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Information Technology Management (ITM) Courses

Upper-division courses in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management (those with a course number 300 or higher) provide higher-level instruction to students who have the skills necessary to perform at this level. In addition to fulfilling the specific prerequisites listed and meeting the general university requirements for junior standing, every student admitted to a course is expected: to communicate clearly and correctly so that assignments such as term papers and presentations can be completed effectively, to organize and solve problems using the techniques of intermediate algebra, to use a microcomputer for simple word processing and spreadsheet applications. The prerequisite “No D Rule” is strongly enforced for all BUSSTAT, ITM, and SCM courses and prerequisites.

Lower-Division

ITM 104 OPERATING SYSTEMS AND WORD PROCESSING TOPICS (1-1-1)(F,S,SU). Introduces computer and technology concepts and develops skills using current home/office and Internet productivity software. Basic functions of the operating system, basic to intermediate word-processing skills, introduction to hardware, software, Internet and networking concepts for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home. (Pass/Fail).

ITM 105 SPREADSHEET TOPICS (1-1-2)(F,S,SU). Develops basic to intermediate spreadsheet skills using Excel and then further expands on these skills through business discipline specific assignments. (Pass/Fail.)

ITM 106 DATABASE TOPICS (1-1-1)(F,S,SU). Basic to intermediate database skills development, hardware, software, Internet, and networking concept materials for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home. (Pass/Fail.)

ITM 109 INTRODUCTORY SPREADSHEET TOPICS (1-1-1)(F,S,SU). Introduction to spreadsheet skills using Excel. (Pass/Fail.) ITM 109 cannot be taken for credit after ITM 105.

ITM 225 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (3-0-3)(F,S). Introduction to object-oriented programming, rapid development tools, and object oriented design principles. Includes essential programming concepts of sequence, selection, iteration, arrays and string manipulation, testing and program documentation. PREREQ: MATH 143 or MATH 149 or MATH 160 or MATH 170 or satisfactory placement score into one of these math courses.

Upper-Division

ITM 305 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORK ESSENTIALS (3-0-3)(F,S). Topics include basic concepts of computer hardware, operating systems, data and file management, networking standards, protocols, topologies, architectures, and telecommunications principles. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile major or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis, ITM 105, or COBE Computer Placement Exam for ITM 105.

ITM 310 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Study of information technology resources that support decision making in organizations. Enterprise systems, databases, networks, and other technologies that support the collection, organization, and analysis of data are discussed. Skills necessary to collect, process, analyze, and present business intelligence are practiced through hands-on project experience. Ethical, legal, and behavioral issues of conducting business intelligence considered throughout. PREREQ: BUSCOM 201 for business majors or ENGL 202 for non-business majors or Business and Economic Analytics majors, ENGL 102, and ITM 105 or successful completion of the COBE Computer Placement Exam for ITM 105.

ITM 315 DATABASE SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(F,S). Introduction to design, development and administration issues of relational databases and DBMS, and their applications to real-business problems. Special emphasis on SQL, logical data design techniques, XML, and rapid prototyping of end user business applications. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or Business and Economic Analytics major, or Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile major, or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis, or English, Technical Communications Emphasis, junior standing, ITM 106 or successful completion of COBE Computer Placement Exam for ITM 106.

ITM 320 SYSTEMS PLANNING AND ANALYSIS (3-0-3)(F,S). Examines system development life cycle and agile methods to organize the systems development process. Emphasis on techniques to conduct the planning and analysis phases, requirements documentation, use case development, UML modeling, and prototyping through development of a validated set of requirements. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, or Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile major, or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis, Math 160 or higher, ITM 225.   

ITM 325 WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT I (3-0-3)(F,S). Design and implementation of web and data-based systems. Topics include client-server architectural alternatives, tools and development environments, database interfaces, use of multimedia, and challenges unique to the delivery environments. Implement projects using client-side scripting, server-side programming tools, or other distributed/cooperative processing approaches. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile major, or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis and ITM 225. COREQ: ITM 315.

ITM 330 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS (3-0-3)(F). Fundamentals of predictive analytics will be examined. Topics will include problem definition, data preparation, and the use of analytic techniques to solve business problems. Modeling techniques will focus on predictive analytics utilizing both data and text. PREREQ: Junior standing, and BUSSTAT 208 or MATH 361. 

ITM 360 ADVANCED NETWORKING CONCEPTS (3-0-3)(S). Concepts, technologies, and applications of computer networking and network management in business. Topics include the technical and managerial views of network operations and how network architectures are managed. Hands-on experience installing and managing network components may be included. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile major or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis, ITM 305.

ITM 370 MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (3-0-3)(F,S). Develop native and web-based applications for mobile devices. Hands-on project-oriented. Procedures for converting code to multiple platforms. PREREQ: ITM 225.  

ITM 415 ADVANCED DATABASE (3-0-3)(F/S). Advanced database management system design principles and techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to, advanced SQL statements, access methods, query processing and optimization, concurrency controls, non-relational databases. PREREQ: ITM 315.

ITM 435 (SCM 435) PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Fundamental project management concepts and tools are introduced including project planning and scheduling, PERT/CPM, project tracking and control, risk assessment, and resource utilization. PREREQ: Admission to COBE and SCM 345. PREREQ for Industrial Engineering Minor: MATH 175, SCM 345, and junior standing and PERM/CHAIR. PREREQ for Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile majors and Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis: Admission to program.

ITM 455 INFORMATION SECURITY (3-0-3)(F,S). In-depth exploration of security issues and challenges in organizations. Topics include the need for security, policy development and implementation, risk assessment, security threats and vulnerabilities, security controls and tools. Exercises explore defense against security threats, secure application development, and network design issues. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile major or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis, ITM 305 or PERM/CHAIR.

ITM 490 APPLIED SYSTEMS PROJECT (3-0-3)(Offered intermittently). Develop a complete systems project for a live client, from planning through implementation, in a team-development environment. Applied project management and methodologies, requirements analysis, system design, programming languages, database, and networking. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, ITM 320, ITM 325. PRE/COREQ: ITM 435.

ITM 493 INTERNSHIP (Variable Credit)(F/S/SU). Field learning for information technology in an applied environment under supervision of both a manager and professor. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Admission to COBE, completion of 9 credit hours of ITM coursework.

ITM 495 CURRENT TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (1-4 Credits)(F/S)(Offered on demand). Key topics in Information Technology Management area currently receiving heavy emphasis in business practitioner journals and/or in academic literature. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, ITM 320, ITM 325 and PERM/CHAIR.