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Administrative Unit: Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CISS 390
Course Title: Global Information Systems Management
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

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):

Junior standing.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered even Fall.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Advanced Topics in Global Information Management
By Hunter, T.G. and Tan, F.B. (Idea Group Publishing)
Global Perspective of Information Technology
By Tan, F.B. (IRM Press)
Course Objectives
  • 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
    Measurable Learning
  • 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.
    Topical Outline:
  • 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

    Library Resources:

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    Prepared by: Youlong Zhuang Date: November 4, 2011
    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.

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