Business Intelligence (BIT)
Introduction to Computer Technology
This course provides the foundation of core knowledge within the field of information technology. Topics include technology-centric organizations, the type and role of fundamental information technology systems, data management to include privacy and security, e-business and m-business, hardware, software, and computer networks.
Introduction to Computer Technology and Analytics
This course introduces core components of computer, information systems, and analytics technology. Students examine how organizations use technologies to analyze business processes and data and learn fundamental skills for business analytics.
Object-Oriented Programming for Business
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming using most current business application programming languages and tools. Students will design, create, run, and debug applications. The course emphasizes the development of correct, well-documented programs using object-oriented programming concepts. Students also learn to create GUI-based programs. Prerequisite: CST-110 or CST-111.
Information Systems Design and Development
This course introduces key aspects of information systems development within the context of business information systems. Students focus on systems development with an emphasis on the system development life cycle, including requirements analysis and traceability, feasibility, and cost-benefit analysis. Systems development, deployment, and post-implementation processes are also addressed.
IT Project Management
This course examines information technology project management. Topics include the reasons why IT projects fail, the business cost of IT failure, managing IT teams, outsourcing, virtual teams, scope definition, project scheduling, risk mitigation, and leading successful projects. Additional topics focus on using project management to build an analytics organization. Prerequisite: BIT-200 or CST-110 or CST-111.
IT Governance and Ethics
This writing intensive course examines the role of governance and ethics within information technology. Topics include understanding and satisfying Sarbanes/Oxley, preparing for an information technology audit, complying with government regulations such as HIPAA, and understanding data-privacy issues. Students examine real-world case studies. Prerequisite: BIT-200 or CST-110 or CST-111.
IT Governance and Ethics
This writing intensive course examines the role of governance and ethics within information technology. Topics include understanding and satisfying Sarbanes/Oxley, preparing for an information technology audit, complying with government regulations such as HIPAA, and understanding data-privacy issues. Students examine real-world case studies. Prerequisite: BIT-200, BIT-205, CST-110, or CST-111.
Introduction to Business Analytics
This course examines current business intelligence practices and tools. Topics include creating an intelligent data-driven company, the role of decision-management tools, information silo busting, and design techniques for information dashboards. This course also introduces the key aspects of conducting business analytics using Microsoft Excel’s Advanced features. Students examine real-world case studies. Prerequisites: BIT-200 and BUS-352.
Advanced Business Analytics
This course covers key concepts related to predictive and prescriptive analytics by combining information technologies and statistical techniques to extract meaning from organizational data. Students apply predictive and prescriptive analytics techniques in order to understand the business environment and guide business-related decisions. Use of selected industry tools to apply predictive and prescriptive analytics techniques is also addressed. Prerequisite: BIT-430.
This course examines how to leverage web analytics to ascertain website effectiveness with a specific focus on how to track, capture, analyze, and decipher website traffic. Topics related to SEI (search engine optimization) are also covered. Prerequisites: BIT-200 and BIT-430.
This course covers basic concepts and techniques related to data mining. A key goal of the course is evaluating data in order to make business-related decisions. Use of selected industry tools to perform data mining is also addressed. Prerequisites: BUS-352 and SYM-408.
Current Topics in IT and Business Intelligence
This course examines current IT and business intelligence topics in order to assist students in their development as IT professionals. Concepts are taught in the context of project management, database structures, programming, business analytics, and IT governance and ethics. Prerequisites: BIT-200, SYM-400, SYM-405, BIT-415, BIT-417, BIT-430, BIT-435, and senior status.
Current Topics in Business Analytics
This course builds upon the techniques and tools presented in prior courses in the program and focuses on how analytics are applied in contemporary organizations. Students use critical thinking skills to frame analytics problems, build and apply appropriate analytics models, and communicate relevant findings. Prerequisites: BIT-415, BIT-417, and BIT-435.
Enterprise Systems Integration
This course examines the process of integrating different systems and software applications by examining current and emerging trends, strategies, and techniques for effectively developing systems integration solutions. Prerequisites: BIT-310, BIT-415, and SYM-408.
Strategic Information Systems Management
This writing intensive course emphasizes the centrality of business information systems in improving enterprise strategy to drive organizational success. Students learn how to help organizations achieve competitive advantage through the strategic aligning of information systems with organizational goals. There is particular emphasis on strategies for achieving organizational goals through the deployment of information technology-based solutions. Prerequisite: BIT-310.