BUS 355 Business of IT: Legal Regulatory Business Env • 5 Cr.
This course focuses on managerial and legal principles and knowledge that are critical to IT organizations and the management of organizations focused on information technology in the modern business world. Students will develop skills and techniques in the areas of the relevant legal concepts and doctrines; regulatory and administrative agency requirements; and organizational development and management practice applicable in the IT environment. Case studies will be used. Prerequisite: BUS& 101.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Evaluate the legal and ethical standards IT professionals and managers must maintain.
- Explain the legal and regulatory powers and structures of administrative agencies and devise strategies to optimize business interactions with them.
- Illustrate appropriate approaches for meeting the requirements for legal compliance within regulatory agencies including analyzing and describing HIPAA, NIST, LEED, SOX, and other finance and accounting legal standards as they apply to the IT environment.
- Analyze and evaluate the legal and ethical dimensions of contracts and legal devices and doctrines applicable to the IT environment including intellectual property rights, employment contracts, nondisclosure agreements, vendor contracts, agency, employment, and independent contractor law. Interpret the relationship between ethical values and legal requirements.
- Appraise contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of IT and corporate governance.
- Appraise contemporary management practices and organizational behavior theory particularly applicable to the IT environment and IT organizations including change management.
- Explain and demonstrate good business judgment in making IT decisions based on economic analysis, including TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), ROI, (Return on Investment), and lease versus buy considerations.
- Discriminate, evaluate, and apply management theories and principles in the IT environment such that IT systems and organizations remain in compliance including the requirement of a formal, controlled change management system.