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MPTM-624-01

Advanced Federal IT Consulting

Federal contractors make up a large portion of the area's workforce, and the government has consistently hired large and small firms to supply technical needs and solve complex issues. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the federal acquisition system and learn how to manage technical projects as a contractor for the federal government. You will understand how to navigate through procedures and rules while also complying with the statement of work and client requests. You will get an understanding of how to staff and manage a project from inception to delivery and the subsequent test and acceptance period. Skills used in this offering will be: project management, financial planning, personnel management, stakeholder management and technical expertise.

Note: Additional 150 minute distance learning component required


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: 30943
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Hogan, K.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 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: 33581
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Damalas, D.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 2017

MPTM-900-01

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 requirement for MPS degree. Minimum grade of "B" is needed to pass this course.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-01
  • CRN: 22509
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Shrestha, P.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-900-202

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: This course meets online. Core course requirement Technology Management Students

  • Course #: MPTM-900-202
  • CRN: 33603
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Trujillo, M.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 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.

Note: This course meets online Core course requirement Technology Management Students

  • Course #: MPTM-900-201
  • CRN: 30950
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McCue, S.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 2017

MPTM-653-01

Crafting a Mobile Strategy

Mobile devices are becoming a focal point for many business sectors and business models. These devices represent a unique opportunity to engage consumers, employees, or many other end users. According to industry organization CTIA, wireless subscriptions in the U.S. now outnumber the total population. How should IT departments approach mobile devices? What goes into creating a mobile app? What’s the difference between “native apps” and “mobile optimized”? The pace of innovation in the mobile field is rapid. Healthcare has created a new term –mHealth- to describe patient and provider engagement via mobile devices. In addition, recent presidential orders have placed an emphasis on the role of mobile devices for many federal agencies and their IT departments. Sports teams are leveraging mobile devices to improve fan experiences within and away from arenas. Some business sectors have embraced the mobile device as a platform for consumer engagement and acquisition, while others have not. However, crafting a mobile environment is not a “one and done” solution. A number of key decisions and strategy are involved in creating a “mobile strategy”.

Note: Mobile devices are becoming a focal point for many business sectors and business models. These devices represent a unique opportunity to engage consumers, employees, or many other end users. According to industry organization CTIA, wireless subscriptions in the U.S. now outnumber the total population. How should IT departments approach mobile devices? What goes into creating a mobile app? What’s the difference between “native apps” and “mobile optimized”? The pace of innovation in the mobile field is rapid. Healthcare has created a new term –mHealth- to describe patient and provider engagement via mobile devices. In addition, recent presidential orders have placed an emphasis on the role of mobile devices for many federal agencies and their IT departments. Sports teams are leveraging mobile devices to improve fan experiences within and away from arenas. Some business sectors have embraced the mobile device as a platform for consumer engagement and acquisition, while others have not. However, crafting a mobile environment is not a “one and done” solution. A number of key decisions and strategy are involved in creating a “mobile strategy”.

  • Course #: MPTM-653-01
  • CRN: 30952
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Petasis, G.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-662-01

Cryptography & Network Security

This fundamental course covers the theory of encryption and standard protocols for data communications and network security. Students will learn the goals of cryptography such as data privacy, authenticity and integrity. Topics that may be covered include PKI, digital signatures, message authentication codes, hash functions, etc. An examination of network security defenses and countermeasures are also covered.

Note: This fundamental course covers the theory of encryption and standard protocols for data communications and network security. Students will learn the goals of cryptography such as data privacy, authenticity and integrity. Topics that may be covered include PKI, digital signatures, message authentication codes, hash functions, etc. An examination of network security defenses and countermeasures are also covered.


MPTM-643-01

Database Analysis, Design, and Management

In the Database Analysis, Design, and Management course you will master the fundamentals of databases—from structure to security—in this comprehensive course. You’ll begin with the core principles of database design, analysis, deployment, and use: data models, entity-relationship diagrams, data normalization, data dictionaries, database security and access rules, and common database applications. Move on to advanced topics, including connectivity technologies, scripting languages, API interface designs, warehousing, and data mining methods. You’ll also explore how to implement a relational database management system.

Note: In the Database Analysis, Design, and Management course you will master the fundamentals of databases—from structure to security—in this comprehensive course. You’ll begin with the core principles of database design, analysis, deployment, and use: data models, entity-relationship diagrams, data normalization, data dictionaries, database security and access rules, and common database applications. Move on to advanced topics, including connectivity technologies, scripting languages, API interface designs, warehousing, and data mining methods. You’ll also explore how to implement a relational database management system.


