Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 13

V13 N4 Pages 4-11

July 2015

An IT Strategy Course: Why and How

David Woods
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056 , USA

Elizabeth Howard
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056 , USA

Abstract: With continuing changes in all aspects of the technology field, especially the emergence of cloud and “as a service” offerings, developing skills for strategic thinking about technology is of increasing importance to our students. However, the presence of formal IS/IT strategy courses in programs of study trails that of more traditional courses. In addition, there is limited discussion on the teaching of strategy in the academic literature. This work offers reasons for the continued importance of teaching strategy and provides examples of how strategy is covered in a course on Global and Strategic Issues in IT.

Keywords: active learning , experiential learning, IS Curriculum, IT strategy, Pedagogy

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Recommended Citation: Woods, D., Howard, E. (2015). An IT Strategy Course: Why and How. Information Systems Education Journal, 13(4) pp 4-11. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2014)