Applied Information Management

Course Materials and Textbooks

This page lists the textbooks and materials that are required for upcoming courses.

You are free to purchase your AIM textbooks from any source. Upcoming courses and texts are listed with direct links to selected suppliers from whom the text is available. When making your purchase, please compare ISBN numbers with this list to ensure you are purchasing the correct book and edition.

Texts Used for More than One Course

Some texts are used in more than one class, e.g., Research Methods, Writing for Research, and Project Management texts are used again in the Capstone course. Therefore, you should plan on keeping certain textbooks until you finish the program.


Capstone 2

Kotter, J. P., & Whitehead, L. A. (2010). Buy-In: Saving your good ideas from getting shot down. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. ISBN: 1422157296 or 9781422157299. (Required.)

Information Design Trends: Digital Content Policy

There are no materials that students need to purchase for this course.

Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

Fraser, L. M., & Ormiston, A. (2015). Understanding financial statement (11th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0133874037 or 0133874036. (Required.)

NOTE: There is a Global Edition paperback listed on Amazon, but this version of the textbook is not suitable for the Managerial Accounting course. The Global Edition has been modified from the North American version to benefit students outside the US and Canada.

Process vs. Practice: How Work Gets Done

Brown, J. S., & Duguid, P. (2017). The social life of information. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School. ISBN: 978-1633692411 or 1633692418. (Required.)

Gladwell, M. (2005). Blink: The power of thinking without thinking. New York, NY: Little, Brown. ISBN: 978-0316010665 or 9780316010665. (Required.)

Vendor Management

Guth, S. (2007). The vendor management office: Unleashing the power of strategic sourcing. Raleigh, NC: Lulu Press. ISBN: 1435703839 or 978-1435703834. (Required.)

Links to Online Booksellers

Computer Purchase Recommendations

Current hardware recommendations available at discounted rates to admitted students through the UO Duckstore. Current recommendations are:

Mac Laptop Option: 13-inch MacBook Pro (2.5GHz)

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 4GB 1600MHz memory
  • 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Built-in battery (7 hours)

Mac Desktop Option: 21.5-inch iMac (2.5GHz)

  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD6750M with 512MB dedicated memory
  • 8x SuperDrive

PC Laptop Option: Dell XPS 13

  • 13.3 inch Hi-Def (720p) True Life WLED Display
  • Intel Core i5-3317U Processor
  • 4GB DDR3L Memory
  • 128GB SSD Hard Drive
  • Windows 8 64-Bit Operating System
  • Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card

PC Desktop Option: New XPS One 27" All-in-One Desktop

  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450s processor (up to 3.50 GHz)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
  • 4GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz (upgradeable to 8GB)
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB GDDR5
  • Non-Touch 27" Full High Definition (2560x1440) WLED Display with Webcam

The Applied Information Management Master's Degree is an Interdisciplinary Studies program through the Graduate School.