Courses

SCM 416. Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and tools associated with supply chain management. Topics include supply chain integration, logistics network configuration, inventory management, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing, warehousing, quality management, global logistics and the impact …

SCM 442. Business to Business Marketing (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors must attain a grade of “C” or higher) or consent of instructor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Analysis of the marketing structure for industrial products, including raw materials, installations, operating supplies, accessory equipment and fabricating materials. Buying motives and buying …

SCM 447. Logistics and Transportation Management (3)

Prerequisites: MKT 304 (Marketing majors just attain a grade of “C” or higher); Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the management of firms that market transportation services; the managerial implications of the legal, economic and social environment. (Cross-listed with MKT 447.)

SCM 492. Supply Chain Management Strategy (3)

Prerequisites: SCM 416, 442, 447 or equivalent; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This is a capstone course that integrates various aspects of supply chain management. Students will use their previous work in transportation, purchasing and quality processes to study current practices, which should lead to …

SOM 120. Basic Business Statistics (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 103 or a higher-level mathematics course with a grade of “C” or higher. Basic elements of statistics for students in business and economics. Descriptive statistics, elements of probability, probability distributions (including normal), sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions (including estimation and hypothesis testing), simple linear regression and correlation. Applications of these …

SOM 306. Operations Management (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 120 or MATH 140. Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: BUS 302/L. Discusses operational issues facing organizations and introduces operations management concepts and techniques. Students develop skills necessary to improve productivity and quality of operations in both manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include international competitiveness, quality assurance, forecasting, design and control of operations systems, creating …

SOM 307. Data Analysis and Modeling for Business (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 120 or MATH 140. Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: BUS 302/L. Statistical methods and stochastic models to support decision making by managers. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, probability distributions and assessment, expected value, variation, estimation of means and proportions, hypothesis testing for one and several populations, F test, chi-square test, simple and multiple regression …

SOM 416. Supply Chain Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and tools associated with supply chain management. Topics include supply chain integration, logistics network configuration, inventory management, strategic alliances, procurement and outsourcing, warehousing, quality management, global logistics and the impacts …

SOM 464. Manufacturing Resource Planning (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306 or MSE 304; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Planning and control systems for the management of production and operations. Topics include demand management and forecasting, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management, inventory management, master production scheduling, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), capacity …

SOM 466. Project Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 120, 391 or MATH 140; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Introduction to the operations management of small, intermediate and large projects. The course surveys project organization, staffing, planning and scheduling (PERT/CPM), control, budgeting and quality. The project environments, including international issues, are explored. …

SOM 467. Quality Management and Control (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306 or MSE 304; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Application of total quality control for improvement of products and services, including both statistical techniques and managerial approaches. Control charts, quality costs, responsibility for quality, quality at the source, ethical issues and ISO 9000. …

SOM 468. Managing for Service Excellence (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Techniques learned will benefit service managers and entrepreneurs by improving skills in managing efficiency and quality. Students will learn concepts and tools useful for service management. Topics include service assessment, improvement and innovation, yield management, service technologies …

SOM 485. Decision Support Systems (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 306; IS 312; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Concepts, development and application of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and related management support systems (Executive Information Systems and Expert Systems). Design framework and Management Science models for DSS. DSS development process and tools, user interface, …

SOM 496A-Z. Experimental Courses (3)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Course content to be determined. (See Schedule of Classes and Enrollment Guide.)

SOM 498A-C. Field Assignments and Reports Systems and Operations Management (1-6)

Prerequisite: Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. Individual study pertaining to present or future career. Student must obtain approved employment. Consultation with employer and instructor determines program. A maximum of 12 units may be earned by combining Field Assignments and Reports (SOM 498) and Independent Study …

SOM 499. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Department Chair and consent of an instructor to act as sponsor; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. BUS 302/L are prerequisites for Business majors. In order to do an Independent Study assignment in the College of Business and Economics, a student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, a …

SOM 591. Statistics and Stochastic Models for Managers (3)

Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of Graduate Programs. Statistical methods and stochastic models to support decision making by managers. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, probability distributions and assessment, expected value, variation, estimation of means and proportions, hypothesis testing for one and several populations, F test, chi square test, simple and multiple regression and correlation, time …

SOM 666. Project Planning and Policy (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 591 or MSE 404 or 602. The application of project planning methodology and modeling to problems in business. Extensive use will be made of the case method. Topics include project planning, scheduling, PERT/CPM, budgeting, Activity-Based Costing (ABC) and project management software. International issues will be explored.

SOM 667. Total Quality Management (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 591 or MSE 404 or 602. Covers the meaning and the application of Total Quality Management (TQM) in production and service organizations. The underlying quality philosophies of Deming, Taguchi and others that have inspired the development of TQM are also covered. Application of these philosophies to current quality issues, namely responsibility for quality, …

SOM 676. Global Supply Chain Management (3)

This course covers the fundamental concepts, knowledge, models, and tools for supply chain design, operation and strategy. Global perspective will be emphasized throughout the course. Major topics include supply chain network design, sourcing decisions, sales and operations planning, inventory planning and management, supply chain collaboration, supply chain coordination, transportation planning and management, information technology for …

SOM 685. Decision Support and Applied Expert Systems (3)

Prerequisite: SOM 591 or MSE 404 or 602. Survey of applications, scope and recent development of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and related management support systems (Executive Information Systems and Expert Systems). Conceptual framework, design process and managing the initiation, evolution and implementation of management support systems. User involvement, evaluation and organizational integration. Decision-oriented DSS with …

SOM 686. Seminar in Internationally Competitive Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: SOM 591, or both 306 and 307. Subjects include: productivity and global competitiveness of modern enterprises, diagnostic studies of production strategies, and managerial implications of advanced operations technologies of world-class organizations (Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control and Total Quality Management). Also covered are in-depth case analyses of progressive U.S. and …

SOM 699. Independent Study Systems and Operations Management (3)

Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor and Department Chair. No more than 6 units of Independent Study may be taken in any one department, and no more than 6 units may be taken in the College of Business without prior approval of the Dean. Only those graduate students who have a current 3.0 or higher GPA …