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Master of Professional Studies in
Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation

Courses

The MPS in EABT program offers you a comprehensive education in the principles and practice of enterprise architecture by integrating strategic, business, and technology planning methods. You can acquire the ability to understand, analyze, justify, and communicate solutions throughout your course of study, and you can complete the 33-credit online master's degree program in as little as two years on a part-time basis.

The required course of study includes:

  • enterprise architecture foundations
  • enterprise architecture tools and practices
  • enterprise modeling
  • enterprise information technology architecture
  • enterprise architecture leadership and decision making
  • project and portfolio management
  • understanding complex organizations
  • cost and value management
  • corporate, business, and project strategy

Electives courses are available in:

  • business architecture
  • project management
  • security architecture
  • supply chain

Up to 10 graduate credits may be transferred into the program from an accredited institution (as permitted by the Graduate School). At least 18 credits must be in courses at the 500 or 800 level, with at least 6 credits at the 500 level. 

Please note that as per the Graduate School transfer credit policy, credits that have been applied toward the degree requirements for a previous degree, whether at Penn State or elsewhere, may not be applied to degree requirements for a graduate degree at Penn State. 

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Focuses on the development and application of business architecture as a holistic discipline that produces a common understanding of the organization that is used to align strategic objectives and tactical initiatives.

  • 3
    credits

    Theoretical foundations and practice of enterprise architecture.

  • 3
    credits

    Theoretical foundations and practice of enterprise modeling.

    • Prerequisite

      EA 871

  • 3
    credits

    This course is intended to provide an exposure to the foundational concepts associated with each of the three primary layers of the enterprise information technology architecture stack: the enterprise applications architecture, the enterprise data architecture, and the enterprise technology infrastructure architecture.

    • Prerequisite

      EA 871

  • 3
    credits

    Analytical skills to produce credible, meaningful answers to critical risk management questions across enterprise architecture layers, including the supply chain.

    • Prerequisite

      EA 871

  • 3
    credits

    Integrating multiple functional business areas to resolve global business problems and improve organizational performance.

  • 3
    credits

    Overview of human behavior in organizations, and implications for managing and leading individuals, teams, and organizations.

  • 3
    credits

    Application of techniques available to aid managers in sound financial decision making.

    • Prerequisite Waived

      The MBADM 811 prerequisite is waived for this degree only.

Elective Courses (select 6 credits)

Select 6 credits only from the following categories:

Business Architecture

  • 3
    credits

    Surveys emerging trends and disruptors in technology and industry that create new markets and influence decision-making, product development, business models, and business practices associated with innovation.

Project Management

  • 3
    credits

    A problem-based, interdisciplinary course in project management skills and techniques needed to manage projects in a modern business environment.

  • 3
    credits

    A problem-based course that emphasizes project cost control and teaches students to apply techniques to control projects in business.

    • Prerequisite or concurrent

      MANGT 510

  • 3
    credits

    An examination of organizational theories and processes of organizational behavior.

  • 3
    credits

    A problem-based course that focuses on linking projects to overall corporate strategy.

    • Prerequisite or concurrent

      MANGT 510

Security Architecture

  • 3
    credits

    Essential skills and knowledge for effectively utilizing networks and Internet technologies to facilitate, manage, and secure data communications and applications.

  • 3
    credits

    This graduate course improves understanding in an organizational setting of the principles and practices of cyber forensics as well as the management of information security.

  • 3
    credits

    This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance.

Supply Chain

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to the core concepts of the strategic supply chain management framework, including process orientation, a systems viewpoint, intra-frim coordination, and extended enterprise collaboration.

  • 3
    credits

    Performance metrics used in supply chain management, both within the enterprise and across the extended enterprise.

    • Prerequisite or concurrent

      SCM 800

  • 3
    credits

    An overview of the strategic role that supply management has in effective supply, demand, and value chain operations.

    • Prerequisite

      SCM 801

  • 3
    credits

    Planning strategies for managing manufacturing and service operations within supply chains.

    • Prerequisite

      SCM 801

Culminating Experience (3 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.

    • Note

      EA 594 must be scheduled over the final two semesters in a 2-credit/1-credit consecutive sequence for a total of 3 credits.

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.

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