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Have you taken Global IT Strategy & Management?

Areas of Study IT / Information Systems | Oct 07, 2013 |

If not, here comes your chance.

The Gabelli School’s information systems area has seven courses on deck for spring 2014, each geared to increase your standing as a new hire who “gets it” when it comes to technology.

Employers in every field are looking for students with this trait.

Global IT Strategy & Management is only one example of how the information systems courses have been updated for 2014 to be most useful to current students. See below for a description of that and other classes you might consider adding to your spring schedule.


INSY 4506 – Business Analytics
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. 
Instructor: Sam Rivera
This course explores how business analytics can help in improving management decision effectiveness in such functional areas as marketing, finance and manufacturing. It is intended for business students in general, not just information systems/IT specialists. In addition to conceptual material, students will gain substantial hands-on experience with a set of BI tools. Prerequisite: INSY 2300 or INSY 2299.

INSY 4508 – Advanced Spreadsheet Methods
Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Pasumarti Kamesam
Spreadsheets have become the near-exclusive means used by millions of managers in analyzing business problems. They contain many powerful tools that can be used to analyze more sophisticated models and make better decisions. This course introduces you to many advanced features in Microsoft Excel and the key ideas of modeling and management decision-making that will be important to you throughout your careers. You will have opportunities to model and solve various representative practical problems in class and in homework using Excel. Prerequisite: INSY 2300 or INSY 2299 and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

INSY 3433 – Business Applications Development
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Instructor: Daniel Groner
This course provides an introduction to business applications programming concepts, techniques and tools. Students will acquire practical skills and experience with object-oriented development using the Java language. Topics include the elements of the language, common Java classes, object-oriented programming including inheritance and interfaces, and object-oriented design. Examples will be drawn from various business areas. Prerequisite: INSY 2300 or INSY 2299.

INSY 4507 – Project Management
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Instructor: Paul Fibkins
Project management is essential for a career in business. Learn valuable project management concepts and skills. Hands-on skills include experience with project management tools. Prerequisite: INSY 2300 or INSY 2299.

INSY 4800 – Global IT Strategy & Management
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Instructor: Jonathan Powers
How can we use information technology to counter competitive forces and exploit opportunities created by globalization and electronic commerce? This capstone course addresses the issues involved in managing information systems resources in a global environment, including long-term planning for information systems, acquiring and implementing information-systems resources, data-center management, capacity planning and introduction of new technologies. Students will examine political and organizational issues in information systems implementation through case studies of global firms and class discussions. Prerequisite: Completion of at least two ICS upper-level courses; senior standing.

INSY 3442 – Web Applications Design & Development
Mondays/Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Chiang
A well-designed web presence and useful web applications are essential for all companies today. This course focuses on hands-on development of web applications that create business value. Major topics include a review of project planning, system analysis and project management; architecture design; detailed component, database, network and (user and system) interface design; Web applications programming and testing; and Web applications implementation (deployment and transition to use and support organization). It is recommended that students take Systems Analysis (INSY 3441) prior to this course. Prerequisite: INSY 2299 (or INSY 2300).

INSY 3421 – Accounting Information Systems
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
The rapid advances in information technology of recent years have brought with them dramatic changes in the way business organizations operate and compete. It is equally true that any enterprise in either the private or public sector requires sound accounting procedures and processes that integrate throughout, which has resulted in the sweeping Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the subject of computer-based accounting information systems. The four critical objectives are a sound understanding of business processes, transaction cycles, internal controls and the systems components of each. Prerequisite: INSY 2300 or INSY 2299 and ACBU 2222/3 (also listed as ACBU 3421).

For more information about any of the courses above, contact the information systems faculty advisors, Mark Silver (silver@fordham.edu) or Dobin Yim (dyim@fordham.edu).




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