Course Descriptions

Undergraduate

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ELM requirement.

Basic quantitative reasoning and employment of fundamental mathematical principles to solve business problems. Elements of calculus, mathematics of finance, and decision-making. (Note: In order for this course to satisfy General Education, students must earn a C- or CR or higher grade if taken fall 2014 or later.)

Units: 3

GE B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Additional study to make-up for partial equivalents in Decision Sciences courses. May be repeated for a total of 2 units. [Formerly BA 199]

Unit: 1

Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DS 110, MATH 110 or MATH 226.

Statistical methods essential in solving business problems including probability distributions, estimation and tests of hypotheses, and regression analysis.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: DS 212.

Interpretation and presentation of data with business applications, using statistical software packages. Multiple regression, sampling techniques, design and analysis of surveys, analysis of variance, experimental design, and contingency tables. [Formerly BA 312]

Units: 3

Prerequisites: DS 212 and ISYS 263.

The ISYS 263 prerequisite may be satisfied either by successfully passing the ISYS 263 course or waiver exam in basic computer proficiency and information systems.
Development of computer-based simulation modeling skills, focusing on managerial cases. Experience with professional simulation software. Model formulation, execution, and interpretation of results. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. [Formerly BA 408]

Units: 3

Prerequisites: DS 110, DS 212, and ISYS 263, each with a grade of C- or better.

Basic concepts of spreadsheet modeling and risk analysis with applications to practical business decision making. Topics include cost and demand modeling, risk analysis, revenue (yield) managment, and implementation of decision models using spreadsheets.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DS/MATH 110, DS 212, ISYS 263 and upper division standing.

Management of manufacturing and service operations. Use of computer-based models. Use of computer-based models. Forecasting, capacity planning, linear programming, inventory management, quality management, and project management.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Two of the following: DS 312, DS 408, DS 601, DS 604, DS 624; completed application form, and consent of instructor.

Provides the opportunity to participate in a semester of field experience. Major report required. May not be used as part of DS concentration. (CR/NC grading only.)

Units: 1 - 3

Prerequisites: DS 110, DS 212, ISYS 263.

The ISYS 263 prerequisite may be satisfied either by successfully passing the ISYS 263 course or waiver exam in basic computer proficiency and information systems.
Decision making in business emphasizing computer applications. Development of spreadsheet modeling skills and use of professional software.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: DS 212, ISYS 263.

The ISYS 263 prerequisite may be satisfied either by successfully passing the ISYS 263 course or waiver exam in basic computer proficiency and information systems.
Business forecasting methodology and applications: quantitative and qualitative approaches to short-, medium-, and long-range forecasting. Practical aspects of forecasting within business environment. Interrelationships with business planning.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: DS 312 or DS 604.

Concepts of modeling and understanding of complex datasets based on advanced statistical methods. Discussion of various supervised and unsupervised learning techniques. Instruction in the use of statistical software such as R, SAS, Stata, etc.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: DS 212, ISYS 263.

(ISYS 263 may be satisfied by passing the waiver exam in basic computer proficiency and information systems.)
Concepts, methods, and current practices ensuring product and service quality. Applications in manufacturing and service industries: quality as a system, customer-driven quality, continuous process improvement, implementation approaches, and ethical issues.

Units: 3

Prerequisite: DS 412.

Design and management of supply chains, cost-effectiveness, environmental and social responsibility. Includes global facility and network design, aggregate planning, transportation, inventory management. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Units: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 214 with a grade of C- or better, DS 412, and at least two DS electives, one of which may be taken concurrently with DS 660GW; restricted to declared DS majors and DS minors.

Capstone course in Decision Sciences. Communication standards, supply chain management, quality, ethics, and sustainability. Focus on quantitative analysis and communication. Use of computer-based models. (ABC/NC grading only)

Units: 3

Meets Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair.

Intensive problem analysis under the direction of a decision sciences faculty member. Open only to upper division students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work.

Units: 1 - 3