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IT 489 Information Technology Capstone / Estonia & Finland

This capstone course for the B.S. in Information Technology program is designed to allow students to engage in a Real-Projects-for-Real-Clients Course (RPRCC) opportunity. Students work closely with a client, develop a detailed project proposal, conduct the work, develop a project report, and write a project perspective after the project is complete. If you are interested in this course but have not completed the prerequisites please email Dr. Diane Murphy at diane.murphy@marymount.edu.

Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: DSINQ & WI

Prerequisites: EN 102, IT 255, MSC 345 

Location: Tallinn, Estonia & Helsinki, Finland

Faculty: Dr. Diane Murphy

Dr. Murphy serves as the faculty advisor for the information technology program and was named the School of Business Administration’s 2008 Advisor of the Year. Prior to joining Marymount, Dr. Murphy held several computer analysis positions in the United Kingdom and United States. Dr. Murphy has a broad range of research interests that examine the ways computers and information management techniques can be used effectively to improve specific business and social environments including K-12 education, health care, and electronic commerce. Active in the information technology professional community as a member of the IEEE Computer Society, Dr. Murphy participates in online activities on IT subjects including security and privacy. She is a member of the International Association of Software Architects and the Association for Computer Machinery. She also serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction and is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the peer-reviewed journal, The Acquisition Review Quarterly

Program Fee: $1,100

Program Fee includes:

  • round-trip international airfare
  • ground transportation
  • double occupancy accommodations
  • entrance fees to all required site visits and cultural activities
  • daily continental breakfast
  • international health insurance coverage

The Center for Global Education will register students for this course after the student has successfully submitted the online study abroad application. Full-time students do not need to pay additional tuition for this course provided they are registered for no more than 18 credits during the spring semester, including this course. Full-time students enrolled for more than 18 credits are subject to over-enrollment fees. MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office. You will be responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.

Application Opens September 10, 2014 at 10 AM 

Are you interested in taking this class? CLICK HERE to submit an online interest form  to receive updates about program details and application information.

Relevant Articles

Estonians today vote online and pay tax online. Their health records are online and, using what President Ilves likes to call a “personal access key” – others refer to it as an ID card – they can pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy. All this will be second nature to the youngest generation of E-stonians. They encounter electronic communication as soon as they enter school through the eKool (e-school) system. Exam marks, homework assignments and attendance in class are all available to parents at the click of a mouse. -BBC

The Baltic city of Tallinn hardly looks modern with its blend of medieval towers and Soviet-era architecture. Smoke-spewing buses and noisy streetcars look as if they have been plucked from the past. Even so, the Estonian capital is one of the world’s most technologically advanced cities. The birthplace of Skype has repeatedly been cited for its digital accomplishments. Growing private sector Internet and communication technology is a priority in Estonia. Near the Tallinn airport is Technopolis, the city’s version of Silicon Valley. Scores of Estonian businesses there introduce the latest in high-tech services and gadgets to visitors from Estonia and abroad. - NPR

Finland has the world’s largest portion of domestic economic activities related to information and communication technology, with almost a tenth of the European country’s non-agricultural business workforce employed in the ICT sector. -UN News Center

Finland has become the first country in the world to declare broadband Internet access a legal right. The move by Finland is aimed at bringing Web access to rural areas, where access has been limited. … telecommunication companies in the northern European nation will be required to provide all 5.2 million citizens with Internet connection that runs at speeds of at least 1 megabit per second. -CNN

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