Catalog 2021-2022

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ITM 318 Systems Analysis and Design

This course introduces students to analysis and design of business information systems. The course addresses the key concepts of user requirements, modeling and information systems project management. The course covers object-oriented requirements modeling approaches. A semester-long project provides students with the opportunity to integrate concepts in analyzing and designing an information system using a prototyping approach with a rapid application development tool. The project management component of the course exposes students to project feasibility analysis, project tracking, developing service requests and reporting minutes of meetings.

Credit Hours: 4
(W)

Prerequisites

ITM 220.

ITM 319 Business Process Integration Using Enterprise Systems

This course focuses on integration of business processes across different functional areas in an organization. Students will learn about enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and their role in integrating business processes within and across organizations. Through hands-on exercises, students will learn how to configure business processes within an organization using a contemporary ERP system, SAP. The course provides students an opportunity to study and compare integration of business processes using ERP systems in two organizations which culminates in a research paper and presentation to the class. Case studies, business simulation, and business process modeling are used to enhance student understanding.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 220, ACC 203.

ITM 350 Information Security Principles

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of information and cybersecurity.  It covers how to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and information systems that modern organizations depend upon.  The information security domains examined include network security, risk management, governance, physical security, cryptography, application development, business continuity and legal issues.  Special consideration is given to studying major security incidents and cybersecurity trends.  Students will learn about the threats and vulnerabilities facing computer systems and the tools and techniques used to secure them.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 220.

ITM 360 Advanced Application Development

Building on ITM251, this course emphasizes advanced programming techniques using a contemporary programming language to develop business applications. Students complete hands-on exercises and an experiential project. 

 
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 251.

ITM 361 Operations Management

This course examines the short-and long-term decisions that are made in manufacturing and service systems relating to the operations function. Emphasis is placed upon maximizing productivity, improving quality and discussing key issues within operations which are of relevance in a firm’s ability to remain competitive in a global economy. The course also covers global supply chain management aspects such as outsourcing/offshoring and strategic use of information systems. Students are given realistic exercises and gain hands-on experience using a contemporary enterprise information system.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

COB core requirements and MGT 330.

ITM 375 Information Security Standards, Risk Management and Compliance

This course prepares students to design, implement and maintain a robust information security program.  Students will be introduced to various standards that define best practices for creating and maintaining security policies, performing an enterprise risk assessment, business continuity/disaster recovery planning, and security incident response handling.  Students will also be exposed to the legal and regulatory requirements of a successful information security program.  A practical approach to learning these topics will be taken, requiring students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations in project work and report writing assignments.
Credit Hours: 4
(W)

Prerequisites

ITM 220

ITM 380 Network Security

An introduction to network security and cryptography.  Students learn about computer network configurations, devices, services, vulnerabilities and threats.  Topics include firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection systems, honeypots, wireless systems, remote connectivity, malware threats and common attack types.  Students design a network security architecture for an organization.  The course also covers cryptography topics including encryption methods, symmetric/asymmetric systems, hashing, public-key infrastructures and attack types.  Emphasis is placed on reinforcing concepts with hands-on, lab-based exercises.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 280