Introduction to MIS and E-Commerce

Section Number: 101 (Fall 2017)

 

Instructor:                      Dr. Christine Custis                                    Building/classroom:     HHH 222

Office:                             239 Halpin-Harrison Hall (HHH)               Meeting Days:              T, TH

Phone:                            540.545.7272                                               Meeting Time:             8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

E-mail:                           ccustis@su.edu                                            Office Hours:               9:30am -12pm T, TH or by appt.

 

Required Text and Instructional Materials
Introduction to Information Systems *

Introduction to Information Systems, 2nd Edition By Patricia Wallace Published by Prentice Hall ISBN-10: 0-13-357175-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-357175-2

 

 

Homework / Assignments:

Assignment Due Date: Weight
1: Read CH 1, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 8 p 24-25 8/29/2017 3
2:  Read CH 2, Complete Discussion question 2-12 p 56 8/31/2017 3
3:  Read CH 3, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences each) p 87 9/5/2017 3
4: Read CH 4, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 21 p 122 9/7/2017 3
5:  Read CH 5, Prepare for Discussion question 11 p 156 (3-5 minute talk w/ .ppt or prezi) 9/12 and 14/2017 6
6:  Read CH 6, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences each) p 188 9/19/2017 3
7:  Read CH 7, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 11 p 219 10/3/2017 3
(Mid-term group work):  Work as a group on Discussion question 16 p 219 10/5/2017 7
8:  Read CH 8, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 7 p 250 10/19/2017 3
9:  Read CH 9, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences each) p 282 10/24/2017 3
10:  Read CH 10, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 11 p 313 10/31/2017 3
11:  Read CH 11, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences ea.) p 341 Read CH 12 11/7/2017 3
12 Read CH 12, Prepare for Discussion question 22 p 371 (3-5 minute talk using .ppt or prezi) 11/9 and 14/2017 7
Paper and Presentation (final):  Write 4 – 6 page paper based on case questions p 382-384; Develop presentation based on case questions p 382-384 11/28 & 30/2017 15
Attendance 35

 

 

 

Mission

The mission of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business is to educate its students to become successful, principled leaders with global perspective.

 

 

Detailed Class Schedule

BA 310 – Fall 2017

Assignments column should be completed before the following class AND turned in on Canvas. 

Class Dates

Class Preparation

Assignments Class Information
8/22 & 24/2017 Review Syllabus Read CH 1, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 8 p 24-25 In Class discussion of Case
8/29/2017 Turn in assignment #1, Begin Ch-2 Read CH 2, Complete Discussion question 2-12 p 56 In Class discussion of Case
8/31/2017 Turn in assignment #2, Begin Ch-3 Read CH 3, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences each) p 87 In Class discussion of Case
9/5/2017 Turn in assignment #3, Begin Ch-4 Read CH 4, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 21 p 122 In Class discussion of Case
9/7/2017 Turn in assignment #4, Begin Ch-5 Read CH 5, Prepare for Discussion question 11 p 156 (3-5 minute talk w/ .ppt or prezi) In Class discussion of Case
9/12/2017 Turn in assignment #5 as presentation presentations
9/14/2017 Turn in assignment #5 as presentation presentations
9/19/2017 Begin Ch-6 Read CH 6, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences each) p 188 In Class discussion of Case
9/21/2017 Turn in assignment #6  
9/26/2017 Continue Ch-6
9/28/2017 Continue Ch-6, Begin Ch-7 Read CH 7, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 11 p 219 In Class discussion of Case
10/3/2017 Turn in assignment #7, group work (mid-term) Work as a group on Discussion question 16 p 219
10/5/2017 Present group work (mid-term)  
10/10 & 12/2017 No class, Fall Break  
10/17/2017 Read CH 8, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 7 p 250 In Class discussion of Case
10/19/2017 Turn in assignment #8, Begin Ch-9 Read CH 9, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences each) p 282 In Class discussion of Case
10/24/2017 Turn in assignment #9, Continue Ch-9
10/26/2017 Begin Ch-10 Read CH 10, Complete Chapter Review questions 1- 11 p 313 In Class discussion of Case
10/31/2017 Turn in assignment #10, Continue Ch-10
11/2/2017 Begin Ch-11 Read CH 11, Define all Key Terms and Concepts (1-3 sentences ea.) p 341 Read CH 12 In Class discussion of Case

