Specialization “INFORMATION SYSTEMS“
“INFORMATION SYSTEMS“– Certificate
CARLSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT – Specialization “INFORMATION SYSTEMS“
Course Certificates Completed
Analysis for Business Systems
IT Infrastructure and Emerging Trends
About this specialization
This specialization provides a good understanding of the key principles and practices of information systems management.
The first course describes how information systems solve business problems. This takes the form of an IT alignment model, which describes how information systems provide capabilities to implement or maintain an organization’s strategy. This component also includes the economic analysis of the information system.
The second specialization course is the practice of information systems modeling. The purpose of this course is to describe the information system defined in the first year so that the information system can be developed.
The third course provides an overview of the capabilities of modern corporate systems. The goal of this course is to understand the capabilities of business systems so that a business can decide if an business system can meet the identified requirements in year two. Management aspects related to the selection and implementation of corporate systems will also be discussed.
The fourth course of the specialization describes the IT infrastructure options available to the modern enterprise and the trade-offs associated with each alternative. The implementation of any large information system is a major organizational change initiative that requires careful management.
All courses will address change management issues and discuss strategies and approaches for successful implementation.
Applied learning project
Course projects will allow the student to solve a business problem, conceptualize an IT solution, define IT system specifications and evaluate corporate system options, or design a custom solution to solve a business problem. In this way, the projects will provide a practical manifestation of the key learning outcomes, allowing the student to apply the core lessons of the four courses to solve business problems.
Utilize conceptual frameworks to align IT investments with business strategy
Specify business requirements as information system specifications
Assess the fit between business requirements and enterprise systems features
Evaluate technological alternatives for developing the IT infrastructure for the organization
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