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The Special Academic Advisor provides the Business Architecture Guild with insights and ideas on how best to incorporate and disseminate business architecture within academic environments with a focus on four-year research universities. Read Press Release here


The Business Architecture® Guild is pleased to announce Brian Cameron, PhD has accepted the role of Special Academic Advisor to the Guild.


Dr. Cameron has been instrumental in the creation a a new graduate certificate in business architecture The first course of this graduate certificate, BA 809 Strategic Business Architecture, will be offered in Spring 2019.


The nine-credit online Graduate Certificate in Business Architecture is designed to help managers and leaders align an organization’s strategic objectives with tactical enterprise-level projects and technology initiatives, the curriculum includes content on enterprise modeling, organizational technology innovation, and effective enterprise transformation and business strategy execution.


Business Architecture is a rapidly growing field today.   Business architecture aligns strategic objectives and tactical initiatives that often involve the use of enterprise information technology. 


The graduate certificate is part of the new Enterprise Architecture and Business Transformation master’s program.


The primary purpose of describing the business architecture of an enterprise is to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the business itself. This includes innovations in the structure of an organization, the centralization or federation of business processes, the quality and timeliness of business information, and ensuring that money spent at the project level is in support of the strategic objectives of the larger enterprise. 


The graduate certificate will provide a holistic approach to BA that produces a common understanding of the organization, its sources of innovation/distinctiveness, and an approach for effective organizational transformation and strategy execution. Course content focuses on:  (1) understanding and applying the concepts of modeling approaches to an enterprise, (2) understanding and fostering sources of organizational innovation, (3) understanding effective enterprise transformation and business strategy execution. 


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About Brian Cameron

Brian Cameron is the Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs in the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Cameron is also the Strategic Advisor to the Center for Enterprise Architecture in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. Dr. Cameron is the Founding President of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) and designed and implemented the first online Enterprise Architecture master’s program in the world. He has worked with a wide portfolio of companies on a variety of consulting engagements ranging from large systems integration projects to enterprise architecture planning and design. Dr. Cameron was awarded the NPA Career Achievement Award in 2011 for efforts related to the founding of the Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations, the building of the Center for Enterprise Architecture, and associated service to the enterprise architecture profession. Dr. Cameron has served on the boards and working committees of a number of international professional organizations and journals and is currently a special academic advisor to the Business Architecture Guild.

In his current role as Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Programs, Dr. Cameron is leading the design and implementation of a new portfolio of online and resident professional master’s programs and graduate certificates. Professional master’s programs include inter-college collaborations with several Penn State colleges (Liberal Arts, Education, IST, Engineering, Health and Human Development, and others). Dr. Cameron is successfully leading and managing significant change in a multi-campus, multi-college environment. He led the formation of new faculty and departmental governance structures for professional graduate education and was appointed by the Provost to the Transforming Education Task Force for the Future of Online Learning and World Campus. Dr. Cameron was recently selected to attend the Big 10 Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program and is currently exploring new pedagogical approaches for online and hybrid graduate professional education.

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