Upon course completion, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals and components of Information Systems and how they support business organizations.
2. Describe how Information Systems can be applied to give organizations competitive advantages.
3. Differentiate hardware, software, data, and telecommunications and networks types, components, and concepts.
4. Discuss the technical foundation of Data Base Management and how to manage data resources.
5. Explain how Information Systems enables e-business and e-commerce.
6. Explain the decision support systems concept and how it differs from traditional management information systems.
7. Recognize how to use each of the steps of the Information System Development Cycle to develop and implement a business information system.
8. Identify the goals and objectives of Information Systems security management, and describe basic Information Systems security-related threats and strategies for protecting against them.
9. Recognize ethical issues related to the use of Information Systems.
10. Illustrate the importance of global Information Technology (IT) management in today’s business environment.