This course presents the major issues in the realm of managing cross-functional information in complex organizations. Topics include planning, designing, acquiring, evaluating, and financing information systems and technologies. Students will understand competing perspectives of the end-user client and the information system manager with opportunities to work together to improve competitive advantage through effective management of information. The course is largely a discussion-based class with a case study emphasis including extensive Internet research to solve business problems and make decisions. Assignments include written and oral presentations.