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: 30940
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Steinberg, S.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 2017

MPTM-632-102

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-632-102
  • CRN: 33580
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Hogan, K.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 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 requirement for Tech Management Students.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-101
  • CRN: 28982
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Molina, P.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 2017

MPTM-500-01

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: 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 could include intellectual property rights, government regulations, privacy, and others. Professional guests from various fields—such as business, law, and government—will present case studies representative of their experiences. The Ethics course is required of all MPS students and should be taken in the first semester of study. In addition to other requirements, students must earn a grade of "B" or higher in the Ethics course.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-01
  • CRN: 28156
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Watson, C.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 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 requirement for Tech Management Students.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-102
  • CRN: 33600
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sung, D.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 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 course meets online. Required Course required for Tech Mgmt Students

  • Course #: MPTM-800-201
  • CRN: 28998
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schmanske, B.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 2017

MPTM-800-01

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 foundation requirement for the TM major. Additional 150 minute distance learning component required

  • Course #: MPTM-800-01
  • CRN: 19013
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: McLaren, K.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-661-01

Information Assurance and Risk Assessment

This is an overview of enterprise security, privacy and information security assessment and management, and cyber security. This course intends to concentrate on tangible and intangible costs and examines concepts of information assurance and security risk assessment security. This course will help students understand how to assess information security risks and develop solutions. Topics covered include social engineering, risk assessment, recovery and response, enterprise security, and formal techniques and policies.

Note: This is an overview of enterprise security, privacy and information security assessment and management, and cyber security. This course intends to concentrate on tangible and intangible costs and examines concepts of information assurance and security risk assessment security. This course will help students understand how to assess information security risks and develop solutions. Topics covered include social engineering, risk assessment, recovery and response, enterprise security, and formal techniques and policies.

  • Course #: MPTM-661-01
  • CRN: 20797
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Sienkiewicz, H.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 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: 33602
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Abellera, B.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 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 foundation course for the TM major. This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-201
  • CRN: 28985
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schlosser, L.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 2017

MPTM-600-01

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 foundation course for the TM major.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-01
  • CRN: 28984
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Smith, G.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-600-202

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 foundation course for the TM major. This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-202
  • CRN: 33601
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schlosser, L.
  • Dates: Oct 25 – Dec 20, 2017

MPTM-622-102

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.

Note: This course meets online. Full Name of Course: Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World


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.

Note: This course meets online Full Name of Course: Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World

  • Course #: MPTM-622-101
  • CRN: 30937
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McCue, S.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 2017

MPTM-620-102

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-620-102
  • CRN: 33639
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Yarbrough, T.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 2017

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: 28989
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Shousha, C.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 2017

MPTM-700-01

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: Additional 150 minute distance learning component required The Systems Requirements course gives you a strong understanding of the various methodologies, tools, and processes available to a systems analyst as it relates to business system development and the system development life cycle (SDLC). You will learn methods of gathering, analyzing, and prioritizing business requirements. This course is focused on the business-side of a system development effort. Some of these topics include: - SDLC - Development methodologies - Uncovering requirements - Requirements gathering techniques - Defining and translating business rules - Requirements documentation and management tools - Translating business rules and requirements into technical requirements This course does not dive deeply into system development topics such as coding or object-oriented development tools. It is designed to build the skills of the business analyst professional rather than the software development engineer.

  • Course #: MPTM-700-01
  • CRN: 30949
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Coriale, D.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 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: 28996
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Oct 24, 2017

MPTM-680-01

Tech Mgmt for Intl Deveopment

Since the 1950s poverty alleviation has been the cornerstone of development strategies adopted by multilateral and bilateral aid agencies. Over the last years of development strategies, there has been a series of different approaches driven by the paradigm of economic growth to address the poverty alleviation issue. This course intends to expose technology management students on how to investigate the way technology can play a positive role in international development. The course will include ICT examples used to address the challenges of global health, education, governance, environmental sustainability, disaster management, and economic development. In sum, this course will discriminate the ways in which technologies, specifically information and communication technologies -ICT-such as the Internet and mobile phones, are being used to support development around the globe (ICT4D).

Note: Since the 1950s poverty alleviation has been the cornerstone of development strategies adopted by multilateral and bilateral aid agencies. Over the last years of development strategies, there has been a series of different approaches driven by the paradigm of economic growth to address the poverty alleviation issue. This course intends to expose technology management students on how to investigate the way technology can play a positive role in international development. The course will include ICT examples used to address the challenges of global health, education, governance, environmental sustainability, disaster management, and economic development. In sum, this course will discriminate the ways in which technologies, specifically information and communication technologies -ICT-such as the Internet and mobile phones, are being used to support development around the globe (ICT4D).

  • Course #: MPTM-680-01
  • CRN: 32205
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Trujillo, M.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-902-01

Tutorial: MPTM

Note: PERMISSION REQUIRED BY MPTM FACULTY DIRECTOR. Student and faculty will meet once every other week.

  • Course #: MPTM-902-01
  • CRN: 33885
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings: