In this course, students learn how to integrate information and communications technologies to effectively and efficiently support business goals. The course provides an overview of the global, enterprise-wide architectural framework that drives business decisions regarding selection and implementation of ICT systems and solutions. Topics include supporting and transforming Global Value Chains; e-business designs; creating an enterprise architecture program; and the various methodologies, tools and techniques used in the design and implementation of the enterprise architecture. The course encompasses all aspects of information and communications technology, including data networks, applications, operating systems, database systems, telecommunications systems, and hardware components in the context of a total enterprise-wide framework.

The Purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts and applications of Enterprise Architecture.  The course describes how Enterprise Architecture enables organizations to more effectively accomplish their business objectives.  In particular, the course shows the interrelationships among business strategies, data/information, applications, and technology.  Case studies are used extensively to supplement textbooks in catalyzing interactive discussion among students, with feedback from faculty.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamental concepts and applications of Enterprise Architecture
  • Describe the interrelationships among Business Architecture, Information Systems (Data and Applications) Architectures, and Technology Architecture
  • Describe how an effective Enterprise Architecture can enable an organization to accomplish its business goals
  • Describe a standard architecture framework (The Open Group Architecture Framework) and discuss its application
  • Describe how to develop and implement an Enterprise Architecture using the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM)

Hopefully I can keep up the momentum. I hate the student loans ugh dreading having to pay those back.