M&IS 34054 Spring 2006 Formichelli
Course Information Spring 2006
Course title: Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems
Course number: M&IS 34054 section 001
Course description: This course is a continuation of M&IS 24053 and provides students with further study of use of information systems in solving business problems.
Location: BSA 106 Meeting day: W Meeting time: 5:30-8:15 PM
Name: Janet Formichelli, MS
Office location: BSA A410
Office hours: TR 3:30-5:30, W 1:00-2:00
Prerequisite: M&IS 24053
This course is only open to business management majors during the initial registration period. If space is available after the initial registration period, the course is open to any business major on a first-come first-serve basis. This course will not count toward a CIS major or minor.
Enrollment: Students have responsibility to ensure they are properly enrolled in classes. You are advised to review your official class schedule during the first two weeks of the semester to ensure you are properly enrolled in this class and section. Should you find an error in your class schedule, you have until Friday, January 27, 2006 to correct it with your advising office. If registration errors are not corrected by this date and you continue to attend and participate in classes for which you are not officially enrolled, you are advised now that you will not receive a grade at the conclusion of the semester for any class in which you are not properly registered.
Course Goals: To gain knowledge of information systems necessary for management. To use this knowledge to solve business problems. To complete projects using common business application software.
Summary of key components of the course:
Information Technology and Business Success
• Competitive advantages
• Strategic initiatives for gaining competitive advantages
• Organizational structures supporting strategic initiatives
Ethical Issues Arising from Information Technology
Computer Hardware and Software
Computer Networks and Telecommunications
Managing Business Information
Using IT to Enhance Business Decisions
• Supply Chain Management
• Customer Relationship Management
• Enterprise Resource Planning
• Excel as a decision-making tool
Using the Web for Business
• Collaborative partnerships
• Creating Web sites with XHTML
Textbook: Haag, Stephen, et. al., Business Driven Technology, McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN 0-07-298301-9
Software For some of our assignments we’ll use Microsoft Office software. It is available on all computers in the labs in BSA. It is also available for KSU students to purchase at this site: http://elms10.e-academy.com/kent/ . The cost is $70.00, not cheap but less than you’d pay at retail price. Purchasing the software or using it in the lab is your choice.
The WebCT site at https://class.kent.edu/webct/public/home.pl will basically manage the course. The syllabus, calendar, assignments, course information and messages from the instructor will be available there. Your Kent userid and password will enable you to enter the site if you are enrolled for the class.
When there are schedule changes or other announcements, the instructor will e-mail you using your KSU e-mail address. Check this frequently. If you commonly use another address, forward your Kent e-mail to that address. You can do this easily on the Kent Help Desk site at: http://helpdesk.kent.edu/faq/Email/fmail/
To e-mail the instructor use: email@example.com or if you reply to an e-mail from the instructor with another address, that is ok. Do not e-mail the instructor at WebCT.
For homework assignments, if you put the letters hw with a space on each side of the hw in the subject line of the e-mail, a reply will be generated to you that the instructor has received your homework. For example:
Subject: Jones hw 5
You will not get the reply immediately, but you should have it within a day.
1. 5 assignments: (25 points each): 125 points
2. Oral team presentation: 25 points
3. 3 course exams: (50 points each): 150 points
4. Final exam (comprehensive): 100 points
Missing class is not an excuse for failure to understand material or complete assignments. Material covered in class will not be covered again outside of class. It is up to you to read the material and get notes from another student if you miss class. Do not expect any special help or privileges if you do not attend class regularly.
Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the due date. Absence from class is not an excuse for failing to have the assignment in. Late assignments will be penalized 10% per day (not per class session). Assignments will not be accepted after one week beyond the due date.
Make-up exams are given only under extraordinary circumstances. Inform the instructor as soon as possible (ideally before the exam). Some form of written excuse for absence from an exam is required.
Cheating means to misrepresent the source, nature, or other conditions of your academic work (e.g., tests, papers, projects, assignments) so as to get undeserved credit. The use of the intellectual property of others without giving them appropriate credit is a serious academic offense. It is the University's policy that cheating or plagiarism result in receiving a failing grade for the work or course. Repeat offenses result in dismissal from the University.
Academic honesty is expected and required. HELPING fellow students is acceptable. COPYING is NOT acceptable, and will result in loss of credit for the assignment, and possibly failure of the course for all students involved. If you give help to another student, then it is your responsibility to make sure that they fully understand the concepts.
If copying is suspected, both (or all) students involved will receive zeros for that assignment at the least, and possibly a failure for the course. DO NOT GIVE OTHERS YOUR WORK.
For general information on the new plus/minus grading system, go to: http://business.kent.edu/news/plusminus.asp
This scale is followed closely. There is no rounding up if you are close.
There is no extra credit.
A (4.0) 93-100
A- (3.7) 90-92
B+ (3.3) 87-89
B (3.0) 83-86
B- (2.7) 80-82
C+ (2.3) 77-79
C (2.0) 73-76
C- (1.7) 70-72
D+ (1.3) 67-69
D (1.0) 60-66
F (0.0) 0-59
Students with Disabilities
University policy 3342-3-18 requires that students with disabilities be provided reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access equal access course content. If you have documented disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for necessary classroom adjustments. Please note, you must first verify your eligibility for these through the Student Disability Services (contact 330-672-3391 or visit http://www.registrars.kent.edu/disability/default.htm for more information on registration procedures).