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Infosec MBA Courses

Infosec MBA Cohort Course Sequences

Course Listing and Objectives

 

 

 

Infosec MBA Cohort Course Sequences

Cohort 14 -Course Schedule

 Course Title

Start Date - End Date 

 Professor

 MBA 640 Management Information Systems

Aug 17, 13 - Oct 12, 13 

Dr. Diane Lending

 MBA 680 Introduction to Information Security

Oct 12, 13 - Jan 11, 14 

Dr. David Fordham 

 MBA 600 Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Jan 11, 14 - Mar 8, 14

Dr. Daniel Gallagher and Dr. Robert Kolodinsky

 MBA 610 Quantitative Methods

Mar 8, 14 - May 3, 14

Dr. Ina Markham

 MBA 620 Accounting for Decision-Making & Control

May 3, 14 - June 28, 14 

Dr. Sandy Cereola

 MBA 630 Financial Management

June 28, 14 - Aug 23, 14

Dr. Brooks Marshall

 MBA 641 The Microeconomics of Business Decision Making

Aug 23, 14 - Oct 18, 14 

Drs. Brian O’Roark and Bill Grant

 MBA 681 Managing System Network

Oct 18, 14 - Jan 10, 15 

Dr. Harry Reif

 MBA 642 Operations & Supply Chain Management

Jan 10, 15 – Mar 7, 15 

Dr. Raktim Pal

 MBA 654 Investment Analysis

Mar 7, 15 - May 2, 15 

Dr. Wilson Liu

 MBA 644 Foundations of Marketing Management

May 2, 15 - June 27, 15 

Dr. Eric Boyd

 MBA 682 Managerial Computer Forensics

June 27, 15 - Aug 22, 15 

Mr. Henry Bromley

 MBA 685 Information Security Ethics & Policy

Aug 22, 15 - Oct 17, 15

Ms. Hillary Fielden

 MBA 690 Strategic Management

Oct 17, 15 - Dec 12, 15

Dr. Matt Rutherford

 Cohort 13 -Course Schedule

 Course Title

Start Date - End Date 

 Professor

 MBA 640 Management Information Systems

Aug 18, 12 - Oct 13, 12 

Dr. Diane Lending

 MBA 680 Introduction to Information Security

Oct 13, 12 - Jan 5, 13 

Dr. David Fordham 

 MBA 600 Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Jan 5, 13 - Mar 2, 13

Dr. Daniel Gallagher and Dr. Robert Kolodinsky

 MBA 610 Quantitative Methods

Mar 2, 13 - April 27, 13

Dr. Ina Markham

 MBA 620 Accounting for Decision-Making & Control

April 27, 13 - June 22, 13 

Dr. Sandy Cereola

 MBA 630 Financial Management

June 22, 13 - Aug 17, 13

Dr. Brooks Marshall

 MBA 641 The Microeconomics of Business Decision Making

Aug 17, 13 - Oct 12, 13 

Drs. Bill Grant and Bill Wood

 MBA 681 Managing System Network

Oct 12, 13 - Jan 11, 14 

Dr. Harry Reif

 MBA 642 Operations & Supply Chain Management

Jan 11, 14 - Mar 8, 14 

Dr. Raktim Pal

 MBA 654 Investment Analysis

Mar 8, 14 - May 3, 14 

Dr. Wilson Liu

 MBA 644 Foundations of Marketing Management

May 3, 14 - June 28, 14 

Dr. Eric Boyd

 MBA 682 Managerial Computer Forensics

June 28, 14 - Aug 23, 14 

Mr. Henry Bromley

 MBA 685 Information Security Ethics & Policy

Aug 23, 14 - Oct 18, 14

Ms. Hillary Fielden

 MBA 690 Strategic Management

Oct 18, 14 - Dec 13, 14

Dr. Matt Rutherford

Cohort 12 -Course Schedule

 Course Title

Start Date - End Date 

 Professor

 MBA 640 Management Information Systems

Aug 20, 11 - Oct 15, 11 

Dr. Diane Lending

 MBA 680 Introduction to Information Security

Oct 15, 11 - Jan 7, 12 

Dr. David Fordham 

 MBA 600 Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Jan 7, 12 - Mar 3, 12

Dr. Daniel Gallagher

 MBA 610 Quantitative Methods

Mar 3, 12 - April 28, 12

Dr. Ina Markham

 MBA 620 Accounting for Decision-Making & Control

April 28, 12 - June 23, 12 

Dr. Sandy Cereola

 MBA 630 Financial Management

June 23, 12 - Aug 18, 12

Dr. Brooks Marshall

 MBA 641 The Microeconomics of Business Decision Making

Aug 18, 12 - Oct 13, 12 

Drs. Brian O'Roark and Bill Grant

 MBA 681 Managing System Network

Oct 13, 12 - Jan 5, 13 

Dr. Harry Reif

 MBA 642 Operations & Supply Chain Management

Jan 5, 13 - Mar 2, 13 

Dr. Raktim Pal

 MBA 654 Investment Analysis

Mar 2, 13 - Apr 27, 13 

Dr. Wilson Liu

 MBA 644 Foundations of Marketing Management

Apr 27, 13 - June 22, 13 

Dr. Eric Boyd

 MBA 682 Managerial Computer Forensics

June 22, 13 - Aug 17, 13 

Mr. Henry Bromley

 MBA 685 Information Security Ethics & Policy

Aug 17, 13 - Oct 12, 13

Ms. Hillary Fielden

 MBA 690 Strategic Management

Oct 12, 13 - Dec 7, 13

Dr. Matt Rutherford

 

 

 

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Course Listing and Objectives

 

The listing is in sequential order. Each course is three credit hours.

MBA 640 Management Information Systems

  • Recognize the relationships between business pressures, organizational responses and information technology
  • Understand information architecture and infrastructure
  • Describe strategic information systems and explain their advantages
  • Appreciate the information technologist as an agent of organizational change
  • Discuss new forms of organizational practices facilitated by information technology

MBA 680 Introduction to Information Security

  • Become familiar with the terminology and vocabulary used in the modern information security realm.
  • Develop an understanding of the three primary areas of information security (access, availability, integrity) and the application of this understanding to develop a mental structure for information security analysis. The mental structure, in turn, will serve as a basis for continued learning and knowledge accumulation in the arena of information security.
  • Gain an appreciation for the three major classifications of controls and countermeasures (preventive, detective, and recovery) used in the modern Information Security realm, and be able to identify examples and samples of controls and countermeasures within each classification. For each control and countermeasure identified, the student will be able to describe the conditions under which the example is appropriate and inappropriate.
  • Develop an appreciation for the trade-offs inherent between the need for tight security and the need for efficiency, ease of use, and user freedoms. The student will be able to identify system design characteristics that contribute to a pareto optimal balance between the two needs.
  • Gain an appreciation for the advantage of constant alertness, learning, and awareness of the advancement of the Information Security art, and to develop an individualized and personalized strategy for maintaining knowledge and awareness of future InfoSec developments.
  • Be able to integrate the above knowledge and understanding to develop a basic Information Security Plan applicable to the student's personal employment situation.

MBA 600 Organizational Behavior

  • Develop change strategies for organizations facing dynamic environments
  • Understand theories of personality and their impact on individuals in the workplace
  • Design jobs so as to enhance employee's job satisfaction and performance
  • Manage organizational conflict in a functional and constructive manner
  • Develop effective motivational approaches
  • Identify and adopt leadership styles appropriate for the situation being faced

MBA 610 Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decisions

  • Apply statistical and quantitative techniques to business situations
  • Employ computational skills in a software-assisted environment
  • Explain, interpret and compute a variety of measures and tools including; mean, median, standard deviation, variance, interquartile range, percentile, proportion, decile, histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, relative frequency distributions, contingency tables, ideas of expected value
  • Conduct linear and multiple regressions, forecasting, linear programming, simulation and decision analysis

MBA 620 Accounting For Decision-Making & Control

  • Understand how accounting meets information needs of managers, investors, creditors; how accounting information is used to make short-term management decisions; how accounting is used to improve an entity's efficiency
  • Be able to read and interpret financial statements, distinguish among fixed, variable and mixed costs, prepare operating budgets, identify relevant costs for decision making, use cost-volume-profit analysis as a decision tool

