May 20, 2018  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 

Information Systems and Operations Management

Information Systems and Operations Management

The Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, with a major in information systems and operations management; the Ph.D. degree in business administration; and concentrations in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Master of Science: The M.S. program provides computing, analytical, and application skills to be used in a business setting. The primary areas of emphasis in the M.S. program are information systems/information technology and supply chain management. Requirements span traditional academic disciplines to produce a multiple-discipline focus. Typical positions for graduates include decision support specialist, information systems specialist, systems analyst, and logistic support specialist.

For a student with a bachelor’s degree in business or economics, the M.S. non-thesis on-campus program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours, normally requiring a minimum of three semesters of study, not including summer. Students without the prerequisite course work may need another semester.

All M.S. candidates must complete 26 credits of core coursework:

–GEB 5212: Professional Writing
–GEB 5215: Professional Communication
–ISM 6128: Advanced Business Systems Design and Development I
–ISM 6129: Advanced Business Systems Design and Development II
–ISM 6215: Business Database Systems I
–ISM 6222: Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I
–ISM 6223: Business Telecom Strategy and Applications II
–ISM 6257: Intermediate Business Programming
–ISM 6258: Advanced Business Programming
–ISM 6485: Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)
–MAN 6581: Project Management
–QMB 6358: Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions I
–QMB 6755: Managerial Quantitative Analysis I
–QMB 6756: Managerial Quantitative Analysis II.

All M.S. candidates must also complete 6 credits of track coursework for either the information technology or supply chain management track:

Information Technology Track
–ISM 6216: Business Database Systems II
–ISM 6236: Business Objects I
–ISM 6259: Business Programming

Supply Chain Management Track
–MAN 6511: Production Management Problems
–MAN 6528: Principles of Logistics/Transportation
–MAN 6573: Purchasing and Materials Management

These required courses total 32 credit hours. In addition, each M.S. student must take a minimum of 4 additional hours of approved graduate business electives for a total of 36 credit hours required for the M.S. degree.
Bachelor/Master of Science: The Department also offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. This program allows qualified students to earn both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, using 12 to 16 credit hours of graduate-level courses for both degrees.

Professional Master of Science degree Information Systems and Operations Management with a concentration in Supply Chain Management: This program concentration uses the latest technology to provide professionals with unique skills for integrating information technology into the study of supply chain management. This 20-month online program starts in September and allows students with Internet access “to attend classes” and interact with faculty and classmates via such technology as e-mail, DVD, streaming video, synchronous group discussion software, asynchronous class presentation software, and multimedia courseware. Students visit campus 1 weekend (Saturday-Sunday) every 4 months.


Degrees Offered With a Major in Information Systems and Operations Management

Master of Science

without a concentration

concentration in Supply Chain Management

Information Systems and Operations Management Departmental Courses