T579: Information Systems Security (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to give students an overview of Information systems security. We will cover the 7 of the 10 domains of knowledge prescribed by (ISC)2 for Information Systems Security Professionals. The course will focus on how IT systems can be secured rather than how they can be compromised.
T560: IT Risk Management (3 credit hours)
This class covers technology and how to leverage a company’s investment in its technology to achieve its business and IT strategy. We will do this by (1) analyzing the value that IT delivers, (2) the risks that IT manages and (3) the cost of providing service to the business.
T578: Cybersecurity Law and Policy (3 credit hours)
Recent cyber-attacks have highlighted the importance of cybersecurity. Organizations need professionals at all levels—not just in the IT department—who understand the technical, legal and business aspects of cybersecurity risk management, as well as how to safeguard privacy and intellectual property. This new course takes an interdisciplinary, global approach to introduce students to cybersecurity risk management. Course content includes U.S., comparative, and international law related to managing cyber-attacks along with connected hot topics such as Internet governance, blockchain, Internet of Things, privacy, and cybersecurity codes of conduct. The primary aim of the course is to provide students with a basic working knowledge of cybersecurity law and policy, focusing on the United States but put in a global perspective.
C522: Information Technology (3 credit hours)
Study of information systems management issues including skill and talent management; IT costs, budgets, value, and chargeback systems; priority setting and financial justification of IT investments; project management; runaway projects and underperforming vendors; security risks and crises; emerging technology policies; communications with other senior executives; vendor management; infrastructure standardization; support for innovation; and risk management.
C533: Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Visualization (3 credit hours)
Understand and utilize unsupervised models including principal components analysis, cluster analysis, and market basket analysis. Understand business intelligence-related concepts:
- The notion of corporate information factory,
- Dashboards and scorecards that support the businesses,
- Different types of problems related to data quality including a methodology for maintaining data quality, and
- An overview of a variety of software tools that are employed in the development of a data warehouse: ETL (extraction, transformation, and loading) and analytic tools.
Recognize some of the key issues for managerial considerations:
- The tools of metrics in decision-making,
- Types of business risks along with how to alleviate the risks associated with implementing informational systems, and
- Issues related to data governance.
C548: Managing Intellectual Property in a Global Environment (3 credit hours)
When businesses unwisely share their core technology, they risk losing it. Despite this fact, there currently is no single regulatory scheme that provides international protection for proprietary information. Further, while most countries offer some degree of legal protection for creative products, processes and services, the rigor of this protection varies throughout the world. This course is designed to acquaint global business managers with the legal and practical issues involved in the protection of intellectual property. It introduces students to the basic types of intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets) and the key differences in how they are protected around the world. Ultimately, upon completion of this course, students will better understand how to protect their company’s intellectual property when doing business in the global environment.