University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2014–2015

Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA) Courses

College of Business and Economics

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QBA 260  Business Statistics (3) Application of statistics to business. Includes an introduction to probability and sampling; descriptive statistics, inference, regression and one-way analysis of variance. Pre: COBE computer competency certification and one MATH course numbered 104, 104F, 115, 205 or higher.

QBA 300  Operations Management (3) This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the principles of operations management. Topics covered include productivity, project management, forecasting, managing quality, human resource work studies, capacity planning, location and layout planning, supply-chain, inventory management, optimization, queuing, and simulation. Pre: Admission to Professional Business Program and C or better in QBA 260.

QBA 362  Mgt Information Systems (3) Examination of business information subsystems and the role of computers in accounting, marketing, production, and financial subsystems; theory of general management information systems. Pre: Admission to Professional Business Program.

QBA 365  Managing Electronic Commerce (3) Topics in advanced electronic commerce (EC) management. Issues include: defining EC in its various forms; exploring EC strategies; economics of EC; global EC issues. The class will complete a semester-long hands-on-project requiring students to: assess a business' needs and opportunities; plan a Web site corresponding to the needs assessment; design a fully functional and interactive commercial Web site; plan and implement administrative parameters and functions for customer service, security, site monitoring, site maintenance, business performance, and site effectiveness. Pre: Admission to Professional Business Program, MGT 341 or QBA 362, or instructor’s consent.


QBA x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

QBA x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

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