Management 330

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
  • E-commerce
  • 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.


Assessment Measures

Student achievement will be assessed through examinations, presentations, projects, in-class activities, and other written assignments.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

January 2008