Strategic Management Information Systems “Online”


In this course, Students learn to effectively manage a firm’s information and technology assets in order to meet the information needs of the organization.

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Topics include information systems strategies; the development of information system assets; organizational information infrastructure; databases and data management including decision making support; enterprise resource planning systems; ebusiness; social media use by organizations; information security and risk management; innovating with information technology; and leadership and management of information systems.

After completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Communicate the importance of information systems in an organization, and the role they play in the various functional areas of a business.
2. Identify the importance of aligning the information systems strategy with the overall organizational strategy, and ensuring the information technology assets are supporting the business activities and objectives.
3. Design a simple database using standardized techniques that supports key business processes.
4. Recognize the key elements in an organization’s information infrastructure, and how they are combined to meet an organization’s information needs.
5. Determine the information users’ needs for data, information and knowledge, including creating a plan to support decision making within the organization.
6. Propose strategic justification for ERP systems while understanding their advantages and disadvantages.
7. Formulate a strategy to incorporate eBusiness activities with an organization’s information systems, at both the infrastructure and process level.
8. Identify how an organization can leverage information systems to improve its innovation activities.
9. Design a plan for the use of emerging technologies, such as social media, in a firm’s information system strategy to ensure appropriate use and value.
10. Assess and improve an organization’s information security through the use of a risk management framework.
11. Select the appropriate system implementation method based on the current IT environment and business strategy, including creating a people-centric plan to implement new systems

The format of this course is 100% online. Prior to the start date of the course, an email will be sent to all registered students containing instructions on how to access the online Learning Management System.

Certificate of Completion is available upon finishing studying the course.

To qualify for your Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 70% or more in each of the course assessments.