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RMGT 115

Decision and Knowledge Management

This course examines the relationship between knowledge management and information technology and its extensions for the innovative and strategic management paradigms of the future. The central message of the course is that knowledge, not money or technology, will be the primary economic unit of business in the twenty-first century. Concepts covered include the analysis of knowledge management as an organizational strategy; the characteristics of knowledge management systems; the building of knowledge management systems; and the implementation of knowledge management systems.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Interpret and explain the importance of knowledge management to the enterprise.

Explain and illustrate the theory of knowledge management.

Formulate examples of the use knowledge management as an economic unit of business in the twenty-first century.

Identify, discuss and analyze how the management of knowledge is essential for an enterprise to achieve a position of competitive advantage in a global business environment.

Identify and describe how information technology is used to support the goals of knowledge management in the modern enterprise.

Describe the skills and procedures necessary to analyze, design and implement knowledge management systems.

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