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.

    For a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Bachelor of Science in Business program page »

    Required courses (18 credit hours)

    Must take the following 5 courses:

    • BUS-K 330 Contemporary Topics in Info Technology
    • BUS-K 335 Information Systems Analysis and Design
    • BUS-K 400 Information for Operating Control and Data Management
    • BUS-P 330 Project Management
    • BUS-P 430 Total Quality Management

    Must take one additional course from the following list:

    • BUS-A 301 Accounting: An Information System
    • BUS-D 300 International Business
    • BUS-F 302 Financial Decision Making
    • BUS-M 303 Marketing Research
    • BUS-W 430 Organizations and Organizational Change
    • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming or CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming
    • CSCI-A 247 Network Technologies and Administration

    Required elective courses (6 credit hours)

    Select from 300- or 400-level business or economics courses outside of IOM [BUS-K/BUS-P] (NOT from BUS-M 300 or internships/professional practice). A course cannot double-count in both the required 18 hours and the elective 6 hours.


    Certain approved CSCI courses**. Must see a School of Business academic advisor for the current list of CSCI courses that will count as an IOM concentration elective course. Check prerequisite requirements for CSCI courses. IOM students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in the second category. (** Reminder: Students choosing 200-level CSCI courses still must have at least 48 hours of 300- and 400-level course work to graduate.)

    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
    Coordinator of Undergraduate Business Programs
    Phone: (812) 941-2651
    Office Location: HH 219 C
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    Michael Harris
    Associate Professor of Business Administration
    Phone: (502) 533-6705
    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 119
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    IOM concentration prepares students for careers in both information systems and operations management in many different types of organizations. Typical careers are in information systems, operations management, project management, or management consulting. Some examples include:

    • Business Analyst
    • Operations/Production Manager
    • Business Application Developer
    • Project Manager
    • IT Consultant
    • Systems Analyst
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Buyer/Planner
    • Quality Manager
    • Sourcing or Purchasing Manager
    • Logistics Planner or Manager
    • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Systems Developer
    • Inventory Planner
    • Database Analyst
    • Database Administrator
    • Web Developer
    • Technical Support Specialist
    • IT User Liaison
    • Technical Writer