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Information Technology for Business

Course Outline

Government College University - MSD

Course Outline

Course: Information Technology for Business


Prerequisite courses: None Credits: 3 Hours/Week: 3

Semester: February, 2012

Government College University - MSD

Information Technology for Business

Course Outline

About the Course


Description of the course:
Course Description This course is developed on the premise that information system knowledge is essential for creating successful, competitive firms, managing global corporations, adding value and providing useful products and services to customers. It encompasses 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, and decision making. Emphasis is on managerial and strategic aspects of information technology. An IT background is not required as it not a technical course. Course Objectives In order to determine the value of this course and to ensure that the concepts, principles, and problem-solving skills developed in the course will be applied on the job or in future academic settings, a set of objectives has been established. By the end of the course you should be able to fulfill a number of roles that require competency in the following four areas: Understand Foundational Concepts Students should be able to understand the information age and role of knowledge workers in it. They should be able to describe the role of IT in common business environments; identify and describe business processes and suggest several ways IT can be used to improve business processes; and report with clarity what managers must know about their businesses, their personnel and IT in order to make effective decisions. Assess the State of Current Technology Students should be able to describe specific hardware and software technologies used in businesses and relate these technologies to business needs on a local, regional, and global level. This will include the IT infrastructure and E-commerce technologies. Apply MIS to Meet Specific Enterprise Needs You should be able to relate specific IT enhanced business processes to decision-making and strategy development; explain what specific features of IT can produce a competitive advantage; and develop plans and strategies for the introduction of IT to a corporate environment using problem analysis and problem-solving techniques.

Teaching Methodology
Students will be required to read the chapters and reference materials related to the topic for the week. Key topics will then be discussed in the class. Students will be encouraged to share their understanding with the class, listen to other peoples views, give arguments and examples where necessary to reinforce their understanding. I will facilitate students to look at the practical implementations and utility of technology and systems we are studying. We will discuss real life examples of systems we are studying. Case studies, quizzes and hand on tasks will be used regularly to give students first hand knowledge of the hardware and software they are reading about.

Government College University - MSD

Information Technology for Business

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Assessments
Assessment Quizzes Hand on Assignment Mid Term Preparation and participation Final Exam Total % Of total course mark 10% 15% 20% 5% 50% 100%

Assignment Guidelines
Will be given with each assignment.

Assessment Criteria
Will be given with each assessment.

Course Delivery
This course will be delivered in a classroom/lab environment using hands-on exercises, practical demonstrations and simulations.

Textbook
Management Information System - Eleventh Edition, Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon ISBN: 978-81-317-3064-5

Reference Book
Management Information System for the Information Age, Hagg/Cummings/Mccubbery, Fourth Edition . ISBN: 0-07-281947-2

Software and resources


Microsoft Windows 2003 Microsoft Office XP FrontPage/Dreamweaver

Government College University - MSD

Information Technology for Business

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Course Schedule
Topics Chapter 1: Information Systems in Global Business Today Chapter 2: E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems Chapter 3: Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy Weeks 1 2 3

Chapter 4: Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems Chapter 5: IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies Chapter 6: Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management Chapter 7: Telecommunications, the Internet and Wireless Technology Chapter 8: Securing Information Systems Chapter 9: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications Chapter 10: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods Chapter 11: Managing Knowledge and Collaboration Chapter 12: Enhancing Decision Making Chapter 13: Building Information Systems Chapter 14: Managing Projects Chapter 15: Managing Global Systems

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