UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Courses

BANA 310. Data Visualization for Business (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 120 or MATH 140 (Business Analytics majors and minors must attain a grade of “C” or higher). (MATH 140 is cross-listed with MATH 140BUS, MATH 140SCI, and MATH 141/L.) This course covers the concepts and methods in data mining and analysis relating to exploration and visualization of business data, leading to knowledge discovery from …

BANA 320. Predictive Analytics for Business (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 307 (Business Analytics majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher). An introduction to some of the most widely used predictive modeling techniques and relevant core principles. This course covers a solid foundation of predictive analytics, which refers to tools and techniques for building statistical or machine learning models to make predictions …

BANA 410. Machine Learning for Business (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 307 (Business Analytics majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers machine learning approaches to discover patterns hidden in large datasets. What can we predict about the future, …

BANA 420. Prescriptive Analytics for Business (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 307 (Business Analytics majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Prescriptive analytics uses both descriptive analytics and predictive analytics as input to models that prescribe preferred courses of action or decisions. …

BANA 430. Text Mining and Analytics for Business (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 307 (Business Analytics majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. In addition to books and news, the general public creates considerable content on social media platforms and applications as well as …

BANA 440. Supply Chain Analytics (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 307 (Business Analytics majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Corequisites: BANA 320 and BANA 420. Managing supply chains is a complex and challenging task, given the current business trends of …

IS 212. Information Systems for Business Users (3)

Introduction of business information systems from a user perspective. This course covers information technology hardware, software, networks, security and information competency at the user level. Careers in information systems and emerging trends in the field will be covered. Students are required to complete individual assignments and projects involving hands-on problem solving with spreadsheet and information …

IS 312. Systems and Technologies for Managers (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 220 and a grade of “C” or higher in IS 212, or CIT 101/L and CIT 160/L. A survey of business information systems concepts including organizational information systems responses to business environments; systems enabling business strategies and business models; business processes, functional areas, and enterprise architecture/enterprise systems. Covers foundation of systems analysis, systems development and management …

IS 335. Building Enterprise Architecture (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in COMP 110/L and IS 212. A survey of cloud-based system, platform and infrastructure used in the enterprise, specifically the services that cloud providers offer. An introduction to the design, development and operation of enterprise architecture. The course will include hands-on projects using cloud-based tools.

IS 355. Application Development (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in COMP 110/L and IS 312. Advanced application development emphasizing mobile platforms for the enterprise. Topics include: media, location services, phone sensors, networking, web services, data persistence, and cloud computing. The course will include hands-on projects using advanced application development tools.

IS 431. Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 312; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. This course covers the systems development life cycle. Topics include standard tools and techniques to analyze and design an …

IS 435. Business Data Networks and Cybersecurity (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 312; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. An introduction to digital data networks and cybersecurity in a business environment. Topics include telecommunications standards and protocols, local …

IS 441. Database Management Systems (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 312; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. The design and implementation of computerized databases. Provides background for the selection and use of database management systems. Topics …

IS 451. Enterprise Systems and Project Management (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 431 and IS 435; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. An introduction to enterprise-level cloud-based system development concepts, principles and practices. Evaluate and set up comprehensive …

IS 457. Advanced Telecommunications and Networking (3)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 431, IS 435 and IS 441; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. An advanced course in telecommunications and networks emphasizing enterprise networking topics such as: network …

IS 497A-Z. Special Topics – Information Systems (1-4)

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or higher in IS 431, IS 435 and IS 441; a grade of “C” or higher in BUS 302; a grade of “CR” in BUS 302L; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. Innovative course of study. Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different …

IS 498. Field Assignments and Reports Information Systems (1-6)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; Approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

IS 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; Approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

IS 530. Accounting Information Systems (3)

Prerequisites: IS 312; ACCT 352, ACCT 460 or equivalents; Approval of department chair or designee. Provides an understanding of requirements, design and control of major business processes/accounting cycles integrated in an enterprise system. Topics include Systems Analysis and Design methodologies and techniques for Accounting Information System development, issues in control and audit of systems fraud and …

IS 531. Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Gain a well rounded understanding of requirements, design, and control of major business processes that are integral within a healthcare enterprise system. Topics include Systems Analysis and Design methodologies and techniques for healthcare Information System development, issues of privacy and confidentiality, fraud and abuse, as well as controls for systems reliability.

IS 551. Managing Projects in Healthcare Informatics (3)

Students will gain a well rounded understanding of enterprise-level system development concepts, principal and practices. Students will evaluate and setup comprehensive system development projects for departments and/or enterprises. Student teams will analyze, design and plan healthcare systems of moderate complexity, using current technologies and the appropriate project management methods in the solution. Also students will …

IS 599A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; Approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

IS 628. Business Systems and Technology Management (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 501 or one year of undergraduate accounting. An introduction to computer-based information systems at a fairly sophisticated level. Emphasis will be on the understanding of computer concepts, computer applications in an organizational environment and the analysis and design of information systems.

IS 656. Information Systems Audit and Control (3)

Prerequisite: IS 530 or IS 628. Examines concepts, standards and frameworks associated with IS auditing. Topics include the post-Sarbanes Oxley IS audit environment, assessment of risks and controls, computer fraud, legal and ethical issues, and audit of the systems development process. Students work through audit simulations to develop IS audit expertise.

