MSCC 610 Information Technology Concepts

Learn how to develop effective, efficient and secure information systems.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The need for information systems has created one of the most influential groups in an organization, the Information Technology (IT) Department. In MSCC 610, you will explore information technology concepts, architectures and technologies and learn what information systems resources are needed to meet an organization’s mission and objectives.

Throughout this course, case studies, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with information technology.

What You'll Learn in MSCC 610

This course focuses on information systems from a management perspective, including applying information technology, developing and acquiring information systems and managing them.

Through the use of discussions, research and case studies, you’ll become familiar with the foundational concepts of information systems and technology and learn how to manage them.

This course will also establish a solid foundation for you in graduate level research, study and communication, by introducing you to graduate research techniques and guidelines for using the American Psychological Association (APA) written communications style and formatting. You’ll also begin construction of an individual annotated bibliography to which you will continually add entries throughout progression in your chosen College of Computer and Information Sciences (CC&IS) master’s degree program.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Managing Information Technology Resources
  • Understanding and applying Information Technology
  • Developing and Acquiring Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Leading
  • Security, Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Presentation of Final Projects

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCC 610, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of information systems (IS) management in today’s organizations.
  • Describe and discuss current information technology (IT) management practices and issues in today’s organizations.
  • Identify and explain the major components of an information system, how they interact with each other and with the overall organization.
  • Describe and evaluate IT management roles and responsibilities in an organization.
  • Display effective graduate level research and written communication skills.
  • Provide an Annotated Bibliography (AB) of all research articles reviewed.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.