The Management Information Systems course is designed to provide a framework for understanding how technology can support or destroy everything from strategic decisions to operational actions. Course lectures, discussions, and application-oriented essay exams are used to develop the ability to incorporate academic theories into business practice. Business cases, current events, and personal experiences are discussed to help students learn to find points of success or failure based on the theories presented in class. Each student team investigates and records a video to present current research from top academic journals and trade publications to find any new research trends that have not made it into textbooks yet. By the end of the term, students have been exposed to more than 30 business cases and at least 10 current research publications with the intent of developing their ability to analyze situations in light of academic theories that have proven to foster IT success. The final project is an interview with their CIO (or equivalent) that helps students apply these skills in a very personal way to develop their own framework for IT decisions as they exit the course.
Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00