Catalog 2021-2022

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ITM 608 Information Systems and Operations Management

For graduate students only. This course provides an integrated view of managing information systems and operations. Case studies and the SAP enterprise system are used to address key concepts. The course covers the strategic use and development of information systems as well as providing hands-on experience with enterprise systems. Emphasis is placed on managing the supply chain and its impact on strategic planning. The course addresses each element in the operation of a successful supply chain including having the right quantity, quality, location, time, price and information at each stage of the supply chain process. Both classroom and alternative instructional methods may be employed.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

QMB 500.

ITM 614 Effective Project Management

For graduate students only. This course is a study of project management using the systems approach to problem solving. This course covers the nine project management knowledge areas. Contemporary project management software is used to illustrate all concepts. The course covers management of multiple projects, new product development, and large technology programs. Information-processing methods such as the Design Structure Matrix are used to analyze task dependencies. Methods for managing uncertainty in project management are covered. Students use case studies, readings and software applications to learn the sophisticated techniques and management designs used to effectively manage risk and uncertainty, financial exposure and human constraints.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

QMB 500

ITM 615 Data Mining for Business

Leading companies compete on analytics. This course focuses on using data, statistical and quantitative analysis, data-mining models, and data-driven insight to support decision-making and actions. Students gain knowledge and skills to manipulate and analyze data sets. Topics include the strategic value of analytics and building analytical capabilities, relevant concepts related to data manipulation, data and text mining techniques, and business applications of data mining and analytics.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

QMB 500.

ITM 617 Machine Learning for Business Analytics

This course introduces how to use apply a modern programming language in the process of data mining and business analytics. This course provides hands-on development experience where students utilize programming languages, such as Python and SQL, to process, analyze, model a variety of real-world datasets.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite or co-requisite QMB 500.

ITM 618 Application Development for Managers

This course focuses on a managerial view of the software development and programming process with a focus on secure programming, code management, data processing, and analytics. Students will undertake a detailed study of the Python programming language and associated development tools. Topics include the software development life-cycle, requirements analysis and documentation, the role of programming languages in software development, version control systems, structured programming, data structures, predictive modeling, static code analysis, and exception handling.

Credit Hours: 4

ITM 619 Enterprise Systems

For graduate students only. This course examines enterprise system concepts with a focus on understanding how enterprise systems integrate information across business functional areas. Students will learn the fundamentals of a current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application (SAP). The use of enterprise systems at both the transaction processing level and the managerial level is covered. Case studies, business simulation, and hands-on exercises with an enterprise system are used to enhance student understanding. Configuration of an enterprise system for business processes is covered. Students will prepare a comparative analysis of two enterprise systems.

Credit Hours: 4

ITM 630 Managing the IT Organization

For graduate students only. The course presents an integrated approach to managing IT organization by guiding the participant though a process of effectively aligning, investing, measuring, deploying and sustaining the strategic and tactical direction of IT organizations in 21st-century businesses. The course leverages and integrates current and emerging industry best practices, standards guidelines and leading company case studies. Students will learn how to develop and evaluate an IT management plan by studying an IT organization in a contemporary business as part of the semester-long project.

Credit Hours: 4

ITM 635 Managing Innovation

For graduate students only. This course focuses on innovation's role in 21st-century organizations. It addresses the need for a systemic approach to building innovation capabilities and the challenges of integrating the many facets of innovation management. Leading innovators and building innovative organizations are covered from both a theoretical and applied approach. Topics addressed include fundamental theories of innovation; developing an innovation strategy; innovation as a business process; the role of the innovation context including leadership and organization, culture and values, people and skills, and processes and tools; and assessing and improving innovation performance.

Credit Hours: 4

ITM 650 Information Security Management

Introduces students to fundamental concepts of information security from the aspect of managing security programs for business enterprises.  The topics examined include risk management, security governance, compliance, business continuity, access control, cybercrime, physical security, critical infrastructures, network security and cryptography.  Special consideration is given to applying international standards and best practices to the development and management of organizational security programs.  Students learn about the vulnerabilities and threats facing information systems and the technology and techniques used to secure them.  Case studies of cybersecurity incidents and industry trends are addressed.  Hands-on experience with security and hacker tools is provided in a lab environment.
Credit Hours: 4

ITM 680 Big Data for Analytics

This course will provide an introduction to managing, mining, and analyzing big datasets. This course will incorporate distributed and parallel algorithms and supported systems to mine large datasets. The course will also use database technology including NoSQL databases. The final project in the course would involve mining a big dataset from a real company using the techniques learnt in the course to gain insights into real business issues.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

QMB 500 and ITM 615.

Corequisites

ITM 617

ITM 689 Global Supply Chain Management

The course provides an introduction to supply chain management language, concepts, tools, and strategies and is targeted to executives and general managers. The course focuses on supply-chain strategy; therefore, the course begins with an overview of business, corporate, and global strategy. The case method is used and supplemented with lectures.
Credit Hours: 4

ITM 690 Internship in Information and Technology Management

International students must consult with the Office of International Programs. May be used to satisfy up to two hours of practicum requirements.

Credit Hours: 1-3

Prerequisites

Approval of the graduate office, the college internship coordinator and the associate dean.

ITM 695 Special Topics in Information and Technology Management

A course offered at the discretion of the ITM department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

To be specified at time of offering.

ITM 699 Independent Study in Information and Technology Management

For graduate students only. Contemporary topics in information systems and technology management.

Credit Hours: 1-8

Prerequisites

Minimum 3.5 GPA and written permission of the department chair.