Courses in Information Technology Management

B ITM 215 Computer Applications in Business (3)
This course will cover the role of information systems in business, and the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. Development of spreadsheets including advanced topics, use of databases, and elementary computer programming concepts such as variables, control structures, functions, and I/O. Students will develop business-oriented applications using Excel and Visual Basic/VBA. Students may take both B ITM 215 and I CSI 101 for credit, if both courses were taken in Fall 2003 or thereafter. Not open to freshmen. Offered fall and spring semesters.

T ITM 200 Strategic Sustainable Systems (3)
To be part of the next wave of global business growth you will need to craft sustainable businesses practices, with an eye to your effect on future generations.  In this course we will study the relationships between business activity and the physical environment. First we will ground our discussion in basic concepts of business strategy and policy making.  Employing the techniques of systems thinking and simulation, we will learn about the effects of feedback and structure that drive business growth and failure, and experiment with strategies that support economic vitality while reducing negative effects on the global economy in a time of increasingly scarce resources. Open to Honors College students only.

B 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. Prerequisite(s): A MAT 108 or its equivalent, and calculus. Offered fall and spring semesters.

B 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, strategic information systems, project management (time, risk and resource management) and the tasks and techniques for developing computer-based information systems. Using popular end-user software packages (MS Excel, Access and Visual Basic for Applications), students will create models and prototypes in the areas of e-commerce, inventory control, project management, forecasting, production and transportation decision making. Prerequisite(s): A MAT 106 and B ITM 215 or their equivalents, A MAT 108 or A ECO 320. Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters (may not be offered every summer).

B ITM 331 Business Application Development (3)
This course has three major elements: traditional systems analysis and design with elements of database theory, using relational database software, and creating information systems models and prototypes. Experience with system building is gained through several individual and group projects that integrate database technology with prototyping methodology using available software packages such as MS Access and Excel. Prerequisite(s): B ITM 215 or its equivalent, B ITM 330. Offered spring and summer (may not be offered every summer). Note: by student application, this course is also open to juniors and seniors (with GPA over 3.00) who are declared INF minors and have completed I INF 201.

B ITM 333 Software Development for Business (1)
This course provides an intensive introduction to software programming. It includes material on data types, program organization, iteration, error handling, decision making, control flows and advanced data structures. This course is required for School of Business ITM concentrators (and may be waived by application for students who have completed I CSI 205). This course is strongly recommended for all students planning to take B ITM 415. Prerequisite(s): B ITM 330. Offered spring semester only.

B 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. Elements of contemporary business processes and operations including reengineering and business intelligence will be discussed. A set of decision-oriented models such as linear programming, elements of system simulation, inventory control, and material and enterprise resource planning is introduced and then implemented utilizing selected software products. Prerequisite(s): B ITM 215 and junior standing in School of Business. Cannot replace B ITM 330. Offered spring semester only.

B 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, SQL, advanced concepts in database management and data warehousing. Prerequisite(s): B ITM 331. Offered in fall semester only.

B 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 (OSI and TCP/IP), and hardware; computer networks (client-server, LAN, WAN, conducted and wireless Internet); computer security (Security Threats and Vulnerabilities, Network Security, Cryptography, and Privacy), and related emerging technologies. Prerequisite(s): B ITM 330. Offered spring semester only.

B ITM 434 Business Application Implementation (3)
This is a project-based course where students work in teams to develop model-based decision support systems or its elements for clients in the local or regional community. This course is required for ITM majors. For combined ITM majors enrollment is limited. Students should apply to get permission from the instructor. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): B ITM 415 or concurrent enrollment. Offered fall and spring semesters (may not be offered every spring).

B ITM 480 Enterprise Application Development and Management (3)
This course teaches students how to plan and implement an online business. The students learn about financial analysis, marketing analysis, and risk analysis and use these to create a business plan for their online business idea. The students then implement their idea by creating a working prototype using a multi-tier (client/server/data) architecture. Students develop and design a database and then connect it to the server creating dynamic web pages. At the middle and end of the semester, the students give a presentation to a review panel, which evaluates their efforts. Based on technical demands of the course, it is required for students to have some knowledge of database development and programming. Prerequisite(s): B FIN 300, B MKT 310, B ITM 330 and B BUS 400. Offered spring semester only.