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BUSI 2400

Introduction to Information Systems
Spring 2006
Qeshm Institute of Higher Education
Carleton University's MBA program

Course Information

Introduction:
Almost no manager can expect to be effective in administering complex modern organizations without some understanding of information systems and their impact on organizations. Information Systems is a multidisciplinary field and is not equivalent to Computer Science. Contributions to the field come from areas such as computer science, organization theory, organizational behavior, management science, operations research, strategic management, sociology, psychology, and political science. Information systems are social systems as well as technical systems. Their impact on organizations is best understood from a sociotechnical perspective.

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the study of information systems in organizations. Topics to be covered will include at least the following: fundamental concepts of information systems; the technical foundations of information systems; and approaches to building, deploying and controlling information systems.

 Course Objectives:
On completing this course you should:

  • Be familiar with some of the key issues in information systems design, development, and deployment;
  • Have an understanding of the fundamental components of information systems and their interrelationships;
  • Be familiar with the basic technologies that underpin organizational information systems;
  • Develop an understanding of the requirements for building and deploying effective information systems;
  • Have hands-on experience in designing and building small information system applications (web sites, an Access database, using Excel as a Decision Support System and some very fundamental aspects of SAP);
  • Have experience presenting reports based on the decision-making needs of managers in various fields as they apply to IS;
  • Be familiar with the concepts of Enterprise Resource Planning and enterprise database systems.

 Topics:

  • Fundamental Concepts of Information Systems
  • Types of Information Systems in the Enterprise
  • Information Systems, Organizations, Management, and Strategy
  • Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business
  • Social, Political, and Ethnical Issues in the Information Age
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Managing data resources
  • Telecommunications and Networks
  • The Internet and the New IT Infrastructure
  • System Development: Steps, Tools, and Techniques
  • Information Systems Quality, Security and Control
  • Information as Critical Asset: Information Resource Management
  • Decision Making in Digital Age
  • Knowledge Based Information Systems

 

Teaching Style:

Formal class sessions will consist of lectures, group presentations, class discussion and labs.

Evaluation:

Table 1: Students are evaluated according to the following measures:

#

Item

Value (%)

Date

Description

1

Group Portfolio

15

Various

Written record of in-class activities & presentation.

2

Group Database Project

15

May 12

Using Microsoft ACCESS. See detailed assignment information.

3

Test One

15

May 5

In class.

4

Test Two

15

May 18

In class.

5

Final Exam*

40

May 26

In class.

 

TOTAL

100

 

 

 * You must pass the final examination (regardless of its weight in the overall grade scheme) in order to gain credit for this course.

 

Individual Assignments and Tests

With reference to Table 1, the following are individually graded:

1.   Item 6 - Test 1 - In-class test potentially consisting of any or all of Multiple Choice, True/False, Fill-in-the-blanks and short answer questions.  Content of the test will be determined by material from the text book, any additional readings and cases, from in-class discussion and from group presentations.  CALCULATORS AND ELECTRONIC TRANSLATORS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

2.   Item 7 - Test 2 - same as Test 1.

3.   Item 8 - Final Exam Format same as Test 1 scheduled during Final Exam period Covers entire course, but is weighted towards last 1/3 of the material covered.

Group Assignments

Groups will be ASSIGNED by the SECOND class meeting.  It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you have been assigned to a group.  Much of your mark in this class is determined by group work.  It is really important that you get to know and begin to work with your group members IMMEDIATELYEach group must declare a leader, and the leader must declare him or herself to the instructor by the end of the third class meeting.

  • Item 3 Group Presentation - Select and read an article about information technology / information system. It can be a technology which we have talked about in class or you can identify an emerging new technology that we have not discussed. The article must be selected by the student and approved by the instructor. Presentation dates will be decided on a first come first serve basis, so please try to sign up as soon as you can. Detailed description will be distributed in the class.
  • Item 4 - Database Project - Each group will build a database according to a predefined template. Details will be provided on the Assignments page of the course website, in labs and in other documentation (such as class notes). There will be examination questions on the fundamentals of database technology.  You should ensure that you are able to demonstrate reasonable proficiency with Microsoft Access as database fundamentals and tools are required in later courses.

Labs

Labs dealing with Microsoft Access will be conducted. A detailed outline of lab topics will hand in the class.

Class Schedules:

Class Meeting

Day

Date

Topics

1

Thu.

Apr 27

Course Introduction + Chapter 1

2

Thu.

Apr 27

Chapter 1

3

Fri.

Apr 28

Chapter 2

4

Fri.

Apr 28

Chapter 2 + Group Declaration

 

 

 

 

5

Thu.

May 4

Chapter 6

6

Thu.

May 4

Chapter 6

7

Fri.

May 5

Chapter 7

8

Fri.

May 5

Chapter 7

 

 

 

 

9

Thu.

May 11

MS Access

10

Thu.

