Information Technology Mgt (ITM)
ITM 312 Harnessing Personal Innovation4 credits
Utilize reflective tools and course feedback to examine individual strengths and opportunities for growth as a writer and communicator. Harness this self-awareness to develop a personalized strategic plan that clarifies each student's unique ability to collaborate on teams and innovate for the organization. Begin comparing the effectiveness and efficiency of various electronic and face to face communication strategies amidst a contemporary exploration of technology's global impact on business.
ITM 325 Business Management for Information Technology4 credits
Conduct an in-depth examination of the characteristics of a business and the circumstances that affect their success. Explore varying activities and styles of managers within organizations to develop an effective personal style for managing technology as a business-savvy professional. Study ways to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of application development and operations management teams. Topics include managing change, compliance, finances, marketing, business intelligence, and frameworks for technology service delivery such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT).
ITM 342 Project and Lifecycle Management4 credits
Channel effective project management skills to innovate and deliver on business strategy. Utilize a project management simulation to study planning, scheduling, and tracking techniques for effective project management. Apply learning to a draft of the following deliverables for the student's own Applied Research Project: 1) project scope/charter, 2) work breakdown structure, 3) cost-benefit analysis, 4) project schedule, 5) risk register, and 6) quality management plan. Identify the relationships between IT operations, project management and other value-chain functions that manage internal and external relationships among partners, vendors, and outsourcers. Explore the impact of operations management on a firm's competitiveness and management of IT resources.
ITM 351 Bridging the Technology-Business Gap4 credits
Compare technical to non-technical staff in studying ways to build collaborative effectiveness for the business. Investigate sources of power from the local to global setting to better understand how power can be lost or gained within an organization. Empower each employee with defined outcomes and the right organizational fit. Utilize collaborative software tools to practice communicating virtually across diverse settings and maximize teamwork to deliver on business strategy.
ITM 400 Bridging the IT Business Gap for Innovation4 credits
Explore how to lead and manage collaborative teams of technical and non-technical workers to deliver business strategy. Use reflective tools to examine individual strengths for personal and professional growth. Learn to use collaborative software tools to work on team projects and to improve in confidence and credibility as an information-literate critical thinker in conducting research, writing, communicating, and presenting. Minimize the barriers to successful intercultural communication by using various tools for teamwork in local and global settings. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 388)
ITM 402 Strategic Project Management for IT4 credits
Learn to deliver on new ideas and strategies by practicing traditional and agile methodologies and processes that help bring new products and services to the market. Build on differing strategic approaches and project management techniques to manage innovation so that competitive strategy and new ideas can be realized. Gain skills, through an applied research project, in gathering requirements, applying appropriate methodologies, and utilizing various deliverables to crystalize a measurable objective, perform a cost-benefit analysis, connect to business strategy, and identify constraints. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 388)
ITM 410 Business-Driven Information Systems and Security4 credits
Learn how information systems are designed to interact with people and carry out business strategy. Examine enterprise-wide applications, the infrastructure necessary to support these applications, and important implications for security and privacy. Topics include business continuity and disaster recovery, virtualization, and the effects of compliance on infrastructure development (e.g. HIPPA, SOX, GLBA). (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 388)
ITM 420 Applied Systems Analysis and Design4 credits
Study all phases of the project lifecycle with an emphasis on creating a first draft for the Planning and Analysis phases of the student's Applied Research Project. Utilize contemporary case studies such as mobile applications development to compare software and infrastructure development methodologies such as the Systems Development Lifecycle and Agile Methods. Create a common understanding of project requirements by interviewing key stakeholders and diagramming to communicate process workflow. Apply learned skills to key decision-making tasks such as in-house development, outsourcing, software testing, business requirements gathering, and Cloud Computing.
ITM 421 Business Strategy and Technology Innovation4 credits
Examine strategies that businesses use to be competitive in the marketplace. Determine how tactical strategies for technology support the business strategy. Practice working in teams to develop techniques for innovation management of technologies.
ITM 425 Data Management for Intelligent Business4 credits
Learn to use business strategy and data-based applications as a foundation for making intelligent business decisions. Examine the normalization process, through team and individual work, to minimize the potential for losing customers through redundant and/or inaccurate data. Study the Structured Query Language (SQL), data warehouse team-building, de-normalization, and data-mining for faster access to operational and strategic information leading to a potential competitive advantage. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BUS 388)
ITM 435 Business Ethics for Information Technology4 credits
The conduct of technical and business professionals is considered from a moral and ethical perspective. Students develop their capability and depth as a reflective practitioner by using a rich framework for processing ethical decisions. A rare opportunity is provided to prepare a personal moral and ethical statement as a foundation for future decision-making.
ITM 440 Applied Research Project4 credits
Learn to integrate business and technological knowledge to address an actual worksite need or problem. Through a capstone project gain experience in problem identification, solution selection, cost-benefit analysis, requirements gathering, options analysis, and success measurement. Students must hold senior standing and have successfully completed all other program course requirements before registering for this course. (Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in ITM 400, ITM 402, ITM 410, and ITM 425)