In this specialized curriculum, you can acquire a solid foundation in key leadership competencies. You’ll have an opportunity to develop and review typical management deliverables that illustrate the ability of the project manager to control the success of projects, and you can learn to use computer applications as a tool for project management.
At AIU, you can take more courses devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security, your classes can include:
Principles of IT Project Management
The course provides an overview of the roles, responsibilities, and management methods of the technology project manager. The course assumes no prior knowledge in management techniques and is intended to teach students how to develop approaches and styles of management for software projects.
Leadership, Management, and Communication of Technical Projects
This is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford students the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. Several team building, motivation, and human resources development techniques are also covered.
IT Project Quality Management
This course combines project management with quality management by guiding you from Initiation to Closure with the use of cost control. You will develop and review typical management deliverables that illustrate the ability of the Project Manager to control the success of projects. In addition, you will use computer applications as a tool for project management.
Risk Management and Project Cost Control
This course covers factors that contribute to project failures and risk management. Risk identification techniques such as quantitative and qualitative approaches are covered. Expected Monetary Value (EMV), Earned Value Management (EVM), Pareto Analysis, and contingency plans are also covered.
Principles of Information Systems
In this course students examine management skills as they relate to the information technology industry, taking into account the relationship between networking, databases, and programming.
During this course students analyze and apply the fundamentals of object-oriented application development.
Database System Design and Implementation
In this course students will focus on the design and implementation of a relational database management system, including concepts such as data extraction and data manipulation.
In this course students examine computer networking concepts, which enable them to translate business objectives into a physical network design. Students will be expected to collect and analyze appropriate information to make context-appropriate, network-related, business decisions.
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