May 11

MS Access

11

Fri.

May 12

Test One (Chapter 1 & 2 & 6)

12

Fri.

May 12

MS Access

 

 

 

 

13

Thu.

May 18

Chapter 7

14

Thu.

May 18

Chapter 3 

15

Fri.

May 19

Chapter 4

16

Fri.

May 19

Chapter 5

 

 

 

 

17

Thu.

May 25

Group Presentation

18

Thu.

May 25

Group Presentation

19

Fri.

May 26

Final Exam (Chapter 1 to Chapter 7)

20

Fri.

May 26

Hand in MS Access Project

Course Materials

Textbook:

K.C. Laudon and J.P. Laudon, Essentials of Management Information Systems, Managing the Digital Firm, Prentice Hall, Sixth Edition, 2005. ISBN: 0-13-127311-6.

Stephen Haag, Maeve Cummings, Donald McCubbrey, Alain Pinonneault, and Richard Donovan, Management Information Systems for the Information Age, 2nd Canadian Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN: 0-07-091120-7.

E-Materials:

Files Description Size

  Introduction.zip

Introduction Slides

            76 KB

 Chapter01.zip

Chapter 1 Slides

       1,065 KB

 Chapter02.zip

Chapter 2 Slides

          807 KB

 Chapter03.zip

Chapter 3 Slides        411 KB

 Chapter04.zip

Chapter 4 Slides         468 KB

 Chapter05.zip

Chapter 5 Slides         728 KB

 Chapter06.zip

Chapter 6 Slides           822 KB

 Chapter07.zip

Chapter 7 Slides        1,409 KB

 Access.zip

Access Slides           521 KB

 IntroToMSAcess.zip

Introduction to MS Access

       2,331 KB

Links

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Communications of the AIS
International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)
IEEE
IS World
Journal of the AIS
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Journal of Electronic Commerce Research
Journal of MIS
Harvard Business Review
Management Science
MIS Quarterly

  Student List

   

First & Last Name Mid term
(30%)
Final Exam
(40 %)
MS Access
(10 %)
Presentation
(20%)
Final Grade
(100%) 
Ali Naeemi Abyane 54 78 85 95 75
Amin Behzadi Rad 68 85 80 78 78
Amir Ali Mostakhdemin Hosseini 78 79 80 78 79
Amir Hossein Mortezaeian 75 85 80 81 81
Amir Mohammad Esfehani 96 95 80 95 94
Amir pour yosefi 40 64.5 85 95 65
Amir Zomorodian 59 90 80 77 77
Aye Atrafi 55 77.5 80 95 75
Azad Sami 69 83.5 80 100 82
Behrooz Latifi 93 86 90 89 89
Davood Khavrian 78 90 85 95 87
Golsana Saeed Faragi 79.5 89.5 95 95 88
Hadis Zeinali 70.5 80.5 80 95 80
Iman Jani 60 75 85 95 75
Leo Benyamin Rafiee 50   75 21 27
Majid Babaye ebrahim abadi 69 77.5 90 74 75
Marjan Farsad 60.5 70.5 85 66 68
Maryam Modares Zade Esfhani Far 89 82 95 95 88
Maryam Peiman 79 85.5 50 83 79
Maryam Shahidi 73 70.5 85 71 73
Masoud Babaee 63 58.5 90 61 63
Meisam Kanani 78 85.5 80 100 85
Mohamad Sadegh Ahmadiani 85 74.5 75 79 78
Mohammad Dehghan 61 85.5 90 75 77
Mohhamad Reza Shirani 58 80.5 50 71 69
Nader Haji Sheikh 54 74 80 65 67
Naserdin Nahasi 65 85 90 77 78
Nasim Heidari Araghi Moghadam 50 82 80 100 76
Nasim Khosrowjerdi 57 61 85 59 62
Parisa Sheibani Modaregi 54 76.5 90 67 69
Payam Khalili Tehrani 51 57 80 54 57
Peiman Erfani 71 57 80 63 65
Pooyan Esmail Zade 97 90.5 95 95 94
Ramin Tavahen 79 93 75 87 86
Reza Noghre Kar 60 76 50 69 67
Sara Morid Pour 95 84.5 95 95 91
Seyed Ali Mortazavi 90 90 90 90 90
Seyed Mahmood Milani Hosseini 60 77.5 90 70 72
Shahabodin Hashemi Toroghi 50 80 75 67 68
Shahrooz Sadri 76 84 80 100 84
Taliye Tabatabaee 55 55 80 95 66
Valeh Khansari 53 67.5 50 61 60
Yasser Zohorian Aboo Torabi 89 86.5 90 87 88
Zahra Seif 70 71 50 71

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  • If you want to check anything, or get more info on how the marks were calculated, contact me until 10th June.

  • The presentation scores for student who did not have presentation are calculated based on their midterm and final exam marks.