Introduction to global information systems management issues associated with culture, politics, and geo-economics, international IS standards and regulations, outsourcing and off-shoring. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered even Fall.
Most current editions of the following:
Advanced Topics in Global Information Management
By Hunter, T.G. and Tan, F.B. (Idea Group Publishing) Recommended
Global Perspective of Information Technology
By Tan, F.B. (IRM Press) Recommended
To provide students with a clear understanding of the unique issues of global IS management.
To introduce students to the diverse foundations of culture.
To understand the adoption of information technology across cultures.
To examine the effect of information technology on global competitions
Explain roles of information technology adoption patterns across countries.
Compare information cultures.
Discuss strategies for global electronic commerce.
Identify best practices of global IT.
Discuss cost/benefit analysis of outsourcing and off-shoring.
The global marketplace
Global information systems management
Culture and globalization
The global IT workforce
Telecommunication in the global market
Global network architecture and infrastructure
Global electronic commerce
IT off shoring
IT consulting in global marketplace
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.