Introduces students to the benefits and competitive advantages of information and communications technologies (ICT) in personal, workgroup, and workplace environments. ICT is increasingly becoming a significant source of competitive advantage in today's business world. Technology alone does not confer a competitive advantage, but the strategic use of ICT to improve key business processes can strengthen a company?s competitive position. Companies that are the first in their industries to transform and automate their businesses gain an edge, but must be careful when investing in new and immature technologies and be mindful of the risks involved. Market leaders recognize the value of strategic ICT management and have made it a core competency. Prerequisite: Degree Checkpoint 1.
Introduces students to the benefits and competitive advantages of information and communications technologies (ICT) in personal, workgroup, and workplace environments. ICT is increasingly becoming a significant source of competitive advantage in today's business world. Technology alone does not confer a competitive advantage, but the strategic use of ICT to improve key business processes can strengthen a company?s competitive position. Companies that are the first in their industries to transform and automate their businesses gain an edge, but must be careful when investing in new and immature technologies and be mindful of the risks involved. Market leaders recognize the value of strategic ICT management and have made it a core competency.
Introduces database technology and appropriate Accounting Information Systems to design, create, debug, and operate a simple/intermediate accounting application using the Microsoft Access Database. Prerequisite: degree checkpoint 2.
This course is for students who want a strategic edge: to understand how the advanced information technologies that are emerging today will impact business in the near to medium future. This course will equip students with an understanding of the key information technologies central to the knowledge economy, their current and prospective business uses, and lifelong skills in how to think about business uses of these technologies - to identify, critically analyze, and evaluate them. This course is for students who want to become key players in the coming economy by combining substantial understanding of the technology side with substantial understanding of the business side ? applications and strategy. Prerequisites: ITEC 2800 and degree checkpoint 2.
Corporate decision making and tools that support this process, including database theory, database design, the decision process, data warehousing fundamentals, data mining, decision support systems (DSS), decision support and data warehousing tools, the impact of e-business and e-commerce, and DSS in support of customer relationship management (CRM). This course will consider the practical issues of analysis, selection, implementation and management of these systems, and will incorporate a hands-on component using current data warehousing tools and technology. Prerequisite: ITEC 3485 and degree checkpoint 2.
This course is focused on the process of creating a data warehouse. The process includes requirements definition, design, modeling, establishing an architecture, integration, data conversion, data cleansing, and ETL (Extraction, Transformation, and Loading). Prerequisite: ITEC 3377 and degree checkpoint 2.
This course is focused on the process of corporate decision making and the tools that support this process. Early DSSs in support of customer relationship management have made strides in focusing on the support of the strategic decision making process. Through business intelligence tools, this process is becoming a science in itself. This course focuses on this emerging science. Prerequisite: ITEC 3378 and degree checkpoint 2.
This course is focused on the overall process of creating a data warehouse from requirements through implementation. The format is that of a Practicum course designed to have each student build a small data warehouse or to build a component of a larger data warehouse in conjunction with a group. Prerequisite: ITEC 3379 and degree checkpoint 2.
Current theory and approaches to information systems analysis, focusing on the development of requirements from the perspective of classes and objects found in the vocabulary of any domain. Prerequisite: ITEC 3540, ITEC 3475 and degree checkpoint 2.
Design methods that encompass the process of information system design decomposition and a notation for depicting both logical and physical as well as static and dynamic models of the information system under design. Prerequisite: ITEC 3410 and degree checkpoint 2.
Fundamental concepts necessary to design and implement a database management system; data modeling, converting to a normalized model, database syntax, and building a database application incorporating both user and database designer perspectives. Prerequisite: ITEC 2800 and Degree Checkpoint 2.
This course provides an in-depth look at the main techniques surrounding the development of dynamic Web applications, focusing on the building of a database-driven Web site. Students conceive, build, and deploy a Web site using a database as its core. Topics include creating database-geared pages with HTML and ASP; using SQL combined with modeling languages to build Web database schemas; and interfacing the Web site via VBScript and ADO. Prerequisite: ITEC 3475, instructor permission and degree checkpoint 2.
Continuation of ITEC 3475, expanding the exploration of database management systems in a distributed database environment. Prerequisite: ITEC 3475 and degree checkpoint 2.
Introduction to facilitating decision making in an object-oriented programming environment. Underlying concepts of the object-oriented paradigm are covered, including objects, classes and inheritance. Principles of event-driven systems and building GUI (Graphical User Interface) prototypes are included. Prerequisite: ITEC 3475 and degree checkpoint 2
Introduces basic concepts of project management, including the nine project management knowledge areas defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Course focuses on project management in the context of information systems development. Prerequisite: ITEC 3410 and degree checkpoint 2.
Topics vary each term. View the Schedule of Classes for specific information on topics.
Examination of network-enabling technologies and concepts, including LANs and WANs. Network design management and trouble-shooting issues are covered. Network design in the age of the Internet is emphasized, including intranets, extranets, design issues, security and firewalls. Pros and cons of private networks, including virtual private networks and discussed. Alternative technologies such as wire line, wireless, satellite and cable are covered. Prerequisites: ITEC 2800 and degree checkpoint 2.
