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Introduction | Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Minor in Information Systems
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Information Systems
E-Commerce Concentration
Decision Sciences Concentration
Master of Science in Information Technology
Information Systems and Decision Sciences Courses
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Barry A. Pasternack

DEPARTMENT OFFICE

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 4113

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

www.business.fullerton.edu/isds

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
   Concentration in Information Systems
   Concentration in Management Science
Minor in Information Systems
Master of Business Administration
   Concentration in Information Systems
   Concentration in Management Science
Master of Science in Information Systems
   Concentration in E-Commerce
   Concentration in Decision Sciences
Master of Science in Information Technology

INTRODUCTION
The Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department offers courses in Information Systems, Management Science, Statistics and Logistics.

Information systems are computer based systems that aid management in making decisions and assist in implementing and controlling management policies. Information systems are used in business, industry and government operations. Applications include airline reservations, banking transactions, crime prevention networks, election returns, real estate assessment, tax records, newspaper databases, sports statistics, and computer assisted learning.

Information systems incorporate the use of data processing equipment, such as computers and their peripherals. Computer software is used to create, maintain and retrieve information. Techniques include mathematical modeling and statistics, integrated with modern computer technology. These methods are applied to systems management, programming design, analysis of information flow, decision support, database organization, small business problems, data communication networking, and distributed processing.

Management Science (also known as Operations Research) is the application of the scientific method to decision-making in business and government. In practice, nearly all management science problems involve solutions using computers. Operations research uses mathematical and simulation models to provide decision-makers with quantitative information pertaining to complex business situations. Statistics assists decision-makers by using techniques designed to draw inferences from experimental and sampling data.

Situations that require operations research techniques arise in all areas of business: accounting, finance, production, marketing, and research and development. Among the problems addressed by operations research techniques are the determination of inventory strategies, the allocation of scarce resources and the design of service systems. Others include bidding in competitive environments, selection of equipment replacement strategies and scheduling the completion of large projects.

The statistician is often involved in activities such as sales forecasting, quality control and financial analysis. Statistics is also concerned with model building and the design of experiments dealing with product testing, surveys and sampling.

Logistics is concerned with the movement of materials and finished goods. It encompasses such areas as inventory control, transportation, purchasing, warehouse management, and information support systems. Logistical control is an important component of the success of most manufacturing and service enterprises. It is also used extensively in complex organizations such as airline companies and the military.

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FACULTY
Rahul Bhaskar, Shu-Jen Chen, Tammy Drezner, Zvi Drezner, Nicholas Farnum, Zvi Goldstein, Seyed Hanizavareh, Pawel Kalczynski, Bhushan Kapoor, Malini Krishnamurthi, Mabel Kung, William Lau, John Lawrence, George Marcoulides, Laura Marcoulides, Do Le Minh, Michael Newby, Barry Pasternack, David Petrie, Sorel Reisman, Sagnika Sen, Joseph Sherif, Sohan Sihota, Ram Singhania, Ronald Suich, Ofir Tured, Samuel Yang, Yi “Jenny” Zhang

ADVISERS
The Business Advising Center, Langsdorf Hall 731, provides information on admissions, curriculum and graduation requirements; registration and grading procedures; residence and similar academic matters.

In addition, the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department provides advising about curriculum content and career opportunities:
   Graduate Program: Barry Pasternack
   Information Systems: Rahul Bhaskar, Pawel Kalczynski, Bhushan Kapoor, Mabel Kung, Sorel Reisman, Sagnika Sen, Joseph Sherif, Ram Singhania, Ofir Tured, Samuel Yang, Yi “Jenny” Zhang
   Management Science: Shu-Jen Chen, Zvi Drezner, Zvi Goldstein, Seyed Hanizavareh, William Lau, John Lawrence, Do Le Minh, Barry Pasternack, Joseph Sherif
   Statistics: Nicholas Farnum, George Marcoulides, Sohan Sihota, Ronald Suich
   Logistics Management: Zvi Drezner, Zvi Goldstein, Barry Pasternack, Joseph Sherif

CREDENTIAL INFORMATION
For students interested in a teaching credential, the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences offers courses which may be included in the Subject Matter Preparation Program for the Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Further information on the requirements for teaching credentials is found in the Teaching Credential Programs section of this catalog and is also available from the Department of Secondary Education. Students interested in exploring careers in teaching at the elementary or secondary school levels should contact the Office of Admission to Teacher Education, Education Classroom 207.

