Mgmt%20380%20Syllabus%20Spring%202010 - Southern Illinois...

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Southern Illinois University Department of Management SYLLABUS: MGMT 380 – Managing Information Systems Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Peter Mykytyn Time: 3:00-4:15 pm 209-A Rehn Hall Day: Monday and Wednesday 453-7885 Room: Communications 1018 Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9:15 – 11:15 Also by appointment Course Prerequisite: MGMT 345 with grade of C or better and junior standing. Course Overview: Development and support of information systems and technologies are challenged by the social, political, and other organizational issues in corporate environments. These challenges are exacerbated by the fact that many organizations today compete globally, often engage in traditional “brick and mortar” as well as electronic business, and frequently have integral ties to other businesses that are a part of the organization’s value system. Within this environment, today’s knowledge workers and managers may have to participate in the design, development, and implementation of information systems integral to most managers and business processes and functions. This knowledge will provide them with information needed to participate in technology- and systems-related activities that will ultimately benefit them and the organization. Students completing MGMT 380 will be able to understand the importance and role of information systems today. The knowledge they will gain dealing with information systems leadership, planning, global involvement, information-as-an-asset, and other aspects will allow them to participate actively and knowledgeably in systems activities in their organizations, activities important to all managers such as manufacturing, production, and supply chain; human resource, healthcare, global eBusiness, as well as those oriented toward entrepreneurial activities. Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, students should be aware of: The value of IT/IS today Managing IT/IS perceptions Relationship between IT/IS objectives and business objectives IS/IT budgeting issues IT/IS strategies and innovation IT/IS sourcing issues
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Course Approach Textbook readings, minicases, and class discussion will help to convey the main body of knowledge and to stimulate the desired critical thinking in a course whose focus is on managerial IS-related issues confronting organizations today. The instructor will serve as a catalyst, facilitator, and evaluator in a collaborative learning experience. The most effective learning will result from your involvement in critical thinking through both class presentation and discussion as well as through the case analyses and the group project. Required Text IT Strategy in Action , James D. McKeen and Heather A. Smith, Prentice Hall, 2009 Class Participation Class attendance is extremely important for several reasons. I firmly believe that, as your careers proceed, it will be necessary for you to have the ability and courage to express yourselves verbally. In addition, the class will be much more interesting for all of us if I am not the only
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