MBA605 Management Information Systems

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MBA 605 Management Information Systems


F1P 2010 MBD


"Dr. Steve" Hallman


MBA/MIS faculty


DBA Information Systems
Masters IT

Office Location

9th Floor

Office Hours

Before or after class, T 9:30-3:30, W 1:30-4:00, H 9:30-3:30, F by appt

Daytime Phone


Other Phone



Semester Dates

Monday, August 16, 2010 to  October 6, 2010

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

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. Required

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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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Show how the Internet caused disruption among businesses
  2. 2. Define the relationship between the Internet an the World Wide Web
  3. 3. Describe the different methods an enterprise can use to assess information
  4. 4. Explain why an organization would use metrics to determine a Website's success
Class Assessment:
Analysis Exercises,
Real World Activities,
Attendance and Participation, and
eam final assessment

Analysis Exercises = 14 @ 2% ea = 28%
Real World Activities = 2 @ 4% = 8%
Attendance and Participation (reading assignments)  4% x 8 wks = 32%
eam final assessment = 32%

A= 100-90%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The following policy will be in effect for late assignments:

·         One day late: 10% of the total possible points will be deducted.

·         Two days late: 20% of the total possible points will be deducted.

·         Three days late: 30% of the total possible points will be deducted.

·        More than three days late: No points for that assignment. An assignment will be considered late after midnight on Fri.

·         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:


  • Cell phones and pagers are to be turned off before the class begins.
  • Personal conversations should not continue after the class meeting starts.

Students are expected to regularly attend and participate in class meetings. The student is expected to have read assignments prior to the scheduled class discussion.   Any information, handouts, and/or assignments made in class are the responsibility of the student in all instances (whether present or absent). In-class activities cannot be made up, or taken before or after the class. If a student misses a class, he/she should contact another student to get information about the class session.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topics/Dates /Assignments

Week 1

Read before class

1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business
2 Competing With Information Technology

Homework (due on before Fri 8/20): Answer anyone question from the Analysis Exercises Ch-1 (p. 37-38), Ch-2 (p.67-68), and Real World Activities (p.42)

Week 2

3 Computer Hardware
4 Computer Software

Homework (due on before Fri): Answer anyone question from the Analysis Exercises Ch-3 and Ch-4

Week 3

5 Data Resource Management
6 Telecommunications and Networks

Homework (due on before Fri): Answer anyone question from the Analysis Exercises Ch-5 and Ch-6

Week 4

7 Electronic Business Systems
8 Enterprise Business Systems

Homework (due on before Fri): Answer anyone question from the Analysis Exercises Ch-7 and Ch-8

Week 5

9 Electronic Commerce Systems
10 Decision Support Systems

Homework (due on before Fri): Answer anyone question from the Analysis Exercises Ch-9, Ch-10, and Real World Activities Ch-10 (p.430)

Week 6

11 Developing Business/IT Strategies
12 Developing Business/IT Solutions

Homework (due on before Fri): Answer anyone question from the Analysis Exercises Ch-11 and Ch-12

Week 7

13 Security and Ethical Challenges
14 Enterprise and Global Management of Information Technology

Homework (due on before Fri): Answer anyone question from the Analysis Exercises Ch-13 and Ch-14

Week 8

Presentations - Team Final Assessment

Team Final Assessment:

The team final assessment is worth 32% 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 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. English, spelling, punctuation, etc. counts.

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 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20


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 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20

Attendance Policy:

Instructors 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 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 24

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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