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MBA Core & Electives

Information Technology Management

The Information Technology curriculum highlights the critical role of information systems in organizations. Understand the design and development of such systems. Learn how to transform information technology into business applications that deliver sustainable value across the entire organization from some of the world's most intelligent IT management professors.


Core Course

MGT 6503  Managing Information Resources (1.5 credit hours)
This course illustrates the key challenges in the information technology (IT) industry and the use of IT in organizations. The focus is on critical IT management issues faced by a modern organization and the tools and techniques available to effectively manage the IT function.



Electives

MGT 6051  Database Development and Applications (3 credit hours)
The role of databases in the modern enterprise. Design and development of database systems. Applications in accounting, marketing, operations, and human resource systems.

MGT 6056  Electronic Commerce (3 credit hours)
Searching for customers and suppliers. Serving customers electronically. Handling electronic transactions. Business model innovations in e-commerce. Less focused on the IT side, more on the business side.

MGT 6057  Business Process Analysis and Design (3 credit hours)
Explore software infrastructure of the firm. How does that infrastructure support the business' processes? Includes an ERP simulation game. Effective management of technology to gain competitive advantage. Involves use of SAP.

MGT 6058  IT Practicum (3 credit hours)
Learn to identify the key issues in a technology management problem. Understand the role of the IT organization within a corporate setting. Apply what you have learned in MIS and other core classes to contemporary information technology management projects. Develop alternative solutions for your project and understand the tradeoffs involved in each solution.

MGT 6059  Emerging Technologies (3 credit hours)
Analyze and make decisions around emerging technologies. Apply techniques for scanning the horizon for emerging technologies. Predict which technologies will be successful and why. Describe environments in which technologies emerge.

MGT 6203  Data Analytics in Business (3 credit hours)
This course teaches the scientific process of transforming data into insights for making better business decisions. It covers the methodologies, algorithms, issues, and challenges related to analyzing business data. It will illustrate the processes of big data analytics by allowing students to apply business analytics algorithms and methodologies to real-world business datasets from finance, marketing, and operations.

MGT 6450  Project Management (3 credit hours)
Learn project management concepts and understand tools of project selection, planning and tracking. Understand special considerations for managing projects with outsourcing/offshoring settings. Investigate new technologies related to project management. Understand how to use Microsoft Project and other tools to manage projects.

MGT 6451  Business Intelligence and Analytics (3 credit hours)
Understand the principles and practical elements of BI and analytics by comparing different approaches and analyzing emerging trends. Build a solid BI and analytics architecture and roadmap. Relate BI and analytics to data warehousing, ERP, CRM, and e-commerce. Understand potential ethical dilemmas related to applications of BI.

MGT 8803  Business Analytics Practicum (3 credit hours)
This course pairs groups of students with a company for a semester-long project. Student teams works with their participating company by framing a business issue as an analytics problem, analyzing data provided by the company, and generating applicable business insights and/or developing capabilities.