Operations Management Elective Course Options

Course Name Units Semester Description
MIS 406 - Healthcare Information Systems 3 Spring

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of healthcare information systems. Topics include: 1. introduction to the health IT discipline; 2. major applications and commercial vendors; 3. decision support methods and technologies; 4. information systems design and engineering; and 5. new opportunities and emerging trends.
MIS 411 - Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet 3 Spring Broad survey of the individual, organizational, cultural, social and ethical issues provoked by current and projected uses of networked computers on the Internet. 
MIS 415 - Information Security in the Public and Private Sectors 3 Fall
This course exposes the student to a broad range of computer systems and information security topics.  It is designed to provide a general knowledge of measures to insure confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information systems.
MIS 416 - Information Security Risk Management 3 Fall
The objective of this course is to provide our University of Arizona students with a thorough and operational knowledge of information security so that this critical area is recognized as a management issue and not an I.T. issue.
MIS 417 - Systems Security Management 3 Fall
The information security arena contains a broad array of multi-level models for assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring the mitigation of security risks.  At the very core of this information security spectrum are the actual system and network devices which store, manage, transmit and secure information.
MIS 427 - Introduction to Enterprise Computing Environments 3 Fall Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems represents integrated strategy for management of information among organizations, suppliers and customers.
MIS 429 - Detection of Deception and Intent 3 Spring (when offered) With the increased challenges from terrorism, the need to protect against security threats is even greater today. Thus, it is becoming increasingly necessary to find innovative and better ways to protect ourselves from these security threats. Finding less invasive techniques of detection suggests analyzing people's behavior or the ways/patterns in which they talk/write and identify cues to detect deception and the intent of deception.
MIS 464 - Data Analytics 3 Spring This undergraduate senior level course (elective) will cover the important concepts and techniques relating to data analytics, including: statistical foundation, data mining methods, data visualization, and web mining techniques that are applicable to emerging e-commerce, government, health and security applications. The course contains lectures, readings, lab sessions, and hands-on projects. Most business school seniors are welcome. The course will require some basic computing and database background. The course will prepare students to become a data scientist or a data-savvy manager for different businesses.
MIS 465 - Managing for Quality Improvement 3 Spring Operational aspect of quality improvement. Topics include statistical process control, quality management programs
MIS 477 - The Supply Chain and Logistics 3 Fall Organization, management and control of material flow processes; logistical strategies and relationships of procurement, handling, warehousing, transportation, and inventory control.
MIS 478 - Project Management 3 Fall
Project Management is the application of knowledge, analytical skills, scheduling software tools and techniques related to various project activities in order to meet project requirements.
MIS 496A - Special Topics in Management Information Systems 3 (not offered regularly) Spring The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
MIS 498H - Honors Thesis 3 Fall
An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.  *This course can only be used for 3 units of MIS elective, despite being 2 semesters and 6 honors units.