This course will provide an in-depth introduction to a particular methodology or a particular setting that is relevant to research in management information systems. The topic may vary from year to year. Possible topics include applications of optimal control theory in management information systems and operations management, collaborative communication systems, and quantitative models for management information systems. The required background for students will vary depending on the topic. This course may be appropriate for some graduate students in engineering or computing science. Prerequisite: Written permission of the instructor. Approval of the Business PhD Program Director is also required for non-PhD students.