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Course Requirements   

To complete the E-Business concentration, students must take the following two required courses:
Additionally, students must choose an elective from among the following courses:

IS 455


An introduction to electronic business. The topics include business models, technologies, business and social impact of e-business. It explores the tools, skills, business and social implications of emerging electronic business. In addition to acquiring basic skills for identifying electronic business opportunities and creating a presence in the online marketplace, the student reexamines fundamental processes of business as they are performed in cyberspace in contrast to the marketplace. This helps them understand changes as the cyberspace grows increasingly important in the global economy. PREREQUISITE(S): None. For Kellstadt students or students pursuing the MS in Business Information Technology only.
Status as a MS-Business Information Technology student or Kellstadt student is a prerequisite for this class.

ECT 589


Designed for ECT majors and IS majors in ECT concentration, this course focuses on the deployment of Internet and enterprise technologies to support organization's e-business initiatives and collaborative commerce. Conducted in the format of seminar, case analysis, and dialogue with industry practitioners, this course requires students to actively participate in the study of models and approaches for e-business technology implementation and transformation. Topics include: the impact of Internet on industry structure and organizational transformation, enterprise application architecture, planning and implementation of technology and process to support an increasingly collaborative and integrated environment for e-commerce. Students have to complete an organization case study of e-business technology implementation to fulfill the requirement of this capstone course. This course should be taken at the conclusion of the ECT program. PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of all other required courses.
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

MGT 535


This course is targeted towards external and internal consultants, as well as managers and other change agents within organizations. Change Management fosters improved competency in the skills necessary during all phases of the change process - from diagnosis, to interventions, through evaluation. Organizational change issues are critically examined, and case studies, exercises, and assessments are utilized, to better understand change from organizational, group, and individual levels. Change models serve as frameworks that emphasize the importance of interactive consultative processes. A major organizational change project is required of all students. Offered twice a year.

MGT 590


The ability to manage technological innovation has become an increasingly essential requirement for business people regardless of functional specialty. The objective of this course is to explore ways to create environments that are conducive to technological innovation. Throughout the course students examine practices, models, and approaches that established, as well as new, organizations employ to promote innovative practice, technological change, and new technologies. The following topics will be covered: the innovation process, managing technical people, the impact of organizational design on innovation, knowledge management, cross function teams and exploiting new technologies. Students will research new technologies and discuss potential business applications and issues associated with those technologies. Offered once a year.

MKT 595


Explores the emerging business models, rules, tactics, and strategies associated with this medium. Integration with other channels and marketing operations is stressed. Classes are discussion-based, drawing on current applied readings and cases from a variety of industries in both the business-to-business and business-consumer markets.
MKT 555 is a prerequisite for this class.

PM 430


This course concentrates on monitoring, managing and controlling assets and resources on a single IT project. Topics covered are risk management; procurement and contract management; time and cost estimating; controlling and tracking techniques; quality assurance; testing and audit. Students will use common project management software for resource allocation and balancing. PREREQUISITE(S): None
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

MGT 798


Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in management.

IS 456


Survey of emerging technologies supporting organizational knowledge processes including capture, codification, structure, storage, dissemination and reuse. The course will critically examine how organizations may leverage these technologies toward competitive advantage. Students will experiment with contemporary knowledge management (KM) tools. Some theoretical perspectives on knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning (OL) will be introduced. PREREQUISITE(S): None
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

IS 560


An introduction to enterprise systems for data and process integration, including ERP systems. Topics include the requirements of enterprise systems, application architecture, tools, and functionality of leading enterprise systems, life cycle and methodologies for systems integration, selection, and implementation strategies. Also addressed are emerging trends for enterprise systems and relationship among component systems. PREREQUISITE(S): Advanced Standing
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

IS 570


Formerly IS 450. This course is targeted towards information systems professionals who are involved in the planning and implementation of large scale, cross-functional enterprise systems. Students will examine the characteristics of technology efforts that change and transform the way people perform their tasks and how the new technology structures the flows of information and decision making using workflow modeling methods. Through case studies and exercises students gain insights into the elements of successful implementations leading to the preparation of a change management plan. Emphasis is placed on developing mechanisms for communicating and training all affected agents. PREREQUISITE(S): IS 430 or PM 430 or completion of five or more other SoC MS level courses should contact the course instructor or an advisor.
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

HCI 440


The user-interface development process. Introduction to methods for practicing user-centered design including user and task analysis, user interface design principles and testing using low-fidelity prototypes. PREREQUISITE(S): None
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.

GSB 798


Content and format of this course is variable. An in-depth study of current issues. Subject matter will be indicated in class schedule.