MBA 630 Financial Management

  • Understand the concepts of operating leverage, financial leverage and total leverage and how to calculate them
  • Calculate a breakeven analysis for a project
  • Estimate the relevant cash flows associated with a capital budget project
  • Implement capital budgeting techniques to decide which capital budgeting projects should be accepted or rejected
  • Calculate an organization's overall cost of capital, which is the weighted average of the various capital components
  • Forecast an organization's financial needs based on its strategic planning

MBA 641 The Microeconomics of Business Decision-Making

  • Apply the basics of markets including supply and demand concepts to explain movements in prices and quantities
  • Explain the vertical and horizontal structure of firms and industries
  • Understand the cost of production and be able to differentiate: accounting vs. economic costs, fixed vs. variable costs, average vs. marginal costs, and the nature of costs applied to the scale and scope of operations
  • Recognize and interpret the behavior of firms in situations of price competition, nonprice competition and collusion
  • Understand antitrust and regulation and apply competing theories of public policies toward competition and exhibit familiarity with major cases in antitrust and regulation

MBA 681 Managing System Networks

  • Understand the components that comprise the voice and data network
  • Develop a basic understanding for how to design discrete and integrated voice/data networks
  • Learn how various organizations allocate and develop reporting structures to manage their networks
  • Recognize the role that customer support and customer service support plays in network management
  • Work with tools that measure network throughput, availability and other Quality of Service measures
  • Learn about and work with tools that aid in configuration management
  • Learn how network managers perform capacity planning
  • Learn about the role of the auditor in the network management process
  • Learn about security organizations and tools used by network managers.
  • Understand how the network must be included in an organization's overall Disaster Avoidance and Recovery Plan.

MBA 642 Operations Management

  • Understand the strategic importance of operations management and its role in creating a competitive advantage
  • Be able to develop, apply and interpret the results of basic procedures for forecasting, aggregate planning, master production scheduling, inventory planning, capacity management, and shop floor control
  • Be able to explain how marketing and finance affect operations management

MBA 643 Advanced Topics & Cases in Financial Management

  • Identify conditions of market efficiency
  • Set up the cash flows associated with the acquisition of a capital asset
  • Utilize financial ratios to evaluate the operating and financial performance of a management team
  • Effectively communicate to management the various problems, and potential solutions facing the firm
  • Identify financial restructuring possibilities which will lead to an increase in the value of the firm
  • Identify the attributes that make a firm a good merger partner or take-over target
  • Evaluate financial data and identify problem areas of a firm

MBA 644 Foundations of Marketing Management

  • Identify the steps of a marketing management process
  • Conduct a detailed situation analysis including macro-environmental, customer, competitor and industry data
  • Create marketing strategies including identification of product-market segment opportunities, development of product/service positioning and development of measurable marketing objectives
  • Devise and strategically implement, evaluate and control marketing plan

MBA 682 Managerial Computer Forensics

  • Understand and be able to articulate the types and nature of computer crimes
  • Understand and be able to articulate how computers and transmission facilities can be used in the commission of a crime
  • Understand and be able to articulate the role of, and interplay between, managers, systems administrators, auditors, attorneys, law enforcement personnel and the judicial process in digital forensics
  • Understand and be able to articulate the process of identifying, preserving, and analyzing digital data where a crime is believed to have committed such that it will stand up in court under cross examination
  • Understand and be able to articulate the dynamics and interplay between computer science and forensic science.

MBA 685 Information Security Ethics and Policy

  • Obtaining a working knowledge of government policies related to information technologies, including issues of protecting an individual's privacy
  • Reviewing and understanding the legal environment and the constraints placed upon operations in the information realm
  • A review of ethical principals and practices pertinent to the information age
  • Understanding the information security concerns pertinent to strategic planning and forward thinking in an organization
  • Developing an awareness of the battlefield in information warfare
  • Exploring the information security capabilities inherent in various hardware and software standards (i.e., such as operating systems).

MBA 690 Strategic Management

  • Understand the fundamental aspects of strategic planning, industry analysis, strategy implementation, competitive dynamics, organization design, cooperative strategies, global strategies and corporate governance
  • Understand real-world issues faced by managers and apply skills and knowledge gained from previous course work
  • Blend functional with strategic management and apply to various situations such as evaluating new markets, capturing returns from innovation, managing production
  • Understand best new thinking to come out of companies, consulting and research
  • Understand ethical and global issues related to strategic management

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