Course Descriptions

BUAD 6300. Business Analytics.

An applications-oriented course that integrates practices related to the development, analysis, presentation, and protection of data in an organizational environment. Key practices in information technology, the development and application of metrics for business and statistical analysis, the effective display of information, and data integrity will be addressed.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

BUAD 6305. The Effective Leader.

Facilitates the development of interpersonal and team skills leaders need to function effectively. Focus is on the integrated behavioral competencies that organizations value today; self awareness, communication, collaboration, and relationship-building.  Students will plan and implement new behaviors relevant to individuals who hold leadership positions, as well as those who informally assume leadership roles as they work with others to achieve business goals.  

3 Credits

Classroom/Online 

BUAD 8310. Business and Society.

Examines the social, political, legal and regulatory environments that constitute the background in which a for-profit business firm conducts its activities in domestic and global contexts. Corporate social responsibility and the ethical dimensions of decisions that impact stakeholder groups and corporate sustainability in a competitive environment are discussed. Prerequisites: 3 credit hours of core courses.

3 Credits

Classroom/Online

TECH 6360. Programming Concepts.

Introduces the student to programming. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to write non-trivial programs dealing with business. Topics include language components, control flow constructs, strings, input/output, database handling, classes, modules, and regular expressions. The course includes hands-on labs requiring students to bring a PC to class. Prerequisite: TECH 5F70. 3 Credits Classroom/Online

TECH 6362. IT Project Management.

A comprehensive overview of project management. It takes a socio-technical perspective on the management of projects. The content deals with planning, scheduling, organizing and implementing projects in business settings. Emphasis is on the project management process and tools. Basic concepts and tools of project management, such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, earned value analysis and risk management are introduced. Prerequisite: TECH 5F70. Formerly OPER 6370.

3 Credits 

Classroom/Online

TECH 6370. Process Mapping and Management.

Understanding business processes and their active, continuous management is fundamental to recommending IT and other managerial change solutions. Process mapping skills for 'as-is' and 'to-be' business processes are developed and practiced. In addition, techniques for change analysis, problem finding and resolution, technology impact analysis, benchmarking, error proofing, and change management are developed. Prerequisite TECH 5F70. 

3 Credits

Classroom/Online 

TECH 7372. Enterprise Architecture.

An enterprise architecture supports enterprise-wide information technology resource design and provides a blueprint for hardware, software, network, and data to best service business needs. This course examines the theory, principles, best practices, and common frameworks applied to development of an EA and builds on them to discuss how to develop an EA for an organization. EA scalability, standardization, measurement, and assessment are for different size organizations. Needs analysis provides the basis for determining the most effective type of EA. 

3 Credits

Classroom

TECH 7374. Program and Services Management.

IT management has evolved to the management of programs, such as outsourcing, and management of services, such as help desk. Program management encompasses several development projects that may include business organization structure, processes, infrastructure, applications, and services. Service management is an on-going role to manage bundles of services after they become operational. For program management, the discussion centers around key programs and organizational decisions managed through IT, design of program management functions. For services management, IT provides a service to the organization that directly affects the organization's relationship with its customers. For both types of management, understanding needs, design of changes, measurement, and assessment are discussed.

3 Credits

Classroom

TECH 7375. Strategy and IT Governance. 

Encompasses both the internal and external domains that must be mastered and managed by today's CIO. Major activities reviewed include development of IT strategy that aligns with the organization's strategy and defining a portfolio management approach to applications and their sourcing, dealing with increasing regulatory and compliance issues and the management of processes within IT, guided by standards (e.g., ISO 20000) and frameworks (e.g., CMMI, COBIT, 6-Sigma, etc.), while juggling change management in the global environment. Corequisite: TECH 6370.

3 Credits 

Classroom

TECH 8395. Information and Technology Management Practicum.

The Practicum is taken in the last semester and designed to integrate all earlier coursework. Under the guidance of the professor, each student completes an applied research project on an approved topic. Approval is required to enroll. This course is open only to M.S. students in Information and Technology Management. Formerly TECH 8395. Thesis II. Prerequisites: TECH 6370 and TECH 6362 or OPER 6370.

3 Credits

Online

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