Courses Taught

At Iowa State University

MIS 301 (Undergraduate) “Introduction to Management Information Systems”

The role of information technology in organization. Overview of methodologies for design and development of systems including decision support systems, expert systems, data bases, end-user computing, etc. Computer applications relate concepts to practice. Lecture and laboratory work emphasizes the enabling role of IT in contemporary organizations.

MIS 320 (Undergraduate) “Database Management Systems”

Database design, development, and implementation. Focus on data models, both classical and object oriented. Uses relational and/or object oriented database management systems.

MIS 407 (Undergraduate) “Advanced Business Programming”

Design, writing, debugging and testing of computer programs for business applications, and managerial decision-support. Topics include OO programming and database connectivity.

MIS 435 (Undergraduate) “Information Systems Infrastructure”

Overview of Internet and telecommunications technology used in business applications. Understand Internet and network protocols, network and application architectures, design, and implementation.

MIS 439 (Undergraduate) “Computer-based Decision Support Systems and Data Analytics”

This course explains the characteristics, use, and development of decision support systems (DSS) within the context of other business information systems. The process of designing and implementing decision support systems in business is discussed from both theoretical and practical standpoints. Students will learn various ways of measuring the success of DSS implementation as well as the difficulties associated with all such measures. Students will learn to use common software tools to develop a simple DSS.

MIS 440 (Undergraduate) “Supply Chain Information Systems”

Technology continues to drive the way companies do business. With the ubiquity of the Internet came e-commerce and online marketing. Now organizations are working to establish c-commerce (collaborative commerce). The challenge faced by management is to remove traditional barriers within and across companies, whether geographical, departmental, personnel, customer, vendor, distributer or business partner with the goal to seamlessly integrate the entire supply chain. This class studies the technologies that organizations are using to create c-commerce systems, the challenges the organizations face, solution methodologies, and current practices.

MIS 501 (Graduate) “Management Information Systems”

This course exposes the student to current theories and practices appropriate for understanding the role and application of information systems for individuals, organizations, and society within a globally competitive context. The course focuses on information technology and its uses in improving work practices, products, and tools for individuals and organizations. The course also addresses issues pertaining to current and emerging topics in the development and use of technology, the role of technology in and its alignment with organizational strategy and sustainable business practices, information system planning and the development of enterprise architectures, and human interface and personal characteristics in the design and use of technology.

BUSAD 502 (Graduate) “Quantitative Analysis for Business and Decision Models”

Introduction to the sources and statistical analysis of data and optimization models for use in making business decisions. Data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, multiple regression, linear programming and simulation.

MIS 531 (Graduate) “Business Software Development”

A survey of business-oriented programming languages with emphasis on design, writing, debugging and testing of computer programs for business transaction processing, and managerial decision-support. Topics include structured programming and file processing.

MIS 539 (Graduate) “Computer-based Decision Support Systems and Data Analytics”

This course explains the characteristics, use, and development of decision support systems (DSS) within the context of other business information systems. The process of designing and implementing decision support systems in business is discussed from both theoretical and practical standpoints. Students will learn to use common software tools to develop a simple DSS.

MIS 539 (Graduate) “Applications of Machine Learning for Business Intelligence”

This course serves to introduce and apply data science concepts into business applications. As Big Data, Machine Learning, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence and other concepts grow in business applications, it is essential for students to understand the underlying concepts, data, models, and applications to be successful in data-driven world. Students will learn how to determine problem types, data restrictions, model selection, tool choice, and analysis of data science concepts for greater business value.

MIS 604 (PhD) “Doctoral Seminar on Collaboration, Knowledge, and Intelligence in Organizations”

This Ph.D. seminar course addresses research issues in the emerging areas of collaboration, knowledge management, and enterprise intelligence. Topics will include emerging and contemporary concepts around knowledge management at individual, team, and organizational levels.

Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis

6K:070 “Computer Analysis”

The role of information technology in organization. Overview of methodologies for design and development of systems including decision support systems, expert systems, data bases, end-user computing, etc. Computer applications relate concepts to practice. Lecture and laboratory work emphasizes the enabling role of IT in contemporary organizations.

6K:192 “Supply Chain Management”

This course acquaints students with various supply chain activities and describes how supply chain management integrates supply and demand, both within and between firms.  Students are exposed to a wide range of supply chain management terminology, analytical tools, and theories related to four key elements of supply chain management:  purchasing, operations, distribution, and integration.

At Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BIT 4444 (Undergraduate) Computer-based Decision Support Systems

Study of interactive, computer-based systems used to support managers. Emphasizes the study of expert systems and artificial intelligence and the use of knowledge in making managerial decisions.

BIT 5495 (Graduate level) “DSS Design and Implementation”

Study of the design and implementation of decision support systems (DSS) using visual environment. Topics will include methods for data access, modeling and computation in a visual language, graphical display of support material and report generation methodologies, object sharing between software components, and the deployment of support systems, and common object model methodologies.