Seminar on Information Systems Management introduces students to the art and science of management from the perspective of a business-IT professional. The course provides an overview of fundamental business concepts with an emphasis on the challenges of managing the integration of business and technology. Through peer-led presentations, case discussions and in-class activities, students develop a concrete understanding of how information systems can be used to create business value, and gain experience analyzing real-world problems in a variety of industry settings. Core concepts are reinforced through individual and team-based assignments that emphasize independent exploration, knowledge synthesis and critical reflection.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: - Describe and explain how information systems can be used to create business value in a wide range of industry sectors, types of organizations and geographical contexts. This includes the ability to analyze a case study and evaluate the role of IT in solving a real-world business problem. - Appreciate the challenges of managing the development, deployment and evolution of information systems. This includes the ability to identify the key business processes of a firm and the information systems that support them, and propose appropriate changes to these processes and systems to improve the firm's competitive position and/or respond effectively to forces of change. - Demonstrate improvement in the ability to articulate ideas clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing; to collaborate effectively with peers from diverse backgrounds; and to learn through self-guided study and independent research.
Number of credit hours per week 3
Total number of credit hours 36
Course eligibility Compulsory
Presence of students On-campus