International Business & Information Technology Graduate Certificate

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Maria Antonieta Marcial '08

Where International Business Management and Technology Management Meet

The International Business & Information Technology Graduate Certificate combines the principles, practices and strategies of international business management with information technology management, to demonstrate how companies operate effectively on a global scale. Designed for professionals who are, or aspire to be, responsible for business strategy, policy and implementation of technology internationally, this graduate certificate prepares you to advance your career in international business management and technology management. And like all of Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate programs, the International Business & Information Technology Graduate Certificate combines theory with practical application so you leave with knowledge you can immediately use in the workplace.

Gain Technology Management and International Business Management Skills

Southern New Hampshire University’s 15-credit-hour on-campus International Business & Information Technology Graduate Certificate will introduce you to how businesses use technology efficiently to conduct business globally. By introducing you to best practices in international business management as well as information technology management, this graduate certificate provides a wealth of knowledge that you can tap into to advance your career. Through a combination of lectures and project work, you will gain a real-world perspective on how to solve contemporary global business issues.  The International Business & Information Technology Graduate Certificate is taught by business professionals with a tremendous amount of expertise in the field.

Discover Global Professional Opportunities

By introducing you to international business management and information technology management, this on-campus graduate certificate helps you compete for a broad range of growing careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are several positive signs on the horizon for people searching for jobs that require this skill set. For example, careers with international consulting firms are expected to grow by 22 percent between 2010-2020. And faster than average employment growth (28 percent) is expected for computer and information systems managers between 2010-2020, with job prospects "excellent." The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that overall employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is projected to increase by 31 percent in that same time period - much faster than the average for all occupations - with around 286,600 new jobs to be added.

Additional Information Technology Courses

INT-605: Introduction to International Business & Information Technology
Students are introduced to the theories of globalization with emphasis on the impact of information technology. Through case analysis and group research, students will explore the impact of information technology on the operation of the multinational firm.
INT-695: Seminar in International Business and Information Technology
This capstone course is designed to provide a practical application of the concepts and theories of how to apply information technologies to international business problems. Focused on how information technology can be used to solve contemporary global business issues, students will gain a real-world perspective through project work.
Prerequisites:
IT-550, IT-647, INT-605, INT-640, INT-660 and INT-700
IT-500: Information Technology
This course focuses on the many ways information technology is incorporated within contemporary organizations and used to achieve a competitive advantage in the national and international marketplace. The interrelationships between information technology, management and organizations are emphasized. Management of the system development process and the tools and methods used to produce quality information systems also are studied. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in information technology or equivalent. IT 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if IT 510 has been completed.
IT-550: Management of Information Technology
This course is a detailed introduction to the major issues underlying the successful management of information technology in contemporary organizations. The course covers three major areas: (1) The interrelations between organizational structure and process, and the adoption of new information systems technologies; (2) The actual management of the IT function within the organization; and (3) IT project management which focuses on the operational steps in designing and carrying out specific IT projects. The course makes extensive use of case studies. The focus is on both national and global perspectives. Students write a research paper on the business impacts of emerging IT trends.
Prerequisites:
IT-500 or IT-510
IT-641: Telecommunications for Business
This course is an introduction to telecommunications technology, standards, policy and strategy for business managers in a global environment. Topics covered include the basics of data communications and networking, uses and applications of telecommunications and the convergence of data communications and other types of communications. These include phone, multi- media and other systems. Technology and standards of telecommunications are covered in this course from the perspective of business managers.
Prerequisites:
IT-500 or IT-510 or permission of instructor
IT-647: Web Site Construction and Management
This course is an introduction to the construction and management of interactive Web sites. It involves technical issues such as standards, HTML/ XML, scripting, embedded rich media and database connectivity; design issues such as audience analysis, content organization, accessibility, page layout, styling and templates and management issues such as organizing, branding, managing and marketing the Web site. The course focuses on designing Web sites with creative interfaces, aesthetic style, functional structure and navigation. There is equal emphasis on technical proficiency, creative comprehension and management concepts. This course does have hands-on labs.
Prerequisites:
IT-500 or IT-510

Additional International Business Courses

INT-605: Introduction to International Business & Information Technology
Students are introduced to the theories of globalization with emphasis on the impact of information technology. Through case analysis and group research, students will explore the impact of information technology on the operation of the multinational firm.
INT-610: Multinational Corporate Environment
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
INT-640: Multinational Market Strategies
This course involves the study of the issues involved in identifying developing relationships with international markets.
INT-660: International Negotiations
The issues and problems inherent in conducting business across different cultures are examined in this course. Students develop skills and strategies needed for effective negotiation with people from different cultures and societies.
INT-695: Seminar in International Business and Information Technology
This capstone course is designed to provide a practical application of the concepts and theories of how to apply information technologies to international business problems. Focused on how information technology can be used to solve contemporary global business issues, students will gain a real-world perspective through project work.
Prerequisites:
IT-550, IT-647, INT-605, INT-640, INT-660 and INT-700

The courses common to both groups are the INT-605 Introduction to International Business and Information Technology and the capstone INT-695 Seminar in International Business and Information Technology to the International Business /IT Certificate.

Those students who are earning an MBA and are not working toward an MS in either international business or IT must take all courses in order to complete the certificate.

Students who are not in the MBA program and who fulfill the prerequisite requirements for the courses may earn the International Business/IT certificate by completing all the courses above.

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