MBA IT Syllabus Specialisations Concentrations
Recruitment on the rise
Of all the U.S. cities where tech hiring is expected to expand in early 2018,the Big Apple ranked third. Twenty-six percent of the CIOs polled by RobertHalf indicated they plan to add full-time technology positions to their teamsin the first half of the year — an increase of nine points from a year ago.Furthermore, 62 percent of technology leaders in the New York job market saidthey intend to maintain staff levels by filling vacant roles.Find the starting salaries for more than 75 IT jobs:
Help for hiring managers
While growth is great for the company, a majority of CIOs surveyed (61percent) said they find it challenging to locate skilled IT talent in NewYork’s job market. However, there are ways to keep the disruptions brought onby recruiting to a minimum.“Employers may want to work with professional recruiters to meet hiringdemands,” says Deneu, “Passive candidates often end up being the best options,but they are typically not on the open job market.”Staffing specialists like Robert Halfcan tap into these buried treasures. Plus, their referral networks andindustry contacts help find leads on skilled talent quicker.Additionally, Deneu notes that adding extra employee benefits to theircompensation packages can help companies that are seeking to fill positions ontheir own. “A flexible work schedule, a relaxed environment and theutilization of cutting-edge technologies always draws a crowd of job seekers,”he says. Other benefits, like telecommuting opportunities, professionaldevelopment and paid gym memberships, also help attract top talent.
What’s hot: database management and more
Increased interest in certain skill sets, especially application developmentand IT security, puts people experienced in these areas in high demand.Positions that employers said they need to fill most include those in: * Database management (51 percent) * Virtualization (51 percent) * Telecommunications support (49 percent)These align with CIOs’ top priorities for the year. Other needs include: * Maintaining security of IT systems and safeguarding company information * Innovation and investing in new technologies * Upgrading existing systems for business efficiency“Infrastructure projects and build-outs are hot right now,” Deneu says. “Ourclients are looking to bring in top talent immediately for system upgrades,cloud integration and security initiatives.”Beyond the technical requirements of these positions, there are several softskills important in the New York job market. “If the role is client orcustomer facing, the ability to confidently interact with various levels ofstaff and management is paramount,” Deneu says. “As always, attention todetail within the development and cybersecurity worlds is a must.”
Accounting Option (ACCT)
The Accounting Option provides basic education for careers in publicaccounting (CPA) firms as financial auditors or tax consultants, large andsmall corporations (controller’s staff), governments (federal, state, andlocal) and their agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Graduates from thisoption are prepared to become CPAs, CMAs, and all of the other commonprofessional accounting designations. You should check the requirements foryour state to sit for the CPA Exam.The Accounting Option (ACCT) requires the following ACIS courses:ACIS 1504: Introduction to Business Information Systems| (3) —|— ACIS 2115, 2116: Principles of Accounting| (6) ACIS 2504: Personal Computers in Business| (3) ACIS 3115-3116: Financial Accounting| (6) ACIS 3215: Cost Accounting| (3) ACIS 3504: Accounting Systems and Controls| (3) ACIS 4314: Income Tax| (3) ACIS 4415: Auditing (WI)| (3) ACIS 4504: Accounting Application Development| (3) ACIS Electives, with approval of their advisor, selected from the following:|(9) ACIS 4024: Information Systems Audit and Control| (3) ACIS 4114*: Advanced Financial Accounting| (3) ACIS 4124*: Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting| (3) ACIS 4324*: Advanced Income Tax| (3) ACIS 4416*: Auditing| (3) *Recommended for students planning to take the CPA exam.
