UG Courses offered in Spring 2020-2021 (Operations Management)

ISOM 2500   Business Statistics 3 Credits

L1-L2, L3-L4, L5-L6, L7

Collection, tabulation and presentation of numerical data; concepts of probability and probability distributions; sampling; statistical estimation and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression analysis.

ExclusionInstructorClass Hours
CIVL 2160, IEDA 2510,
IEDA 2520, IEDA2540,
LIFS 3150, MATH 2411,  
MATH 3423
Prof. Kris PAN,
Prof. Xuhu WAN,
Prof. Lucy XIA,
Prof. Lancelot JAMES  

(L1)  WeFr    1500-1620 - TBA
(L2)  MoWe   1030-1150 - TBA
(L3)  WeFr    1430-1750 -  TBA
(L4)  MoWe   1200-1320 - TBA
(L5)  TuTh     1500-1620 - TBA
(L6)  TuTh     1630-1750 - TBA
(L7)  MoWe   0900-1020 - TBA                                      

ISOM 2600   Introduction to Business Analytics1 Credit

L1-L2, L3, L4-L5, L6

This course introduces students with the foundation needed to apply data analytics to real-world challenges they will confront in their future career. It covers statistical tools in descriptive analytics and predictive analytics, including multiple linear regression, logistic regression and clustering. Emphasis is placed on applications, concepts and interpretation of results, rather than theory and calculations. Students use a computer software for data analysis. For SBM students only.

Pre-requisiteCo-requisiteInstructorClass HoursRemarks
ISOM 2500   ISOM2020  Prof. Kris PAN, Prof. Inchi HU,
Prof. Xuhu Wan,
Prof. Lilun DU

22-Mar-2021 - 08-May-2021

(L1) Tu  1500-1650 - TBA 
(L2) We  1230-1420 - TBA 
(L3) Tu  1100-1250 - TBA
(L4) We 1430-1620 - TBA
(L5) Fr  1430-1620 - TBA
(L6) Mo 1500-1650 - TBA
(LA1) We  1800-1850 - TBA
(LA2) Tu  1500-1550 - TBA
(LA3) Tu  0900-0950 - TBA
(LA4) Fr  0900-0950 - TBA
(LA5) Th  0900-0950 - TBA
(LA6) Tu  1130-1150 - TBA
(LA7) Fr  1100-1150 - TBA
(LA8) Th  1300-1350 - TBA

 Add/Drop Deadline :

ISOM 2700 Operations Management 3 Credits

L1-L4, L5-L6

For SB&M students, and programs that designate the course as a required/recommended elective course. Production and service operations viewed from the strategic, tactical and operational levels; capacity planning, process selection, impact of technology location and layout, material and resource requirements, scheduling and quality control.

ExclusionInstructorClass HoursClass Attributes
IEDA 4100

Prof. Ronald LAU
Prof. Lijian LU

(L1)  We    1630-1750 - TBA
(L2)  We    1330-1450 - TBA
(L3)  We    0900-1020 - TBA 
(L4)  We    1630-1750 - TBA
(L5)  TuTh  1500-1620 - TBA 
(L6)  TuTh  1630-1750 - TBA

 [BLD] Blended learning

ISOM 3710 Business Modeling and Optimization 4 Credits


The science and technology of informed decision making with focus on optimizing business processes. Spreadsheet decision modeling in Excel will be used throughout. Emphasis on problem formulation, spreadsheet-based solution methods, and managerial insights. Applications to managerial decision problems in diverse industries and functional areas including finance and accounting, human resource, marketing, and operations.

ExclusionInstructorClass Hours
CIVL2170, IEDA 3010; 
Prof. Hongtao ZHANG  

(L1) MoWe   1200-1320 - TBA    
(L2) MoWe   0900-1020 - TBA
(T1) Fr       1200-1250 - TBA
(T2) Fr       1030-1120 - TBA

ISOM 3760 Logistics Management 3 Credits

Management of purchasing and distribution of goods and services; supply management; material handling; pricing; transportation and warehousing; customer service standards. Second or third year standing preferred.