AWARDS IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE/INFORMATION SYSTEMS

David S. Stoller Outstanding Management Science Undergraduate Award
Dr. Wen Chow Outstanding ISDS Undergraduate Award
Klein Family Excellence Award for ISDS 361B
Outstanding Management Information Systems Undergraduate Award
Outstanding Management Science Graduate Student Award
Russell Utterberg Memorial Scholarship

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MINOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
For information on the minor in Information Systems, as well as the Information Systems and Management Science concentrations within the B.A. and MBA, please refer to the "Business Administration" programs section of this catalog.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The Master of Science in Information Systems program provides the conceptual understanding and technical competence for careers in information systems, E-commerce, statistics, operations research and logistics. Concentrations include E-commerce and Decision Sciences. These techniques are widely used in both private business and public enterprise. Employment opportunities include positions such as management analyst, data processing manager, statistician, forecaster, and logistical support manager.

The M.S. in Information Systems program is scheduled especially for students who are employed full time. Courses are offered during the late afternoon and evening. The curriculum should appeal to students with undergraduate degrees in business administration, computer science, mathematics, engineering or science. For students with an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in information systems, the 10-course (30-unit) curriculum may be completed in 1 1/2 years (full-time) or 2 1/2 years (part time). The curriculum includes information systems applications, electives, and a capstone course, which includes a terminal project. Students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than business administration are eligible to apply, however, such students will be required to complete additional courses or demonstrate proficiency as described under the Curriculum requirements.

Cal State Fullerton is the only university in Orange County accredited by the AACSB International at both the undergraduate and graduate level for both accounting and business administration. This assures a rigorous program, a well-qualified faculty, high standards for students, and access to an extensive library system. The qualifications of the M.S. in Information Systems faculty include advanced degrees in information systems, operations research, statistics and applied mathematics; extensive computer experience; and practical experience in business, industry and government.

Most graduate courses in the College of Business Administration and Economics require “classified CBE status” and are open only to students with classified standing in the M.S. in Information Systems, M.S. in Taxation, M.A. in Economics, M.B.A. or M.S. in Accountancy programs.

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Admission Requirements
Admission is competitive. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following:

  1. Acceptable bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
  2. Minimum grade point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted and in good standing at the last college attended.
  3. Satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students must score in the top 50 percent on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing areas.
  4. A bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration equivalent to the degree as offered at CSUF with at least an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B). The degree must include calculus and software applications equivalent to passing Mathematics 135, Business Calculus, and ISDS 265, Introduction to Information Systems and Applications, with grades of at least “C” (2.0). Courses in the major that are more than seven years old must be evaluated/validated for currency. Courses with grades lower than “C” (2.0) must be repeated.
  5. For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 570 on the paper exam, 230 on the computer-based exam, or 90 on the internet based (iBT) is required.
  6. Recommendation from the ISDS Admission Committee based upon a review of the above requirements, the student’s “Statement of Purpose,” and prior work experience. Additional coursework may be required of conditionally admitted students who holistically satisfy the criteria but are weak in one of the above areas.


Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester (Students may apply on-line through http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications should be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university’s website for current information.

Curriculum
The M.S. in Information Systems curriculum requires 30 semester units of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree. At least 21 of the 30 units required for the degree must be at the 500-level. In lieu of the Information Systems study plan, students may choose a concentration in either E-commerce or Decision Sciences.

An overall 3.0 (B) GPA is required in study plan courses and all applicable course work. Any study plan course with a grade lower than “C” (2.0) must be repeated with at least a “C” (2.0) grade.

Students admitted with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than business administration will be required to complete the following additional course requirements or their equivalent (either prior to or during their residency at CSUF):

Math 135 Business Calculus (3)
ISDS 265 Introduction to Information Systems and Applications (3)
ISDS 309 Introduction to Operating Systems and Programming (3)
ISDS 361A Quantitative Business Analysis: Probability and Statistics (3)
    OR ISDS 513 Statistical Analysis (3) with grades of at least “C” (2.0); and the following business foundation courses:
Accounting 510 Financial Accounting (3)
Economics 515 Microeconomic Perspective for Managers (3)
    OR Management 339 Principles of Management and Operations (3)
Finance 320 Business Finance (3)
ISDS 514 Decision Models for Business and Economics (3)
Management 518 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
    OR Marketing 351 Principles of Marketing (3)

These courses must be completed with at least a 3.0 (B) overall grade point average and with grades of “C” (2.0) or better in each course.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS STUDY PLAN
ISDS 309 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite to many courses and should be taken prior to the beginning of the program.

