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MPTM-755-101

Agile Frameworks for Lean Ent

Agile organizations quickly sense and adapt to external and internal changes to deliver relevant results in a productive and cost-effective manner. This course explores merging life cycle approaches, which lead to greater organizational agility, and provides an in-depth examination and evaluation of Lean-Agile principles and values and the drivers behind becoming a more agile organization. Students learn how organizations can achieve agility at scale by funding ecosystems of teams that deliver large initiatives, allowing decentralized financial decision making within the portfolio, and continuously prioritizing their backlog of activities within each agile project. Learning objectives for this course include the ability to achieve true end-to-end business agility by utilizing industry standard agile frameworks (such as Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe); establishing the strategic themes that guide an organization's strategy and investments; determining and funding the relevant value streams; defining and prioritizing cross-cutting portfolio backlog epics; and monitoring the performance of the portfolios using applicable Lean portfolio, program, and team metrics. Students learn how to link an organizational strategy into relatively small investment increments called epics, study the breakup of epics into features that can be delivered by program teams, and explore the decomposition of features into user stories delivered by single teams in individual sprints. This course also explores organizational factors that impact the use of agile approaches, such as culture, readiness, business practices, and the role of the PMO.

  • Course #: MPTM-755-101
  • CRN: 38842
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Vallone, J.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

MPTM-755-20

Agile Frameworks for Lean Ent

Agile organizations quickly sense and adapt to external and internal changes to deliver relevant results in a productive and cost-effective manner. This course explores merging life cycle approaches, which lead to greater organizational agility, and provides an in-depth examination and evaluation of Lean-Agile principles and values and the drivers behind becoming a more agile organization. Students learn how organizations can achieve agility at scale by funding ecosystems of teams that deliver large initiatives, allowing decentralized financial decision making within the portfolio, and continuously prioritizing their backlog of activities within each agile project. Learning objectives for this course include the ability to achieve true end-to-end business agility by utilizing industry standard agile frameworks (such as Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe); establishing the strategic themes that guide an organization's strategy and investments; determining and funding the relevant value streams; defining and prioritizing cross-cutting portfolio backlog epics; and monitoring the performance of the portfolios using applicable Lean portfolio, program, and team metrics. Students learn how to link an organizational strategy into relatively small investment increments called epics, study the breakup of epics into features that can be delivered by program teams, and explore the decomposition of features into user stories delivered by single teams in individual sprints. This course also explores organizational factors that impact the use of agile approaches, such as culture, readiness, business practices, and the role of the PMO.

  • Course #: MPTM-755-20
  • CRN: 38848
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Gonzalez, W.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue/Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPTM-520-201

Agile Project Management Funda

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management Fundamentals. The course not only teaches students how to manage projects with an adaptive approach, but also allows students to understand the differences and similarities between agile and traditional project management. Throughout the course, students acquire the essential knowledge on agile values, principles, practices, tools, and benefits of applying a lean-agile approach to Project Management. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to select an adequate approach to project management while considering degree of uncertainty and complexity. Through simulations and demonstrations of agile concepts, students gain experiential learning and acquire essential Agile PM skills to operate in an agile setting. By the end of the course, students can apply insights on how to blend linear, incremental, and iterative approaches in a traditional, agile, or hybrid environment.

  • Course #: MPTM-520-201
  • CRN: 38655
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Alliata, Z.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-520-20   Canceled

Agile Project Management Funda

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management Fundamentals. The course not only teaches students how to manage projects with an adaptive approach, but also allows students to understand the differences and similarities between agile and traditional project management. Throughout the course, students acquire the essential knowledge on agile values, principles, practices, tools, and benefits of applying a lean-agile approach to Project Management. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to select an adequate approach to project management while considering degree of uncertainty and complexity. Through simulations and demonstrations of agile concepts, students gain experiential learning and acquire essential Agile PM skills to operate in an agile setting. By the end of the course, students can apply insights on how to blend linear, incremental, and iterative approaches in a traditional, agile, or hybrid environment.

  • Course #: MPTM-520-20
  • CRN: 38852
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-520-10   Canceled

Agile Project Management Funda

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management Fundamentals. The course not only teaches students how to manage projects with an adaptive approach, but also allows students to understand the differences and similarities between agile and traditional project management. Throughout the course, students acquire the essential knowledge on agile values, principles, practices, tools, and benefits of applying a lean-agile approach to Project Management. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to select an adequate approach to project management while considering degree of uncertainty and complexity. Through simulations and demonstrations of agile concepts, students gain experiential learning and acquire essential Agile PM skills to operate in an agile setting. By the end of the course, students can apply insights on how to blend linear, incremental, and iterative approaches in a traditional, agile, or hybrid environment.

  • Course #: MPTM-520-10
  • CRN: 38656
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-520-101

Agile Project Management Funda

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management Fundamentals. The course not only teaches students how to manage projects with an adaptive approach, but also allows students to understand the differences and similarities between agile and traditional project management. Throughout the course, students acquire the essential knowledge on agile values, principles, practices, tools, and benefits of applying a lean-agile approach to Project Management. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to select an adequate approach to project management while considering degree of uncertainty and complexity. Through simulations and demonstrations of agile concepts, students gain experiential learning and acquire essential Agile PM skills to operate in an agile setting. By the end of the course, students can apply insights on how to blend linear, incremental, and iterative approaches in a traditional, agile, or hybrid environment.

  • Course #: MPTM-520-101
  • CRN: 38490
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Gonzalez, W.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

MPTM-650-101

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-650-101
  • CRN: 37471
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Melo, W.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

MPTM-650-102

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-650-102
  • CRN: 30943
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Hogan, K.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

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.Must receive a grade letter of "B" or higher.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-201
  • CRN: 30950
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

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: Sellers, M.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-202
  • CRN: 36829
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McCue, S.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-656-201

Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers

The Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers course explores the emergence of Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers in Information Technology. The course provides a complete introduction to cloud computing, virtualization, legacy hardware and software considerations and approaches to transitioning Information Technology from legacy systems to a shared managed service model, Various Cloud Computing models will be covered including Private, Public, Hybrid and Community Clouds. Management of Cloud Computing Providers using automated tools and Service Level Agreements will be discussed, along with security and privacy considerations. Students will learn how to effectively plan, implement and manage Cloud Computing in virtual data centers and complete introductory coursework in VMware Virtualization software.

  • Course #: MPTM-656-201
  • CRN: 36884
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Spar, D.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-656-101

Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers

The Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers course explores the emergence of Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers in Information Technology. The course provides a complete introduction to cloud computing, virtualization, legacy hardware and software considerations and approaches to transitioning Information Technology from legacy systems to a shared managed service model, Various Cloud Computing models will be covered including Private, Public, Hybrid and Community Clouds. Management of Cloud Computing Providers using automated tools and Service Level Agreements will be discussed, along with security and privacy considerations. Students will learn how to effectively plan, implement and manage Cloud Computing in virtual data centers and complete introductory coursework in VMware Virtualization software.

  • Course #: MPTM-656-101
  • CRN: 36261
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Spar, D.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

MPTM-730-01

Competitive Intelligence Organ

Competitive intelligence analysis is the process that agencies and organizations use to assess their institutional strengths and weaknesses relative to peer organizations. Students in this course gain insight into how competitive intelligence informs and supports an organization’s ongoing strategy. Throughout the course, students examine case studies and the history of competitive analysis in both government and industry. By the end of this course, students will be able to gather organizational data, interpret relevant data, and evaluate and recommend organizational strategies based on their research. The course places a strong emphasis on the development and application of data analysis and presentation skills.

  • Course #: MPTM-730-01
  • CRN: 38491
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Tao, T.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPTM-730-101   Canceled

Competitive Intelligence Organ

Competitive intelligence analysis is the process that agencies and organizations use to assess their institutional strengths and weaknesses relative to peer organizations. Students in this course gain insight into how competitive intelligence informs and supports an organization’s ongoing strategy. Throughout the course, students examine case studies and the history of competitive analysis in both government and industry. By the end of this course, students will be able to gather organizational data, interpret relevant data, and evaluate and recommend organizational strategies based on their research. The course places a strong emphasis on the development and application of data analysis and presentation skills.

  • Course #: MPTM-730-101
  • CRN: 38659
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020

MPTM-653-01   Canceled

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”.

  • Course #: MPTM-653-01
  • CRN: 38221
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-662-101

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.


MPTM-663-201

Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities

Focused on threats, vulnerabilities, patch management, incident response, and security operations to identify and protect against internal and external threats. Various security threats will be covered including hacker attacks, e-mail borne viruses, backdoor problems, and internal sabotage. Cybercrime, cyber security, and global information security will be discussed. Students will learn how to prevent and respond to such types of attacks using various assessment tools, intrusion detection systems, etc.

