May 30, 2020  
2006-2007 Graduate and Professional Studies 
2006-2007 Graduate and Professional Studies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUA 543 - Leadership in Information Technology

(Cr: 3)
This course focuses on the role of information technology and the challenges confronting the management of those resources. Handled in phases, it first compares and contrasts the traits of both manager and leader before moving to an overview of key IT functions (and their evolution over the past 25 years), culminating in an appreciation for what it takes to be an effective IT executive in today’s business world. Unlike a traditional information systems management course focusing on the detailed mechanisms of computer systems, software, networking, etc., this course assumes exposure and knowledge to those principles and builds on that knowledge to address the strategic and tactical issues facing IT management. Therefore, it is geared as a management course relevant to information technology versus a core computer science course.