The world holds a fascination for information technology and the internet. This provides a wonderful opportunity to embody the course concepts of the information systems core business school course within the framework of the information technology being taught. Teaching this core business school course in a web-based format exposes the student to the theory and practicalities of information systems. There are many motivations for faculty to offer web- based courses. A consistently high ranked motivation is the faculty member’s enjoyment of technology. The enjoyment will be tested since virtually all faculty that offer web-based courses comment on the substantial additional effort required to teach a web-based versus traditional course. This presentation focuses on why web-based courses are offered, key issues for success, and why the introductory course for management information systems is a natural choice.