Information Process Management (IPM)

IPM 590 Internship in Information Process Management     (1 credit)

A one-credit field-based educational experience for Bentley graduate students, with the opportunity to (1) develop an understanding of information management and process management practices in today's organizations, (2) apply knowledge of information and process management techniques in a real live setting, (3) develop process analysis and project management skills, (4) and develop an understanding and appreciation of today’s diverse business culture and values, including team-based performance norms, self-directed team work, and working in a diverse, global business environment. This internship option is available exclusively to Bentley graduate students who have an IPM focus in their program of study. Students must work a minimum of 120 hours at an approved organization, complete a reflection paper, and coordinate their performance appraisal with their specified site supervisor.

IPM 652 Managing with Analytics     (3 credits)

Pre-Req: None

The course will provide a business-focused perspective on analytics in organizations, with emphasis on business fundamentals for analytics professionals (including how businesses are structured, functional areas, core business processes and associated performance metrics, and types of business decisions), the value of analytics in organizations (including organizational-level perspectives on value, managing with analytics, and constraints and consequences of analytics processes such as information security, privacy and ethics), and the practice of analytics (understanding and framing ill-defined business problems in various functional business areas, exploring and visualizing problem-related data, identifying actionable insights, and communicating the results at different organizational levels). The course will feature hands-on exercises with real-world data and analytics applications.

IPM 700 Directed Study Seminar     (3 credits)

Directed Study topics must be submitted for approval.

IPM 701 Internship in Information and Process Management     (3 credits)

IPM 652 or GR 602 or GS 602 or GR 610.

This course affords students the opportunity to enhance self-realization and direction by integrating prior classroom study with experience in professional employment. Each student is required to prepare a research paper addressing a contemporary information management issue and a paper on the work experience, under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

IPM 723 Information Security, Controls and Ethics     (3 credits)

Not open to those who have taken CS 723.

This course presents an overview of information security issues that must be addressed by organizations in today's ubiquitously networked environments. Specific coverage will include information security risks and related protection of data, networks and application software. While the primary focus is on how to protect organizational information assets, other topics will include strategic uses of security in business, the impact of security risk on various industries, as well as the security and privacy rights and responsibilities of end users and home computer operators. The course is designed to help students think critically about the local, national and global information security issues in our highly networked society.

IPM 740 Enterprise Systems Planning and Configuration     (3 credits)

Pre-Req: GR 602 or AC 730.

An enterprise system forms the backbone of a company. Business information is collected, shared and reported using an enterprise system, which needs to be tailored to support a company's business processes. In this course, students gain hands-on experience planning for and configuring enterprise systems, using the world's leading enterprise software product from SAP. Students will experience the Request for Proposal process, translate business process needs into module-based design requirements, and design test plans for the processes they configure. They will gain a deep understanding of how business processes are instituted in a company setting, and how carefully configured software can lead to efficiency and effectiveness gains and support competitive strategy. This course prepares students to participate in enterprise system implementation and evaluation processes as a consultant, business systems analyst, subject matter expert or auditor.

IPM 755 Special Topics in Information and Process Management     (3 credits)

This course focuses on a different information management theme in each semester. Possible themes include inter-organizational information sharing, information ecology, and business intelligence.