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MPTM-650-201

Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics

Today data is everywhere. The most competitive commercial companies are harnessing it to formulate their go-to-market strategies, make course corrections and outthink the competition. Governments are using data to develop solutions to social issues, recruit talent, and even to prevent terrorist attacks. This course explores how government agencies, commercial companies and nonprofits are Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Analytics to achieve their strategic goals and objectives. During the course students are introduced to the concepts through real-world demonstrations of BI and Big Data Analytics solutions.

Note: This course meets online,

  • Course #: MPTM-650-201
  • CRN: 15477
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Hogan, K.
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 17, 2017

MPTM-650-202

Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics

Today data is everywhere. The most competitive commercial companies are harnessing it to formulate their go-to-market strategies, make course corrections and outthink the competition. Governments are using data to develop solutions to social issues, recruit talent, and even to prevent terrorist attacks. This course explores how government agencies, commercial companies and nonprofits are Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Analytics to achieve their strategic goals and objectives. During the course students are introduced to the concepts through real-world demonstrations of BI and Big Data Analytics solutions.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-650-202
  • CRN: 16144
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schlosser, L.
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 19, 2017

MPTM-900-201

MPTM Capstone

The Capstone Course is the culmination of the student's academic and professional experience in the Technology Management program. Over the course of the semester, students will be asked to apply the knowledge gained during the program to a project. With a focus on technology for social good, students will incorporate the skills necessary for analyzing key issues, thinking creatively, and making sound decisions in order to develop and execute plans. Projects will address global and local challenges. During the semester in which students are enrolled in the Capstone Course, it is strongly recommended that they only take one additional course along with it. Students must earn a grade of B or better in the Capstone Course in order to graduate.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-201
  • CRN: 15927
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McCue, S.
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 19, 2017

MPTM-900-111   Canceled

MPTM Capstone

The Capstone Course is the culmination of the student's academic and professional experience in the Technology Management program. Over the course of the semester, students will be asked to apply the knowledge gained during the program to a project. With a focus on technology for social good, students will incorporate the skills necessary for analyzing key issues, thinking creatively, and making sound decisions in order to develop and execute plans. Projects will address global and local challenges. During the semester in which students are enrolled in the Capstone Course, it is strongly recommended that they only take one additional course along with it. Students must earn a grade of B or better in the Capstone Course in order to graduate.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-111
  • CRN: 16135
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jul 10 – Aug 11, 2017

MPTM-900-40

MPTM Capstone

The Capstone Course is the culmination of the student's academic and professional experience in the Technology Management program. Over the course of the semester, students will be asked to apply the knowledge gained during the program to a project. With a focus on technology for social good, students will incorporate the skills necessary for analyzing key issues, thinking creatively, and making sound decisions in order to develop and execute plans. Projects will address global and local challenges. During the semester in which students are enrolled in the Capstone Course, it is strongly recommended that they only take one additional course along with it. Students must earn a grade of B or better in the Capstone Course in order to graduate.

Note: Core course, required for Tech Mgmt students. A grade of "B" or higher is needed to pass this course. 90 minutes of distance learning required.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-40
  • CRN: 12907
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-665-40

Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure: A National Challenge

The purpose of this course is to explore the nature of the critical infrastructure, the possible threats that exist or might exist and how they can be countered. We will take two distinct perspectives: the first is regarding how threat analysts assess threat signals and determine which are of concern and the second is to think about the incentives that the various stakeholders (businesses, government, regulatory bodies, etc.) have to address the issues. In other words, there are serious potential threats out there but there are a number of disparate stakeholders who may not have placed threat analytics as a top priority. We will examine the health care critical infrastructure as one case and will also examine a power grid example as the second case.

