INFORMATION SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

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Student & Faculty Support Office: SBS D321

Phone: (310) 243-3551

Advising Office: SBS A319

Phone: (310) 243-3561
Fax: (310) 516-3664

Information Systems

Information Systems is the study of complex combinations of people, hardware, software, procedures and data to support the operational and managerial needs of an organization. Because of the ever-growing complexity of the world and advances in information technology, computer information systems have become an indispensable element of modern society. This concentration is for students interested in the ways of computers and telecommunications, and how they are changing the way we live and work. Our program strikes a balance between skills and theory. We learn the ways these tools can increase productivity and study their use in business, education, entertainment, daily life, and other fields. Since computers and communication systems are constantly developing, we are also concerned with studying how the tools are changing and how they will affect individuals, organizations, and nations in the future.

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Students in the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GLSCM) concentration will learn how to manage the flow of materials from suppliers of an organization, through its facilities, and on to its customers all over the world. Professionals in this field coordinate activities to achieve an effective and efficient flow of goods and information from the time a need arises until it is satisfied and beyond. While logistics management is an important function, quality control, inventory management, purchasing, plant and warehouse location, materials handling, and customer service are also important supply chain activities.

Concentrations

Computing and Communication Facilities

Intelligent Classroom

Our facilities include a state-of-the-art intelligent classroom, with a computer at every student seat and total interaction of the instructor's computer with that of the students.

Specifically, capabilities such as the following are provided:

  • Sharing the screen of any student with all other students' screens
  • Collaborating or interaction by the instructor on any student screen and showing that interaction to the rest of the class
  • Having two or more students interact on the same screen and sharing that with the rest of the students
  • Viewing the screen of any student on the instructor screen
  • Sending messages to any and all students
  • Shutting down or locking any and all student screens
  • Having the instructor software in split screen mode on the student machines.

CISCO Laboratory

The CISCO Academy has a Laboratory adjacent to the intelligent classroom. This Lab contains tables for hand-on student wiring and cabling exercises. Equipment is provided to enable students to make various kinds of electronic measurements. Furthermore, the Lab is equipped with computers and routers which allow the students to configure local and wide area networks. Programming is done on the routers by the students. Also, the computers are disassembled by the students so as to allow insertion of network interface cards and to make other changes.

Network Analysis Lab

In the same physical facility that houses the CISCO Lab, we have also established a Network Analysis Lab. The computers in this Lab are used in conjunction with instruction in our network analysis courses. Students are trained in the installation of different operating systems, client/server software and communications traffic handlers. These computers are cabled into various configurations by the students and disassembled to familiarize the students with computer internals.

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