Description / Objective

This course designed for graduate and executive level MIS students, and practicing IS managers.  A thorough and practical guide to IT management practices and issues.Comprehensive coverage of IS management practices and technology trends for advanced students and managers. Through an approach that offers up-to-date content and full-length case studies, this course addresses the ways in which managers use modern business information systems and networks to enhance the management process and promote business outcomes. Building on core concepts of the role and function of information systems in the organization, the course will focus on the key areas of management decision making related to investment in and strategic management of information technology resources. The impact of digital network and communications technology on modern business activities and strategies will be a core theme of the course.


Course introduces the basic functional areas of business and how they are related. It demonstrates how information systems that are not effectively integrated fail to support business functions and business processes that extend across functional area boundaries. By contrast, students clearly see how integrated information systems help organizations improve business process and provide managers with accurate, consistent, and current data for making informed strategic decisions. Cases and real examples throughout this course not only thoroughly introduce the practical aspects of information Systems  but also prepare learners for ongoing IS/IT success in business today and tomorrow.

the course enable students to:

  • examine the role of computerized information systems (IS) within the business organization
  • understand a range of issues raised for managers through the use of computerized IS within the organization

This Course may be subject to receive Statement of

Accomplishment from the professor (rules and

Regulation may apply)

Specific topic coverage includes: 

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Successful students will have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • concepts relating to the role and function of  networked business information systems, and the typical applications found in the modern organization;
  • typical activities and decisions involved in the acquisition and/ or development and management of networked business information systems and their impact on organizations;
  • information systems and eBusiness strategy ;
  • the development and use of networked business information systems in the context of promoting overall business objectives, and the place of information technology management within the organization;
  • how networked business information system activities are led and managed in the context of the intersecting interests of business executives, IT executives, partner organizations, and IT users.

Skills and Attributes

Successful students will have the ability to (skills and attributes):

  • explain the role of, and comment on a range of modern business applications;
  • survey the range of activities involved in, and decisions related to, the acquisition and/or development of a business information system;
  • comment critically on information systems and eBusiness strategy;
  • appreciate the effective use of communications and information technology;
  • present a rationale for decision-making around the strategic use of networked business information systems using appropriate supporting data

Managing the Networked Enterprise