Course Descriptions

Lower Division Courses

Accounting (ACCT)

211. Introductory Accounting I

Fundamentals of recording, analyzing, and communicating financial information including income determination, assets and liability relationships and preparation of financial statements. (4 units)

 

212. Introductory Accounting II

Continuation of Introductory Accounting I with emphasis on interpretation and uses of financial data for decision-making including cost analysis, budgeting, and control. Includes study of the statement of cash flows and long-term debt. Prerequisites: ACCT 211 (4 units)

Administration (ADMN)

210. Applied Business Statistics

An introduction to statistical reasoning and application of primary statistical techniques used in solving managerial problems. Covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. Students may not receive credit for more than one of the following courses: PSYC 210 or ADMN 210. Formerly SCM 210. (4 units)

 

Economics (ECON)

200. Principles of Microeconomics

Introduction to the economic principles which govern production, exchange, the pricing of goods, services and resources and the distribution of incomes in competitive and noncompetitive markets. (4 units)

201. Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduction to the theory of national income determination with particular emphasis on employment and unemployment, price levels, monetary and fiscal policies, international economic issues and theories of economic growth. (4 units)

Information Systems & Technology (IST)

101. Introduction to Information Technology

Introduction to information technology concepts and skills. Survey of current computer hardware and software, their use in organizations, and attending ethical issues. An introduction to popular software applications (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics). No prior computer experience required. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for both INFO 102 and 103. Three hours lecture and two hours activity laboratory. (4 units)

215. Cyber Security

Study in information assurance and systems security for information system professionals. Creates a sensitivity to the threats and vulnerabilities to information systems, recognition of the need to protect data, and information for processing them. Topics include concepts of systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessment and audits, crytography and organizational security. Formerly IST 410. Prerequisites: IST 101 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

 

274. Data Base Management and Policies

Fundamentals of data base design and use. Topics include data base application in organizations, end user needs analysis, logical data base design, data integrity and data base security. Students design and create working applications using a popular business data base program. Information classification, management and disposal practices are explored. Formerly INFO 274. Prerequisite: IST 101 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

275. Information Networking and Security

Data communications field for the business student including the introductory topics of hardware, software, protocols, channels, modems, local area networks, wide area networks and various applications. Students will gain hands-on experience with current popular data communication systems. Security concepts including policies, access control and network assessment are covered. Formerly INFO 275. Prerequisite: IST 101 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

276. Systems Analysis and Design

Traditional systems analysis and design methods and tools, including the role of the systems analyst, feasibility studies, modeling technique systems design, reporting and documentation, documentation standards, certification testing and system accreditation practices, and implementation strategies. Students will develop conceptual, analytical and practical skills in modeling organizational processes. INFO 276. Prerequisite: IST 101 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

282. Business Systems I

An introduction to business system development in an object-oriented environment. Emphasizes object-oriented programming in a graphical user interface environment. Object-oriented concepts are applied to computer problem solving. Knowledge of computer programming is not essential. Formerly INFO 282. Prerequisite: IST 101 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

Management (MGMT)

230. Business Law

An introduction to statutory and common law developments impacting commercial transactions. Emphasizes principles of contract law and sale of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code. Additional topics include business organizations, commercial paper, and secured transactions. (4 units)

Mathematics (MATH)

110. College Algebra

Functional notation, graphs, and inverses of linear, polynomial, and rational functions, rational exponents, arithmetic, and geometric progressions, logarithmic, and exponential functions, systems of linear equations. Prerequisites: passing score on the Entry Level Mathematics examination or passage of MATH 90. (4 units)

120. Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, right angle trigonometry, complex numbers, conic sections, binomial theorem, induction. Prerequisites: satisfactory score on the Entry Level Mathematics examination or passage of MATH 110. (4 units)

192. Methods of Calculus

A short course in calculus with emphasis on applications. Prerequisites: satisfactory score on the Entry Level Mathematics examination or passage of MATH 110. This course does not substitute for any course in the calculus sequence MATH 211, MATH 212, MATH 251, MATH 252. (4 units)

211. Basic Concepts of Calculus

An introduction to limits and continuity, differentiation of functions in one variable (including trigonometric functions) and antiderivatives with applications. Prerequisites: satisfactory score on the Entry Level Mathematics examination or passage of MATH 120.

