Certificate in Management

Certificate in Management Courses

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Management is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:

MGT 86537 Management of Information Systems for Managers

Credits : 3

This course describes the role of IT in management, including current professional practices and methodologies. It includes presentation of systems theory, decision theory, organizational models, types of IT, planning and IT development. The course examines the organizational philosophies that seek to bridge the gap between management of information systems and the information needs of management in making sound decisions

Learning Outcomes:
  • Illustrate the use of the Information Systems components in transforming data resources into information products that are useful to a business
  • Measure how businesses can use competitive strategies to increase the value of the business and have a competitive edge
  • Compare and contrast the major types of computers and their technologies.
  • Rank the popularity of software packages for end user’s productivity and collaborative computing.
  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of managing the data resources of the business through a database approach compared to a file processing approach
  • Compare the trends in the industries, technologies and Internet technologies in telecommunications.
  • Explain how Internet and other information technologies support business processes within the business functions of accounting, human resource management, marketing, production, and operations management.
  • Compare and contrast processes of an e-commerce system and identify how they are implemented in e-commerce applications
  • Summarize how neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, virtual reality, and intelligent agents are used in business
  • Use the development process and the model IS components as the framework for solving a business problem
  • Compare and contrast how ethical issues in information technology affects business employment, individuality, working conditions, privacy, crime, health and solutions to social problems.
  • Summarize the effects of global business/IT strategy toward a transnational business strategy
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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