Why Study Information and Operations Management at IU Southeast?

A degree in IOM provides students with strong employment opportunities in the fields of information systems, supply chain, quality, and project management. Furthermore, many IOM graduates have successfully completed internationally recognized professional certifications in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, and Information Technology resulting in a distinct competitive advantage in securing professional positions.

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Information and Operations Management (IOM) is the use of analytical tools to logically grapple with today’s business problems. The IOM program emphasizes the integration of business operations, information systems, project management, and related use of information technology. The Operations Management (OM) part of the program includes such concepts as Quality Management and Project Management. The Management Information System (MIS) part focuses on creating, capturing, and analyzing business data using modern information technology.

All students entering the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling.  Previous equivalent coursework can fulfill some of the course requirements for this certificate.

Specific Requirements

To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information and Operations Management, students must:

  1. Successfully complete the courses listed below with at least a C-, and
  2. Successfully complete at least four of the courses listed below at IU Southeast after completion of an undergraduate degree.
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-reqs
BUS-K 330 Special Topics: Info Tech Mgmt Issues 3 C- BUS-K 321
BUS-K 335 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3 C- BUS-K 321
BUS-K 400 Information for Operating Control and Data Management 3 C- BUS-K 335
BUS-P 330 Project Management 3 C- BUS-P 301
BUS-P 430 Total Quality Management 3 C- BUS-P 301

Gainful Employment Disclosures for Certificate Programs

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. Spring sem.

BUS-K 335 Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr.)
In-depth treatment of the theory and practice of management information systems including information requirements analysis, design methodology, and system implementation considerations. Fall sem.

BUS-K 400 Information for Operating Control and Data Management (3 cr.)
Introduces students to the issues related to designing and using database management systems. Students learn how to design and construct a database that has real-life application through hands-on experience. Students gain an understanding of the many roles that database management systems can play in managing information in organizations. Spring sem.

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 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.



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J. Brian Atwater
Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Phone: (812) 941-2058
Office Location: HH 008
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Kathryn W. Ernstberger
Professor of Business Administration
Phone: (812) 941-2651
Office Location: HH 219 C
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Michael Harris
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Phone: (812) 941-2455
Office Location: HH 016
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Ranida B. Harris
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Phone: (812) 941-2324
Office Location: HH 026
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Paul H. Pittman
Professor of Operations Management
Phone: (812) 941-2524
Office Location: HH 022
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