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Field Description

The department offers courses in the areas of computer information systems (CIS), operations research, and statistics. Courses in each of these areas provide training in problem solving techniques useful in gaining strategic advantage in the marketplace. CIS students are afforded the opportunity to gain a strong foundation in the business, managerial, and technical issues related to information systems with courses in programming, data management, telecommunications, the Internet and e-commerce, and the analysis and design of computer-based solutions to business problems. Operations research trains students in the application of mathematical models and decision making for business, industry, and government with an emphasis on modeling methods, analysis, and implementation relevant to operational and management planning issues. Statistics students are provided with a skills base for the application of statistical techniques and tools to a wide variety of areas, including computational statistics, sample survey, experimental design, and quantitative methods in marketing.

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The Majors

 

General Information

The Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems offers majors in the fields of computer information systems and statistics and quantitative modeling.

The computer information systems area prepares professionals in the development and use of computer-based technologies to develop systems that fulfill business information needs. Baruch's program trains students to analyze business needs and to design, implement, and use information systems to satisfy those needs.

The operations research area provides basic preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in the decision sciences and provides fundamental quantitative knowledge required by those who major in other business areas. Emphasis is placed on modeling methods, analysis, and implementation relevant to operational and management planning issues in many business areas, including marketing, production, finance, accounting, and information technology.

The statistics area not only provides the basic preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in statistics but also provides the quantitative knowledge required by those who major in other business areas. Statistics and quantitative modeling majors are provided with the base for the application of statistical techniques to a wide variety of fields.

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BBA in Computer Information Systems

The CIS program provides a strong foundation in the business and managerial issues related to information systems. Computer information systems are presented in light of their role as tools for strategic advantage in the marketplace. To facilitate this, course offerings provide computer, technological, and problem - solving skills. The CIS program addresses such areas as CASE (computer-assisted software engineering), networks and telecommunications, electronic commerce, the Internet, client-server technology, and object-oriented technologies.

General CIS Track

Required Courses                              12 credits

 

 

Object-Oriented Programming I3 credits

Database Management Systems3 credits

Systems Analysis and Design3 credits

Information Technology Development and Project Management3 credits


Elective Courses                                 12 credits

Any four courses from the following list:

Programming for Analytics3 credits

Introduction to Semantic Technologies3 credits

Spreadsheet Applications in Business3 credits

e-Business Technologies3 credits

Networks and Telecommunications I3 credits

Cybersecurity3 credits 

Principles of Web Design3 credits

Green IT3 credits

Foundations of Business Analytics

3 credits

Social Media Technologies in Organizations3 credits

Usability, Privacy, and Security3 credits

Data Mining for Business Analytics3 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II3 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II With Java3 credits

Web Applications Development3 credits

Data Visualization3 credits 

Information Technology Audit3 credits

Data Warehousing for Analytics

3 credits

Networks and Telecommunications II3 credits

Expert (Knowledge-Based) Systems and Related Technologies3 credits

Financial Information Technologies3 credits

Operating Systems Concepts3 credits

Special Topics in Computer Information Systems3 credits 

Special Topics in Computer Information Systems1.5 credits 

Quantitative Methods for Accounting*

3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I*

3 credits

*Students may not receive credit for both OPR 3450 and OPR 3300.

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Data Analytics Track

Required Courses (12 credits)

Programming for Analytics3 credits

Database Management Systems3 credits

/

Data Mining for Business Analytics3 credits

Data Warehousing for Analytics3 credits

Elective Courses (12 credits)
Choose four (4) courses of 3 credits each from the following. At least one of which should be a CIS course and one should be a STA course or an OPR course.

