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Information Technology Management Concentration

  • Credits:
    9

Concentration Description

Students in the Information Technology Management concentration will understand core information systems principles and the role of the systems professional and IT within an organization. Students get an overview of hardware, software, file/database concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies. They will acquire basic project management skills.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to the broad management skills and current practices gained from the degree program, students will:

  • Understand how information technology may be used efficiently and effectively in the business environment
  • Be able to manage IT projects
  • Acquire the tools needed to manage IT departments
  • Be able to utilize technology to more efficiently manage functional areas within an organization
  • Understand how to align technology and business needs

Careers

Graduates are trained for advancement into supervisory and management positions in business, non-profit and government organizations. Graduates will be able to move into jobs involving information technology in a variety of organizations.

Career opportunities include jobs in:

  • IT Management
  • Business Management
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis

Curriculum


Required Courses
9
Credits
Project Management Concepts and Practices
MMG 710 3 credit(s)
In this course, students will learn how to use the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in order to successfully manage system development projects. System development project failures are generally failures of management, not failures of technology. Good management, along with an understanding of the appropriate use of technology, is therefore essential. Students will learn, in particular, how to apply the concepts, tools and techniques of project management in today's dynamic, digital business environment, where projects must be brought to completion under increasingly compressed timeframes and where decisions must be made under conditions of uncertainty.
Management of Information Technology
MMG 715 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MMG 522. This course provides an understanding of how information technology may be efficiently and effectively used in the business environment. Students get an overview of hardware, software, file/database concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies. The complex integration of hardware, software, data, procedures and personnel that is required for managing information systems is addressed. The impact of constantly changing information technology upon the organization and the management of the firm is discussed.
Systems Analysis & Design
MMG 717 3 credit(s)
Prerequisite: MMG522. Systems analysis and design is a critical competency for information technology. This course focuses on techniques for designing information systems more effectively and efficiently, by linking the information system, business mission and purpose and technology. Students learn the core skills required by systems analysts: from gathering requirements and modeling business needs, to creating blueprints for how the system should be built and implemented in a particular organization. The course provides a concise, yet informative theory of the systems development life cycle, and touches on project management, infrastructure management, system development and system implementation with examples from a variety of industries.