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College of Business Administration

Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Information Systems

Summary

The College of Business Administration serves business and society through the expertise of our alumni, students, and faculty. The College provides academically rigorous programs emphasizing the application of theory and skills in scientific, technological, and traditional business environments. The faculty develop and disseminate knowledge of business theories and practices.

Bachelor Programs

Students who major in information systems become experts in how to use computers to advance an organization's goals. Information systems professionals help organizations design and use systems for conducting financial transactions, managing information about customers and suppliers, and ensuring the security of communications. They study how people adapt to new information technologies and advise organizations how to make the most of the information available to them. Information systems is one of the fastest growing fields in the country. Small companies, large companies, not-for-profits, and government agencies all need information systems professionals

Students who major in information systems become experts in how to use computers to advance an organization's goals. Information systems professionals help organizations design and use systems for conducting financial transactions, managing information about customers and suppliers, and ensuring the security of communications. They study how people adapt to new information technologies and advise organizations how to make the most of the information available to them. Information systems is one of the fastest growing fields in the country. Small companies, large companies, not-for-profits, and government agencies all need information systems professionals.

Master Programs

The MS-CBS-M degree program, part of an interdisciplinary cybersecurity MS degree, prepares students to enter the cybersecurity profession in a wide variety of positions. While the curriculum emphasizes both managerial and technical aspects of cybersecurity, its overall structure is designed to prepare students for a career leading to managerial- and/or executive-level positions related to cybersecurity. Students will learn to design, implement, and manage cybersecurity systems with the purpose of providing organizational decision-makers the ability to manage the cybersecurity function effectively and efficiently.

The MS-IS degree program prepares students to enter the information systems and technology (IS/T) profession in a wide variety of positions. While the curriculum emphasizes both managerial and technical aspects of IS/T, its overall structure is designed to prepare students for a career leading to managerial- and/or executive-level positions related to IS/T. Students will learn to design, implement, and operate information systems with the purpose of providing organizational decision-makers with the information needed to manage effectively and efficiently. In addition, students will learn to obtain new business insights by using various business analytics and data management tools.

This program is designed for professionals who want to identify meaningful patterns in business data, understand cause and effect, and help an organization reduce risk and make better decisions. Program participants will learn to mine and analyze data, design experiments, apply statistical methods, and design solutions to business problems. Students will have many opportunities to apply analytical techniques to real problems as part of a business analytics practicum.

The MS-SCLM program is for professionals who want to use supply chain management theories and methods to make significant contributions in solving strategic and managerial supply chain problems. Students learn about supply chain dynamics; conduct analyses necessary for designing supply chain management systems that fulfill an organization's supply chain strategy; model and interpret supply chains and processes for identifying problems, improving efficiencies, and improving service to stakeholders; translate data from supply chain systems into useful information for improved decision-making; and how to manage all aspects of an organization's integrated supply chain. Students will have many opportunities to apply supply chain tools and techniques to real problems as part of a supply chain practicum.

Other Programs

Offered at night to accommodate working professionals, the Enterprise Resource Planning Certificate prepares graduates to employ ERP systems in commercial and DoD environments, and provides students with an understanding of their importance in organizations and their power to integrate all business functions.

Offered at night to accommodate working professionals, the Supply Chain Management Certificate prepares graduates to manage the procurement, scheduling, movement and storage of all materials, supplies, inventories, and finished goods from the point of origin to the point of use or consumption.  Topics include operations management, information technology, design and management of supply chain systems, transportation & logistics, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and supply chain strategy.

With the demand for IT security professionals at an all-time high, UAH's College of Business Administration has created a graduate certificate program in Cybersecurity Studies. Learn how to secure and defend networks, recover from security failures, use computer forensics, and manage data security. In addition to receiving a graduate certificate from UAH, students will also get training to help them prepare for tests that will qualify them for additional security certifications, such as Security+ and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).

Courses

Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning

Course

Introduces the theories and concepts of business contingency planning through risk analysis and disaster recovery planning. This course is designed to provide a greater understanding of the assessment and management of risk and disaster recovery within the organization. The course will emphasize the nature of risk, risk assessment, risk management, and disaster recovery and how these concepts can be addressed effectively through businesscontingency planning.

 109
Course

This course will change the way you think about the relationship between data and business decision-making. We will examine real-world examples and cases to understand how Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) can enhance business competitiveness. We will use many BIA tools, giving students hands-on experience mining data. More importantly, this course will help students to develop data-analytical thinking in the era of "big data.".

 134
Course

Explores the theories, features, and capabilities of relational database management systems in a business environment. Examines how to read and interpret database design documents and how to query database driven business applications. Emphasizes the use of database management systems and data mining tools in real-world business settings and how these technologies can be applied effectively to solve business problems.

 156
Course

Develops an understading of how information technology (IT) can enable organizations to conduct business more effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. Includes strategies to manage and leverage the organization's IT capabilities to deploy digital business models and maintain efficient and profitable business operations. Students will use systems and business process thinking to create and analyze strategies for technology enabled organizational transformation. Students will also use Enterprise Systems like SAP and other technologies as part of the course to understand their integrative capabilities to meet the Information needs of an organization.

 104
Course

This course discusses the management of the operations function for the creation of goods and services and its relationship with other business functions in service, manufacturing, and government organizations. Topics include operations strategy and infrastructure decisions, merging process technologies, planning and scheduling, inventory management, just-in-time systems, quality management, six sigma and lean operations. Concepts are illustrated using the SAP software.

 123

Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Course

This course will change the way you think about the relationship between data and business decision-making. We will examine real-world examples and cases to understand how Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) can enhance business competitiveness. We will use many BIA tools, giving students hands-on experience mining data. More importantly, this course will help students to develop data-analytical thinking in the era of "big data.".

 134
Course

Develops an understading of how information technology (IT) can enable organizations to conduct business more effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. Includes strategies to manage and leverage the organization's IT capabilities to deploy digital business models and maintain efficient and profitable business operations. Students will use systems and business process thinking to create and analyze strategies for technology enabled organizational transformation. Students will also use Enterprise Systems like SAP and other technologies as part of the course to understand their integrative capabilities to meet the Information needs of an organization.

 104
Course

This course discusses the management of the operations function for the creation of goods and services and its relationship with other business functions in service, manufacturing, and government organizations. Topics include operations strategy and infrastructure decisions, merging process technologies, planning and scheduling, inventory management, just-in-time systems, quality management, six sigma and lean operations. Concepts are illustrated using the SAP software.

 123
Course

This course examines the concepts, design, configuration and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with a view to integrate all aspects of an organization into one information system. Specific attention is given as to how ERP systems facilitate the flow of information supporting core business processes and the organization's supply chain. The course will emphasize the SAP configuration and strategic use of ERP systems to support the organizational structures and business processes of the particular company to efficiently and effectively manage a firm's business. Extensive use of SAP software is made in illustrating the configuration, implementation, and use of ERP systems in business and governmental organizations.

 147
Course

This course discusses the concepts and components of the entire supply chain from a system of systems perspective. Emphasis is on integration, collaboration and planning related to major functional areas required to organize the flow of products from inception through delivery to satisfy final customer needs. Information and communication technology as an enabler of supply chain management strategies is also discussed. Concepts are emphasized utilizing experiential learning and case studies

 114
Course

This integrative course discusses the strategic role of supply chain management in organizations and develops a working knowledge of the process of formulating and implementing supply chain strategies to gain competitive advantage in a global environment. Topics covered include the linkage of supply chain strategies with corporate strategy, customer relationship and supplier relationship strategies, outsourcing strategies and related infrastructure needs to implement supply chain strategies. A team based practicum project helps students apply concepts and methods to real world problems

 108

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Studies

Course

This course will change the way you think about the relationship between data and business decision-making. We will examine real-world examples and cases to understand how Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) can enhance business competitiveness. We will use many BIA tools, giving students hands-on experience mining data. More importantly, this course will help students to develop data-analytical thinking in the era of "big data.".

 134
Course

Explores the theories, features, and capabilities of relational database management systems in a business environment. Examines how to read and interpret database design documents and how to query database driven business applications. Emphasizes the use of database management systems and data mining tools in real-world business settings and how these technologies can be applied effectively to solve business problems.

 156
Course

This course examines the concepts, design, configuration and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with a view to integrate all aspects of an organization into one information system. Specific attention is given as to how ERP systems facilitate the flow of information supporting core business processes and the organization's supply chain. The course will emphasize the SAP configuration and strategic use of ERP systems to support the organizational structures and business processes of the particular company to efficiently and effectively manage a firm's business. Extensive use of SAP software is made in illustrating the configuration, implementation, and use of ERP systems in business and governmental organizations.

 147
Course

Introduces the theories and concepts of business contingency planning through risk analysis and disaster recovery planning. This course is designed to provide a greater understanding of the assessment and management of risk and disaster recovery within the organization. The course will emphasize the nature of risk, risk assessment, risk management, and disaster recovery and how these concepts can be addressed effectively through businesscontingency planning.

 112
Course

Examines the management issues associated with the control and audit of information systems. Specific emphasis is on IT controls and their evaluation, computer-based auditing techniques, encryption, and security policies. Recent developments in IT, such as client-server systems and the Internet and their impact on auditing control, and security, are also considered.

 118
Course

Provides an introduction to the area of network security. Addresses security issues and practical applications related to Network Address Translation, packet filtering, proxy servers and firewalls, and Virtual Private Networks. This course assumes familiarity with the Internet and basic networking concepts such as TCP/IP, gateways, routers, and Ethernet.

