BUS391syllabusSpring2009 - Introduction to Information...

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Introduction to Information Systems BUS 391 – Spring 2009 Professor Barry Floyd, PhD MW 4:10 - 6:00 Office: 03-338 Phone: (O) 756-6551 Office Hours: M 1:00-2:00, 6:00-7:00 W 12:00 – 2:00 Screen Name: barrydfloyd and by appointment Email: bfloyd@calpoly.edu website: http://www.calpoly.edu/~bfloyd/bus391.htm Course Description: This course is intended to prepare you for the use of computer and communication technologies in business. An understanding of these technologies will assist you in your career by increasing your own personal productivity and by increasing your effectiveness in the development and use of organizational information systems. To accomplish this intent, we will focus on information technologies from both a conceptual basis and a skill development basis. Thus, the class will consist of lecture/discussion with a hands-on lab experience. Objectives: Upon completion of this class, the student should be able to: 1. Understand what QuickBooks software is and how it supports business activities. 2. Describe how information systems can be used to tie together parts of a company or to tie together two different companies. 3. Understand the technical foundations of information systems that support a company’s operations. 4. Describe how information systems affect a company's competitive position 5. Describe how information systems enable a new way of doing business 6. Recognize when a database would help solve a business problem 7. Analyze data using a relational database 8. Implement a relatively simple database in Microsoft Access 9. Recognize when a database or when a spreadsheet is more appropriate for investigating data, and discuss reasons for the choice that was made 10. Implement a page in HTML, including tables and forms 11. Describe how choices of hardware, software, and operating system can affect the performance of an
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