10596 Strategic Information Systems 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Management

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including Introduction to Microeconomics, Marketing Management, and one of the following: Planning, Analysis and Design of Information Systems, Principles of Information Systems Development. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

The course is based on a translation of Strategic Information Systems, by S. Neumann (Macmillan, 1994).

The course imparts knowledge for identifying, analyzing and designing information systems supporting the business-competitive strategy of organizations. Students analyze cases from the global and Israeli business environment which deal with real organizations and how they contend with business challenges through the use of information systems.

Topics: What are strategic information systems; Conceptual frameworks for analyzing strategic information systems; The effect of strategic information systems on business sectors, organizations and business strategies; The effect of strategic information systems on organizational structures and processes; Strategic information systems and strategic alliances; Information system integration; Global strategic information systems; Achieving competitive advantage through information systems; Risks of strategic information systems; Organizational requirements for successful implementation of strategic information systems; Identifying opportunities for strategic information systems; New technologies for strategic information systems.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.