BUKD T500 Analysis, Design & Implementation of IT Systems
In today’s hyper competitive business environment,information technology (IT) plays a critical role in organizations by offering significant operational efficiency and strategic advantage. Organizations spend millions of dollars in developing, deploying, and maintaining IT. However, the success of IT largely depends on how well these technologies are designed,developed, and implemented. Particularly, it is important for designers and developers to ensure that a technology is able to meet the requirements of the organization and the users. Systems analysis and design is a discipline that deals with how a technology solution (i.e., a system) should be designed,developed, and implemented to meet the requirements of an organization and users.
BUKD T501 Big Data Technologies
With the advent of “Big Data”, organizations have turned to new approaches to manage and gain insights from the vast amount of data that is being collected. While storage costs themselves are relatively affordable, the bigger challenge has been finding an appropriate mechanism to manage the data as many technologies (e.g., relational databases, data warehouses) have limitations on the amount of data that can be stored or on the ability to process a large volume of unstructured data. This course focuses on making students aware of the paradigm of Big Data as well as some common approaches in which it can be analyzed to gain insights for decision-making.
BUKD C522 IT Management and Strategy
Study of information systems management issues including skill and talent management; IT costs, budgets, value, and charge-back systems; priority setting and financial justification of IT investments; project management; runaway projects and underperforming vendors; security risks and crises; emerging technology policies; communications with other senior executives; vendor management; infrastructure standardization; support for innovation; and risk management.
BUEX C533 Data Warehousing & Visualization
- This course focuses on realizing the business advantage of utilizing data to support managerial decisions
- An overview of the variety of software tools that are employed in the development of data warehouse, including ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) and analytics tools
- Topics covered include identification of types of business risks and methods of alleviating the risks associated with implementing informational systems
- The course addresses issues related to data governance
- Hands-on exercises include dimensional modeling, MS-Excel, MDW, Tableau, and IBM's ManyEyes
BUEX C541 Enterprise Systems
ERP systems are used to support most if not all the business processes used by a company. As such, learning ERP systems is as much about learning business processes and the integration between various functional areas of business as it is about technology. In this course, we will use a combination of conceptual learning, business process analysis and hands-on learning using a SAP ECC system to develop a deep understanding of how ERP systems support the enterprise. This will enable the participants to gain an appreciation for the tight integration between business processes and the need for close cooperation between business functions.
BUKD C520 Quantitative Analysis
In this course, we enhance the student's basic statistical and mathematical modeling skills covering the following topics:
- probabilistic decision-making,
- regression analysis,
- simulation models, and
- optimization modeling with the EXCEL Solver.
BUKD C570 Strategic Marketing Management
An introduction to the process of creating a market-driven organization. Specific topics include marketing strategy, market research and analysis, and the development of products and services, pricing, distribution and promotion. The course employs lecture, classroom discussion through threaded discussion forums, case analysis, and field research projects.
BUKD V597 IT Risk Management
This course is about technology and how to leverage a company’s investment in its technology to achieve its business and IT strategy. We will do this by (1) analyzing the value that IT delivers, (2) the risks that IT manages and (3) the cost of providing service to the business.
BUKD T579 Information Systems Security
The learning outcomes for this course, listed below, relate to the learning goals of the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program as well as the Masters in Information Systems Program, which can be found in the appendices at the end of this syllabus. The numbers in parenthesis indicate to which specific program learning goal the outcome relates.
BUKD C580 Operations Management
Surveys the management of operations in manufacturing and service firms. Diverse activities, such as determining the size and type of production process, purchasing the appropriate raw materials, planning and scheduling the flow of materials and the nature and content of inventories, assuring product quality, and deciding on the production hardware and how it gets used, comprise this function of the company. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills. The topics considered include process analysis, workforce issues, materials management, quality and productivity, technology, and strategic planning, together with relevant analytical techniques. The course makes considerable use of business cases. Most classes will be spent discussing the cases assigned. For each case, students will be asked to review actual company situations and apply technical and managerial skills to recommending courses of action. Most cases will be taken from manufacturing, but some will be service-oriented. Several of the cases will focus on international companies or issues.