  • Course #: MPTM-665-40
  • CRN: 14383
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Nebel, R.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-655-40

Enterprise Architecture

This is an introductory course in Enterprise Architecture (EA). The course defines EA as a series of interrelated reference models designed to foster a holistic top-down approach to managing Information Technology (IT) assets. Effective use of IT is essential to serving customers and/or constituents and this course explores how to align an organization’s business goals with the use of technology. The course explains the use of EA as a structured discipline for managing and governing IT, enabling everyone in the organization, from strategic leaders to tactical office workers, to see how IT affects productivity. The course explains the benefits of EA such as: • Fosters a common consistent approach to managing IT assets and technology use; providing the necessary discipline to support business agility. • Provides the framework to manage business processes as assets. With the relative cost of technology ever affordable, an organization’s business processes (how it produces goods and services) is what differentiates a successful organization from its competitors. Technology by itself is no longer a differentiator. • Provides a direct link between business needs and technology use by establishing the vertical alignment of organizational strategies, business processes, and technology solutions.

  • Course #: MPTM-655-40
  • CRN: 16047
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Robey, M.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-632-101

Enterprise Modernization and Technology Assertion

Enterprise modernization changes every dimension of an organization—how it views itself, responds to its needs, and conducts its business. In this course, you’ll focus on the management challenges posed by emerging technologies and learn how to overcome these obstacles. You’ll explore how these technologies affect (and are affected by) political, social, economic, and cultural factors. Specific topics include emerging standards, nanotechnologies, artificial intelligence, artificial life, and expansion of the digital world.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-632-101
  • CRN: 15474
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Steinberg, S.
  • Dates: May 22 – Jul 15, 2017

MPTM-500-101

Ethics in Technology Management

The Core Course in Applied Ethics provides a firm foundation of essential concepts, skills, and strategies to allow for informed decision-making and effective leadership. The course emphasizes ethical responsibilities and core values endemic to the professional world, cutting across several disciplines but focusing particularly on the connections between applied ethics and areas such as technology, business management, and law. You will explore real-world dilemmas and the framework for reaching ethical decisions. Topics will include intellectual property rights, government regulations, privacy, information security and cybercrime. Professional guests from various fields—such as business, law and government—will present case studies representative of their experiences.

Note: This course meets online. Core course required for Tech Management students.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-101
  • CRN: 14945
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Trujillo, M.
  • Dates: May 22 – Jul 15, 2017

MPTM-500-40

Ethics in Technology Management

The Core Course in Applied Ethics provides a firm foundation of essential concepts, skills, and strategies to allow for informed decision-making and effective leadership. The course emphasizes ethical responsibilities and core values endemic to the professional world, cutting across several disciplines but focusing particularly on the connections between applied ethics and areas such as technology, business management, and law. You will explore real-world dilemmas and the framework for reaching ethical decisions. Topics will include intellectual property rights, government regulations, privacy, information security and cybercrime. Professional guests from various fields—such as business, law and government—will present case studies representative of their experiences.

Note: Core course, required for Tech Mgmt students. A grade of "B" or higher is needed to pass this course.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-40
  • CRN: 12815
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Molina, P.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-500-102

Ethics in Technology Management

The Core Course in Applied Ethics provides a firm foundation of essential concepts, skills, and strategies to allow for informed decision-making and effective leadership. The course emphasizes ethical responsibilities and core values endemic to the professional world, cutting across several disciplines but focusing particularly on the connections between applied ethics and areas such as technology, business management, and law. You will explore real-world dilemmas and the framework for reaching ethical decisions. Topics will include intellectual property rights, government regulations, privacy, information security and cybercrime. Professional guests from various fields—such as business, law and government—will present case studies representative of their experiences.

Note: This course meets online. Core course required for Tech Management students.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-102
  • CRN: 16359
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sung, D.
  • Dates: May 22 – Jul 15, 2017

MPTM-800-201

Financial Analysis for Technology Managers

Provides theories and practical techniques related to acquiring, accounting for, and allocating an organization’s financial assets. It analyzes basic business problems that managers face as they make technology decisions for their organizations. Some of the topics include return on investment, theories of portfolio management, financial statement and discounted cash flow analysis, interest rate determination, capital budgeting methodologies, concepts of risk and return, asset pricing, and valuation models. You will apply the knowledge you gain to issues you face within your work environment and to real-world examples through business cases and case studies.

Note: This is a required course in the Technology Management Program, This course meets online,

  • Course #: MPTM-800-201
  • CRN: 15481
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McLaren, K.
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 17, 2017

MPTM-800-40

Financial Analysis for Technology Managers

Provides theories and practical techniques related to acquiring, accounting for, and allocating an organization’s financial assets. It analyzes basic business problems that managers face as they make technology decisions for their organizations. Some of the topics include return on investment, theories of portfolio management, financial statement and discounted cash flow analysis, interest rate determination, capital budgeting methodologies, concepts of risk and return, asset pricing, and valuation models. You will apply the knowledge you gain to issues you face within your work environment and to real-world examples through business cases and case studies.

Note: Foundation requirement for TM students. Two sessions of 105 minutes of distance learning required.

  • Course #: MPTM-800-40
  • CRN: 12406
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Schmanske, B.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-652-201

Managing Information Security

The Managing Information Security course is designed for managers charged with protecting IT systems, this course prepares you to anticipate the threat of Internet attacks—and develop effective strategies to defend against them. Learn the core concepts of data security, signature algorithms, key distribution, hash functions, and identification schemes. You’ll even explore public/private key cryptography, secret key schemes (DES and IDEA), public key schemes (RSA and ElGamal), and systems based on elliptic curves. The pertinent implementation aspects and current security estimations will be covered for all schemes.

Note: This course meets online,


MPTM-652-202

Managing Information Security

The Managing Information Security course is designed for managers charged with protecting IT systems, this course prepares you to anticipate the threat of Internet attacks—and develop effective strategies to defend against them. Learn the core concepts of data security, signature algorithms, key distribution, hash functions, and identification schemes. You’ll even explore public/private key cryptography, secret key schemes (DES and IDEA), public key schemes (RSA and ElGamal), and systems based on elliptic curves. The pertinent implementation aspects and current security estimations will be covered for all schemes.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-652-202
  • CRN: 16302
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Abellera, B.
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 19, 2017

MPTM-808-62

International: Tech Mgmt

The students will explore renaissance dynamics to determine strategies necessary to architect transformation and apply them to current scenarios in leadership and technology. The political, social, and cultural context of the renaissance will be the backdrop for students to research technological innovation of the time (using Brunelleschi’s dome) and the need to rediscover lost technological solutions to apply them to current dilemmas. Spanning the political structure of Renaissance Florence, lessons learned from Brunelleschi’s successes and failures, and the rediscovery of ancient Roman problem-solving techniques, this course will provide a foundation for students to apply transformation thinking to problems they face in today’s workplace. Some of the key topics discussed in the course will include: Transformational thinking, analysis of risk, role of competition, reinventing technology and applying renaissance strategies to current situations. Students must apply and be accepted into this course. Cost is $2,700 program fee + tuition rate. Program fee includes lodging, insurance, breakfast, opening/closing dinner, and activity fees.

Note: Permission required by MPTM program. Travel dates: May 28 - June 4. This course follows the Module 1 calendar. No refund for course travel fee after May 1, 2017.


MPTM-600-201

Management of Technology

The Management of Technology course provides theoretical and practical experience in using information technology to support organizational decision-making processes. You will examine the requirements of an organization to optimize its competitive strategy and core competencies. You will learn different tactical, strategic, and organizational factors relative to various information systems, as well as how to gauge the effectiveness of an organization’s information system. The course addresses some of the unique issues in managing different types of IT professionals, from senior-level architects to junior-level infrastructure support personnel. You will explore tools and techniques related to hiring, developing, assessing, and retaining staff—as well as theories/methods of managing remote workers and virtual teams.

Note: This is a required course in the Technology Management Program, This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-201
  • CRN: 15470
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schlosser, L.
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 17, 2017

MPTM-600-40

Management of Technology

The Management of Technology course provides theoretical and practical experience in using information technology to support organizational decision-making processes. You will examine the requirements of an organization to optimize its competitive strategy and core competencies. You will learn different tactical, strategic, and organizational factors relative to various information systems, as well as how to gauge the effectiveness of an organization’s information system. The course addresses some of the unique issues in managing different types of IT professionals, from senior-level architects to junior-level infrastructure support personnel. You will explore tools and techniques related to hiring, developing, assessing, and retaining staff—as well as theories/methods of managing remote workers and virtual teams.

