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THE INFORMATION SCHOOL
THE INFORMATION SCHOOL
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

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IMT 476 Business Intelligence (4)
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 476 (student access only)

IMT 500 Foundations of Information Management (3)
Examines the role and function of information and information management in individual, organizational, community, and social contexts. Topics include information and information management concepts; methods of managing information and information flows within organizations; and internal and external communication in professional settings.
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IMT 501 Teamwork for Information Professionals (1)
Introduces the theory and skills that support functional working groups, preparing students to work together effectively in the classroom and the workforce. Major topics include: theoretical perspectives on teams; processes and structural characteristics that influence team effectiveness; dynamics of individual behavior and interpersonal relationships in team interactions; and team leadership.
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IMT 502 Effective Written Communications for Information Professionals (1)
Provides the theory and skills necessary to communicate in writing in a manner that will accomplish the writer's goals. Major topics include: basic communication theory; effective organization; use of visuals; making writing accessible; managing tone; and writing online.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 502 (student access only)

IMT 503 Effective Oral Communications for Information Professionals (1)
Provides the theory and skills necessary to make effective oral presentations that will accomplish the presenter's goals. Major topics include: basic communication theory; preparing effective presentations; presentation best practices; and nonverbal communication cues.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 503 (student access only)

IMT 510 Human Aspects of Information Systems (4)
Social, organizational, cognitive, behavioral, and contextual aspects of information, including basic concepts in human information behavior, conceptual and practical frameworks used to study human-information interaction, and social responses to information technology. User-based and work-based evaluation and design of information systems. Exposure to experimental and interview methodologies.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 510 (student access only)

IMT 520 Information Services and Resources (4)
Concepts, processes, and skills of information involving creation, production, distribution, selection, collection, and services to facilitate access. Analysis of the information mediation process, including determining information needs; searching for, evaluation, and presentation of appropriate results; and modalities for delivery of services.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 520 (student access only)

IMT 525 Information Management and Technology in Sports (3)
Explores the information perspective, including the role and the use of information, information management, and information technologies applied to the sports context. Examines modern and emerging information management and technology systems and their design and use in administering intercollegiate athletic functions.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 525 (student access only)

IMT 530 Organization of Information Resources (4)
Introduction to issues in organization of information and information objects including analysis of intellectual and physical characteristics of information objects; use of metadata and metadata standards for information systems; theory of classification, including semantic relationships and facet analysis; creation of controlled vocabularies; and display and arrangement.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 530 (student access only)

IMT 535 Introduction to Information Architecture (5)
Introduces concepts and methods of front- and back-end information architecture. Covers back-end topics including data and content modeling, taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, SEO, search, and analytics. Covers front-end topics including design thinking, design process, design patterns, navigation, workflow, labeling, orientation, and information scent. Unifies front- and back-end IA.
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IMT 540 Design Methods for Interaction and Systems (4)
Introduction to the theory and practice of user-centered design. Examines design methods for identifying and describing user needs, specifying and prototyping new systems, and evaluating the usability of systems. Examines design methodologies such as contextual design and value-sensitive design, giving specific emphasis to human-information interaction. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 540 (student access only)

IMT 541 Enterprise Information Systems Analysis and Design (4)
Theoretical and practical examination of information systems analysis and design processes as they apply in the workplace. Explores techniques for assessing system and technology needs, defining information and work specifications, process and data modeling, and stakeholder analysis process; and input and output design, database design, test plans and implantation strategies in the design process.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 541 (student access only)

IMT 550 Policy, Law, and Ethics in Information Management (3)
Select concepts, processes, and issues related to the organizational contexts within which information professionals practice. Topics include information as public/private good, intellectual property, privacy, confidentiality, information liability, and information policy. Focus on contemporary issues affecting the role of the information manager.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 550 (student access only)

IMT 551 Foundations of Organizational Information Assurance (3)
Examines concepts, elements, strategies, skills related to the life cycle of information assurance - involving policies, practices, mechanisms, dissemination, and validation - that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems. Analysis of the information assurance planning process, including determination and analysis of information assurance organization goals, the threat spectrum, risk, and legal and ethical issues.
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IMT 552 Information Assurance Risk Assessment and Management (3)
Examines the concepts, processes, and skills related to risk management in information assurance involving risk assessment, risk analysis, and mitigation planning. Analysis of the risk management process through several structured approaches that facilitate information assurance decision-making. Prerequisite: IMT 551.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 552 (student access only)