Systems Assurance Option (AISA)
The Systems Assurance option is designed to prepare students for careers asinformation systems auditors and information systems professionals in theareas of enterprise risk assurance services, computer risk managementservices, and other systems assurance services. These positions are availablein organizations from all sectors of business: industry, professional servicefirms, consulting firms, government, and nonprofit organizations. This trackprepares graduates to sit for the CPA, CISA, or other professionaldesignations. Students should check the requirements of your state to sit forthe CPA Exam. The ACIS courses required in the AIS Option-Assurance Track are:ACIS 1504: Introduction to Business Information Systems| (3) —|— ACIS 2115-2116: Principles of Accounting| (6) ACIS 2504: Personal Computers in Business| (3) ACIS 3115-3116: Financial Accounting| (6) ACIS 3215: Cost Accounting| (3) ACIS 3515-3516: Information Systems Development| (6) ACIS 3534: Application Dev. Using Database Technology| (3) ACIS 4024: Information Systems Audit and Control| (3) ACIS 4314: Income Tax| (3) ACIS 4415: Auditing (WI)| (3) ACIS 4515: Database Management Systems| (3) ACIS 4554: Networks and Telecommunications in Business| (3) ACIS Elective: Selected with approval of advisor| (3) Note: the ACIS elective allows the student to select an additional accountingor information systems course to give greater focus to one area or the other.Also, CS 1054 Introduction to Programming in JAVA, is required and should betaken during the Sophomore year.
Systems Development Option (AISD)
The Systems Development Option (AISD) is designed to prepare students forcareers as systems analysts, programmer analyst, database administrators,systems developers, and other information systems professionals. Thesepositions are available with organizations from all sectors of business:industry, professional service firms, consulting firms, government, andnonprofit organizations. This track does not prepare graduates to sit for theCPA, CMA, or other traditional accounting designations.The ACIS courses required in the Systems Development Option are:ACIS 1504: Introduction to Business Information Systems| (3) —|— ACIS 2115-2116: Principles of Accounting| (6) ACIS 2504: Personal Computers in Business| (3) ACIS 3215: Cost Accounting| (3) ACIS 3515-3516: Information Systems Development| (6) ACIS 3534: Application Dev. Using Database Technology| (3) ACIS 3544: Management of Information Systems and Technologies| (3) ACIS 3564: Management Information Systems| (3) ACIS 4024: Information Systems Audit and Control| (3) ACIS 4515: Database Management Systems| (3) ACIS 4516: Database Management Systems| (3) ACIS 4524: Applied Software Development Project (WI)| (3) ACIS 4554: Networks and Telecommunications in Business| (3) ACIS 4564: Object-Oriented Systems Dev. for Business| (3) Note: CS 1054 Introduction to Programming in JAVA is required and should betaken during the Sophomore year.
Undergraduate Courses (ACIS)
1504: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMSAn overview of business information systems. This survey course introducescomputer hardware, software, procedures, systems, and human resources andexplores their integration and application in business. Electronicspreadsheets, word processing, and the fundamentals of computer problemsolving and programming with BASIC are discussed and applied. (3H,3C).2004: SURVEY OF ACCOUNTINGThe fundamental concepts of financial and managerial accounting. Offered tostudents not enrolled in the College of Business. (3H,3C).2115-2116: PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTINGComprehensive presentation of basic principles of financial and managerialaccounting including origin, purpose, and effect with emphasis on application.Sophomore standing required. (3H,3C).2504: PERSONAL COMPUTERS IN BUSINESSThis course provides a survey of microcomputer hardware and softwareapplications from the perspective of the individual user. It includes reviewsand hands-on-experience with microcomputer software packages such asspreadsheets, data base management systems, graphics packages, and otherbusiness packages. The impact of personal computers on managerial functions,and issues related to decentralization and managerial controls are discussed.The role of personal computers as work stations in the business environment isemphasized. Pre: 1504. (3H,3C).2954: BUSINESS STUDY ABROADThis course provides students with an international business experience. Thecourse examines the accounting and information systems issues that impactmultinational business. It is only offered as part of a program outside of theUnited States. Students will learn from the structured educational experiencedeveloped by the faculty leader. Content will vary between semesters. Pre:Instructor’s consent and the completion of 24 semester hours with a minimumGPA of 3.0 or departmental consent. Variable credit course.3115-3116: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTINGIn-depth analysis of basic concepts of external financial reporting. Includestransaction analysis and preparation of financial statements. Pre: 2115, 2504for 3115; 3115 for 3116. (3H,3C).3215-3216: COST ACCOUNTINGCover procedures and principles of cost accounting. 