2019-21 Graduate Catalog Course Descriptions

ITM - Information Technology Management
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ITM 700Communications for IT Professionals3.00
This course focuses on developing communication skills for IT professionals. Students will learn how to deliver effective presentations, conduct crucial conversations with stakeholders, and develop verbal and nonverbal communication skills emphasizing cultural sensitivity, diversity, and ethics. Students will also conduct relevant research and critically evaluate information to make informed evidence-based decisions.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Information Technology Management program
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 705Leading the IT Function3.00
This course focuses on the differences between and application of management and leadership theories in an IT environment. Utilizing an array of assessment activities, students will identify and understand one’s own personal assets and liabilities to become an effective leader and agent of change in a complex adaptive system.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Information Technology Management program
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 710Finance for IT Managers3.00
This course will frame financial decisions within general and project accounting principles. Topics include: pro forma financial statements, time value of money, cash flows and equivalence, depreciation, net present value, rate of return, and ratio analysis. Students will prepare budgets that prioritize projects within constraints, address uncertainty and intangibles, and integrate with project scheduling.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Information Technology Management program
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 715Data Science3.00
This course examines key data science concepts, methods, and processes. It addresses issues for developing, managing and supporting data-driven decision-making in the organization and provides knowledge and tools for incorporating data science into IT project workflows. Topics include, but are not limited to, data analytics, data warehousing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS Information Technology Management Program and ITM 710.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 720Cloud Computing and Enterprise Applications3.00
Students will learn to leverage cloud services to streamline computing resources, deploy enterprise applications, improve user access and system reliability, and utilize advanced computing capabilities. Foundation concepts include: virtualization, multi-tenant architecture, and software defined networking. Examines the full range of services available to organizations along with deployment strategies, evaluation criteria, economic justification, and manageability.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS Information Technology Management Program and ITM 710.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 725Enterprise Security3.00
Students will explore the technical, administrative, and physical aspects of IT security. They will investigate various threats within IT and fraud and apply information classification to the design of information, network and physical security. Students will evaluate the business processes of risk, business continuity, audit, and the risk within software development.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the MS Information Technology Management program and ITM 700
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 730Agile and Traditional IT Project Management3.00
This course examines project management concepts as applied to IT projects and covers traditional PMBOK techniques such as project identification, selection, procurement, and cost/schedule preparation and monitoring. Students will be introduced to agile IT project management concepts including Scrum and Extreme Programming. This course requires students to apply these concepts to group projects.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS Information Technology Management Program and ITM 700 and 710.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 735Business Analysis and System Development3.00
This course focuses on the importance, role, and techniques of the business analysis function in the modern IT organization. This course is organized around the six knowledge areas and associated techniques of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) specified by the International Institute of Business Analysis.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the MS Information Technology Management program and ITM 730.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 740IT Operations3.00
This course explores best practices and techniques for ensuring the smooth functioning of the IT infrastructure and operational environments to support development and deployment of applications and services within the organization. Coverage includes network infrastructure; servers and devices; computer operations; service management; facilities; help desk services, DevOps, and process automation.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the MS Information Technology Management program and ITM 735.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 745IT Governance, Ethics, and Regulatory Compliance3.00
This course examines best practices in IT governance to achieve regulatory compliance, optimize use of available resources, ensure trustworthiness of enterprise information, and support business strategies and objectives. Topics include: strategic alignment, IT service and control frameworks, portfolio management, IT risk management, and ethical issues in IT governance.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the MS Information Technology Management program and ITM 735
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 750Evaluation of Emerging Technologies3.00
This seminar course researches, identifies and evaluates significant new trends, technologies and events influencing the global environment of information technology and systems. The course will evaluate future and disruptive technologies, strategies for successful implementation of innovative technologies, critical thinking, and ethics pertaining to its use
Prerequisites:
Admission to the MS Information Technology Management program and ITM 740.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 754Capstone Preparation1.00
Students select their capstone project, create a plan, define deliverables, secure approval and complete setup of their development environment. Students review concepts necessary for completion of the capstone including Agile project management, systems analysis and communicating with technical and non-technical audiences. Additional topics may be included.
Prerequisites:
Admission to MS in Information Technology Management program
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
ITM 755Capstone3.00
In this course, students complete the projects approved in the Capstone Preparation course. This course includes the management, development and delivery of an information technology project to a client or employer, including regular communication of status to both technical and non-technical audiences
Prerequisites:
Admission to the MS Information Technology Management program and ITM 754
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms