Postgraduate Courses - Information Systems Only

ISOM 5020   Information and Technology Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 502, ISMT 502] A general manager's perspective on the strategic roles of information and technology in companies, overview of enabling technologies, how information systems are developed and managed, and how to make technology management decisions. Exclusion(s): IMBA 5120, ISOM 5100

ISOM 5030   Business Simulation and Strategic Decisions[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 503, ISMT 610X] Business simulation software combined with case study discussions provide an exciting learning environment for examining strategic decisions in business, with a primary focus on high-tech industries. Explore and practice strategic decision making in a hands on, active learning process. This course emphasizes group learning and competition in interactive online and classroom contexts. Exclusion(s): ISOM 5420

ISOM 5050   Business Essentials for IT Professionals[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 505, ISOM 611A] This course provides an introduction to essential business ideas and concepts to enable technical professionals to more effectively communicate in language and systems design terms with business executives in all areas of a modern business organization.

ISOM 5100   Information Strategy and Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 510, ISMT 510] Examination of economic principles of information systems strategy, highlighting application of economics and management principles to the unique environment of information services and information-enabled competition. Exclusion(s): ISOM 5020

ISOM 5130   Outsourcing Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 611B] This course examines the phenomenon of business process outsourcing that are enabled by technological innovations. Topics include the benefits and risks of outsourcing, management challenges associated with outsourcing, effective vendor management, and techniques for managing outsourcing activities and risks.

ISOM 5170   Big Data Technologies[2-0-0:2]

This course introduces the emerging technological paradigm for managing "big data". Topics covered include a range of big data technologies, such as HDFS, MapReduce, Spark, Hive, Pig, etc.

ISOM 5180   Applied Network Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 518, ISMT 518] In an interconnected economy, the management of network applications becomes increasingly important. This course provides an overview of the basic networking management principles and concepts. Both theoretical knowledge and practical training in applications of network management (e.g. Cisco) are included.

ISOM 5200   Protecting Business Innovations[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 520, ISMT 520] This course addresses legal issues from a managerial perspective related to business process innovations, patent law, copyright law, and trademark laws.  Topics related to international issues and challenges arising from new business models and innovative processes, including but not limited to discussions of legal issues associated with electronic commerce and internationally integrated supply-chain logistics processes.  No legal training or background is required.   

ISOM 5230   Privacy Management in the Digital Age[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 610A] This course provides an overview of information privacy and management in the digital age. It covers the fundamental concepts and dimensions of privacy; the impact of Internet marketing, customer relationship management, Web personalization, and data mining on consumer privacy; privacy enhancing technologies; and regulation of business practices.   

ISOM 5240   Deep Learning Business Applications with Python[2-0-0:2]

Deep Learning (DL) is a promising way for developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. It is exceptionally useful for training a large amount of unstructured historical datasets, and predicting the most-likely outputs. DL can be applied in many business areas such as finance, marketing, customer services, information security and so on, and most importantly DL can outperform existing non-AI systems due to the nature of neural networks. This course intends to introduce Python programming language for developing DL business applications. Students will apply knowledge in current and future trends of DL to design DL business applications.

ISOM 5250   Business Modeling with VBA[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 6000A, ISOM 611C] This course introduces students to business application modeling using Visual Basic Applications (VBA) in Excel. Students will learn to develop applications in different business areas, including finance, marketing, technology operations, etc. Essential features of VBA needed for application development will be introduced as part of the course and hence no prior experience with VBA is needed. Emphasis is on extensive hands-on problem solving.

ISOM 5260   Fundamentals of Database Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 526, ISMT 526] Introduction to database management systems with emphasis on business applications. Technical and administrative considerations in database implementation. Students implement a business system using a commercial-off-the-shelf software package.

ISOM 5270   Big Data Analytics[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 527, ISMT 527] Data plays an increasingly important role in business decision making. This course introduces the key concepts and applications of business analytics in the world of Big Data. Example business problems to be solved analytically include customer relationship management, financial trading, social media marketing, search engine strategy, etc. Hands-on experience with popular data analytical tools will be included.

ISOM 5280   Computer and Internet Security Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 528, ISMT 528] In-depth study of information systems security in business organizations. Basic principles and functions of secure systems reviewed; management policy, plans and programs discussed.

ISOM 5290   Information Systems Development Methodologies[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 529, ISMT 529] This course provides an overview of the principles of information systems (IS) development methodologies. Topics include process modeling, object-oriented modeling, data flow diagramming, use case modeling, UML, and management issues in IS development.

ISOM 5300   Information Infrastructure Policy and Regulation[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 530, ISMT 530] The information infrastructure is a strategic component of the modern business environment. This course provides an overview of the global evolution of policy and regulatory issues of the information infrastructure, and how they impact the business strategies of firms. Topics include fundamental concepts underlying policy and regulation of the information infrastructure, including spamming and privacy regulations, network interconnection, Internet governance, regulatory environment of mobile multimedia services, privatization of infrastructure assets, foreign direct investment and the impact of WTO's agreement on a country's information infrastructure.

