Jul 29, 2021  
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog

BUAD 5211 - IT Infrastructure and Business Transformation


Credits: (2)

This course has two foci related to information technology, the first emphasizing information and the second emphasizing technology.  In the first focus, students will gain an understanding of how IT enables fundamental transformations in firms, markets, products and business processes through readings and case discussions. These transformations have important implications for the way companies organize (both internally and with customers and suppliers) and compete. Accordingly, this focus addresses the management issues surrounding the impact of information technology in organizations and is designed with the line and general managers in mind, rather than the managers of the IT function.  The objective in the technology focus is to provide students with advanced skills in the computer technologies of the modern workplace-namely spreadsheets and databases. When applied creatively, these technologies enable more efficient execution, enhance decision making and support the design of more effective business processes, all of which are essential for success in an increasingly competitive business environment.