The Department of Operations Management and Information Systems (OM&IS) prepares students for professional careers relating to the analysis, design, implementation, and management of operations and information systems in organizations. The operations and information management program stresses the integration of business process improvement with the application of information technology. All OM&IS majors take courses in supply chain management, database management, enterprise resource management, as well as process and quality management. The OM&IS curriculum is designed to support the skills associated with effective problem solving, teamwork, communication, and leadership.
In addition, students pursue one of three areas of study: Supply Chain Management, Data Analytics, or Information Technology Management.
Supply Chain Management prepares students for entry-level positions as supply chain analysts. Courses in the Supply Chain Management area of study focus on the concepts, processes, and strategies associated with supply chain management in today’s global economy.
Data Analytics prepares students for entry-level positions as business data analysts. Courses in Data Analytics focus on the concepts, techniques, and strategies associated with analyzing large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data to support organizations decision making.
Information Technology Management prepares students for entry-level positions as information technology analysts. Courses in the Information Technology Management area of study focus on the analysis, design, and implementation of information technology solutions that support organizations in a global networked environment.
Operations Management and Information Systems Program Goals and Learning Objectives
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Operations and Information Management program are expected to achieve these program goals and learning objectives in addition to the College of Business Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives.
Core Programs Goals and Learning Objectives
1. Processes: To Provide The Student With The Knowledge to Manage Business Processes.
- The student recognizes that businesses are a collection of processes.
- The student can evaluate business processes.
- The student can apply process improvement methods.
2. Technology: To Provide The Student With The Knowledge to Apply Information Technology Effectively.
- The student can compare hardware, software, and networking technologies.
- The student can create and manage databases.
- The student can select information technologies to improve organizational problems.
Area of Study Program Goals and Learning Objectives
3. Supply Chain Management: To Provide the Student With the Knowledge to Manage Supply Chains.
- The student can analyze and solve supply chain problems.
4. Data Analytics: To Provide the Student With the Knowledge to Analyze Business Data.
5. Information Technology Management: To Provide the Student With the Knowledge to Develop and Implement IT Solutions.
Satisfactory completion of OMIS 338 and OMIS 351 as evidenced by a grade of C or better is required before a student majoring in operations and information management is allowed to enroll in any other 300- or 400-level OMIS courses (except OMIS 324). To be retained as a major in the department, a student may not repeat more than two OMIS courses.
All operations and information management majors must satisfactorily complete a portfolio of a selected collection of their operations management and information systems assignments to be turned in no later than the last week of classes in the semester that they plan to graduate. Instructions for portfolio content may be found in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems.
To graduate as an operations and information management major, a student must earn a grade of at least C in each course required in the major, which includes courses in the Foundations of Business and Business Core, required OMIS courses, and all electives required for the major.
Upper-level (300- or 400-level) OMIS courses will not be accepted from other educational institutions without permission from the department.
OMIS 458, Internship in Operations and Information Management, cannot be permanent employment, cannot be taken as the last course in the program, and cannot be applied as elective credit in the program.
Internships in Operations and Information Management
Operations and information management majors of junior-year standing are encouraged to apply for the department internship program. Applications are evaluated by the department chair and internship coordinator on the basis of a minimum 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.00 GPA or above in the major, recommendations from the business community, and relevance of the proposed internship to professional career needs. Individual internships of 3 semester hours may be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of internship credit. All internships must be approved by the department and supervised by the internship coordinator. In order to gain the full benefit of an internship experience, enrollment in the program will be limited to those positions created as internships or cooperative education experiences. Permanent positions will not count as internships. Credit earned in this program may not be used to satisfy operations and information management elective requirements. Additional information regarding the operations and information management internship program is available in the department office.
Operations Management and Information Systems Faculty
Chang Liu, D.B.A., Mississippi State University, professor, chair
Xinyan Cao, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, assistant professor
Charles E. Downing, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Distinguished Teaching Professor
Kishen Iyengar, Ph.D., University of Texas, assistant professor
Jinhak Kim, Ph.D., Purdue University, assistant professor
Jung Young Lee, Ph.D., Michigan State University, associate professor
Yipeng Liu, Ph.D., University of Florida, assistant professor
Kathleen L. McFadden, Ph.D., University of Texas, Arlington, Board of Trustees Professor
Biagio Palese, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, assistant professor
John Pendergrass, Ph.D., University of Illinois, visiting assistant professor
Charles G. Petersen, Ph.D., Indiana University, professor
Balaji Rajagopalan, Ph.D., University of Memphis, professor
Andrew J. Setterstrom, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, associate professor
Ying Wang, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, assistant professor
Jiao Wu, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, assistant professor