Undergraduate Bulletin, 1999-2000

Courses in Management Science

B Msi 215 Computer Applications in Business (3)
Introduction to basic concepts of computer hardware and software, the internet, and spreadsheet software. Emphasis on principles of computer programming and development of programming skills using the Visual Basic application development tools. Students will design, code, test and debug business- oriented applications using Visual Basic. May not be taken for credit by students with credit for A Csi 201N. Only one of B Msi 215 and A Csi 101N may be taken for credit. Not open to freshmen.

B Msi 220 Introduction to Business Statistics (3)
Fundamentals of statistical analysis oriented toward business problems. Elementary probability theory, frequency distributions, central measures and dispersion, sampling distributions. Classical and Bayesian decision making, estimation, and tests of hypotheses. Prerequisite(s): intermediate algebra or A Mat 100. May not be taken for credit by students with credit for A Eco 320. Only one of B Msi 220 and A Mat 108 may be taken for credit.

B Msi 322 Statistical Decision Systems (3)
This course is designed to expose students to decision-making models in the presence of uncertainty. Students will learn how to build multi-parameter models that can be input into decision support systems. Forecasting as well as quality control systems will be covered. Statistical techniques such as multiple regression, analysis of variance, and chi- square tests will be taught with the aid of software packages. Prerequisite(s): B Msi 220 or equivalent; B Msi 330 or concurrent enrollment.

B Msi 330 Information Decision Systems I (3)
An introductory course in managerial decision making with particular emphasis on building decision models and the use of computer information systems to facilitate implementation of these models in a variety of production management contexts such as Resource Allocation, Forecasting, Inventory Control, and Project Planning. Prerequisite(s): A Mat 106 and B Msi 215 or their equivalents; B Msi 220 or A Mat 108 or A Eco 320 (or concurrent enrollment).

B Msi 331 Information Decision Systems II (3)
Students will use current application building software to construct personal computer applications for typical business needs. Additional topics include the development of simulation models and the concepts and design of model based decision support systems. Prerequisite(s): B Msi 330.

B Msi 390 Management of Production Systems
This course brings a strong modeling orientation to bear on the process of obtaining and utilizing resources to produce and deliver useful goods and services so as to meet the goals of the organization. Decision oriented models such as linear programming, simulation, inventory control and forecasting are discussed and then implemented utilizing spreadsheets. Prerequisite: Good standing in 3/2 program. Note: This course is taken as a replacement for MSI 330. Completion of this course with a grade of B or higher waives B Msi 510 and B Msi 511.

B Msi 391Z Decision Support Systems
This writing intensive course includes the topics of database modeling, systems analysis, information resource management, and decisions support systems. Experience with computer modeling is gained through group projects with integrate database technology with modeling techniques such as simulation. Prerequisite: Good standing in 3/2 program and MSI 390.Note: This course is taken as a replacement for MSI 331. Completion of this course with a grade of B or higher waives B Msi 520 and B Msi 521.

B Msi 415Z Management Information Systems I (3)
General Education: WI
Planning, design, and implementation of computer-based information decision systems. Techniques for analyzing and specifying system requirements. Data base management concepts and applications. Behavioral and economic aspects of system design and implementation. Prerequisite(s): B Msi 322 or concurrent enrollment, B Msi 331.

B Msi 416 Management Information Systems II (3)
This course provides an introduction to several information system technologies and techniques. Material covered includes topics such as telecommunications (concepts, protocols, and hardware), computer networking (client-server, LANs, OSI model), distributed database, and expert systems. Prerequisite(s): B Msi 415Z.

B Msi 434 Decision Support System Applications (3)
This is a project-based course where students work in teams to develop model based decision support systems for clients in the local or regional community. Enrollment is limited and by application. Prerequisite(s): B Msi 322 or concurrent enrollment, B Msi 331.

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