Graduate Courses for Decision and Information Technologies (BUDT)
BUDT 703 Business Process Anaylsis for Information Systems (2 credits)
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)) ; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business. Credit only granted for: BMGT703, BMGT725, or BUDT703. Formerly: BMGT703.
Helps students gain a solid foundation in the concepts, processes, tools, and techniques needed in analyzing business processes and conducting information systems projects.
BUDT 704 Database Management Systems (2 credits)
Corequisite: Concurrently enrolled in BUSI620. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)). Credit only granted for: BMGT704, BMGT721, or BUDT704. Formerly: BMGT704.
Introduction to the conceptual and logical design of relational database systems and their use in business environments. Topics include information modeling and optimization via normalization; Structured Query Language (SQL); Client/Server architectures; Concurrency & Recovery; Data Warehousing.
BUDT 705 Data Networks and Infrastructures (2 credits)
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)). Credit only granted for: BMGT705, BMGT726, or BUDT705. Formerly: BMGT705.
Technical and mangerial aspects of business data communications, networking, and telecommunications with a particular emphasis on internet-based technologies and services. Content includes history and structure of the telecommunications industry, including key legislative, regulatory and legal milestones, and management of the technical and functional components of telecommunications and data communications technology.
BUDT 706 Social Media and Web 2.0 (2 credits)
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)).
Over the past years, social computing technologies such as online communities, blogs, wikis, and social networking systems have become important tools for individuals to seek information, socialize with others, get support, collaborate on work, and express themselves. Increasingly, businesses are trying to leverage web 2.0 by using social computing technologies to communicate with customers, employees, and other business partners or to build new business models. This course will review concepts and principles related to web 2.0 and examine issues and strategies associated with business use of social computing technologies.
BUDT 710 Information Technology and Organizational Transformation (2 credits)
Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BUSI622 or BUSI621. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Business and Management (Master's); Business and Management (Master's)) ; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business. Credit only granted for: BMGT720 or BUDT710. Formerly: BMGT720.
Focuses on understanding (a) the nature of new and exciting emerging technologies, (b) their value propositions for specific organizations, and (c) how these technologies will shape value creation, value capture and competition in the future. Topics include Social Computing, Telecom applications in Wireless, LBS and 3G Telephony, Outsourcing/Off-shoring, Open Source Software, Intelligent Devices and Applications, Privacy/Ethics and Managing IT Innovation.
BUDT 713 Security and Control of Information Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BUSI620. Credit only granted for: BMGT727 or BUDT713. Formerly: BMGT727.
The information control risks faced by corporations. Techniques for enhancing the security and integrity of corporate information resources. The auditing and control procedures for corporate information systems. Actual case studies.
BUDT 732 Decision Analytics (2 credits)
Prerequisite: BUSI630. Credit only granted for: BMGT732 or BUDT732. Formerly: BMGT732.
Analytical modeling for managerial decisions using a spreadsheet environment. Includes linear and nonlinear optimization models, decision making under uncertainty and simulation models.
BUDT 733 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics (2 credits)
Prerequisite: BUSI630. Credit only granted for: BMGT733 or BUDT733. Formerly: BMGT733.
Data mining techniques and their use in business decision making. A hands-on course that provides an understanding of the key methods of data visualization, exploration, classification, prediction, time series forecasting, and clustering.
BUDT 750 Game Theory for Managerial Decisions (3 credits)
A study of managerial decision-making in strategic (or interactive) situations characterized by both conflict and cooperation. Introduces basic tools of game theory including simultaneous and sequential-move games, equilibrium analysis, repeated interactions, information assymetry, and principal-agent models. Applications of game theory to managerial decisions such as pricing, promotions, entry/exit decisions, deterrence, design of incentive contracts, supply chain relationships, auctions.
BUDT 758 Special Topics in Decision, Operations and Information Technologies (1-4 credits)
Restriction: Permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: BMGT798.
Selected advanced topics in the various fields of graduate study in decision, operations and information technologies.
BUDT 759 Independent Study in Decision and Information Technologies (1-6 credits)
Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Formerly: BMGT708.
Independent study for masters students in decision and information technologies.
BUDT 775 Pricing and Revenue Management (2 credits)
Prerequisite: BUSI630. Restriction: Must be in a major in BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business; or permission of BMGT-Robert H. Smith School of Business. Credit only granted for: BUDT758D or BUDT775. Formerly: BUDT758D.
Specialized course on pricing and revenue management (PRM) that provides students with tools and principles, drawn from several disciplines (Operations, Microeconomics, Decision Modeling, Statistics, Marketing, IS) to make effective pricing decisions. Topics covered include economics of pricing, strategy and tactics of PRM, pricing optimization, differentiated pricing, dynamic pricing, mark-down pricing, legal and ethical issues in models/methods used in making effective PRM decisions and managerial or organizational factors that hold the key to success in execution of PRM.