Required Core Courses (12 units)
ISDS 550 Business Data Communications (3)
ISDS 551 Information Resources Management (3)
ISDS 552 Systems Analysis, Design and Development (3)
ISDS 555 Business Databases: Design and Processing (3)

Electives (15 units)
Five courses (15 units) to be selected in consultation with and approved by the student’s adviser. Additional electives to those below may be available. Students should contact the department office for a current listing. Note that students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Information Systems must take ISDS 411 as an elective.

No more than nine units of electives may be at the 400 level.
ISDS 411 Microcomputer Business Application Design (3)
ISDS 415 Decision Support and Expert Systems (3)
ISDS 418 Privacy and Security (3)
ISDS 431 Enterprise Systems Implementation, Configuration and Use (3)
ISDS 433 Enterprise Systems Administration (3)
ISDS 435 Integrated Enterprise Information Systems (3)
ISDS 437 Enterprise Networks for Information Systems (3)
ISDS 442 Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets (3)
ISDS 474 Data Mining (3)
ISDS 553 Electronic Commerce: Analysis and Evaluation (3)
ISDS 554 E-Commerce: Technological Perspective (3)
ISDS 556 Data Warehousing & Data Management (3)
ISDS 557 Issues in Business Information Systems and Global Telecommunications (3)
ISDS 558 Advanced Software Development with Web Applications (3)
ISDS 563 Geographic Information Systems for Business (3)
ISDS 565 Wireless Information Systems (3)
ISDS 568 Information Systems for Knowledge Management (3)
ISDS 576 Business Modeling and Simulation (3)

Students may use one applied management science course and one applied business course as electives. The applied management science course may be selected from the following:
ISDS 526 Forecasting, Decision Analysis and Experimental Design (3)
ISDS 560 Advanced Deterministic Models (3)
ISDS 561 Advanced Probabilistic Models (3)

The applied business course elected may be selected from the following:
Accounting 511 Seminar in Managerial Accounting (3)
Economics 502 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (3)
Finance 517 Managerial Finance (3)
Management 444 Project Management (3)

Terminal Evaluation (3 units)
ISDS 577 Seminar in Information Systems Implementation (3)

Students must complete the individual project in ISDS 577 with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. In exceptional cases, a thesis (Business Admin 598) may serve as an option to the individual written project. See the departmental graduate adviser for details.

E-COMMERCE CONCENTRATION

The E-Commerce concentration is designed to provide students with the technical skills in information technology as applied to the Internet and E-Commerce. Additionally, the program includes courses in small business management/entrepreneurship, marketing, and logistics, as this knowledge base is essential for an individual who would like to create an E-commerce operation. Background prerequisites for this concentration are the following courses or equivalent: ISDS 309 and 371.

Required Core courses (12 units)
ISDS 516 Introduction to Logistics Analysis Techniques (3)
ISDS 550 Business Data Communications (3)
ISDS 552 Systems Analysis, Design and Development (3)
ISDS 555 Business Databases: Design and Processing (3)

Required Electives (15 units)
ISDS 553 Electronic Commerce: Analysis and Evaluation (3)
ISDS 554 E-Commerce: Technological Perspective (3)
ISDS 558 Advanced Software Development with Web Applications (3)
Management 581 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (3)
Marketing 455 Strategic Internet Marketing (3)

Terminal Evaluation (3 units)
ISDS 577 Seminar in Information Systems Implementation (3)

Students must complete the individual project in ISDS 577 with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. In exceptional cases, a thesis (Business Admin 598) may serve as an option to the individual written project. See the departmental graduate adviser for details.

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DECISION SCIENCES CONCENTRATION
Required Courses (9 units)
ISDS 415 Decision Support and Expert Systems (3)
ISDS 526 Forecasting, Decision Analysis and Experimental Design (3)
ISDS 560 Advanced Deterministic Models (3)
    OR ISDS 561 Advanced Probabilistic Models (3)

Statistics Course (3 units minimum)
One or more of the following:
ISDS 422 Surveys and Sampling Design and Applications (3)
ISDS 461 Statistical Theory for Management Science (3)
ISDS 467 Statistical Quality Control (3)
ISDS 472 Design of Experiments (3)
ISDS 473 Applied Business Forecasting (3)
ISDS 474 Data Mining (3)
ISDS 475 Multivariate Analysis (3)

