Information Technology & Supply Chain Management (ITSCM)

Courses

ITSCM 690   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.

ITSCM 691   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

ITSCM 696   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.

ITSCM 701   CONSUMERS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY   3 Units

Study for managing personal resources; emphasis on goals, financial analysis, decision making related to acquiring goods, services, credit; protections through health, life, property and social insurances; enhancing financial position through savings alternatives, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, tax shelters; utilized microcomputer and compound interest tables in the decision process.

ITSCM 715   TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS   2 Units

A graduate business course that provides a fundamental understanding of technology and information systems in organizations. The course surveys a wide range of information topics covering management, organizational, and technology foundations of information systems. Emphasis is placed on how organizations plan, implement, and use information systems for operational and strategic excellence.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 719   OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT   2 Units

A survey course focusing on the performance of managerial activities entailed in selecting, designing, operating, controlling, and updating productive systems. This life cycle approach will include treatment of non- manufacturing activities, and will draw heavily upon latest developments in the field.
PREREQ: ECON 703

ITSCM 734   MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS   3 Units

A graduate business course that examines how organizations use information technology and systems to achieve business objectives. Emphasis is placed on how managers use information systems for achieving operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision making, and achieving competitive advantage. The course covers management, organizational, and technology elements of information systems.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE MBA OR THE MS OR MPA ACCOUNTING OR THE MS BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION OR THE MSE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 740   BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION   2 Units

This course is designed to introduce students to communication theories and leadership strategies that, if applied in business settings, can improve personal and organizational goal setting, planning and evaluation. In addition, emphasis will be placed on fostering positive day-to-day human interactions as well as the continuous growth of both individuals and organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the application of concepts explored in class to management roles in a variety of business enterprises. As a result, extensive analysis of actual business communication is a major part of this course.

ITSCM 745   STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT   2 Units

A graduate business course covering technology led strategic innovation designed to provide an understanding of the dynamic links between technology and innovation strategy. Students will acquire essential managerial and critical thinking skills to develop competitive technology enhanced business strategies and models.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 760   TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT   3 Units

This course addresses a changing milieu of topics concerning information systems business. Topics may include new methodologies and products that implement them, new problem solving approaches, or emerging business and environmental concerns.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 761   SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS   3 Units

The course uses a supply chain management framework to study flow of material. Topics include capacity planning, production systems, production planning, material planning, sourcing, and delivery of products. In addition, the role of information systems in integrating operations throughout the supply chain is discussed. The course uses case studies and research papers.
PREREQ: ITSCM 719 OR ITSCM 306

ITSCM 763   GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT   3 Units

The objective of this course is to enhance the student's ability to conceptualize and manage global operations effectively. A wide range of topics, concepts, theories, and tools related to the operations of both manufacturing and service firms are explored from an international perspective. In addition, the comparative position of U.S. production systems is evaluated with those of Japan, Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia. The focus is on covering those aspects of operations management that can help firms become more competitive globally. The aim of the course is to provide the managers with an understanding of the production of goods and services in an international environment through a review and critique of current literature.
COREQ: ITSCM 719

ITSCM 765   TOPICS IN PROJECT MANGEMENT   3 Units

This course addresses emerging or context specific project management concepts, techniques, and technologies. Topics may include new methodologies and technologies that implement them, or project management in a specific industry or work context.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 768   OPERATIONS STRATEGY   3 Units

A course focusing on strategic implications of operations decisions facing the top manager, such as the operations vice-president or plant manager. Cases are used to identify, analyze and recommend solutions to specific problems resulting from corporate decisions taken in the areas of processes and infrastructure. Current trends in selected industries are discussed.
PREREQ: ITSCM 719

ITSCM 769   QUALITY ISSUES IN OPERATIONS   3 Units

A course focusing on qualitative and quantitative techniques used to study and improve quality of operations in manufacturing and service organizations. It covers topics such as quality philosophy, statistical process control (SPC), acceptance sampling, tools for quality improvement, product and process design. The role of quality in the entire cycle including product/ service design, development, production, delivery, and customer support is emphasized. An individual research paper covering the topic of interest will be used.
PREREQ: ITSCM 719 OR ITSCM 306

ITSCM 770   FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT   2 Units

This course develops a basic understanding of a project management methodology through lectures, case analyses, problem solving and discussions. Topics covered include planning, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation and controlling of projects. The course provides a good background for students interested in pursuing certification in the area of project management.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 772   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE MANAGEMENT   3 Units

The course is designed to introduce information technology service management in a variety of enterprise and service industry settings. Concepts of IT service management based on contemporary best practices such as ITIL are covered. The course will cover the mangement of service systems, IT service system design, operations, and management.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 773   DATA FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS   3 Units

This course focuses on developing managerial skills of understanding and use of common data resources in business. Topics covered include traditional data warehousing, data marts, real time data loading, importance of data quality, understanding of data meaning, metadata management, extraction of data using SQL, and the impact of data transformation rules on loading data into data warehouses.

ITSCM 774   DATA ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE   3 Units

A graduate course covering the use information technology to assist decision making in today's business environment. This course provides an overview of decision making theory, data warehousing, data mining, business intelligence and analytics. The course also surveys contemporary framework, tools, and techniques for BI and data analytics.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 775   BUSINESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS   3 Units

The business analyses of the multifaceted regulatory issues, economic factors, management practices, and technological forces underpinning the telecommunications and information systems industry. The course is equally concerned with providing the student with the analytical tools and industry trends that will facilitate continued study and analyses of telecommunications after completion of the course.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO THE MBA OR THE MPA ACCOUNTING OR THE MS BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION OR THE MSE SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 776   BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT   3 Units

The course provides an overview of concepts, methods and tools surrounding the definition, implementation, measurement and improvement of processes in organizations. Strategic and tactical phases of the Business Process Management lifecycle, consisting goal setting, process design, process implementation, process enactment and measurement, and process evaluation are covered.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 777   DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS   3 Units

This course focuses on the application of data mining for business. Topics covered include mining structured data, techniques for handling big data, working with unstructured data. Emphasis is placed on identifying and applying appropriate mining techniques for specific business problems, and interpreting the validity and utility of the results. Students will use data mining software to gain practical experience.

ITSCM 780   DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY   3 Units

The course covers Business Continuity Planning, a methodology used to create and validate a plan for maintaining continous business operations before, during, and after disasters or disruptive events. It also covers Disaster Recovery, which is aimed at stopping the effects of disasters as quickly as possible, and addressing the immediate aftermath.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 782   GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT   3 Units

This course prepares students for global project management, effective teamwork and collaboration from theoretical and practical viewpoints. Students are prepared to understand key issues in systems lifecycle planning, managing and coordinating distributed project teams, organizing work products, implementing process and quality metrics, maintaining effective control and coordination, and risk management.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING OR CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR

ITSCM 785   APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT   3 Units

This course utilizes a formal project management process to convey the key competencies that project managers must develop. Students will apply project management tools and techniques to execute a full project from initiation through closure for a community partner. Topics covered in the course include project management and organization; planning; budgeting; scheduling; resource management; project control; project termination; project management tools; and project completion hours. Emphasis is on hands-on application and practice with project management software tools.

ITSCM 790   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

ITSCM 793   OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE   1-3 Units

Designed to be undertaken by qualified business teachers and prospective teachers through participation in a coordinated work-study program in certain business offices or retail establishments. This course correlates classroom training and experience with business or marketing experience and standards. Prereq: Advanced approval of instructor.

ITSCM 794   SEMINAR   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

ITSCM 796   SPECIAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS EDUCATION   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

ITSCM 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

ITSCM 799   THESIS RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.