Dr. C. Canel, chair and operations management program coordinator. Dr. Badarinathi (quantitative methods coordinator), Dr. Gebauer (information systems program coordinator), Dr. Janicki , Dr. Kline, Dr. Mahar, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Reinicke, Dr. Rosen, Dr. Schell, Dr. Wray, Dr. Yaylacicegi.
The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management provides courses and other academic support for the B.S. degree with options in either information systems or operations management
The Information Systems (IS) option prepares students to be leaders in business using information technology for competitive advantage. Students learn to recognize and analyze management needs for information and identify efficient and effective methods to provide this information. Students learn both business and technical skills, making them candidates for fast career advancement in the information-driven marketplace. Information systems are used by organizations to compete successfully in today‘s driven marketplace. Information systems are used by organizations to compete successfully in today‘s global business environment. IS majors build solutions with PCs, MACs, hand held devices, networks, wireless networks, and larger computer systems and design and create web applications, PC and server applications to solve problems for businesses and help firms gain a competitive edge by leveraging their IS resources. Successful information systems professionals are in demand as they bridge the gap between business professionals in specific disciplines (operations, marketing, accounting, finance) and technology to solve business problems.
Students concentrating in Operations Management receive the theoretical underpinnings to compete for jobs in a dynamic and ever-changing world. Operations managers design, implement and improve processes in all industries. Every industry has demand for students with a background in Operations Management; from airlines, hospitals, resorts, and banking to traditional manufacturing organizations. The Operations Management curriculum prepares students with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to make informed strategic operating decisions in areas such as; purchasing, physical distribution, project management, service systems management, quality management, supply chain management, logistics and distribution management, management of physical inventories and computer applications. Students learn the skills needed to be effective managers and problem solvers and become experts in the concepts and technologies that can be used to improve business operations. Students majoring in operations management can acquire a focus in supply chain and logistics or service operations.