Operations Management Elective Course Options

Course Name Units Semester Description
MIS 406 - Healthcare Information Systems 3 Fall
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
Spring
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. *Includes certifications: CNSS 4011 – Information Systems Security Professionals & CNSS 4012 – Senior Systems Managers
MIS 416 - Information Security Risk Management 3 Spring 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.  *Includes certification: CNSS 4016 – Risk Analyst
MIS 417 - Systems Security Management 3 Fall
Spring
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.  *Includes certification: CNSS 4013 - System Administrators
MIS 427 - Introduction to Enterprise Computing Environments 3 Spring 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 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 465 - Managing for Quality Improvement   Fall
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
Spring
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 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
Spring
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.