Object Oriented Programming I3 credits

Introduction to Semantic Technologies3 credits

Foundations of Business Analytics

3 credits

Data Visualization3 credits

Business Statistics II3 credits

Regression and Forecasting Models for Business Applications3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I

3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business II3 credits

Marketing Web Analytics and Intelligence3 credits

Marketing Analytics3 credits

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Information Risk Management and Cybersecurity Track

Required Courses (15 credits)

Object Oriented Programming I3 credits

Database Management Systems3 credits

Networks and Telecommunications I3 credits

Cybersecurity3 credits

Information Technology Audit3 credits

Elective Courses (9 credits)
Choose three courses from the following list:

Programming for Analytics3 credits

Social Media Technologies in Organizations3 credits

Usability, Privacy, and Security (effective Spring 2017)3 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II3 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II with Java3 credits

Web Applications Development3 credits

Networks and Telecommunications II3 credits

Financial Information Technologies3 credits

Systems Analysis and Design3 credits

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BBA in Statistics and Quantitative Modeling

The statistics and quantitative modeling major is designed to develop quantitative thinking skills that are invaluable in business. The student will take courses from a variety of quantitative disciplines that focus extensively on statistical methodology, mathematical modeling, and computer implementation issues applied to business. The use of the computer for the solution and analysis of business problems is an integral part of the program. Graduates of this program will have a broad foundation in statistics or quantitative modeling and will be well positioned for the analysis and solution of decision problems facing business and industry in the 21st century.

It is essential that the student consult with an area advisor to plan a program prior to taking any courses in the major.

 

Major

Required Courses (12 credits)

Object-Oriented Programming I3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I *3 credits

Business Statistics II3 credits

Regression and Forecasting Models for Business Applications3 credits

*OPR 3300 Quantitative Methods for Accounting may be substituted for OPR 3450 with the approval of the area advisor


Elective Courses (12 Credits)

Electives may be selected after consultation with an advisor:

Database Management Systems3 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business II3 credits

System Simulation3 credits

Bayesian Statistical Inference and Decision Making3 credits

Special Topics in Operations Research3 credits

Independent Study and Research in Operations Research3 credits

Sampling Theory and Practice3 credits

Categorical Data Analysis3 credits

Statistical Quality Control Methods3 credits

Nonparametric Statistics3 credits

Introduction to SAS Programming3 credits

Design and Analysis of Experimental Data3 credits

Analysis of Time Series3 credits

Special Topics in Applied Statistics3 credits

Independent Study and Research in Statistics3 credits

Introduction to Supply Chain Management3 credits

Marketing Research3 credits

Intermediate Calculus4 credits

Introduction to Probability4 credits

Introduction to Stochastic Processes4 credits

Mathematics of Statistics4 credits

Graph Theory3 credits

Fundamental Algorithms4 credits

Risk Theory4 credits

Introductory Financial Mathematics4 credits

Note: Other quantitative courses may be selected subject to approval of the area advisor. A maximum of three elective courses may be taken outside the Zicklin School of Business.

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Statistics: BA Major

Arts and sciences students can major in one of the following three programs in the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems:

The department offers courses for students who are primarily interested in mathematics, psychology, and sociology. Statistical theory, using the Colleges extensive computer installations, provides professional training for those who desire a career in operations research, quality control and reliability, health sciences and governmental statistics, design and analysis of surveys, and computer information systems. Joint major programs in conjunction with the Departments of Psychology and Sociology and Anthropology are offered and include courses to augment study in psychometrics and sociometrics.

NOTE: This program is under revision, so it is important to consult a faculty advisor to plan a proper sequence of courses. Interested students should contact Professor Kamiar Rahnama Rad (Kamiar.RahnamaRad@baruch.cuny.edu).

