2003 - 2004 Information Resource Management Courses

IRM

200

Principles of Information Resource Management

(4)

Designed to prepare students to understand the principles of information resources management and the role these principles play in the overall management of organizations and their information resources. Topical areas addressed include: information resources; types of information; value of information; information processing techniques; information processing personnel and users; information users and types of information needs; information systems structures; and information delivery techniques.

IRM

400

Information Systems Technology

(4)

Reinforces and broadens the first foundation course by focusing on information technology components and their use in the management of resources in organizations. Topical areas addressed in this course include: components of information systems technology; the role of information systems in organizations in support of decision making; systems professionals and information in organizations; information systems processing methods; structure of information systems in organizations; and organizational ethics in information systems management. Prerequisite: IRM 200.

IRM

401

Directed Studies

(1-4)

A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Information Resource Management Program. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and school dean.

IRM

402

Communication Technology and Information Management

(4)

Enables students to understand the components of communication technologies and their importance in information management and dissemination within the organization and other organizations. Topical areas addressed include: telecommunications and information; communication technology; communication design and networks; communications standards and controls; and communications systems planning and development. Prerequisite: IRM 200.

IRM

403

Information Resources Management Design and Implementation

(4)

Provides students with hands-on understanding of the design and implementation of information systems in organizations. Topics of study include: information management and information systems; systems analysis of information systems; systems definition of information systems; systems design of information systems; systems implementation of information systems; and systems maintenance and management of information systems. Prerequisite: IRM 200.

IRM

404

Data Resource Structures and Administration

(4)

Students gain a basic knowledge of various data resources administration and database management and their applications in organizations. Areas of study include data resources and information; database concepts and applications; strategic information systems planning; and applications of data administration. Prerequisite: IRM 200.

IRM

412

Special Topics in Information Resource Management

(2-4)

A changing-title course in information resource management.

IRM

440

Information Resource Management Internship

(2-4)

Students receive credit for meeting pre-arranged learning objectives while working for a company or non-profit organization. Cooperative Education gives students the opportunity to compare their understanding of classroom material with current best practices in their field. Credit is based on the number of hours at the job site and the nature of the learning objectives. Monthly class sessions reinforce the student learning objectives, and allow interns to compare their experiences with other interns. Prerequisites: IRM 200; junior or senior standing (transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 Westminster credit hours); completion of the Career Center Internship Workshop; and approvals from the Gore School of Business Practice Experience Coordinator and the Career Center Internship Coordinator.

IRM

441

Information Resource Management Practicum

(4)

The Disciplinary Practicum is a student team-based, company consultation project. The project addresses a real issue of concern to a client company (or non-profit organization), requires extensive research, and results in a formal oral presentation and written report to the company. Students work in teams of 3-6 students under the supervision of a Gore School of Business faculty member. Prerequisites: IRM 200; MATH 150; junior or senior standing.

IRM

442

Professional Portfolio

(2)

The Professional Portfolio is designed for mid-career professionals. The class gives students the opportunity to assess their interests and skills, design a career plan, and create a portfolio, which documents what they have to offer to an organization in an appropriate field. Students must have at least five years of professional or managerial experience to enroll in this class. Prerequisites: IRM 200; junior or senior standing; and approval of the Gore School of Business Experience/Practice Coordinator.