Business & Technology Innovations


This Certificate will prepare students to work on real-life cases in the current economy. It will teach them how to review and analyze local and global business and Technology Innovations, and it provides the
knowledge necessary to address issues related to global business environments.

Required: 18 Credits
For more information, please contact the Chair of the Department.


Dr. Yacoub El-ziq

He started his career with Sperry Univac where he led the incorporation of new DFT (Design-For-Test) techniques into Mainframe CPUs.

He helped integrate the first BIST (Built-In Self Test) capabilities into military avionics graphic processor ASICs while a member of the Honeywell DoD VHSIC team.

Dr. Elziq has about 10 years Data Center Server Diagnostics experience working for Sun/Oracle, resolving various major customers hardware/software design and manufacturing issues and improving the sustainability of the MidRange Server product line.

Dr. Elziq also held various R&D engineering and management positions in computer systems and chip design companies such as Toshiba, VLSI Technologies and Synopsys.

Dr. Elziq is currently a Part-time Professor at ITU (International Technology University) Teaching graduate MBA courses on AI in Business Applications, Technology Management, and Data Analytics. He has for many years as a Part-time Professor at two universities: Santa Clara University, and UMUC(University of Maryland), Teaching graduate courses on SoC Design, and Cybersecurity. Read More



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