Course Outline of Information Systems Technology

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					      BA3200
IS/IT Management
    Bob Maatta




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            Course Description
• Managing information systems has become a
  task for all levels of managers and all function
  areas of the business.
• In today’s digital firm there is no escaping the
  opportunities (as well as the challenges) that
  technology brings.
• We focus on understanding the nature of the
  digital firm and the key issues in organizing and
  managing it

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                 Schedule

• Tuesday and Thursday
• 8:05 – 9:20
• EERC 229




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                        Bob Maatta
• Michigan Tech graduate
  – Home is Calumet
• IBM
  – Information Systems/Technology
     •   Application Programmer
     •   Application architect
     •   Mainframes/Midrange
     •   Communications Specialist
  – Electronic Commerce Consultant
     •   Java
     •   Internet
     •   Electronic Commerce
     •   WebSphere Family of Products
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            World Wide


                       Belgium Germany
Canada
                  Netherlands Switzerland
                      France Slovenia
USA                 Spain Italy             China        Japan




                                             Singapore
         Brazil




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                Contact Information
•   Office 119B in Academic Office Building
•   Phone 487-2529
•   rwmaatta@mtu.edu
•   Official Office hours
    – Tuesday and Thursday
    – 2:00 – 3:30
• My door is always open
    – Feel free to stop by
    – One on one help
    – Career aspirations


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            Why take this course?
Anyone who is part of a business organization will come into
  contact with Information Systems and Information Technology:
• Application programmer or system analyst
   – Programming logic and techniques will play a major role in
     everyday job activity
• IS/IT managers
   – Deal with application systems, programming, networks and
     telecommunications on a daily basis
• Support
   – Support IS/IT Infrastructure
   – Need to understand the process and what is reasonable
• End Users
   – Accounting
   – Finance
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   – Marketing
   Why take this course from me?

• Very experienced in the world of IS
• Real world knowledge and experience
• Can help you focus in on what’s important




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              Course Objectives
Students completing BA 3200 are expected to be able to:

• Build and utilize a working vocabulary for the
  supporting technology and foundational concepts of IT
• Understand and describe how IT can be used to support
  business processes in an organization
• Discuss why certain IT applications are needed for
  various types of organizational work
• Thoroughly research and critically evaluate IT-based
  innovations from an organizational and/or management
  perspective.
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               Course Format

This course will utilize several teaching formats:
• Lectures, discussions, and assignments
• It is imperative that reading and homework
  assignments be completed before attending
  class. Be aware that I will randomly call on
  students to answer questions.
• I will give an occasional pop quiz
• I will ask you to turn in homework

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              Grading Evidence
Item          Team/        Percentage   Points
              Individual
Homework,     Individual   33           150
Pop Quizzes,
Assignments,
Class
participation
Test 1        Individual   22           100
Test 2        Individual   22           100
Final Test    Individual   22           100
Total                                   450      11
                 Late Policy

• Assignments must be turned in on due date
• For each day late – minus one grade
• After assignment is returned or covered in class
  – it will not be accepted




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                  Grades

•   90 % = A
•   80 % = B
•   70 % = C
•   60 % = D
•   0 – 59% = F




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                Text Books

• Management Information Systems – Managing
  the Digital Firm – eighth edition Laudon and
  Laudon ISBN 0-13-1404456-8




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               Course Outline

• Module I Organizations, Management, and
  the Networked Enterprise
  – Managing the Digital Firm
  – Information Systems in the Enterprise
  – Information Systems Organization, Management,
    and Strategy
  – Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business
  – Ethical and Social Impact of Information Systems


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                     Outline

• Module II Information Technology
  Infrastructure
  –   Hardware
  –   Data Resources
  –   Telecommunications and Networks
  –   The Internet




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                   Outline

• Module III Management and Organizational
  Support Systems
  – Knowledge Management
  – Enhancing Decision Making




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                    Outline

• Module IV Building Information Systems
  – Designing Information Systems
  – Business Value of Systems
  – Change Management




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                     Outline

• Module V Managing Information Systems
  – Information Systems Security and Control
  – International Information Systems




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                 Tentative schedule
Week   Tuesday                     Thursday
1      Course Introduction         Chapter 1
2      Chapter1/Chapter 2          Chapter 2 (Homework Ch 2)
       (Homework Ch 1)

3      Chapter 3 (Homework Ch 3)   Chapter 4

4      Chapter 4 (Homework Ch 4)   Winter Carnival
5      Chapter 5 (Homework Ch 5)   Review
6      Test                        Test Review (Chapter 6)       1-5
7      Chapter 6 (Homework Ch 6)   Chapter 7                     Computer ID Project

       Spring Break
8      Chapter 7 (Homework 7)      Chapter 8
9      Chapter 8(Homework Ch 8)    Chapter 9                     Class Project
                                                                 Create Business Site
10     Chapter 9 (Homework 9)      Chapter 10


11     Review                      Test                          6-10
12     Test Review (Chapter 11)    Chapter 12 (Homework 11)
13     Chapter 12 (Homework 12)    Chapter 13 (Homework 13)
14     Chapter 14 (Homework 13)    Chapter 14 (Homework Ch 14)
15     Chapter 15/Projects         ProjectsReview

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           Course Web Site

• www.sbea.mtu/rwmaatta/BA3200.htm
• Current schedule
• Presentation material




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              First Assignment

• Read chapter 1 – Laudon and Laudon for next
  time
• Homework due Jan 20
  – Case Study P34
     • ShopKo and Pamida
  – Printed output from word processor
  – Hand in before start of class
  – Make of copy for yourself


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                     Homework
• Case Study
  – Output should be 1-2 pages
  – Questions 1 – 5
  – Use information from the case to illustrate and defend your
    analysis
  – It’s your opinion
  – In some instances, cases dealing with well-known
    companies don’t include up-to-date research because it
    was not available at the time the case was written. If
    possible, do a search for more information on what has
    happened to the company in subsequent years.


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                     Students

•   Name
•   Hometown
•   Major
•   Any IS/IT Experience?
•   One interesting fact about yourself




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