GSBA 610 Seminar in Business Research:
Information Systems--Economics and Architectures

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Spring 2002: GSBA 610, 20575, Monday, 10 AM - 1 PM, BRI 8
Professor Christoph Langdon: 310.594.8466,
Office Hours: Monday, 3 - 4 PM or by appointment


Course Objectives. GSBA has two objectives: Providing students with an overview of key areas in information systems research and helping students to develop research models in the area of IS strategy/economics and architectures.

The course provides a set of methods to describe, analyze and evaluate IT developments and their strategic business impact.

At the conclusion of the course each student should be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the scholarly literature in IS research

  • Understand the architecture of IS

  • Identify underlying scientific position and limitations in IS theory-building

  • Generate one publishable research paper

Course Format. The course relies on a balanced combination of lectures, lively group discussions, readings and collaborative project work. Reading load is high and discussions will be intense requiring knowledge of the course literature.

Typically, each session is composed of two sections: a lecture and a second part with discussions and group exercises.

Style and Policy. I prefer an open learning atmosphere. I encourage you to participate during the lectures if you have a question, wish to contribute or want to challenge what I am saying. Please do so without hesitation. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please bring them to me. If I do not hear from you, then I will assume that you are feeling comfortable with the course, content, direction, material and your own progress. The lines of communication on my part are always open. Please take advantage of my office hours or make an appointment with me.

Disability. Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me (or to my TA) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30 AM 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is 213.740-0776.

Prerequisites. There are no course requirements for GSBA 610. Basic knowledge of how to use a personal computer, and office and communication applications such as FTP is required. Familiarity with coding in HTML may be helpful but is not required. 
















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