The GET undergraduate minor coursework provides students with a strong foundation of knowledge around the IT challenges faced in the global environment for all professions and the complex set of skills needed to address these issues. Coursework is inter-disciplinary and draws upon the areas of information studies, management, computer science and engineering. The curriculum places an emphasis on engaging students through real-world case studies, team projects and guest lecturers from a variety of industries. Regardless of the various industries students may enter, knowledge of information technology is essential to most upper level positions.
GET 439 Enterprise Technologies (3 credits)
Coverage of technical architecture and management issues that comprise enterprise computing environments. Focus on identifying and solving large complex problems and using large scale computing systems to deploy enterprise solutions. Hands-on development using enterprise technologies
GET 234 Effective Collaboration in a Globally Distributed Enterprise (1.5 credits)
Key technologies that facilitate collaboration in a global enterprise. Best practices for virtual and cross-cultural enterprise. Best practices for virtual and cross-cultural collaboration. Strategies for synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Challenges of team building in a distributed environment.
GET 365 Business Value of IT (1.5 credits)
Financial measures of IT value including TCO, ROI, and NPV; non-financial dimensions of business value such as strategic fit, IT investment risk; IT governance and IT models; measuring IT performance; IT change management.
GET 302 Global Financial Systems Architecture (3 credits)
Structures of real-world information systems in the money supply chain. Emphasis on large-scale banking organizations and their challenges in moving and processing millions of complex transactions worldwide for all types of customers.
GET 434 Global Computing Challenges (3 credits)
Management and technical overview of large-scale computing challenges and their impact on global enterprise operations. The concepts, fundamentals, issues and technologies for managing high performance computing operations. Laboratory exercises.
IST 445 Managing Information System Projects (3 credits)
Project management as a professional discipline in information and communication technology. Introduction to roles, activities, methods, and tools. Critical review and application of principles. Additional work required of graduate students.
GET 375 Managing IT Contracting (1.5 credits)
Budgeting and controlling IT costs; IT procurement including requirements specification, requests for proposals, evaluation criteria, and vendor selection; evaluating and managing vendor performance; developing and monitoring contracts.
GET 400/IST 433 Enterprise Systems (3 credits)
Focuses on the structure and specification of enterprise applications and on the lower-level aspects of application development, specifically the close coupling between implementation environments and the hardware and software infrastructure of modern mainframe systems (IBM System 10z).
CIS 453/454 Technical Specification and Implementation (6 credits)
Software requirements analysis, including structured analysis methodology. Behavioral and nonbehavioral aspects of software specification. Development of specification. Development of specification documents. High-level design and software architecture.
IST 233 Intro to Computer Networking (3 credits)
Overview of technology, standards, implementation and management of digital computer networks. Wired and wireless local and wide area networks, Internet protocols, telecommunications, and network security. Includes weekly labs.
GET 235 Leveraging Emerging Technologies (1.5 credits)
Explore emerging technologies on a global scale and in the context of services familiar to students. Infrastructure, data centers, programming languages, security, privacy, mobile applications, and payment systems.
IST 359 Intro to Database Management Systems (3 credits)
Data structure, file organization, and principles and concepts of data bases for information retrieval systems. Data analysis, design, models, management, evaluation, and implementation.
IST 469 Advanced Database Administration Concepts (3 credits)
In-depth analysis of databases and database management system architecture, building complex database objects, database applications using forms and reports, data warehouses, establishing and implementing database security, and tuning databases for optimum performance.
IST 444 Information Reporting and Presentation (3 credits)
Information synthesis and the presentation of information. Organizing information for presentation, text, and graphics. Presentation skills, training and teaching methods.
MIS 345 Developmental and Programming of Business Applications (3 credits)
Use of a programming language in the structural design and implementation of business applications. Use of good software design principles and cross-platform application integration capabilities.
GET 481 IT-Enabled Innovation (3 credits)
Supports internship in global enterprise: Analytical views of IT-enabled innovation and change management; Develop strategic approach to innovation and change; Understand organizational implications of innovation; Present innovative ideas to senior management.
GET 471/472 Internship (maximum of 3 credits can be used toward minor)
Fully supervised internship available to Global Enterprise Technology minors. Students must complete contract with a site supervisor.