Lakshmi Iyer

Associate Professor and Director of ISSCM Graduate Programs

Courses Taught



ISM 785  – Theories in Information Systems. Examines underlying theories in information systems research. Theories from organizational behavior, strategic management, economics, other disciplines inside and outside business, and IS will be discussed. (UNCG).

ISM 786 – Frameworks & Research Methods in Information Systems. Introduces students to information systems research using top tier journal articles. Students will develop an understanding of information systems research in and prepare for research development in Information Systems.

ISM 753 – Doctoral Seminar in Information Systems, Planning and Global Issues. Research issues in IS planning, management and global information technology management.  Topics include: strategy formulation, tactics, process integration, business alignment, global environment, outsourcing, transborder dataflows, and cultural issues.

ISM 754 – Doctoral Seminar in Inter-organizational Systems. This seminar Current research issues on organizational processes and inter-organizational linkages that are transformed by the emergence of general information technology and Internet based applications.

ISM 724 – Doctoral Seminar in Electronic Commerce This course explores current research issues on the expanding field of electronic commerce (EC).  Topics include: EC strategy, business models, e-marketing, internet advertising, CRM, trust, privacy and security, and other emerging trends.

MBA 705 – Processes, Information Systems, and Business Value. Examine the role of information systems to improve processes and business performance. Analyze the interaction of business strategies, work processes, competitive markets, technology and people for effective IT management.

MBA 628 – Business Strategy and Information Technology. Selection, implementation, and management of information technology in supporting organizational goals, nature and use of information technology in achieving superior performance and competitive advantage.

ISM 698 (formerly ISM699) – Project in Information Technology. A capstone experience in which the student would demonstrate a broad knowledge of the material covered in the MSITM curricula by undertaking a project approved in consultation with MSITM Director.

ISM623/MBA 657 –  e-Commerce Stratgey. This course provides the strategic essentials of what a manager needs to know in order to manage and lead an electronic commerce (EC) initiative. An understanding of the skills, business concepts, strategic opportunities, and social issues that surround the emergence of EC on the Internet will be provided. (initially as MBA695A & D).

ISM 624 – Electronic Commerce Application Development. This course examines application software for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-Commerce. Students will learn to create dynamic Web applications using server-side programming technologies. (initially as ISM711 B).

ISM 110 – Business Computing I. Introduction to computer hardware, software and microcomputer applications including electronic mail, word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, and networks.

ISM 301 – Systems and Process Analysis. Systems and process analysis concerns the mechanisms for creating conceptual blueprints of systems and their processes. The area of study encompasses technical, economic, social, organizational, and political elements. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to collect data, analyze the data and create knowledge, and use analysis methodologies and tools to formalize their blueprints.

ISM 325VElectronic Commerce Application Development. This course provides the technical essentials one needs to know in order to manage and lead an electronic commerce (EC) initiative. Students will be building interactive web data base application using Active Server Pages. We also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic commerce such as security-authentication, privacy-encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies, and legal liabilities.

ISM 280 –  Business Process Analysis. A description and analysis of major business functions, organizational structures, activities and processes and how information technology can be employed to improve processes and business performance. Students will analyze business operations, learn about new technology and learn how businesses are applying information technology to remain competitive. (UNCG) (face to face and online sections).

At University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

MBA 664 Database Management. Introduction to databases and their management. File organization and data structures; major data models; database management systems; conceptual, logical, and physical database design; data definition and manipulation with SQL; data administration; and client server and distributed databases. SQL-based software tool. (UD, Dayton – Fall 1998).

MIS 385 Systems Implementation With Database Management Systems. Concepts, techniques and tools necessary to convert a logical system design into a working application using a relational DBMS. File and data structures, logical and physical databases design, security and data integrity, file design and processing with programming languages. DBMS functions, links to 3gl, SQL, QBE and 4gl access, linkage to WWW pages, legacy databases architectures, client/server, CASE, systems conversions, user documentation. (UD, Dayton – Winter 1999).

MIS 365 Management Information Systems. Survey of the theory and applications of computer-based information systems in organizations. The role of information in organizational processes, current information technology, decision support systems, and end-user computing and distributed processing systems. (UD, Dayton – Fall 1998, Winter & Summer 1999).

MIS 175 Introduction To Business Applications: Problem Solving With Visual Tools. Introduction to frameworks for understanding the role of information technology (IT) in business, graphical user interface design using a visual programming language, and programming for business applications based on principles of problem-solving. Relationship of visual programming to business computing tools. Integrative stand-alone and web-based projects. (UD, Dayton – Summer 1999).

At University of Georgia, Athens, GA

MAN 561 Structured Systems Analysis and Design. Introduction to structured systems analysis and design with emphasis on the development of large-scale human-machine systems. Methods of systems documentation are examined through the use of tools and techniques for describing process flows, data flows, data structures, file designs, input and output designs and program specifications. (UGA- Spring 1998).

MAN 557 Data Management. A study of data management concepts, including data administration, database administration, fundamentals of database management systems, data sharing and data dictionaries, data proliferation, and data integrity. Significant experience with RDBMS is provided. (UGA – Fall 1997, Winter 1998).

MAN 340 Internship and/or Cooperative Education. Students are permitted to enter business establishments or governmental agencies for the purpose of obtaining practical and applied business experience. A paper describing and analyzing this experience is required. (UGA- Winter 1997).

ISC 209 Introduction to Computers in Business. Introduces students to the role of computer information systems in businesses, computer needs in organizations, history of hardware development, hardware functions, systems development, programming, computer operations and ethical issues. Emphasizes the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. (GC&SU – Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer 1995-96).

ISC 335 Introduction to Microcomputers. Provides a survey of information needs in business that the computer can help meet. Software packages in the areas of word processing, financial analysis, database, graphics, and telecommunications are used. (GC&SU – Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer 1995-96).

MS 312 Statistical Analysis for Business. The application of statistics to business. Descriptive statistics, statistical distributions, parameter estimation, tests of hypotheses, and simple linear regression models are emphasized. Software package utilized: STATISTIX. (UGA – Summer 1993).

MS 312L Laboratory to accompany MS 312 (2 Hours, Sophomore-Junior level). Hands on Laboratory that helps students solve statistical problems using statistical software. Software package utilized: STATISTIX. (UGA – 1992-94).

MS 209L Laboratory to accompany MS 209 (2 Hours, Sophomore level). A hands on laboratory that introduces students to operating systems, computer utility programs, word-processing, spreadsheets and database packages. (UGA – 1991-92).

MS 799 Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Computing for Business (MBA) (UGA – Fall 1992).


At University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

DR 125 Engineering Graphics (both AutoCAD and manual drawing). The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1990.

MAT 109 College Algebra. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1989-91.