Course DescriptionIntroduces the basic framework and key concepts of information systems. Focuses on the strategies and programs needed to manage information as a strategic resource. Explores management and effects of information technology and the Internet on business in an environment of technological and organizational change. Reviews information technology skills needed by managers.
The overall objective of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of opportunities and challenges faced by businesses as they manage and use data, information systems, and information technologies. Specifically, this course will prepare you to:
- Assess and analyze computer hardware, software, network, database, and security technologies used in today’s organizations (Technical).
- Understand governance and processes for creating and managing information systems by analyzing the role and governance of data, information systems and technologies within organizations (Organizational).
- Analyze related ethical, legal, social, global, and future issues within the information technology field, especially as it relates to data collection and analysis (Application).
- Gain experience with modern software applications, as well as improve critical thinking, problem-solving, and written communication skills (Practical).