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Department of Information and Decision Sciences

Dr. Joanna R. Baker, Department Head

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Professors

Baker, Bauman, Bilbrey, Bopp, Forcht, Pierson

Associate Professors

Brookshire, Musselman, G. Smith, S. Stevens, F. Teer

Assistant Professors

Chari, Kannan, McPherson, S. Palocsay, Suter, Wang

Instructors

Budd, Carter

The Department of Information and Decision Sciences offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in computer information systems (CIS) and, jointly with the Department of Management, a major in production/operations management (POM).

Students with majors in this department are strongly encouraged to purchase their own personal computers. Information on suggested hardware is available through the department office.

Computer information systems majors will concentrate in one of two tracks: programming and analysis or decision support systems.

The programming and analysis concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in programming, systems analysis and the management of business computer centers.

The decision support systems concentration is intended for students who are more interested in computer support of management processes, such as planning and decision making, and leads to positions in consulting, system design and information analysis.

The production/operations management major is an interdisciplinary program that prepares graduates for entry-level supervisory or specialist positions in manufacturing and service industries. Electives within the major permit students to pursue interests in topics such as computer simulation and modeling, statistical quality control, logistics, productivity and labor relations.

The computer information systems and production/operations management majors conform to the general structure of the B.B.A. degree programs set forth on page 64. The credit-hour requirements for each of the program components are as follow:


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
Core requirements - B.B.A.                            42
Liberal studies courses                               44
Other courses required for the major [1]              25
Non-business electives                                 9
                                                    ____
                                                     120
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Notes:
[1]
Identified by ( [1] ) below.
Graduating seniors are expected to participate in assessment activities. Assessment information is used to assist faculty in modifying curricula.

Major in Computer Information Systems (B.B.A. Degree)

First Two Years

During the first two years, students planning to major in computer information systems will complete the lower-level business course requirements and will follow the uniform course schedule set forth on pages 64-65.

Concentration in
Programming and Analysis

Third and Fourth Years

Computer information systems majors should follow the course schedule below to complete the final two years of their program. It is possible to deviate from this schedule but care must be taken to ensure that all course prerequisites are met.

Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
FIN 345. Managerial Finance                            3
IDS 304. Intermediate Information Systems [1]          3
IDS 324. COBOL Programming Language [1]                3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
Liberal studies course                                 3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
IDS 301. Microcomputer Tools [1]                       1
IDS 360. Production and Operations Management          3
IDS 374. Advanced COBOL [1]                            3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
Information and decision sciences elective [1]         3
                                                    ____
                                                      16

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
IDS 474. Data Base Design and Application [1]          3
MGT 487. Business Policy                               3
Information and decision sciences                      3
  computer language [1]
Liberal studies course                                 3
Non-business elective                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
IDS 454. Systems Analysis and Design [1]               3
Information and decision sciences elective [1]         3
Non-business electives                                 9
                                                    ____
                                                      15

Concentration in Decision
Support Systems
Third and Fourth Years


Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
FIN 345. Managerial Finance                            3
IDS 264. Business Applications in BASIC [1]            3
IDS 301. Microcomputer Tools [1]                       1
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
Decision support elective [1]                          3
Liberal studies course                                 3
                                                    ____
                                                      16

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
IDS 304. Intermediate Information Systems [1]          3
IDS 324. COBOL Programming Language [1]                3
IDS 360. Production and Operations Management          3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
IDS 474. Data Base Design and Application [1]          3
MGT 487. Business Policy                               3
Decision support elective [1]                          3
Liberal studies courses                                5
                                                    ____
                                                      14

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
IDS 404. Advanced Information Systems [1]              3
Information and decision sciences elective [1]         3
Liberal studies course                                 3
Non-business electives                                 5
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Decision Support Electives [2]

IDS 363. Simulation
IDS 370. Total Quality Management
IDS 386. Forecasting for Business and Economics
IDS 391. Operations Research
IDS 425. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
IDS 481. Computer Models in Operations Management
IDS 483. Decision Theory
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Notes:
[2]
The offering of electives is subject to the availability of instructional resources. Electives will be offered to ensure that every computer information systems major can meet graduation requirements but every elective may not be offered every semester.

Major in Production/Operations Management (B.B.A. Degree)

First Two Years

During the first two years, students planning to major in production/operations management will complete the lower-level business course requirements and will follow the uniform course schedule set forth on pages 64-65.

Third and Fourth Years

Production/operations management majors should follow the course schedule below to complete the final two years of their program. It is possible to deviate from this schedule but care must be taken to ensure that all course prerequisites are met.

Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
ACTG 375. Cost Accounting [1]                          3
FIN 345. Managerial Finance                            3
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
Liberal studies courses                                6
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
IDS 360. Production and Operations Management          3
MGT 311. Organizational Behavior                       3
Group B elective [1]                                   3
Non-business elective                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      12

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
Group A elective [1]                                   3
Group B elective [1]                                   3
Group D elective [1]                                   3
Non-business elective                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
IDS 450. Problems in Operations Management [1]         3
MGT 487. Business Policy                               3
Group C elective [1]                                   3
Group A or D elective [1]                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      12

Elective Groups [2]

Group A

ECON 331. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
IDS 304. Intermediate Information Systems
IDS 363. Simulation
IDS 391. Selected Topics in Operations Research
IDS 481. Computer Models in Operations Management

Group B

IDS 425. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
MKTG 410. Logistics and Channel Management

Group C

IDS 370. Total Quality Management
IDS 386. Forecasting for Business and Economics 

Group D

MGT 484. Planning, Quality and Productivity
MGT 488. Experiences in Organizational Behavior
MKTG 450. Industrial Marketing
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Notes:
[2]
The offering of electives is subject to the availability of instructional resources. Electives will be offered to ensure that every production/operations management major can meet graduation requirements but every elective may not be offered every semester. Some of these courses may have prerequisites which must be completed.


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