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The Minor in Production and Operations Management

The Minor in Production and Operations Management is open to non-Business Administration majors as well as students majoring in business administration options other than operations management.

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21-22 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

4 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
A study of financial reports, their construction and use. Procedures are introduced to the extent necessary to illustrate basic concepts. Designed to meet the needs of prospective accounting majors, students of business administration, and students seeking a general education. 3 hours discussion. (000077)
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.
An overview of the operations function in organizations; topics include operations strategy, manufacturing philosophies, process selection, supply chain management, inventory management, forecasting, production planning and control, capacity planning, material requirements planning, quality management and project management. 3 hours lecture. (005774)
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
An overview of the purchasing function and supply chain management. Topics include strategic sourcing decisions in a supply chain, supply chain drivers and metrics, supply chain performance, supply chain strategy and design, supply chain risk management, information technology and coordination in a supply chain. The use and applications of information systems (SAP ECC systems) in the purchasing and logistic functions is included. 3 hours discussion. (007744)
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.
This course is also offered as SMFG 451 .
The study and application of the quality management process in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Topics include process analysis and improvement, statistical process control, cost of quality, quality measurement, and quality in the global marketplace. 3 hours lecture. (005784)

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
An in-depth study of inventory management and material requirements planning (MRP). Topics include the study of inventory systems and modeling, master production scheduling, and purchasing systems and control. 3 hours discussion. (005785)
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
Study of quality control, capacity planning, Just-In-Time (JIT) production systems, and production planning and control. Topics include quality assurance and control, production forecasting, capacity management and control, production system simulation, the application of JIT, and production systems performance analysis. 3 hours lecture. (005786)
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Current supervisory and managerial procedures used in industry by supervisors, managers, field and sales representatives, and inspectors. Societal aspects of manufacturing along with industrial waste stream management are discussed. 3 hours discussion. (005255)

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
The application of appropriate techniques and concepts in processing historical and projected economic data to assist managerial planning, controlling, and decision-making. Selected topics include cost concepts, product costing, cost behavior, budgeting, standard cost analysis, relevant cost analysis, and contribution margin. 3 hours discussion. (000078)
Prerequisites: For Business Administration majors: MATH 107.
For others: Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement. Descriptive statistics, sampling theory, statistical inference and tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, simple regression and correlation, and multiple regression and correlation. BADM 103 and MATH 108 are equivalent courses and each may be substituted for the other. 3 hours discussion. (015718)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
Summary of numerical data, elementary probability, distributions, and introduction to statistical inference. A grade of C- or higher is required for GE credit. 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005501)
Study of fundamental database design principles and techniques, including data modeling with Entity-Relationship diagrams and normalization. Study of SQL (Structured Query Language) database management systems capabilities. Study of the relational data model and relational operations. Study of database security mechanisms. Introduction to PL/SQL. Application of concepts and techniques to practical business scenarios. 3 hours lecture. (005814)
This course introduces students to the concept of information systems as the application of technical resources to support organizational processes. Given this foundation, students build an integrative, process-oriented understanding of information systems and their deployment, management, and use within distributed and global organizations. Projects focus on introductory enterprise systems, fundamentals of database systems, and basic Web programming. For this course, students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the use of microcomputers and office automation software including word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop databases. A proficiency exam is given during the first week of each semester and students are encouraged to take this exam in advance of the semester they intend to enroll in the class. Students who lack such knowledge may wish to enroll in appropriate undergraduate courses prior to attempting this course. This course is designed for BADM majors. 3 hours lecture. (005770)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: PHYS 202B, SMFG 360.
A study of the programming and function of industrial robots and other automation systems used in modem manufacturing environments. Concepts include end effector design, material movement, storage and retrieval systems, programmable logic controllers, and vision systems. Sustainable manufacturing practices, including "lights out" and lean manufacturing are covered. Lecture, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises designed to promote understanding of manufacturing automation. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005190)
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
An in-depth study of inventory management and material requirements planning (MRP). Topics include the study of inventory systems and modeling, master production scheduling, and purchasing systems and control. 3 hours discussion. (005785)

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
Study of quality control, capacity planning, Just-In-Time (JIT) production systems, and production planning and control. Topics include quality assurance and control, production forecasting, capacity management and control, production system simulation, the application of JIT, and production systems performance analysis. 3 hours lecture. (005786)

(Whichever course was not used to meet the above requirement.)

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