MIS 301 Introduction to Information Technology Management
Spring 2010 -
Unique Numbers: 03580, 03595
Dr. Ashish Agarwal –
Information, Risk, & Operations Management (IROM) Dept.
IROM Department, CBA 5.202
TTh 1:30-2:30 PM and by appointment
Phone : (512) 471-1681
Office : CBA 5.324C
Office Hours : W 3 :00-4 :30 PM
F 2 :00-3 :30 and by appointment
Information technology (IT) has transformed all aspects of 21
century business and everyday life. New
IT investments continue to be staggering.
Worldwide, over $2.5 trillion is invested in IT.
In the U.S.,
over 50% of capital expenditures are related to IT.
IT has triggered new forms of organizations and
business process innovation and impacted organizational structure, culture, politics, decision making and
society as a whole.
IT is also transforming how physical products are designed, how services are bundled
with products, and how individuals interact with businesses and with other individuals.
transformation of physical items is occurring as more and more products use embedded IT to improve
customer experience and product performance.
The pervasiveness of IT is expanding global trade and
changing how and where work is performed.
It is vital that future managers—in every area of business—
have a working knowledge of modern IT, practical experience in its use, and management perspectives on
how IT is used in organizations.
MIS 301 will focus on three broad issues: (a) Strategic Impact of IT;
(b) Data and Management, and (c) IT
at the intersection of functional business areas.
Topics covered include the IT ecosystem, using information
systems (IS) for competitive advantage, databases, networking and data communications, IT security,
supply chain management systems (SCMs), e-commerce, customer relationship management systems(CRM),
data mining, business intelligence, Web 2.0 technologies, Global sourcing, IT investments .
are introduced to the practical business use of hands-on technology (particularly Excel and Access), the real
value that McCombs majors gain from MIS 301 comes from understanding the strategic possibilities inherent
at the intersection of business and technology.
Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm 11/E, ISBN-10:
by Jane Laudon and Kenneth Laudon – available at UT Co-op and
online bookstores. Student value edition and eTextbook edition (180-day
subscription) are available from the publisher website for lower prices.
MIS 301 Course Packet
, available at the UT Co-op
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