ISOM 5320   Electronic Commerce and Web Analytics[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 532, ISMT 532] This course offers essential knowledge and tools for managers of e-business. Topics include e-commerce models, web analytics, Internet marketing, Internet pricing and strategy, web-based personalization, online-intermediaries, etc.

ISOM 5330   Financial Technology for Business Professionals[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 6000E] This course provides students with an overview of the underlying information technologies used in the finance, banking, and insurance industries. The course covers the critical business, legal and technology issues and the related risks faced by corporate executives when analyzing, designing, launching and managing Financial Technology projects to drive business innovations.

ISOM 5360   Information Systems Auditing[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 536] This course introduces the fundamental concepts of information systems (IS) auditing. Topics include IS control and assurance, COBIT, business continuity planning, protection of information assets, auditing the network infrastructure, physical access exposures and controls, and disaster recovery management.

ISOM 5370   Technology and Innovation Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 537, ISMT 537, ISMT 610R] Technology and innovation management (TIM) plays an important role in enhancing the competitiveness of firms, industries, and even nations. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to TIM from strategic perspectives and addresses key issues such as technology and innovation decision making, open innovation system, lead user innovation, intellectual property portfolio management, and national innovation system. Specifically, it will highlight how technology can facilitate corporate innovation. Students will obtain basic skills in formulating TIM-based competitive strategies.

ISOM 5380   Information Systems Assurance and Forensic Investigation[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 6000B, ISOM 611D] This course addresses information systems assurance from both managerial and technical perspectives. It introduces a framework for governing corporate systems and assuring that IT risks are properly managed. Students will learn how to define, identify and classify system vulnerabilities; how a vulnerability analysis can help assure proper system operation and enhance system robustness; how hackers penetrate/attack corporate systems; and how forensic investigation can help uncover digital evidence.

ISOM 5390   Digital and Social Media Strategy[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 6000D] This course examines how firms can use digital marketing and social media to reach, acquire, and engage customers.  Topics include search and display ads, viral marketing analytics, online word-of-mouth, social data, and mobile ads and apps, etc.

ISOM 5400   Information Systems Research Methodologies[4-0-0:4]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 540, ISMT 540] Introductory core course for MPhil and PhD students majoring or minoring in information systems; overview of the conduct of research in the information systems field. Advanced master degree students may register with the approval of the instructor.

ISOM 5420   Integrated Business Simulation and Strategy[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 542, SBMT 542] Students compete in operating and managing a virtual business as teams using the CapStone Business Simulation software that has been adopted by more than 500 business schools and universities worldwide. This team-based competition using business simulation tools provide an active-learning, hands-on business management experience integrating strategy, finance, marketing, accounting, human resources training and operations management perspectives for operating a complete business enterprise. Exclusion(s): ISOM 5030

ISOM 5450   Technology Consulting[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 6000C] This course is designed for students from different professions to become skilled in using consulting tools to analyze issues, evaluate solutions from multiple dimensions of people, process, technology and governance, and then use a framework for IT strategy recommendations for effective communication.  Students will learn how to apply these technology consulting tools to the latest technology trends, such as big data, e-commerce, e-recruitment, security, etc. facing today's businesses.   

ISOM 5460   Project Management[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 546, ISMT 546] This course covers the essential project management skills to ensure successful implementation of high-technology projects. Topics include investment decisions, resource planning, budgeting, scheduling, outsourcing, and risk assessment and control, as major components of the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). Exclusion(s): ISOM 5770, MIMT 5350

ISOM 5480   Technology Entrepreneurship[2-0-0:2]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 550, ISMT 610Y] This course introduces the principles of technology entrepreneurship. It provides an overview of the theory and best practices on developing innovative business models of the digital economy, and the strategy, structure and pricing related to new enterprises. Topics include technology entrepreneurship, e-marketing, web 2.0 and enterprise 2.0, information in financial market, globalization, and the long tail.

ISOM 6000 - 6100   Special Topics in Information Systems[1-4 credit(s)]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 610-611, ISMT 610-611] Study of selected areas of information systems and information technology; individual projects and reports.

ISOM 6350   MSc Research Project[2-4 credits]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 696, ISMT 696] An independent research project on an IS Management related topic carried out under the supervision of a faculty member.

ISOM 6390   Independent Study in Information Systems[1-4 credit(s)]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 695, ISMT 695] Study of selected information and systems management issues under the supervision of a faculty member. This course may be repeated for credit. (Special permission from the Associate Dean is required for MBA students to take this course.)

ISOM 6990   MPhil Thesis Research

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 699, ISMT 699] Master's thesis research supervised by a faculty member. A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.

ISOM 7000   IS Doctoral Seminar[1-4 credit(s)]

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 750, ISMT 750] Presentation and discussions of current research topics in Information Systems for doctoral students. May be graded by letter, P/F for different offerings.

ISOM 7990   Doctoral Thesis Research

[Previous Course Code(s): ISOM 799, ISMT 799] Original and independent doctoral thesis research. A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.


Updated on 24 October 2018