3215 places emphasis onaccumulating and reporting cost accounting information for purposes offinancial reporting. 3216 places emphasis on analyzing cost accountinginformation for purposes of managerial decision making. Pre: 2116, 2504 for3215; 3215 for 3216. (3H,3C).3284: MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTINGStudy of the role of the management accountant in the preparation, analysis,and interpretation of accounting and financial data for management purposes.Not available for credit to accounting majors. Pre: 2116. (3H,3C).3504: ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS & CONTROLSExamines system design concepts and methods including an understanding ofbasic control structures. Covers specific accounting cycles and computerizedtransaction processing systems. Analyzes controls for manual and computerizedsystems including database systems. Pre: 2504, 2116. (3H,3C).3515-3516: INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENTStudy of the strategies and techniques for dealing with the inherentcomplexity in the development of information systems. Includes coverage ofbusiness systems planning; fact-finding and requirements analysis techniques;information systems modeling; logical and physical design; input and outputdesign; user interface design; software construction and testing; softwareconfiguration management; and software quality assurance. Upper divisionclearance required. Pre: 1504, CS 1044. (3H,3C).3524: APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTEmphasis on structured methodology of program design, development, testing,implementation, and documentation of common business-oriented applications.Includes coverage of sequential, indexed sequential, and random access files,and processing techniques and development of programs and systems of programsfor batch and interactive environments. Pre: CS 1054. (3H,3C).3534: ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENTDevelopment of menu-driven accounting application software using databasesoftware. Emphasis is placed on understanding and programming variousaccounting subsystems such as inventory and accounts receivable, as well asthe interface of these subsystems with the general ledger process. Appropriateediting, validation, and security techniques are incorporated into the systemdesign to ensure data integrity. Coverage is provided of various commercialsoftware packages including general ledger. (3H,3C).3544 (BIT 3544): MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIESThe course provides the necessary background to enable management informationsystems personnel to understand tradeoffs in information systems hardware,software, and architecture for effective use in the business environment.Topics covered include information technology planning and strategy, trends incomputer hardware and systems software, telecommunications and networkmanagement, control and management of information resources, distributed andclient-server technologies, and data representation and visualization.Partially duplicates CS 1104. Pre: 2504 or BIT 3444. (3H,3C).3554: FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGIESThis course covers the knowledge of information systems and telecommunicationtechnologies necessary as background for further study of electronic commercetopics. The course presents basic system analysis, design, and developmenttechniques, and overview of electronic commerce database technologies, andtelecommunication technologies used by organizations and individuals forelectronic commerce, including Internet and non-Internet base technologies.This course duplicates some of the content of ACIS/BIT 4554 and ACIS 4515.Students who have taken both of these two courses are not eligible for thiscourse and cannot receive credit for it. Pre: 2504 or FIN 3124 or BIT 3444 orMKTG 3154. (3H,3C).3564: MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMSAn overview of management information systems. Topics include theorganizational foundations of information systems; the technical foundationsof information systems; the approaches to building information systems; andthe management of contemporary information systems. Pre: 1504, 2115, 2116.(3H,3C).3954: STUDY ABROADVariable credit course.4004: ACCOUNTING POLICYCases involving financial, managerial and international aspects of accounting;audit and tax concepts; and accounting information systems. Pre: 4314, 4415.(3H,3C).4024: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDIT & CONTROLAn introduction to the fundamentals of information systems auditing. Emphasison information systems controls, types of information systems audits, andconcepts and techniques used in information systems audits. Exposure to riskassessment and professional standards in the field of information systemsauditing. Pre: 3504 or 3534. (3H,3C).4114: ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTINGAn analysis of business combinations, consolidated financial statements,translation and consolidation of foreign entities, partnership accounting,financially distressed entities and other current complex financial accountingtopics. Pre: 3116. (3H,3C).4124: GOVERNMENTAL & NONPROFIT ACCOUNTINGAn analysis of the environment and characteristics of government and nonprofitorganizations, and an in-depth study of basic concepts and standards offinancial reporting for such entities. Pre: 3115. (3H,3C).4314: INCOME TAXSurvey of basic concepts of federal income taxation with emphasis on taxationof individuals and the impact of income taxes on corporations andpartnerships. Pre: 2116. (3H,3C).4324: ADVANCED INCOME TAXFederal and state income tax laws as applied to partnerships, corporations,estates trusts, and federal transfers taxes on wealth. Pre: 4314. (3H,3C).4415-4416: AUDITINGStudy of external, governmental and internal auditing, professional ethics,other attestation standards and specific companies and industries. Includesfinancial, operational and compliance auditing and audit risk assessments andtechniques. Pre: 3116, 3504 or 3515. (3H,3C).4504: ACCOUNTING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENTUtilizes current software tools to design and develop segments of accountingsystems using database management techniques. Provides an understanding ofrelational databases and query languages. Includes exposure to latest relevanttechnology and software. Provides hand-on use of commercial accountingsoftware package. Pre: 3504, 3115, 3215. (3H,3C).4515-4516: DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSIntroduction to database management systems and their use in business. Topicscovered include data modeling, normalization, SQL, transaction management andconcurrency control, security issues, physical data organization, queryoptimization, hierarchical queries, distributed database management systems,object-oriented databases, client/server databases, multi-dimensionaldatabases, and database administration. Pre: 3515. (3H,3C).4524: APPLIED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTApplication of computer programming and system development concepts,principles, and practices to a comprehensive system development project. Ateam approach is used to analyze, design, and document realistic methods,project complexity. Use of project management methods, project scheduling andcontrol techniques, formal presentations, walk throughs, and group dynamics inthe solution of information systems problems. Pre: (3515, 3534) or (4564,4515). (3H,3C).4554 (BIT 4554): NETWORKS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN BUSINESSThis course provides an in-depth introduction to computer networks and datacommunications in business. Topics include mechanisms for reliable datatransfer, local and wide area network topologies and technologies, and acomprehensive treatment of internetworking. The benefits, costs, and securityissues related to using computer networks are discussed, along with networkdesign issues, and methodologies for network applications. One semester ofcollege-level programming experience required. Pre: 3515 or BIT 3444. (3H,3C).I, II.4564 (BIT 4564): OBJECT-ORIENTED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT FOR BUSINESSThe course first develops the foundations and principles of object-orientedprogramming, including encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, andabstraction. These concepts are acquired via comprehensive hands-on experiencewith a current OOP language (such as JAVA). The second portion of the courseapplies concepts learned to a business-oriented application, such as a web-based, e-commerce scenario. One semester of college-level computer programmingin an object-oriented language (such as C++ or JAVA) is required.The Pre: 3515, or BIT 3444. (3H,3C). I, II.4584 (BIT 4584): CLIENT/SERVER APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT FOR BUSINESSStudy of software tools and techniques for designing and developingclient/server applications for business. Topics include the architectures ofcontemporary client/server development tools, client/server developmentmethodologies, and business applications using the client/server paradigm.Pre: 4554. (3H,3C).4594 (BIT 4594): ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SYSTEMSStudy of the design of implementation of computer systems on the Internet andworld-wide-web used for electronic commerce. Emphasis of the course will be onunderstanding the numerous issues involved in using the Internet and web astools for the production and distribution of goods and services. Topics willinclude basics of electronic commerce, security issues in financial andsensitive data transfer, unique aspects of business-oriented commerce such assupply-chain management in relation to consumer commerce, legal andinternational issues in electronic commerce, building and maintaining anelectronic commerce website, and future trends in electronic commerce. Pre:BIT 3414. (3H,3C) I.4974: INDEPENDENT STUDYVariable credit course.4984: SPECIAL STUDYVariable credit course.4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHVariable credit course.Please see the Graduate Catalog for graduate course listings.* * *Top — ContentsVirginia Tech — Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004 Last update: August 2002URL: http://www.vt.edu/academics/ugcat/ucdACIS.htmlMBA IT Syllabus: Core, Specialization & Elective Subjects – Leverage EduThe MBA in Information Technology or MBA IT degree program is a unique blendof in-depth learning of various aspects of management along with itsapplication, issues, and uses in technology-intensive fields of data andinformation management, web analytics, Information Technology infrastructure,system design, project management, international networking and a host ofother disciplines. Consequently, the comprehensive MBA IT syllabus ensures afast-track way of entering senior level managerial roles in multinationalenterprises. Further, with this degree, one gains a broad overview of aspectsrelated to the IT industry, its problems, and solutions as well as the threatsand opportunities in the sector. This blog is an attempt to elaborate on theMBA IT syllabus in detail.Want Free Career Counselling? Register Here
