We open new study program MBA in IT Management from LAIU


10.ITM624 – Information Technology Project Management

INFO531 Management Information Systems (3 hours)  11.

12.ITM 466 Network Security IT

ITM624 Information Technology Project Management (3 credits)       10.

This course explores successful project management for information technology projects. The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models are defined including the waterfall, spiral, incremental release, and prototyping models. Students will differentiate between these models and apply corresponding project management methods to identify critical checkpoints and reviews. Risk management, as applied to technology projects, is examined. Key project indicators are discussed, and students will explore defining measurement criteria for determining critical success factors on a project. The course defines the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities and includes a tutorial for Microsoft Project or alternative Websites. Emphasis is placed on the three dimensions of the information technology project constraints: scope, time, and cost.

INFO531 Management Information Systems (3 credits)            11.

This course addresses information systems, to include their nature and role as key management resources. Student involvement with system analysis, system design, and implementation issues is set within a framework of available information technology, the socio-technical environment and the functional requirements of day to day operations. Course work and student assignments will stress two aspects–the application of innovation and creativity in dealing with the systems conditions and the ability to work effectively as part of an autonomous team. The student must have access to web based office programs.


ITM 466 Network Security IT (3 credits)   12.

Detailed study of certain symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic schemes; analysis of network data (including “packet sniffing”); security at different network layers (including IPSec, SSL/TLS and Kerberos); and secure e-commerce. Teaches principles of designing and testing secure networks, including use of network partitioning, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and vulnerability assessment tools.


1.BUS 601 Global Management Perspective

This course examines issues and functions that business managers face within the context of day-to-day operations and long-term planning of the organization. Topics include strategic management, legal issues, marketing, law and ethics, and global dimensions of businesses.

2. BUS 602 Managerial Analysis

This course introduces fundamental concepts of accounting principles, financial tools, and economic analysis for effective managerial decision-making. Topics include the role of the financial manager in the organization, concepts, and principles underlying financial accounting practices, financial statement analysis, budgeting, and economic analysis for decision makers.

3. BUS 603 Quantitative Analysis

This course explores management problems and the role of decision-making models and tools in resolving business problems. The application and use of information systems in decision-making is assessed. Students apply system and quantitative analysis to an integrated case study.


4. BUS 620 Strategic Management

This course is a culmination of the business functions to incorporate them into a coherent, profitable, sustainable business strategy. This course includes strategy information, decisions, and techniques of industry leaders.


5. BUS 623 Legal & Ethical Issues in Management

This course examines the area of business law and applies it to the business environment. Traditional topics covered include: the legal environment of business, contract law, property, sales contracts, commercial paper, agency law, ethics and the regulatory environment. The course also examines the issue of the global economy from the view that the largest companies dominate in the creation of jobs and technological innovation.


6. BUS 625 Applied Decision Making

This is a course in business analysis. This course investigates the advanced analysis methods and techniques used to solve modern business problems. The course emphasizes the most successful methods from business statistics, production and operations management, management science, and operations research fields of study. Students will be required to synthesize material from several major fields of study in order to apply it in this course. The capabilities of Microsoft Office will be used extensively throughout the course to illustrate the application of these methods and techniques to the analysis and solution of modern business problems. The course will first investigate the types of problems faced by businesses in the both the production and service areas. Methods of analysis will be investigated to solve these type problems including probability concepts and their applications, statistical quality control, process design, forecasting, inventory control, waiting line models, transportation and assignment methods, decision analysis, and simulation modeling.

7. ECON 600 Managerial Economics

This course is designed to use economic analysis to enhance business decision-making within private businesses, not-for-profit institutions, and public agencies. Economic concepts covered include demand analysis, production and cost analysis, linear programming applications, pricing policies and regulation.

8. FINN 600 Corporate Finance

This course is a study of the major corporate finance and financial management theory, strategy, processes, functions, and other issues. Topics include the finance function, concepts of sources and uses of funds, analysis and estimation of need for funds (short- and long-term), short-term sources, working capital management policy, long-term sources, capital structure policy and implementation, capital budgeting and the cost of capital.

9. MKT 600 Marketing Management

This course addresses the marketing management challenge of implementing the available combination of marketing variables to carry out firm’s strategy in its target markets. Students will be able to apply analytic perspectives and concepts of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution and promotion. First, students will understand how the firm can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers; managers and stakeholders. Second, students will realize strategic considerations that drive and integrate the decisions made for each element of the marketing mix. Topics include resource allocation, market entry/exit decisions, competitive analysis and extended computer simulation.