Global IT Leadership and Management (18 hours)

The education and training of globally savvy professionals in science, engineering and information technology (IT) is important for the long-term viability of many American firms today. Future business leaders must:

  • appreciate the challenges and opportunities of IT management in the context of 21st century global organizations
  • understand the international aspects of IT leadership and management as a basis for integrating a global and multi-cultural view
  • learn about the various roles, responsibilities, skills, and concepts essential to being a successful IT manager in the context of a dynamic technological environment, workforce diversity, global economy, and concern for ethics and social responsibility in the development & deployment of systems.

The College of Information Science and Technology (CIST) and UNO’s International Studies and Programs (ISP) have joined to offer an interdisciplinary “Global IT Leadership  Management” (GITLM) specialization both in the International Studies (INST) undergraduate program and the CIST undergraduate program in Management Information Systems. The GITLM specialization will foster the integration of technology and internationalization through an interdisciplinary program offered through intercampus collaboration with UNO’s sister-universities in Norway, India, Germany, Austria, and China. GITLM will bring a global perspective to the Information Technology (IT) curriculum and add a technology component to the international studies (INST) major.

Prerequisite Courses 

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

CIST 3110Information Technology Ethics

3 credits

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

GEOG 1020Introduction to Human Geography

3 credits

INST 2130International Studies

3 credits

PSCI 2210Introduction to International Relations

3 credits

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

ECON 2220Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

*NOTE: MIS/INST majors take a majority of these courses as part of their requirements; ENGL 1150 is a prerequisite/co-requisite for CIST 2100

Core Courses (15 hours)
ISQA 3310Managing the Data Base Environment

3 credits

ISQA 3420Managing in a Digital World

3 credits

ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management

3 credits

ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems

3 credits

INST 3000Perspectives in International Studies

1 - 3 credits

*NOTE:  For students unable to study abroad, ISQA 4130 Information Technology for Development should be substituted

Capstone Course (3 hours)
ISQA 4500Special Problems in Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

2 - 3 credits