IS 657. IS Governance and Risk Management (3)

Prerequisite: IS 530 or IS 628. Provides an overview of information systems (IS) governance and information risk management. The course stresses the importance of the alignment of IS governance to business objectives and the role of IS in achievement of organizational strategy. Topics discussed include contemporary compliance initiatives; strategic IS decision making; IS performance assessment, …

IS 692A-Z. Selected Topics in Information Systems (3)

Prerequisites: IS 530 or IS 628. The exploration of a topic currently being debated by the information systems profession or the study of information systems through alternative means (e.g., cognitive science, language and communication, literature/film). Topics to be specified in the Schedule of Classes. Different topics may be taken for credit.

IS 699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of program chair. For students capable of independent work and in need of advanced and specialized study. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

SCM 416. Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and tools associated with supply chain management. Topics include supply chain integration, logistics network configuration, inventory management, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing, warehousing, quality management, global logistics …

SCM 442. Business to Business Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the marketing structure for industrial products, including raw materials, installations, operating supplies, accessory equipment and fabricating materials. …

SCM 447. Logistics and Transportation Management (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors just attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the management of firms that market transportation services; the managerial implications of the legal, economic and social environment. (Cross-listed with MKT 447.)

SCM 492. Supply Chain Management Strategy (3)

Prerequisites: SCM 416, SCM 442, SCM 447 or equivalent; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. This is a capstone course that integrates various aspects of supply chain management. Students will use their previous work in transportation, purchasing and quality processes to study current …

SOM 120. Basic Business Statistics (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 103 or a higher-level mathematics course with a grade of “C” or higher. Basic elements of statistics for students in business and economics. Descriptive statistics, elements of probability, probability distributions (including normal), sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions (including estimation and hypothesis testing), simple linear regression and correlation. Applications of these …

SOM 306. Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 103; SOM 120 or MATH 140. Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: BUS 302 and BUS 302L. Discusses operational issues facing organizations and introduces operations management concepts and techniques. Students develop skills necessary to improve productivity and quality of operations in both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include international competitiveness, quality assurance, forecasting, design and control …

SOM 307. Data Analysis and Modeling for Business (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 103; SOM 120 or MATH 140. Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: BUS 302 and BUS 302L. Statistical methods and stochastic models to support decision making by managers. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, probability distributions and assessment, expected value, variation, estimation of means and proportions, hypothesis testing for one and several populations, F test, chi-square test, …

SOM 416. Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and tools associated with supply chain management. Topics include supply chain integration, logistics network configuration, inventory management, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing, warehousing, quality management, global logistics …

SOM 464. Manufacturing Resource Planning (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306 or MSE 304; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Planning and control systems for the management of production and operations. Topics include demand management and forecasting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management, inventory management, master production scheduling, Material Requirements …

SOM 466. Project Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 120, SOM 391 or MATH 140; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the operations management of small, intermediate and large projects. The course surveys project organization, staffing, planning and scheduling (PERT/CPM), control, budgeting and quality. The project environments, including …

SOM 467. Quality Management and Control (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306 or MSE 304; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Application of total quality control for improvement of products and services, including both statistical techniques and managerial approaches. Control charts, quality costs, responsibility for quality, quality at the source, ethical …

SOM 468. Managing for Service Excellence (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Techniques learned will benefit service managers and entrepreneurs by improving skills in managing efficiency and quality. Students will learn concepts and tools useful for service management. Topics include service assessment, improvement and innovation, …

SOM 485. Decision Support Systems (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; IS 312; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Concepts, development and application of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and related management support systems (Executive Information Systems and Expert Systems). Design framework and Management Science models for DSS. DSS development process …

SOM 496A-Z. Experimental Courses (3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Course content to be determined. (See Schedule of Classes and Enrollment Guide.)

SOM 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports—Systems and Operations Management (1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. Individual study pertaining to present or future career. Student must obtain approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines program. A maximum of 12 units may be earned by combining Field Assignments and Reports (SOM …

SOM 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of department chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302 and BUS 302L are prerequisites for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, students must have at least a 3.0 …

SOM 591. Business Analytics Foundation (3)

Prerequisite: Permission of the director of Nazarian Graduate Programs. Statistical methods and stochastic models to support decision making by managers. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, probability distributions and assessment, expected value, variation, estimation of means and proportions, hypothesis testing for one and several populations, F test, chi square test, simple and multiple regression and correlation, …

SOM 676. Global Supply Chain Management (3)

This course covers the fundamental concepts, knowledge, models, and tools for supply chain design, operation and strategy. Global perspective will be emphasized throughout the course. Major topics include supply chain network design, sourcing decisions, sales and operations planning, inventory planning and management, supply chain collaboration, supply chain coordination, transportation planning and management, information technology for …

SOM 686. Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 591, or both SOM 306 and SOM 307. This course focuses on managerial issues arising in the design, operation and improvement of the systems that create and deliver goods and services. The main objective of the course is to introduce the concepts, principles, models and analytical techniques applied to operations and supply chain …

SOM 699. Independent Study—Systems and Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of graduate advisor and department chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business without prior approval of the dean. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 or higher GPA …