The IT Management emphasis prepares students for managerial positions in the development and deployment of technology. The emphasis addresses IT Management from a business perspective and focuses on strategic alignment of technology and business strategies. A UW-Whitewater MBA with IT Management emphasis equips students for IT leadership that is essential for strategic use of IT to enhance business performance. Students have the opportunity to choose electives that address contemporary IT management topics such as process innovation, business intelligence, disaster recovery & business continuity, and IT service management.
MBA students that would like to earn an emphasis in Information Technology Management must complete nine credits of the following courses.
ITSCM 772: IT Service Management
The course is designed to introduce information technology service management in a variety of enterprise and service industry settings. Concepts of IT service management based on contemporary best practices such as ITIL are covered. The course will cover the management of service systems, IT service system design, operations, and management.
ITSCM 774: Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
A graduate course covering the use information technology to assist decision making in today's business environment. This course provides an overview of decision making theory, data warehousing, data mining, business intelligence and analytics. The course also surveys contemporary framework, tools, and techniques for BI and data analytics.
ITSCM 776: Business Process & Innovation management
The course provides an overview of concepts, methods and tools surrounding the definition, implementation, measurement and improvement of processes in organizations. Strategic and tactical phases of the Business Process Management lifecycle, consisting goal setting, process design, process implementation, process enactment and measurement, and process evaluation are covered.
ITSCM 760: Topics in IT Management
This course addresses a changing milieu of topics concerning information systems business. Topics may include new methodologies and products that implement them, new problem solving approaches, or emerging business and environmental concerns.
ITSCM 780: Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
The course covers Business Continuity Planning, a methodology used to create and validate a plan for maintaining continuous business operations before, during, and after disasters or disruptive events. It also covers Disaster Recovery, which is aimed at stopping the effects of disasters as quickly as possible, and addressing the immediate aftermath.