MBA IT syllabus: Core Subjects
Here are a few core/required subjects which are offered as part of the MBA ITsyllabus. * Essentials of Business: In this subject of the MBA IT syllabus, one is introduced to the concepts, types of businesses as well as its constituents namely, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, etc. Furthermore, students also get to know the importance and ways of skill development. * Accounting: Dealing with elements of sales, income, profit/loss, revenue, fixed costs, variable and operating costs, etc, accounting helps businesses to make decisions related to budgeting, investment and advertising, amongst others. You can also read our blog on Cost and management accounting to get an overview of the same. * Financial Management: The subject of financial management forms an essential component of the MBA IT syllabus. It is used to study concepts of financial planning, optimum capital structure, fixed and working capital requirements, cash flow management, etc. * Marketing Management: One of the pillars of management, this subject entails details on consumer outreach, advertising, and communication by means of both offline and online media. Students are expected to solve real-world marketing problems through the knowledge they attain in this subject. * More Subjects: Business Economics, Organisational Behavior, Business Mathematics & Statistics, Business Development, Business Decision Making, etc.
MBA IT Syllabus: Specialisations/Concentrations
How to choose an area of specialization may depend on the objective andinterests of the candidate. Here are a few options you can explore: * Management Information Systems [MIS]: This is a central computerized database that carries information related to day-to-day operations at every hierarchy level of the enterprise. An MIS helps in giving valuable feedback, monitoring work levels, decisions related to human resources, finance, strategy, etc. * Database Management Technology: In this concentration of the MBA IT syllabus, one digs into database systems, what role it plays and, its design, technology and applications. Further, through projects and assignments, concepts of database architecture, relational data models, data warehousing and basic to intermediate usage of available database systems like SQL, Oracle, etc are taught. * Strategic Management of Technology & Innovation: Amongst the most important topics, this discusses the measure of strategy to solve typical issues of IT business like the induction of emerging technologies in business and product development. One also learns the techniques of identification of new opportunities and products. * Global Information Technology: IT is no longer restricted to borders and therefore, issues of globalization, ethical and cultural complications, data management on large scale are taught in this subject. Moreover, students are also taught about domestic and international regulations.Related Article: Information Science Engineering
MBA IT Syllabus: Semester Wise
Semester | Subjects —|— Semester I| Financial & Management Accounting Meaning and Nature of Management Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making Nature, Scope and Significance of Managerial Economics Managerial Skills Development Management of Technology Innovation and Change Database Management and Administration Individual Determinants of OB Management Process & Organizational Behavior Managerial Economics Semester II| Human Resource Management Business System Analysis and Design Business Research Production and Operations Management Marketing Management Business and Legal Environment Financial Management Semester III| Entrepreneurship Development Dissertation/Project Work ERP-System Administration E-Business Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Values and Ethics Semester IV| Information System Management E-Governance Summer Internships Software Project Management
MBA IT syllabus: Electives
Owing to the multidisciplinary nature of the MBA IT syllabus, the electivesoffered to cater to interests of a wide variety of students. The followingsubjects form part of electives offerings of top universities: * IT Privacy & Security * Business Intelligence Technologies * Web Mining & Analytics * Enterprise Knowledge * Infrastructure for Information Systems * AI in Business * Web-based Systems Development * Visualization Analytics * Global Issues in IT * IT Resource Management * Presentation Design
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