master certificate in information technology management,graduate certificate in IT management,MASTER CERTIFICATE IN IT MANAGEMENT

Master certificate in IT management surveys the key concepts underpinning information system and technologies. It introduces students to the ever-changing world of information technology (IT) and is designed to provide an overview of IT resources and techniques.

August 8, 2016
30 PDUs




Master certificate in IT management surveys the key concepts underpinning information system and technologies. It introduces students to the ever-changing world of information technology (IT) and is designed to provide an overview of IT resources and techniques. Knowledge gained in this course will allow students to better manage such resources and will increase students’ ability to develop and strategically use information systems and technology in achieving their organization’s business goals.



MBA 610
Managerial Technology in Business 

This course covers information systems and technology infrastructure, including terms, concepts, capabilities, and impacts that are critical to modern business organizations. Its focus is on the ways organizations utilize information systems for strategic planning and for developing a technology infrastructure. There is a focus on technological   innovation   within   an   organization   and   a   firm’s   ability   to   audit   these   capabilities.   The   course   examines information technologies that are relevant for business operations, decision making, and e-Business.

Students taking this class will better appreciate the role information technologies play in managerial decisions, day-to-day business operations, the marketplace, business applications, environmental issues, and overall firm strategy. Information on the basic infrastructure of modern information systems (such as telecommunication networks/technology,   and   common   practices   relevant   to   information   systems’   security)   will   also   be   provided.   The course will include a project application component that will allow students to apply course concepts in a practical setting.The master certificate is offered after completion of course work,passing the exam and completing a consulting project in any firm of interest.


Upon completion of this course,  students will be able to:

  1. Discuss management concerns as they relate to information systems.
  2. Identify the business models, technology components, and impact of e-business on enterprises.
  3. Identify the existing and emerging technologies and techniques used in process automation.
  4. Identify the technologies and techniques used to secure information systems.
  5. Understand how information technology can serve as a point of strategic strength in an organization.
  6. Identify the most common enabling technologies, and functional and cross functional systems used withinan enterprise.
  7. Assess methodologies used by management to develop technical and applications architectures for intranet,extranet, and Internet systems.
  8. Discuss how the extended value chain is used by management to create collaborative business patterns.
  9. Describe the methods used to establish an IT strategy and to develop and implement business applications.
  10. Discover ways to achieve a competitive advantage using IT.
  11. Describe ethical, legal, and social implications of IT applications.
  12. Identify special issues involved in the implementation and use of information systems.
  13. Apply information presented on planning, analysis, design, implementation and management of IT and IS toa variety of business analyses.
  14. Analyze the market for IT products, major vendors, and identify factors affecting major IT-related decisions.


MIS 417 Managing Information Technology    

This course introduces students to the concepts of information technology and to the information systems required for managing an information-age organization. It focuses on best management practices used in the information technology industry, in particular the ways various information systems can be managed to facilitate organizational effectiveness. Students will be provided with the most up-to-date tools and approaches used by managers to compete successfully in the new economy.


Upon completion of this course students should have gained the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Apply management theories to the planning and implementation of information technology systems and services within organizational structures.
  2. Analyze the issues involved in information systems planning.
  3. Examine organizational needs for information and explain how information systems meet those needs.
  4. Assess how changes in information technology impact the potential function of the organization.
  5. Explain the process for evaluating information technologies for adoption by an organization.
  6. Describe how to manage technology once it has been adopted.
  7. Analyze the issues involved in managing the key elements of the technology infrastructure.
  8. Develop an information systems project.
  9. Apply ethical principles in making decisions, managing staff, and serving a constituency.
  10. Recognize the technological requirements and the strategic uses of information for supporting knowledge-based work.

Course Outlines


1.Technology Transforms the Organization
2: A Dynamic Model of IT Strategy in a Netcentric Economy
3: New Business Models
4: Organizational Transformation with IT
5: Globalization and IT in International Business
6: Assessing the Value of Investing in IT: The Productivity Paradox
7: Making the IT Investment Decision
8: Choosing Technology
9: Implementing IT
10: Structuring and Managing The IT Function
11: Management Control of Information Technology
12: The Legacy Environment
13: The First Component: Computer Systems 14: The Second Component: The Database
15: The Third Component: Powerful Networks
16: Electronic Commerce: Changing How Business Is Done
17: Business Process: Examples from ERP and CRM
18: Decision and Intelligent Systems
19: Knowledge Management: Benefiting from Core Competencies
20: Technology Haves and Have Nots: The Digital Divide in the US and the World
21: Ethical Issues and a Look Ahead

MBA 610
Managerial Technology in Business

I. Business Driven Information Systems

1. Information Systems in Business
2. Strategic Decision Making
3. E-Business Module

II. Fundamentals of Information Systems

4. Ethics and Information Security
5. IT Architectures

Part II, Continued

6. Databases and Data Warehouses
7. Networks, Telecommunications, and Mobile Technology

III. Enterprise Information Systems

8. Operations Management and Supply Chain Management
9. Customer Relationship Management and Business Intelligence
10. Enterprise Resource Planning and Collaboration Systems

IV. Developing Information Systems

11. Systems Development and Project Management
12. Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and 21st Century Global Business


1. The Importance of Information Systems Management.
2. The Top IS Job.

-The importance of MIS: strategic uses.
-Describe  the  place  of  information  technology  in  today’s   networked economy.
-Discuss the ways in which IT can contribute to the business model, and how to create business advantage using IT tools

3. Strategic Uses of Information Technology. 4. Information Systems Planning.

-Information systems architecture and planning. Introduction to the various systems architectures
– client-server, n-tier, etc Strategic Imperative: E-Business
-Planning tools: GANTT charts, Task Analysis, Critical Path
– Defining and Measuring Quality (Benchmarking, etc.)
-Information systems architecture and planning. (cont.). Discuss how each architecture fits a given business model

5. Distributed Systems: The Overall Architecture.
6. Managing Telecommunications.

-Managing IT systems process. Day-to-day operations of information, data, and telecommunications systems in support of business objectives.

7. Managing Information Resources.
8. Managing Operations.

-Managing Information Resources
-Introduction to Information Organization and Database.
-Managing IT systems (cont.) Day-to-day operations of information, data, and telecommunications systems in support of business objectives.

9. Technologies for Developing Systems.
10. Management Issues in System Development.

-Systems development. The Software Development Life Cycle.
-Systems development (cont). Development technologies, different models for the development process

11. Supporting Decision Making.
12. Supporting Collaboration.

-Decision Support systems.
-Management reporting, expert systems, integration of information tools with day
-to-day operations.
-Collaborative work systems.
-Groupware, intranet and supranets

13. Supporting Knowledge Work.
14. The Challenges Ahead.

-Future developments.
-Moore’s  Law,  distributed  and  grid  computing,  wireless,  RFID,   and other near-term technical developments.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals and staffs

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