MGNT 330: Managing Technology and Information Resources
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
Credit Hours: (3)
Topics covered include information technologies, information development, and the impact of information technology on organizations at a variety of levels, from personal information systems to enterprise information architectures. Attention is given to the use of information systems for achieving a competitive advantage.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
Provides an overview of management information technology and its use in the 21st century workplace.
The following topics will be covered:
- How businesses use information technology
- Information systems, organizations, and strategy
- Managing technology as a corporate resource
- Ethical and social issues in information management
- Business intelligence, databases and information management
- Telecommunications, the Internet and wireless technology
- Securing information systems
- Enterprise applications
- Knowledge management and decision making
- Building information systems
- Information systems project management
- Information technology evaluation and selection
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Day to day class activities will focus on lecture, case studies, projects, and in-class activities. A combination of videos, speakers, simulations, and other methods may also be used in course delivery. Students may also be expected to work in a team setting and make presentations during the semester.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
After finishing this course, the student will:
-Be able to conceptualize information technology as systems of information; i.e., be able to apply standard concepts of systems and information theory to real-world management information systems.
-Have an understanding of basic information theoretical concepts.
-Be able to conceptualize information systems as complexes of hardware and software technologies and represent these complexes in system theory terms.
-Understand the relationships, both historical and current, between the use of information technology and business productivity.
-Be able to provide an overview of information systems successes and failures and their causes.
-Be able to communicate some of the difficulties of measuring (assessing) information system impacts.
-Understand the need for information security in organizations.
-Understand the architecture of the World-Wide Web, its basic components and some of its governing protocols.
Student achievement will be assessed through examinations, presentations, projects, in-class activities, and other written assignments.
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