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Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) — 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)

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

9-12 credits selected from the following list:

  • BUSA 434 Topics in General Management (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Topics in management.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Jui Ramaprasad, Karl James Moore (Winter)

    • Note: Topics vary from year to year
  • 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 in an environment that would appeal to Engineering students. 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Peter Younkin (Fall) Michael M Avedesian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or MGCR 341
  • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Genevieve Bassellier (Fall) Genevieve Bassellier (Winter)

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Emmanuelle Vaast, Jeroen Struben (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

* When topic is appropriate for this program.

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 2015, Winter 2016

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

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331
  • 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Liette Lapointe (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331
    • Prerequisite-Continuing Studies: CCCS 300, INSY 333, INSY 437
  • 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 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: Larry Tansey (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331
  • 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Jeroen Struben (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
Desautels Faculty of Management—2015-2016 (last updated Mar. 9, 2015) (disclaimer)