Tepper School of Business
Main Content Area
Corporations & Recruiters
Faculty & Staff
MS Computational Finance
Tepper Faculty & Research
Tepper Executive Education
About the Tepper School of Business
News & Multimedia
Carnegie Mellon: Tepper School of Business
Systems Architecture for Managers
Modern business are run on information systems of ever-increasing complexity and sophistication. As a result, business managers must be able to make effective decisions regarding the strategic selection, specification, design, and deployment of information systems. Appropriate application of architectural design concepts and techniques can significantly improve these decisions.
The course introduces key architectural concepts, techniques, and guidance to aspiring managers of IT organizations to enable them to make more effective architectural decisions and avoid common pitfalls. Although the course covers a significant body of technical material, the focus is on managerial challenges rather than technical implementation.
The only formal pre-requisites for this class are good standing in the Masters in Software Engineering graduate program or the Masters in Business Administration program. Students with appropriate backgrounds from other programs may enroll in the class with the instructor’s permission. Experience building, designing, specifying, or working with large information systems will be helpful but is not required.
Carnegie Mellon University
Invest in Tepper