Information Systems and Operations Management Graduate Minor

The ISOM minor allows students to complement their core discipline of study to further develop information technology and business analytics skills. To illustrate, students in accounting, finance or marketing can learn how to extract, analyze and interpret data which is relevant to their industry. The minor is geared toward students who are interested in careers in management consultancy, business analysis, and data analytics.

Students interested in the ISOM minor should fill out the application form to register for the courses needed to obtain the minor. You are required to confirm your plan of study with both your advisor in your major department as well as an MSISOM advisor. Each module, you will be able to register for minor courses during regular course registration on a space available basis. All prerequisites must be met prior to enrollment in a course. Note that this minor cannot be completed in one semester due to the nature of the prerequisite requirements. MIB, MSM and MS Marketing program students are not eligible for the ISOM minor.

Students completing the minor must confirm with their advisor prior to the Graduate School’s “midpoint of term” deadline during their last semester. Failure to apply for the minor before this deadline will preclude you from receiving the minor even if all of the course requirements have been completed.

ISOM Minor (10 credits total)

Core Required Courses (6 credits):

  • ISM 6128 – Advanced Business Systems Design and Development I (2 credits), Prereq: None
    Object-oriented analysis and model specification for business software systems. Articulation of key requirements (data, processes, physical components, deployment) using logical modeling methodologies.
    Availability: Fall and Spring, Modules 1 & 3
  • ISM 6215 – Business Database Systems I (2 credits), Prereq: C grade or better in ISM 6128
    Fundamentals of data storage and retrieval models for business applications. Data modeling and database design principles. Theoretical foundations and exercises presented for relational data model and SQL.
    Availability: Fall and Spring, Modules 1 & 3
  • ISM 6222 – Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I (2 credits), Prereq: None
    This course covers the fundamental principles and practices of network and data security. We will study core security concepts and review existing security architectures and systems.
    Availability: Fall (not available Fall 2023) and Spring, Modules 1 & 3

Elective Courses (4 credits) – Choose two from the following list:

  • ISM6129 – Advanced Business Systems Design and Development II (2 credits), Prereq: ISM6128
    Continuation of ISM 6128. Focus on object-oriented design of systems. How to translate business requirements into specific task and component requirements.
    Prereq: C grade or better in ISM 6128
    Availability: Fall and Spring, Modules 2 & 4
  • QMB6358 – Statistics, No Prereq
    Data-application techniques for managerial problems; difficulties that can arise in applying the techniques and interpreting results. Experience using computerized procedures; may require substantial amount of case analysis.
    Availability: Fall and Spring, Modules 2 & 4
  • ISM6216 – Database II, Prereq: ISM6215
    Continuation of ISM 6215. Focuses on implementation and programming issues.
    Availability: Fall and Spring, Modules 2 & 4
  • ISM6405 – Intro to Business Intelligence, Prereqs: ISM6215 and QMB 6358
    Mastering emerging business intelligence technologies such as data warehousing, online analytic processing (OLAP), data mining and text mining in generating valuable control and decision-support business intelligence for many organizations in adjusting to their competitive business environment.
    Availability: Fall and Spring, Modules 1 & 3
  • ISM6562 – Data Visualization, Prereq : ISM6215
    Understand the key data visualization principles and techniques, and apply them to real-world business problems. Critically evaluate the design and presentation of complex data or concept. Design innovative static and interactive visualizations to effectively present information and enable data exploration.
    Availability: Fall and Spring, Modules 2 & 4