A cross-disciplinary seminar that introduces students to the latest research technology and databases for advanced work in their major. Emphasizes research and communication skills, including oral presentations and written reports.
This course will examine the relationships among business models and processes, communications architectures and infrastructures, applications architectures, security architectures and the data/information/knowledge/content that supports all aspects of transaction processing. It will examine alternative computing and communications platforms, major support technologies, and the issues connected with aligning technology with business goals, as well as issues associated with legacy systems, migration and integration. Course work will include class presentations and plans to implement, modify or supplement technology infrastructures.
This course examines technology development and maintenance methodologies including testing, configuration management, and quality assurance strategies used to manage IT projects. Discussion topics include the business value of the project, as well as the development, collection, and analyses of metrics for technology management. Students investigate development methodologies, such as Waterfall and Rapid Application Development (RAD), technology maintenance, and evolution planning. Case studies are used to evaluate technology management strategy in specific business areas.
This course will explore all aspects of computing and communications security, including policy, authentication, authorization, administration, and business resumption planning. It will examine key security technologies, such as encryption, firewalls, public-key infrastructures, smart cards, and related technologies that support the development of an overall security architecture. Course work will include plans for developing and implementing a technology security strategy focused on the business needs.
Prerequisite: CIS 540
This course will examine the issues associated with human-computer interaction, including interface-design principles, human-computer task allocation, and interface technologies, such as GUIs, speech, virtual reality, body interfaces, and mimetics. It will also address how to design interfaces likely to enhance performance. Discussion of interface technologies support for good interface design, so technology managers can understand interface issues in technology choice. Evaluation methods will also be examined, so UI designers can determine if their interfaces are enhancing or degrading human performance. Course work will include a significant team project in which end-user needs are understood, a prototype is developed using a chosen user-interface technology, and persuasive presentation is delivered.
This course investigates the management issues surrounding information and telecommunications systems. Business/IT alignment is explored through alternative methods, tools, and techniques for planning optimal IT investments are explored. Discussions address frameworks and management principles to cope with the challenges inherent in the implementation of rapidly advancing technology, strategic and operational issues, and human and organizational issues related to technology introduction and use. Additional topics include problem management, change management, recovery management, contingency management, disaster recovery planning, telecommuting, small office home office (SOHO), offshore and outsourced resources. Students gain experience in identifying current trends related to effective management of IS/IT resources.
Pre-requisite: INL 574 Graduate Research and Writing
This course is cross-listed with MGT 736.
This course is cross-listed with MGT 743. Please refer to the course description for MGT 743, located in the M.B.A. section.
This course is cross-listed with MGT 760.
The capstone experience provides an opportunity for students to work in a team to apply the leadership skills and tools learned in other required courses to analyze, design, and evaluate a solution for an information technology management environment. The students will work in a team, in partnership with an external company. This course requires a paper or report and a presentation. Further guidelines can be found on the program Web page.
Program offered online with some hybrid.
Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.
La Salle University
Information Technology Leadership
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
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