Project Management & Information Technology
Management of Information Systems
This course explores the fundamentals of the technologies, relationships, systems, processes and possibilities created by this critical managerial competency. The organization is examined as a complex system of interconnected business processes. The role of IT in enabling the organization to operate, collaborate and make decisions to meet strategic and tactical objectives is explored. Recent advances, issues and trends in information systems management will be discussed. The course covers topics such as the sociotechnical view of systems, IT and software development, the importance and challenges of knowledge management within organizations, developing and managing information systems, data analytics, the roles of the Internet and secure communications technologies. Students develop an understanding of the important contribution IT makes to the success of organizations and how it helps management teams to make decisions, manage risk, and achieve strategic objectives.