Information Technology 623


Prerequisite: MBA status or permission of the instructor

Credit Hours: (3)

Development and application of management information systems to organizations. Analysis of critical information flow in the context of an organizational system.


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

A management-oriented introduction to the use of information technologies in improving the effectiveness of organizations.

The following topics will be covered:

Information systems as a strategic resource

Managing the data resource

Developing information systems

Integrated computer systems: distributed systems,telecommunications, and networking

End-user computing


Detailed Description of the Conduct of the Course

The course is delivered with a combination of lecture and discussion. Formal class presentations may be augmented with

videotapes and demonstrations of computer applications. Student projects including case analyses and term papers may be assigned.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Each student will:

1. Describe the history and probable future course of the business information systems field as strategic applications increase in importance.

2. Identify the interactions among information system components which are necessary if successful systems are to be implemented.

3. Describe the principles of analyzing, designing and implementing computer-based information systems.

4. Identify and describe various types of information systems and the role they play in modern organizations.

5. Describe the role of various underlying foundations of information systems such as systems theory, management

concepts, hardware and software, data management, and decision-making.


Assessment Measures

Assessment of the student's success will be based on the instructor's selected combination of examinations, homework

projects, term papers, and class participation.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval


April 1985 Updated for changes in course content and F. B. Green, Chair

methodology Curriculum Committee

Sept. 1991 Reviewed for changes in course content and Allen L. Bures, Chairman

methodology Department of Management

Revised: March 10, 1999