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Benedictine University
College of Business
Management Information Systems Program
Spring Quarter, 2012-2013
MIS689: Strategic Information Technology Management
Pre-Class & Syllabus (updated 02/27/2013)
Thursday evenings, 6:30pm—9:30pm, Kindlon 162
Please check our Desire2Learn course site for further updates
Barbara T. Ozog, Ph.D.
Professor, Information Systems
Director, MIS Program
SL-152 office location
1.630.829.6218 office voice
1.630.829.6226 office fax

bozog@ben.edu e-mail address
SL-221 Graduate Business Administration office location
1.630.829.6220 MIS Program office voice
1.630.829.6205 Graduate Business Administration office voice
1.630.829.6034 Graduate Business Administration office fax

Course Description, from current graduate catalog
This course requires students to use all disciplines and techniques learned. Strategic formulation and implementation concepts focusing on information technology are discussed, using cases and readings. This course must be taken within two courses of completing the degree.
Required Text
Applegate, Lynda M., Austin, Robert D., & Soule, Deborah L. Corporate Information Strategy and Management.
McGraw-Hill Irwin, 8th Edition, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-07-340293-2.
Prerequisite
This course should be taken within two courses of completing the degree and may require permission to register.
Please contact me at bozog@ben.edu with any questions.
Course Expectations
The assignments and grading are intended to
 encourage students’ active participation and class sharing
 challenge and assist students to positively manage their educational and professional development
 introduce students to the teaching styles used in most MIS and MBA courses
IDEA Learning Objectives
 learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view
 develop specific skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals in the field most closely related to this course
 develop skill in expressing oneself orally or in writing
 acquire an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers
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Carr, Nicholas G. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains. W. W. Norton (June 2010) ISBN-10:
0393072223; ISBN-13: 978-0393072228.
Carr, Nicholas G. The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. W. W. Norton (February 2008)
ISBN-10: 0393062287; ISBN-13: 978-0393062281.
Carr, Nicholas G. Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage.
Harvard Business Press (April 2004) ISBN-10: 1591394449; ISBN-13: 978-1591394440.

Friedman, Tom. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1 edition (September 8, 2008). 978-0374166854. Note: See http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Flat-Crowded-RevolutionAmerica/dp/0374166854/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237151616&sr=8-1 for Q&A with
Friedman along with related media.
Friedman, Tom. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century [Updated and Expanded]. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 2006). ISBN-10: 0374292795; ISBN-13: 978-0374292799. Note: there are several editions of this book; any are acceptable.
Course Requirements and Grading
Requirement
Weight
Participation (in-class and D2L discussions)
10%
Literature reviews (seven total) [post in D2L Literature Review discussion forums; grading
21%
rubric will be posted at D2L]
Case Analyses (three individual analyses and one team analysis) [submit via D2L dropbox only; grading rubric will be posted at D2L]
Individual Case 1
5%
Individual Case 2
5%
Individual Case 3
5%
Team Case
5%

Course Project

Total

Preliminary outline
2%
Midterm deliverable and presentation [submit via D2L dropbox only; grading rubric will be posted at D2L]
Presentation
3%
Paper
19%
Final deliverable and presentation [submit via D2L dropbox only; grading rubric will be posted at…