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Information Systems

This course deals with the principles and practices of developing and managing information systems (IS). It is designed to improve your understanding of information technologies (IT), how they influence organizational performance, and the management issues that surround their adoption and use. The purpose of this course is not to make you an IT expert, but rather to develop your ability to participate in and lead IS decision-making. At the end of the course, you will have an improved capacity to analyze business problems and identify appropriate IT-based solutions; participate in the evaluation, design, selection, and implementation of information systems; evaluate the contribution of IS toward meeting an organization's goals; understand the critical issues facing the IS function and the role of the general manager in addressing these issues; and communicate effectively with IT specialists.