3credit hour(s) This graduate course examines the role of information technology as a source of competitive advantage for a business. The course analyzes how information technology aligns with business strategy and achieves organization goals. From a practitioner’s perspective, the course examines managing information and related technology platforms to address key business issues. Topics include information technology’s role in online and mobile commerce, privacy and data security, business process automation, and network computing. Additionally, this course reviews the ethics of information technology as well as future trends in the field.