Courses

DSOM 309 Intermediate Business Statistics Credits: 3

This course emphasizes statistical applications in business, and students will complete research projects using one or more multivariate statistical This course emphasizes statistical applications in business, and students will complete research projects using one or more multivariate statistical techniques. Topics covered will include statistical software (such as SAS or SPSS), multiple regression, Chi-Square, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods, multidiscriminant analysis, factor analysis, and a brief introduction to structural equation models.

Prerequisites: MATH 206 and STAT 235.

DSOM 326 Production/Operations Management Credits: 3

This course presents an introduction to the concepts, models, and methods of operations management. Students will study approaches to planning, scheduling, and controlling product and service facilities, processes, cost, quality, quantity, production, capacity, inventory, and distribution requirements. Computer applications and computer-based operations control systems will be introduced as a means to effectively manage the operations functions of both product and service organizations.

Prerequisites: ECON 202 and STAT 235; Bloch or BIT student with sophomore standing.

DSOM 346 Management Analysis Credits: 3

This course examines the application of various scientific and mathematical methods to decision making in management, and makes use of spreadsheets and other software to construct and analyze practical methods of real-world systems. Applications will be based on topics such as project management, decision analysis, scheduling, queuing systems, simulation, optimization/allocation models, forecasting, and profitability analysis.

Prerequisites: DSOM 326 and MIS 202.

DSOM 431 Quality and Process Improvement Credits: 3

A study of planning and managing effective quality and processes in organizations. Students are expected to master important quality management and process improvement tools including Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, TQM, Theory of Constraints, and other contemporary tools via appropriate software, case studies, and projects.

Prerequisites: DSOM 309 and DSOM 326.

DSOM 487 Special Topics Credits: 3

Special topics in decision science and operations management.