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1195. Special Topics Lecture

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Credits, prerequisites, and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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2001. MIS in Business: A Hands-On Introduction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to Business majors who have taken or are currently enrolled in OPIM 3103.

Grading Basis: Graded

A hands-on introduction to latest information technology concepts and tools as applicable to business, such as spreadsheets for business analysis, business programming and database management, technology project management, electronic commerce, emerging technologies for online marketing, emerging social media, information security and privacy, and intellectual property. Executives from industry will be guest speakers. SM-2/1/10

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3103. Business Information Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Business majors of sophomore or higher status, others with consent of Operations and Information Management Department Head. Cannot be taken for credit after OPIM 3505, 3506, 3211, 3212, 3223, 3777.

Grading Basis: Graded

Information needs of managers, the structure of the information systems required to fill these needs, systems development, business computing technology, and management applications within major business functional subsystems.

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3104. Operations Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to concepts, models, and information systems applicable to the planning, design, operation and control of systems which produce goods and services. Topics include process design, facility locations, aggregate planning, inventory control, and scheduling.

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3211. Systems Analysis and Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103, 3220, 3221 and 3222; open to Management Information Systems majors only; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

System development methodologies for business information systems. Project management concepts, hardware and software technology, and organizational considerations are explored. Students participate in a system development project.

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3212. Advanced Information Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103, 3220, 3221 and 3222; open to Management Information Systems majors only; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Deepens knowledge of application development tools for the design of decision oriented information systems. Emphasis will be placed on emerging tools and techniques relevant for modern organizational information needs.

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3220. Business Software Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Cannot be taken for credit after passing OPIM 3211 or 3212.

Grading Basis: Graded

The development of computer software for business information processing. Topics include flowcharting, pseudocode, programming with a business oriented computer language, file processing concepts, and on-line and batch processing.

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3221. Business Database Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Cannot be taken for credit after passing OPIM 3211 or 3212.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces market-leading techniques for transaction processes as well as decision making and business intelligence, that help to identify and manage key data from business processes. Provides the essential tools required for further data mining applications. Combines lecture, class discussion and hands-on computer work in a business-oriented environment.

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3222. Network Design and Applications

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Cannot be taken for credit after passing OPIM 3211 or 3212.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and applications of business telecommunications emphasized. Course covers important network systems as well as crucial techniques in building these systems. Students participate in network design and implementation project.

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3223. Advanced Business Application Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103; open only to Management Information Systems majors; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Covers structured and object-oriented programming methodologies for developing business applications. Program design techniques and logic emphasized. Students participate in a business application design and implementation project.

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3224. Web Business Application Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3220 and OPIM 3221 (or equivalent programming and database coursework); open only to MIS majors of junior or higher status, others with instructor's permission.

Grading Basis: Graded

Covers structured and object-oriented programming methodologies for developing database supported business applications on platforms such as the worldwide web. Program design techniques and logic are emphasized. Students participate in a team based business application design and implementation project. Each student is required to bring a laptop with hardware and software as per school of business specifications that can connect to the internet and handle required software.

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3505. Business Database Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103 or equivalent; open only to business majors of junior or higher status, others with consent of Operations and Information Management Department Head. Cannot be used toward fulfilling MIS major requirements.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the development and implementation of database applications. Topics covered include costs and benefits of database approach, database design lifecycle, the relational data model, Structured Query Language, database applications development and data warehousing. Students will learn the relational database concept and participate in the hands-on design and implementation of a database using the relational architecture and a database management system. Cannot be used toward fulfilling MIS major requirements. Offered only at regional campus locations.

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3506. Business Application Programming

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103 or equivalent; open to juniors or higher; open only to Business Administration, Business and Technology, and Financial Management majors, others with department head consent. Cannot be taken for credit after OPIM 3507 or 3508.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of business application software using structured and object oriented programming techniques. The emphasis is on programming logic, rapid application development techniques and personal productivity tools. Topics include program design techniques, programming constructs, interface development techniques, event driven programming, file and database processing, and object linking and embedding. Offered only at the Hartford, Waterbury and Stamford Regional Campus locations. Cannot be used toward fulfilling MIS major requirements.

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3507. Internet Technologies and Electronic Commerce

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3505 and 3506, both of which may be taken concurrently; open to juniors or higher; open only to Business Administration, Business and Technology, and Financial Management majors, others with Department Head consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces Internet technology and tools from the perspective of business users. The focus is on providing knowledge base and functional tools for students as workers in the 21st Century. The specific technologies covered in the class will depend upon state-of-the-art at the time of class offering. However, some of the general concepts include: HTML, client side programming such as Javascript or VBscript, dynamic content creation and management, electronic business process management, security concerns and solutions, and regulatory/public policy issues. A significant part of the course will involve hands-on training. Offered only at the Hartford, Waterbury and Stamford Regional Campus locations. Cannot be used toward fulfilling MIS major requirements.

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3510. Business Data Analytics I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103 or equivalent; open to juniors or higher; open only to School of Business majors; others with the consent of the Operations and Information Management Department Head.

Grading Basis: Graded

Presents essential data analytics topics. Covers basic programming logic and techniques necessary for developing business data applications. The course will also cover topics related to data preprocessing and data cleaning with a light introduction to data mining and visualization techniques. Cannot be used toward fulfilling MIS major requirements. Offered only at regional campus locations.

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3511. Business Data Analytics II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3510 or equivalent; open only to business majors of junior or higher status, others with the consent of the OPIM Department Head. Credit will not be given if OPIM 5604 has been taken to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.

