Information Technology Economics

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Information Technology Economics

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Examines the economics of information systems and information technology. Topics include estimating, budgeting, budget management, coast accounting, value assessment, and accountability as it relates to information systems and information technology.

    Course Objectives:

    • Present a practical approach to Information Technology Economics focused on economic and financial trends, evaluating IT on performance, costs, and benefits, evaluating IT perspective on Intangible benefits, IT outsourcing.
    • Define and describe in aspects of the IT investment decision process.
    • Understand the knowledge of evaluating information technology investments.
    • Perform the case studies on evaluation and project management.

    Teaching Methods:

    • Class discussion
    • Field trip
    • Guest speakers

    Teaching Media:

    • White Board  
    • Notebook
    • Computer
    • Power Point Slides
    • LCD projector

    Measurement and Evaluation of Student Achievement:

    • The ability to present a practical approach to Information Technology Economics focused on economic and financial trends, evaluating IT on performance, costs, and benefits, evaluating IT perspective on Intangible benefits, IT outsourcing.
    • The ability to define and describe in aspects of the IT investment decision process.  
    • The ability to understand the knowledge of evaluating information technology investments.
    • The ability to perform the case studies on evaluation and project management.  

    Student’s achievement will be graded according to the faculty and university standard using the symbols: A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, and F.

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