ISDS Electives (15 units maximum)
ISDS Electives
ISDS 465 Linear Programming in Management Science (3)
ISDS 490 Queing and Stochastic Models in Management Science (3)
ISDS 516 Introduction to Logistics Analysis Techniques (3)
ISDS 551 Information Resources Management (3)
ISDS 552 Systems Analysis, Design and Development (3)
ISDS 553 Electronic Commerce: Analysis and Evaluation (3)
ISDS 555 Business Databases: Design and Processing (3)
ISDS 560 Advanced Deterministic Models (3)
    OR ISDS 561 Advanced Probabilistic Models (3)
ISDS 563 Geographic Information Systems for Business (3)

Electives Outside ISDS (6 units maximum)
Accounting 511 Seminar in Managerial Accounting (3)
Economics 502 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (3)
Finance 517 Managerial Finance (3)
Management 524 Seminar in Organizational Behavior and Administration (3)
Management 535 Production and Operations Management (3)

Terminal Evaluation (3 units)
ISDS 576 Business Modeling and Simulation (3)

Students must complete the individual project in ISDS 576 with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. In exceptional cases, a thesis (Business Admin 598) may serve as an option to the individual written project. See department graduate adviser for details.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed to afford a quality graduate education in a growing technological field to individuals who may not be able to get to campus to take classes in a traditional format. The objective of the program is to serve the needs of those working in the field of information technology who wish to advance their managerial and technical skills in areas critical for success, as well as for those individuals who have suitable business experience and wish to enter the field of information technology.

Subject areas required by the program are programming, accounting, data communications, management of an IT organization, systems analysis and design, e-commerce, and database development. Students who graduate from the program will be able to understand and develop code for computer programs, prepare and analyze financial statements and management reports, have the ability to assess how data is communicated (both in local and wide area networks), implement managerial concepts associated with good leadership, implement the managerial and technical aspects of e-commerce, be able to design an information system, and be able to set up a database system.

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Admission Requirements
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following:

  1. Acceptable bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
  2. Minimum grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted and in good standing at the last college attended.
  3. Minimum of 2 years practical experience in a functional area of business.
  4. Minimum average score of 530 on the GRE or a total scaled score of 530 on the GMAT.
  5. Submission of a written self-assessment explaining why they believe they would be a good candidate for the program.
  6. Successful passage of a phone or face to face interview designed to assess their level of technology knowledge, skills, and abilities to be an online learner.
  7. Proficiency in office productivity tools using a Personal Computer and knowledge and experience in utilizing Internet-based systems.
  8. For international students, a score of 570 on the paper exam or 230 on the computer based TOEFL is required.

Application Deadlines
The deadline for completing an online application is March 1st for the following fall semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadline. However, the deadline may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university graduate studies website for current information at http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate/.

Curriculum
The MS in Information Technology curriculum requires 30-33 semester units of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree. Each student is required to attend and successfully complete an on-campus orientation session for new students and maintain a GPA of 3.0. If circumstances force a student to fall out of the original cohort schedule, the student will be permitted to continue in the program, but will default to the next cohort cycle, provided the student remains in good academic standing.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDY PLAN

Required Courses (21 units)
Accounting 509 Financial and Managerial Accounting (3)
ISDS 405 Programming Concepts for Information Technology (3)
ISDS 550 Business Data Communications (3)
ISDS 551 Information Resource Management (3)
ISDS 552 Systems Analysis, Design and Development (3)
ISDS 553 Electronic Commerce: Design and Processing (3)
ISDS 555 Business Databases: Design and Processing (3)

Elective Courses (6 units)
Accounting 507 Seminar in Accounting Information Systems (3)
ISDS 435 Integrated Enterprise Information Systems (3)
ISDS 518 Quantitative Tools for Information Technology Management (3)
ISDS 554 E-Commerce: Technological Perspectives (3)
ISDS 556 Data Warehousing and Data Management (3)
ISDS 558 Advanced Software Development with Web Applications (3)

Required Capstone Course (3 units)

ISDS 577 Seminar in Information Systems Implementation (3)

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DECISION SCIENCES COURSES
Courses are designated as ISDS in the class schedule.

ISDS 102    Introduction to Information and Multimedia Technology

Description: This hands-on course covers information resources and multimedia tools available to students at CSUF. Topics include: e-mail, the World Wide Web, Internet search engines, computerized library resources, and developing electronic presentations using software such as Power Point. (Same as Comp Sci 102).
Units: (2)

ISDS 161    Discovering Business through Decision Science

Description: The students will investigate how businesses operate through tours of a number of manufacturing and service facilities. The emphasis will be on how businesses use quantitative analysis to improve operations.
Units: (1)

ISDS 162    Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets

Description: Introduction to the Excel spreadsheet with emphasis on business applications. Topics include how to enter data, formulas, functions, and enhancing the worksheet to create graphs and databases. Students who take ISDS 265 can not receive credit for ISDS 162.
Units: (1)

ISDS 163    Electronic Research of Business Enterprises

Description: Students will learn how to utilize electronic and non-electronic resources to research the history of a business. The resulting history will be published on the World Wide Web.
Units: (1)

ISDS 165    Navigating the Information Superhighway

Description: This hands-on course is a survey of information resources available through the Internet. Students will cover topics such as e-mail, the World Wide Web, Internet search engines, and computerized library resources.
Units: (1)

ISDS 166    Developing Computer Based Presentations

Description: This course introduces the concepts, principles and techniques for developing computer based presentations. Students will learn to create presentation outlines, use masters and templates, work with graphs and organization charts, and develop electronic slides and transparencies.
Units: (1)

ISDS 167    Practical Approach to Database Systems

Description: This course presents hands-on methods to plan, create, and maintain databases. Students also learn to create customized forms and queries, as well as to develop professional looking reports. Students who take ISDS 265 cannot receive credit for ISDS 167.
Units: (1)

ISDS 168    Mastering the World Wide Web

Description: This course covers how the World Wide Web works and how one can set up a website and author web pages. Topics include: web browsers, design of a website, HTML, multimedia, interactive techniques, CGI, security, and site promotion.
Units: (1)

ISDS 262    Visual Basic for Excel

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 162 or equivalent. Introduction to the Visual Basic programming language that is a subset of the Excel spreadsheet. Students who take ISDS 265 cannot receive credit for ISDS 262.
Units: (1)

ISDS 265    Introduction to Information Systems and Applications

Description: Introduction to information systems, hardware, software, information systems concepts in business; telecommunications; e-commerce; enterprise systems; system development/acquisition; ethics, crime, and security; microcomputer applications and hands-on exercises in the business arena.
Units: (3)

ISDS 309    Introduction to Operating Systems and Programming

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 265. Structured programming principles; operating systems; shell commands and scripts; preparing and maintaining disks; managing files and processes; fundamental programming constructs; conditional processing; arrays; subroutines; parameter passing; file processing.
Units: (3)

ISDS 310    Systems Analysis and Design

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 309 (may be taken concurrently). Systems analysis and design for business information systems; systems development methodologies; managing changes to system parameters; systems process and data models; case tool types and their use; structured vs. object oriented analysis and design.
Units: (3)

ISDS 352    Advanced Data and Information Analysis in Business

Description: Prerequisites: Finance 320 and Marketing 351. Advanced spreadsheet topics for professional business, downloading of databases into spreadsheets and database packages and statistical analyses for decision support; database concepts and design; querying and report writing; applications to financial/ marketing forecasting models.
Units: (3)

ISDS 361A    Quantitative Business Analysis: Probability and Statistics

Description: Prerequisites: Math 135 and ISDS 265 or equivalents. Corequisite: Business Admin 301. Probability concepts; expectations; descriptive statistics; discrete and continuous random variables; sampling; estimation; hypothesis testing; simple and multiple regression; nonparametric statistics.
Units: (3)

ISDS 361B    Quantitative Business Analysis: Statistics and Management Science

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 361A. Quantitative methods and their application to business and economic problems. Forecasting, ANOVA, quality control, decision analysis, mathematical modeling, optimization, PERT/CPM, inventory.
Units: (3)

ISDS 371    C++ For Business Applications

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 309, 310 (ISDS 310 may be taken concurrently). C++ syntax, structured programming, table handling, design standards, object oriented programming.
Units: (3)

ISDS 372    Java Programming for Business Applications

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 309, 310 (ISDS 310 may be taken concurrently). Java syntax and structure. Object oriented programming: classes, objects, association, inheritance, polymorphism. Business applications of Java. Use of Java packages. Web applications: applets and threads.
Units: (3)

ISDS 405    Programming Concepts for Information Technology

Description: Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Information Technology program. Application programming fundamentals for IT systems;
Units: (3)

ISDS 408    Database Management Systems

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301 and ISDS 309, 310 and either ISDS 371, 372, or 411 (ISDS 371, 372 or 411 may be taken concurrently). Provides essential concepts, principles and methods for analysis, design and implementation of database management systems; covers theory and practice; emphasis is on the relational model; examines issues and problems associated with developing single and multiple user applications both today and in the future; project required.
Units: (3)

ISDS 409    Business Telecommunications for Information System Design

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 309 and 310 (ISDS 309 and 310 may be taken concurrently). This course examines the essential concepts for developing a data communication architecture to support Information Systems for a business enterprise. The course will require students to undertake a group project to design a LAN.
Units: (3)

ISDS 411    Microcomputer Business Application Design

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301 and ISDS 309 and 310. This course focuses on contemporary issues in the design and development of integrated, graphical user interface-based business applications.
Units: (3)

ISDS 414    Internet Technologies and Applications

Description: Corequisites: ISDS 408 and one of: 371, 372, or 411. Contemporary Internet technologies and Web applications: Internet infrastructures, development of Web sites and dynamic Web pages, Web databases, business applications. Not applicable to graduate degree requirements.
Units: (3)

ISDS 415    Decision Support and Expert Systems

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 309. Principles and procedures related to the design and use of expert systems and decision support systems principles in management decision making; development of expert systems using shells.
Units: (3)

ISDS 418    Privacy and Security

Description: Corequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 309. Security and privacy problems associated with the use of computer systems; ways to minimize risks and losses.
Units: (3)

ISDS 422    Surveys and Sampling Design and Applications

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 361A. Principles for designing business and economic surveys. Applications in accounting, marketing research, economic statistics and the social sciences. Sampling; simple random, stratified and multistage design; construction of sampling frames; detecting and controlling non-sampling errors.
Units: (3)

ISDS 431    Enterprise Systems Implementation, Configuration, and Use

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 310 or 552. Students will explore the methodology and tools for configuring an ERP system to support critical business processes. Course topics include system modules, implementation tools, and data settings. The course will focus on configuring the system to support a variety of business scenarios.
Units: (3)

ISDS 433    Enterprise Systems Administration

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 310 or ISDS 552. Students will explore the technical administration practices required to manage the day-to-day operations of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Topics covered will include system architecture, security, system performance, and installation of upgrades.
Units: (3)

ISDS 435    Integrated Enterprise Information Systems

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 309 and Management 339. Application programming fundamentals for ERP systems; accessing and management of ERP database tables and external files; layout design and data extraction for advanced output; testing, debugging and analysis tools; security issues in an ERP system.
Units: (3)

ISDS 437    Enterprise Networks for Information Systems

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 409 or ISDS 550. Networks in the enterprise concentrates on placing the network in perspective within the overall enterprise that it serves. The issues involved in constructing, updating, and managing the networks, which make up the infrastructure of those information systems.
Units: (3)

ISDS 440    Integrative Decision Tools for Business Operations

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 361B. Intermediate management science modeling and solution techniques, including topics in linear and non-linear programming, integer programming, dynamic programming, Markov processes, queuing theory, and inventory models.
Units: (3)

ISDS 442    Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 361B or equivalent. Microsoft Excel will be used to implement business models. Excel will be used to effectively organize, analyze and present information. Examples include operations, production, marketing and finance. Macros, goal seek, solver, simulation and data tables are covered.
Units: (3)

ISDS 454    Senior Project: Information Systems Development

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 408, 409. Integrates information systems development concepts of analysis, design and implementation. Students will develop an information system from concept to completion. Individual and team effort.
Units: (3)

ISDS 461    Statistical Theory for Management Science

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 361A. Review of mathematical topics needed for statistical theory. Distribution theory, moment generating functions, central limit theorem. Estimation theory, maximum likelihood. Hypothesis testing, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, likelihood ratio tests. Use of statistical software packages.
Units: (3)

ISDS 465    Linear Programming in Management Science

Description: Prerequisite: Business Admin 301, ISDS 361B or Math 250B. Mathematical and theoretical foundations for linear programming; geometric and linear algebraic approaches and proofs; simplex method, duality, sensitivity and parametric analyses, extensions to specialized algorithms, and large scale models; practical and computer based applications will be discussed.
Units: (3)

ISDS 467    Statistical Quality Control

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301 and ISDS 361A. Control charts for variables, percent defective and defects. Tolerances, process capacity; special control charts, acceptance sampling and batch processing problems. Bayesian aspects of process control.
Units: (3)

ISDS 472    Design of Experiments

Description: Prerequisite: Business Admin 301 and ISDS 361A. Corequisite: ISDS 440. Fundamentals of experimental design. Analysis of variance, factorial experiments, nested designs, confounding and factorial replications.
Units: (3)

ISDS 473    Applied Business Forecasting

Description: Prerequisite: Business Admin 301 and ISDS 361A. Corequisite: ISDS 440. Forecasting methods applied to problems in business and industry; practical multiple regression models with computer solutions; basic techniques in time-series analysis of trend, cyclical and seasonal components; correlation of time-series and forecasting with the computer.
Units: (3)

ISDS 474    Data Mining

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 361A or equivalent. Introduction to the fundamentals of data mining. Topics may include association, classification, clustering, decision trees, statistical modeling, and visualization. Motivation for the applications of data mining techniques. Use of data mining software suites on data sets.
Units: (3)

ISDS 475    Multivariate Analysis

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301 and ISDS 361A. The least squares principle; estimation and hypothesis testing in linear regression; multiple and curvilinear regression models; discriminant analysis; principle components analysis; application of multivariate analysis in business and industry.
Units: (3)

ISDS 490    Queuing and Stochastic Models in Management Science

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301 and ISDS 361B or Mathematics 335. Probabilistic models in management science; theoretical foundation and model development for Poisson process models, birth-death models, Markovian and general queuing situations, and Markov chains; renewal theory and/or reliability models; practical business applications.
Units: (3)

ISDS 495    Internship

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301; at least junior standing, 2.5 GPA, and one semester in residency at the university; and consent of internship adviser. Students in the information systems concentration must have completed ISDS 309, students in the management science concentration must have completed ISDS 361B, students in the international business concentration must have completed ISDS 309 or ISDS 361B. Planned and supervised work experience. May be repeated for credit up to a total of six units. Credit/No credit grading only.
Units: (1-3)

ISDS 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisites: Business Admin 301, ISDS 361B, senior standing, and approval by the Department Chair. Open to qualified students desiring to pursue directed independent inquiry. May be repeated for credit. Not open to students on academic probation.
Units: (1-3)

ISDS 513    Statistical Analysis

Description: Prerequisites: Math 135, ISDS 265 (or equivalents) and classified CBE status. Basic probability and descriptive statistics; sampling techniques; estimation and hypothesis testing; simple and multiple regression, correlation analysis; computer packages and other optional topics.
Units: (3)

ISDS 514    Decision Models for Business and Economics

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 513 and classified CBE status. Linear programming; inventory; PERT-CPM; queuing; computer simulation; time-series forecasting; and other optional topics.
Units: (3)

ISDS 516    Introduction to Logistics Analysis Techniques

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 514 and classified CBE status. The scope of logistics; external and internal environment; analysis of demand, analysis of cost, commodity and transportation rates; structure of transport industry, inventory management, merchandise storage and ware-housing; framework of regional analysis; methods of location analysis.
Units: (3)

ISDS 518    Quantitative Tools for Information Technology Management

Description: This course covers quantitative tools that are useful in management of an IT organization. Topics include review of probability concepts, linear programming, network modeling, project management, decision analysis, forecasting, queuing theory, and simulation. Students may not receive credit for both ISDS 514 and 518.
Units: (3)

ISDS 526    Forecasting, Decision Analysis and Experimental Design

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 514 and classified CBE status. Time series analysis. Trend, cyclical and seasonal components. Statistical decision theory. Fundamental principles of experimental design; interaction. Software packages.
Units: (3)

ISDS 550    Business Data Communications

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 514 and classified CBE standing. This course examines the essential concepts for developing a data communication architecture for a business enterprise. The course examines the issues of transmission media, speed, efficiency, protocols, security in a variety of network architectures such as LAN, WAN, VPN, leading to “the state of the art” wireless networks. The course concludes with a discussion on the technical implications of doing business on the Internet.
Units: (3)

ISDS 551    Information Resources Management

Description: Prerequisite: admission to CBE graduate program. The expanding role of information systems in the overall strategy and management of organizations is examined. Topics include strategic value of information systems, management of the information systems development and procurement process, E-commerce, and integrated enterprise systems.
Units: (3)

