ISCM8310-A Economics Of Infrtn Sys & Tech (Spring 2024: Doctora)

Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit for more information.
Session, Dates: 6 (01/08/2024 - 05/03/2024)
Days: APPT
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Seats Available: No Seats 0 Waiting
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on utilizing the tools of economics to examine the complexities of defining costs and benefits in making decisions about information technology (IT) and IT investments. To that end, the course will examine the core concepts of the economics of information systems (IS) and contemporary themes and research topics. Students are introduced to commonly used methodologies of economics such as econometrics, cost-benefit analysis, supply and demand, game theory, and system net benefits. The course also introduces basic economic ideas involving information economics, economics of digitization, the role of market structure on information based economies, the economics of information security, and public policy.

Course Materials

About the Instructor(s)

Min Lu, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Social Sciences
412-397-5460 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 319