The course familiarizes students with key components and principles of information systems and information technology. Students will learn about the role of IS/IT in businesses for improving organizational performance, competing globally, and gaining competitive advantage. The course covers basic principles and technologies pertaining to information management, business intelligence, and business analytics for improving decision-making and managing knowledge. The basic role of enterprise systems in businesses for enabling operational excellence is also discussed. Social and ethical issues associated with the use of information systems are also discussed. Students will utilize IS technologies (e.g., spreadsheet and database software) in a hands-on manner for business problem-solving.
Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or permission of instructor.