Description

Technology is constantly changing, making it critical for organizations to ensure they are effectively leveraging information systems to support their strategic objectives. This course gives students an overview of foundational information systems concepts and how to leverage information systems as strategic resources to gain a competitive advantage and support technology decision-making efforts.

Core concepts addressed in this course include hardware, software, database, networking, cloud computing, business intelligence (BI), enterprise applications, security, and systems development life cycle (SDLC). Key concepts are reinforced through assigned readings and active review/exercises.

Not only will students learn the role of information systems from a business impact, but they also gain a better understanding of how information systems play a role in many of their other day-to-day activities.

Course Content

Introduction to Information Systems

  • Forces Pushing Digital Change
  • MIS, IS, IT
  • Information vs. Data

Information Technology

  • Hardware, Software, & Mobile
  • Cloud Computing & Networking
  • Module Subject
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Database Processing

Using Information Systems for Competitive Advantage

  • Enterprise Applications
  • Collaboration Systems
  • Social Media

Information Systems Management

  • Security and ethical considerations
  • Information systems management
  • Systems development life cycle (SDLC)

Course Impact

This course is designed for managers and executives who require an understanding of information systems as strategic resources to support digital transformation efforts within their organization.

Personal Impact

  • Learn the role of information systems from a business impact lens

  • Understand how information systems play a role in day-to-day activities