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CIS 850 - Management of Information Systems

MBA core
Prerequisite: Successful completion of any required prerequisite MBA foundation courses or departmental approval.
Available in: Spring
Credits: 3
Type: Information Systems

Catalog Description

Examines existing and emerging information technology within and among organizations. The focal points are infrastructure technologies, the role IT plays in business processes, and manager's role in developing, acquiring and managing information resources.

Course Introduction

CIS 850 - Management of Information Systems is designed to help MBA students understand information technology (IT) as a tool for innovation within the organization and across organizational boundaries. Infrastructure technologies and information systems such as data warehousing, enterprise resource planning systems, customer relationship management systems, supply chain management systems, business intelligence systems, intranets, and business-to-business E-Commerce are among the many covered in the course.

The course will then discuss methodologies and techniques for developing, purchasing, and implementing information systems for improved business processes. The importance of the make-or-buy decision and the steps for identifying, selecting, and implementing packaged software are emphasized.

Finally, a vision and strategic plan for managing the IT infrastructure and best practices for leading an IS organization are discussed. Information security, privacy, ethics and intellectual property are also discussed throughout the course.

Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to make the MBA students with an advanced study of IT trends, issues, and processes that will prepare them to be effective user-managers of IT in the e-world. To assist in achieving this goal, the following general objectives will provide an understanding of information systems concepts, including:

  1. recent advances and current trends in information systems

  2. managerial use of information systems

  3. applications of IT (e.g., ERP, CRM, SCM, data warehousing, business intelligence, data mining, EIS, EDI, E-Business, B2B, Intranets)

  4. computer hardware, software, and telecommunications

  5. alternative ways of acquiring information systems

  6. the IT vision and architecture

  7. the management of IT in an organization

  8. global information systems

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