managing information systems – bua 581

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Endicott College
Master of Business Administration
Course
Information
Instructor
Information
Course Number:
Credit Hours:
Semester:
Prerequisites:
Class Meetings:
BAU581
3
January, 2011
None
Online
Name: Dr. Janine Jacques
Office Hours By appointment
Phone: Cell Phone: 978-273-8469
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Homepage: http://www.janinejacques.com/
Course
Description
Over the past decade, the Internet has allowed Americans to live a digital lifestyle
and businesses to prosper in a digital economy. Our world is evolving into a
digitized, interconnected global economy. Individuals and businesses will need to
recognize and adapt to new technologies in order capitalize in the future knowledge
economy.
This course will explore current and emerging trends in business and consumer
technologies. It will provide students with the vision and understanding of how to
leverage these technologies to create efficiencies in business processes.
Topics will include: offshoring, virtualization, ERP, data mining, open source
software, digital search engines, national health records, electronic voting,
automotive computing, pervasive computing (RFID tracking), software as a service
(SaaS), e-publishing, digital divide, emerging gadgetries, and cybercrime.
This course is primarily research based. Topics will be introduced by the instructor
and will be researched further by the students. Online discussions of the advantages
and disadvantages of technologies will focus on the economic, ethical, and social
impact.
Instructional
Methods
This is an online course. Students will be presented with reading materials, study
guides and online discussions.
Course Goals
The goal of this course is to provide a managerial perspective of the infrastructure of
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modern business information systems and how these systems are used to create
efficiencies and business value.
Learning
Objectives
Students successfully completing this course will understand the following:
How information is being managed to enhance business decision making
How technology can be used to create efficiencies in organizations
How information is captured, stored and retrieved
How the Internet is being used to support business objectives and create
business opportunities
How data can be aggregated and analyzed in order to identify key trends and
model behaviors
How to evaluate, design and implement technical solutions in order to solve
business problems or create business opportunities
What are the current and future trends in business technology
Using MIS, 3rd Edition
Required Text
David M. Kroenke
Publisher: Prentice Hall
www.prenhall.com
Copyright: 2010
ISBN: 978013610075-1
Course
Requirements
Class Participation:
Students are expected to participate in class discussions on online. Collaboratively,
students will maintain a class blog located on www.janinejacuqes.com. Students
should check the class blog each week. New blog questions will be posted on
Mondays. Class participation will represent 10% of the final grade.
Homework Assignments:
Homework will be assigned at the end of each week. Completing assigned
homework on time will represent 40% of the final grade. Late homework
assignments will not be accepted. It is the student’s responsibility to stay current on
all materials and assignments.
Article Reviews:
Students will be asked to read one article that relates to topics discussed in class.
Students will prepare a brief summary of the article (less than two pages). Article
reviews will be included in the grade for homework.
Individual Assignment:
During the course, students will be introduced to a variety of technical applications
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and concepts. Each student will be expected to identify one area of interest and
conduct extensive research in that area. Students will prepare a two page topic
paper for approval. Upon approval, students will prepare a 5 to 10 paper on their
research. Individual assignments represent 50% of the final course grade.
Academic Honesty:
Students are expected to follow the Code of Academic Honesty as described in the
college catalog. In particular, plagiarism is a serious offense. Students are expected
to properly source all ideas that are not their own.
Course
Policies
COURSE OUTLINE:
Week
1
Description
Introduction to MIS
CES 2011
Reading
Kroenke - Chapter 1,2
2
Collaboration Software
Information systems
- Enterprise Applications
- Knowledge Management
- Leveraging IT to enhance
business decisions
Kroenke – Chapter 3,4
3
Information Management
Database Management
Internet
Data Communications
Kroenke – Chapter 5,6
4
Business Process Management
Business Intelligence
- OLAP
- Data Mining
- Data Warehousing
Systems Development Lifecycle
Technical Project Management
Kroenke – Chapter 7,
9,10,11
5
Globalization, E-Business and ECommerce
Kreonke - Chapter 8
6
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Information Systems Security
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Need For Accommodation
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a specific disability, please notify the
instructor so that appropriate measures can be taken
Endicott Academic Honesty Policy
Academic honesty is an expectation of all students. Violations of academic
honesty are serious transgressions in an academic setting. Violations undermine the
academic integrity and mission of the College for all members of the community.
Plagiarism is a violation of academic honesty. Plagiarism is the presentation of
someone else’s words, images, or ideas as one’s own. Plagiarism includes: copying
phrases, sentences, or passages from sources without quotation marks and source
citations; paraphrasing or summarizing someone else’s ideas without acknowledging
the source; excessive use of paraphrasing, even when sources are cited; handing in a
paper that has been written by or copied from another person or source.
Plagiarism is a serious offense. A faculty member may handle plagiarism as he
or she sees fit or the faculty member may refer the student’s paper to the Academic
Honesty Committee for review and resolution. Plagiarism may result in failure of the
course or dismissal from the College.
Cheating is a violation of academic honesty. A faculty member may handle
cheating as he or she sees fit or the faculty member may refer the matter to the
Academic Honesty Committee for review and resolution. Cheating on exams, tests,
quizzes or any other assignment may result in failure of the course or dismissal from
the College.
- Endicott Handbook, 2010
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