BUS-S475 Technology Consulting Essentials
- 16 weeks
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): Department permission required
The objective of this course is to prepare students for careers in technology consulting. Not only is technology consulting one of the largest knowledge industries in the world, it one of the most challenging. The process of merging business consulting with technology for an external client is one of the most challenging and rewarding professions you can choose. Technology consultants are highly sought after and compensated, but technology consulting is not for everyone. The course will present the inner workings of the technology consulting industry. Our primary learning objectives are to better understand the basics of the industry such as size, players, dynamics and history; how firms organize and manage activities and strategies; and the lifecycle of a technology consulting engagement. Other topics include selling and proposing technology consulting services, the ethical dilemmas one encounters in technology consulting, and tips for your success in consulting.