 96

Information Systems, BSBA - Business Analytics and Supply Chains Concentration

Course

The management of data resources to effectively support the information systems of organizations. The course focuses on relational database model and Oracle SQL. It provides students with extensive experiences in formulating and executing SQL queries to retrieve and manipulate information from a relational database management system.

 107
Course

This course examines the concepts and uses of enterprise systems to integrate all aspects of an organization into one information system. Specific attention is given to how ERP systems facilitate the flow of information supporting core business processes and the organization's supply chain. The course will emphasize the adaptation of ERP systems to support the organizational structures and business processes of the particular company to efficiently and effectively manage a firm's business.

 133
Course

This course emphasizes the integration of various principles, theories, and techniques for implementing, deploying and managing enterprise information systems in organizations to gain strategic and operational advantages. Includes lectures, tours, readings, cases, and the completion of a major project. Normally taken during a student's last semester of studies.

 96
Course

Identifying, analyzing, developing and acquiring information systems are central to the information systems discipline. The course covers identifying, conceptualizing and analyzing business opportunities where information systems applications can add value followed by design, development, and implementation of such applications. Planning for and management of this core IS activity is a critical organizational competence.

 110

Information Systems, BSBA - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Concentration

Course

Provides an introduction to the area of computer forensixs. Examines the problems and concerns related to computer investigations. Blends traditional investigation methods with classic systems-analysis problem-solving techniques and applies them to computing investigations. This course is lab intensive and students are expected to gain hands-on experience through learning to use various forensic software. Several information security topics nonspecific to forensics will also be covered.

 151
Course

The management of data resources to effectively support the information systems of organizations. The course focuses on relational database model and Oracle SQL. It provides students with extensive experiences in formulating and executing SQL queries to retrieve and manipulate information from a relational database management system.

 119
Course

This course emphasizes the integration of various principles, theories, and techniques for implementing, deploying and managing enterprise information systems in organizations to gain strategic and operational advantages. Includes lectures, tours, readings, cases, and the completion of a major project. Normally taken during a student's last semester of studies.

 106
Course

Identifying, analyzing, developing and acquiring information systems are central to the information systems discipline. The course covers identifying, conceptualizing and analyzing business opportunities where information systems applications can add value followed by design, development, and implementation of such applications. Planning for and management of this core IS activity is a critical organizational competence.

 96

Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Management (MS-CBS -M)

Course

Introduces the theories and concepts of business contingency planning through risk analysis and disaster recovery planning. This course is designed to provide a greater understanding of the assessment and management of risk and disaster recovery within the organization. The course will emphasize the nature of risk, risk assessment, risk management, and disaster recovery and how these concepts can be addressed effectively through businesscontingency planning.

 100
Course

Examines the management issues associated with the control and audit of information systems. Specific emphasis is on IT controls and their evaluation, computer-based auditing techniques, encryption, and security policies. Recent developments in IT, such as client-server systems and the Internet and their impact on auditing control, and security, are also considered.

 142
Course

Provides an introduction to the area of network security. Addresses security issues and practical applications related to Network Address Translation, packet filtering, proxy servers and firewalls, and Virtual Private Networks. This course assumes familiarity with the Internet and basic networking concepts such as TCP/IP, gateways, routers, and Ethernet.

 116

Master of Science in Information Systems (MS-IS)

Course

This course will change the way you think about the relationship between data and business decision-making. We will examine real-world examples and cases to understand how Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) can enhance business competitiveness. We will use many BIA tools, giving students hands-on experience mining data. More importantly, this course will help students to develop data-analytical thinking in the era of "big data.".

 111
Course

Examines the management issues associated with the control and audit of information systems. Specific emphasis is on IT controls and their evaluation, computer-based auditing techniques, encryption, and security policies. Recent developments in IT, such as client-server systems and the Internet and their impact on auditing control, and security, are also considered.

 118
Course

Explores the theories, features, and capabilities of relational database management systems in a business environment. Examines how to read and interpret database design documents and how to query database driven business applications. Emphasizes the use of database management systems and data mining tools in real-world business settings and how these technologies can be applied effectively to solve business problems.

 96
Course

This course examines the concepts, design, configuration and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with a view to integrate all aspects of an organization into one information system. Specific attention is given as to how ERP systems facilitate the flow of information supporting core business processes and the organization's supply chain. The course will emphasize the SAP configuration and strategic use of ERP systems to support the organizational structures and business processes of the particular company to efficiently and effectively manage a firm's business. Extensive use of SAP software is made in illustrating the configuration, implementation, and use of ERP systems in business and governmental organizations. 