 

11/7/2017 Turn in assignment #11, Begin Ch-12 Read CH 12, Prepare for Discussion question 22 p 371 (3-5 minute talk using .ppt or prezi) In Class discussion of Case

 

11/9/2017 Turn in assignment #12 as presentation presentations
11/14/2017 Turn in assignment #12 as presentation Write 4 – 6 page paper based on case questions p 380-381; Develop presentation based on case questions p 380-381 presentations
11/21 & 23/2017 Thanksgiving Break
11/28/2017 Paper plus Presentations = (final) presentations
11/30/2017 Paper plus Presentations = (final) presentations

 

 

 

 

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the concepts underlying the design, implementation, control, and evaluation of contemporary computer based information systems and the role they play in the ever expanding arena of e-commerce.  Coverage will also include:  managerial issues, trends in information technologies, global information systems, business intelligence, IT strategy and planning and building information systems.

 

 

Course Objectives

Students will understand the role that information systems and technologies play in the development of the inter-networked enterprise.  The course will strive to show how the manager is able to better understand today’s business challenges and opportunities through the use of information systems.  This course will emphasize the interrelationship between the three major business resources of technology, management practices, and people in organizations. The course is intended to provide the student with a major overview of the information function within the enterprise.  At all times, the emphasis will be on the application of technology to the business environment, with the intent of understanding how information technology has transformed how we live and work.

 

Grading Scale

Percentage

90%  – 100%:        A

79%  –  89%:         B

69%  –  78%:         C
59%  –  68%:         D
<59                                    F

 

BA 310 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

Course Communication

Course communication will be primarily handled through e-mail and Blackboard.

 

Late Policy

Late assignments are penalized and will receive a zero grade.

 

Honor Code:

Trust and mutual respect are essential to an environment in which learning is fostered. To encourage and support such an environment, the university adopted an Honor Code based on the recommendations of the Student Government Association and the Faculty Assembly. Students are expected to read the provisions of the Honor Code and to abide by them. The university’s Honor Code provides mechanisms for dealing with academic dishonesty. It is printed in the Student Handbook as follows:

 

Shenandoah University adheres to the principles and practices of the Academic Honor Code. The Honor Code is the system of conduct of the University which reflects the core of principles and values that the University has established regarding individual responsibility and matters involving honorable conduct. The concept of honor may be defined in a variety of ways; however, at this University, the code under which we live prohibits lying, stealing, and cheating.

 

Students attending the University are responsible for upholding the Honor Code, and being aware of the University’s Honor Code procedures. Ignorance is not acceptable defense for failure to follow the Honor Code. Faculty members of Shenandoah University are also responsible for upholding the Honor Code, which includes putting an Honor Code statement on all course syllabi and being aware of the University’s Honor Code procedures. The Shenandoah University Academic Honor Code is published in the Student Handbook and the Faculty Handbook.

 

Class Attendance Policy:

Attendance is considered part of class participation and is graded heavily.

 

The instructor will accept lists of students scheduled to miss class days due to university-sponsored activities from coaches or other university representatives as a source of verification, but it is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor before the absence and complete all specified work that is due on the day of the absence prior to missing class.

 

Failure to take an exam and/or to submit required assignments on time may result in severe grade penalties (including no credit for that requirement).  At the Professor’s discretion, make-up exams may be given in the case of unavoidable conflicts.

 

Please be sure to properly manage your time so that you will have all assignments completed according to the course schedule.

 

Services for Students with Disabilities Policy Statement:

Shenandoah University recognizes the mandates of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by adopting this policy which directly reflects the requirements of these acts. It is the policy of Shenandoah University that no otherwise qualified individual is denied reasonable and appropriate access to or participation in any program or activity of the university because of a disability. Pursuant to this policy, the university employs a Coordinator of Disabilities Services as a resource for students, faculty, and staff. Individuals who believe they have a disability covered under either of the acts named above may document the disability and request assistance from the Coordinator. Faculty and staff charged with assisting those with disabilities may utilize the services of the Coordinator as a resource of expertise and assistance.

Refer to the Student Handbook for more detailed information on policies and procedures for Students with Disabilities.