Department of Management Chairperson: Cheryl L. Maranto, Ph.D.
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The Information Technology major provides students with an understanding of the important interactions between technology, organizations and people. Students learn and apply technical, analytical and communication skills and knowledge to solve problems and help organizations create value, manage business processes and enhance productivity.

Information Technology Major

Specific Information Technology Course Requirements:

INTE 4051Business Applications Development3
INTE 4052Data Base Management Systems3
INTE 4158Systems Analysis and Design3
Two of the following:6
Project Management
Emerging Technologies
Web-based Applications
Information Technology Governance
Global Technology Experience
Topics in Information Technologies
Seminar in Information Technology
Four Business electives12
Total Credit Hours27

Courses

INTE 3001. Introduction to Information Technology. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides future information systems users with a broad overview of information systems and applications used in organizations. Topics include: the impact of technology on business, the software development life cycle, introduction to databases, business intelligence and analytics, introduction to enterprise architecture, innovation, infrastructure (Cloud), networking, security, ethical use of information systems, and other business software applications. Students are involved in designing and creating a database system. Prereq: Jr. stndg.

INTE 3986. Internship Work Period. 0 cr. hrs.

SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Jr. stndg., cons. of prog. dir. and cons. of Business Career Center.

INTE 3990. Information Technology Internship for Minors-Work Period. 0 cr. hrs.

SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Enrollment Requirement: INTE 3001 completed or concurrently, declared Minor in Information Technology, Consent of Program Director, Consent of Business Career Center, not available to students enrolled in the College of Business Administration.

INTE 4051. Business Applications Development. 3 cr. hrs.

An introduction to business applications design and development. Introductory topics include: software product development, the Software Development Lifecycle, Agile (SCRUM), user experience design tools for wire-framing and mockup development, user story development, software architecture and technical design, object-oriented programming, data structures and programming logic design, database and external API integration, mobile and web applications development. Students work in groups and also participate in semester-long projects to design and build an innovative software application prototype. Prereq: INTE 3001.

INTE 4052. Data Base Management Systems. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduces a number of fundamental concepts of database management systems used in enterprise-level organizations. Topics covered may include: data modeling (conceptual, logical); SQL programming language; management and administration of databases including index tuning, concurrency control, data security, backup and recovery; and emerging topics such as distributed and NoSQL databases. Students work on semester-long projects to design and implement a relational database. Prereq: INTE 3001.

INTE 4053. Project Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Addresses organizational, team and technical aspects of successful project management. Through class projects, students learn to align project objectives with organizational strategies, plan, execute, allocate material and people resources to project components, design and develop project documentation, estimate and control project and organizational risks, and manage cross functional and virtual teams as well as inter-organizational relationships. Prereq: INTE 3001.

INTE 4054. Emerging Technologies. 3 cr. hrs.

Advances in technological and market forces have changed the way applications are used have dramatically increased the demand for mobility and bandwidth. Business professionals must understand these emerging technologies to creatively leverage them for business solutions and integrate them with existing systems. This course will familiarize students with an array of leading edge technologies; help them understand their business feasibilities in financial, marketing, operations and other business functions; and examine social, economic, and ethical impact of these technologies. Topics include changes in voice and data communication infrastructures, emerging trends in database environments, storage trends, integration, and information privacy and security among others. Prereq: INTE 3001.

INTE 4055. Web-based Applications. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on designing and developing Web-based applications using a variety of programming languages and tools. Students are exposed to Internet application development architecture. Class projects include developing business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to business (B2B) applications, among others. Upon completion, students understand the challenges, technologies, and issues in developing and deploying Web-based applications. Prereq: INTE 4051 or COSC 1010 or cons. of instr.

INTE 4056. Information Technology Governance. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on the major processes, frameworks and relational mechanisms within the corporate structure that ensure the effective, efficient and protected use of IT technologies, IT investments, assets, systems, processes and human capital resources. Reviews structures around how organizations align IT strategy with business strategy to ensure that companies stay on track to achieve their strategies and goals and implement solid and repeatable methods to deliver, support and measure an IT organization’s performance. Generally viewed as a Board of Director’s or executive level responsibility, IT governance is best deployed as part of the IT practice and culture. Prereq: INTE 3001.

INTE 4158. Systems Analysis and Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Prepares future information technology (IT) professionals to apply established and evolving methodologies for the analysis and design of an information systems solution. Students learn how to gather and analyze user requirements for new systems and design appropriate solutions. Students work with live projects from small and non-profit organizations to gain real-world experience while enhancing teamwork, communication and project management skills. Prereq: Two courses from: INTE 4051, INTE 4052, INTE 4053, INTE 4054, or INTE 4055.

INTE 4540. Global Technology Experience. 3 cr. hrs.

Facilitates an immersive experience in the global business of technology development and management. Tied with a travel component to key technology provider countries in Asia or Europe. Students experience how economic, legal, and political factors influence the global technology business and how such business, in turn, impacts social and cultural environments of client and provider nations. Designed around corporate visits, extensive engagement with practitioners and cultural immersion. Prereq: INTE 3001 and cons. of instr.

INTE 4931. Topics in Information Technologies. 3 cr. hrs.

Topic varies. Prereq: Jr. stndg.

INTE 4953. Seminar in Information Technology. 3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Jr. stndg.

INTE 4986. Information Technology Internship - Grading Period. 3 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: INTE 3986; Jr. stndg., cons. of prog. dir. and cons. of Bsuienss Career Center.

INTE 4990. Information Techology Internship for Minors-Grading Period. 3 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Enrollment Requirement: INTE 3001 and INTE 3990 completed or concurrently, declared Minor in Information Technology, Consent of Program Director, Consent of Business Career Center, not available to students enrolled in the College of Business Administration.

INTE 4995. Independent Study in Information Technology. 1-4 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Consent of department chair.