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Paulo Goes Quoted in Arizona Rebulic Article about Chandler Expansion

April 19, 2010

Paulo GoesPaulo Goes, MIS Department Head and
Salter Distinguished Professor in Technology and Management, was quoted in an Arizona Rebulic newspaper article regarding the department's involvement in the upcoming Chandler, AZ expansion.

The article states:

"One likely early program would be a three-course, nine-credit graduate MIS certificate in "information assurance and security," which is in high demand.

That's an umbrella term covering privacy, confidentiality, business continuity, cyber attacks and cyber terrorism.

"It's everything that disrupts operations of information systems," said Paulo Goes, MIS department head and Salter Distinguished Professor in Technology and Management.

"There is a huge need for that," he said. "Everybody needs to be aware of what's going on."

The courses would be for business managers and information-technology
professionals.

"I see Chandler as big potential because of the type of companies there and the employees we could reach," Goes said.

The university now offers a version of that certificate online.

If all goes well, classes could be offered in Chandler next year, he said.

Another certificate generating interest from companies is a program to help make sense of information overload.

The program is in business intelligence and data analytics. It would help business people sift through research and data from the Internet, transactions, points of sale and consumer opinions to spot patterns, identify trends and help in decision making.

The department is developing those courses.

The courses could be taught by professors driving from Tucson or by part-time local people.

"Phoenix is a very rich environment for us to hire adjuncts," he said. "But I'd like to try to offer the courses with our own faculty."

Goes foresees offering hybrid courses that combine classroom and online work.

He said he would meet with Chandler companies to understand their needs and their preferred format.

A third possibility is offering a master's in MIS, but that would come later, he said.

"These others can be seen as building blocks for the master's degree," Goes said."

Read the entire article here.

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