Today, information systems are an integral part of all business activities and careers. This course is designed to introduce MBA students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout organizations. Course topics will focus on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and telecommunications, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage. As course cover topics such as the Internet, business data analysis, and database management, students will also be exposed to business software tools commonly used in these technology domains. As a result, students will obtain valuable information technology knowledge and skills for being successful in all areas of business.