MSITM Course Descriptions
BA 500 Seminar - 3 credit hours
The graduate management externship course provides students with an opportunity to gain practical work
experience linking that experience to School of Business and Economics Courses’ Learning Outcomes. Students will submit updates of work performed and hours worked in the related management field as well as submitting two written reports (APA Format) linking School of Business and Economics Learning Outcomes to activities performed. Students must work at least 20 hours per week (on average) throughout the academic period, be enrolled in at least one other Graduate School course leading to their degree, and maintain a 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six Externship Courses can be taken; however, only one Externship Course can be taken in any one academic period. There are no graduate credit hours for this course/seminar.
BA 602 Management Information Systems - 3 credit hours
The design of computer-based information systems to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency in the development and implementation of organizational strategy and the control and evaluation of organizational
activities. Attention is devoted to decision support systems that support empowerment of individuals in agile
BA 606 Team Management - 3 credit hours
This course will explore the psychological contract between leaders and followers that take many forms between two people or between the leader and groups. Students will study group formation and group development as well as the intricacies of coaching, mentoring, and discipline.
BA 625 Negotiation and Conflict Management - 3 credit hours
This course will focus on skills necessary for managers and business owners to effectively resolve conflicts and
controversies associated with organizations. This course will also focus on the differences among negotiation,
mediation, and arbitration, and the ability to identify the underlying issues giving rise to the conflict or controversy and how to resolve such issues in an ethical manner.
BA 631 Project Management - 3 credit hours
This courses address the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements by covering the key areas encapsulated in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PBOK) with an emphasis on issues that differentiate the information technology project. Students will also demonstrate competency in the use of project management software tools.
BA 632 Information Systems Security - 3 credit hours
This course covers the common body of knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools in the domain of information
technology security. Topics include threat management, risk diagnosis, accountability, security frameworks,
enterprise security policy, encryption, wireless security, and legal and ethical issues.
BA 633 Information Systems Infrastructure - 3 credit hours
This is an advanced course covering information systems infrastructure. The areas covered include architecture,
operating platforms, database systems, data storage, networking, wired and wireless transmission, e-commerce,
cloud computing, virtual servers, and mobile computing.
BA 634 Current and Emerging Technology - 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the tools and skills to evaluate the acceptance and adoption of technology within various types of organizational cultures. The course will show how emerging technologies are identified, how they evolve, and the factors that may encourage or stifle their growth. Students will demonstrate the ability to make sound judgments regarding the selection, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of technologies as they relate to organizational culture, strategy, and objective.
BA 635 Disaster Recovery Planning - 3 credit hours
This course prepares students to plan and execute industry best practices related to conducting organization-wide information assurance initiatives and to preparing an organization for implementing a comprehensive Information Assurance Management program.
BA 636 Cyberlaw, Regulations, and Compliance - 3 credit hours
This course prepares students to participate in the legal analysis of relevant cyberlaws and address governance,
standards, policies, and legislation.
BA 637 ITM Capstone Course - 3 credit hours
This course serves as the culmination of the student’s MS ITM degree program. The course requires the student to demonstrate competencies required for the degree. The capstone project will require a project, a set of policy
recommendations, a business plan, a marketing plan, action research, or strategic plan.