Information Technology Management

The Information Technology Management major is designed to prepare students for positions in system development, system analysis, database administration, networking, and as ITM specialists in user departments such as finance, human resource management, marketing, and operations management. The major is also designed to prepare students to assume increasing levels of managerial responsibility as their career progresses.

Prerequisites for all courses must be met. Students not enrolled in the College of Business BBA program cannot elect more than 30 credit hours in courses offered by the College of Business. BBA students must complete 12 credits outside their major to earn a minor.

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum passing grade for a Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) course is 2.0. The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits

Capstone

Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Business Administration Core Requirements

BA 300Career Planning & Develop1
BA 320Proj Mgmt & Leadership Skills3
BA 330Managerial Communication3
BA 400Corporate Responsibility3
BE 401Managerial Economics3
BPS 451Strategic Management3
FIN 401Corporate Finance3
LE 452The Legal Environment of Bus3
Select one of the following:3-4
Info Systems in Management
Accounting Information Systems
and Accounting Info Sys Lab 1
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organization3
Total Credit Hours31-32
1

Note: ACC 380/ACC 381 is a requirement for students pursuing an Accounting major.

Major Requirements

Required
ITM 301Bus Application Programming3
ITM 321Database Systems I3
ITM 331Info Systems Development3
ITM 351Networking and Collab Comp3
ITM 431Database Systems II3
Select two courses from the following:6
Object-Oriented Programming
iCreate: Mobile Apps
Managing Elec Commerce Syst
Advanced Computer Applications
Info Technology Security
Total Credit Hours21

Information Technology Management Minor

ITM 310Info Systems in Management3
ITM 321Database Systems I3
ITM 351Networking and Collab Comp3
Select two courses from the following:6
Bus Application Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Info Systems Development
Managing Elec Commerce Syst
Advanced Computer Applications
Info Technology Security
Database Systems II
Total Credit Hours15

ITM 120     Bus Prob Solving w/ Comp Apps     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to business problems, processes, and professional practices with an emphasis on structuring and solving business problems using computer applications. Drawing on problems from a range of business disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, and operations management, students will define, model, and solve business problems using spreadsheet and database software. They will practice critical thinking and business communication through oral and written presentation of problem analysis and results. Credit cannot be given for ITM 120 and any of MIS 120, CIS 121, 122, 123. (F,W,S)

ITM 301     Bus Application Programming     3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to basic concepts in computer programming with an emphasis on business applications. In the course, students will develop an understanding of fundamental programming logic and learn to use basic programming structures to solve business problems. Students are introduced to program development cycle and programming principles. The course covers principles of program design, programming structures, data types and structures, program testing, and debugging. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of programs with procedural structures, along with graphical user interfaces and event driven code. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, and debug programs based on business requirement using a selected programming language. Credit cannot be given for both ITM 301 and MIS 301.

ITM 302     Object-Oriented Programming     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the basic concepts of object-oriented programming with an emphasis on business applications. Students will develop an understanding of object-oriented modeling and learn to use object-oriented analysis and design techniques to solve simple business problems. Students are introduced to OO application development methodology and environment. The course covers principles of object-oriented programming, objects and classes, abstract data types, implementation of inheritance and polymorphism, database access, and graphic user interfaces. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, and debug programs based on business requirements using a selected object-oriented programming language. Credit cannot be given for both ITM 302 and MIS 302.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 301 or MIS 301

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ITM 303     iCreate: Mobile Apps     3 Credit Hours

In this course, the technologies of mobile computing are introduced. Prior knowledge of programming logic and object-oriented concepts are applied in building mobile applications. Topics include mobile development environment, user interface elements of a mobile device, gesture, location awareness, and file operations. Creative thinking and entrepreneurship are introduced and fostered via creating a student-initiated mobile application from idea to sale.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 301

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ITM 310     Info Systems in Management     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an overview of information systems in the business world. It presents an organizational view of how to use information technology to create competitive firms, manage global organizations, and provide useful products and services to customers. Topics include hardware, software, databases, telecommunications systems, the strategic use of information systems, the development of information systems, and social and ethical issues involved with information systems. Credit cannot be given for both ITM 310 and MIS 310.

