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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Business and Science 137 Information Technology Concentration  

Information Technology Concentration

Information technology is offered as a concentration within the professional science master's program described under Business and Science 137. The objective of the master of business and science (M.B.S.) degree with a concentration in information technology is to educate students about the essential skills for managing technical development and commercial applications in the computer/information technology industry. All students in the information technology concentration must take one course from each of the areas listed below.

1.    Database Management
2.    Internet and Networking Services
3.    Security
4.    HCI/UXD
5.    Software Architecture

Course Selections:

1. Database Management: (Take one of the following)
17:610:557  Database Design and Management (3)
16:198:541  Database Systems (3)
16:332:569  Database System Engineering (3)

2. Internet and Networking Services (Take one of the following)
16:198:552  Computer Networks
16:332:544  Communication Networks II (3)

3. Security (Take one of the following)
16:198:547  Secure Computing, Applied to Ecommerce (3)
22:198:611  Security for Electronic Commerce
26:198:643  Information Security

4. HCI/User Experience Design  
17:610:512  Interface Design (3)

Some Course Descriptions for User Experience Design Subtrack:

16:137:531 (Su)  Introduction to User Experience Design (3)
The process by which computer interfaces are specified, designed, and tested so that they are easy to learn, understand, and use by their intended user population. How such process fit within industry and current software practices, how they are managed, and what specific competitive advantages can be achieved. Introduction to the practitioner's field, including conferences, blogs, and recognized gurus of UXD.

16:137:532  Contextual Inquiry (3)
How to select appropriate data-gathering methods and to gather and interpret data from all stakeholders involved with the design of a human-computer interface in order to generate precise interface design requirements.

16:137:533  Introduction to Visual Design for User Experience (3)
The design of visual interfaces, including color, typography, and composition; emphasis on using proven principles of visual communication through creative problem solving.
Prerequisite: 16:137:531.

16:137:535 (S)  Usability Evaluation (3)
Standard practices for conducting evaluations of human-computer interfaces under development. Conducting studies remotely, on groupware, on mobile devices, in situ. Atypical users. Questionnaire development and the design and analysis of user experiments.

5. Software Architecture
16:137:610  Enterprise Software Architecture (3)

Full course descriptions can be found under the respective departments/graduate programs. Electives are listed at:

Concentration Coordinators:

Professor Marilyn Tremaine

Dr. Karen Novick
Associate Dean, School of Communication and Information

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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