MBA605 Management Information Systems

for S2P 2010

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MBA 605 Management Information Systems


S2P 2010 MBD


Depriest, Desiree


Associate Professor


Ph.D. Management and Organization, emphasis IT
Master of Information Systems
Master of Telecommunications

Office Location

virtual via email or in companion online course

Office Hours

Wednesdays 10:00am-noon CST

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

816.392.8183 cell


Semester Dates

March 15th  to May 9th, 2010

Class Days


Class Time

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Credit Hours



O’Brien, J.A. and Marakas, G. M. (2009). Management Information Systems, 9th ed. ISBN: 978-0-07-337676-9. McGraw-Hill/Irwin: New York.

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Course Description:
MBA 605 Management Information Systems: This course is developed as a framework for analyzing the use of information by firms along with examples of different types of information systems. It explores the theoretical foundations of information systems and their development, uses, operations, management, control, structure, and impact. The analysis of information function within the organization, the nature of characteristics of computerized information systems, usage of information systems and technology to change the organizational structure, work process, and culture will be addressed. Information system analysis and design are also stressed through case study and project.

Educational Philosophy:

My pedagogical stance has evolved through full engagement with my students and ongoing participation in faculty development. We are all teachers and students in intellectual development. As students, we are responsible for trusting the curriculum and following the course rubrics. As teachers, we are facilitators responsible for providing the necessary tools and environment for student learning. Combined, these approaches result in students who feel their intellectual diversity is respected, who apply critical thinking to learning objectives, and who are excited about the overall learning experience. I applied my philosophy in physical environments since 2001, and online platforms successfully. I have taught online for over eight years and see this platform as the wave of the future for adult learners. 

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. a. Evaluate the role of management information systems in corporate globalization, mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing.
  2. b. Demonstrate ability to integrate information systems with organizational management strategies.
  3. c. Applying technical knowledge necessary to manage the development of new systems innovations and/or upgrades to existing infrastructures and legacy systems.
  4. d. Recognize the competitive strategies and forces involved when implementing management information systems.
Class Assessment:


  • In class participation: To earn the full 35 points, you must attend class and fully participate in discussions/activities each week. There must be robust dialog with peers. Weekly discussion will include at least two references from Internet research or the textbook. Simply agreeing with other's answers will not earn the full 35 points.
  • Assignments: To earn the full 60, all requirements must be met for that specific week and submitted by the due date. Should the assignment be a written report (a document written in Word, for example), it must be a minimum of three full pagesin length, double-spaced, with citations and font no larger or smaller than 12 pt.  Each report should have a title page, introductory paragraph, conclusion and references in addition to the three pages of topic specific analysis. Up to 10 points will be deducted for mistakes in APA formatting, English, spelling, punctuation, etc. Exceptions: Assignments which are computational or graphic requiring work in Excel may not require a three page report.
  • Team Final Assessment: The team final assessment is worth 30% of your final grade. This will be a team project based on a case scenario where team members will have to work together to develop a management information system and a decision support system. To earn the full 300 points, you must address all aspects of each deliverable. Each student will contribute to the project and the project will be submitted as one deliverable with signatures next to individual contributions.  Students may use all appropriate software such as Office suite products (including Project) and Visio (or like CASE tools). If you are uncertain about the interoperability of your software, contact the instructor prior to using. Points will be deducted for mistakes in English, spelling, punctuation, etc.

My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you become a more successful student and thinker. Each student is responsible for:

  • Completing weekly Reading assignments.
  • Participating in Weekly Discussions
  • Completing computational analyses and writing assignments, referred to as Reports.
  • Full participation in the Team Project Final Assessment.



Course Grading Scale

Grading Rubric



Overall participation (8 at 35 points each)

280 or 28%

Assignments (7 at 60 points each)

420 or 42%

Team Final Assessment(1)

300 or 30%

Total points




Due Date


35 pts/week = 280 pts

Wednesday of each week

Weekly Assignments

60 pts/week = 420 pts

Sunday of each week

Team Final Assessment

300 pts/week 8

Sunday of 8th week

A =

 900 - 1000 points

B =

 800 - 899 points


 700 - 799 points

D =

600 - 699 points

F =

 < 600 points

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

The final assessment in the MBA 605 course will be comprehensive. It will constitute 30% of the total course grade. Teams will be formed in week three by the instructor and projects will be completed by week eight in the online courses.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials:

You may turn in the Week 1 assignments up to a week late with no late penalty. Beginning with Week 2 the following policy will be in effect for late assignments:

·         One day late: 10% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 40 points and it is one day late, 4 points will be deducted from the final point total.

·         Two days late: 30% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 40 points, and it is two days late, 12 points will be deducted from the final point total.

·         Three days late: 50% of the total possible points will be deducted. For example, if the assignment is worth 40 points, and it is three days late, 20 points will be deducted from the final point total.

·         More than three days late: No points for that assignment. An assignment will be considered late by midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on the due date. Exceptions must be approved by professor. I must have all assignments, to include your final team project, by the last day of the term.

·         Any assignment received after the last day of the term will not be graded and will earn zero (0) points. There will be no exceptions to this policy. There are no extra-credit or makeup assignments.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight (Eastern Standard Time) the following Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed as specified in the syllabus. Writing assignments and formal papers should be completed and successfully submitted, postmarked, or faxed so that they are in my hands on the due date. This applies to assignments submitted hard copy in class, as well as to assignments and papers submitted on-line. NOTE: Feedback to assignments will be provided via the Internet course companion. You must make prior arrangements with me for extended face-to-face feedback meetings.

 E-Mail Procedures and Submitting

    • General e-mail: When sending e-mail other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all e-mail sent to me and/or other members of our class.
    • My Response Policy: I will check my e-mail frequently during the weekdays. I will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable). A question send in the afternoon on Friday may not get answered until Monday morning so don’t wait until the last minute to review assignments given early in the week.
    • When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in one of the Microsoft Office 2007 or earlier applications.

Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy.If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.

Online Course Policies

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topics/Dates /Assignments

Week 1

Foundations of MIS

Participation (two topics) Web research


Week 2

Computer Hardware and Software

Partiicpation (two topics) Web research


Week 3

Data Resource Management, Telecommunications and Networks

Participation (two topics)

Web research

Report (Teams are chosen for Final Project)

Week 4

e-Business and Enterprise systems

Participation (two topics) Web research

Report & Final project progress sheet

Week 5

Ecommerce and Decision Support systems

Participation (two topics) Web research

Report & Final project progress sheet

Week 6

Developing MIS Strategies

Participation (two topics) Web research

Report & Final project progress sheet

Week 7

Security and Ethical Challenges

Participation (two topics) Web research

Report & Final project progress sheet

Week 8

No reading

Participation (one topic /Q&A)

Final Project


Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31


Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32

Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35

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. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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