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Enterprise Data Management

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Digital Technology and Innovation

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Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure

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Program overview

With the pervasiveness of the digital technologies, there is a shift in the skillsets required to understand the role that information systems and technologies play in business.

Information systems and technologies are becoming increasingly integral to success as businesses transform themselves into digitally-enabled organizations. The MicroMasters® program in information systems is designed to provide an overview of the foundational capabilities that form the digital core along with the digital technology strategy that focuses on creating value at the frontiers of business and technology. Learn from world-renowned information systems professors and authors of leading textbooks at Kelley School of Business — the #1 ranked school for online business graduate programs. This MicroMasters program will help you gain expertise as follows:

  • Understanding structured transactional data and known questions along with unknown, less-organized questions that are enabled by raw/external datasets in the data lakes. Some of the topics will include data strategy and data governance; relational databases/SQL; data integration; master data management; and big data technologies.
  • The foundational cloud capability supports the need for agility, scale and operating flexibility that is needed to create more adaptable, digital businesses. Some of the topics covered will include network and application architecture; virtualization; cloud computing models; deployment on the cloud; and the internet of things (IoT).
  • In developing the digital ecosystem, value will be premised in the utility that is created by strategically infusing business with digital technologies. Some of the topics covered will include blockchain and distributed trust; artificial intelligence and robotic process automation; business analytics and machine learning for digital information; managing IT investments; AGILE for digital transformation; and digital resiliency, security, and risk management.

Three graduate-level courses in the MicroMasters program represent 30% of the coursework in the online Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (kelley.iu.edu) offered on the edX platform (https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-in-it-management-indiana-university). Completing this MicroMasters program in Information Systems can strengthen your application to the Information Technology Management Master’s degree, as well as advancing your career on its own.

What you will learn

  • How to unlock business value using information systems/digital technologies
  • How to think about information systems/digital technologies from the perspective of a CEO, Chief Information Officer, or a member of the executive suite
  • From the perspective of a business professional, how to structure, manage, and leverage data and systems in support of business goals
  • How to leverage cloud technologies to support business outcomes

Program Class List

1
Enterprise Data Management

Course Details
Understand structured transactional data and known questions along with unknown, less-organized questions enabled by raw/external datasets in the data lakes. Topics include data strategy and data governance, relational databases/SQL, data integration, master data management, and big data technologies.

2
Digital Technology and Innovation

Course Details
Look at digital technology and innovation from the perspective of a chief information officer (CIO). Learn about Agile frameworks, cybersecurity and risk management, IT investments, and vendor management.

3
Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure

Course Details
Learn the fundamentals of cloud computing and its impact on IT and business.

Meet Your Instructors

Jingjing Zhang

Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Jingjing Zhang is an assistant professor of Information Systems at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota in 2012. Dr. Zhang's research interests include personalization techniques, recommender systems, data mining, and human-computer interactions.

Vijay Khatri

Professor of Operations and Decisions Technologies, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Vijay Khatri is a Professor in and the Chairperson of the Operations and Decision Technologies Department at the Kelley School of Business. He is the Arthur M. Weimer Faculty Fellow and the Co-Director of the Kelley Institute for Business Analytics.

Carl Briggs

Fettig/Whirlpool Faculty Fellow and Clinical Professor, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Carl Briggs combines nearly thirty years of experience as an Operations and Supply Chain Management professor at the Kelley School of Business with and significant real-world business advisory service. During that time he has been recognized for his innovative approach to management education, his engagement with students, and his focus on experiential learning and the application of research to solve real problems. He has received teaching awards and accolades in the United States, Asia and the European Union. He currently holds active academic appointments in the United States, Germany, and South Korea.

Alan Dennis

Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Alan R. Dennis is Professor of Information Systems and holds the John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2012. Professor Dennis has written more than 150 research papers, and has won numerous awards for his research and teaching.
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Tom Gregory

Director, Institute for Digital Enterprise Clinical Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Dr. Tom Gregory is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Information Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. In 2017, he and Professor Hillol Bala were appointed Directors of the Institute for Digital Enterprise at the Kelley school, where he works closely with Deloitte, Whirlpool, Salesforce, IBM, and other major corporate partners to strengthen relationships between industry, faculty, and students. Dr. Gregory teaches in the M.S. in Information Systems (MSIS) Program, the full-time MBA program, Kelley Direct MBA and MS programs, Kelley School of Business Executive Education programs, as well as undergraduate information systems courses.

Brad Wheeler

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Indiana University
Dr. Brad Wheeler serves as Indiana University’s Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Vice President for Communications and Marketing, and is the James H. Rudy Professor of Information Systems at the Kelley School of Business.  He leads a $175 million university-wide IT services unit for IU's seven campuses including supercomputing, business systems, decision support, clinical affairs, and cybersecurity.

Alex Lopes

Clinical Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Dr. Alex Barsi Lopes is a Clinical Professor of Information Systems and Grant Thornton Scholar at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington. He teaches process modeling, systems analysis and design, data warehousing and visualization, Big Data, applications of artificial intelligence and technology consulting management. He has served as Director of the Technology Consulting Workshop since its creation in 2016 and is the leading faculty in the Robotic Process Automation academic initiative at IU. His research focuses on online information goods, collaboration technologies, face-to-face and online social networks, and information systems educational initiatives, with his work appearing in journals such as Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Communications of the ACM. He has conducted executive education programs on several technology-related topics and on the alignment of IT and business. He has also been responsible for consulting projects in Guatemala, India, and Thailand, and has won the Kelley Service Award. Prior to earning his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Barsi Lopes occupied both consulting and corporate positions. Before joining Kelley, he was the director of the M.S. in Information Systems Program at the University of Cincinnati, where he won the Westerbeck Junior Faculty Graduate Teaching Award.

Bipin Prabhakar

Clinical Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Dr. Bipin Prabhakar is Chair of Information Systems Graduate Programs and Clinical Professor of Information Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He holds the Fettig/Whirlpool Fellowship. Dr. Prabhakar’s teaching expertise is in the areas of IT Architecture, Cloud Computing, Information Systems Security and ERP Systems. He teaches in the M.S. in Information Systems (MSIS) Program Core, the full-time MBA/MSIS joint degree program Information Systems core, the MSIS concentration in Digital Enterprise Systems, Kelley Direct MBA and MS programs, and Kelley School of Business Executive Education programs.

Hillol Bala

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Hillol Bala is an Associate Professor of Information Systems, the Fettig/Whirlpool Corporation Faculty Fellow, and the Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Enterprise (IDE) at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. His research interests are related to enterprise systems implementation,digital transformation in organizations (including healthcare organizations),and technology use, adaptation and impacts.

Ramesh Venkataraman

Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
Ramesh Venkataraman is Chairman of Kelley Direct Programs, the home of online graduate business education at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He also serves as Kelley’s Associate Dean of Information and Instructional Technologies, a school-wide strategic role.
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Duration

9 months

Learning Partner

Indiana University

Program

Information Systems

Program Type

MicroMasters®
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