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Department of Management Engineering

Information Systems

Summary

Beijing, the capital of China, is a city where the old cultural traditions and the modern civilization are well integrated. As a city established more than 3000 years ago, Beijing has world well-known sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Beijing also hosts the 2008 Olympic Games. Beijing's economy ranks among the most developed and prosperous in China. In 2015, the GDP of Beijing is about $340 billion.

Beijing Institute of Technology is a co-educational public university, located in Beijing, China, established in 1940. The fast development of Beijing brings our university and program many opportunities. As a member university of National Key Universities, Project 211 and Project 985, it has been given priority sponsor from the Chinese government, the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the Ministry of Education (MOST) and the Beijing metropolitan Government.

The Department of Management Engineering is home to our Information Management and Information Systems program. The department has more than 20 researchers. In recent years, our program has made significant progresses in many fields such as research achievements and building international academic relationships. Members of the department have published in international journals including Nature, Information & Management, Omega, and Decision Support Systems. The program has also been awarded the “Beijing Characteristic Specialty Program” in 2009. 

Bachelor Programs

 

This program was established in 1983. Within the development of the past three decades, it has become one of the six Famous Brand Programs in Beijing Institute of Technology. The program has faculties with strong research and practice background. We have one distinguished professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program, one National Prestigious Teacher, and many faculties with degree or visiting experiences from the U.S.A., the Europe, Japn, and Singapore. This program has about 30 faculties with about 30 students each year. The small faculty-student ratio allows the implement of the supervisor policy for our bachelor program.

 

Master Programs

PhD Programs

Courses

Bachelor in Information Management and Information Systems

Lecture

This course is to explore the analysis and design method of management information systems. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the concepts and the process of system analysis and design and to make student master the techniques, tools and methods of system analysis and design. Students will be able to use structured lifecycle method and object oriented method to develop the logical and physical models of information systems that is the base of the system development and testing. It aimed to cultivate system analysts and system designers.

The main topics of the course are analysis and design methods, including structured analysis and design as well as object oriented analysis and design. We focus on three aspects of an information system, data, process and communication. One of the goals of the course is to train students to apply these techniques to analyze and design a management information system.

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This course is to explore the basic technology of discrete-event system simulation. Specific, it consists of the following content: Basic theory of computer simulation of management system; Generation of random number; Generation of random variable; Analysis of simulation input data ; Analysis of simulation output data; Verification and validation of simulation model; Application of simulation software—Arena. We design some experiments as some illustrations of this course, which consists of the following systems: Simple manufacturing system, Simple logistics and supply chain distribution system, some basic queue system mentioned in Operation Research course. 

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As the fast development of e-commerce, it becomes an important drive of our economy development and has attracted great attention of most companies. Our government has established the “Internet Plus” strategy to encourage the combination between traditional industries and the information industry and to further stimulate economy development. Under this condition, Internet marketing will become an important force to support the “Internet Plus” strategy. This course will teach students the basis of e-commerce and Internet marketing. Relevant contents include traditional e-commerce models such as B2C, B2B, and C2C; emerging e-commerce models such as mobile commerce, social commerce, and O2O e-commerce; ecosystem-oriented competition strategy, and implementation of e-commerce systems. This course also considers the big data background and emerging digital media to explore the Internet marketing strategy and marketing mix. This course aims to foster students to transfer what they have learned in the classroom to their future works. 

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This course is to explore the knowledge in the field of energy economics including the evolution, the research target, the links and distinctions between energy economics and other subjects, as well as the processes of energy exploration, mining, transmission, and end-use consumption and the relevant industrial features. It also targets the main-streaming questions related to energy demand, energy supply, energy market, energy efficiency, energy price, environment and climate change from the perspective of economy; a series of methodologies and applications are running through the whole course in combination with the corresponding topics.

 

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This course is to explore IT project management body of Knowledge by understanding PMBOK of the Project Management Institute (PMI).  It includes what’s IT project and project management knowledge area, that is project scope management, project time management, project cost management etc., and 5 process group, that is initiating processes, planning processes, executing processes, controlling processes, terminating processes. The course overviews the project management system, introduce IT project management body of knowledge, especially discusses three elements of project management and its application in IT project. In the course, some common tools and techniques of project management are studied.

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This course is to help students to understand how to appropriately utilize IT tools for the success of a business. Students will learn the major terminology used in the field of MIS and what IT tools are available for businesses. The course addresses both the strategic and technical parts of MIS, including the strategic and value-chain analysis before employing specific IT tools, different IT tools available for supporting different business strategies, e.g. Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), database technology, Decision Support Systems (DSS), e-commerce and e-business, etc. Moreover, the topics of systems development and implementation, as well the new trends of Information System at the scenario of Internet+ are also covered.

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Enterprises pay increasing attention to consumers, and consumer behavior research has become an important topic. Structural equation modeling (SEM) makes up the shortage of traditional statistical approaches and becomes an important tool for multivariate analysis. SEM is commonly used in Information Systems research, and is one of the important tools to perform consumer behavior research. This course teaches the basis concepts, principles, and methods of SEM, and also discusses the supplementary role of SPSS in SEM research. In addition, this course teachers the full process of SEM, including instrument design, data collection, data analysis, model test, and result report. This course also gives out examples of SEM research in hot IS research topics. This course aims to let students understand SEM basis, understand the full process of SEM, know how to manipulate SEM software such as Lisrel, AMOS, and SmartPLS, and enable them to test solutions of management problems using SEM. 

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Soft operational research (briefly Soft OR) refers to the systems approaches and problem structuring/solving methods that aim at facilitating the “framing and definition of issues constituting the problem” in complex social contexts, in which different views of stakeholders have to be taken into account. This course is to inform students the theoretical issues and practice of Soft OR, and develop their ability and skills of using Soft OR methods in real-world problem solving, especially in the context of tackling complex social problems which involve the conflict of interest groups and/or social values.

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Course

This course is to explore the essential principles, practices and opportunities of information technology; study of fundamental software technology, database technology and network technology; application of IT in enterprises and personal communications network; the ability to solve problems in information technology; the hot pots and creative thinking in this information era. 

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