ITMG321 Information Technology Project Management (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of the planning and processes involved in an information system project. Microsoft Project is required as part of this course. Its topics include planning, scheduling, and controlling aspects of a project during its life cycle. The use of project management techniques such as PERT (Project Evaluation and Review Technique) and Gantt charts will be examined in depth as will be other techniques of planning, scheduling and controlling projects. This course meets the topical requirements for the CompTIA Project+ Certification.

ITMG322 Project Management Using MS Project (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of the concepts and technology trends of Project Management. Students will explore the principles, practices, features, and functions of the Microsoft Project application. The course will be taught with a mixture of analytical methods and practical exercises. Students will create project plans, organize (estimate, budget, and schedule) tasks, perform and manage resource allocation, identify project constraints, determine a project’s critical path, create Gantt Charts and establish a project baseline using Microsoft Project. Students must have access to Microsoft Office Project Standard. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site.

ITMG371 Contemporary Internet Topics (3 semester hours)

This course explores the Internet's impact on business and personal dynamics, from a managerial perspective. A review of current literature will examine such issues as: changes in workplace productivity, legal issues arising from company Internet use policies, staff morale in the face of nearly ubiquitous Internet access, institutional liability for employee conduct while on the Internet, telecommuting, and the impact of conducting personal business during work time. Non-workplace issues such as the impact of the Internet on family life, politics and the economy will also be explored.

ITMG381 Cyberlaw and Privacy in a Digital Age (3 semester hours)

This course examines how laws have had to change to account for the expanded realm of crimes in the digital age. Despite legislation intended to combat the problem of identity theft, it continues to be one of the most common crimes associated with the Internet. Sexual harassment complaints can now be triggered simply by an employee forwarding a questionable email to fellow employees. Some regard intellectual property rights violations to be innocent flattery, while others consider them to be violations that must be stamped out by force of law. Plagiarism by students who pull content from the Internet is a growing problem. Stalkers can log into their victims lives and gain access to highly confidential medical and financial information, and even sabotage their victim's reputations. This course examines current literature on such topics as HIPPA, FERPA, COPPA, Sarbanes - Oxley and other current legislation impacting legal disputes.

ITMG421 Virtual Management (3 semester hours)

This course is designed to provide an overview of key individual, group, and organizational issues involved in Virtual Management (technology-assisted employee management). Topics include gauging employer and employee readiness for technology-enabled communication and telecommuting; identifying appropriate job types and flexibility options; applying effective communication strategies and methods when utilizing computers and telecommunication technologies; and implementing and evaluating management procedures and policies in flexible organizations.

ITMG481 Ethics in Information Technology (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to issues and controversies that comprise the new field of Cyberethics. The course examines a wide range of ethical issues of moral responsibility towards social and ethical concerns which affect us in our daily lives. Other topics include machine ethics, conceptions of autonomy and trust, responsible innovation, ethical controversies related to ethical computing.

ITMG498 IT Management: Senior Seminar (3 semester hours)

This Capstone course is a senior level course designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Information Technology Management. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates mastery of their program of study in a meaningful culmination of their learning and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree requirements. This is a capstone course to be taken after all other IT Management courses have been satisfactorily completed. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program. (Prerequisites: ENGL101 or ENGL110)