ISDS 552    Systems Analysis, Design and Development

Description: Prerequisite: admission to CBE graduate program. Systems analysis and design concepts, life cycle and prototyping; planning and managing projects; Systems evaluation and selection; System development using programming languages such as Visual Basic. Interface design with controls, object-oriented design concepts and tools, including the use of cases and UML, with applications in Visual Basic.
Units: (3)

ISDS 553    Electronic Commerce: Analysis and Evaluation

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 550. This course studies electronic commerce. It focuses on understanding the technical infrastructure, which enables E-commerce. Examines organizational challenge for developing an appropriate business model for emergence of the electronic business. Explores social economical impact of electronic commerce.
Units: (3)

ISDS 554    E-Commerce: Technological Perspective

Description: Corequisite: ISDS 555.
Units: (3)

ISDS 555    Business Databases: Design & Processing

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 550. Corequisite: ISDS 552. Internet and multi-user databases; accessing Web servers; data warehouse, structured query language, client-server database systems and programming; object-oriented databases.
Units: (3)

ISDS 556    Data Warehousing and Data Management

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 552 and 555. This course introduces students to basic concepts, architectures, and development strategies of data warehousing, issues in managing data as organizational assets, and its potentials for competitive advantages in dynamic business environments.
Units: (3)

ISDS 557    Issues in Business Information Systems & Global Telecommunications

Description: Prerequisite: Management 515. Introduce advanced concepts of global networks, advanced communications design and management, global information security and privacy, global communications protocol and applications to industry, government and commercial sectors.
Units: (3)

ISDS 558    Advanced Software Development with Web Applications

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 552, 555, and 411 or equivalent programming course. Advanced client/server software development techniques with specific emphasis on the Internet. Topics include file structure, managing relational databases with data control and SQL, and ActiveX components and objects.
Units: (3)

ISDS 560    Advanced Deterministic Models

Description: Prerequisites: Management 515, ISDS 514 and classified CBE standing. Advanced linear programming, dynamic programming, integer programming, non-linear programming, business applications. Software packages and computer-utilization.
Units: (3)

ISDS 561    Advanced Probabilistic Models

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 514 and classified CBE standing. Stochastic processes, Markov processes, advanced queuing and inventory models; reliability. Software packages and computer utilization.
Units: (3)

ISDS 563    Geographic Information Systems for Business

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 555. This course covers the use of Geographic Information Systems in support of business applications such as site location, scheduling, marketing, and real estate. Students will develop GIS applications for local businesses.
Units: (3)

ISDS 565    Wireless Information Systems

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 550. Contemporary wireless technologies; wide-area and local-area wireless infrastructures; design, planning, and operation of wireless communication systems; 3G and next-generation wireless architectures. Wireless spectrum and regulatory issues.
Units: (3)

ISDS 568    Information Systems for Knowledge Management

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 555. Knowledge management systems are useful for businesses to leverage their intellectual capital. The course covers how knowledge is created, captured, represented, stored and used to solve business problems. Software demonstrations and case studies will be used for illustrations.
Units: (3)

ISDS 576    Business Modeling and Simulation

Description: Prerequisite: ISDS 513 or equivalent. Theory and application of modeling and simulation methodology. Probabilistic concepts in simulation; arrival pattern and service times; simulation languages and programming techniques; analysis of output; business applications. Requires projects. The individual project will fulfill the terminal degree requirement.
Units: (3)

ISDS 577    Seminar in Information Systems Implementation

Description: Prerequisites: To be taken in the last semester, or with completion of at least seven ISDS courses in the program. This course integrates the information systems development concepts of information systems project management, analysis, design, and implementation with telecommunications, database design, programming, testing and system integration issues. Students will develop information systems from concept to completion through individual and team effort. Requires projects. The individual project will fulfill the terminal degree requirement.
Units: (3)

ISDS 578    Seminar in Logistics Models

Description: Prerequisites: ISDS 516, 526, and Marketing 519. This course integrates the concepts of logistics to systematically analyze a distribution system. Students will perform a complete analysis of an existing distribution system to investigate the value added role of logistics in distribution. Includes article analysis, case analysis, a research project, individual and group reports, and oral and written presentations. Requires projects. The individual project will fulfill the terminal degree requirement.
Units: (3)

ISDS 597    Project

Description: Prerequisite: classified CBE status. Directed independent inquiry. Not open to students on academic probation.
Units: (3)

ISDS 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisite: classified CBE status and consent of Department Chair and Associate Dean.  May be repeated for credit. Not open to students on academic probation.
Units: (1-3)

 

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