IMT 553 Establishing and Managing Information Assurance Strategies (3-5)
Applies and combines information assurance concepts, processes, and skills to solve case studies from practitioner experiences and explore the role of policy in creating a successful information assurance program. Prerequisite: IMT 551, IMT 552.
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IMT 554 Information Economics (3)
Theoretical and practical examination of how information economics impacts design decision in the context of information systems and information organizations. Explores issues of how information is priced, commoditized, exchanged, and preserved in economic transactions. Exposes students to how strategic decisions within organizations are made through concepts such as information and strategic games, information signaling, information strategies, information-based network economics, and information incentives.
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IMT 556 Information and Operational Risk (3)
Examines the information dimensions of the most common types of operational risk including: internal and external fraud, regulatory noncompliance, processing errors, information security breaches, and technology failures; practical application of operational risk frameworks where the intersection of people, information, processes, systems, and external events can lead to financial loss.
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IMT 557 Operational Risk Management in the Public and Private Sectors (3)
Learn to identify, monitor, and mitigate operational risk exposures in corporations and government agencies, analyze risk appetites, and drive risk awareness at each level of corporate or government hierarchies. Examines technology failure and information sharing in crisis management, intellectual property, and data risk in various infrastructure sectors. Prerequisite: IMT 556.
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IMT 570 Analytic Methods for Information Professionals (4)
Sharpens critical thinking processes by studying and applying scientific methods to problem solving in the information management area. Provides a framework to resolve information management research problems, interpret research findings, and to understand the interaction among the various parts of the research process.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 570 (student access only)

IMT 576 Business Intelligence (4)
Theoretical and practical concepts of business intelligence. Topics include Inman and Kimball concepts of data warehouse and dimension modeling; online analytical processing and multidimensional cube for information processing and dissemination; architecture of data acquisition, processing, and presentation layers; data governance and BI best practices, and future trends. Prerequisite: INFX 543. Offered: A.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 576 (student access only)

IMT 580 Management of Information Organizations (4)
Introduction to internal and external management issues and practices in information organizations. Examines key topics drawn from the fields of organizational theory and behavior, including planning and decision-making, organizational structure, leadership, and motivation. Reviews strategic and operational issues including human and organizational issues related to technology introduction, use, and management.
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IMT 582 Strategic Information Initiatives (4)
Covers tools, techniques, and approaches for identifying and planning entrepreneurial initiatives within organizations, including: business information assessments, organizational readiness assessments, alignment with organizational priorities, information audits, and processes for obtaining organizational investment in and commitment to new initiatives. Focuses on building business and economic justifications and leading strategic initiatives in organizations.
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IMT 583 Finance and Accounting Foundations for Information Professionals (3)
Introduction to financial accounting, including the principles of double-entry accounting, balance sheets, income, and cash flow statements. Covers key financial ratios and their use for various analytical purposes, along with the elements of a financial plan or budget.
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IMT 584 Marketing Foundations for Information Professionals (3)
Introduction to the principles of marketing. Looks at how to assess an environment from a marketing perspective, consumer and business behavior, market segmentation, product/service strategies, new product development processes, pricing, channels, retail/wholesale, marketing communication, and direct selling.
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IMT 585 Human Resource Management Foundations for Information Professionals (3)
Introduction to human resource management for information professionals. Covers the principles of job analysis, employee selection, interviewing, training, and appraisal.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 585 (student access only)

IMT 586 Information Dynamics I (4)
Introduction to the concepts and methods of information feedback, systems thinking, soft systems methodology (SSM), and "soft operations research," as well as the quantitative modeling of complex dynamic systems by means of differential and integral equations (system dynamics). Offered: jointly with INSC 586.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 586 (student access only)

IMT 587 Principles of Information Project Management (4)
Introduces project management principles within information-related business contexts. Provides knowledge that managers need to implement information systems on time and within budget. Concentrates on methods and issues in organizing, planning, and controlling projects, and their use of computer-based project management tools.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 587 (student access only)

IMT 588 Enterprise Project Management in Information Organizations (4)
Explores roles, responsibilities, and methods of managing enterprise projects. Analyzes critical issues such as the relationship between project management and organizational culture, structure, and processes; cross-functional and globally distributed teams; project governance, metric, and risk and performance management; communication, decision-making, and conflict resolution; and organizational learning, change, and knowledge management. Prerequisite: introductory coursework in project management or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with INSC 588.
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IMT 589 Special Topics in Information Management (1-4, max. 12)
Special study and research in topics of current concern to faculty and students.
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IMT 590 Internship in Information Management (1-4, max. 12)
Supervised internship. May be taken in as many as six consecutive quarters. Prerequisite: enrollment in the MSIM program. Credit/no-credit only.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 590 (student access only)

IMT 598 Emerging Trends in Information Management and Technology (3)
Focus on emerging trends in information management and information technology. Attention given to their impact on the functions of the chief information officer and others managing the acquisition, retention, use, and disposition of information and the enabling technologies. Exploration of methods and resources for trend discovery and tracking. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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IMT 600 Independent Study or Research in Information Management ([1-4]-)
Supervised independent study or research. May be taken in as many as six consecutive quarters. Prerequisite: enrollment in the MSIM program. Credit/no-credit only.
MyPlan Course Details: IMT 600 (student access only)