Note: Foundation requirement for TM students. 90 Min. of Distance Learning Required.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-40
  • CRN: 12816
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Smith, G.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-622-101

Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World

This timely course focuses on defining project structure and reporting Relationships; assigning project roles and responsibilities; and staffing, motivating, and leading an organization that can compete effectively worldwide. Specific topics include conflict resolution, process control and automation, outsourcing, offshoring, real-time access to information, and other practices required for effective management in the changing demands of the flat world.


MPTM-809-40

New Urban Technologies

  • Course #: MPTM-809-40
  • CRN: 16112
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Pyke, C.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-621-10

Organizational & Technology Change Management

This course is designed to introduce Project Risk and Change Management related to the integration of new technology initiatives. In this course we will use a combination of presentation, discussion, and research to understand the risk of new technology project failure in the absence of a comprehensive change management strategy. The process is introduced from the systems view of organizational change and includes data collection methods (qualitative and quantitative), diagnosis, and the management of system-wide technology change integration. In addition to the practical component of the course of study, substantive and validated theory is integrated that spans 50+ years of change management literature.


MPTM-620-101

Project Management for IT Professionals

Project Management for IT Professionals will master both the practical and theoretical sides of project management for IT professionals. In keeping with the ANSI standard for project management, this comprehensive course covers such core concepts as triple-constant theory, critical path method, and tracking earned value. You’ll follow the project lifecycle—from planning to monitoring to control—and learn how to avoid the most common challenges of successful project management.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-620-101
  • CRN: 15472
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Shousha, C.
  • Dates: May 22 – Jul 15, 2017

MPTM-700-40   Canceled

Systems Requirements

Gives you a strong understanding of the system development life cycle (SDLC). You will learn methods of gathering, analyzing, and prioritizing business requirements with a focus on the ease of use for IT staff and end-users alike. The course covers many of the specifics of gap analysis through correctness and completeness methods, the use of case models, process and data modeling, database design principles, and more. In addition, the course covers SDLC models, Unified Process and CASE tools, Rapid Application Development methodologies, Package Evaluation and Selection, and more. Finally, the course will be well-grounded in practice through the coverage of relevant requirements standards (IEEE Standard 830) and current government practices for requirements management (i.e., System Requirements Specifications (SRS).

Note: Foundation requirement for TM students.

  • Course #: MPTM-700-40
  • CRN: 12814
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor:
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-700-101

Systems Requirements

Gives you a strong understanding of the system development life cycle (SDLC). You will learn methods of gathering, analyzing, and prioritizing business requirements with a focus on the ease of use for IT staff and end-users alike. The course covers many of the specifics of gap analysis through correctness and completeness methods, the use of case models, process and data modeling, database design principles, and more. In addition, the course covers SDLC models, Unified Process and CASE tools, Rapid Application Development methodologies, Package Evaluation and Selection, and more. Finally, the course will be well-grounded in practice through the coverage of relevant requirements standards (IEEE Standard 830) and current government practices for requirements management (i.e., System Requirements Specifications (SRS).

Note: This course meets online. Required course required for Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-700-101
  • CRN: 14946
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: May 22 – Jul 15, 2017

MPTM-657-40   Canceled

Technology Policies & Advocacy

Technology and policy are increasingly becoming intertwined and present many challenges to many diverse stakeholders. Regulators and legislators struggle to understand and craft prudent positions. Issues like Net Neutrality are forcing policymakers and technology experts to engage in dialogues which transcend existing methods of policy making and modes of dialogue. For a long time technologies such as the internet operated above and beyond policymakers enabled by an existing antiquated policy framework designed for a bygone era. Increasingly, technology advocates are playing an important role in shaping the policy applied to technology. This course provides a background on how advocates can shape policy which impacts the use and oversight of technology. Points of discussion include the allocation of scare resources like Spectrum which enables our wireless networks that we use on a daily basis and how individuals and organizations can engage in forums of discussion with regulatory agencies and legislators.

  • Course #: MPTM-657-40
  • CRN: 16048
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings: