Business Analytics

BUSA 128 - Business Computing Systems
Hours: 3
A study of introductory business computing concepts and the role of information systems in modern organizations.

BUSA 315 - IS Security & Risk Management
Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Systems Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. Students will learn critical security principles that enable them to plan, develop, and perform security tasks. The course will address hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational IS Security and Risk Management.

BUSA 326 - Data & Information Management
Hours: 3
This course introduces core concepts in data and information management. The focus is on identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models and implementing and utilizing a relational database.

BUSA 379 - Business Process Management & ERP Systems
Hours: 3
In this course students will be introduced to key concepts and approaches to business process management and improvement. The main focus of this course is both understanding and designing business processes. Students will learn how to identify, document, model, assess, and improve core business processes. Students will be introduced to process design principles. The way in which information technology can be used to manage, transform, and improve business processes is discussed. Students will be exposed to challenges and approaches to organizational change, domestic and offshore outsourcing, and inter-organizational processes

BUSA 415 - Principles of Business Process Analysis & Design
Hours: 3
This course discusses the process, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to determine how they should conduct their business, with a particular focus on how computer-based technologies can most effectively contribute to the way business is organized. The course covers a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, and articulating business requirements for the technology solution.

BUSA 416 - Mobile Business
Hours: 3
This course teaches students basic knowledge of mobile technology development and management. Students learn programming languages, development processes, and working mechanisms of mobile applications from class projects.

BUSA 421 - Data Mining
Hours: 3
An introduction to the concepts, issues, tasks and techniques of data mining. Topics include data preparation, data warehouse & data marts, association rules, classification, clustering, evaluation and validation, scalability, spatial and sequence mining, and data mining applications.

BUSA 422 - IS Innovation & New Technologies
Hours: 3
New IS technologies are being used to change how organizations operate, produce products and services, and communicate both internally and with external partners. This course is designed to introduce students to new and innovative technologies and examine how these powerful systems have fundamentally reshaped modern organizations along with our society. Using online collaborative technologies that were developed in the context of social networking and online communities, corporations are re-engineering both internal business processes and those related to customers, suppliers, and business partners. Developing innovative ways to communicate and collaborate can lead to new business opportunities, and new efficiencies. This course investigates the technologies, methods and practice.

BUSA 423 - Business Analytics Programming
Hours: 3
This course introduces applications programming in the large enterprise system environment. The program development and design process is introduced including computer-based concepts of problem-solving, structured programming logic and techniques, algorithm development and program design. Topics include program flowcharting, algorithms, input/output techniques, looping, modules, selection structures, file handling, control breaks, pseudocoding, and user documentation.

BUSA 424 - Business Analytics Modeling
Hours: 3
This is an applied course developing fundamental knowledge and skills for applying management science models to business decision making. Topics include decision analysis, simulation and risk models and optimization models, including the use of software for business applications. Crosslisted with: BUSA 542.

BUSA 428 - Project Management
Hours: 3
This course discusses the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects. The course covers a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects. This course assumes that project management in the modern organization is a complex team-based activity, where various types of technologies (including project management software as well as software to support group collaboration) are an inherent part of the project management process. This course also acknowledges that project management involves both the use of resources from within the firm, as well as contracted from outside the organization. Prerequisites: BUSA 128 or MIS 128 or CSCI 126.

BUSA 431 - Internship
Hours: 3
This course provides an opportunity for selected students to earn elective credits in Business Analytics through supervised work experience with area business firms under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: 6 hours of BUSA or department approval.

BUSA 432 - Intelligent Supply Chain System
Hours: 3
This course discusses the process, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to determine how they should conduct their business, with a particular focus on how computer-based technologies can most effectively contribute to the way business is organized. The course covers a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, and articulating business requirements for the technology solution.

BUSA 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Individualized instruction/research at an advance level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.

BUSA 490 - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Honors Thesis specified by faculty or department head.

BUSA 491 - Honors Reading
Hours: 3
As specified by Honors or department head.

BUSA 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.