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior

ITM 311     Mgmt Information Sys Lab     1 Credit Hour

ITM 311 is a lab component of ITM 310. Students will complete weekly laboratory assignments to reinforce the concepts of ITM 310 to use information technology to solve business problems. In addition, the use of several common applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) will also be covered at beginning to advanced levels.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310*

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Business

ITM 321     Database Systems I     3 Credit Hours

This course examines the processes and tools used to design and implement database systems in business. The goal of this course is to provide adequate technical detail while emphasizing the organizational and implementation issues relevant to the management of computerized data in an organizational environment. A class project involving the design and implementation of a database using a microcomputer database management system is performed. Topics include concepts of database systems, conceptual database design, logical database design, physical database design, database implementation, and data retrieval. Credit cannot be given for ITM 321, MIS 321 and CIS 421.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380

ITM 331     Info Systems Development     3 Credit Hours

This course provides a foundation in systems analysis and design concepts, methodologies, techniques, and tools. Students will learn to analyze an organizational problem, define user requirements, design an information system, and plan an implementation. Methodologies covered will include the traditional life cycle approach as well as newer methodologies such as object-oriented approach, joint applications development (JAD), and prototyping. A semester-long project gives students the opportunity to apply these techniques to a business problem. This project will use technologies such as a computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool, a database management system (DBMS), or a fourth-generation language. Credit cannot be given for both ITM 331 and MIS 331.(F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): (ITM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380) and (ITM 321* or MIS 321)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ITM 351     Networking and Collab Comp     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to data communication, networks, distributed processing and collaborative computing. The course will study the technical and management aspects of computing networks and distributed systems supporting a wide range of organizational functions from organizational process to managerial strategic decision making, from personal to group to organizational computing. The applications of telecommunications in the work settings and management issues of telecommunications will be addressed. The social and organizational implications of the telecommunications technology are also examined. Credit cannot be given for both ITM 351 and MIS 351.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380

ITM 371     Managing Elec Commerce Syst     3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on technical and managerial issues that must be addressed for the successful deployment of information systems that use the infrastructure of the Internet to support electronic commerce. The course assumes an understanding of databases, computer networks and data transmission, and some experience in some programming language. Topics include business models for electronic commerce; standards, protocols and technical architecture of the Internet; wireless Internet; Internet security and cryptography; online payment systems; intelligent agents; legal, ethical, social and political issues in electronic commerce; globalization and electronic commerce; and electronic commerce applications. A class project involving the creation and management of an electronic commerce initiative is performed. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): (ITM 301 or MIS 301) and (MIS 310 or ITM 310 or ACC 380)

ITM 381     Info Systems Project Mgmt     3 Credit Hours

This course examines the management of information system projects in business organizations as well as human and organizational reactions to the changes brought about by new information systems. Topic include project planning, project controls, project reporting, information system projects and organizational change, factors affecting project success and failure, and project management software.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380

ITM 382     Advanced Computer Applications     3 Credit Hours

The is an advanced course in computer applications, decision modeling, and business problem-solving. Topics will include Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), pivot tables, user interfaces, and application manipulation techniques for both spreadsheet and database applications. Complex formulae will be introduced to enable students to create sophisticated models for solving nested and complex business problems. Credit cannot be given for both ITM 382 and MIS 382.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 120 or MIS 120 or (ITM 310 and ITM 311) or MIS 310 or (ACC 380 and ACC 381)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ITM 383     Info Technology Security     3 Credit Hours

This course provides a foundation of IT security, methodologies, techniques, and tools. The course will cover both the managerial and technical sides of IT security. Topics include: security costs and benefits, information assets, security threats, network attacks, security planning, incident response, disaster recovery, and training. Hands-on lab sessions, interactive lectures, discussions, and guest speakers will be used throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 or MIS 310 or ACC 380

ITM 431     Database Systems II     3 Credit Hours

This capstone course will provide an opportunity for students to work as a member of a project team on a complex, real-world information systems project. The course examines the processes and tools used to develop, implement and administer database systems in business. A class project involving the development of a database using a client/server database management system in performed. Project management methodologies and tools used to manage complex information systems projects are also applied in the course.

Prerequisite(s): ITM 321 or MIS 321

ITM 491     Seminar: Manag Info Systems     3 Credit Hours

To provide students with an opportunity for intensive study in current selected areas related to the research activities and/or professional activities of faculty members. Permission of College of Business.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

ITM 492     Research: Manag Info Systems     3 Credit Hours

To provide the advanced student with the opportunity to undertake a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. At least two weeks prior to registration in the term when such a course is to be elected, an interested student must submit to the dean of the school a written request for permission to elect a research course, on a form available in the school office. The request will include a description of the proposed research project. The dean will review the proposal with faculty members to ascertain availability of relevant faculty supervision and to establish appropriate credit. Permission of College of Business.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally