Business Technology Management Specialization

Started Aug 14

Business Technology Management Specialization

Learn to Lead in the Digital Economy

Leverage technology to gain competitive advantage

About This Specialization

Products and business models in today's competitive environment are increasingly being transformed by technology. This new digital economy places IT at the centre of firm strategy and operations, and requires a new breed of IT managers and leaders who can examine technology through a business lens. The Business Technology Management specialization will empower you with knowledge of the IT domain, management, leadership and team building skills, and functional and analytical skills. These skills are critical to leverage technology to create competitive advantage. Video: Professor Deepa Mani speaks about the Specialization

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6 courses

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Digital Transformations

    Current session: Aug 14 — Sep 18.
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    Information Technology (IT) is fast changing the world around us. This course will provide you an understanding of IT-enabled changes in the business environment, and how insightful executives leverage IT to create value and win competitive battles. The course is divided into three parts – the first part of the course focuses on the industry impacts of technological innovation. Here, we will explore competition and business models in the high-tech industry, using examples of companies like Google, Apple and Facebook. We will also explore competitive dynamics of industries that consume significant technology with emphasis on how technology has disrupted industries such as music, media and education. The second part of the course focuses on how IT transforms cost structures of firms by helping them build information capabilities that significantly increase value chain efficiency. The final part of the course will focus on the impact of IT on innovation and decision-making within firms that, ultimately impacts revenue growth.
  2. COURSE 2

    Business Analytics and Digital Media

    Current session: Aug 14 — Sep 18.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The explosion in digital media - web, social and now mobile - represents a departure from how things were like in the last century. This proliferation of digital media is both a threat and an opportunity for many businesses. Business Analytics can be leveraged to process data, sentiment, buzz, contacts, context and other aspects of business interest in real time, for business performance and impact. The course picks and uses use-cases from a variety of industries and geographies, to showcase the potential and impact that business analytics done properly (or not) can have on business performance.
  3. COURSE 3

    Accounting and Finance for IT professionals

    Upcoming session: Aug 21 — Sep 25.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course presents an introduction to the basics of financial accounting and finance for IT professionals. The first part of the course will focus on understanding the most important financial statements, namely, the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows. We will then focus on how we can understand the financial health and performance of the company by examining a number of important financial ratios that are derived from the financial statements of the company. The second part of the course will focus on the basics of finance. This includes the concept of time value of money, discounting cash flows, and capital budgeting. The course will also introduce the idea of real options, how they affect a project’s NPV, and their impact of the decision to accept/reject a project. Lectures on concepts will be supplemented with numerical examples.
  4. COURSE 4

    IT Project Management

    Upcoming session: Aug 21 — Sep 25.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The concepts and use of project management tools, techniques and methodologies are becoming all pervasive. This course addresses project management in the context of IT projects, including software projects. Using the framework of project life cycle, the course covers various aspects pertaining to (i) project initiation, (ii) project planning and scheduling, (iii) project monitoring and control, and (iv) project termination. For planning and scheduling of projects, the use of project network and estimation of time and cost are covered in detail. Scheduling of projects with resource limitations is covered next. Risk assessment methods including simulation and risk reduction approaches are also be covered. The students will be required to use the software @risk to simulate project completion times. The use of Earned Value Analysis for Project Monitoring and Control is emphasized. For Software Project Management, the Waterfall Model and Agile Project Management are covered in detail.
  5. COURSE 5

    Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

    Upcoming session: Aug 21 — Sep 25.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The digital age is dramatically reshaping the rules for organizational success. The new context demands renewal of your capabilities and development of different mindsets. In this course, you’ll learn the different components of emotional intelligence at work. For example, you’ll learn how you can work effectively in teams, build cooperative relationships with your key stakeholders, exercise effective influence, handle difficult conversations, and create energy and enthusiasm to foster meaningful change. Our modules will begin with powerful stories that are illustrative of typical challenges faced by front-line leaders. We’ll analyze the case illustration using the ideas from emotional intelligence theory, and highlight the key lessons that you should take away in terms of mindsets and skills that you should master to distinguish yourself as a leader.
  6. COURSE 6

    Capstone Project: Business Technology Management

    Upcoming session: Aug 21 — Oct 2.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The Capstone Project places you in the shoes of a CIO of a hypothetical FMCG firm, Indus Consumer Products Limited, who is required to select a portfolio of IT investments for the decision year that is aligned with the business strategy and objectives of the firm. Different business units in the company have proposed different applications to implement. Your job as CIO will be to analyze the business case for each of the projects and identify those that best serve the long-term business strategy and objectives of the firm. Your choice of IT investments is constrained by the IT budget for the given financial year. The case consists of the following artifacts: - Letter from the CEO - Company Report - IT Assessment Report - Proposal for the SCM Initiative - Proposal for Rural Connect - Proposal for the new ERP System The case is designed to provide a Capstone experience on many of the concepts and frameworks learned in the specialization. Learners need to: (a) Identify a broad business focus of the company using the competitor data. Provide a couple of lines on the strategic pain points for the firm. (b) Which one of the five applications must the company invest in? Why? Provide strategic and financial reasons in support. (c) Thoroughly analyse past projects to remove redundant or unviable investments. (d) Identify and propose strategies for managing risk associated with large scale IT investments. (e) Create an organizational structure and communication plan that will engage various stakeholders of the organization.

Creators

  • Indian School of Business

    The Indian School of Business (ISB), is a research driven global Business school that grooms future leaders for India and the world.

    The Indian School of Business has successfully put India on the global map of management education by nurturing young leaders with an understanding of developing economies and the society at large. Through innovations in curricula and pedagogy to reflect the shifting business landscape, the ISB is committed to providing the best venue for management education to meet the growing need to develop young leaders who can manage global challenges.

  • Ramnarayan Subramaniam

    Ramnarayan Subramaniam

    Clinical Professor
  • Deepa Mani

    Deepa Mani

    Associate Professor and Executive Director, Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy
  • Sudhir Voleti

    Sudhir Voleti

    Assistant Professor and ISB Research Fellow
  • M Rammohan Rao

    M Rammohan Rao

    Professor Emeritus
  • Ramabhadran Thirumalai

    Ramabhadran Thirumalai

    Assistant Professor

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