Management and Information Technology


CMPT 42243

Information Systems Strategy and Management

Status : Core Pre-requisite : None Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how information systems/ information technology provide a key source of competitive advantage for organizations.
  • Develop information systems/ information technology strategic plans.
  • Identify and address issues and challenges associated information technology of organizations.
  • Understand how strategic decisions are made concerning acquiring IS resources and capabilities.
  • Explain the role of IT control and service management frameworks for effective management of information technology.
  • Explain the concepts of information economics at the enterprise level.

Strategic use of information, Porter’s models, Information systems/ information technology strategic planning, Reliability of information systems, Acquiring information technology resources and capabilities, Managing the information systems function, Information Technology governance frameworks, Information systems economics.

Lectures, in-class discussion of cases, self-study.

End-of-course exam, in-class assignments, mini-project, Quizzes.

  1. Efraim, T, Leidner, D, Ephraim, M and James, W (2009),Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy, 7th Edition,John Wiley.
  2. Frenzel, C W and Frenzel, J (2004),Management of Information Technology,4thEdition, Cengage Publishing.
  3. Additional reading material available in Virtual Learning Environment.