ISYS 363 - 15 Information Systems for Management, Fall 2017 Instructor: Gizem E. Isik Phone: TBA Office Hours: [Room TBA] Mon: 6:00 – 7:00PM Email: [email protected] Website: iLearn ISYS 363: Information Systems for Management Course Syllabus Course Description : This course is an introduction to information systems for business management. Topics covered in the course include an intro to information systems concepts and structure; the impact of information systems on the competitive advantage of businesses; the role of the Internet and networks in organizations; how organizations develop, acquire, and implement information systems; the ethical, criminal, and security issues organizations face when using information systems; characteristics and examples of different types of information systems including individual, workgroup, organizational, interorganizational, and international information systems; and information system development. Objectives : By the end of this course students will be able to: 1. Identify the components and functions of information systems in organizations, and give examples to illustrate each. 2. Explain how information systems can have a strategic impact on organizations. 3. Describe the IT infrastructure needed by organizations. 4. Explain the role of data in information systems and how data is managed. 5. Describe the general structure and use of the main types of information systems used for business operations and management support. 6. Explain how organizations develop information systems and the user’s role in the 7. Develop simple business information systems and implement them using database software. 8. Solve basic business problems using spreadsheet software. Prerequisites : No previous knowledge of information systems or information technology is assumed in the course. Course Process: Class sessions will be devoted to lecture, discussion, and questions You will be expected to complete the reading assignments for each class session before the class and be prepared to enter into discussion about the readings. You will be expected to attend all classes and to participate actively in class discussions. Tape recording of class sessions is not allowed.
Out of class Assignments : An essential part of this course is the completion of a number of information technology-based assignments. Most of the assignments involve the use of personal computer application software. The following policies apply to all out of class assignments: 1. Each assignment is due at the beginning of class on the date due. Late assignments will be accepted up to one week after the due date with up to 20% penalty. No assignment will be accepted more than one week late. 2. No assignment will be accepted by e-mail or fax. All assignments must be turned in on paper unless otherwise noted in the assignment.
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