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University at Albany Undergraduate Bulletin - 2005-2006

Courses in Information Technology Management

B Itm 215 Computer Applications in Business (3)

The role of information systems in business and the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. Introduction to spreadsheets, databases, and elementary computer programming concepts such as variables, control structures, functions, and I/O. Hands-on experience developing business-oriented applications using common software tools such as Excel, Access, and Visual Basic/VBA. Only one of B Itm 215 and A Csi 101 may be taken for credit. Not open to freshmen. Offered fall and spring.

B Itm 220 Introduction to Business Statistics (3)

This course will cover the fundamentals of statistical analysis oriented towards business problems. Topics covered include: data collection, data presentation in tables and charts, numerical descriptive measures, frequency distributions, simple linear regression and correlation concepts, elementary probability theory, estimation and introductory hypothesis testing. Prerequisite(s): intermediate algebra or A Mat 100. May not be taken for credit by students with credit for A Eco 320. Only one of B Itm 220 and A Mat 108 may be taken for credit. Offered fall (may not be offered every fall).

Itm 322 Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (3)

This course is designed to expose students to decision making in the face of uncertainty. Statistical concepts such as probability and sampling will be taught with the aid of software packages. Business problems including inventory, forecasting, and quality control systems will also be covered. Risk analysis will be taught through Monte Carlo simulation. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 220 or its equivalent and Calculus. Offered fall and spring.

Itm 330 Business Information Systems & Technologies (3)

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of information systems and information technology in business. It focuses on models for modern business processes, integration of business functions, and the tasks and techniques for developing computer-based information systems. Topics such as project planning, time, risk, and resource management in various business applications will be supported by software tools, such as Microsoft Project. Elements of database management, information systems building and prototyping will be introduced using popular end-user software packages such as Access and Excel. Prerequisite(s): A Mat 106 and B Itm 215 or their equivalents; B Itm 220 or A Mat 108 or A Eco 320. Offered fall and spring.

B Itm 331 Business Application Development (3)

Introduction and application of object-oriented and Web programming to business problems. Application-driven approach and tools such as Java and XML will be employed. This course will introduce basic syntax and semantics, classes, objects, arrays and pointers, graphics and GUI through business cases and solutions. The course will introduce cutting-edge topics and applications of emerging technologies in such areas as e- and m-commerce. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 215 or its equivalent, pre or co B Itm 330. Offered spring.

Itm 390 Operations & Business Process Management (3)

This course brings a strong modeling orientation to bear on the process of obtaining and exploiting resources to produce and deliver useful goods and services so as to meet the goals of the organization. Decision-oriented models such as linear programming, system simulation, inventory control, and material and enterprise resource planning are discussed and then implemented utilizing selected software products. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 322. Offered in spring only. May not be offered in 2005-2006.

Itm 391Z Decision Support Systems (3)

This writing intensive course includes the topics of database modeling, systems analysis, information resource management, and decisions support systems. Experience with computer modeling is gained through group projects with integrate database technology with modeling techniques such as simulation. Prerequisite: Good standing in 3/2 program and ITM 390.Note: This course is taken as a replacement for ITM 331. Completion of this course with a grade of B or higher waives B Itm 520 and B Itm 521. May not be offered in 2005-2006. [WI]

Itm 415Z Systems Analysis and Design (3)

This course covers the planning, design, and implementation of computer-based information systems. Topics include techniques for analyzing and specifying system requirements, advanced concepts in database management with applications as well as behavioral and economic aspects of system design and implementation. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 331 and B Itm 322. Offered fall. [WI]

Itm 416 Communications, Networking, and Security (3)

This course provides an introduction to integrative business strategy, practice, and enabling technologies. Topics include telecommunication (concepts, protocols, and hardware), computer networks (client-server, LAN, and OSI), computer security (Security Threats and Vulnerabilities, Network Security, Cryptography, and Privacy), and related emerging technologies. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 331. Offered spring.

Itm 434 Business Application Implementation (3)

This is a project-based course where students work in teams to develop model-based decision support systems for clients in the local or regional community. Enrollment is limited and by application. Prerequisite(s): B Itm 415 or concurrent enrollment. May be repeated for credit. Offered fall.

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