  • Course #: MPTM-663-201
  • CRN: 34397
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sienkiewicz, H.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-760-201

DevOps Essentials

DevOps, as a movement and methodology since the mid-2000s, is still transforming the way value is delivered by information technology (IT) organizations. Deriving from practices supporting modern technology management methodologies such as Agile, enterprise DevOps adoption has been demonstrated to create value by reducing the amount of unnecessary rework, improve the quality, speed and tempo of production deployments, create feature reinvestment opportunities, and reduce operational downtime significantly. This course in DevOps is an exploration in the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

  • Course #: MPTM-760-201
  • CRN: 38494
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Phillips, J.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-655-01

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-655-01
  • CRN: 38493
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Bunting, W.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPTM-632-201

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-632-201
  • CRN: 30940
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Hogan, K.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-500-201

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-201
  • CRN: 33600
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Watson, C.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-01
  • CRN: 28156
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Steitz, J.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-101
  • CRN: 28982
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Molina, P.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

MPTM-800-101

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-800-101
  • CRN: 36886
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schmanske, B.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

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: Rivera-Piza, H.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-735-01

Global Competitive Intelligenc

This course examines Competitive Intelligence (CI) as the collection and analysis of information to anticipate competitive activity, see past market disruptions, and dispassionately interpret events in a global perspective. In addition students will develop techniques to develop analysis, which provides insight into marketplace dynamics and challenges in a structured, disciplined, and ethical manner using published and non-published sources.

  • Course #: MPTM-735-01
  • CRN: 38492
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Abouzeid, S.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPTM-652-101

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-625-01

Leadership Perspectives in Project Management

Leadership Perspectives of Project Management enables leaders to master the skills necessary to critically look at project management data and discern the quality and value of the project management practices and processes in place, as well as the PM maturity of the organization. This comprehensive course covers both the hard and soft skills to look for in identifying appropriate project management staff, and enables leaders to understand project management I the context of programs and portfolios.

  • Course #: MPTM-625-01
  • CRN: 38657
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Mathews, L.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Fri 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPTM-740-101

Lean & Agile w/Scrum & Kanban

This course provides students with a solid foundation and a good understanding of practicing Agile with Scrum and Kanban. Scrum is a framework for designing, developing, and delivering products, services, and/or solutions of the highest value incrementally. Scrum is also known as a popular agile method in the computer software industry for addressing unknown and complex requirements iteratively and incrementally.. Scrum implementations require the use of self-organized teams who are flexible individuals willing to adapt quickly to change. Students will learn about the rules of the game specific to Scrum events (the sprint, sprint planning, daily Scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective), Scrum artifacts (e.g. product backlog, sprint backlog, and increment), and the importance of the definition of done. Kanban is another lean framework for developing and delivering products and services by balancing demands with available capacity, and by improving the handling of system-level bottlenecks. Students will also learn essential lean principles and discover how to use a Kanban board to help them visualize workflow and prioritize work items more effectively.

  • Course #: MPTM-740-101
  • CRN: 36824
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Tessema, D.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

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: 33601
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Oresegun, O.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

MPTM-600-101

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-101
  • CRN: 37472
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Smith, G.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-01
  • CRN: 28985
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Oresegun, O.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

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 26 – Oct 19, 2020

MPTM-856-01   Canceled

Sport Technology and Innovatio

The course examines the state of sports technology and innovation and its influence on the way the games are played, the way athletes train, and the way fans experience the action. During this course students will explore the impact and evolution of technology in sports ranging from football, baseball, basketball, and soccer, to e-sports, fantasy sports, and sports analytics. Students will participate in case studies to examine the innovative techniques used by sports executives, practitioners, and organizations across the country.

  • Course #: MPTM-856-01
  • CRN: 38687
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-857-201

Sports Business Analytics

The use of data driven decision making for managers is an essential component of the future of the sports industry. During this course, students will examine the use of analytical techniques and quantitative methods in the areas of marketing, ticket sales, business operations. Skills such as critical thinking, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, predictive analytics and optimization are crucial skills needed by sport managers. The course seeks to develop and refine these skills in the business application area of sport management.

  • Course #: MPTM-857-201
  • CRN: 38495
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Kerr, A.
  • Dates: Oct 21 – Dec 14, 2020

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).

  • Course #: MPTM-700-01
  • CRN: 38222
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructors: Firestone, A. , MacMillan, H.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

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: Coriale, D.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Oct 19, 2020

MPTM-623-01

Technology Entrepreneurship

This course examines the startup process from both sides—exploring the perspective of the entrepreneur as well as the corporation pursuing a model of open innovation. Based largely on case study discussions, the course focuses on intellectual property, high-tech product development, venture finance, high-tech market strategy, strategic alliances, and entrepreneurial leadership skills.

  • Course #: MPTM-623-01
  • CRN: 37446
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructors: Rivera-Piza, H. , Sellers, M.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Online, Room REMOTE

MPTM-902-01

Tutorial: MPTM

This is a tutorial course for Independent Study in the Master's of Professional Studies in Technology Management

  • Course #: MPTM-902-01
  • CRN: 39582
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructors: Gilroy, J. , Sienkiewicz, H.
  • Dates: Aug 26 – Dec 18, 2020
  • Class Meetings: