Program Descriptions

The major program consists of 13 required courses totaling 48 semester credits.

Program Requirements

Course Descriptions

INFT 600 Program Orientation (0 units)
Introduces student to the MSIT curriculum and the approach to graduate academic engagement offered at the University of Redlands School of Business and its unique learning community.

MGMT 631 Management and Organizational Behavior (4 units)
Topics include managing individual performance, team and intergroup dynamics, leadership, human resource management, organizational design, decision making and management of change.

BUAD 683 Information and Knowledge Management (4 units)
Exploration of basic aspects of marketing with emphasis on the customer and the marketing mix. Development of analytical and critical thinking skills through case study. Design and assessment of a basic marketing plan.

INFT 621 Database Management Foundations (4units)
Overview of fundamental database concepts including database modeling, design, and implementation. The course provides a realistic context in which the students can learn how database and database processing are developed in a simulated real-world setting. Focus is on how database management systems can be used to facilitate business problem solving.

INFT 645 Communications/Networks/Mobile (4 units)
Provides an overview of the field including the basic technical concepts of signals and waves, modulation, telephone systems, the telecommunications industry, the public network, local-and wide-area networks, the Internet, wireless technologies and services, business applications for telecommunications, and global telecommunications.

INFT 647 Business Analytics (4 units)
This course provides an overview of business analytics for data-driven decision-making. Different techniques including data and text mining and location analytics are covered. Ethical and legal aspects of analytics are discussed. The importance of the right organizational focus, culture, people, and technology to develop business analytics success is also discussed.

BUAD 658 Accounting and Finance for Managers (4 units)
Focuses on the role of accounting and finance in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, invest in resources, budget operations, and report economic events.

BUAD 642 International Business and Marketing (4 units)
Examination of developments within international markets and the effects on the activities of business enterprises. Introduction to the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) in a global context with application to product and service within for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

INFT 625 Special Topics IT (4 units)
Examines new and promising information technologies, to include processes of technological change and innovations, the role of government, assessing new markets, the economic and social consequences, and technology scenario planning. Includes student discussions of special topics in a seminar format.

INFT 640 Systems Analysis and Design (4)
Examines the principles of systems analysis and design. Studies both traditional and object-oriented perspectives, methodologies, tools, and strategies.

INFT 650 IT Project Management (Capstone I) (4 units)
Develops the project management skills needed to define, plan, lead, monitor, and complete projects. Presents and understandable, integrated view of the concepts, skills, tools and techniques involved in Information Technology project management by weaving together current theory and practice.

INFT 657 Change and Security Management (4 units)
Examines components of organizational change required to implement information technology solutions and focuses on developing the technical, communication, and managerial skills necessary to manage such organizational change. In addition, technologies and management techniques necessary to create appropriately secure and effective information systems are also discussed.

INFT697 IT/IS Strategy (Capstone II) (4 units)
Integrates and synthesizes the MSIT program through research and analysis of a strategic information technology issue in the client company. Requires collection and analysis of primary and secondary data. Students evaluate alternative courses of action and present to company executives recommendations for successful resolution.

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