IS 201 Management Information Systems

3 credits

Effective and efficient use of information technology (IT) to support the mission of the organization is critical. Strategic use of IT and the ability to manage information systems enables organizations to reduce or remove distance barriers, reduce time for processing and decision making, and support effective and efficient use of scarce resources. In this course students will learn skills and techniques used to implement and operate marketplace IT tools to support organizational objectives and strategies. This course is a broad survey of IT-related topics and introduces students to business information systems, IT infrastructure and emerging technologies, security, telecommunications, the Internet and the Web, decisions making systems, and ethical and social issues in IT.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in IS 135