Concentration in Information Systems: Digital Innovation (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

There are two options offered in the Information Systems (IS) Concentration: IT for Business and Digital Innovation.

The IS Concentration - Digital Innovation option gives students knowledge and skills to navigate the digital economy. Today, business managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs need to be able to innovate digitally. This Concentration provides students with essential skills and knowledge they need to navigate the complex process of digital innovation. Students learn theories, frameworks, and methods to develop their innovative potential especially as it relates to the digital economy and Information Technologies. The Digital Innovation Concentration helps students leverage their creativity to become change agents and to hone their technological savvy in an increasingly digital environment.

Career opportunities include technology entrepreneur, digital content manager, web and social media expert, project manager.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • INSY 444 Online Communities and Open Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : This course is intended to help students learn about and analyze the phenomena of online communities and open innovation. The potential of OI to revolutionize markets and businesses will be a core part of the course.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

9-12 credits selected from the following list:

  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Concentrating on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, particular attention is given to the start-up, purchasing and management of small to medium-sized industrial firms. The focal point is in understanding the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs, resolving them, developing a business plan and the maximum utilization of the financial, marketing and human resources that make for a successful operation.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Wong, Derrick (Fall) Karunakaran, Arvind (Winter)

  • INSY 432 Digital Business Models (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Discusses the role of the information systems in enabling new digital business models within and across organizations. Focuses on platforms and models of the sharing economy in different industries as well as new forms of business activities enabled by technologies. Discusses economic, strategic and organizational issues of these models.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Lyubman, Liliya (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 440 E-Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Build the knowledge base and skills needed to face today's electronic business challenges, opportunities, and issues. Explore important concepts, models, tools and applications related to e-business.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Xinos, Pano Mark (Fall)

  • INSY 442 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Introduction to the methods and tools for analyzing business data to improve business decision-making, focusing on extracting business intelligence by analyzing data and online content for various business applications.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Teimourzadeh, Aria (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 271, MGCR 331

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken INSY 434 when the topic was ‘Business Intelligence’. Only open to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 455 Technology and Innovation for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : The role of information and other technologies in the size and nature of an organization’s environmental ‘footprint’. Achieving sustainability through strategic innovation, such as digitization, recycling, reuse of materials, sustainable design, LEED certifications, smart grids and energy metrics. Analyzing the environmental benefits and hidden costs of novel technologies.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Vaast, Emmanuelle (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

0-3 credits to be chosen from the following list:

  • INSY 331 Managing Information Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Tools and concepts necessary to manage information systems in an organization: hardware/software/telecom administration, knowledge discovery/management, web-technologies, and computer security. Focuses on both mechanical aspects of IT and conceptual understanding with regard to impact on business organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Vaast, Emmanuelle (Fall) Vaast, Emmanuelle (Winter)

  • INSY 430 IT in Financial Markets (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : How IT has impacted various parts of the financial services sector including stock markets, brokerage houses, retail banking and insurance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • INSY 431 IT Implementation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Exposure to a variety of real-life strategic and operational issues that arise when implementing IT. It may involve the selection process of an information technology, its introduction, implementation, management and/or improvement.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • INSY 437 Managing Data & Databases (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Management of organizational data, implementation of database management systems, and the roles and responsibilities of data management personnel. Explores different models of data representation with an emphasis on the relational model; simple and complex SQL queries.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Animesh, Animesh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Management: students are encouraged to take this course as early as possible in their program.

  • INSY 450 Information Systems Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Practical principles of project management essential to successful IS development projects or other complex undertakings within an organization; includes methods for defining, planning, and scheduling activities and resources. Discusses managerial and behavioural issues.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Han, Kunsoo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331 or permission of Instructor and approval of the BCom Office

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • MGPO 460 Managing Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Firms face difficulties in developing new products. This course examines the new product development process to understand why problems occur and what managers can do. Topics include the creative synthesis of market and technology; the coordination of functions; and the strategic connection between the project and the strategy.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Vit, Gregory Bryan (Fall) Vit, Gregory Bryan (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

Desautels Faculty of Management—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 20, 2019) (disclaimer)