Ecommerce and Information Technology (623)

53:623:510 Managing Projects and Information Technology  (3 credits) 
Information technology (IT) is an important driver and enabler of the dramatic transformation of the business landscape. This course is designed to provide future managers with a fundamental understanding of the key IT issues for effective decision making on IT initiatives and investments, and manage the IT assets of an organization. Both managerial and technical aspects of IT management are discussed. Case studies and hands-on assignments reinforce the concepts and current business practices. (MBA core course)

53:623:517 Data Management and Business Intelligence (3 credits) 
This course focuses on the design and management of the data resources of an organization and the extraction of business intelligence from the data for managerial decision making. The basic concepts and techniques of data management and mining data will be examined with real-world examples and cases to place these techniques in proper context. Data management module covers the fundamentals of robust data models, management of data resources and the retrieval of data using SQL/NoSQL. Business Intelligence module focuses on the concepts and applications of various data mining models such as classification and clustering, and provides an overview of machine learning. The course delivers adequate technical detail with hands-on training, while emphasizing the interpretation, organizational and implementation issues relevant to managers. Topics include conceptual data modeling, database management, structured query language, business intelligence, classification, clustering, and introduction to machine learning. Prerequisite: Business Analytics 53:716:502. (MBA elective)

53:623:521,522 Directed Study in Information Technology Management (3 credits)
Supervised by an individual faculty member and approved by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Prerequisite: Managing Projects and Information Technology 53:623:510.