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Managing Information Technology
MAN INFOR TECH
CLASS CODE: IS 350 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the management of information technology and how it interacts with business organizations. Topics include information technology in the digital economy and business organization; network computing, communication, collaboration, and electronic commerce; organizational applications; managerial and decision support systems; and implementing and managing information technology. This class is not for information systems majors.
DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the management of information technology and how it weaves its way through business organizations. Focus is on the strategic savvy necessary to use current and emerging technologies in a way that provides an advantage to an organization. Topics include information technology in the digital economy and business organization; network computing, communication, collaboration, and electronic commerce; organizational applications; managerial and decision support systems; and implementing and managing information technology.
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OBJECTIVES: 1. Gain overview of current and emerging technologies in the business area and the strategic importance of information systems.
2. Understand the company organizational structure and where information technology fits into the organization
3. Understand how technical, operational, developmental, and support functions interact and relate to each other in the business environment.
4. Practice making decisions about new technology acquisitions using case studies and gain understanding of the importance of alternatives.
5. Demonstrate the ability to manage company technology resources using case study situations and touch on risk management.
6. Develop sensitivity to ethical, legal, security and privacy considerations and issues when dealing with and managing emerging technologies
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of management information systems in business organizations.
8. Learn about development of new computer applications and what would be considered reasonable time lines for such development
9. Gain a feel for limitations and problems when dealing with technology.
10. Look into telecommunications and networks.
11. Know what e-commerce is and learn about valid business models.
12. Develop management structures, policies, and procedures to effectively manage the information systems function.
13. Effectively communicate ideas and reasoning through oral and written presentations.
14. Gain knowledge about data resource management
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PREREQUISITES: IS 140
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002