Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence

Organizations and organizational units increasingly employ competitive intelligence (CI) to support decision making, management, and to build and sustain competitive advantages. As the formal practice of CI has grown in adoption and sophistication, information professionals are often charged with intelligence-related responsibilities. Course outline is from Summer 2016 online course.

Class Name Competitive Intelligence
Host School Simmons College
Class Identifier LIS 474
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Cynthia Cheng Correia
Course Tool (Online) Moodle
Class Description Organizations and organizational units increasingly employ competitive intelligence (CI) to support decision making, management, and to build and sustain competitive advantages. As the formal practice of CI has grown in adoption and sophistication, information professionals are often charged with intelligence-related responsibilities. Course outline is from Summer 2016 online course.
Class Disclaimer Asynchronous online class discussions that take place in Moodle, will be based on the weekly recorded lecture, assigned readings, shared articles, and other material and topics introduced by either the instructor or students. Live online class meetings will be conducted. These sessions may be recorded, but this cannot be guaranteed. We will schedule these meetings via class vote before the course start date -- please look for notices via email. These meetings will involve discussions and may include a brief overview of topics and concepts, as well as guest speakers. We may schedule supplemental meetings, attendance for which is not required. Online meeting details will be posted on Moodle. Recorded lectures will also be posted for on Moodle. Please allow 2 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date June 12th, 2017 - August 4th, 2017
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day May 12th, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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