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MSIS Specialization (choice of 5 courses)

Electives offer students a variety of courses to develop capabilities in a specific area.

  • iconMSIS 2621. Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

    Introduces technologies and managerial issues related to data warehousing, business intelligence, decision support systems, data mining, Web mining, and customer relationship management. Teaches technical and managerial skills in using and developing decision-support applications. Emphasizes learning how to derive business value from large amounts of data. Provides hands-on training using a variety of BI tools. Cross-listed as OMIS 386. Credit will not be given for both. Prerequisite: MSIS 603 or knowledge of database management systems. (3 units)

  • iconMSIS 2622. ERP Systems

    Analyzes enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems through a managerial perspective and examines system implementation. ERP systems attempt to integrate all departments and functions across a company onto a single computer system that can serve every department’s particular needs for up-to-date and accurate data, independent of language, location, and currency. These systems dictate a standard data format across the entire organization; they are modular, multifunctional, and compatible with third-party software. Applies concepts and techniques discussed in class through a hands-on group project. Investigates multivendor systems and integration issues. Prerequisite: None. (3 units)

  • iconMSIS 2623. Financial Information Systems

    Examines analysis, design, and implementation of enterprise information systems as they relate to the accounting function and corporate financial management. Empha-sizes learning not only what functions the systems provide, but also understanding their technological structure and linkages with business strategy. Moreover, enables students to recognize organizational situations for which information system controls and assurance would help achieve organizational goals, and to participate in planning, development, and implementing control devices in highly automated contexts. Prerequisites: ACTG 300 and knowledge of database management systems. (3 units)

  • iconMSIS 2624. E-Business Technologies - Virtualization

    This course provides a detailed survey and application of server virtualization and cloud computing technologies. The main focus of the course is large scale application of virtulization and cloud computing technologies to improve business effectiveness. Historical perspectives, current practices, and future directions are also presented. This course examines virtulization and cloud computing concepts, base technologies, and how they are used practitioners to provide better and more cost effective resource utilization and laaS capabilities. Prerequisites: MSIS 2601 and 2602. (3 units)

  • iconMSIS 2625. Information Security Management

    Explores the techniques and technologies of information and data security and considers overall security policy and procedures given that computers and the Internet have revolutionized the way we live and do business. Companies are vulnerable to a number of security threats including virus writers or computer hackers taking advantage of the relatively unknown properties of computers and the networks as well as abuse by its legitimate users. Prerequisite: None. (3 units)

  • iconMSIS 2626. Computer Simulation and Modeling

    Uses computer simulation to design and operate complex processes or systems. Employs design, validation, operating procedures, and analysis of results of computer simulation experiments. Studies examples of the applications of computer simulations, including different types of scheduling, such as assembly line and job shop; distribution system design; inventory reordering design; waiting line systems; and the manufacturing processing design. Cross-listed as OMIS 3362. Credit will not be given for both. Prerequisites: OMIS 353 and knowledge of one programming language. (3 units)

  • iconMSIS 2696 Emerging Topics in IT Management

    • MSIS 2696BD Big Data Modeling and Analysis
    • MSIS 2696WEB Web Programming
    • MSIS 2696DASH Dashboards, Scorecards and Virtualization
    • MSIS 2696CC The Business of Cloud Computing
    • MSIS 2696MP Innovations in Mobile Payments, Crypto-Currency and Cloud Based Transaction Security
    • MSIS 2696 Data Science Analysis with Python
  • iconOMIS 3357. Operations Management

    Surveys methods for planning and executing processes to achieve high quality, low cost, and timely delivery of goods and services. Draws on topics from capacity analysis, forecasting, inventory planning, supply chain management, Lean Production, statistical quality control, aggregate planning, and MRP. Emphasizes operational knowledge that is essential for all other functions in a firm. Prerequisite: OMIS 355. (3 units)

  • iconOMIS 3374. Artificial Intelligence

    Provides a survey of basic concepts in artificial intelligence and their applications to business-oriented problems. Includes production systems, search techniques, knowledge representation, and inference techniques as well as calculus, statistical and probabilistic reasoning, design and implementation of expert systems, and understanding natural languages. Entails application developments using Expert System shells. Prerequisite: OMIS 353 or OMIS 2353 or OMIS 3350. (3 units)

