BMGT 301 – INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Section 0301, VMH 1412, TTh
12:30 – 1:45pm
4353 Van Munching Hall
TTh 2:00 – 3:00pm, and by appointment
301-405-0576 (email is better, I do not
check voicemails every day)
Matthew Chin <
This course integrates management concepts and information systems and technology.
discuss how information systems are used for competitive advantage.
We will learn how
information systems are used by successful marketers, accountants, finance and operations
executives and more.
We will learn how key business theories explain and enable what is
happening today in business when information systems are being used.
We will learn how to
apply management concepts to understand the opportunities created by, and threats arising from,
the effective use of information systems.
We will discuss how to analyze and design information
systems for business, and how those systems are used in different businesses and business
functions. We will cover the use of spreadsheets and databases for analysis and decision making.
We will learn about key technologies such as telecommunications.
When you read a business publication website such as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business
Week, or even a general publication such as the Washington Post or the New York Times, you
will see a large number of stories directly related to the use of information systems in business
Business people get excited because Information Systems (IS) have the power to create and
restructure industries, empower individuals and firms, and dramatically reduce costs. Business
people get scared because they know, when poorly implemented, IS can squander shareholder
wealth, taxpayer money, and destroy firms and careers.
Every manager has to pay attention to the impact of information systems, information
technology, and the innovations in that technology.
Finance majors will fund investments in
They will lend to technology firms, will buy and sell technology stocks, and will try
to understand how shifts in technology will affect investments.
Investment bankers will finance
startup technology companies.
Marketing majors will use information systems to figure out what
customers want and how to sell it to them.
Every business with accounting majors uses
information to store, process, and analyze its accounting and financial data.
Logistics and supply