Graduate School of Business . Columbia University
Information technology refers to the collection of
tools that make it easier to use, create, manage and
exchange information. The Internet is the latest of a
long series of information technologies, which includes
printing, mail, radio, television and the telephone.
The course comprises three parts. The first provides
an overview of the current state of information
technology, and more importantly, its use for and by
business. The second examines the directions n which
these technologies are being extended, nd the potential
directions in which they may be eveloped. The third
considers the strategic ilications of IT for future
business practice. Student are expected to develop
cutting edge expertise by the end of the course.
Evaluation is based on two group projects (50%), three
individual assignments (30%) and class participation (20%).
The key requirements for success in the course is a
significant interest in IT, a willingness to think beyond
traditional boundaries, and an ability to live with the
uncertainty of business problems with no textbook