mis301-007-008_spring2011_mortati - Syllabus MIS 301:...

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Introduction to Business Information Systems - Spring 2011 - Version 01/27/2011 Page 1 Syllabus MIS 301: Introduction to Business Information Systems Spring 2011 Section 007 [CRN 11783] meets Wednesdays, 7:20-10:00 PM, Science Technology I 122 Section 008 [CRN 11785] meets Thursdays, 7:20-10:00 PM, Science Technology I 122 Instructor Name Joseph Mortati Office Hours 6:30-7:00 PM Wed/Thu or by appt Office Enterprise 32 e-mail [email protected] Voicemail 703-993-2941 Class web page http://courses.gmu.edu Course Description - This course looks at the dynamic nature of the modern business environment and the impact of traditional and rapidly emerging Information Technologies (IT). We will explore the evolution of hardware, software, and communication networks and their impact on IT capabilities and organizational strategy. Using both the material from the textbook and current events from the business press, we will look at how IT is enabling organizations to gain regional, national, and international reach. Information Systems (IS) will be examined in terms of organizational competition, responsiveness, and decision-making. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Internet strategies are each relatively new opportunities for IT. Privacy and security issues raise new ethical concerns. The course will facilitate the learning of principles, concepts, frameworks, and approaches that are essentially technology-independent and will last long after a specific technology is obsolete. Cases from business will be used throughout this course to explore and reinforce. Learning Goals - by the end of the course, students should be able to: Apply knowledge of information technology, operations, and business functions to assess, design, and improve business processes. Develop data organization, storage, and processing solutions to support organizational needs for information management. This includes awareness of and skill development in the area of business intelligence. Use knowledge of computer networks as part of the IT solutions for improving business processes. This includes knowledge of and skill development in networks and security. Why this Course is Important - Businesses increasingly demand that their employees have proficiency with spreadsheets and databases. More specifically, business-related decision-making increasingly uses spreadsheets and requires the ability to query databases to generate routine business reports and ask non- routine questions. The hands-on portion of this course will deal with Excel 2007 and Access 2007. You will learn to: use different decision-making tools available in Excel, how to query an Access database, and how to create custom reports using data retrieved from databases. Required Textbook
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course MIS 301 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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