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Analyzing and Visualizing Data

This course is intended to introduce students to modern programs and technologies that are useful for organizing, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data. We start with an overview of the R language, which will become the foundation for your work in this class. Then we’ll move on to other useful tools, including working with regular expressions, basic UNIX tools, XML, and SQL.

Business Intelligence

This course covers theories and applications of business analytics. The focus is on extracting business intelligence from firms' business data for various applications, including (but not limited to) customer segmentation, customer relationship management (CRM), personalization, online recommendation systems, web mining, and product assortment. The emphasis is placed on the 'know-how' – knowing how to extract and apply business analytics to improve business decision-making.

Cloud Computing

This course is designed as a primer for cloud computing which many believe is the third major wave of computing, after mainframe and client-server computing. The course examines this technology from a business perspective. The course is designed to deliver a holistic and balanced view of business model, technological infrastructure, and security issues of cloud computing useful for the technology student to understand the business challenges and the business student to understand the technology challenges.

Organization Leadership and Decision Making

One of the most important skills a business leader needs to have concerning technology involves effective decision making and governance. This class will consist of a case study approach presenting different scenarios that require decisions to be made on technology issues relevant to today’s business environment. Students will develop the skills for understanding the components and elements of these technology decisions, and assess associated risks. This course will draw upon a cross section of technology, finance, security, project management, leadership, and other aspects of effective decision making.

Operational Excellence

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge to guide an organization in its best use of technology to achieve its business goals and objectives. Although technical knowledge and skills are essential for technology professionals, this course focuses on the development of more general leadership skills. The ability to communicate with a broad set of stakeholders is essential and this course will offer exercises in skills such as negotiation, persuasion, agility, coaching and facilitation through case studies, role playing and simulation. Technology leaders must also understand the elements of developing and implementing an overall IT Strategy for the organization. This course will review the various levels of strategy and how strategy is implemented through tactical and operational plans.

Introduction to Data Mining

The goal of the course is to introduce students to the current theories, practices, tools and techniques in data mining. Because many topics and concepts in data mining are learned most efficiently through hands-on work with data sets, we will spend time with software analyzing and mining data. The goal is to gain a better understanding of how data mining is applied and what is involved in data mining projects.

Information Security Project (1hr)

All students are required to demonstrate the ability to clearly evaluate a particular information technology need, identify potential solutions, evaluate the alternatives, and implement the best solution.

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