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Information Systems Management (ISM) at UC Santa Cruz : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 1 Information Systems Management (ISM) at UC Santa Cruz Subhas Desa What is Information Systems Management (ISM)? : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 2 What is Information Systems Management (ISM)? The Technology of Business: the design and use of technologies to efficiently and profitably manage and operate any enterprise or company The Business of Technology: how to develop, manage, and commercialize technologies/products (e.g., computers, networks, and software) An exciting new discipline that combines engineering and management to address: The ISM Advantage : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 3 The ISM Advantage Flexibility in a rapidly changing world. Technological specialization can be a dead-end. Keys to Success. Learning for the real world How to effectively manage others How to coordinate a company’s technologies and data How to lead complex technological projects How to market and sell ideas/products Why ISM at UCSC? : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 4 Why ISM at UCSC? New Department: Increased contact with faculty, smaller classes, new faculty hires trained to today’s technologies Credit available for relevant work experience Part of the Baskin School of Engineering: Science, engineering, and programming courses taught by world-class researchers Flexibility: Electives are chosen from Engineering (e.g., Computer Architecture), Social Sciences (e.g., Business Strategy), or tailored to individual needs of the student Internships and Projects: Students can work for local technology companies and/or with faculty researchers ISM Specializations : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 5 ISM Specializations ISM - Information Systems Management (The Technology of Business) - Use information and computer systems to solve business problems (e.g., finance and resource allocation) MOT - Management of Technology (The Business of Technology) - Develop and commercialize a new product or idea (business strategy, marketing, etc.) ISTM - Information Systems and Management of Technology - A combination of the above two ISM Faculty : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 6 ISM Faculty Ram Akella, Professor (Information Technology, Knowledge Management) Subhas Desa, Undergraduate Director (Management of Technology, Product Development) Patrick Mantey, Professor (Systems Management, Multi-Media) John Musacchio, Assistant Professor (Control of Communication Networks) Kevin Ross, Assistant Professor (Complex Systems Management) Yi Zhang, Assistant Professor (Knowledge Management) ISM Research : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 7 ISM Research Management of Technology and Product Development Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (Data Mining) Risk Management in the Development of Technologies System Dynamics of the Enterprise Value Chain Strategy and Pricing for Communication Networks Scheduling and Control of Information Networks Current ISM Internships : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 8 Current ISM Internships GIIP – through the Sociology Department, providing services to address ISM needs in small, local industries J. P. Morgan LightSurf Seagate UCSC, Cruz Mail UCSC, Information Technology Services ISM Foundation Courses : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 9 ISM Foundation Courses Calculus, linear algebra, and discrete math Macro- and Microeconomics Accounting principles and practice Programming, data structures, and computer organization Business Strategy and Information Systems Transfer students should take as many of these courses as possible at their local colleges (see www.ASSIST.org for equivalent classes) ISM Core Courses : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 10 ISM Core Courses Business Information Systems Systems Analysis and Design Business Strategy and Information Systems Management of Technology Seminar Management of Technology I: The Management, Development, and Commercialization of Technology Management of Technology II: Management of the Enterprise Value Chain Should you consider ISM? : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 11 Should you consider ISM? Are you interested in engineering but know that you would rather be involved in the business or management end of technology? Are you interested in business but know you want a job managing a company’s technologies and data? Are you interested in developing and marking your own products or ideas (or those produce by others)? Next step : Subhas Desa, sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu 12 Next step For more information about the program Our Web-site http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/programs/ism/ Contact Subhas Desa, Undergraduate Director phone: 831-459-1641 e-mail: sdesa@soe.ucsc.edu

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