Generating Business Value from Information Technology

A keyboard, mouse, and five dollar bill.

A collage relating money with information technology. (Photograph courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

15.571

As Taught In

Spring 2009

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course provides concepts and frameworks for understanding the potential impact of information technology (IT) on business strategy and performance. We will examine how some firms make IT a strategic asset while other firms struggle to realize value from IT investments. The course focuses on the implications of increased digitization for defining business strategies and operating models, and explores the roles of both general managers and IT executives in using IT to achieve operational excellence and business agility. Topics include business operating models, IT investment and prioritization, business strategy and IT alignment, the design and governance of digitized processes, and the role of the IT unit. Draws heavily on research and case studies from MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research. Restricted to graduate students.

Archived Versions

Ross, Jeanne. 15.571 Generating Business Value from Information Technology, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-571-generating-business-value-from-information-technology-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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