BUS-K 330 Contemporary Topics in Information Technology (3 cr.)
Focuses on key information technology issues that exist in the business world that must be managed, dealt with, and resolved. Such issues include running IS like a business, technology leadership and partnership, outsourcing, IS resources and staffing, client server systems management, telecommunications, and the IT infrastructure to support business initiatives.
BUS-K 340 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (3 cr.)
This course introduces students to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, software that runs all business areas of an organization. The topics include the managerial and technical issues in planning, designing, implementing, and extending enterprise systems and technologies. Hands-on exercises and discussions will be used to demonstrate process improvement methodologies, system integrations, and ERP implementations.
BUS-K 440 Business Intelligence (3 cr.)
The objective of this course is to introduce students to Business Intelligence (BI), including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform data into useful information for decision making purposes. The topics include data management principles, data models, and BI technologies for report design and development, data warehouse, data mining, and online analytical processing (OLAP). Practical, hands-on computer lab experience includes structured query language (SQL) and advanced usage of spreadsheet software. The major ideas and techniques are reinforced through class assignments on real-life business data analysis involving BI techniques and tools.
BUS-P 330 Project Management (3 cr.)
This course will introduce the student to the full range of project management topics, concerns, problems, solution methods, and decision processes. These areas include: project selection, project organizational structures, negotiation, project planning, project scheduling and resource loading, project budgeting, project monitoring and control, project auditing, and project termination.
BUS-P 421 Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)
This course focuses on the strategic design of supply chains with a particular focus on understanding customer value. Supply chain strategy examines how companies can use the supply chain to gain a competitive advantage. Students develop the ability to conceptualize, design, and implement supply chains aligned with product, market, and customer characteristics. The course approaches supply chain management from a managerial perspective and introduces concepts in a format useful for management decision making including using case analysis, team-based learning and business presentations.
BUS-P 430 Total Quality Management (3 cr.)
Introduces students to concepts of total quality management. Methods and application of quality control techniques commonly used in manufacturing and service organizations are presented. Research and theory relevant to quality concepts such as the economics and measurement of quality, the evolution of total quality management, team building and employee empowerment, vendor relations, elementary reliability theory, customer relations and feedback, quality assurance systems, statistical quality control, preventive maintenance programs, and product safety and liability are discussed.