IS-260 Business Information Systems

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course number and title: IS 260: Business Information System


Campus: National

Initiator: Jean-Pierre Lukusa

Date: 09/22/2018

Course description:

This course provides the student with a general background to Business Information Systems (BISs). It highlights the use of Information Systems (IS) in helping an organization in the automation of its key business processes. On completion of this course, the student will have an understanding of the various types of Business Information Systems and how these systems can be acquired and used to automate daily business transactions, processes, and decision making. The course is key in helping the student acquire business and technology skills as it assimilates the knowledge required in order to help organizations in better achieving their strategic goals through the use of IS.

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

Hours per Week

No. of Weeks

Total Hours

Semester Credits

Lecture

3

X

16

x

48

=

3

Laboratory

X

x

=

Workshop

X

x

=

Total Semester

Credits












PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ X ] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[ ] Certificate

[ ] Other

PREREQUISITES:

BU 101– Introduction to Business

IS 201 – Computer Information System

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS: None

PSLO#

Program

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

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1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[ ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[ ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[ ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X ]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[ ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): 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.

3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be

able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of information systems and the rationale behind the current design and use of business information systems;

2. Interpret the personal, social and business implications of using information systems;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the real-world use of information systems, citing practical examples;

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of modelling information systems processes and outcomes;

5. Evaluate and critically analyze business problems.

4) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of information systems and the rationale behind the current design and use of business information systems.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1.Describe the fundamental principles of a computer based system (CS) in contrast to those of a traditional system.

7

2

Class Test: the student will, in a written class test scored by means of a rubric describe, distinguish, and give real world examples of types of CSs.

1.2.Elaborate on and distinguish between key components of a BIS within the context of a traditional organization.

7

2, 5

Class Test: the student will, in a written class test scored by means of a rubric list and elaborate on the various components of a BIS and exemplify of these using our Micronesia based organizations.

1.3.Distinguish between Knowledge, Data, and Information and identify their role in improving business processes and decision making within an organization.

7

2

Class Test: the student will, in a written class test scored by means of a rubric distinguish between data, knowledge, and information and classify data based on its nature, source and hierarchy.

CSLO (General) 2 : Interpret the personal, social and business implications of using information systems.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.

2.1. Describe a Business Information System (BIS) and recognize the strategic importance of a BIS in a given organization.

7

2

Group Project: A typed report and presentation of findings will be submitted and rated using a scoring rubric on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS). The student as a member of a group will be assigned real-life business organization as case study and required to as a group, identify and distinguish between CS and BIS used in their assigned organization making sure to outline the role each play in making the business organization competitive.

2.2. Classify and elaborate on Information System (IS) activities (i.e. input, process, output, feedback and control) and relate these to the execution of an organization’s workflow.

7

1, 2

Group Project: A typed report and presentation of findings will be submitted and rated using a scoring rubric on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS). The student as a member of a group will be assigned real-life business organization as case study and required to as a group, identify main workflows in their assigned organization making sure to elaborate on key IS activities applicable to these workflows.

2.3.Classify and distinguish between main and sub types of BISs.

7

2, 5

Group Project: A typed report and presentation of findings will be submitted and rated using a scoring rubric on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS). The student as a member of a group will be assigned real-life business organization as case study and required to as a group, identify and distinguish between CS and BIS used in their assigned organization making sure to outline the role each play in making the business organization competitive.

2.4. Elaborate on the mapping of personnel roles on organizational hierarchy and its impact on decision making and overall organizational competitive advantage.

*7

2,5

Group Project: A typed report and presentation of findings will be submitted and rated using a scoring rubric on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS). The student as a member of a group will be assigned real-life business organization as case study and required to as an individual, think of your team as an organization. Identify and elaborate on the team’s goal, main workflows, policies and procedures, challenges, need for leadership, and success rate.

CSLO (General) 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the real-world use of information systems, citing practical examples.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.

3.1.Describe and exemplify ethical and social issues in BIS.

7

1, 2

Class Test: the student will, in a written class test scored by means of a rubric outline and give real world examples of ethical and social issues organizations may encounter as a result of running ISs.

3.2. Describe and distinguish of IS acquisition

7

2, 5

Class Test: the student will, in a written class test scored by means of a rubric identify and elaborate on methods of acquiring IS given a real world problem scenario.

3.3. Elaborate on factors that influence an organization’s choice of IS acquisition

7

2, 5

Class Test: the student will, in a written class test scored by means of a rubric infer and distinguish between challenges that a Micronesian organization may face when acquiring ISs.

3.4. Explain how the Internet impacts the way organizations use IS

7

2, 5

Class Test: the student will, in a written class test scored by means of a rubric determine role of Internet on a Micronesia business organization and identify its impact in terms of advantages and disadvantages.

CSLO (General) 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of modelling information systems processes and outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.

4.1. Elaborate on the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as a form of acquiring IS by means of development

4,7

2, 5

Assignment: the student will, in an electronic assignment reporting on the findings; scored by means of a rubric and submitted on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS); distinguish between the main phases of SDLC as undertaken by organizations in order to accomplish real world projects.

4.2. Compare different methodologies for IS development

4,7

2, 5

Assignment: the student will, in an electronic assignment reporting on the findings; scored by means of a rubric and submitted on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS); describe and contrast any three IS development methodologies.

4.3. Describe main criteria used in the selection of IS development methodologies

4,7

2, 5

Assignment: the student will, in an electronic assignment reporting on the findings; scored by means of a rubric and submitted on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS); infer and distinguish between challenges that a typical FSM based business organization may face when developing ISs.

CSLO (General) 5: Evaluate and critically analyze business problems.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.

5.1. Describe a Business Problem.

4,7

2

Assignment: the student will, in an electronic assignment reporting on the findings; scored by means of a rubric and submitted on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS): reflect on and synthesize presented scenario question in order to: identify the phenomena, extract the problem from it and draw a conclusion on the choice of methodology that could be used to arrive to the solution.

5.2.Distinguish between the scientific and system oriented method for addressing business problem(s).

4,7

2

Assignment: the student will, in an electronic assignment reporting on the findings; scored by means of a rubric and submitted on COM-FSM’s Learning Management System (LMS): apply the chosen method in an elaborate and systematic way in relation to the presented scenario question.

5) COURSE CONTENT:

· Course Introduction, Overview and Philosophy

· Information System Concepts

· Knowledge, Data and Information

· Business Information System: It’s meaning, role, activities, and purpose in an organization

· Classifications of Business Information Systems: Main and Subtypes.

· Organization’s Personnel Roles on organizational hierarchy and its impact on decision making and overall organizational competitive edge

· Ethics and social issues in BIS

· Business Information System Acquisition: Methods of acquisition and factors affecting IS acquisition

· Impact of Internet on BIS Adoption

· Developing Business Information Systems: overview of SDLC, development methodologies, and factors affecting development of IS.

· Solving Business Problems with Information Systems

6) METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X] Lecture [X] Cooperative learning groups

[ ] Laboratory [X] In-class exercises

[ ] Audio visual [ ] Demonstrations

[ ] Other

7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

Oz, Effy (2014). Management Information System, 7th edition. United States, Boston MA (Course Technology).

8) REFERENCE MATERIALS:

Hardcastle, E. (2008). Business Information Systems. Boston: BookBoom. Latest edition.

9) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:

None

10) EVALUATION: In addition to meeting the pass grade in accordance to set institutional policies, a student must at least achieve an overall pass grade of C to be considered competent in the course.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION: None

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