Information Systems and Operations Management - Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management offers the BBA in Information Systems, the BBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management, the BS in Information Systems, and a minor in Information Systems.  Students develop generalized business knowledge as well as specialized skills for addressing technical and operations needs of an organization.   Students are prepared for a variety of jobs including business analyst, programmer/developer, systems designer, supply chain management, and operations process and control.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems

The student concentrating in information systems is encouraged to take a computer science course as an outside elective. Required information systems electives and advanced business electives should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor.

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (42 hours and 3 elective hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours required)6
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)6
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Government/Political Science (minimum 6 hours required)6
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)3
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)3
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Non-Business elective (3 hours)3
Professional Course Requirements - Business Core (39 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4322ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY3
MARK 3321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
OPMA 3306OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
Professional Course Requirements - Advanced Information Systems (18 hours)
INSY 3300INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING3
INSY 3303COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING3
INSY 3304DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS3
INSY 3305INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN3
Advanced Information Systems Elective (INSY 33xx or 43xx, INSY 3323 will not apply)6
Advanced Business Electives (15 hours)
Advanced accounting, business, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management, or real estate. No INSY will apply.15
Advanced Business Elective or Non-Business Elective (3 hours)3
Total Hours120

DOUBLE MAJORS

A Double Major option for the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Information Systems is available. Information Systems undergraduates who pursue the following Double Major program will not have the option of participating in the Fast Track Program in Business.

Completion of the Double Major is attained by including all of the following courses in the BBA Information Systems plan and completing with grades of C or better in each of the double major courses listed below:

BBA in Information Systems and Accounting

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING I
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING II
PRINCIPLES OF FEDERAL INCOME TAX
ACCOUNTING IN MANAGERIAL PLANNING AND CONTROL
AUDITING
COST ACCOUNTING
GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING
Advanced Economics Elective (ECON 33xx or 43xx)

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 13153MATH 13163
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
COMS 13013Creative Arts3
 15 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
FINA 2330 or MANA 23023INSY 23033
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Language, Philosophy & Culture3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
INSY 33003INSY 33043
INSY 33033INSY 4305 (Advanced INSY Elective)3
BLAW 33103BCOM 33603
FINA 33133MARK 33213
MANA 33183Advanced Business Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
INSY 33053Advanced INSY Elective3
BSTAT 33213MANA 43223
Advanced Business Elective3OPMA 33063
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business Elective3
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business or Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

The student studying information systems is encouraged to take a computer science course as an outside elective. Required information systems electives and advanced business electives should be selected with the advice of an academic advisor.

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (42 hours and 3 elective hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours)6
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)6
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Government/Political Science (minimum 6 hours required)6
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)3
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)3
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Non-Business Elective (3 hours required)3
Professional Courses - Business Core (39 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4322ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY3
MARK 3321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
OPMA 3306OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
Professional Courses - Advanced Information Systems (27 hours)
INSY 3300INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING3
INSY 3303COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING3
INSY 3304DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS3
INSY 3305INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN3
INSY 4305ADVANCED APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT3
INSY 4306ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT3
INSY 4325INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
Advanced Information Systems Electives (INSY 33xx or 43xx, INSY 3323 will not apply)6
Advanced Business Electives (6 hours)
Advanced accounting, business, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management, or real estate. No INSY will apply. 6
Advanced Business Elective or Non-Business Elective (3 hours)3
Total Hours120

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 13153MATH 13163
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
COMS 13013Creative Arts3
 15 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
FINA 2330 or MANA 23023INSY 23033
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Language, Philosophy & Culture3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
INSY 33003INSY 33043
INSY 33033INSY 43053
BLAW 33103BCOM 33603
FINA 33133MARK 33213
MANA 33183Advanced Business Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
INSY 33053INSY 43063
Advanced INSY Elective3INSY 43253
Advanced INSY Elective3MANA 43223
BSTAT 33213OPMA 33063
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business or Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Requirements for a Bachelor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Students must meet all lower division requirements before enrolling for upper division courses. Specified prerequisites are designated for certain courses.

Pre-Professional Course Requirements - Fulfill the University General Core Requirements (42 hours and 3 elective hours)
General Core Requirements 42
Communication (minimum 6 hours required)6
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
Mathematics (minimum 6 hours required)6
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Life and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 hours required)6
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Language, Philosophy & Culture (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
Creative Arts (minimum 3 hours required)3
From Approved University General Core Requirement List
US History (minimum 6 hours required)6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Government/Political Science (minimum 6 hours required)6
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Social & Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 hours required)3
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Foundational Component Area (minimum 3 hours required)3
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
Non-Business elective (3 hours)3
Professional Course Requirements - Business Core (39 hours)
ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3
ACCT 2302PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
BCOM 3360EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION3
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
BSTAT 3321BUSINESS STATISTICS I3
FINA 3313BUSINESS FINANCE3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4322ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY3
MARK 3321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
OPMA 3306OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
Professional Course Requirements - Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management (15 - 18 hours)
OPMA 4302SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS3
OPMA 4303INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCES3
OPMA 4312PURCHASING MANAGEMENT3
OPMA 4309GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3
Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management Electives (OPMA 33xx or 43xx)3
Advanced Business Courses and Electives (18 hours)
Advanced Accounting Elective (ACCT 33xx or 43xx)3
Advanced accounting, business, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, or real estate. No OPMA will apply.9
Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management or Advanced Business Elective (33xx-44xx)3
BSTAT 3322BUSINESS STATISTICS II3
Advanced Business Elective or Non-Business Elective. No OPMA (3 hours)3
Total Hours120

Recommended Business Electives for Operations and supply chain management Majors

ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
ACCOUNTING IN MANAGERIAL PLANNING AND CONTROL
COST ACCOUNTING
MICROECONOMICS
CAPITAL BUDGETING
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
LABOR RELATIONS
RETAIL AND SERVICE MARKETING

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
MATH 13153MATH 13163
HIST 13113HIST 13123
Life & Physical Science3Life & Physical Science3
COMS 13013Creative Arts3
 15 15
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ACCT 23013ACCT 23023
ECON 23053ECON 23063
FINA 2330 or MANA 23023INSY 23033
POLS 23113POLS 23123
Language, Philosophy & Culture3Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
OPMA 33063OPMA 43023
BSTAT 33213OPMA 43033
MANA 33183FINA 33133
Advanced Accounting Elective3MARK 33213
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
OPMA 43123OPMA 43093
BSTAT 33223Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management Elective3
BLAW 33103MANA 43223
BCOM 33603Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management or Advanced Business Elective3
Advanced Business Elective3Advanced Business or Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Minor in Information Systems

The College of Business:

  • Requires half of the course work for a minor in business be completed in residence at UT Arlington. For an 18-hour minor requirement, this would require a minimum of 9 hours of business course work at UT Arlington.
  • Requires a grade of C or better in all minor requirement courses.
  • Will not use vocational and technical courses (including WECM courses) toward any business minor.

Information Systems

INSY 2303INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING3
INSY 3300INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING 13
INSY 3304DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 13
INSY 3305INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 13
INSY 33xx or 43xx 13
INSY 33xx or 43xx 13
Total Hours18
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Mandatory Prerequisites: Prerequisites MUST be met before enrollment in the course. A student should consider these when selecting courses to satisfy the minor requirement and when registering. For a complete list of prerequisites see the Undergraduate Catalog or the Business Undergraduate Advising Office.