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MGMT 403 : IT Audit and Control

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College of Business (WBUAD)
IT Audit and Control
The course is designed to provide a foundation for the study of information technology (IT) auditing and the IT audit process. The course introduces the fundamentals of IT auditing, main reasons why IT auditing is a specialized area of auditing, and the principle objectives of IT auditing. The course emphasizes business management issues regarding the security and control of IT and the achievement of value through managed IT processes. Students will also be introduced to control evaluation techniques and a number of the primary references used by IT professionals and IT auditors regarding IT management and control.

This course introduces the role of the Information Systems (IS) auditor, the IS audit function, and the purpose of controls in an information systems environment. Students learn how access to systems, resources, and data can be controlled. In addition, the course introduces key compliance law requirements, and how to audit an IT infrastructure in compliance with those requirements. Auditing standards and frame works are also presented, along with key IT infrastructure areas that should be audited.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast IT audit and IT assessment, and explain the role of IT auditors and IT auditing techniques in performing assurance, attestation, and audit engagements.

2. Recognize key regulations and compliance laws concerning information security.

3. Explain the process of selecting security controls, and explain what organizations need to do to achieve and maintain compliance.

4. Compare and contrast the different domain of IT infrastructure.

5. Illustrate the importance of framework and standards in compliance auditing.

6. Identify the key requirements and elements for an audit and evaluate how to define the scope and frequency of an audit.

7. Evaluate methodologies for planning, conducting, and reporting on an audit, and articulate a methodology for testing security controls.

8. Analyze a report of a compliance assessment.

9. Identify common items found in key IT domains and describe methods and best practices of ensuring compliance within each IT domain.

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ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Jimmie Flores - 2/5/2015
Peter O'Reilly - 2/5/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/5/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
Key: 400