 153
Course

This capstone course emphasizes the integration of various principles, theories, and techniques for developing, implementing and using information systems strategies and applications in organizations. It aims at providing a holistic view of Information Systems and Technology (IS/T)function in an organization with a view to serve an organization's mission and strategy throughout the value and supply chain. These skills will be placed in the context of business processes where they will be applied. Thus, in this course we will explore ways and means to help executives and managers make better decisions in the manufacturing and service sectors through a strategic use of IS/T.

 127
Course

Identifying, analyzing, developing and acquiring information systems are central to the information systems discipline. The course has to do with identifying, conceptualizing and analyzing business opportunities where information systems applications can add value followed by design, development, and implementation of such applications. Planning for and management of this core IS activity is a critical organizational competence.

 110
Course

Provides an introduction to the area of network security. Addresses security issues and practical applications related to Network Address Translation, packet filtering, proxy servers and firewalls, and Virtual Private Networks. This course assumes familiarity with the Internet and basic networking concepts such as TCP/IP, gateways, routers, and Ethernet.

 120

Master of Science in Management Science- Business Analytics (MSMS-BA)

Course

This course focuses on concepts and methods in business analytics. Topics include data quality and cleaning, predictive modeling, design of experiments, segmentation, forecasting, usage and limitations of models, and interpretation and presentation of results. This course provides a hands-on environment using real data to prepare students to apply these techniques in business environments.

 227
Course

A capstone course emphasizing rigorously interpreting the results of analytic models and intuitively communicating the derived business insights to business clients and corporate executives. The majority of this course is devoted to a major practical project in which students apply skills learned from previous analytics courses to a real world business problem, preferably in cooperation with a local organization.

 124
Course

This course will change the way you think about the relationship between data and business decision-making. We will examine real-world examples and cases to understand how Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) can enhance business competitiveness. We will use many BIA tools, giving students hands-on experience mining data. More importantly, this course will help students to develop data-analytical thinking in the era of "big data."

 130
Course

Explores the theories, features, and capabilities of relational database management systems in a business environment. Examines how to read and interpret database design documents and how to query database driven business applications. Emphasizes the use of database management systems and data mining tools in real-world business settings and how these technologies can be applied effectively to solve business problems.

 111
Course

This course focuses on tools and methods for modeling, analyzing and solving problems involving business decision making. Spreadsheet analysis, optimization, and simulation techniques will be covered. Topics include linear and nonlinear optimization, network models, decision analysis and simulation of complex models in a spreadsheet environment as well as using other commercial software packages.

 126
Course

A graduate level introduction to the accounting framework and how it is used in evaluating economic conditions and success in decision making organizations. The course considers financial statements, accounting reports, and accounting terminology that constitutes the language of business. The course also introduces the use of accounting information for decision making, coordinating, motivating, and evaluating.

 160
Course

Broad-based introductory survey of Modeling & Simulation intended to provide an overview that exposes entering Modeling & Simulation students to a full range of teh discipline. Surveyed items include indentification, categorization and comparison of modeling methods, applications, architectures, and environments. Appropriate applications for different simulation paradigms and relative advantages and disadvantages of each. Model testing and validation approaches, distributed simulated, graphics and visualization, and other topics are introduced. Case studies of Modeling & Simulation applications.

 199

Master of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Course

This course focuses on tools and methods for modeling, analyzing and solving problems involving business decision making. Spreadsheet analysis, optimization, and simulation techniques will be covered. Topics include linear and nonlinear optimization, network models, decision analysis and simulation of complex models in a spreadsheet environment as well as using other commercial software packages.

 109
Course

A graduate level introduction to the accounting framework and how it is used in evaluating economic conditions and success in decision making organizations. The course considers financial statements, accounting reports, and accounting terminology that constitutes the language of business. The course also introduces the use of accounting information for decision making, coordinating, motivating, and evaluating.

 143
Course

This course discusses the management of the operations function for the creation of goods and services and its relationship with other business functions in service, manufacturing, and government organizations. Topics include operations strategy and infrastructure decisions, merging process technologies, planning and scheduling, inventory management, just-in-time systems, quality management, six sigma and lean operations. Concepts are illustrated using the SAP software.

 118
Course

This course discusses the concepts and components of the entire supply chain from a system of systems perspective. Emphasis is on integration, collaboration and planning related to major functional areas required to organize the flow of products from inception through delivery to satisfy final customer needs. Information and communication technology as an enabler of supply chain management strategies is also discussed. Concepts are emphasized utilizing experiential learning and case studies.

 113
Course

This integrative course discusses the strategic role of supply chain management in organizations and develops a working knowledge of the process of formulating and implementing supply chain strategies to gain competitive advantage in a global environment. Topics covered include the linkage of supply chain strategies with corporate strategy, customer relationship and supplier relationship strategies, outsourcing strategies and related infrastructure needs to implement supply chain strategies. A team based practicum project helps students apply concepts and methods to real world problems.

 92

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