Bentley University is one of the leading business schools in the U.S., dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader: one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.
Bentley has three departments that focus on issues in the broader business/IT space: Computer Information Systems, Information Design and Corporate Communications, and Information and Process Management. In addition, there are faculty members in Accountancy, Marketing, and Management with a deep interest in the interaction between business and IT.
Today’s successful business strategies depend on integrating information technology into all aspects of an organization. Our Computer Information Systems program focuses on essential information technologies, providing specific expertise to analyze, design and develop information systems ranging through all business processes and across every industry.
The Bentley University MSIT program focuses on designing, developing, and managing technology to address business challenges. Enabled by a curriculum that combines hands-on learning with conceptual understanding, our graduates are prepared for a variety of managerial and technical roles, including project managers, systems architects, enterprise architects, business and IT consultants, systems analysts, security analysts, and IT auditors. Students in this program gain:
• The skills and knowledge in systems analysis and design, data management, agile development, service oriented architecture, and enterprise security required to inform business decisions across the organization;
• Hands-on experience with industry-leading tools for software development, database management, cloud computing, business intelligence, and other relevant areas; and
• The thorough understanding of IS development processes at the individual, team, and project levels needed to exectute distributed IT development projects effectively.
The IPM minor is designed to provide business majors an edge in their profession by adding valuable skills in tools, methods and technologies that support information and process management in organizations. Business processes and information technology are the key enablers of firms’ performance and their ability to compete in the market place. Regardless of a student’s major, he or she will be called to participate in process and technology assessment, analysis and re-design projects during his or her professional career. The IPM minor will prepare one to effectively work with information and process management professionals.
This course teaches proven techniques for modeling system requirements and managing organizational data resources, with a strong focus on data management. Students will learn how to discover and document database requirements, functional system requirements, and user interface requirements. Techniques covered in this course include entity-relationship modeling for data analysis, functional dependency and normalization for the logical design of the database, Structured Query Language (SQL) for data management, and use cases for requirements specification.
This course prepares the students for systems analysis and development in the object-oriented paradigm. Students learn the theory and methods of the object-oriented modeling and the fundamentals of object-oriented development process models. The focus is on requirements analysis, systems analysis and domain analysis, and their documentation with standard object oriented specification tools (particularly the Unified Modeling Language). Hands-on projects give the students an opportunity to practice their modeling skills and illustrate an effective integration of various modeling techniques throughout an iterative, object-oriented software project life cycle.