Information Technology 495
ITEC 495: Information Systems Capstone
Prerequisites: Senior standing, Information Science and Systems major, ITEC 225, ITEC 340, ITEC 370, FINC 331, and MGNT 357
Credit Hours: (3)
Advanced topics in information systems that build on previous courses in software engineering, web programming, databases and business. This course is intended to provide a large information system capstone experience.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
1. Leveraging the power of information.
2. The strategic value of IS and the alignment between business and IT.
3. The disruptive and transformational potential of information technologies.
4. Various methods of system acquisition and their pros and cons.
5. Managing an effective IT infrastructure.
6. Managing the outsourcing of IT operations.
7. Managing a balanced IT project portfolio.
8. Understanding IS leadership and governing the IS Function.
9 Technological trends and implications.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
A mix of text, case, and project will be used to discuss the contents of the course and provide students with experience in large information systems.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
Students who complete the course will be able to:
1. Assess the strategic value of information systems (IS) to an organization.
2. Recognize the importance of the alignment of business and IS strategies and capabilities.
3. Evaluate the business impacts of networked IT infrastructures.
4. Apply the principles of information security and risk management.
5. Explain different methods of acquiring information systems and their pros and cons.
6. Evaluate the disruptive and transformational potential of emerging information technologies.
7. Apply the project portfolio approach to project management.
8. Analyze IS leadership and IT governance issues.
Participation in all activities related to the class is crucial to successful completion of this course.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
Sept. 25, 2001 New Course Proposal John P. Helm, Chair
February, 2003 Update John P. Helm, Chair
November 2003 Update Joseph Chase, Chair
October, 2004 Update Joseph Chase, Chair
Revised: June 1, 2012