ISEM 700 Smart Enterprises and Strategic Intelligence
Prerequisites: Admission to ISEM Doctoral Program

Description: Smart Enterprises are the next generation of digital enterprises that heavily rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to deal with customers, suppliers/partners, government agencies and employees. This course highlights advances in research, technologies, systems, and applications as related to intelligent digital enterprises such as smart cities, smart towns, smart healthcare, smart islands, industry4.0, and automated planning environments. The emphasis is on “strategic intelligence” (SI) that refers to the intersection of Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management, and Competitive Intelligence for improving the strategic decision making in Smart Enterprises. Instead of intelligence on one sector, SI concentrates on intelligence that cuts across multiple sectors. The course will use case-based and project-based approaches for discussion and assignments but the focus is on research directions in this broad area of work. Students will be expected to produce a research paper as the final output of this course.

 

ISEM 725 Advanced Business Process Modelling and Intelligence
Prerequisites: Admission to ISEM Doctoral Program

Description: In-depth coverage of current practical, conceptual, and theoretical techniques of process modeling, simulation, and intelligence. Primary emphasis will be given to understanding and applying various modeling techniques and languages (such as BPEL), types of simulations (such as discrete event simulation), and to using various techniques and tools (such as PROM) to develop data-driven models/prescriptions of process models. All of the foregoing will be considered within the context of the development of solutions to both practical and cutting-edge problems. Students will conduct a focused literature review on some advanced aspect of the studied material and issues.

 

ISEM 730 Advanced Systems Engineering
Prerequisites: Admission to ISEM Doctoral Program

Description: This course will introduce students to the discipline of “Large Scale Systems Engineering”. Also referred to as “Requirements Driven Development” as well as “Systems Engineering”, it represents a disciplined technical and management process by which abstract complex problem descriptions are successfully transformed into fully developed, tested and deployed systems. We will discuss the “art” and “science” of the Large-Scale Systems Engineering discipline. Evolution of Systems Engineering and Advances in Systems Science are discussed. Specialized concepts involved in developing human-engineered complex systems are reinforced primarily through student research and writings. This is a research-focused course that demands extensive student research and academic writing as well as advanced mathematical techniques such as optimization and stochastic processes.

 

ISEM 760 Advanced Topics in Operations Management
Prerequisites: Admission to ISEM Doctoral Program

Description: This course discusses how Operations are designed in modern digital organizations and how managers can use Information Technology (IT) to support these operations. Business operations in modern organizations are defined based on business strategies. The main focus of this course is to learn a) how business strategies are designed and implemented, b) how business operations are defined and managed, and c) how IT is used to enable the business operations. Recent research and industry trends in the field of operations management are discussed in some detail. The course will systematically guide the students to conduct a focused literature review on some advanced aspect of the studied material and produce a research paper. The students will use hands-on tools for practical insights.

 

MGMT 731 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Prerequisites: Admission to ISEM Doctoral Program

Description: In this course, the models for successfully organizing technologically-driven innovations, in entrepreneurial and established firms, are studied, and critiqued. Students learn to develop innovative-based strategies, which will cause entrepreneurial organizations to earn sustained competitive advantage. Students will also discover how to identify, build, and commercialize technological innovations. This course emphasizes the need for continuity in the building and commercialization of valuable innovations. It draws heavily from recent literature and models on entrepreneurial innovation and expects students, not only to critique these existing literature and models, but to design original technology-driven innovations that could aid organizations gain and sustain competitive advantage. The course is divided into 4 Modules, which will take the students from the formulation of innovative ideas to the building of innovative entrepreneurial firms. These modules will systematically guide the students to conduct a focused literature review on some advanced aspect of the studied material and produce a research paper.

 

ISEM 770 Advanced Topics in ISEM
Prerequisites: Completion of at least 12 semester hours of Upper Level Courses in ISEM PhD Program

Description: This course will discuss overall research and industry trends in intelligent digital enterprises, industry4.0, intelligent planning and scheduling systems, next generation of digital infrastructure, business models, systems engineering, and other extant areas of work such as artificial intelligence, big data and analytics. The exact topics discussed will change with time. The main focus will be on guiding the students to emerging relevant trends and to expose the students to a repository of potential “Ph.D hard” questions (i.e., the questions that require Ph.D level research).

 

ISEM 780 Doctoral Research Seminar I
Prerequisites: Completion of doctoral coursework requirements; pass qualifying examination

Description: This course provides support to doctoral students within their specific domains of research. Led by the faculty advisor for that domain, the course is designed to provide a forum where faculty and students can come together to discuss, support, and share the experiences of working in research. Research topics in the broad area of information systems engineering and management will be discussed. Topic areas may concentrate on industry sectors (e.g., health, education, manufacturing, transportation, energy, environment, agriculture and others), emerging digital technologies and their impacts on the digital enterprises, and/or latest developments in systems engineering principles such as planning, architectures, integration, engineering/re-engineering, and engineering management. Each topic area will be studied in-depth to educate the students in conducting independent research.

 

ISEM 781 Doctoral Research Seminar II
Prerequisites: ISEM 780 Doctoral Research Seminar I

Description: This seminar is a continuation of ISEM 780 Research Seminar I and provides continued support to doctoral students within their specific domains of research. Led by the faculty advisor for that domain, the course is designed to provide a forum where faculty and students can come together to discuss, support, and share the experiences of working in research.

 

ISEM 799 Doctoral Studies (Thesis)
Prerequisites: Completion of doctoral coursework requirements; pass qualifying and comprehensive examinations

Description: Advancement to candidacy is a prerequisite of this course. This is an individual study course for doctoral students that culminates in a Ph.D. Thesis. Content to be determined by the student and the student’s Doctoral Committee. May be repeated for credit.

 


You may apply online at http://www.HarrisburgU.edu/Apply. If you have not obtained an MS in ISEM from the University, you may wish to get that application by emailing Masters@HarrisburgU.edu. Students can send any questions and completed applications and all supporting documents materials to PHD@HarrisburgU.edu. Applications are not considered complete and are not evaluated unless all documents are present. International students may find answers to non-admissions related questions at http://global.harrisburgu.edu/iso/.