PrerequisiteExclusionInstructorClass Hours
ISOM2700 IEDA3450 Prof. Man YU TuTh   0900-1020 - TBA

ISOM 3770 Global Supply Chain Management 4 Credits


[Previous Code: ISOM4770] Single node inventory control, supply chain network, demand management, manufacturing and replenishment in supply chains, information and coordination in supply chains, product variety management. 

PrerequisiteExclusionInstructorClass HoursClass Attributes
  IEDA4110   Prof. Ki Ling CHEUNG   (L1) Fr   0900-1020 - TBA
 (L2) We 1500-1620 - TBA
 (L3) Tu  1030-1150 - TBA
 (L4) Th  1030-1150 - TBA
 (T1) We  1800-1850 -  TBA
 (T2) Fr  1630-1720 -TBA
 Blended learning

ISOM 3900 Decision Analytics 3 Credits


This course helps the students develop better analytical skills in approaching strategic and tactical business decisions. Students will learn to derive solutions or conclusions that require critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and statistical reasoning skills. These skills are essential and indispensable for major business decisions.

PrerequisiteInstructorClass Hours
Prof. Man YU (L1) TuTh    1200-1320 - TBA 
(L2) TuTh    1330-1450 - TBA

ISOM 4540 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting 4 Credits

Review of regression and its application to forecasting problems; moving averages, exponential smoothing, Box-Jenkins, ARIMA models and transfer function models; forecasts of economic, financial and business time series.

PrerequisiteExclusionInstructorClass Hours
ISOM 2500 or
MATH 2411
ECON 4304,
MATH 4425
Prof. Inchi HU (L1) Mo     1330-1450 - TBA
       Fr       0900-1020 - TBA
(T1) Mo      1800-1850 - TBA   

ISOM 4720 Simulation in Business and Management 3 Credits

Introduction to probabilistic models of operations management; generating random numbers; simulating random variables and discrete event systems; variance reduction techniques; application to risk management, option pricing and other financial problems; application to inventory, queuing, and manufacturing systems.

PrerequisiteExclusionInstructorClass Hours
  ISOM 2500 OR
  MATH 2411 OR
  MATH 2421 OR
  MATH 2431
IEDA 4130 Prof. Ying-Ju CHEN

MoWe  1030-1150 - TBA

ISOM 4750 Business Project Management 3 Credits

This course covers basic principles and practices of project management. Special emphases are on project planning, scheduling, and control while addressing both the technical and the social aspects of managing business projects.

PrerequisiteInstructorClass Hours
ISOM2700 Prof. Qing LI

MoWe  0900-1020 - TBA

ISOM 4780 Integrated Planning and Execution 3 Credits

[Previous Code: ISOM4850] This course will use an integrated simulation game as a major learning tool to illustrate how strategic and operational decisions should be made in a competitive business environment. Students will learn to integrate and align key decisions in different business functions to simultaneously achieve a set of defined performance objectives of a company by evaluating decision alternatives and tradeoffs as well as optimizing the resource utilization.

PrerequisiteExclusionInstructorClass Hours
ISOM2700  ISOM2040 Prof. Ronald LAU

Mo    1500-1750 - TBA

ISOM 4810 OM Best Practices 3 Credits

In this course, students shall study 12 applications in OM that have been judged by peers as being amongst the best in recent years. Students shall try to understand what the problem was, how it was addressed, how it worked out and attempt to learn what marked it as a success and how portable the practice can be. The principle purpose is to expose students to a wide range of good case histories in order to enhance their repertoire and experience in OM.

PrerequisiteInstructorClass Hours
ISOM2700  Prof. Qing LI MoWe    1200-1320 - TBA

ISOM 4880 Operations Management Project 3 Credits

This course is offered to those students who are interested in applying what they have learned in other OM courses to solve real business problems for a sponsoring corporation.  Recommendation and/or implementation of solutions will be made through the use of operations management concepts, techniques, and tools.  Students will work as a group and be supervised by faculty members. Enrollment in this course requires the approval of course instructor.

 Instructor  Class Hours  Remarks 
 Mr. David Anthony BROWN 
 Prof. Ronald LAU
TBA  Instructor Consent Required