Information Technology Strategy (INTS) 602

Information Technology Strategy

INTS 602

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed Phase 1 of the MBA program and their Phase 1 Comprehensive Exam (CPEX-506) before taking this course.

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Master of Business Administration

Program: Bangaly Kaba, PhD

Course Overview

Building on Phase One courses, this course explores different types of information systems and the process of developing an effective information strategy for the management of an organization. The course uses a very recently revised, comprehensive textbook and a number of readings and cases to study how organizations are creating innovative information management systems and incorporating them into their business strategies.

As with all master level courses, this course is not about black and white questions and answers. Instead, it deals with gray areas. Through readings and discussions, you will gain insight into and understanding of the issues associated with managing and exploiting information and information systems. By the end of the course, you will be able to more effectively participate in decision making regarding IT-related issues.

Course Objectives

The key objectives for this course are for you to gain:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the variety of ways IT can enable and create business opportunities
  • An understanding and appreciation of the challenges and issues in developing and implementing IT-enabled initiatives
  • An appreciation for the various issues associated with managing the information resources of the firm

Course Outline

  • Part 1: IT in Business
    • Lesson 1: The Role of IT in Business
    • Lesson 2: IT Infrastructure
    • Lesson 3: E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Part 2: Information Systems
    • Lesson 4: Functional Information Systems
    • Lesson 5: Corporate Information Systems
  • Part 3: Implementation of IT
    • Lesson 6: IT Strategy and Planning
    • Lesson 7: Acquiring IT Infrastructure
    • Lesson 8: IT Economics

Student Evaluation

Your grade will be based on three organization assignments and participation in weekly Think Tank discussions.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.