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
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
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.