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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: 30390
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Melo, W.
  • Dates: Mar 14 – May 07, 2018

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 course requirement for Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-01
  • CRN: 21033
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Sellers, M.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • 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.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-202
  • CRN: 34969
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McCue, S.
  • Dates: Mar 14 – May 07, 2018

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: 31944
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Trujillo, M.
  • Dates: Mar 14 – May 07, 2018

MPTM-656-01

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-656-01
  • CRN: 34621
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructors: Kaminsky, D. , Spar, D.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-663-01

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-663-01
  • CRN: 21412
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructors: Matthews, E. , Touhill, G.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • 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: 30387
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Steinberg, S.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

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 Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-101
  • CRN: 28483
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Molina, P.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

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 Mgmt Students.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-102
  • CRN: 28672
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Steitz, J.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

MPTM-800-202

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 for Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-800-202
  • CRN: 34663
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schmanske, B.
  • Dates: Mar 14 – May 07, 2018

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: Required course for Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-800-01
  • CRN: 26753
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Rivera-Piza, H.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

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 for Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-800-201
  • CRN: 30395
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McLaren, K.
  • Dates: Mar 14 – May 07, 2018

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.


MPTM-660-01

IT Security Compliance/Forensics

This course examines the various laws related to information security and protection of data focusing on private and government sectors and contemporary policy issues related to forensics. Also covered in the course are information security operations that may be at issue in legal proceedings such as the identification, preservation, collection and analysis of digital evidence for legal purposes. Legal and ethical issues will be covered. Best practices and tips for collecting forensic data will be discussed.

  • Course #: MPTM-660-01
  • CRN: 23325
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Yurek, W.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-625-01

Leadership Perspectives in PM

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: 33843
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Mathews, L.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

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 that is required for the TM students.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-01
  • CRN: 23195
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Smith, G.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • 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 course meets online. Required Course for Tech Mgmt Students.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-202
  • CRN: 34881
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schlosser, L.
  • Dates: Mar 14 – May 07, 2018

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 course meets online. Required Course for Tech Mgmt Students.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-201
  • CRN: 28673
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Schlosser, L.
  • Dates: Mar 14 – May 07, 2018

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-622-101
  • CRN: 31939
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McCue, S.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

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.

  • Course #: MPTM-622-102
  • CRN: 34686
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Trujillo, M.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

MPTM-630-01

Marketing of Technology Products & Services

Discover how to leverage the Internet and identify new marketing opportunities for technologybased products and services. In this up-to-theminute course, you’ll learn to develop and execute marketing plans that integrate social networking tools and other emerging media options. Content also covers market research, strategy development, customer segmentation,and competitor analysis—with a special focus on business intelligence and related technological methods of effective information and resource management.

  • Course #: MPTM-630-01
  • CRN: 33844
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Gilroy, J.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-620-01

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: Cross-listed with MPSE 520

  • Course #: MPTM-620-01
  • CRN: 28674
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Guirguis, R.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • Class Meetings:

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: 30384
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Shousha, C.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

MPTM-700-102

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 for Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-700-102
  • CRN: 34662
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Melo, W.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

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 for Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-700-101
  • CRN: 30393
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – Mar 05, 2018

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: 150 minute distance learning component required. This is a foundation course that is required for all Tech Mgmt students.

  • Course #: MPTM-700-01
  • CRN: 18734
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Coriale, D.
  • Dates: Jan 10 – May 12, 2018
  • Class Meetings: