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|Course Code||MGMT 8015M||Course||Gateway to Doctoral Studies||Credits||(5 cr.)|
The journey for a doctoral student to the domains of the scholar-practitioner begins with this course. No organization can succeed without being managed, and students will be exposed to a unique perspective on organizational success. Students have the opportunity to develop a personal navigational tool—the Skills Development and Assessment Plan (SDAP)—to identify goals and how the program will unfold to help students meet those goals. In this course, students are prepared for the journey that will take them from absorbing knowledge to becoming creators of knowledge. During this orientation, students grapple with some of the biggest questions facing the management profession: How have the demands on management and leadership shifted with the digital age? What are the implications of a global 24/7 world? How will the student, as a scholar-practitioner, contribute to positive social change after graduation? While engaging them in these and other questions regarding the future of management, students will be guided through the full spectrum of Walden resources and become familiar with those academic support systems designed to help students become better critical thinkers and scholarly writers: the Writing Center, the Library, the Academic Skills Center, and the Center for Research Quality.
|Course Code||MGMT 8510M||Course||Managing E-Commerce Management Information Systems||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8520M||Course||Organizational Performance Improvement||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8530M||Course||Managing Projects in Complex Environments||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8540M||Course||Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation||Credits||(4 cr.)|
|Course Code||MGMT 8550M||Course||Security Management and Risk Assessment||Credits||(4 cr.)|
Students in this course are provided with broad coverage of information systems management concepts and trends underlying current and future developments as well as principles for providing effective implementation of information technology. Students assess strategies associated with both sides of the electronic commerce world: e-commerce solutions for existing companies and e-business concept development for venture startups. Assessing a variety of case studies, students contextualize their study through the evaluation of emerging theories and practices of e-commerce strategies. As the course progresses, students develop and define their position on a variety of current issues in e-commerce information systems and then engage in online discussions to share and defend their analysis. RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
What is business process redesign, and how can it be used to achieve improvements in performance measures? Students in this course are provided with the opportunity to investigate such questions and survey a wide array of current literature from experts in the field. Students learn about the concepts of performance improvement and process re-engineering. They work toward achieving high-level improvements in organizational performance through redesigned business processes and the use of information technology to re-engineer an organization. Students analyze the data required for organizational performance improvement and then develop and present a report or case study of an organizational setting in the context of performance analysis and improvement. Students also engage in discussion assignments to share ideas and perspectives with peers and to reflect on weekly topics. RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
In consideration of the growing complexities of the global business environment, there is a pressing need for leaders with diverse skill sets who know how to see a project through a multitude of challenges in a rapidly changing business environment. Students in this course explore the theory and practice of how to manage projects in such environments. Through extensive reading and literature review, students assess effective project management styles, critical factors for project success, organizational support systems that enhance projects, earned value analysis, the maturity of modern project management, and ethics in project execution. They also examine critical issues of budgeting, schedules, technical planning, and control methods, and they investigate the function of project management software in anticipating and managing the challenges of complex environments. RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
Students in this course are provided with the opportunity to examine the analysis, design, and development of computer-based information systems to enhance their knowledge base in software engineering. They compare the key characteristics of object-oriented methodologies with traditional methods for an understanding of how various types of systems require different software engineering techniques. Students learn about the lifecycle concept and related activities, including information requirements determination, prototyping, detailed systems design, development, testing, and implementation strategies. Collaborating with peers, students sharpen analytical and communication skills as they engage in weekly discussions on a variety of topics, such as software processes, design and implementation, dependability and security, and general issues related to software engineering. RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)
Reliable, secure transfer of information is vital to the operation and management of all businesses. The information transfer process, however, has presented a series of challenges as modern technology and the Internet have transformed the way business is conducted. Students in this course examine the need for security measures, policies, and careful assessment to ensure data integrity in electronic commerce. They explore management aspects of information security from a business perspective as well as the implications of information security risks faced by organizations. Students learn ways to identify threats and implement safeguards on corporate networks and the Internet. They also explore topics on return on security investment, business continuity planning, development of security policies, and information security auditing. (RSCH 8101M [may be taken concurrently].)