Description: Analytical approach to the design, planning, and control of operations management systems, including domestic and international, manufacturing and service operations.
Description: Taught predominately by the case method with a few classes for review and summary lectures. Concentrates on higher management decisions involving the manufacturing, service, and public sectors. Facilities planning, labor, aggregate planning, strategic planning, capacity management, and trade-off analysis.
Description: Advanced conceptual and methodological practices in designing and planning supply chain systems. Advances and strategies in supply chain procurement, transportation, distribution and warehousing, globalization, outsourcing, and technology.
Description: Focus on the improvement of supply chain operations through the application of lean management principles. Topics include just-in-time, six-sigma, theory of constraints, and associated tools and applications. The course would be offered primarily in the on-line MBA program.
Prerequisites: Admission to MBA or Supply Chain Certificate Program
Description: Planning and managing projects from initiation through implementation. Use of tools and techniques for bidding, planning budgeting scheduling, risk management and implementation.
Description: Analytical and simulation models for decision making in functional areas such as finance, accounting, marketing, personnel, operations, and inventory. Construction of decision models for practical applications. Emphasis on analyzing alternatives and implementing solutions that result in increased productivity.
Description: Focus on global aspects of supply chain managing with primary emphasis on sourcing and distribution strategies. Topics will include sourcing strategies, concepts and tools. Specific issues include make versus buy decisions, supplier evaluation and selection, total cost of ownership, contracts and legal terms, negotiation, and purchasing ethics.
Description: Examination of physical distribution activities in the marketing mix from the viewpoints of both providers and users of components of logistics systems. Logistics problems of concern to the marketing manager include time and place utility concepts, spatial relationships of markets, channel design, transportation modes, and inventory management.
Description: Technological advancements to include radio frequency identification systems, automated storage and retreival systems, distribution routing systems. Description of physical characteristics, potential to support supply chain management, and implications on inventory management within supply chains.
Description: This course will focus on how knowledge management has been successfully applied in business in the form of predictive analytics. Predictive analytics extends statistical and/or artificial intelligence to provide forecasting capability. It will also describe in non-technical terms the statistical and artificial intelligence-based tools commonly used in forecasting and other business decisions involving big data.
Description: Technology of databases and related human and managerial considerations. Databases are studied from the perspective of the logical organization, as well as from the perspective of managers and applications programmers, in the use of organizational data. Consideration of physical organization and SQL. Practical applications of databases.
Description: Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large amounts of data. Actionable means that value can be obtained, which for businesses usually relates to making money. This course will focus on how data mining has been successfully applied in business. It will also describe in non-technical terms how the statistical and artificial intelligence-based tools commonly used in data mining work. The course will also address ethical issues related to use of information obtained through data mining.
Description: This course will focus on exploratory and initial data mining, including cluster analysis and link analysis.
Description: This course will focus on how optimization modeling techniques can be used to make the best decisions in a variety of business analytics applications. The emphasis will be on the formulation of different optimization problems and the use of the correct quantitative techniques to solve these problems.
Prerequisites: Permission of Department Chair
Description: Specific topic covered in any given term and credit awarded is to be determined by the instructor.