Master of Science in Information Technology Management
Program Core Courses
This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.
This course introduces key issues in managing information technology and data within contemporary organizations. Students examine the role of leveraging IT and data analytics to drive innovation and add value to organizations through addressing business and market needs. Challenges regarding technology adoption and best practices for utilizing data for organizational decision making are also addressed.
This course introduces basic accounting and finance principles relevant for managers. Students become familiar with basic financial statements, cash flow concepts, cost behavior, budgeting, and analytical tools.
This course introduces leadership and team management skills relevant to leading information technology teams and departments. Students examine various structures of IT organizations and consider strategies and tactics for leading virtual and co-located technology teams, encouraging high employee performance, and managing conflict within dynamic business environments. Ethical issues in leadership and management are also considered.
This course introduces financial management principles relevant to information technology departments. Emphasis is on budgeting for the development and execution of IT projects and ongoing IT processes. Students consider the concept of capitalization and the role of transparency, return on investment, and aligning IT efforts with an organization’s strategic financial objectives within the IT budgeting process. Prerequisites: BUS-600 and MIS-602. Prerequisites: BUS-600 and MIS-602.
This course introduces the fundamentals of business process analysis and its role in driving efficient and innovative organizations. Students examine business process mapping, workflow, change initiatives, process improvements with particular emphasis on effective change initiatives, and adoption of IT solutions that solve specific business needs. Prerequisite: MIS-602.
This course introduces project management techniques essential to the success of IT-driven organizations, including management of virtual teams and outsourcing. Students apply best practices for managing complex, collaborative IT projects with the goal of increasing quality and efficiency and adding value to organizations. Prerequisites: LDR-604, MIS-640, and MIS-652.
This course examines core issues related to information security within the framework of effective IT governance. Students evaluate security mechanisms, operational issues, and policies and plans related to cybersecurity within organizations. There is also emphasis on threat analysis, assessing system vulnerabilities, forensics, and recovery. Prerequisite: MIS-602.
This course presents principles for strategic management of information technology systems within organizations with emphasis on assessing the impact of emerging technologies; enterprise system solutions; and recommending, deploying, and evaluating solutions. Students have the opportunity to synthesize and practice what they have learned in the program by undertaking an applied project within the IT industry. Projects focus on IT and systems management solutions to contemporary business needs. Emphasis is on critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable in contemporary, IT-driven business organizations. Prerequisites: MGT-665 and MIS-657.
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