Statistical Theory

Base Courses

Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies3 credits

Business Statistics I3 credits

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5 credits

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5 credits

Major
The major consists of 24 credits, with up to 9 credits in mathematics. Required Courses

Theory of Statistics I - Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory3 credits

Theory of Statistics II - Statistical Inference3 credits

Elective Courses

Object-Oriented Programming I3 credits

Introduction to Mathematical Programming3 credits

Introduction to Statistical Decision Theory and Game Theory3 credits

Queueing Theory and Inventory Models3 credits

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Sampling Theory and Practice3 credits

Statistical Quality Control Methods3 credits

Nonparametric Statistics3 credits

Analysis of Time Series3 credits

Advanced Sampling Methods3 credits

Introduction to Multivariate Analysis3 credits

Advanced Calculus I3 credits

Advanced Calculus II3 credits

Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods3 credits

Introduction to Probability3 credits

Mathematics of Statistics3 credits

Advanced Calculus III3 credits

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Psychometrics


Note: A number of the courses listed below are not currently offered. Students interested in psychometrics should consult with a department advisor.

Base Courses

 

Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies3 credits

Business Statistics I3 credits

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5 credits

 

Major:   24 credits Required Courses

Applied Methods I - Probability and Statistics3 credits

Applied Methods II - Statistical Inference3 credits

Factor Analysis and Classification Techniques3 credits

Tests and Measurements3 credits

Elective Courses

Introduction to Statistical Decision Theory and Game Theory3 credits

Sampling Theory and Practice3 credits

Nonparametric Statistics3 credits

Introduction to Multivariate Analysis3 credits

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5 credits

Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods3 credits

Social Psychology3 credits

Vocational Psychology3 credits

Business and Industrial Psychology3 credits

 

 

Interviewing Techniques3 credits

Psychology and Urban Problems3 credits

Special Problems in Psychology2 credits

Advanced Psychological Testing3 credits

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Sociometrics

Note: A number of the courses listed below are not currently offered. Students interested in sociometrics should consult with a department advisor.

Base Courses

Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies3 credits

Business Statistics I3 credits

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5 credits

 

Major:   24 credits Required Courses

Applied Methods I - Probability and Statistics3 credits

Applied Methods II - Statistical Inference3 credits

Design of Social Research3 credits

Methods of Sociological Research3 credits

Elective Courses

Introduction to Statistical Decision Theory and Game Theory3 credits

Sampling Theory and Practice3 credits

Nonparametric Statistics3 credits

Introduction to Multivariate Analysis3 credits

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5 credits

Linear Algebra and Matrix Methods3 credits

Urban Sociology3 credits

Social Stratification3 credits

Population and Society3 credits

Modern Organizations3 credits

Small Groups3 credits

Equivalent courses in the arts and sciences and business curricula:

The following pairs of courses are considered as equivalent for purposes of credits. Students can be given credit for either course but not for both:

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(STA 2000 may be used for either the BA or BBA)

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The Minors

General Information

The Department of Information Systems and Statistics offers five minor concentrations*. Each is outlined below:

* Optional second minors open only to students pursuing a major within the Zicklin School of Business

 

Computer Applications in Business (9 credits)

This minor is designed to prepare students majoring in other areas of business to be competent end users and decision makers in a computer information systems environment. The focus is on using microcomputers and higher-level applications software to implement useful applications in a wide range of business areas.

Required Courses  

Choose any three courses (9 credits) from the list of 3000, 4000, or 5000 level CIS courses except CIS 3270, CIS 3810 and CIS 4910.
Prerequisites must be satisfied.

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Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (9 credits)

This minor would provide an opportunity for students majoring in various areas of business to develop basic understanding of information security and assurance issues that organizations face today and the potential solutions available.

Required Courses (9 credits)  

Networks and Telecommunications I3 credits

Cybersecurity3 credits

Information Technology Audit3 credits

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Data Analytics (9 credits)

This minor would provide an opportunity for students majoring in various areas of business to develop basic data literacy and to integrate techniques and solutions from the areas of technology, statistics, and quantitative modeling in developing business intelligence to facilitate organizational decision-making

Required Courses (6 credits)

 /

Data Mining for Business Analytics3 credits

Programming for Analytics3 credits
Elective Courses (3 credits) - Choose one course from the following list.

Database Management Systems3 credits

Data Visualization3 credits

Data Warehousing for Analytics3 credits

Business Statistics II3 credits

Regression and Forecasting Models for Business Applications3 credits

Marketing Web Analytics and Intelligence3 credits

Marketing Analytics3 credits

 

OR

 

Business Decision Models*

 

 

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I*

3 credits

 

 

3 credits

* Students receiving credit for MGT 3500 will not also receive credit for OPR 3450.

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Quantitative Methods and Modeling (9 credits)

The minor in quantitative methods and modeling is designed to prepare students majoring in other areas of business with a background of quantitative skills that facilitate the decisionmaking process. In addition to one required course, two elective courses are selected with the approval of the area advisor to complement the students major and provide the student with an appropriate background.

Required Courses                                

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I3 credits
             or 

Quantitative Methods for Accounting3 credits

Two courses selected with the approval of the area advisor from the following:

Database Management Systems I3 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business II3 credits

System Simulation3 credits

Bayesian Statistical Inference and Decision Making3 credits

Special Topics in Operations Research3 credits

Independent Study in Operations Research3 credits

Business Statistics II3 credits

Regression and Forecasting Models for Business Applications3 credits

Introduction to SAS Programming3 credits

Other quantitative courses may be selected subject to approval of the area advisor.

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Statistics

The minor in statistics consists of the courses listed below.

 


Required Courses                                3 credits

Business Statistics II3 credits

Elective Courses                                 6 credits

Two courses selected from the following:

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I3 credits

Intermediate Statistical Methods3 credits

Sampling Theory and Practice3 credits

Introduction to SAS Programming3 credits

Special Topics in Applied Statistics3 credits

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Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Minor in Information Technology and Social Responsibility

The internet age has fostered an environment of widespread interconnectedness. This hyperconnectivity, and the new media that proliferate along with it, come with their own specific problems. The purpose of this concentration is to study the effects of these new technologies on the individual, the workplace, and society at large. In this program of study students will examine the increasing importance of individual and organizational social responsibility in today’s interconnected and computer-mediated environment, as well as the specific issues that stand at the intersection of social responsibility and information technology.


Required Course:                                3 credits

Information Technology and Social Responsibility*3 credits

Elective Courses                                 6 credits

Two courses selected from the following:

Mass Media and the Black American3 credits

Computer Ethics* (

)

3 credits

Green IT*3 credits

Principles of New Media*3 credits

Media Analysis and Criticism3 credits

International Communication3 credits

Media Ethics3 credits

Advanced Reporting and Writing3 credits

Information and Society  (

or)

3 credits

Mind and Computers3 credits

Ethics, Economics, and the Business System3 credits

Courses may be organized into the following suggested tracks:

Media

Mass Media and the Black American3 credits

Principles of New Media*3 credits

Media Analysis and Criticism3 credits

International Communication3 credits

Media Ethics3 credits

Information Society

Principles of New Media*3 credits

International Communication3 credits

Advanced Reporting and Writing3 credits

Information and Society (

or )

3 credits

Philosophy and Ethics

Computer Ethics* (

)

3 credits

Media Ethics3 credits

Mind and Computers3 credits

Ethics, Economics, and the Business System3 credits

*For the purposes of this program, this course counts as an Arts and Sciences course.

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Business Minors for Non-Business Majors

Students in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences or in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs who wish to take business courses may do so by declaring a minor in statistics and quantitative modeling or in technology, business, and the Internet. Before declaring the minor, they must complete either BUS 1001 (1 credit) or have previously completed BUS 1011 (3 credits). To be awarded the minor, students must have a GPA of 2.0 or more in the courses included in the minor. Eligibility to declare such a minor is restricted to students who have an overall GPA of 2.0 or more at time they declare the minor. Courses that apply to the minor may not be used for any other requirement. This minor does not fulfill the requirement to complete a liberal arts minor.

