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Courses

Management Science/Operations Management

5001. Operations Management   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: STAT 5001.

The "operations" function is the core of any organization, where inputs such as labor and technology are converted into goods and services. This course provides a survey of several diverse operations topics that are central to both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy, such as forecasting, inventory control, quality management, production planning, and supply chain management. The emphasis of the course is to apply quantitative models to effectively design and control these operational systems. Software is extensively used to support the operations analysis.

5107. Quality Improvement/Six Sigma   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: MSOM 5001.

This course provides an outstanding opportunity to learn the basic concepts of improvement science and offers exposure to key tools used in the science and art of improvement.  The tools of quality and improvement science are explored, and the student has an opportunity to practice with the tools. 

Successful course completion can lead to certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

5108. Project Management   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: MSOM 5001.

This course follows a life-cycle approach to managing projects, beginning with project initiation concerns and ending with project termination. Project planning and scheduling are given the most emphasis, making use of the PERT and CPM approaches. A course project is required.

5111. Optimization Methods   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MSOM 5001.

This course covers optimization models, methods, and software applied to solve business problems focusing on models and methods used in computational finance, ranging from asset allocation to risk management, from option pricing to model calibration. Students gain an understanding of linear, quadratic, integer, dynamic, and stochastic programming methods and the tools for implementing these models in practice.

5156. Logistics and Supply Chain Management:  Tools, Strategy, and e-Business Issues   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MSOM 5001.

This course provides an introduction to a number of topics in logistics and supply chain management, including identification of supply chain functions, the impact of new technologies, supply chain network structure and analysis, information technology and the role of the web, and strategic considerations.  In addition, other topics such as transportation and distribution, facility location, warehousing, and inventory management are covered in detail. The course material is balanced between applying quantitative methods to address logistical problems and understanding higher-level managerial decisions.  Student research into current practices in manufacturing and service organizations is an important element of the classroom activity.

5170. Special Topics – MSOM   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Varies depending on course content and/or permission of instructor.

Special topics courses analyze emerging issues or specialized content that are not covered in regular semester courses.

5175. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: MSOM 5001.

Decision-making processes and techniques emphasize that solving problems often entail conflicting criteria. Approaches to incorporating and resolving this conflict are presented.

5180. Special TopicsMSOM   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Varies depending on course content and/or permission of instructor.

Special topics courses analyze emerging issues or specialized content that are not covered in regular semester courses.

5182. Independent Study   (1-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Approval of department.

Special study in a particular aspect of operations research is offered, under direct supervision of a graduate faculty member. No more than six semester hours of independent study may be counted toward degree requirements.

5190. Special TopicsMSOM   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Varies depending on course content and/or permission of instructor.

Special topics courses analyze emerging issues or specialized content that are not covered in regular semester courses.

5282. Independent Study   (1-6 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Approval of department.

Special study in a particular aspect of operations research is offered, under direct supervision of a graduate faculty member. No more than six semester hours of independent study may be counted toward degree requirements.

5806. Managing Operations in the Enterprise   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Executive M.B.A. program.


The operations function is the core of any organization, where inputs such as labor and technology are converted into goods and services. The course provides a survey of several diverse operations topics that are central to both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy, such as quality management, capacity planning, process analysis, location of facilities, waiting line analysis, and project management. The course also provides an introduction to topics in supply chain management such as inventory and distribution.  The emphasis of the course is to apply quantitative models to effectively design and control these operational systems, largely with the use of software.  A key component of the course is the application of course techniques to projects that involve the students’ workplaces.

5890. Special TopicsMSOM   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Executive M.B.A. program.

Special topics courses analyze emerging issues or specialized content that are not covered in regular semester courses.

 

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