  • iconOMIS 3384. Supply Chain Management

    Focuses on the key challenges and issues relating to design, analysis, and management of manufacturing and logistics systems to gain competitive advantage through adaptive and time-responsive supply chains. Includes topics on the role of information technology in logistics, rapid logistics, inventory and capacity planning, supplier relationships, supply chain network design, and managing product proliferation. Prerequisite: OMIS 3357. (3 units)

  • iconOMIS 3388. Supply Chain Outsourcing

    Frames the make-buy decision for managers contemplating what to outsource and offers guidance for negotiating terms, monitoring performance, and enhancing control. In many products’ path to market, the outsourcing of even more functions—including product design, materials procurement, manufacturing, and logistics—has created supply chains with unprecedented capabilities, as well as novel forms of dysfunction. Prerequisite: OMIS 3357. (3 units)

  • iconOMIS 3390. Integrated Product Development

    Introduces students to the methods companies use to develop and release new products. New product development is a challenging, rewarding activity that can make the difference between success or failure for a company, especially in technology-based industries. The traditional view that new product development is an “art” practiced by engineers has now given way to an understanding that it is a discipline that must be learned and practiced to be successful. Examines the sequence of activities needed to successfully develop and launch a new product or service; understand how the different functions and roles in product development interrelate and work together; learn how to balance strategic and tactical activities in successful product development; develop a better understanding of how to determine and satisfy customer needs; understand the financial aspects of product development; develop the skills to analyze and improve product development efforts within a company. Prerequisite: MKTG 551 or MKTG 2552 or MKTG 3552. (3 units)

  • iconMGMT 2504. Innovation in the Valley and Beyond

    The course will cover the skills, practices and processes for understanding and managing technology and innovation in fast paced environments. The course delivery is informed by extant foundational and emerging empirical work in innovation. This course will complement content in elective courses (product marketing, product development, and intellectual property, small business entrepreneurship) and core courses in strategy. Prerequisites: MGMT 503 or MGMT 2501 or MGMT 3502. (3 units)

  • iconMGMT 3538. Leading Teams and Projects

    This course focuses on building and leading project teams in dynamic environments. The course covers tools and concepts for effective project management and techniques for creating high performing temporary teams. Prerequisite: MGMT 503 or MGMT 2501 or MGMT 3502. (3 units)

  • iconIDIS 3612. Management of the High- Technology Firm Seminar

    Identify and analyze business issues and problems that are particularly important or unique to high-technology companies. Topics vary from seminar to seminar, and include a selection from project management, production, marketing, personnel, investment decisions, expansion to international markets, banking, venture capital, pricing, technological transfer, relationships with government bodies and the media, and legal issues related to patents and trade secrets. The seminar is divided into segments of one or two sessions taught through case studies by executives and public officials. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 10 MBA courses. (3 units)

  • iconIDIS 3700. Effective Business Communication

    Intensive practice in forms of communication specifically for business settings, geared to the student's level of prior preparation. The focus will be primarily on oral communication and writing to support the oral communication. Emphasis on communicating complex issues and quantitative data to inform, advocate or persuade. Prerequisite: None. (1 unit)

  • iconCOEN 250. Information Security Management

    Techniques and technologies of information and data security. Managerial aspects of computer security and risk management. Security services. Legal and ethical issues. Security processes, best practices, accreditation, and procurement. Security policy and plan development and enforcement. Contingency, continuity, and disaster recovery planning. Preparation for design and administration of a complete, consistent, correct, and adequate security program. (2 units)

  • iconCOEN 252. Computer Forensics

    Procedures for identification, preservation, and extraction of electronic evidence. Auditing and investigation of network and host system intrusions, analysis and documentation of information gathered, and preparation of expert testimonial evidence. Forensic tools and resources for system administrators and information system security officers. Ethics, law, policy, and standards concerning digital evidence. One unit of lab is included. (5 units)

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