Political Science (PSCI)

204. International Relations

A survey of major regions and ideologies of the world, and of the basic concepts of foreign and security policies, international political economy, international law, and international organizations. (4 units)


Upper Division Courses

Enrollment in upper-division courses restricted to students who have met all prerequisites and have completed at least 90 quarter units (junior class level). Students who do not meet these requirements will be disenrolled.

Finance (FIN)

313. Business Finance

Basic principles of financial analysis for management. Techniques of financial decision-making for liquidity management, financial forecasting, dividend policy and selection of sources of capital. Prerequisites: ACCT 212 or 312, MATH 110 and ADMN 210. (4 units)

 

314. Corporate Financial Management

An advanced study of internal business financial policies and decisions. Includes: capital budgeting, sources and forms of long-term financing, financial structure, cost of capital, equity management, and mergers and acquisitions. Prerequisites: FIN 313. (4 units)

Geography (GEOG)

307. Transportation Issues and Development

Transportation geography using both theory and applications. Topics include historical, economic, political, social and environmental aspects of road, rail, water, and air transportation. Examples will be global but will largely focus on the United States and the Inland Empire. (4 units)

 

Marketing (MKTG)

305. Marketing Principles

Overview of the field of marketing and its interactions with other aspects of business. Includes consumer and industrial buying behavior; target marketing, segmentation, positioning, and differentiation; marketing research; product, distribution, promotion, and pricing decisions; industrial, services, and international marketing as well as legal and ethical dimensions. Prerequisites: junior standing. (4 units)

 

416. Marketing Research

Marketing research as an activity of information gathering, analysis and interpretation for input into management decision making. Application of current practices and techniques in the marketing research industry. Requires the use of statistical software. Prerequisites: MKTG 305. (4 units)

 

436. Marketing-Decision Making

Reinforcing concepts learned in Marketing Principles, students will analyze, evaluate and develop product, price, promotion and physical distribution marketing programs. Emphasis is placed on analytical techniques and case studies to develop effective student decision-making skills in the major functional areas of marketing. Prerequisites: MKTG 305. (4 units)

 

Management (MGMT)

302. Management and Organizational Behavior

Introduction to management as it affects operations and the behavior of people in relation to the functional fields of administration. Selected behavioral concepts analyzed with respect to applications in management. Offered as MGMT 302 or PSYC 302. Students may not receive credit for both. (4 units)

 

350. Administrative Communications

Introduction to communication theory. Concepts, analysis and methods of improvement for interpersonal communication, communication within organizations and communication between organizations and their external environments. Prerequisites: upper-division writing. (4 units)

 

490. Strategic Management

This college capstone course develops an overall general manager's perspective of strategic management and competitive strategy integrating knowledge from accounting, finance, information, and decision sciences, management, marketing, public policy, and supply chain management. Coverage includes competitive strategy for global, national, and regional/business and managerial concerns regarding social and environmental issues. Prerequisites: completion of the upper-division administration core courses (one course may be taken concurrently), the upper-division writing requirement, and senior standing. (4 units)

Information Systems & Technology (IST)

309. Information Systems and Technology

Application of computer systems in organizations. Topics include information systems planning, information forecasting, information technology, information processing, information assurance and security, risk assessment, allocating resources and legal concepts. Formerly INFO 309. Prerequisite: IST 101. (4 units)

 
372. Information Technology
 

Basic computer hardware, software, maintenance and training technologies including hardware components, operating system functions, information systems maintenance strategies for the organization, and end-user training options. Security practices such as network access, data disposal, introductory forensics and facilities planning are also explored. Hands-on experience with different computer hardware, operating systems and software utilities. Formerly INFO 372. Prerequisite: IST 309 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

378. Problem Solving and Risk Management
 

Systematic approaches to problem solving and decision making. Students will learn behavioral and organizational decision making processes relating to their roles as both manager and information systems designer. Topics include recognizing and defining the problem, troubleshooting, individual and group decision making, risk management, incident handling, threat assessment, allocating resources, and implementation strategies. Formerly INFO 378. Prerequisite: IST 309 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

415. Security Systems Management
 

Advanced study in the theory and practice of security systems management and the process of approval to operate. Analyze and judge information for the validity and reliability to ensure the system will operate at the proposed level of trust. Topics include information systems architecture, system security measures, system operations policy, system security management planning, legal and ethical considerations, and provisions for system operator and end user training. Course meets Senior Systems Manager (SSM) standards established by the federal government (CNSS 4012). Formerly INFO 415. Prerequisite: IST 410 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

474. Advanced Data Base Management and Information Assurance
 

Advanced computer data base concepts and skills including: data modeling, Structured Query Language (SQL), and client-server applications. Also covers Data Base System Administration issues: data certification/classification, life cycle, access control, and legal requirements. Students will create applications using an advanced data base program package. Formerly INFO 474. Prerequisites: IST 274 and 309, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

475. Advanced Information Networking and Security
 

Advanced computer networking and their application in organizations. Students will learn current computer network strategies and create advanced network applications. Security emphasis includes threats and countermeasures, wireless security, security requirements, access control practices. Formerly INFO 475. Prerequisites: IST 275 and 309, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

476. Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
 

Advanced analysis, design and implementation of information systems for organizations, including data, process and network modeling techniques; structured, information engineering and object-oriented approaches to systems design; systems testing methods; documentation standards, certification testing and system accreditation practices; copyright and legal issues; implementation strategies and project management. Formerly INFO 476. Prerequisites: IST 276 and 309, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

483. Advanced Business Systems

Advanced study of secure information systems development in an object-oriented environment. Advanced object-oriented concepts are applied to design and implement various applications for business information systems. In addition, the course covers techniques that business application developers can use to write new code securely. Knowledge of computer programming is essential. Formerly IST 283. Prerequisites: IST 282 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

490. Information Systems Planning and Policy
 

Advanced study of information systems planning and policy formation for top management. Covers strategic use of information technology in organizations; the theory, methods and practices of enterprise systems planning; and design and implementation of information systems policy. Policy issues surrounding project management, information classification, IT audit, and legal issues related to privacy and security will also be covered. Formerly INFO 490. Prerequisites: completion of all other courses in chosen concentration program and the upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 
 

 505. Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning
 

Advanced study of information systems planning in different stages of organizational operations.  Students use enterprise planning technology to examine cases in different organizational settings. (Also offered as SCM 505 . Students may not receive credit for both.) Formerly IST 405 (4 units)

 

511. Cyber Defense
 

Advanced study of information assurance and security including methods and practices used by federal and state agencies, and private sector best practices. Topics include: threat assessment, red teaming methods, countermeasures, practices and law. Students will work in simulated environments and will investigate crimes and experience various security scenarios. Formerly a topic under IST/INFO 590. Prerequisites: IST 410 or 610, and the upper-division writing requirement; or consent of instructor. (4 units)

 

525. Computer Forensics
 

A systematic inspection of computer systems for evidence of a crime and use in civil litigation. Identify sources of digital evidence, preserve and analyze digital evidence, present findings, and learn tools computer forensics experts use. Formerly a topic under IST/INFO 590. Prerequisites: IST 309, 372, and the upper-division writing requirement; or consent of instructor. (4 units)

 

575. Internship in Information Systems and Technology

Supervised work and study in private or public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. A total of two Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration 575 courses may be applied toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly INFO 575. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department's internship coordinator. (4 units)

 

590. Seminar in Information Systems and Technology

An intensive study of some phase of information systems and technology to be developed by the instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Formerly INFO 590. Prerequisite: the upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 

595. Independent Study
 

Special topics involving library and/or field research. A total of 10 units in any Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration 595 may be applied toward graduation. Formerly INFO 595. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, the upper-division writing requirement, consent of instructor and approval by the department of a written project/proposal submitted to the appropriate department in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2 or 4 units)

Public Administration (PA)

315. Governmental Business Relations

Description and analysis of government policies affecting business development at local, state and national levels. Discussion of major international trade treaties, trading blocs, and international financial institutions and the impact of globalization on governments involvement with business. (4 units)

 

380. Introduction to Public Administration

An introduction to the purposes, methods and characteristics of public management, including organization of public services, roles and relationships of public administrators, accountability and the achievement of public goals. Offered as PA 380 and PSCI 380. Students may not receive credit for both. (4 units)

