Description: This course introduces students to foundational IT topics and technologies that have the potential to significantly impact business organizations. Students will examine IT topics such as hardware, software, networking, virtualization, security and risks, large-scale information systems, business processes, ethics in IT. The concepts of big data and analytics, mobile and Web applications, and technical troubleshooting will also be studied. Students will be introduced to using scholarly resources and engaging in scholarly research to discover current research trends and outcomes in IT. This course is an important component of the MCIT program as it prepares students for the remainder of their program by introducing a breadth of IT topics to which students can refer and to which research and synthesis skills can be applied when engaging in scholarly activities. Those serving in supervisory and managerial roles in the IT domain need a broad understanding of key IT areas impacting business organizations, and this course satisfies that need. Students will build upon this course during the remainder of their program by exploring additional IT topics more deeply and by learning how to engage in research within the IT domain. Letter grade only.