Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at three teaching centers and online.

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
ITM 300
IT Management & Digital Transformation In the Business Enterprise

This class is an introduction to IT Management including: A review of technical competency areas required in IT Management; team and leadership skills needed for succeed; and IT challenges in the digital transformations underway in business. Corequisite(s): MATH 240.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020 , Summer 2020

ITM 304
Managing Data Structures

Introduces the student to data, data structures and database technologies and their and use as operational & strategic tools. Students will develop knowledge of a broad range of data types and database-management systems including both SQL and NOSQL systems. Relational structures and data modeling with entity-relationship diagrams will be covered including use of the Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract data. The course will review NOSQL databases including systems for high performance, high reliability, and unstructured data management. Corequisite(s): One of the following: ITM 300, MSBA 300, ACCTG 336, or TA 336.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020 , Summer 2020

ITM 316
Software Engineering Leadership

Software's role within IT has greatly expanded and much of what was hardware or network issues is now software defined and managed as self-healing & scaling systems. This class focuses on software engineering from leading design-development, to long term software operations and enterprise reliability. Topics covered include minimum viable system, automated testing, CI/CD development, DevOps methodologies, processes, testing, and deployment, operations site reliability management and team leadership for the full software life cycle. Corequisite: ITM 300.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020

ITM 318
Network and Infrastructure Management

Networks are bringing computer technology to the world's population at an accelerated pace. Access and networks are the fabric of this business. This course covers the management of networks/platforms to support the creation of business opportunities from end to end. Computing platforms are embedded in the network value chain. IT managers select systems to create value: cloud for faster deployment and scaling, datacenters for lower costs, and edge for improved customer experience. This course introduces the student to Networking as the Computer and reviews cases of business value creation.

Units: 3

ITM 321
Big Data Ecosystems

Introduces students to data frameworks supporting the building and manipulation of data sets that do not fit the standard relational database structure, i.e. very large data files and unstructured data. Students will learn how data from these data sets can be extracted, and transformed for workable solutions. They will be introduced to a selection of the tools and languages associated with building and managing Big Data structures, such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark, MapReduce, NOSQL, MongoDB, and others. Prerequisite: ITM 300.

Units: 3 , Offered: Summer 2020

ITM 323
Security, Privacy and Compliance

Provides the basic knowledge needed to understand key concepts of information security from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The student will gain a strong footing to cope with the changes that are to come with the use and ever-growing reliance on computer technology. Issues of privacy and compliance will also be addressed in the context of greater visibility and public concerns. Through examination of the 10 domains of the Common Body of Knowledge for Information Security, students will learn how these concepts are applied and used to protect information assets and defend against attacks They will also gain an understanding of how these concepts can be used to drive security projects and policies that will strengthen the overall security posture of an organization.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020

ITM 325
Tools for Data Analytics

Introduces students to popular tools used for advanced statistics and predictive/textual analytics, as well as frameworks for handling unstructured data. Current packages may include such tools as SAS, Python, SPSS Data Modeler, and Apache Hadoop. These may change with technology trends. Students will have access to software available in the Golden Gate University computer network for assignments and projects. Class activities will focus on learning programming logic to produce routines, working with temporary and permanent files, using built-in procedures and functions, and producing simple and complex reports. Students completing this course will have a strong exposure to data analytics in the business environment. Prerequisite: MATH 240

Units: 3

ITM 331
Securing the Technology Infrastructure

The course provides, current coverage of the technical aspects of computer security, including users, software, devices, operating systems, networks, and data. It reviews the evolving attacks, countermeasure activity in computing environments. It also covers best practices for preventing malicious code execution, using encryption, protecting privacy and legal implications, implementing firewalls, detecting intrusions, and discussion of ethical practices. Students will go beyond the technology to understand crucial management issues in protecting infrastructure and data. Prerequisite: Linux workstation experience and approval of the department chair. Corequisite: ITM 323.

Units: 3

ITM 332
Security Standards and Practices

This course provides students the skills to manage cybersecurity risk both for internal and external stakeholders. Student will learn to apply the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework for improving critical infrastructure and limiting cybersecurity risks. In this course we will also review the data security, compliance, and regulatory environment (GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA, PCI, GPG13, FERPA). Prerequisite: ITM 323 and ITM 331.

Units: 3 , Offered: Summer 2020

ITM 342
Enterprise Architecture Planning

Examines the elements of enterprise architecture and how the IT leader links the business mission, strategy, and processes of an organization to its IT strategy. Students will examine the different EA methodologies and approaches, and understand where they fit into the IT function. Key linkages between business strategy, IT project portfolio management, and EA will be explored. Using case studies, students will learn how to apply the tenets of the EA discipline to define and chart the course of IT strategy to solve strategic business problems.

Units: 3

ITM 345
Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems

Provides an overview of decision support and business intelligence systems with in-depth coverage of contemporary topics such as text mining, big data analytics, visual data analytics and knowledge management, as well as traditional data warehouse architecture, planning and implementation. Students will understand the business value and use cases for different technologies, and experience BI use in the context of various industry segments (specifically finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail). Beyond the use of a widely respected textbook and contemporary online resources (such as Teradata University Network and Data Warehouse Institute), students will get hands-on experience in building BPM dashboards (i.e. MicroStrategy), visual data representation and analysis (i.e. using Tableau), and decision trees. Assignments are designed to leverage students' own preferences and experiences, and to encourage practical application of the knowledge gathered in class and from their own research. Prerequisite: Math 240.

Units: 3

ITM 395
Strategic Information Technology Planning, Organization, and Leadership

Bringing together the skills and knowledge developed in the other core courses, this capstone course for the MSITM degree explores the organizing, administration and strategic planning of the information technology function in the organization. Introduces advanced coverage of the areas of IT and business strategy integration, IT services outsourcing, IT budgeting and IT management frameworks. These are applied across a series of challenging case studies, and culminate in a final project in which students structure IT to solve business problems and link IT and business strategy. Prerequisite: ITM 395 must be taken as the last course in the core in the MS ITM Advanced Program. These courses include: ITM 300, ITM 304, ITM 316, ITM 318, ITM 323, LEAD 300, LEAD 303, and PM 342.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020 , Summer 2020

ITM 396
Selected Topics in Information Technology

Address significant, topical and practical problems, issues, and theories in information technology management. Topics are compiled and selected by the department chairs. Prerequisites will vary based on topic.

Units: 3

ITM 398
Internship: Information Technology Management

Offers students the opportunity to participate in graduate-level work experience in the information technology field. Students are responsible for your own placement in an internship approved by the department chair. A written internship proposal is required before consideration for this course. A written report is required upon completion of the internship. Prerequisite: Completion of five advanced graduate seminars or consent of the department.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020 , Summer 2020

ITM 399
Directed Study

Provides an opportunity for the advanced student with a specific project in mind to do reading in a focused area and to prepare a substantial paper under the direction of a faculty member. Only one directed study course may be taken for credit toward a master's degree. Prerequisite: consent of the department.

Units: 3

ITM 105
Social Media in Business

Explores the emergence of Web-based social media tools and their increasing role in the world of business. Social media tools are highly important in communication, organizational marketing, self-branding and business networking. Although the first use of social media tools has been personal, business is now taking significant advantage of these tools for gathering customer input, informal research and development, product marketing and the development of consumer communities. Students will learn the tools and techniques of social networking and social media use through research and applications of tools such as corporate and individual weblogs, podcasting, video, Wikis and proprietary social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020

ITM 106
Information Technology for Managers I

Well-managed information technologies can bring substantial business value, and can support a broad range of business strategies, objectives and tactics. Students will learn and articulate information technologies and their applications in the IT department itself, and integrated across the range of business functions. Students will investigate networks, the Internet/World Wide Web, transmission protocols (TCP/IP, Packet Switching) enterprise tools such as Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and Business Intelligence/Analytics. Wireless technologies, security issues and technologies, and "cloud" computing technologies, which are discussed in more detail in ITM 107, are introduced. Prerequisite: ITM 125.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020

ITM 107
Information Technology for Managers II

Explores how well-managed information technologies can bring substantial business value, and can support a broad range of business strategies, objectives and tactics. Students will learn and articulate a variety of digital technologies and their applications in the IT department itself, and integrated across the range of business functions. Students will also investigate ethics in business networked environments, business security, e-commerce, wireless technologies, IT project management, IT portfolio management and emerging digital business technologies. Prerequisite: ITM 106.

Units: 3

ITM 108
Introduction to Relational Databases

This course provides a foundation in database essentials. Students will learn existing and emerging database designs and tools; data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL); and the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) for data manipulation and reporting. Prerequisite: ITM 125

Units: 3

ITM 125
Management Information Systems

Studies the managerial aspects of information systems in business organizations. Emphasis is placed on the planning, implementation, evaluation, budgeting and management of information systems. Emerging technological trends will be explored.

Units: 3 , Offered: Fall 2020 , Summer 2020

ITM 133
Systems Analysis: Analysis and Design

(Formerly CIS 133) Covers the application of systems development concepts to the analysis and logical design of computer systems, emphasizing methodologies and tools specific to automated business systems. Prerequisite: ITM 125.

Units: 3

ITM 144
Database Administration Fundamentals I

Provides a solid foundation on database administration. Students will learn how to get started with the database server, how to manage a database instance, how to create a database, the basics of the database architecture, how to manage the physical database structure, tablespaces, datafiles, storage structures, undo data, database objects and database users. Extensive use of ORACLE. Prerequisite: ITM 108.

Units: 3

ITM 197
Internship: Information Technology Management

(formerly CIS 197 and TM 197) Offers students the opportunity to receive work experience in the information technology field. Students will be responsible for their own placement in an internship approved by the department chair. A written internship proposal is required before consideration for this course. A written report is required upon completion of the internship. Prerequisite: consent of the department.

Units: 3 - 6

ITM 198
Special Topics in Information Technology

(formerly CIS 198A-ZZ and TM 198A-ZZ) Address significant, topical and practical problems, issues and theories in information technology. Topics will be selected by the department chair. This course may be taken more than once, provided the same topic is not repeated. Prerequisite: consent of the department. Prerequisites will vary based on topic.

Units: 1 - 3

ITM 199
Directed Study in Information Technology Management

Provides individual study of selected topics under supervision of a faculty member. Students are limited to one directed study course per trimester. Prerequisite: consent of the department.

Units: 1 - 3