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2011-2012: Undergraduate Catalog

Information Systems Management Download PDF Version

Academic Year

2011-2012

School

Bill Greehey School of Business School Web site

School Dean

Tanuja Singh, D.B.A. tsingh@stmarytx.edu

Department

Finance and Quantitative Management

Department Chair

David W. Sommer, Ph.D. dsommer@stmarytx.edu

Description of Program/Major

Information is a corporate asset that is dependent on the implementation of effective computer-based systems. Development of these data systems requires knowledge of the enterprise and its functions, as well as technical competence. Individuals interested in the use of computerized management information systems, including design, analysis, and interpretation of computerized systems as aids to making decisions, should consider this major at St. Mary's University. Information systems management is a people-oriented career that requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in groups.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (SMC)
St. Mary's University Core (30 Hours)
All St. Mary's Core SMC13## "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC23## "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection: Self (Formerly PL 1310)3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God (Formerly TH 2301)3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics (Formerly PL 2332)3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice: Fine Arts and Creative Process (Formerly FA 1101, FA 1102, FA 1103)3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community and Civilization3

School Specific Core (SSC)
Bill Greehey School of Business School Specific Core (21 Hours)

Social SciencesEC 2301, EC 23026
Composition and Rhetoric
(grade of "C" or better)
EN 1311, EN 1313 (for international students)3
Literature EN 23XX3
Mathematics MT 1305 Finite Math3
TheologyAdvanced Theology 33XX3
SpeechMN 3320 Business Communications3

Bill Greehey School of Business School Common Body of Business Knowledge (42 Hours)

AC 2310Introduction to Accounting I3
AC 2320Introduction to Accounting II3
AC 3331*Accounting Information Systems3
BA 1310Fundamentals of Business Enterprise3
BA 3351*Legal Environment of Business3
BA 4334*Business Ethics3
BA 4380*Business Policy and Strategy3
FN 3310*Corporate Finance3
IB 3321*US Business in Interdependent World3
MT 1306Calculus for Business3
MK 3310*Principles of Marketing3
MN 3330*Organizational Behavior3
QM 3320*Business Statistics3
QM 4330*Operations Management3
*Junior Standing

Four Year Degree Plan

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
QM 3320 Business Statistics (3)
An introduction to basic statistical theory and applications to business problems. Emphasis on probability, averages, and dispersion, time series and index numbers, estimation and testing, regression and correlation. Introduction to computer packages. Prerequisite: MT 1305 and MT 1306.

QM 3330 Management Information Systems (3)
An introduction to the use of computers and information for problem solving and decision making in management environments; introduction to essential computer technology, information systems development methodology, and management of computer and information as strategic resources; spreadsheet and database applications for management.

QM 3340 Managing Business Projects (3)
This course provides a management perspective on managing projects. It examines the basic nature of managing business, public, engineering, and information systems projects, including the specific in sights and techniques required. Issues such as the selection and management of the project team, project initiation, implementation, and termination are addressed.

QM 3342 Database Management (3)
Introduction to theory of database management systems as applied in private and public, profit and non-profit organizations. Balance of managerial and technical issues. Strategic aspects of information as a corporate resource and database planning. Database design, development, and administration using commercial database management systems for personal and multiuse computers and fourth generation languages. (Fall)

QM 3360 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems/SAP (3)
The ERP/SAP course will be an overview of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) using SAP soft ware. Students should gain an understanding of the impact ERP systems have on organizations using SAP as a working example. Topics include business process reengineering, choosing an ERP system, ERP risk factors, and implementation issues

QM 4100 Special Studies in Information Systems Management (1)
A study of selected topics in Information Systems Management. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

QM 4200 Special Studies in Information Systems Management (2)
A study of selected topics in Information Systems Management. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

QM 4300 Special Studies in Information Systems Management (3)
A study of selected topics in Information Systems Management. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

QM 4330 Operations Management (3)
The management of the production and operations functions will be examined. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be used to analyze forecasting, system design, quality, inventory management, scheduling, supply chain management, and project management. (Fall) Prerequisite: QM 3320.

QM 4340 Business Intelligence (3)
Development and application of the strategies, methods, and techniques used in data mining, predictive analytics, and other decision support systems. The course employs testing, documenting and using software programs in functional areas of business such as Finance, Production, Marketing, and Accounting. The use of SAS software is employed for hands-on experience. Prerequisite: QM 3320.

QM 4361 Advanced Excel (3)
This course is intended to provide a seminar of the principles associated with the application of information technologies in business organizations. It will cover hardware technologies, software applications, personnel, procedures, and issues associated with management of an information systems function. It will also address the challenges IT managers face managing IT enables organizations. (Fall).

QM 4365 Strategy, Managment & Aquisition (3)
This course aids in the understanding and building of end-user applications using Excel and elements of VBA. This course helps expand knowledge of the built-in functions with a focus on financial and statistical needs. Other Excel tools for macros and data analysis will be introduced. (Spring).

QM 4370 E-Business (3)
The course provides an introduction to eBusiness in a global environment. The material covered includes: (1) technologies, infrastructures and mechanisms that enable the development of eBusiness, (2) business models that include foreign outsourcing and their impact on organizational culture and diversity, (3) issues that are being raised in the areas of privacy, intellectual property, and security, and (4) the impact of the digital divide and other ethical and political topics.

QM 4375 Internship in Information Systems Management (3)
The opportunity to gain knowledge through work experience activities in professional life. Prerequisites: Consent of the associate dean, faculty supervisor, major adviser, and department chairperson, minimum overall GPA of 2.5, successful completion of QM 3330, and completion or concurrent enrollment in an Information Systems Management major course. Pass/No Pass credit is given. (Fall; Spring; Summer)

Department Faculty

Information Systems Management Faculty Website

Department Website

Information Systems Management Website


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