Core Requirements

  

This course provides a technical and organizational foundation for understanding the use and importance of information systems and information technology in today's management environment. This course covers the hardware, software, and infrastructure that support management information systems designed to achieve innovative business success. The course takes both a strategic and practical approach to the issues organizations face in understanding and determining the application of technical solutions and strategic planning. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

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Emphasizes the application of project management skills, tools, and techniques to information systems related project activities in order to determine project scope, charter, resources, scheduling, and cost requirements. Topics include project management, process groups and integration, scope, time management, costs, quality management, human resources, communications management, risk, procurement management, and stockholder management. (3 units; As offered & Online).

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM510-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/28/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

Emphasizes the need, importance, and application of information security with a focus on protecting the informational assets of the organization. Topics include security frameworks, risk assessment, threat management, security plan development, security technologies, cryptography, physical security, implementation, and personnel. An importance is placed on the need to balance risk with organizational goals and the significance of applying a top-down management approach for driving security strategy and policy. (3 units; As offered & Online).

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM520-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
03/04/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
ITM520-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
03/03/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

Emphasizes the evaluation and assessment of an organization's information assurance needs and the necessary tools required for planning, risk assessment, backup, recovery, and detection with an importance on implementing a comprehensive Information Assurance Management program for the organization. Topics include information assurance basics, planning, risk mitigation, detection and recovery, and the application of information assurance to selected industries. (3 units; As offered & Online).

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ITM550-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
09/02/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

This course provides the opportunity to integrate knowledge and demonstrate skills obtained throughout the program in the form of an enterprise level information systems related project, which involves the analysis of an organization's needs, the development of an information systems architecture, and the project management components needed for successful implementation. The course culminates with a final report/paper and presentation. (3 units; As offered & Online).

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM595-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
07/01/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
ITM595-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
10/28/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
ITM595-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
06/30/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

 

Choose one of the following courses:

Students will explore the impact of supporting a strategic decision with research and analysis of data. Students will construct goals, and communicate them keeping the beginning and end in mind as it relates to future outcomes in the areas of technology, finance, manufacturing, logistics, and many other facets of the organizational environment. Students will be equipped to disseminate their vision to management and discern the impact of feedback from management. Additional software fee. Prerequisite: BUS 503. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS534-E
Fryer, Thomas M.
01/08/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS534-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/08/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS534-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/04/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
BUS534-A
Girju, Marina Magdalena
05/06/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209
BUS534-E
Fryer, Thomas M.
01/06/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Instructor OFFC
BUS534-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/06/2025 T 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Park Building 203
BUS534-B
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/03/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building
BUS534-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/05/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 209

This course focuses in business computer applications for the manager. Computer models will be created to aid in forecasting, budgeting, and other decision-making processes. The emphasis will be placed on pro-forma financial statements as well as cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. (3 units; As offered & Online)

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Concentration Courses 

 

Students must complete all of the requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Systems Structure

 

Business Analytics

Businesses are consistently tasked with the external forces of customer buying power, and the internal organizational forces of recruiting, hiring, and managing of the workforce who support those decisions. Therefore, customer and people analytics are essential to the important synergy in marketing your product. Learn to build, through fundamentals of people analytics, those teams necessary to support your marketing functions. The primary focus of the course learning objectives is to describe and support data collection and communicate the outcome of customer decisions in order to underpin strategic marketing decisions for an organization's growth and sustainability. Prerequisite: BUS 534. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS531-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
01/08/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS531-A
Fryer, Thomas M.
01/06/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 202

This course is designed to impact the way you think about transforming data into better decisions in operations and logistic analytics. This course focuses on how the data can be used by project and program managers to institute initial supply chains and improve existing supply chains in support of effective and efficient logistic outcomes. In order for businesses to remain competitive and profitable, operations and logistics must respond to changes in the market by customers, policy and risk. This course will challenge the student to analyze data from these three areas quantitatively, produce methods to adapt to these challenges, which include challenges of collecting impactful data, and predict possible outcomes. Additional course fee. Pre- or Co-Requisite: BUS 534. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM506-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/04/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
ITM506-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building 202

This course discusses techniques for creating effective data visualizations to inform business decision making. Topics focus on turning data into charts, graphs, maps, and more to affect and inform business decision-making. Students will also prototype several visualizations based on existing datasets. Additional software fee. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

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This course delves into the field of predictive analytics, where you'll learn how to use exploratory, forecasting, and predictive modeling integrated for model fitting and analysis in specific applied business environments. Concepts combine application of business strategy, information technology, and modeling methods. Students will build and explore predictive models in conjunction with continuous and categorical business environments in marketing, finance, production, process, and managerial targets. Students successfully completing this course will be prepared for SAS Global Certification exam in Visual Modeling using SAS Visual Statistics 7.4 software. Additional software fee. (3 units; Fall/Summer)

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Information Systems Structure

This course is a study of the knowledge and skills used to protect networks using the tools and techniques of an ethical hacker. Students will explore the concept of ethical hacking and its practitioners, along with performing security testing. A technology focused course, students will learn new security resources, emerging vulnerabilities, innovative methods to protect networks, mobile security considerations and computer crime laws. (3 units; Fall, Summer, & Online)

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Emphasizes the understanding and knowledge of the various components of an enterprise information systems infrastructure. Topics include computer-based hardware and software, operating systems, virtual servers, database systems, big data, wired and wireless networks, mobile computing, E-commerce, cloud computing, enterprise systems, business intelligence, knowledge management, system acquisition, system development, cybercrime, and ethics. (3 units; As offered & Online).

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM530-A
Fries, Robert,, Jr.
01/08/2024 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
ITM530-A
Fries, Robert,, Jr.
01/06/2025 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

This course focuses on the evaluation, assessment, and adoption of new technologies with the goal to support and enhance organizational strategy and competitive advantage. Topics include artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual and augmented reality, and biotechnology, and how emerging technologies are identified, how they evolve, and factors that may encourage or stifle growth. (3 units; As offered & Online).

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM540-A
Fries, Robert,, Jr.
07/01/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 204
ITM540-A
Fries, Robert,, Jr.
06/30/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

Emphasizes the knowledge and assessment of cyber law and compliance as it relates to the organization. Topics include the Organizational Strategic Governance framework, business continuity management planning, risk assessment, resilience policy, the Integrated Resilience Management Model and System, threat identification, competitor and marketing analysis, and the governance and regulation compliance decision-making process using an ethical framework. (3 units; As offered & Online).

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ITM560-A
Wang, Victor
03/04/2024 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
ITM560-A
Wang, Victor
03/03/2025 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Park Building

 

 

*Curriculum subject to change.