The business environment is rapidly changing as a result of the evolution of information technology and systems. It does not matter whether you work in a large company or small, for yourself or for others, for profit or public service – technology affects your business decisions.
This course will demystify the opportunities and challenges created by technology and provide guidance on how to successfully leverage technology for business success while mitigating risk. This is not an IT course; it is a business course for Business Leaders/Managers/decision-makers (current or aspiring) in any industry.
At the end of this course, you should:
Understand what "digital economy" means
Understand the challenges the digital economy creates for organizations
Develop analytical decision making skills for applying technology to address business needs while managing risks
Know how to separate a technology problem from a business problem
Enhanced communication skills about technology and technology-related business issues
The course will be of most value to you if you have at least five years of professional experience. You do not require any technical knowledge or skills beyond the ability to use a web browser and Microsoft Word for your assignments.
This course will use education technology, such as youtube, vimeo or other internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies and the instructor to use other privacy protective options.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund—less an administrative fee—will be issued if you withdraw within six calendar days after the official course start date for online and evening courses. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card. A request to withdraw from a course must be submitted in writing to the Business and Management Programs office.