The Aspen Institute Recognizes Truex’s
Technology and Global Competition (GMBA8220) course
among the world’s best in The Aspen 100 ranking.


The Aspen 100 ranking is the result of over 18 months of rigorous research – designing the survey, outreach to MBA programs around the world, data collection and analysis – looking at how well MBA programs incorporate social, environmental and ethical issues into the training of future business executives. Approximately 80,000 pages of data were collected from 149 participating schools.


The research program Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a research survey and alternative ranking of business schools that spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs leading the way in the integration of issues concerning social and environmental stewardship into the curriculum. These schools are preparing students for the reality of tomorrow's markets by equipping them with the social, environmental, ethical and economic perspectives required for business success in a competitive and fast changing 


Truex’s course “Technology and Global Competition” was one of only 45 information technology and systems courses worldwide deemed by Aspen Institute’s awards selection committee as worthy of making the syllabus available to others as an example of what can be done. It is also one of the few in its category at any business school recognized by the Aspen Institute.  Georgia State University’s Robinson College of business ranked number 84th worldwide over all, a composite core mixture of courses and faculty research, and 93rd in coursework.


Because we are restricted to just our full time programs, having your course achieve that designation really helped us, in that overall, we ranked 93rd in coursework.


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The course designation is found at:


Department: Information Technology and Systems (MIS/IT)

Course Name: Technology and Global Competition (GMBA8220)

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Core Course


Duane Truex III


Among the core competencies of any organization is its ability to manage its information resources and leverage those for the benefit or the organization and its stakeholders. In several sectors of the global economy this ability defines organizational purposes and the business plan driving the firm. A firm's information and information technology infrastructure are now basic elements in the conduct of almost all activities, all unit operations from sales, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and finance. This course is designed to help you become a knowledgeable manager of ICT resources especially as it relates to managing in globally competitive environments. It is not a computing course per se. Rather it is a business course focused on the information technology infrastructures essential to the modern organization in the for-profit, not-for-profit and public sectors competing in the U.S. and abroad. The focus will be the business issues and concerns that drive technology decisions as well as the technology issues that may impact organizational strategy, including social issues related to ethics, social inequality, symbolic capital, and the social relations and dislocations caused by technology.