GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

625,000.00

 

Graduate 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.

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

OVERVIEW

Graduate 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.

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVES

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.

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