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Saonee Sarker

Professor
Area Coordinator, Information Technology
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
214 Rouss & Robertson Halls
125 Ruppel Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Information Systems, Washington State University
M.B.A, Marketing, University of Cincinnati
B.A., English (with Honors), Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, India
Biography

Professor Sarker teaches a wide range of courses, including telecommunications and networking, emergent technologies, IS for managers, and systems analysis and design.

On the research front, her publications have appeared in outlets such as MIS QuarterlyInformation Systems ResearchJournal of Management Information SystemsJournal of the Association of Information SystemsDecision SciencesEuropean Journal of Information SystemsDecision Support Systems; and Information Systems Journal, among others. She also served as the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation grant awarded to study work–life balance in globally distributed software development teams and is the associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal and Communications of the AIS. She also serves as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly and was named Outstanding Associate Editor for the journal in 2016. She will serve as senior editor for MIS Quarterly  effective Jan. 1, 2017.

COMM 3010: Strategy and Systems
Credits: 4
Provides an overview of a business from both a strategic process perspective and as a system and introduces a broad conceptual framework. The remaining ICE sessions provide more specific concepts and techniques. A current business, as well as cases and lecture, is used to develop the framework. Topics include the transformation of business, the role of the general manager, systems thinking and process management, strategic thinking and information systems, global strategy and culture, organizational architecture, information architecture, and the value chain. Prerequisite: Third-year Commerce standing.
COMM 3050: Managerial Decision Making
Credits: 5
This course provides an overview of key quantitative and qualitative tools necessary for making effective individual- and team-based decisions. It includes a variety of topics that each emphasize three themes central to managerial decision making: (1) Data Management and Data Visualization, (2) Quantitative Analysis, and (3) Perception and Judgment. .
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
COMM 4529: Global Commerce Immersion: Topics in Information Technology
Credits: 3
Global Commerce courses that count in the Information Technology concentration.
GCOM 7250: Project Management
Credits: 2
The primary objective of Project Management is to provide a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for the effective management of projects. To this end, the course is closely tied to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK, as espoused by the Project Management Institute) and consists of seminars on such topics as planning, stakeholder management, human resource management, global/virtual teams, risk management. Prerequisites: Restricted to MS in Commerce students.
GCOM 7876: Doing Business in India, the Middle East, and Africa
Credits: 5
This course focuses on doing business in India, the Middle East, and Africa. Coursework consists of classroom instruction, corporate visits, and cultural experiences to help students better understand the global business environment and conducting business in India, the Middle East, and Africa in particular. Prerequisite: M.S. in Commerce students only