Course Requirements

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree requires completion of 30 units.

BUS515 Organizational Behavior

This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. (3 units)

Bigley, Joel Douglas
03/05/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 103
Fletcher, Wayne L.
03/05/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 250
Eggleston, Tiffany M.
07/02/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA
10/29/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

ITM505 Information Systems Design

Emphasizes the design of information systems with the intent to complement and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization in regards to organizational strategy, control, and on-going activities. Topics covered include systems architecture and components, web-enabled commerce, decision support systems, business intelligence, planning, and acquisition. Course highlights the need to link technology policy with corporate strategy with the overall goal to support and enhance competitive advantage. (3 units).

09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

ITM510 Project Management

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).

10/29/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM TBA

ITM520 Systems Security

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).

ITM530 Systems Infrastructure

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).

ITM540 Emerging Technologies

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).

ITM550 Disaster Recovery Planning

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).

ITM560 Law & Ethics in Information Tech

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).

ITM595 Information Tech Mgmt Capstone

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).

ORG512 Conflict Resolution & Negotiatns

Emphasizes a pragmatic approach to resolving conflicts that arise in both non-profit and for-profit enterprises by applying conflict analysis models, tools and processes. Focuses on constructive communication, cultural awareness and sensitivity to diverse populations in a variety of settings, and reaching outcomes through the use of collaborative processes. (3 units; Online and Professional Studies)