The last three decades has seen momentous changes in the way business is done. With the fading away of geographic boundaries largely due to the rapid advancements in ICT technology, IT today plays a pivotal role for business managers than just a few years ago. There are five factors, namely, Internet growth and technology convergence, Transformation of the business enterprise, Growth of a globally connected economy, Growth of knowledge and information-based economies and the Emergence of the digital firm that play an increasingly important role in the growing impact of IT for businesses today.
The Internet is bringing about a convergence of technologies, roiling markets, entire industries, and firms in the process. Traditional boundaries and business relationships are breaking down, even as new ones spring up. Telephone networks are merging into the Internet, and cellular phones are becoming Internet access devices. Handheld storage devices such as iPods are emerging as potential portable game and entertainment centers. The Internet-connected personal computer is moving toward a role as home entertainment control center.
One of the primary objectives of the IS elective is to give the students a well-rounded understanding of how IT impacts the firms businesses and on ways to leverage the power of Technology to help the firm in all its business operations.
The School of Information System Excellence offers the following areas of study:
- Data Communication and Networking
- ERP Systems
- Information Security
- Inventory Decisions in Supply Chain
- Network Management
- Object Oriented Analysis and Design
- Software Engineering
- Software Engineering and Project Management
- Supply Chain Analytics and Benchmarking
- Supply Chain Management
- Systems Analysis and Design
- Transportation Decisions in Supply Chain
- Warehousing and Network Design in Supply Chain
* Not all papers are offered in all programmes