This course provides an understanding of how information technology may be efficiently and effectively used in the business environment. Students get an overview of hardware, software, file/database concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies. The complex integration of hardware, software, data, procedures and personnel that is required for managing information systems is addressed. The impact of constantly changing information technology upon the organization and the management of the firm is discussed.

Course Objectives

1. To familiarize students with the Information Technology (IT) Literature and acquaint them with some of the key thinkers and theories in IT.

2. To enable students to apply information theory and research to practical and professional applications. This will aid the development of general strategies to improve management effectiveness.

3. To enable students to develop and refine case analysis skills so that they can further their competencies in diagnosis, analysis and prescription for organizational problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify The various principles and applications of Management Information Technology Theory.
  • Recognize unique capabilities of IT principles and diagnostic tools.
  • Understand technological and information systems environment of organizations and the workplace.
  • Determine how to match specific theories with business needs.
  • Understand effective use of IT management theory diagnostic and intervention strategies.
  • Develop sound criteria for evaluating tools and matching them to needs.
  • Develop a critical approach to assessing resources


Academic Integrity

Students are expected to maintain integrity in all academic work. They will not attempt to get grades by any means other than honest academic effort. All work must be completed by individual students except for group projects. It is not permissible to hand in the same work for different courses without the express permission and agreement of the instructors involved.

Disabliltiy Support

Cambridge College arranges access to facilities and academic programs for students with physical, mental, or learning disabilities of permanent or temporary duration. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis and include, but are not limited to, sign language interpreters, note takers, audio recording, tutorial services, priority registration, course modification, parking, and classroom modification.

Please contact the Coordinator for Student Special Services at ext. 1200, to discuss your disability, so we can arrange for and monitor services you need in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. You are responsible to provide documentation from a qualified physician or clinician that presents a specific diagnosis of your disability, explains its limiting effects, and makes recommendations for accommodation.
It is important to provide this documentation as soon as possible since many services are outside the College and must be arranged far in advance. Course instructors and advisors are notified of any students with disabilities and their required accommodations.  Cambridge College Academic Catalog


Plagiarism is the appropriation of another’s work and passing off as one’s own the ideas and language of another. The student will not plagiarize or copy the work of any other person, and will properly acknowledge the use of any outside resources. Any breach of academic integrity is grounds for a grade of

No Credit in academic courses and/or dismissal. Cambridge College Academic Catalog.

The course requires that students read the assigned chapters in the text, follow the discussion on the class web site. Students will participate in lesson discussion forums and classroom projects.

Class Participation – 25%
Preparation and participation are a substantial part of your final grade.
Written Assignments  - 60%
All written work is to be done in double-spaced, Times-New Roman 12-point font with margins of .5.   Papers will be graded not only on content but also on grammatical and sentence structure.  The use of both spell check and grammar check are strongly recommended. 

Security & Ethics
Project - 15%
This will require research and preparation prior to the second Face-to-Face session. All members are required to participate.

Discussions  Forum 
 - 0

Late policy:
Assignments are due on Sundays at 11 p.m.    Late Assignments will not receive full credit, unless arrangements are made in advance.    If you have a problem with a due date, talk to me in person or send me an email before the due date explaining your problem and proposing a new due date.


Blended Learning Course: This course will require access to a computer and the internet. It has half the face to face contact hours of a regular Masters of Management course, and will require significant outside of class room activity.
Participation in on-line discussions: Discussion topics relating the course concepts to your own situation or to current events or issues will be posted. You will be expected to respond to these topics by the due date.
Face-to-face instruction with in-class activities and collaborative teamwork. There will be sessions of face-to face interaction, one at the beginning of the course – and the second toward the end. These sessions will allow for direct interaction with the instructor and class-mates. Learning activities will include lectures, discussion, experiential exercises, and team work on a group project.