Students apply the concepts covered in the required ITEC courses in a business setting by engaging in the role of an information systems consulting team for start-up or existing organizations. Significant practical experience component. Prerequisite: ITEC 3420 and ITEC 3550 and degree checkpoint 2.
Faculty supervised work experience. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Practical experience (field study); requires written report. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Independent research/study; requires written report. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
Introduces database technology and appropriate Accounting Information Systems applications to undergraduate students. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to design, create, de-bug, and operate a simple/intermediate accounting application using the Microsoft Access Database. Course is cross-listed with the equivalent ITEC 3155.
Emerging Technologies and Strategies investigates new information technologies. Having a broad view of emerging technologies as they relate to business can provide an organization with a valuable strategic advantage. Those organizations that can most effectively grasp the deep currents of technological evolution can use their knowledge to protect themselves against sudden and fatal technological obsolescence.
A continuation of ITEC 4270, this course covers systems development in a client-server Internet/Intranet environment using the Java programming language. Principles of event- driven systems, remote database access, and building GUI (Graphical User Interface) prototypes for interfacing with desktop systems are included. Prerequisite: ITEC 4270 or instructor's permission.
This course is an overview of electronic commerce (EC) trends and techniques including the underlying technical infrastructure, traditional ED techniques such as electronic data interchange (EDI) and commerce at light speed (CALS), Internet use for EC, business models for business-to- consumer EC, marketing on the Internet, payment and fulfillment mechanisms, security and regulatory issues, and global implications. Uses lectures, cases, outside speakers from industry and field trips.
This course examines network-enabling technologies and concepts, including LANs and WANs. Network design, management, and trouble-shooting issues will be covered. Network design in the age of the Internet will be emphasized, including intranets, extranets, design issues, security and firewalls. Pros and cons of private networks, including virtual private networks, will be discussed. Alternative technologies such as wireline, wireless, satellite and cable will be covered. Prerequisite: ITEC 4475.
This course will consist of an information systems project performed by small teams of students and tailored to individual students' needs. It will be undertaken for a "client" in the business community. Supervised by a faculty member, each project will permit students to apply what they have learned in a live setting and focus on project management planning, reporting, and problem discovery and resolution. Prerequisite: ITEC 4300 or ITEC 4330.
This course starts with the traditional information technology systems analysis and design and broadens this approach to include analysis and design of better business processes - innovative processes which deliver greater value to customers and enterprises alike through creative uses of information technology. We will analyze past and current examples and look for ways to build on and extend these successful exploitations of information technology to other companies and industries. In short, this course is about exploring innovative ways to create greater business value by analyzing and designing not only the systems, but also the business processes these systems are created to support.
Using state of the art technologies, this course focuses on the development of dynamic web pages. Technologies include PEARL, ASP, ColdFusion, SQL, Access, and Oracle. Prerequisite: ITEC 4475 or current enrollment.
This programming course is the second of a five series Web Services course track designed to prepare the student for the certification exam offered by Microsoft in the development of .NET applications. The second module of the series, XML, provides a thorough understanding of the main techniques surrounding the development of XML applications. Up until now, it has been very difficult to communicate and transfer data between different platforms. The surge of XML as a universal text-based standard readable and interpreted by any other system available, has opened the channel to enhance the development of cross-functional applications. Students will learn to write the codes describing the data, processes it and prepare it for presentation, as well as modeling and designing functional components that will later be used to drive the applications. Topics include: creating well-formed and valid XML documents, parsing the documents and creating the format to display it through the client's browser, design functional components and the interconnections among them. Some of the tools that the student will learn to use in this course are XML Syntax, DTD, Schema, CSS, XSL, XSLT, DOM, SAX, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. Prerequisite: ITEC 4477 or concurrent enrollment.
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to develop XML Web services-based solutions to solve common problems in the distributed application domain. The course focuses on using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, Microsoft ASP.NET, and Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) to enable students to build, deploy, locate and consume Extensible Markup Language (XML) Web services.
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop C# applications for the Microsoft .NET Platform. The course focuses on C# program structure, language syntax, and implementation details. C# was created to be the programming language best suited for writing .NET enterprise applications. C# combines the high productivity of Microsoft Visual Basic with the raw power of C++. It is a simple, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language that is based on the C and C++ family of languages.
This course focuses on issues central to the effective management of the IT function including, but not limited to: managing the IT organization, IT's changing role in the enterprise, and managing internal and external relationships.
How organizations are using information technologies for competitive advantage.
Businesses run on information, organized data about customers, markets, competition, and environments. Information systems (interconnected computers, data, people, and processes) are critical to capture, organize, and disseminate that information in ways that provide stakeholder value. This course is designed to help managers, technical and non-technical alike, to explore how to derive greater value and satisfaction, both personally and professionally, from information systems.
New topic area discussion in information technology.
Permission of instructor required. Hours and times arranged by student.
Individual study and report. Hours and times arranged by student.