Students must choose three courses (9 credits) from the following:

Statistics and Quantitative Modeling

Object-Oriented Programming I3 credits

Quantitative Methods for Accounting3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I3 credits

Business Statistics II3 credits

Regression and Forecasting Models for Business Applications3 credits

Technology, Business, and the Internet

Object-Oriented Programming I3 credits

Spreadsheet Applications in Business3 credits

Database Management Systems I3 credits

e-Business Technologies3 credits

Principles of Web Design3 credits

Systems Analysis and Design3 credits

Law and the Internet3 credits

Internet Marketing3 credits

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Courses

Courses in Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Computer Information Systems3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Computer Information Systems1.5 hours; 1.5 credits

Object-Oriented Programming I

3 hours; 3 credits

Programming for Analytics3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to Semantic Technologies3 hours; 3 credits

Computer Ethics

3 hours; 3 credits

Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3 hours; 3 credits

Database Management Systems I

3 hours; 3 credits

E-Business Technologies

3 hours; 3 credits

Networks and Telecommunications I

3 hours; 3 credits

Cybersecurity

3 hours; 3 credits

Principles of Web Design

3 hours; 3 credits

Green IT

3 hours; 3 credits

Foundations of Business Analytics

 3 credits

Social Media Technologies in Organizations

3 hours; 3 credits

Usability, Privacy, and Security3 hours; 3 credits

Principles of New Media

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Computer Information Systems

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Computer Information Systems

1.5 hours; 1.5 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II

3 hours; 3 credits

Object-Oriented Programming II with Java

3 hours; 3 credits

Web Applications Development

3 hours; 3 credits

Data Visualization3 hours; 3 credits

Information Technology Audit

3 hours; 3 credits

Data Warehousing for Analytics

3 hours; 3 credits

Networks and Telecommunications II

3 hours; 3 credits

Financial Information Technologies

3 hours; 3 credits

Operating Systems Concepts

3 hours; 3 credits

Systems Analysis and Design

3 hours; 3 credits

Information Technology and Social Responsibility

3 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study and Research in Computer Information Systems

3 hours; 3 credits

Information Technology Development and Project Management

3 hours; 3 credits

Computer Information Systems Internship

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Info Systems

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Sprdsht App Bus

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Network & Com

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon CIS I

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

Hon CIS II

3 hours; 3 credits per semester

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Courses in Statistics (STA)

Business Statistics I

3 hours; 3 credits

Statistics for Social Science

4 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Statistics3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Statistics1.5 hours; 1.5 credits

Business Statistics II

3 hours; 3 credits

Regression and Forecasting Models for Business Applications

3 hours; 3 credits

Sampling Theory and Practice

3 hours; 3 credits

Categorical Data Analysis

3 hours; 3 credits

Statistical Quality Control Methods

3 hours; 3 credits

Nonparametric Statistics

3 hours; 3 credits

Introduction to SAS Programming

3 hours; 3 credits

Design and Analysis of Experimental Data

3 hours; 3 credits

Analysis of Time Series

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Applied Statistics

3 hours; 3 credits

Advanced Data Mining3 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study and Research in Statistics

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon bus Statistics

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Statistics I

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Statistics II

3 hours; 3 credits

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Courses in Operations Research (OPR)

Special Topics in Operations Research3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Operations Research1.5 hours; 1.5 credits

Quantitative Methods for Accounting

3 hours; 3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business I

3 hours; 3 credits

Quantitative Decision Making for Business II

3 hours; 3 credits

System Simulation

3 hours; 3 credits

Bayesian Statistical Inference and Decision Making

3 hours; 3 credits

Special Topics in Operations Research

3 hours; 3 credits

Independent Study and Research in Operations Research

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Quant Meth Acc

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Opr I

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Opr II

3 hours; 3 credits

Hon Opr III

3 hours; 3 credits

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