The course allows students to explore
the rationale for the many changes that are dramatically altering
the IT industry. Students are expected to gain an understanding
of the business impact that emerging technologies are having
and their risks and rewards,according to McAndrew, who has
worked for 20 years in the technology field, including 11 years
at Dun and Bradstreet Software as a vice president and regional
Over the course of his career, McAndrew has been responsible
for more than 500 large-scale software implementations for major
corporations. Also he has served as executive in residence at
California Lutheran University and has taught at FH Joanneum
University in Graz, Austria, where he redesigned the graduate
and undergraduate IT emphasis.
Our students of engaging with business executives will immeasurably
enhance their preparation for the contemporary work force,” said
Dr. Rod Romig, director of the Center for Business and the Community.
He believes McAndrew’s I.T. Industry background provides
students with the right blend of real world experience combined
with theory and concept.
Managers are a commodity; leaders are in short supply,” said
McAndrew, adding that his reward is seeing today’s new
leaders achieve professional and personal success.