Curriculum

Curriculum

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The MSc in Technology Management and Innovation program can be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

 
Please see the details below about the unique courses within our MSc in Technology Management and Innovation program.  
    MSc Core courses MSc Electives
  Digital Transformation  2.0  
  Organizational Behavior and HR Management 2.0  
  Digital Marketing 3.0  
  Accounting 3.0  
  Financial Management 3.0  
  Project Management 2.0  
  Digital Strategy 3.0  
  Technology based Entrepreneurship 2.0  
  Best Practices in IT Service Management 2.0  
  Technology Innovation 2.0  
  All Core 24  
  Managing the Digital Firm   1.5
  IoT and Industry 4.0   1.5
  Critcal Thinking   1.5
  User Experience Design   1.5
  Security and Data Protection   1.5
  Effective Selling Skills and Strategies   1.5
  Consultative Selling and Negotiations    1.5
  Business Intelligence    1.5
  Information Lifecycle Management   1.5
  Boardroom Executive Exercise I: Global Challenge   1.5
  e-Leadership   1.5
  Technology, Innovation and the Law   2.0
  Developing a New Venture with CEU Inno. Lab   3.0
  All Elective   21.5
  All Credits   45.5

Course descriptions: 

Digital Transformation (2 cr)                                           Instructor: Achilles Georgiu

The main objective of the course is to share practical knowledge and to help the audience understand the managerial and non-technical challenges in order to use the technology successfully. The aim of this course is to give students business insights based on current and future technology trends and to raise the awareness of the audience around the rapid evolution of Technology by building up thoughts around ways how to adapt them in our everyday life.

Technology Innovation (3 cr)                               Instructor: Norbert Sepp

The aim of this course is to give students business insights based on current and future technology trends and to raise the awareness of the audience around the rapid evolution of Technology (not just IT), by building up thoughts around how to adapt them in our everyday life by learning about different ways of the intelligent use of Technology.

Security and Data protection (1,5 cr)                           Instructor: Péter Papp

The course provides a broad view of the field of information security, background on many related elements, and enough detail to facilitate understanding of the field. The course aims to establish the foundation for understanding the broader field of Information Security. It provides understanding and tools to the students to examine the drivers behind the security analysis process, the design, and implementation of the solutions. The course will provide students with the level of awareness, confidence and also the knowledge to understand the risks, managing them and supporting various security solution implementations.

Business Intelligence (2 cr)                                  Instructor: Tibor Vörös

Business Intelligence is a commonly cited term and mostly refers to getting the right piece of information to the right business decision maker at the right time. This seemingly simple-sounding task has proven to be very complicated and many companies, particularly large multi-national firms, which found out that the road to BI is neither a quick one, nor a very well-paved one. Recently the software industry, recognizing some of the issues, provided some technical solutions to empower users with BI capabilities. This module concentrates on discussing common issues and problems in BI projects and solutions, emphasizes the need for an integrated strategy approach to achieve excellence in BI and also shows some of the latest technologies offered to organizations in this segment.

Project Management (2 cr)                                  Instructor: István Ottó Nagy

The Project Management course will provide students with a sound view on what project management is, why it matters, and how to achieve best practices in it. A key feature of projects is that they differ from normal line management, often suffering a poor relationship with what is often referred to as 'the day job'. The cause of this is explored, setting the scene for proposed remedies. The provision of control is also introduced in terms of organization, interrelationships of multiple projects, risk management and finance. At the end of this course students will understand the relevance of project management to all organizations and endeavors, and why it matters strategically. The course introduces all of the main themes and explains why project management is a vital ingredient for corporate success.

Effective Selling Skills and Strategies (1.5 cr)     Instructor: István Ottó Nagy

The goal of the “Effective Selling Skills and Strategies” is to provide students with the knowledge and skills about selling, that nearly all business executives need to win customers and grow their business. During the course students develop skills and strategies to build long-term client relationships. Rather than using the stereotype according to which selling is ‘something done by sales type people’, the course will look at it as the art of providing valued solutions to a Client’s situation.

Managing the Digital Firm (1.5 cr)                       Instructor: Tibor Vörös

Managing the Digital Firm is a complex subject, primarily concentrating on a phenomenon born about 20 years ago and accelerating further ever since – namely the Digital Firm. The term refers to modern organizations responding to the rapid changes of environment by using digital approaches as enablers. Managing the Digital Firm will provide the opportunity for students to consider real-world examples in which information communication technologies play an important role in problem solving and decision making. The course content includes theories, principles and foundation issues, but mostly concentrates on more practical themes.

Best Practices in IT Management (2 cr)               Instructor: Achilles Georgiu

Implementation of a robust IT management infrastructure is as much an exercise in organizational change as it is a technology implementation. Operational capability is therefore acquired in an evolutionary manner, over time, through the application of a continuous improvement methodology that addresses the combination of people, process, and tools components. The scope of this course is to present the IT management framework by covering all three aspects of it (People, Process and Tools). This seminar will study IT service management from an integrated and holistic viewpoint, providing the participants with a usable map of this complex field.  The main objective of the course is to share practical knowledge.

Enterprise Architecture Design and Management (1.5cr)       Instructor: Géza Morvay

The objective of the course is to introduce state of the art Enterprise Architecture (EA), its goals, approach, scope, methodologies, tools and deliverable results. Students will see how large and mid-size corporations benefit from EA (understanding the big picture and complex dependencies, enabling better decision-making, integrating business and IT transformation methodologies, etc.). The course intends to give a wide, but high-level overview of EA frameworks and main use cases: architecture assessment & modelling backed by integrated transformation support.  The difference, relationship and connection between EA and other widely-used methods, best practices, frameworks will be clarified. Beyond theory, students will have the opportunity to work hands-on with the architecture models – learn and practice creating the models, and read and use existing models to apply them to real life management decision cases.

Information Lifecycle Management (2cr)             Instructor: Tibor Vörös

Business decisions frequently require appropriate supporting information. However, information may be extracted from a variety of entry points, including both internal and external sources and information quality may be questionable or simply unknown. This course discusses information quality issues and necessary support processes to track data pieces and corresponding context from creation to deletion. The course emphasizes ‘the fitness for use’ definition and aims to prepare participants for the most common issues in organizations regarding information handling. The building of ‘one truth’ for decision support purposes is also a key concern in many organizations. Among other topics, information workflows and modeling tools (e.g. Data Flow Diagrams) for organizations will be reviewed. The course discusses the consolidation of information into data warehouses and the necessary processes of extract-transform-load. Topics covered: Information flow, data flow, DFDs. Data structures. Well-structured business data. ILM as policy and process. Data warehousing, OLAP. The extract-transform-load workflow. Data manipulation tools. Text analytics tools. Search. Entity resolution. Data warehousing.

For all other courses, please see their descriptions listed under the Accelerated One Year MBA degree program:

 
  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

     
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