Information & Technology Management
Information is vital for business operation and strategic development of organizations in the public and nonprofit sectors. The Information & Technology Management specialization offers students with management knowledge and skills to leverage information technology to (a) improve decision making, organizational performance, (b) provide quality public information and service, and (c) communicate with citizens. The main topics of this specialization include information management and strategy, information and data quality management, information system management, project management, information security policy and ethics, business process management, electronic government, online citizen participation, and digital governance.
Upon being accepted into the MPA Program, the MPA Program Chair assigns a student to an Advisor based on the concentration/specialization that was selected on the student's application to the program. However, at any point in the program, a student is allowed to change his/her Advisor by corresponding with the prospective Advisor and the MPA Program Chair.
specialization required courses.
In addition to the required beginning, mid-program and ending core courses required of all MPA students, those students who select the information & technology management specialization are required to take the following three courses:
Students in the concentration will select additional electives based on areas of interest. Possible electives are not limited to but can include additional graduate courses in aviation, public administration, urban studies, or emergency management. Students work with their advisors on selecting electives that best meets their career and academic goals.