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.
Note(s): Applied Learning designated course.
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.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
DATE ACTION APPROVED BY
March 01, 2021