462. Public Personnel Administration

Definition, description and evaluation of government personnel systems; classification, compensation, recruitment, examination, training, working conditions, incentives, performance ratings, public employee organizations and organizational development in the public service. Formerly PA 562. Prerequisites: PA 380 and the upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 

463. Government Budgeting

Role of the budgetary process in government management, the public sector environment of budgeting, budget formulation and administration. Prerequisites: upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 

472. Administrative Law

Processes of administrative rule making, regulation, adjudication and appeal procedures; duties and liabilities of public officials, trends in regulation, overview of regulatory agencies. Prerequisites: the upper-division writing requirement. (4 units)

 

Political Science (PSCI)

325. American Foreign Policy

Political analysis of American foreign policy with emphasis on foreign policy making in the nuclear age. (4 units)

 

484. National Security Policy

Introduction to concepts and principles of national security policy through an examination of topics in international relations, foreign policy, arms control, strategic thought and alliance strategy. (4 units)

 

590. Seminar in International Relations

Intensive study of some phase of foreign policy-making or international relations to be developed by instructor with class. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (4 units)

 

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

304. Principles of Supply Chain Management

Introduction to supply chain management concepts and techniques. Methods that aid the manager in making rational decisions in manufacturing and service industries are discussed. Emphasis is on the application of models to managerial decision making. Formerly MSCI 304 and OM 304. Prerequisites: MATH 110 or 120 and SCM 210. (4 units)

305. Enterprise Resource Planning
 

Foundation for enterprise resource planning and implementation, including supply chain and transportation management modeling and operations planning. Configuration and application of an enterprise system. Formerly SCM 205. (Also offered as IST 305. Students may not receive credit for both.) Prerequisite: SCM 304 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

 

350. Decision Making in Supply Chain and Transportation Management
 

Decision making process used by supply chain and transportation managers. Different perspectives of individual and organizational decision making, and analysis and interpretation of data to make effective decisions. Prerequisite: SCM 304. (4 units)

 

440. Transportation Systems Management

Analysis of alternative transportation modes, carriers, services, rates and policies as related to overall operation of an organization's shipping and/or traffic departments. Formerly MKTG 452. Prerequisite: SCM 304. (4 units)

 

445. International Logistics
 

Logistics management involving goods and services in different countries. International business environment, international transportation, intermediaries, import/export regulations, payment and risks, and cultural differences of the global supply chain. Prerequisite: SCM 304. (4 units)

466. Operations Planning and Control

Analytical approach to traditional and modern concepts in operations analysis and planning. Includes application of techniques to accomplish the organization's mission by using productive resources. Formerly OM 466. Prerequisite: SCM 304. (4 units)

475. Business Analytics Practicum/Practices
Comprehensive practice of the Business Analytics process, including data extraction, analytical modeling, detailed analysis, and reporting utilizing business cases. (4 units)

480. Quality Management

Description and analysis of quality assurance programs and techniques and their many applications in supply chain and transportation from a total quality management perspective. Topics include quality planning, statistical quality control, quality design and measurement, and management of six sigma quality and inspection. Formerly OM 480. Prerequisite: SCM 304. (4 units)

490. Strategic Management in Supply Chain and Transportation
 

Development, implementation and integration of strategies in supply chain and transportation management. Capstone course for the fields of supply chain and transportation management. Includes case studies and use of current technology. Prerequisites: the upper-division writing requirement and completion of all other courses in concentration program or consent of instructor. (4 units)

505. Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning

Advanced study of information systems planning in different stages of organizational operations.  Students use enterprise planning technology to examine cases in different organizational settings. (Also offered as IST 505 . Students may not receive credit for both.) Formerly SCM 405 (4 units)

515. Project Management

Developing and implementing a plan that completes a project on time, under budget, and meets project objectives. Topics include: project feasibility, risk analysis, resource allocation, control with earned value, managing project stakeholders, and project management tools. Formerly SCM 615 (4 units)

575. Internship in Supply Chain Management

Supervised work and study in private or public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. A total of two Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration 575 courses may be applied toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department's internship coordinator. (4 units)

595. Independent Study
 

Special topics involving library and/or field research. A total of 10 units in any Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration 595 may be applied toward graduation. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, the upper-division writing requirement, consent of instructor and approval by the department of a written project/proposal submitted to the appropriate department in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. Formerly MSCI 595. (2 or 4 units)