Grading Basis: Graded

Presents data analytics principles and state-of-the-art data mining software, with an emphasis placed on applications in business. The course provides an introduction to a variety of statistical techniques and algorithmic principles used in data mining. Various data mining procedures will be discussed and subsequently implemented using state-of-the-art analytics toolsets. Cannot be used toward fulfilling MIS major requirements. Offered only at regional campus locations.

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3512. Project Management for Business Data Analytics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3505, 3510; 3511, which may be taken concurrently; open only to business majors of junior or higher status, others with consent of OPIM department head. Credit will not be given if OPIM 5270 has been taken to fulfill undergrad degree requirements.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the concepts necessary for both project managers and project team members to deliver successful data analytics projects on time, on budget and in scope. The phases and knowledge areas of project management, as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), are covered as well as the tools and techniques in each area for successful project management. An introduction to appropriate project management software will also be covered. As part of the course, students will be divided into teams, with each team responsible for the satisfactory management and completion of a data analytics report. Cannot be used toward fulfilling MIS major requirements. Offered only at regional campus locations.

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3652. Industrial Quality Control

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: STAT 1000 or 1100; OPIM 3104 or MEM 2211; open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Not open for credit to students who have passed ENGR 3215.

Grading Basis: Graded

The economic control and assurance of quality and reliability with emphasis on management of the quality function. Included are: a conceptual treatment of statistical methods in quality control; control of quality during manufacture and at delivery of finished goods; planning for quality control and reliability; quality management, to include organization, economics, systems and procedures.

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3777. IT Security, Governance and Audit

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103; open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Cannot be taken for credit after passing OPIM 4895 when the topic name was the same as this course.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces the basic principles of information security, its role in reducing information risk exposure and tools and solutions that can be used to prevent information loss and business interruption. Discusses appropriate laws and industry standards for IT Governance. Presents the process of information systems audit, discusses tools of IT audit and its role in detection and prevention of fraud and other data anomalies. An introduction to risk management software and methodologies will also be covered.

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3801. Principles of Project Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status. Credit will not be given if OPIM 5270 has been taken to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides an introduction to the concepts necessary for both project managers and project team members to deliver successful projects on time, on budget and in scope. The phases and knowledge areas of project management, as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), are covered as well as the tools and techniques in each area for successful project management. An introduction to Microsoft Project software will also be covered.

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3802. Data and Text Mining

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: STAT 1000Q, or STAT 1100Q, or equivalent; open only to business majors of junior or higher status, others with permission of Department Head. Credit will not be given if OPIM 5604 has been taken to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides an introduction to the concepts of data and text mining and positions students to structure and successfully complete information analytics projects. Various concepts and approaches are analyzed and subsequently implement using state-of-the-art analytic toolsets. ). Each student is required to bring a laptop (with Windows or Mac OS) that can connect to the internet and handle required software (see School of Business specifications).

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3803. Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103 or instructor consent; open only to business majors of junior or higher status, others with permission of Department Head.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to business decision and data analysis with electronic spreadsheets in Excel, the primary quantitative analysis software in business environments. Modeling and decision techniques are covered in combination with Excel functions and tools. Applications in different business functional areas are also covered. Each student is required to bring a laptop installed with Microsoft Excel that can connect to the internet.

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3804. Data Visualization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103 or instructor consent; open to Business majors juniors or higher. Each student is required to bring a laptop (with Windows or Mac OS) that can connect to the Internet and handle required software (see School of Business specs).

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces the techniques and best practices in visualizing data. Examines cognitive function and its role in data visualization designs; showing that data visualization can reveal answers and questions alike. Utilizing state of the art software, the use of parameters, filters, calculated variables, color, space and motion to visually articulate the data are surveyed. The use of dashboards to quickly reveal data-driven information that has daily relevance to executives, managers, supervisors and line personnel are investigated.

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3805. Gamification in Business

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103 or instructor consent; open to Business majors juniors or higher. Student is required to bring a laptop (with Windows or Mac OS) that can connect to the Internet and handle required software (see School of Business specs).

Grading Basis: Graded

Discusses the concepts of gamification and how to apply design thinking in a business setting. This course is practically oriented with a focus of applying user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design. Various gamification concepts are discussed including prototyping, iterative design, and digital platform implementation. The use of point systems, digital badging, and leaderboards to engage users will be investigated.

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4891. Field Study Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Completion of freshman - sophomore level School of Business requirements; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Designed to provide students with an opportunity for field work relevant to one or more major areas within the Department. Students will work under the supervision of one or more professionals in the specialty in question. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the field supervisor and a detailed written report submitted by the student. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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4893. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. Consent of Department Head required, prior to the student's departure. These credits must be awarded for regularly scheduled course work at a recognized foreign university in the field of information systems or in the student's Applications Area; if in the Applications Area the consent of both the Department Head and the Head of the Applications Area is required. Prior to taking the course the student must sign up for the course in advance as a course in that Applications Area. No credits can be counted toward required courses in the MIS major.

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4895. Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: OPIM 3103 and others as announced separately for each offering; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom course in special topics in operations management, operations research and information management as announced in advance for each semester. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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4899. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual study of special topics in operations management, operations research and information management as mutually arranged between a student and an instructor.

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4996. Independent Honors Research in OPIM

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher; open only to OPIM Department Honors Students with consent of the instructor.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Students are expected to develop their own plan for a research project, conduct the research, and write-up this research, consulting periodically with a faculty member.

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4997. Senior Thesis in Operations and Information Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: OPIM 4996; open only to OPIM Department Honors Students with consent of instructor and Department Head; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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