Information Systems and E-Business Concentration

Gain a thorough understanding of how technology can be applied to solve problems and exploit business opportunities.

In this concentration, you will explore the application of computerized information systems, including Web technologies, to run a modern technology-based business.

Through e-commerce, the Web has created a revolution in consumer-to-business and business-to-business transactions. Business analysts must be able to identify how technology can be applied to solve problems and how to leverage technology to realize strategic opportunities. You will be exposed to networking and data communications, database management systems, distributed computing and various problem-solving approaches to systems analysis and design.

Career Opportunities

By completing this concentration, you will gain the knowledge and experience to become an e-business entrepreneur or function in a variety of roles. Our graduates find positions as consultants and analysts within large consulting firms, traditional information systems departments and functional units such as marketing, human resources, finance and operations.

Concentration Requirements

Fall Semester

 • MBA Core – 15 credits

Spring Semester

MGS 607LEC Technology and Innovation Management

The focus of this course will be on technology management and developing an Internet-based business or extension to an existing business. The course will integrate concepts from economics, organizational strategy, entrepreneur-ship, and Web design. Topics to be covered in the course include: aligning technology and strategy; models of diffusion and innovation; characteristics of information and digital goods; identifying potential Web-applications and information products for solving a problem and/or identifying a business opportunity; intellectual property rights; pricing issues related to information goods; developing a business plan for a venture capital proposal; launching the e-business; designing Web based applications for usability; and strategies for successfully implementing systems. Case studies, lectures, guest speakers, and an integrated E-business project will be used to understand the complexities of the current business environment.

Credits: 3
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2017

Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20325 F3S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Kishore, Rajiv
12617 F2S LEC TR 2 - 3:20 p.m. Norton 209 Sanders, George L.
12384 F1S LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 110 Sanders, George L.

Spring 2017 (01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11696 S1S LEC TR 8 - 9:20 a.m. Jacobs 122 Kishore, Rajiv

The course listed above is a concentration requirement.
 • MBA Core – 10 credits
 • MBA Electives – 3 credits

Student Organizations

The Management Information Systems Association (MISA) was established for students interested in pursuing a career in MIS. The club sponsors speakers, facility tours and career strategy meetings to provide MIS students with more information about this career path. MISA also co-sponsors professional events with other School of Management clubs.