IS205 Managing Information Systems

for F2B 2011

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IS 205 Managing Information Systems


F2B 2011 BL


Turner, Michael E.


Adjunct Faculty


Management of Information Systems

Office Location

By appointment only

Office Hours

Before and After Class

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

October 17, 2011 to December 11, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM


CS140-Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours



Management Information Systems, 12th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012, Authors: Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon, (ISBN-10: 0-13-214285-6)
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Course Description:

IS 205 Managing Information Systems: This course introduces the student to information systems concepts and the management concerns of information technology. The course focuses on the components, types, and management concerns of information systems which, when combined, support an enterprise. Students will explore the enterprise perspective on controlling the use of information systems and understanding project changes, risk, and quality management. 3:0:3. Suggested Prerequisite: CS 140.

Educational Philosophy:

My educational philosophy is Education is the key to individual’s success, and educators hold the key.  For educators to be successful our curriculum needs to be flexible enough to incorporate different learning styles, abilities, interests and cultural aspects.  It is my responsibility to make my classroom a place where all students can be successful, regardless of their educational level. Lectures are an efficient way to present information it ensures students are engaged in concept of ideas and issues.  This technique is particularly useful in providing the educator feedback concerning student understanding and retention of the material.  All students must be actively engaged in the learning process.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the skills that a manager of Information Systems requires to successfully lead a team in development or maintenance of an Information Systems.
  2. Identify an information system and its individual components.
  3. Determine types of decision making at each level in the organization.
  4. Identify various types of information systems, both traditional and modern.
  5. Identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and collaborative environment to various organizations.
  6. Explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Such management issues should include: change management, security/ control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management and system development.
  7. Demonstrate teamwork and the importance of working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the roles of an Information System
  2. Identify the components of an Information System
  3. Describe technology and explain how it impacts businesses
  4. Describe best practice in system administration including security policies and communication strategies with users
Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all IS205 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.

There are four categories and five sets of questions in the final exam:

Critical thinking:




(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 3, )


Given a topic identify management skills required to lead an IS development or maintenance team and the types of decision making at each organizational level. Topics covered include stages of developing an information system, characteristics of information system maintenance, information system management, skills needed as a development team leader, skills needed as a maintenance team leader, decisions at the executive level of an organization, decisions at the middle level of an organization, and decisions at the lowest level of an organization. Multiple choice questions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.


(relevant learning outcome – 6)

Given a topic explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Topics covered include change management, security/control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management, and system development. Multiple choice questions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Key Discipline:




(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4 )

Given a topic identify the information systems characteristics and individual components along with various types of traditional and modern information systems. Topics will include the meaning of system, how information becomes an information system, components of an information system, types of information systems, types of information systems, traditional information systems, and modern information systems. Multiple choice questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Technical skills:

Whole Artifact



(relevant learning outcomes – 5, 7)

Given a topic identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and a collaborative environment in organizations. Topics will include the meaning of strategic value, meaning of information technology infrastructure, strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, meaning of collaborative environment, value of collaborative environments to organizations, examples of information technology infrastructure, value of teamwork in information system management, and strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. Multiple choice questions 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.

Critical Thinking:


Key Discipline:

Technical Skills:

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Given a topic write a short answer essay. Topics will include steps in the systems life cycle, effect of an enterprise system on the organization, similarities and differences between traditional and modern information systems, key parts of an information system project plan. Short answer questions 31, 32, 33, 34 are counted as ten points each out of a total of one hundred points.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:

There is a required group project on a topic related to computer security.  I will make unannounced checks throughout the semester to ensure that the group is making progrress on their project.
  • Equity of contribution
  • Evidence of cooperative behavior between group members
  • Effective use of time and task management
  • Appropriate level of engagement with tasks
In a group research paper consisting of a minimum of 2000 words (approximately 5 double-spaced pages) dis cuss the strategies and methodologies of computer security.  Identify what preventive measures are taken by information Managers to help revent attacks.  Describe what methods are used to defend against attack directed towards your organization.  Describe what measures an employee can take to prevent loss or damage to their systems.


  900 - 1000 - A
  800 - 899   - B
  700 - 799   - C
  600 - 699   - D
   0    - 599   - F
 Midterm Examination               40%
 Final Examination                     40%
 Group Project                          10%
 Quizzes                                    5%
 Participation in group project    5%
Total                                         100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Each student is responsible for contacting the instructor for any updates and changes in their schedule.  Student’s responsibilities for class consist of completing all readings, assignments, course projects, and participating in classroom discussion

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Student conduct is governed by the Student Conduct Code in the University Handbook.  The faculty and students both have a responsibility for maintaining a positive educational environment.  What constitutes disruptions in a classroom is any verbal or non-verbal, intimidation, physical threats, harassing behavior, personal insults and refusal to comply with the University policies

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:











Week 1

 17 and 19

Information Systems in Global Business Today

Global E-Business: How Businesses use Information Systems


Chapters 1and 2  

Review Chapter 1 questions 1 and 2

Chapter 2 questions  2 and 5


Week 2


24 and 26

Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy

Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems


Chapters 3 and 4

Review 5 Chapter 4 questions 1 and 2
Quiz #1  10/26/2011

Week 3

31 and Nov 2

IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies

Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management

Chapters 5 and 6

Review Chapter 5 questions 2 and 3


Week 4


 7 and 9

Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology

Securing Information Systems

                     Chapters 7 and 8



Review Chapter 7 questions 1 and 2
MidTerm Examination 11/09/2011

Week 5


14 and 16

Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications

E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods

Chapters 9 and 10

Review Chapter 10 questions 1 and 2 

Week 6

21 and 23

Managing Knowledge and Collaboration

Enhancing Decision Making

Chapters 11 and 12

Review Chapter 11 questions 2

Quiz #2 11/23/2011

Group Paper due 11/23/2011


Week 7

28 and 30

Building Information Systems

Managing Projects

Chapters 13 and 14 

Review Chapter 13 questions 3 and 5

Review Chapter 14 questions 1 and 2

Week 8


 5 and 7 

Managing Global Systems 

Chapter 15 

Final Examination 12/07/2011 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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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