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ITWS Concentration: Finance (Management)

For those entering the program Fall 2011 semester & beyond

Contact Person: Frank Wright

The Finance concentration prepares students for careers in the financial sector and in corporate finance functions.

To complement the Information Technology & Web Science core, the student will experience financial analysis and trading, financial decision making, and their applications. Special finance problems in high-tech industries will be explored, as well as the impact of technology on financial markets, financial institutions, and financial management in modern corporations.

This concentration provides an in-depth understanding of investment decision making and risk management including stocks, bonds, options, futures, and swaps; that is, the elements of financial engineering. You’ll be expected to take additional information systems and operation research courses.

The capstone course will closely integrate the ITWS and MIS course experiences in an extended application involving either corporate financial information systems or real time trading and market information management.

Required Courses:

Semester I Semester II

ITWS-1100 Introduction to Information Technology and Web Science

MGMT-1100 Introduction to Management

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I

MATH-1010 Calculus I

CSCI-1200 Data Structures

ITWS-1220 IT and Society

MGMT-2300 Fundamentals of Accounting for Decision Making

Math Elective (1)

Semester III Semester IV

One of:
- ITWS-2961 Creativity and IT
- ITWS-496X IT for Arts and Performance

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2610 Computer Components and Operations and ENGR-2350 Embedded Control
- CSCI-2500 Computer Organization

ITWS-2110 Web Systems Development

HASS Elective (2)

ITWS-4200 Web Science

ITWS-2210 Intro to Human Computer Interaction

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2660 Computer Arch, Networks and OS
- CSCI-2300 Introduction to Algorithms

MGMT-2320 Managerial Finance

Semester V Semester VI

ITWS-4310 Managing IT Resources

MGMT-4320 Investments I

Life Science Elective (BIOL-XXXX)

Free Elective


ITWS Elective (one of):
- CSCI-4380 Database Systems
- MGMT-4170 Data Resource Management

MGMT-4330 Investments II

HASS Elective (2)

MGMT-4340 Advanced Corporate Finance

Semester VII Semester VIII

One of: (3)
- ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone (Professional Track)
- ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track)

MGMT-4370 Risk Management  

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

One of:
- MGMT-4850 Organizational Behavior in High Performance Organizations
- MGMT-4860 Human Resources in High Performance Organizations
- MGMT-4430 Marketing Principles

Physical Science Elective (PHYS-XXXX)

Free Elective

HASS Elective (2)

ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track Only)

Students must satisfy an 8-credit communication requirement. See your advisor for details.

(1) Select either the three-course ECSE sequence or the two-course CSCI sequence. If the ECSE sequence is chosen, ENGR-2350 will replace one free elective slot. Move the HASS Elective to a semester with a free elective. If the CSCI Sequence is chosen, your math elective in Semester II must be MATH-2800 Introduction to Discrete Structures. If a student is planning to apply to the co-terminal MS in IT program, they need to select the CSCI sequence.

(2) See HASS requirements

(3) Co-terminal students would replace ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone with ITWS-4980 Special Projects course which will be the culminating experience.

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