Information Systems Track

The rapid technological progress in the computing sector and the dramatic decline in the cost of computer power have fueled an investment boom in information technologies. Information technology are now called upon to understand how technology can be used to create new corporate strategies, new products and new types of organizations in addition to the traditional roles of designing, building and maintaining information systems and managing systems implementation.

The Information Systems track in OPIM is designed to provide the necessary understanding both technical and business issues relating to information systems. The program is ideal for students interested in managing information technology, either as a technologist or as a general manager, or as a consultant in technology-intensive industries. In addition, the program provides a good supplement to engineering or other technologically-sophisticated students who wish to obtain greater exposure to managerial issues or students in finance or management who wish to better understand the role of technology in their core disciplines.

The IS track includes OPIM 101 (unless exempt), one foundation course and three electives.

Foundation course:

OPIM 210 Management Information Systems

Electives (choose three):

OPIM 105 Developing Tools for Data Access and Analysis
OPIM 224 Service Operations Management (1 cu)
OPIM 290 Decision Processes
OPIM 311 Business Computer Languages
OPIM 314 Enabling Technologies
OPIM 315 Data Base Management Systems
OPIM 316 Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation
OPIM 319 Seminar in Decision Systems
OPIM 325 Computer Simulation Models
OPIM 410 Data Mining for Business Intelligence
OPIM 469 Advanced Topics in Information Strategy and Economics

OPIM Undergraduate Coordinator: Monique Guignard-Spielberg — 569 JMHH — 215-898-8235 —