UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
This course provides an overview of information systems in the business world and presents an organizational view of how to use information technology to create competitive firms, manage global organizations, and provide useful products and services to customers through the web.
The phenomenal growth of the Internet since the large-scale commercialization of the Internet in the 1990’s has taken globalization of trade to new heights. Organizations are becoming mostly digital and we are witnessing the rise of information economies. Thus it is imperative that we understand how information technologies, particularly the Internet technologies are changing businesses and markets (e-business). It is also imperative to understand changes that are likely to occur in the near future.
Topics include the strategic use of information systems, the development of e-commerce, and social and ethical issues involved with e-business. Consequently, this course is designed to provide a broad overview of the strategic and operational importance, theory and practice of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Systems for both IS and non-IS professionals, users, and managers.