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  • Information Systems and Operations Management
    Warrington College of Business
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    Students should carefully note course prerequisites as they are strictly enforced. A current/revised listing of course prerequisites is available each term in the Undergraduate Programs Office, 267 Stuzin Hall.

    ISM 3004 Computing in the Business Environment
    Credits: 4; Prereq: basic skills for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet.
    Presents fundamental concepts from two perspectives: the individual business computer user and the corporate business computing environment. Introduces common business computing applications; this is not a hands on applications training course. Students use their existing computer skills to complete assignments.
    ISM 3013 Introduction to Information Systems
    Credits: 4; Prereq: MAC 2311 or MAC 2233, and sophomore standing.
    Introduces the role of information systems and technology in an organization with a focus on the use of Access and Excel to solve business problems. Receive the knowledge necessary to earn Microsoft certifications in Access and Excel.
    ISM 3254 Business Systems 1
    Credits: 2.
    Introduces the basic tools for building business systems using object-oriented and event-driven programming paradigms. Emphasizes using Java to illustrate these ideas.
    ISM 3255 Business Systems 2
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ISM 3254.
    Continuation of the course sequence to develop the basic tools for building business systems using object-oriented and event-driven programming paradigms. Emphasizes using C# to illustrate these ideas.
    ISM 4113 Business Systems Design and Applications
    Credits: 2.
    Conceptual foundations of the process, data and object oriented approaches for the analysis and design of business systems. Systems development life cycle, rapid application design, CASE tools also covered.
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    ISM 4210 Database Management
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ISM 4113.
    Introductory database management. Topics include various stages in a database development process such as conceptual, logical, application and physical design.
    ISM 4220 Business Data Communications 1
    Credits: 2.
    Various aspects of telecommunication systems, the use of local and wide area networks, the Internet, wireless technologies and distributed systems for decision making and strategic management questions relating to business goals, long-range planning and budgeting.
    ISM 4221 Business Data Communications 2
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ISM 4220.
    Helps gain insights into network security; exposure to various security algorithms and techniques via hands-on experience with projects and homework assignments.
    ISM 4330 Information Systems and Operations Strategy
    Credits: 2: Prereq: ISM 4113, ISM 4210 and ISM 4220.
    Policy and management issues surrounding information systems and operations management in today's enterprises.
    ISM 4930 Special Topics in Information Systems
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with a change in content up to 8 credits. Prereq: department permission.
    Variable content provides an opportunity for in-depth study of topics not offered in other courses and of topics of special current significance.
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    MAN 4504 Operations and Supply Chain Management
    Credits: 4; Prereq: BUL 4310, FIN 3403, GEB 3373, MAC 2233, MAN 3025, MAR 3023, QMB 3250 and STA 2023. BA and AC majors only.
    Managerial concepts and quantitative tools required in the design, operation, and control of production systems and their relationship to business functions.
    MAN 4538 Integrated Product and Process Design 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: senior standing.
    The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes-on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.
    MAN 4539 Integrated Product and Process Design 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAN 4538.
    Continuation of the two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes, on time and within budget..
    MAN 4583 Project Management
    Credits: 2; Prereq: ISM 3254.
    Basic principles, organizational issues and tools of project management. Project organization, project selection, planning, scheduling, monitoring, earned value analysis and resource management.
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    QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions
    Credits: 4; Prereq: STA 2023. Open only to students who need this course for their major or who have permission from the WCBA.
    Correlation and linear regression, model building, multiple regression, analysis of variance, time series analysis and decision analysis. Regression modeling with computer applications for business problems.
    QMB 4701 Managerial Operations Analysis 1
    Credits: 2; Prereq: MAC 2233 and STA 2023.
    Introduces the concepts and applications of management science; become more confident in understanding and using deterministic analytic models.
    QMB 4702 Managerial Operations Analysis 2
    Credits: 2; Prereq: QMB 4701.
    Overview of stochastic applications of management science; learn stochastic modeling techniques and introductory visual basic.
    QMB 4905 Individual Work in Information Systems and Operations Management
    Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with change in content up to 5 credits. Prereq: senior standing and department permission.
    Reading and/or research in information systems and operations management. A written report is required.
    QMB 4930 Special Topics in Operations Analysis/Quantitative Methods
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits; Prereq: department permission.
    Variable content provides an opportunity for in-depth study of topics not offered in other courses and of topics of special current significance.
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    QMB 4941 Internship in Information Systems and Operations Management
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: department chair permission.
    Applied work in information systems and operations management. Requires several papers and reports. Counted as free-elective credit only. (S-U)
    QMB 4956 International Studies in Quantitative Methods
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with a change in content up to 12 credits. Prereq: admission to an approved study abroad program and department permission.
    Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation.
    QMB 4970 Honors Thesis
    Credits: 1; Prereq: 90 credits earned and 3.6 UF GPA.
    A thesis is required for award of magna cum laude or summa cum laude designations. To qualify, students normally must have completed 90 semester credits of coursework (exceptions may be made) and must have at least a 3.6 GPA at the time they enroll. The thesis will be reviewed by at least one faculty member chosen by the honors coordinator from the student's major department. (S-U)
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