FI MU Study Catalogue 2019/2020

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Software Systems and Services Management

follow-up master's program (English) with specializations

The study program develops unique competence profile of the student based on the intersection of multiple areas of knowledge that are relevant for managing the development of software systems and services, as well as cybersecurity management. A specific feature is a focus on strategic and operational management related to the targeting, design, implementation, and operation of software systems and services within the context of organizations and different types with a possible focus on their safe operation or IT services. In addition to developing basic theoretical and technological knowledge and practical developmental skills acquired in the bachelor's study, the content of the follow-up study is extended by other dimensions such as theories and practices of team, project and process management, communication, soft skills and knowledge essential to functioning in economic relations - the basics of marketing, law and others, which especially (but not only) concerns the specialization of service development. The cybersecurity study takes into account aspects of overlapping computer data processing outside of tightly defined system perimeters (e.g. impacting on critical infrastructure), thus enabling a specific multidisciplinary overlap of technical, social and legal aspects in this area.

The graduates find employment in companies and organizations of different sizes and orientation, but they also get the motivation and the possibility of basic preparation for their own innovative business. The strong competitive advantage of the program graduates is the ability to solve complex management-related problems of the development of systems and services for which they can use the acquired skills by the study. Their potential is predestined to hold managerial positions, such as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), project manager, and risk manager. Graduates of the cybersecurity management specialization will find application primarily in companies and institutions that need specialists able to work with relevant coordinating institutions and ensure the management of cybersecurity processes. These are positions as a cybersecurity manager and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Requirements for successful graduation

Compulsory subjects of the program

PA017 Software Engineering II
PV206 Communication and Soft Skills
PV079 Applied Cryptography
MV013 Statistics
PA152 Efficient Use of Database Systems
PA179 Project Management
PA180 Interim Project I+II
SOBHA Defence of Thesis
SZMGR State Exam (MSc degree)
Management Pass at least 1 course of the following list
PA182 Managing in Reality
PV214 IT Service Management based on ITIL
PV215 Management by Competencies
PV237 Strategy and Leadership
PV271 Risk Management in IT
PV203 IT Services Management
PV274 Data Quality Management Seminar

Specialization: Software Systems Development and Management

Software Systems Development and Managment specialization focuses on software engineering, i.e., to acquire the knowledge and skills needed at all stages of development, management and maintenance of information, and other types of large software systems. The specialization emphasizes the ability to analyse and specify system requirements, system design, and implementation and deployment.

Compulsory subjects of the specialization

IA169 System Verification and Assurance
PA053 Distributed Systems and Middleware
PA103 Object-oriented Methods for Design of Information Systems
PA165 Enterprise Applications in Java
PA197 Secure Network Design
PV028 Applied Information Systems
PV247 Modern Development of User Interfaces

Recommended course of study

Fall 2019 (1. term)
Spring 2020 (2. term)
Fall 2020 (3. term)
Spring 2021 (4. term)

Specialization: Service Development Management

Services Development Management specialization follows the current large shift from the traditional paradigm of IT design to IT as a service and from product-oriented economy to service-oriented one. Problems and tasks in IT are becoming more complex and the knowledge of IT technology is not sufficient for solving them. A multidisciplinary view is the core of this specialization. Students will gain not only sound IT knowledge (programming, databases, computer security, networks, etc.), but also the skills necessary to understand problems in their complexity (marketing, management, finance or law) as well as necessary communication competencies.

Compulsory subjects of the specialization

PA116 Domain Understanding and Modeling
PA194 Introduction to Service Science
PA181 Services - Systems, Modeling and Execution
PV207 Business Process Management
Computer networks Pass at least 1 course of the following list
PA151 Advanced Computer Networks
PA159 Net-Centric Computing I
PA191 Advanced Computer Networking
PA211 Advanced Topics of Cyber Security
PV210 Cyber security in an organization
PV177 Laboratory of Advanced Network Technologies
Economy Pass at least 1 course of the following list
PV028 Applied Information Systems
PV241 Enterprise and Financial Management
Programming Pass at least 1 course of the following list
PA036 Database System Project
PA165 Enterprise Applications in Java
PV229 Multimedia Similarity Searching in Practice
PV247 Modern Development of User Interfaces
PV248 Python
PV249 Development in Ruby
Soft skills Pass at least 1 course of the following list
ESF:MPV_RKMD Communication and Managerial Skills training
ESF:MPV_COMA Communication and Managerial Skills Training
ESF:MPP_CEIT Czech and European Law of Information Technologies
PV236 Time Management and Effectiveness
PV209 Person Centered Communication
IV057 Seminar on Information Society
PV263 Intercultural Management
IV064 Information Society
PA212 Advanced Search Techniques for Large Scale Data Analytics
Marketing Pass at least 1 course of the following list
PV216 Marketing Strategy in Service Business
PV240 Introduction to service marketing

Recommended course of study

Fall 2019 (1. term)
Spring 2020 (2. term)
Fall 2020 (3. term)
Spring 2021 (4. term)

Specialization: Cybersecurity Managment

Cybersecurity Management specialization takes into account the aspects of computer data processing beyond the well-defined system perimeters (e.g., critical infrastructure impact), reflected in the area of cybersecurity and allowing a specific multi-disciplinary overlap of both technical and social and legal aspects of cybersecurity.

Compulsory subjects of the specialization

BVV14Keng Theory of Cyber-Law
IV054 Coding, Cryptography and Cryptographic Protocols
PrF:MVV60K Cybersecurity Law
PA197 Secure Network Design
PV204 Security Technologies
PA018 Advanced Topics in Information Technology Security
PrF:SOC022 European Cyberlaw
IV128 Online Communication under Perspective of Social Sciences
Computer networks Pass at least 1 course of the following list
PA151 Advanced Computer Networks
PA159 Net-Centric Computing I
PA191 Advanced Computer Networking
PA211 Advanced Topics of Cyber Security
PV210 Cyber security in an organization
PV177 Laboratory of Advanced Network Technologies

Recommended course of study

Fall 2019 (1. term)
Spring 2020 (2. term)
Fall 2020 (3. term)
Spring 2021 (4. term)