|Course ID:||MIST 5780. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||Globalization and Information Systems|
|Introduction to globalization and its linkage with information
technology. Topics covered include globalization strategies;
cultural and structural issues impacting the development,
adoption, and use of IT; offshore sourcing; the digital divide;
|Oasis Title:||GLOBALIZATION & IS|
|Prerequisite:||MIST 2090 or MIST 2190H or CSCI 1100-1100L|
|Offered every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Upon successfully completing this course the student will:
1. Understand the forces that lead to globalization as well as
its advantages and disadvantages.
2. Understand the various globalization strategies as well as
the fit between the globalization strategy for the organization
and the IS department.
2. Appreciate how cultural and structural issues impact the
development, adoption, and use of IT.
3. Understand the factors that determine a nation's e-readiness
and implications for e-commerce.
4. Understand the challenges involved in global software
development and implementation.
5. Examine the off-shore sourcing phenomenon, its benefits and
risks as well as risk-mitigating strategies.
6. Understand IT in less developed countries and the digital
Globalization and e-readiness
Cultural and Structural Issues
Global Software Development and Implementation
IT in Less Developed Countries and the Digital Divide
|Honor Code Reference:|
"A Culture of Honesty" is The University of Georgia's policy
about academic honesty.
Every student who enrolls at the University agrees to be bound
by the policy.This means that each student has a responsibility
to read the policy and comply with it. It's no defense to a
charge of academic dishonesty to say 'I didn't know that was
prohibited.' Students must perform their entire academic work
without plagiarizing, cheating, lying, tampering, stealing,
receiving assistance from others (unless the faculty member
authorizes that assistance)or using sources to assist in that
work (without giving fair attribution).
[Source: "A Culture of Honesty at The University of Georgia." A
pamphlet published by the UGA Office of the Vice President for
We appreciate the fact that honesty runs rampant in our
classes. We strive to have a culture of complete academic
honesty. Thus, The University's Academic Honesty Policy is in
effect. However, violations have actually occurred. If an
alleged incident occurs, the situation will immediately be
documented and sent to the Office of the Vice-President for
Academic Affairs for processing, and your grade in this course
will be an NR (Not Reported) until the matter has run through
due process. Officials in that Office will directly contact all
parties involved. If you have any questions, refer to The
University's Academic Honesty Guidelines in University of
Georgia Publications for more details on the rules and
procedures (also at www.uga.edu/ovpi). Again, we do appreciate
Academic Honesty and Group Work Policy: Please note that if a
group member does not participate in a group assignment, The
University's Academic Honesty Policy prohibits his or her name
from appearing on it.
Academic Honesty and Individual Work: It is expected that
students will learn from the Instructor, texts, other books,
and possibly from fellow students. All materials submitted
for a grade must be the student's own effort (except for group
assignments, if any). (For group assignments, materials
submitted for a grade must be from the efforts of the students
who are members of the group and no others.)
Assignments in this category are to be accomplished
individually. This means that you are not to solve problems
together or compare answers prior to turning in the work.
Cooperative efforts on individual work will result in an
immediate score of zero for all parties involved. The situation
will immediately be forwarded to the Office of the Vice-
President for Academic Affairs. Please refer to The
University's Academic Honesty policy (http://www.uga.edu/ovpi)
for more details.