The online MPS in IT Management program teaches you how to effectively integrate advanced technologies with real-world business objectives. Learn how to leverage computing technologies to solve critical needs of an organization.
- Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture
- Enterprise Application Architecture
- Business of Information Technology
- Security and Cyber Threats for IT Managers
- Cyber Law & Policy
- Information Technology Governance and Policy
- Managing the Information Technology Department Capstone
- Business Intelligence
- Requirements Development and Testing
- Information Technology Project Management
- Software Development Methodologies
- Cyber Threats & Homeland Security
*Students take 3 electives
Enterprise Application Architecture
The goal of this course is to prepare Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and other senior managers to develop and implement progressive approaches for state-of-the-art IT infrastructures. IT systems exist both as physical devices/infrastructure and as virtualize structures; both require strategic planning around costs, security needs, functions, and goals.
This course addresses Enterprise Software Architecture (ESA) and identifies multiple Systems of Interest (SOI). Two SOI fundamental types of behavior are studied: hierarchical and peer-level interactions of software. Students will understand and be able to adopt ESA to support successful implementation, minimized risks, simplified operations, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Information Technology Governance and Policy
The managing of information has become critical to the success of a business or enterprise and the governance of the Information technology (IT) resources have become an integral part of most organizations. Additionally, strategic and secure IT governance is fundamental to support, operate, sustain, innovate, and grow a business. IT Governance focuses on delivering value to the business by the proper management of the IT’s resource. It is an integrated approach consisting of the leadership, organizational structures, and processes that ensure effective alignment of IT with the organization’s strategies and objectives.
This course presents an interdisciplinary approach to IT Governance. In the course, students will learn about specific objectives of IT Governance, along with standards, frameworks, tools, and techniques used in the planning, deploying, managing, monitoring, measuring, and sustaining a successful IT Governance strategy. The course leverages current and emerging industry best practices, standards, guidelines, and governance case studies.
Business of Information Technology
This course provides IT Management candidates with experience in handling processes that are necessary to successfully manage the business aspects of Information Technology. It covers business concepts and processes that art particularly germane to the management and use of Information Technology. These processes include Accounting and Finance, Human Capital and Payroll, Budget, Contract Management, Procurement, Requests for Proposals and Proposal Responses, Statements of Work, and Service Level Agreements.
Program Capstone: Managing the Information Technology Department Capstone (CPST-7100)
Leadership Readiness in a Real-World Context
The “Managing the Information Technology Department” Capstone course is designed so that you may leverage the entire range of knowledge and skills acquired during the IT Management program, and apply them within the context of a modern organization.
Students use a complex case study to address real-world technology management problems from the perspective of a CIO. They must consider budget, existing infrastructure, IT strategic direction, organization risk tolerance, industry best practice, and existing policy/procedure in their responses and solutions to business challenges. Additionally, students consider the implications of technology decisions and direction beyond the IT Department, incorporating the organization’s business strategy and goals, real-world restrictions, compliance laws, required reporting, and legal risks.
This course is designed to ensure that not only have you mastered the wide range of IT Management disciplines, but can also comprehensively apply the full spectrum of your learning to respond to real-world challenges you will face.