Academics

Program Descriptions

The major program consists of 17 required courses totaling 48 semester credits.

Program Requirements

Course Descriptions

BUAD 660 Managerial Finance (3)
An overview of financial management tools used in analyzing and developing strategies for making business decisions. Topics include analysis of financial statements, forms of organizations, financial and risk analysis, capital structure, working capital management, capital investment decisions, mergers and acquisitions, and business failures.

BUAD 659 Managerial Accounting (3)
Presents analytical tools necessary for day-to-day financial management of the business enterprise. Emphasis on terms and concepts utilizing mathematical models to reinforce accounting theory.

MGMT 680 Marketing Management (3)
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.

Additional Requirements
Entering students are required to own a computer that can run the software packages in the program, or have access to such a system in the workplace (with permission to use the system for School of Business homework assignments). Specific information on the system configurations suitable to this requirement may be obtained from the School of Business Admissions Office.

INFT 655 IT Change Management (3)
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.

INFT 650 IT Project Management (Capstone I) (3)
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 645 Telecommunications and Networks (3)
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 640 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
Examines the principles of systems analysis and design. Studies both traditional and object-oriented perspectives, methodologies, tools, and strategies.

INFT 635 Information Technology Architecture and Management (3)
Investigates creative adaptive architecture for successfully implementing enterprise architectures. Requires the student to identify, interpret, and analyze business objectives and organizational issues in order to develop a constructive enterprise information technology and systems strategy that supports the business strategy.

INFT 630 Global E-Commerce (3)
Provides a learning environment for the critical analysis of Net-Enhanced Organization (NEO) models. Explores the critical issues of strategic management with the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats model and the successful migration of an NEO. Saturday-Flashback/forward Held on the main campus at one-year point. Students from all locations have an opportunity to reflect back and to look forward to the final year. Also provides opportunity for students to network.

INFT 625 Topics in Emerging Technologies and Innovations (3)
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 620 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (3)
Introduces programming with an emphasis on Object-Oriented Programming utilized to develop business information systems. Focuses on the fundamentals of programming and conceptual problem-solving approaches using visual and object-oriented programming techniques.

INFT 605 Information Systems Concepts and Decision Support (3)
Surveys IS/IT principles, including the role of business, their development and management, their strategic role in organizations, and their global and ethical aspects. The course also emphasizes the role of decision support systems in organizations.

INFT 615 Teams and Interpersonal Communication (3)
Examines important concepts and skills for participative and productive teamwork. Addresses the importance of effective oral and written communication for working with co-workers and teams. Explores challenges and opportunities of working with culturally diverse and geographically dispersed teams.

INFT 610 Legal, Policy, and Ethical Issues for Technology (3)
Evaluates laws, regulations, and policies at the state, national, and international levels that relate to IS/IT. Addresses current and predicted IS/IT issues. Analyzes intellectual property and ethical issues as they relate to the demands of a rapidly changing information-oriented society.

INFT 600 IS/IT 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. One day course held on the main campus on a Saturday. MSIT students from all Southern California locations attend to learn what the School of Business expects of them and what they should expect from the School of Business.

INFT 697 IT/IS Strategy (Capstone II) (3)
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.

INFT 660 Security Management ( 3)
Evaluates and analyzes the hardware and software technologies and management techniques necessary to create appropriately secure and effective information systems. Analyzes the legal, political, global, ethical, and privacy environments that impact security and digital liability protection programs.


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