Chief Information Officers and Information Technology Leaders have become perhaps the most valuable players in the corporate executive suite. They are integral to the corporate strategy, tactics, and day-to-day operations. This course will lay the foundation for considering many questions related to executive management and use of information systems. It will prepare students to make informed choices when considering the strategic use of technology to support corporate business objectives.
Five core areas will be explored:
- Strategy, Organizations, Management and the Networked Enterprise
- Information Technology Infrastructure, Processes, and People
- Building and Buying Information Systems
- Directions, Management and Organizational Support, and
- Strategic Information Systems in the Digital Firm.
Students will complete a group project and presentation that focuses on a Strategic Information Systems Plan. Groups will select the organization that they wish to study, develop a business plan, and perform the necessary analysis to formulate the Strategic Information Systems Plan. 3 credit hours.