C20.0001: Computer-based Systems for Management Support
To the current class!
I was promised that the books will be in the bookstore by tomorrow (Friday) noon.
Information technology (IT) has radically changed the internal operations of organizations and the market places in which they compete. The toolkit of skills of the business professional must include an understanding of the fundamentals of IT and its impacts on the other functional areas of business – strategic management, finance, accounting, marketing, and operations. This course is intended to provide this base set of skills. Although it will necessarily have technology elements, the focus will be on business applications of IT.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Demonstrate literacy in the principles and use of hardware and software components of organizational information systems, and the Internet.
- Critically discuss and evaluate the business value impacts of information systems.
- Apply the basic concepts and principles for modeling business problems with information systems.
- Appreciate the interrelationships between technical and managerial issues in the development of information systems in general, and database systems in particular.
- Demonstrate literacy in the basic technology concepts behind networking, how the Internet works, client-server architectures and information security.
- Critically discuss the basic economic concepts that govern information technology and the Internet.
- Describe how information technology and the Internet are changing firms, markets and business models.
(taken from Syllabus)
For more information about this course please look at the syllabus of the same course that I taught in the spring