Undergraduate Curriculum

All Foster undergraduates receive a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA). The Department of Information Systems & Operations Management covers three curriculum areas for Foster School undergraduates: information systems, operations management, and quantitative methods.

Below is more information about the core business courses, Information Systems Option courses and Operations and Supply Chain Management Option courses.

Business Core Courses

The Department of Information Systems & Operations Management offers the business core courses listed below. All Foster students must complete IS 300 and OPMGT 301, as well as other business core courses. Find course descriptions in the UW Course Catalog.

IS 300 Introduction to Information Systems (5)
Students will learn the fundamentals of information systems, what they are, how they affect organizations. Prerequisites: ACCTG 225; ECON 200; either MATH 112, MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 134, MATH 135, or MATH 145; either ECON 311, IND E 315, QMETH 201, Q SCI 291, Q SCI 381, PSYCH 315, PSYCH 318, STAT 220, STAT 221, STAT 311, or STAT 390; may not be repeated.

OPMGT 301 Principles of Operations Management (4)
Students enrolled in this course will examine problems encountered in planning, operating, and controlling production of goods and services. Prerequisites: ACCTG 225; ECON 200; either MATH 112, MATH 124, MATH125, MATH 134, or MATH 145; either ECON 311, IND E 315, QMETH 201, Q SCI 381, PSYCH 315, PSYCH 318, STAT 220, STAT 301, STAT 221, STAT 311, or STAT 390.

Although not a core course, QMETH 201 is required to get in to the Foster School.

Formal Options

Undergraduate students can choose a “formal option” in information systems (IS) and operations and supply chain management (OSCM) to incorporate into their business degree. Students are eligible to apply for the Option upon acceptance into the Foster School. Learn more about the required and elective courses for the two options by clicking on the headings below. Learn more about all the Formal Options.

Information Systems Option
Operations and Supply Chain Management Option