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1 MBA 5670 MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES Abdou Illia, Ph.D. (Thursday 8/28/2014)

2 2 OBJECTIVES  Course overview (syllabus)  Explain How class will be organized

3 3 Why Management of Information technologies?  IT no longer exclusive domain of tech savvy  Information Technologies used by all organizations  Need for employees trained to effectively manage IT

4 4 Course Objectives  Explore the role of IT in decision making  Explore the role of IT in supporting business functions’ activities.  Explore the role of information systems in obtaining an organizational competitive advantages  Understand issues related to the use of IT: security, ethics, etc.  Distinguish between types of information systems  Investigate the principles, practice, methodologies and terminology used in designing, developing and implementing information systems in organizations

5 5 Required Text Business Driven Technology by Paige Baltzan and Amy Phillips, McGraw Hill, U.S., 2010 Book site:

6 6 Teaching Methods  Lectures  Discussions  Hands-on  Exercises  Summary questions

7 7 Grading  2 Regular Exams 100 points each  Written  Cover subjects learned during previous weeks  1 Final Exam 150 points  Case Studies/Exercise (50/50)100 points  Article reviews (2 x 50)100  In-Class exercises (5 x 15)75  Quizzes To be determined  TOTAL625+

8 8 Grade calculation % A 80-89%B 70-79%C 60-69%D Grades calculated by dividing amassed points by MAX

9 9 Makeup  Makeup of assignments  According to EIU Makeup policy (documented illness, official university activities, emergencies)  If cannot makeup impossible but the absence is excused, grade is calculated without missed assignment  Excused Absence REQUIRES written verification  Student responsible to provide documentation

10 10 Due dates  Due dates: check assignments  Responsible to make sure assignments turned on time  Assignments due:  at class beginning for written assignments  By due day/time for online submissions

11 11 Website / address   Syllabus  Class Notes  Assignments  Your address  Required to receive class-related notices  Send me an –Subject: MBA list –Content: Your-First-Name Your-Last-Name

12 12 Instructor Assistance   Phone:  Office Hours:  10:30-12:30 T R  and by appointment


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