ITM5600EN - Foundations of Information Technology Management

Course description

Students will explore the foundations, processes, and practices of IT management within business and organizations. Topics covered in this course will include: IT foundation and management, social and socio-technical IT management, project management, and ethical IT practices, etc.

How this course benefits students

An article in Goodcall.com by Donna Fuscaldo states, “While no one is predicting that every person graduating college will get a job right out of the gate, those with technology and business skills will be in high demand” (Goodcall.com, 2016). The need for students to pursue a degree in this field is on the rise, which becomes a more marketable avenue for students.

Why this course is important

Students will gain the IT management skills and knowledge necessary and can take with them when entering a career, volunteer or missionary work. Students will be challenged in this course collaborating with their peers and engaging in scholarly research and projects to prepare them for real world experiences.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Information Technology Management
Educational level
Master
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Pee Vululleh, Professor of Information Technology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will follow a biblical worldview and focus on the scripture of Acts 20:28 states, “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood”.

Missionally driven

This course provides students with the framework in IT management and the skills needed to employ in various industries and circumstances. Students will be provided with the proficiencies in examining several topics related to IT. Students will benefit from these skills when pursuing a career in the field or mission work.

Contextually informed

This course is contextually sound exhibiting innovative and scholarly research and resources. Students will gainfully experience skills and knowledge of IT management topics with various learning strategies and processes.

Interculturally focused

This course offers students with opportunities for cultural experiences in various businesses and organizations. Students can take the experiences learned from this course and pursue various types of positions in the IT field as well as do volunteer and mission work within their own communities or worldwide.

Practically minded

This course offers practical assignments, research and projects where students will have great hands on skills they can apply in real world situations. Students can will advance their IT skills and learn along side their peers collaborating and conducting scholarly research.

Experientially transformed

Students will gain experiential learning in this course while gathering the skills and knowledge needed in the IT field. Students will take these skills and apply them to real world situations.