ISOM - 4750   ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
[3 hours] Analysis of variance and related topics such as factorial design and Latin squares.  Experimental designs including repeated measures, factorial, and nested designs.  Prerequisite: ISOM 2070

ISOM - 4760   SIMULATION MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF MANUFACTURING/SERVICE SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  This course provides an introduction to modeling stochasticity in manufacturing/service systems using various techniques such as simulation, Queueing networks, and other techniques using simulation software and business cases.  Prerequisite: ISOM 3020

ISOM - 4810   INSTALLATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Contemporary microcomputer and LAN operating systems.  Use of utilities and device drivers.  Installation of memory, disk drives, expansion cards, LAN hardware and software.  Client server architecture and implementation issues.  Prerequisite: ISOM 1020

ISOM - 4980   CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Selected current topics in Operations Management practice, trends and technology.  Prerequisite:  ISOM 3020

ISOM - 4940   ISOM INTERNSHIP
[1 - 3 hours]  A prearranged work-study program where students specializing in computer systems, operations management or decision sciences obtain on-the-job experience while learning and applying the basic concepts and techniques of their respective areas.  Prerequisite: Approval

ISOM - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY: READINGS AND RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual student study of a topic of interest to both the faculty member and student.  Students are responsible for finding a faculty member to sponsor readings and research.  Prerequisite: Approval

ISOM - 5510   BUSINESS STATISTICS WITH COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
[3 hours]  The application of statistics to business problem solving. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, hypothesis testing, decision making, regression and correlation analysis, and time series analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

ISOM - 5520/7520   ANALYSIS OF MANUFACTURING & SERVICE SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Concepts, methods, and strategies for designing and managing manufacturing and service systems are discussed. Topics include cresting flexible and efficient systems for producing services and goods, total quality management, time-based competition, global production and sourcing, information and computer systems applications, MRP, and JIT.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5510

ISOM - 5730   MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR MANUFACTURING
[3 hours]  An introduction to model building and analysis with special reference to manufacturing and operations management issues.  The students will be introduced to linear models, dynamic programming models and stochastic models.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5510

ISOM - 6100   TIME SERIES ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING
[3 hours]  An introduction to time series analysis and forecasting.  Moving average, exponential smoothing, trend projection with and without seasonality and regression-based techniques are covered.  Statistical software packages are used.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5510

ISOM - 6180   REGRESSION ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
[3 hours]  Analysis of business data using simple and multiple regression.  Model building, estimation and hypothesis testing in the context of regression, and stepwise regression are covered.  Statistical software packages are used.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5510

ISOM - 6240   MANAGEMENT SCIENCE APPLICATIONS
[3 hours]  The definition of business problems and the formulation of appropriate models for their study.  Cases and readings are discussed to illustrate the use of management science modeling techniques.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5730

ISOM - 6270/8270   SIMULATION
[3 hours]  Simulation will be introduced through appropriate software (e.g. SIMAN, ARENA).  Fitting distributions, validation, verification, confidence intervals, experimental design, comparison with analytic models will be the topics covered.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5520/7520

ISOM - 6460/8460   MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  This course is designed for end-users of computers to understand and appreciate the role of information technology and end-user�s role in the management of this technology in organizations. Prerequisite: For ISOM 8460, Ph.D.  student status.

ISOM - 6470/8470   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
[3 hours]  Discussion topics will be: Fundamentals of Information Technology, decision support systems, knowledge based/expert systems, data communication, database management and their applications in manufacturing.  Will include implementation issues of Information Technology in manufacturing. Prerequisite: For ISOM 8470, Ph.D. student status.

