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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

DECISION, OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (BMGT)

The Robert H. Smith School of Business
1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/undergrad
undergradinfo@rhsmith.umd.edu
Chair: Z. Chen
Professors: R. Agarwal, M. Ball, Z. Chen, H. Frank, M. Fu, B. Golden, H. Lucas, S. Raghavan, L. Raschid, D. Riley
Associate Professors: F. Alt, J. Bailey (Res Assoc Prof), B. Butler, W. Elmaghraby, G. Gao, A. Gopal, I. Hann, S. Mithas, K. Stewart, T. Tunca (Assoc Prof), S. Viswanathan, Y. Xu
Assistant Professors: S. Barnes (Asst Prof), P. Huang (Asst Prof), S. Mankad (Asst Prof), I. Ryzhov (Asst Prof)
Lecturers: P. Armstrong (Lecturer), B. Corwin, Z. Karake (Lecturer), R. Lazar (Lecturer), W. Lee (Lecturer), S. Lele, K. Ruhi (Tyser Teaching Fellow), J. Suarez (Professor of Practice), P. Weiss (Tyser Teaching Fellow)
Professors Emeriti: L. Bodin, S. Gass
Visiting Faculty: H. Ibrahim (Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow), K. Prasad, R. Zhao (Visit Assoc Prof)

The Major

The Department of Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies offers two majors:  Information Systems - Specialization: Business and Operations Management.

Information Systems - Specialization: Business

The Business Area of Concentration in the Information Systems (IS) program prepares students to be effective planners, users, and managers of information technologies and systems in the current environment of the technology-enabled business firm.  The IS major focuses on the system design and implementation skills including database and web design, analytical skills for both strategic planning of IT and performance evaluation, and the managerial plus organizational knowledge required to manage information systems and applications based on business and customer requirements.  The major's core emphasizes the concepts of systems analysis and design, and the strategic use of information systems.  In addition to a broad grounding in the key functional areas of marketing, operations, accounting, and finance, this major develops in-depth knowledge of information systems design and implementation, evaluation and planning of information technology investments, and managing dynamic technology projects.

Operations Management

Operations Management involves the design and management of an organization's systems and processes focusing on the creation and delivery of products and services.  This includes such functions as capacity planning, inventory management, logistics management, production planning and control, resource allocation and total quality.  Career opportunities exist in consulting, manufacturing, retailing, service organizations and government.

Admission to the Major

See Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in chapter 6 for admission requirements.

Requirements for the Major

Information Systems - Specialization: Business

  Major Requirements Credits
BMGT302Designing Business Applications 3
  Note:  CMSC132 Object-Oriented Programming II is approved substitute
BMGT402Database Systems 3
  Note:  CMSC424 Database Design is approved substitute
BMGT403Systems Analysis and Design 3
BMGT407Information Systems Projects 3
    
 Two courses from list 'A' or one course from 'A' and one course from list 'B': 6
  List A           
BMGT405Business Telecommunications  
BMGT406Electronic Commerce Application Development  
BMGT408Selected Topics in Decision & Info. Tech. (repeatable if content differs)  
BMGT476Applied Computer Models in Supply Chain Management   
BMGT485Project Management  
BMGT404 Developing Applications for Decision Analytics  
  List B  
BMGT326Accounting Systems  
BMGT332Operations Research for Management Decisions  
BMGT385Operations Management  
BMGT430Linear Statistical Models in Business  
BMGT461Entrepreneurship  
BMGT484Electronic Marketing  
Total credits required 18
    
 Upper Level Economics Requirements  
 One of the following courses: 3
ECON305Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 
ECON306Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 
ECON330Money and Banking 
ECON340International Economics 
  Total Economics Requirement 3

Note:  Students who have completed either ECON325 or ECON326 can substitute these courses for ECON305 or ECON306 respectively.

Operations Management

Students pursuing the Operations Management major must complete MATH220 or MATH140 and BMGT230 or 231 prior to junior standing; and those interested in graduate work in this field are strongly advised to complete MATH141, MATH240 and 241 as well.

The course requirements for the junior-senior curriculum concentration in Operations Management are as follows:

    Credits
   Major Requirements
 
BMGT332 Operations Research for Management Decisions 3
BMGT385Operations Management 3
BMGT485Project Management 3
 One of the following courses (check prerequisites): 3
BMGT430Linear Statistical Models in Business  
BMGT434 Introduction to Optimization   
BMGT435Business Process Simulation  
 Two of the following courses (check prerequisites): 6
BMGT430Linear Statistical Models in Business (if not selected in the above requirement)  
BMGT434 Introduction to Optimization (if not selected in the above requirement)  
BMGT435Business Process Simulation (if not selected in the above requirement)  
BMGT372Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management  
BMGT403Systems Analysis and Design  
BMGT486Total Quality Management*  
BMGT487Six Sigma Innovation*  
BMGT490HThe Total Quality Practicum  (Open only to QUEST students)  
  Total BMGT 18
    
 Upper Level ECON Requirements  
 One of the following courses: 3
ECON305Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory & Policy  
ECON306Intermediate Microeconomic Theory  
ECON330Money and Banking  
ECON340International Economics  
 Total ECON 3
 *students take either BMGT486 or BMGT487; not both  

In addition to the major requirements listed above, please consult Chapter 6 or www.rhsmith.umd.edu for a listing of additional Smith School degree requirements that apply to all Smith School majors.
 

Advising

General advising for students admitted to the Smith School of Business is available Monday through Friday in the Office of Undergraduate Programs, 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286, undergradinfo@rhsmith.umd.edu .  It is recommended that students visit this office each semester to ensure that they are informed about current requirements and procedures.  Transfer students entering the university can be advised during spring, summer, and fall transfer orientation programs.  Contact the Orientation Office for further information, 301-314-8217.

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