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Unformatted text preview: BCOR 2500 Introduction to Systems Spring 2008 Instructor Heather Adams Koelbel 486 (303) 735- 0544 email@example.com Time and Place Mon/Wed 12- 12:50 or 1-1:50 MUEN E050 Recitation Leaders Tom Miaskiewicz firstname.lastname@example.org Jay Newberg email@example.com Dan McIntosh firstname.lastname@example.org Austin Olson email@example.com Office Hours Tom, Wed 3:30- 5:30, Room 467 Jay, Fri 9-11, Room 499 Dan, Wed 1:30- 3:30, Room 499 Austin, M/W, 2-3, Room 499 Dr. Adams, M/W, 2:15- 3:15, Room 486 (or by appointment) Course Description & Learning Objectives Businesses cant run without systems in fact, businesses themselves are systems. A system is anything made of components that interact to achieve a purpose. Overall, this class is about managing systems in general, managing the business processes involved in systems, managing more specific information systems that facilitate business processes, and managing the information and people surrounding those systems and processes. By managing all of these effectively, business leaders can ensure success through value to the customer and sustained competitive advantage. This class should give you the tools to be able to 1. Think in terms of systems to allow you to be a better business leader 2. Implement and use systems to solve problems, make decisions, and sustain a competitive advantage 3. Design more efficient business processes which make those systems run 4. Choose the right information systems to facilitate business processes 5. Manage the information and people involved in systems 6. Use systems thinking to develop a new innovative system that solves a problem, helps in decision making, or allows for a competitive advantage Textbook Kroenke, David M., Experiencing MIS, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007. You should plan to read the opening and closing scenarios, the chapter material, the MIS in Use Cases, and the Guides within each assigned chapter (unless otherwise stated on the schedule). I would also encourage you to check out the books companion web site at www.prenhall.com /kroenke . Supplemental materials may also be handed out in class. Webpage CULearn will be used for this course. This web site contains many resources such as the BCOR 2500 1 Spring 2008 syllabus, grades, and course information. syllabus, grades, and course information....
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