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Information Systems and Operations Management

Professors Coleman, Lai (interim chair), Sanders, Sethi, Yen
Associate Professors Polak, Weinstein
Assistant Professors Denison, Duffy, Jeyaraj, Schiller, Sengupta
Lecturers Chesen, Lumpkin

Two majors are available: management information systems and operations management.

The management information systems major trains students for careers in systems analysis, business systems design, and information technology management. The program strongly emphasizes business and organizational studies as well as information systems technology. Students in this program will study business systems analysis, business systems design, and computer programming. Other technical and business areas in the program focus on developing, implementing, and maintaining information systems in a variety of organizational settings. The program includes course work in information system design and development methodologies, database management systems, electronic business, and data communications. The program also covers business fundamentals in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and operations management.

Degree Requirements - Management Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

The program in management information systems requires a minimum of 187 credit hours.

General Education Requirements

61


Required Substitutions:
Area I: MTH 228
Area III: EC 204, 205
Area VI: EC 290 or FIN 205

Business Core Requirements

66


Management Information Systems Major Requirements

60


MIS 215

4

MIS 305

4

MIS 325

4

MIS 345

4

MIS 415

4

MIS 425

4

MIS 450

4

MIS 495

4

CS 208

4

CS 209

4

Management Information Systems elective

4

Business Electives

8


Nonbusiness Electives

8


Total 187

Scheduling, prerequisite, and elective information is available in 110 Rike Hall or on the Raj Soin College of Business Web site at http://www.wright.edu/business/.

Operations Management

Every organization, whether public or private, produces goods and/or delivers services to customers and clients. Effective management of these production and service operations is critical to the success of an organization. Operations professionals manage and coordinate activities to balance the needs of the consumer with the resources of the firm. For many firms, these efforts increasingly extend beyond a single physical location and require coordination within a global pipeline of suppliers and contractors. This requires an effective and efficient flow of both materials and information among all parts of the supply chain, with the overall goal of satisfying the ultimate consumer.

Once considered a strictly behind-the-scenes activity, operations management is now being recognized as an important strategic tool for creating customer value and loyalty. Companies such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, and Nike attribute much of their success to the efficient management of their global supply chains.

Operations management majors study concepts and strategies that enable organizations to be competitive in the world economy. They also study management tools and analytical techniques, such as forecasting, purchasing and logistics, inventory management, production scheduling, and quality manufacturing practices needed to achieve the goal of customer service.

Broadly speaking, the curriculum has three primary areas: (1) the study of basic problem solving and data analysis tools to assist the operations manager in making good decisions; (2) the study of the major concepts and strategies for managing people, materials, and production resources needed to deliver value to the customer; (3) the integration of the operations function into overall corporate strategy.

Degree Requirements - Operations Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Degree

The program in operations management requires a minimum of 187 credit hours.

General Education Requirements 61

Required Substitutions:
Area I: MTH 228
Area III: EC 204, 205
Are VI: EC 290 or FIN 205

Business Core Requirements

66


Operations Management Major Requirements

60


MS 320

4

MS 330

4

MS 333

4

MS 334

4

MS 460

4

MS 495

4

ENG 333

4

ACC 323

4

Operations Management Elective

4


Business Electives

12


Nonbusiness Electives

12


Total 187

Scheduling, prerequisite, and elective information is available in 110 Rike Hall or on the Raj Soin College of Business Web site at http://www.wright.edu/business/.

 
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