IS-260 Business Information Systems

Course Description:
This course is designed to make the students knowledgeable of the fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computer-based information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, decision making, and electronic commerce. While some of the effort will be devoted to hands-on work with business software, the major emphasis will be on the managerial and strategic aspects of information technology.  

  • Prerequisite Course(s): BU101, IS220 or concurrently with permission from instructor.

A. Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
 The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technical concepts and ethical issues pertaining to information systems
  2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the management and strategic use of information systems and technology.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of different software applications significant to manipulating and analyzing information as well as generating and presenting reports in the various functional areas of business.
  4. Demonstrate solid foundation skills in database design and management, web engineering, programming, and networking
  5. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to latest technologies using their foundation knowledge and skills from CIS.

B. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) – General:
The student will be able to:

  1. Explain the meaning of terms used to describe common techniques and concepts in business information systems.
  2. Describe the ways in which computers are and will be used in business and management. These concepts include telecommunications, electronic commerce, data warehousing and mining, artificial intelligence, and future directions of computer-based information systems.
  3. Develop a small-scale IS and IT related projects that would enhance student’s understanding in developing Information Systems in a team or virtual-business environment.

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C. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) – Specific:
The student will be able to:

General SLO1. Explain the meaning of terms used to describe common techniques and concepts in business information systems.


Student learning outcomes

Assessment strategies

1.1 Identify the functions of different types of information systems in business.

End-of-Unit Test

1.2 Explain what business strategy and strategic moves are.

End-of-Unit Essay

1.3 Illustrate how information systems can give business competitive advantage.

Team Activity

General SLO 2. Describe the ways in which computers are and will be used in business and management. These concepts include telecommunications, electronic commerce, data warehousing and mining, artificial intelligence, and future directions of computer-based information systems.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Identify various business functions and the role of ISs in these functions.

End-Of-Unit Test

2.2 Describe business applications of digital telecommunications.

End-Of-Unit Test

2.3 Explain the connection between a regular relational database to a data warehouse

End-Of-Unit Test

2.4 Differentiate the different type of E-commerce

End-of-unit Essay

2.5 Explain the concepts of Data mining and online analytical processing (OLAP)

Hands-on activity

General SLO 3. Develop a small-scale IS and IT related projects that would enhance student’s understanding in developing Information Systems in a team or virtual-business environment.


3.1 Explain the basic process of developing a system.

End-of-Unit Test

3.2 Understand the basic tools in developing systems

Graded Exercise

3.3 Adopt online web applications that would expedite system development

Team Project

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Overview of Business Information Systems
  2. Strategic use of Information Systems in businesses
  3. Business Functions of Information Systems
  4. Introduction to Supply Chain
  5. Harnessing Information Technology in a business environment.
  6. Examples on Web-Enabled Enterprise
  7. Decision Support and Expert Systems
  8. Basic Principles and Tools in System Development

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

  1. Hands-on Activity
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Team Activity
  4. Team Project

F. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK & COURSE MATERIALS
Oz, Effy (2009). Management Information System, Sixth edition. United States, Boston MA: Course Technology. (or most recent edition).
USB Flash-Drive
G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:
None

I. EVALUATION
Student must pass the course with a grade of ‘C’ or better.
J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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