ISOM - 6510   PROJECT MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  This course deals with managing of projects in research and development, manufacturing, construction, and service organizations.  Students will discuss cases and use extensively a project management software.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5520

ISOM - 6560   SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
[3 hours]  Concepts, tools, and techniques for information systems analysis, design, and development will be discussed.  Contemporary methodologies for systems development including CASE tools, prototyping, and RAD project work will be included.  Prerequisite: ISOM 6460

ISOM - 6570   INFORMATION SYSTEMS POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
[3 hours]  This course is designed for those who aspire to become managers of Information Technology (IT).  Various aspects of IT management will be discussed with real world examples/cases.  Prerequisite: ISOM 6560

ISOM - 6610   INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL STRUCTURES
[3 hours]  This course will analyze the concepts and methods used in the management of organizational data resources.  Covers data modeling, database design, administration and architecture.  Hands-on applications of database development are provided. Prerequisite: ISOM 6460

ISOM - 6680/8680   TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND SPC
[3 hours]  The course introduces students to the TQM philosophy, concepts, and tools.  Provides student with an overall approach for the design of a system to manage quality along the entire value adding chain.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5520/7520

ISOM - 6690/8690   MANUFACTURING RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  Study methods such as MRP, JIT, and bottleneck approaches used in managing manufacturing activities through business cases where appropriate.  Tools such as scheduling, and inventory systems will be studied.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5520/7520

ISOM - 6710   MANAGING OPERATIONS
[3 hours]  This course provides an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to managing operations.  Strategic and tactical issues will be addressed primarily through business cases with focus on policy setting and problem solving.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5520

ISOM - 6720/8720   MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS DESIGN
[3 hours]  Discusses the design and implementation of cellular and flexible manufacturing systems including the role of group technology.  Describes the role of flexible manufacturing systems in the integrated and automated facility.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5520/7520

ISOM - 6750   RESEARCH IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT OR DECISION SCIENCES
[1 - 3 hours]  Individual study of topics of common interest to both student and faculty member.  Prerequisite: Faculty approval

ISOM - 6810   NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS
[3 hours]  Applications of business data communication, basic electronic communications concepts, public networks, computer networks, the Internet, network management, regulatory environment.  Prerequisite: ISOM 6460

ISOM - 6930   CONTEMPORARY TOPICS SEMINAR
[3 hours]  This seminar will focus on current topics in the fields of Information Systems and Operations Management. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor

ISOM - 6960   MASTER�S THESIS
[1 - 6 hours]  Master�s Thesis  Prerequisite: Consent of Adviser

ISOM - 8480   INFORMATION SYSTEMS ISSUES IN MANUFACTURING
[4 hours]  This course examines theoretical frameworks and recent empirical research of information and manufacturing technology.  Emphasis will be on developing an integrative perspective of both technologies.  Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status

ISOM - 8630   MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
[4 hours]  This course is an applied study of mathematical programming and stochastic processes.  After discussing the notions of Markov and Renewal processes, we introduce a variety of applications with emphasis on manufacturing.  Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status

ISOM - 8850   READINGS AND RESEARCH IN MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT
[1 - 12 hours]  This individually designed course will provide advanced readings in areas needed by a doctoral student.  Prerequisite: Permission of Faculty Adviser

ISOM - 8860   ADVANCED STATISTICS
[4 hours]  This course discusses multivariate data analysis.  Topics include:  principal components analysis, factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, multiple regression analysis, and multivariate analysis of variance.  Statistical software packages are used.  Prerequisite: ISOM 5510

ISOM - 8880   RESEARCH METHODS AND THEORY BUILDING
[4 hours]  The course seeks to frame and discuss key issues that arise as social scientists conduct theoretically-relevant empirical research.  In the course, the theory building in manufacturing management as well as research process and the interature, tools and techniques associated with each phase of the process will be introduced.  Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status

ISOM - 8890   ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEM DESIGN
[4 hours]  Doctoral Seminar for advanced readings in design and implementation of manufacturing systems.  Topics vary depending on the current state of the technology.  Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status

ISOM -  FIELD RESEARCH
[1 - 8 hours]  This course provides students with the opportunity to experience a realistic manufacturing problem and to develop approaches to solving that problem under the supervision of a faculty member.  Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status

ISOM - 8960   DISSERTATION
[1 - 8 hours]  Dissertation   Prerequisite: Permission of Adviser

ISOM - 8980   SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR
[4 hours]  This seminar focuses on current topics relating to manufacturing management.  The specific seminar topic will change each semester.  Prerequisite: Ph.D. student status

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