MIS4596-Tony Messina-Sec 002-Spring 2017

Course Structure


The goal of MIS 4596 is to integrate the MIS and Business School curriculum so that students understand the overall role of MIS in the organization. At the broadest level this means:

  • Learn how to leverage and think about enterprise level information technology assets and capabilities.
  • Apply systems thinking as a basic principle in thinking about enterprise IT
  • Justify and prioritize project portfolios at the enterprise level.
  • Propose, compare, and evaluate specific projects.
  • Learn how IT organizations are structured
  • Understand the role of the MIS professional
  • Gain expertise on what it takes to work on an entrepreneurial team project from start to finish.


Professors Carey O’Donnell and James Moustafellos have developed previous iterations of the course. The current version of the course was co-developed by Professors Hohne and Mandviwalla.


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