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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.
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.
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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