Program Requirements (30 units)

Core Requirements (18 units)

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).

Fries, Robert,, Jr.
05/04/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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).

Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/28/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106

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).

Mendieta, Jorge J.
03/02/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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).

Mendieta, Jorge J.
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253

ITM560 Law and Ethics in Informatn 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).

Wang, Victor
05/04/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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).

Marley, David
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 106
03/02/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
06/29/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS


Concentration Courses (12 units)

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

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Systems Structure

Business Analytics

BUS520 Managerial Ethics

This course covers ethical reasoning based on biblical principles as it applies to business situations. Specific topics include the legal environment, corporate social responsibility, bribery, affirmative action, cultural diversity, dispute resolution, consumer protection, employee rights, deception, advertising ethics, product safety, environment protection, and economic justice. The course develops an awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS 358 or BUS 503. (3 units; Spring)

Lainson, Douglas L.
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
Bigley, Joel Douglas
01/06/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

ITM506 Bus Intelligence: Data Intgrtn

This course prepares students to develop and integrate interdisciplinary data and business intelligence in order to apply real world business strategies. Research into applied historical marketing, finance, production, process, and management decisions highlight the integration and application of data-driven outcomes in multiple business environments internal and external to an organization. Students will develop business intelligent questions by applying data integration techniques. Students successfully completing this course will be prepared for the SAS Global Certification exam in Predictive Modeling using SAS Enterprise Miner. (3 units; Fall)

Girju, Marina Magdalena
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209
Girju, Marina Magdalena
01/06/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209

ITM511 Bus Analysis and Visualization

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. (3 units; Spring/Summer)

Girju, Marina Magdalena
03/02/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209

ITM541 Business Analytics Modeling

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. (3 units; Fall/Summer)

Girju, Marina Magdalena
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 209


Information Systems Structure

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; Fall)

Devlin, April Marie
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/28/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 104
Vanderslice, Gaynell
03/02/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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).

Fries, Robert,, Jr.
01/06/2020 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

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).

Fries, Robert,, Jr.
06/29/2020 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

ORG512 Conflict Resolutn and 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; Fall/Summer)

Devlin, April Marie
09/03/2019 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253