Information Technology Management specializes in potential innovative solutions to complex information technology issues within a fast paced business environment. Pursuing information technology management in higher education can advance your career as a technology director or a consultant utilizing strategies and development in the information technology management field. Some of the courses included in information technology management are: Computer Applications in Business - This course will cover the responsibility of information systems in business, fundamentals of computer software and hardware. Creating spreadsheets, the use of databases, and computer programming concepts. Business Information Systems & Technologies - an introduction to the fundamentals of information technology and systems in business. It concentrates on models for modern business processes, integration of business functions, project management and techniques for developing computer and strategic information systems. Information technology management includes using such applications as Microsoft Visual, Excel and Access. Students will formulate samples in areas of e-commerce, forecasting production, inventory control, project management for decision making. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions - A course designed to rendering students to develop a solution to an unforeseen dilemma. Statistical concepts for sampling and probability will be taught including software packages. Business tribulations together with inventory, forecasting, and quality control systems will be discussed. Communications, Networking, and Security- Provides an introduction to integrative business strategy. Subjects include telecommunications concepts, protocols, Servers and wireless internet and computer virus and securities. Business Application Development - This course has 3 major elements that will be discussed. Designing with elements of a database using a database software, traditional systems analysis and creating information systems models and prototypes. Information technology management will give you experience with system building through several projects that integrate MS Excel or MS Access database technology with prototyping. Systems Analysis and Design - Covers designing and planning, SQL, data warehousing and implementation of computer data information. Enterprise Application Development and Management â€“ Information technology management students will learn how to plan and implement online business and learning about financial, marketing and risk analysis to create a business plan for their online business idea. Business Application Implementation - A developmental course where students work in teams to develop a model based decision support systems or its elements for clients. Some recommended textbooks for Information Technology Management include: - Adventures of an IT Leader by Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, Shannon O'Donnell - Information Technology Project Management by Schwalbe - Managing Information Technology in the Internetworked Enterprise by Irwin McGraw-Hill. Graduates will then be able explain and apply the importance of principles and be able to analyze situations by developing and creating effective solutions and analytic techniques used in Information Technology Management.