Students must choose at least four courses.
|Course Title (credit hours)||Course||Prerequisites|
|Business Analytics (4)||OBA 410||OBA 330|
|Service Operations (4)||OBA 410||OBA 335|
|Analyzing Big Data (4)||OBA 410||OBA 330|
|Information Analysis for Managerial Decisions (4)||OBA 433||OBA 330|
|Supply Chain Operations and Management (4)||OBA 477||OBA 335|
|eBusiness (4)||OBA 488||OBA 340|
|Business Database Management Systems (4)||OBA 444||OBA 340|
|Project and Operations Management Models (4)||OBA 466||OBA 335|
Concentration Course Descriptions
OBA 410 Big Data. Advances in digital technologies, the Internet, and mobile computing have led to the gathering of massive amounts of data (commonly refereed as “Big Data”) which are often very unorganized. This course will help students learn how to handle such data (querying, merging, transforming), and how to extract and summarize the information contained in such large data sets through visualization methods including Google Analytics. SAS Enterprise Guide as a popular and powerful tool in analyzing big data will be introduced.
OBA 410 Business Analytics. This course provides students with the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organizations. Students learn from the best of high‐impact analytical applications on how to apply advanced business analytics tools in a spreadsheet environment, and how to communicate with managers to effectively interpret analytic models and results for making better business decisions.
OBA 410 Service Operations. This course provides an understanding of the key differences between service sector and manufacturing sector, and will also equip students with the conceptual and analytical frameworks to better manage service businesses. Topics include service design, evaluation of service efficiency, management of service quality, revenue management, etc.
OBA 433 Information Analysis for Management Decisions. Leveraging information to manage risk and improve decisions; data‐driven approaches for discovering business trends and strategic opportunities, including techniques for data‐mining and analyzing empirical data.
OBA 444 Business Database Management Systems. Techniques for structuring and storing business data; primary focus on relational database theory, with applied skills for business users, including data warehouses, reporting, and normalization.
OBA 466 Project and Operations Management Models. Frameworks and solutions for managing complex projects and operations; implementing optimal strategies for producing profitable new products and services in the competitive global business environment.
OBA 477 Supply Chain Operations and Management. Strategic and tactical issues pertaining to the distribution and delivery of products and services. Methodologies and systems for designing, tracking, and managing complex global operations.
OBA 488 eBusiness. Fundamental principles of electronic business; effect of e‐business on business strategies, processes, customers, and suppliers; assessing the impact of e‐business technologies on firm performance