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IS 205 Managing Information Systems
Williams, Charles H.


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 BU
SemesterU1H2005
FacultyWilliams, Charles H.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMS
Daytime Phone843-522-3230
E-MailCharles.Williams@park.edu
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
James A. O'Brien, Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition, McGraw-hill/Erwin, 2004

Additional Resources:
Material provided by the instructor


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:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one based on lectures, interactive class discussion, reading of the text, examinations, and a student paper.

Learning Outcomes:
The student will learn the following concepts:
 The use of information technology for   competitive advantage and to engage in electronic commerce.
 Computer use in an international market place.
 System concepts and system life cycle methodologies.
 The computer as a problem solving tool:
   The database and database management systems.
   Data communications.
 The computer based information system:
   The accounting information system.
   The management information system.
   Decision support systems.
 Organizational information systems:
   Enterprise information systems.
   Executive information systems.
   Marketing information systems.
   Information resources.

Course Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, presentations, papers.

Grading:
Final grades will be determined acording to the following weights:
 10% - quizzes
 30% - papers/presentations
 30% - exam 1
 30% - exam 2
Grades will be assigned according to performance as follows:
A>=90%, B>=80% and <90%, C>=70% and <80%, D>=60% and <70%, F<60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
At the discretion of the instructor, work that is submitted late may not receive full credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student will be responsible for reading all assigned material according to the syllabus and the instructor's direction. The student is expected to be prepared for and participate in classroom discussion.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jun 7 Foundations of information systems in business - chapter 1
Jun 9 Competing with information technology - chapter2
Jun 14 Data resource management - chapter 3
Jun 16 Telecommunications and networks - chapter 4
Jun 21 Introduction to e-business systems - chapter 5
Jun 23 Enterprise and e-business systems - chapter 6
Jun 28 Electronic commerce systems - chapter 7
Jun 30 Exam 1
Jul 5 Decision support systems - chapter 8
Jul 7 Developing business/IT strategies - chapter 9
Jul 12 Developing business/IT solutions - chapter 10
Jul 14 security and ethical challenges - chapter 11
Jul 19 Enterprise and global management of information technology - chapter 12
Jul 21 Computer hardware - chapter 13
Jul 26 Computer software - chapter 14
Jul 28 Exam 2

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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