BADM 750 | Information and Communications Technology in Organizations (3 credits)

Instructor: William Kuechler, Ph.D., Professor, Information Systems

Analysis of computer-aided systems engineering technologies, systems development life cycle, telecommunication networks, databases, security, and strategic information systems planning for managing computer information systems.


  • Success factors for IT projects
  • Early warning factors for IT project failure
  • Current types of IT systems and their organizational value, cost and risk
  • How to analyze business processes and organizational work and information flows
  • Several models for strategic value creation from IT-based business process reorganization

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the short and long term impact and strategic value of an IT project
  • Interface effectively with upper management and technical project implementers at all phases of an IT project, including the ability to prepare oral and written management reports
  • Prepare and/or evaluate IT project requirements documentation
  • Manage the production of an IT project RFP including an organizational change plan

EMBA Learning Objectives and Outcomes

The overall learning objectives for the EMBA are a broad set of knowledge and skills we wish students to acquire and hone over the course of the program. Objectives represent the collective thought of the program’s faculty about the most valuable intellectual attributes of an executive at any point in his/her career.

The overall learning objectives form a central framework for the curriculum to which each course-specific set of objectives may be mapped, allowing courses to be woven together by common threads. Having a shared viewpoint of the educational content we wish to provide allows our faculty to continuously improve their courses, while maintaining a focus on the outcomes that are desired.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes Key:

  1. The ability to use evidence-based reasoning to understand, manage, and lead complex organizations.
  2. Development of skills that facilitate problem solving in a  complex and dynamic environment.
  3. The ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative  information into the decision making process.

Course specific mapping for BADM 750:

  • Work effectively with IT personnel (L.O.: wherever located!) on the definition and management of an IT project (L.O.: 2)
  • Discover and evaluate strategic IT and IT-supported business process reorganization project possibilities and assess the sustainability of the strategic advantage conferred by the each project (L.O.: 2)
  • Understand the impact of IT on the organization and effectively manage the change to people and processes that is inevitable in an IT implementation to minimize risk of failure and increase effectiveness of the implementation (L.O.: 2,3)
  • Understand the importance of strategic alignment of IT initiatives with organizational strategy and work toward that alignment (L.O.: 1)