CIS 190 Strategic Use of Information Technology (3)

Catalog Description:

This course introduces students to the strategic, tactical and operational aspects of information technology (IT) as it relates to business. It surveys a broad range of topics, challenging students to understand the strategic relevance of IT to every aspect of business including, but not limited to quality, innovation, globalization, competitive advantage, collaboration, and outsourcing. The course also examines representative best practices of common IT business tools, including MS-Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint, as well as collaboration tools. (Offered each semester.)



Required Course Materials:

Efraim Turban and Linda Volonino, Information Technology for Management, 9th edition, Wiley, 2011 (ISBN: 9781118357040)

Parson, Oja, Ageloff & Carey, Microsoft Excel 2010 Intro, Boston Thompson Course Technology, 2008 (ISBN: 9780538742399)

Course Coordinator:

Robert A. Kilmer, Associate Professor of Business Information Systems and Management

Course Audience:

All students in business related majors are required to take this information technology course.

Course Objectives:
  1. To understand the strategic, tactical and operational relevance of information technology to several aspects of business.
  2. To learn how information technology can be used to diagnose and solve challenging business problems.
  3. To develop the ability to use key computer applications such as MS-Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint.


  1. Introduction to Information Systems
  2. Social Media
  3. Types of Information Systems and IT Infrastructure
  4. IT Threats to Competitive Advantage
  5. IT and Strategic Planning
  6. IT Ethical Issues



Revised: October 2013 (course description); February 2013 (course numbering)

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