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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Monchusie, David F.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseIS 205 Managing Information Systems DN
SemesterS2J2005
FacultyMonchusie, David F.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBS Computer Information Systems
MBA
Office LocationInformation Technology Services - Parkville Campus
Office Hours8.00a.m. to 4.30p.m.
Daytime Phone816-584-6343
Other Phone913-685-4614 (Home)
E-Maild.monchusie@park.edu (PirateMail)
david.monchusie@park.edu   (Office)
Semester DatesMarch 14th – May 2nd, 2005
Class Days-M-----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
PerquisitesCS140
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Sixth Edition, James A. O'Brien, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-282311-9

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
This course introduces the student to management information systems concepts.  The course will present a variety of data processing facilities.  Course topics include: transaction reporting, information reporting, decision support systems, system development life cycle, office automation, and job descriptions and requirements. Suggested pre-requisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Engage students to interactively and collaboratively explore the latest developments in Information System Technology and the crucial role Business Information Systems play in a markedly reshaped economy (Industrial based to Information based). Facilitate students through the process of managing Business/Computer Information Systems and helping them to gain a better understanding of the role such systems play in the continuity of today's business in a global economy. A variety of educational methods like conventional lectures, slide shows, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings, will be used to achieve this philosophy.  

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
• Identify the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems.
• Be able to identify an information system and its individual components and activities
• Determine types of decision making at various levels in the organization
• Identify various types of information systems, both traditional and modern
• Identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations
• Understand the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Management aspects such as: change management, security/control, ethical/social impact, global impact, quality control and management, and system development.
• Understand and describe the various types of business information systems, the role of each in an organization, and the use of each for strategic advantage.
• Describe the hardware, software, data management and telecommunications technologies employed in information systems, and their effects on the organization.
• Understand the implications of managing and deploying information systems in a global organization.
• Experience teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.

Course Assessment:
Quizzes, exams, group work, case study exercises, and a term paper (could be a group project) to be presented on the last night of class.

Grading:
Grades will be entirely determined by the average of the weekly quizzes, exam scores, group work, case study exercises, and a term paper. Total Points scored will be converted to a percentage point (rounding will be applied). Participation in class discussions is very important.
             %   Grade
                90-100 A
                80-89 B
                70-79 C
                60-69 D
                00-59 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will carry a 15% deduction for every class period being late. All assignments are due at the beginning of the next class period, or as assigned.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to pre-read chapters and come prepared for each class. The onus is on the student to make arrangement if an assignment will be late or an exam/quiz will be missed (Should be done in advance). PirateMail is the official tool of communication for this class. All communication from the instructor will go to your PirateMail account.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1Review of Syllabus
Discussion of Class Project/Term Paper
Lecture - Chapter 1 (Foundation of Information Systems in Business) and Chapter 2 (Competing with Information Technology)
Case Study/Current Event 
Meeting - 2Lecture - Chapter 3 (Data Resource Management) and Chapter 4 (Telecommunications and Networks)Case Study/Current Event (in class)Quiz 1 – Chapters 1 and 2
Meeting - 3Lecture - Chapter 5 (Introduction to e-Business Systems) and Chapter 6 (Enterprise and e-Business Systems)

Case Study/Current Event (in class)Quiz 2 – Chapters 3 and 4
Meeting - 4Lecture - Chapter 7 (Electronic Commerce Systems) and Chapter 8 (Decision Support Systems)

Case Study/Current Event (in class) Mid-Term (Take Home) Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8
Meeting - 5Lecture - Chapter 9 (Developing Business/IT Strategies) and Chapter 10 (Developing Business/IT Solutions)

Case Study/Current Event (in class)Discussion and Review of Mid-Term
Meeting - 6Lecture - Chapter 11 (Security and Ethical Challenges) and Chapter 12 (Enterprise and Global Management of IT)

Case Study/Current Event (in class)Quiz 3 – Chapters 9 and 10
Meeting - 7Lecture - Chapter 13 (Computer Hardware) and Chapter 14 (Computer Software)

Case Study/Current Event (in class)Quiz 4 – Chapters 11 and 12
Meeting - 8Final Exam
Presentations of Class Project/Term Paper

 Final Exam

Chapters 9,10,11,12,13, and 14

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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