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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions B Business Technology Management BTMA
Business Technology Management BTMA

Instruction offered by members of the Haskayne School of Business.

Senior Courses
Business Technology Management 317       Introduction to Business Technology Management
Focus is on digital business technology management and enterprise applications. Foundation areas include: digital business strategy, strategy alignment, enterprise analysis, IT platforms, data management, business analytics, IT governance, IT innovation, organizational impacts, and economic considerations. Technical skills are developed with an examination of managerial and leadership issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business, and either Management Studies 217 and Strategy and Global Management 217, or Business and Environment 291 and Computer Science 203.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Business Technology Management 317 and 321 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 317)
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Business Technology Management 321       Information Technology in Business
Introduction to the fundamentals of business technology management and how such systems facilitate business transactions and decision-making at all levels of management. Topics examine the development, organization, management, control, and evaluation of information systems. Societal implications of the use of computer and networking technologies in business are also examined.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents).
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Business Technology Management 321 and 317 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Not available for credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Preference in enrolment is given to students who have declared a Management and Society Minor.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 321)
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Business Technology Management 331       Data Management and Business Analytics
In today's world, businesses, consumers, and societies create massive amounts of data, by design and as a by-product of their activities. Businesses in every industry are harnessing the power of data to support operations, decision-making, planning, and risk management. Students will focus on organizing, storing, and managing the available data using relational database technologies and generating insights through business analytics techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 331)
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Business Technology Management 333       Enterprise Analysis

Focus is on enterprise analysis and high level design of IT-enabled solutions to business problems. Emphasis is placed on problem identification, requirements determination, system development methodologies, modelling the enterprise architecture (business, information, application, and technology), building the IT business case, IT project management, and change management.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 333)
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Business Technology Management 455       Business Technology Management Field Project

Student teams are assigned to organizations in Calgary and the surrounding area to solve specific information and technology issues. Teams investigate the issues and present proposed solutions to the organization contact. Teams will execute the approved project plan and present a final report both orally and in writing to the organization contact. The project may involve interviewing, library and Internet research, and data collection.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business, Business Technology Management 317 and one senior Business Technology Management course.
Corequisite(s):
One other senior Business Technology Management course.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Informations Systems 455)
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Business Technology Management 459       Decision Support Application Development using VBA Programming
Students will work with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create decision support systems and other applications across Microsoft Office Suite applications. Students will also learn how to use VBA skills to produce business applications. The focus of the course will be the creation of applications that will allow managers to make meaningful decisions using available data like financial and other industry data from both internal and external sources.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317.  
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 459)
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Business Technology Management 461       IT Platform Management
Technology background related to telecommunications, data communications and IT platforms. Technologies and management issues associated with network models, networking, security and compliance, platform design and competition. Network planning design, integration, implementation, and operation including inter-organizational issues. Current and future issues in organizational implications of telecommunications and IT platform business technologies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 461)
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Business Technology Management 463       Issues in Business Technology Management

Using an integrated learning approach, students are exposed to issues and emerging issues confronting both information systems managers and functional area managers, incorporating the customer point of view. Emphasis is on the managerial, organizational, and technological issues associated with effective and efficient use of information, technology resources, and IT platforms.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 463)
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Business Technology Management 465       Enterprise Systems
Students will explore the technologies and issues underlying enterprise systems, enterprise application integration, workflow systems, and information analytics. The focus is on strategic, managerial, and technical implications of the use of such systems in organizations. Students will examine the current managerial practices for enterprise system design, implementation, and usage.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 465)
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Business Technology Management 467       e-Business
Role, management and use of information technologies to enable a range of organizational and business relationships, models and strategies. Topics include developing an IT strategy; digital marketing; customer relationship management (CRM); supply chain management (SCM); planning, developing, and maintaining websites cloud computing; IT platforms; legal, privacy, and security issues; and information technologies for facilitating the use of data, knowledge, and multimedia.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 467)
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Business Technology Management 559       Selected Topics in Business Technology Management
Discussion of current or special interest topics in Business Technology Management from a managerial orientation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business and Business Technology Management 317. For certain topics, consent of the Haskayne School of Business will also be required.    
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 559)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Business Technology Management 601       Business Technology Management
The fundamentals of how to use information technology (IT) innovatively to create competitive firms, to manage global interdependencies, and to provide and support quality products and services efficiently and effectively. Topics covered include trends in IT and how they may affect organizations, how organizations and the value chain can be redesigned using IT to encourage and facilitate better performance, how the Internet and electronic commerce impact organizations and markets, how IT-based platforms drive the network economy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 601)
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Business Technology Management 725       e-Business
The fundamental theories and practices in e-Business. Topics include economic motivations for e-Business, the underlying information technologies and applications that enable e-Business, and e-Business strategies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Business Technology Management 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 725)
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Business Technology Management 735       Enterprise Analysis
Course focus is on enterprise analysis and management of IT-enabled solutions to business problems. Emphasis is placed on problem identification, requirements determination, process analysis, enterprise architecture design and IT auditing using the COBIT framework.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Business Technology Management 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 735)
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Business Technology Management 737       Data Analytics
The course covers theories and applications of business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA). The focus is on data visualization, data analytics, web analytics, social media analytics, forecasting, and interpretation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Business Technology Management 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 737)
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Business Technology Management 743       IT Platform Strategy
Basic characteristics of industries based on network and information goods. Topics include platform-mediated networks, network effects, versioning, pricing, and compatibility, discussed through analytical models and business cases.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Business Technology Management 601.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 743)
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Business Technology Management 797       Advanced Seminar in Business Technology Management

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 797)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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PhD Course
Business Technology Management 799       Doctoral Seminars in Business Technology Management
799.01. PhD Seminar I in Business Technology Management
799.02. PhD Seminar II in Business Technology Management
799.03. PhD Seminar III in Business Technology Management
799.04. PhD Seminar IV in Business Technology Management

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 799)
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