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INTRODUCTION: COMPUTER INFORMATION
SYSTEMS FOR BUSINESS

Seah/Thomas

BUS 237 Information Systems in Business

Course Outline
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Introduction to the Course








Lectures
Labs
Grading
MyMISLab
Moodle

MIS and You

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FIC BUS 237
Course Introduction and Expectations

BUS 237

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Introduction
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Professor: Dave Thomas


Contact: dthomas@rocketbuilders.com



Office Hour: Check Course Outline



Background


Experience



Education



Interests

www.macsailing.com

Objectives of BUS 237
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The main objectives of the course


To learn more about the Information Technology (IT) installed in businesses



To learn more about how IT is used to create value in businesses 

To understand more about how organizations manage their IT resources



To understand more about the careers and roles of people involved in information technology

Defining our Learning Environment
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Some Basic Rules of Engagement


No cell phones during class, no distracting computing




Please keep away from e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, MSN, WeChat, QQ, videogames, MP3s, and other distractions while in lecture and lab

No whispering, no interruptions when someone is speaking


Practice, only one person speak at a time, and only speak English in this class (fine to be imposed)



No food in the Lab (sealed water bottles are OK)



No free rides in groups -- all group participation will be evaluated after assignment is completed


Worst case scenario: You can “fire” non-contributing members!

BUS 237

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Course Grading
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10%

Online Quizzes (10x1%)

8%

Lab Tests (4x2%)

10%

Individual Assignments (2x5%)

8%

Group Assignment

4%

Participation/Attendance/Ethics

25%

Midterm Examination

35%

Final Examination

100%

Total

Grading Norms
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SFU Faculty of Business Admin. Grading Policy
Normalized such that the distribution of grades across all classes will be approximately as follows:
Grade

Percent of Students

A’s

5-10%

B’s

30-40%

C’s

35-45%

D, F, N

5-25%

Lectures and Exams
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Focused on Textbook & Lecture material



Questions on Midterm and Final exams will be from lectures and textbook



All exams are closed book



Multiple-Choice questions




Midterm covers lectures 1-6 (week 7)



Final covers lectures 1-12

(week 13)

Photo ID must be shown to the instructor at all exams

Seah

BUS 237

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Labs and Assignments
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Focused on business productivity tools



MyMISLab online training simulations:


MS Word

(word processing)



MS Excel

(spreadsheets)



MS Access

(database management)



MS PowerPoint

(presentations)



Labs are not linked to the Lecture material!

Why MyMISLab?
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MyMISLab is essentially a way to develop skills in
MS Office 2013 at your own pace





You have control over where and when you learn
We have the ability to measure your performance

What we want for our Business Students:


Every business student should be prepared to effectively use MS Office for their academic and professional career

Online Quizzes (10)
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Focused on Textbook Chapters (10 x 1%)


Used to motivate reading the book BEFORE coming to class



DUE on Thursdays before the 1st lecture of the week !!!



Completed via Moodle (only one week to complete each quiz)



5 True/False + 5 Multiple Choice randomized questions



Timed for 20 min



Automatically graded, allowed two attempts (higher score = grade)
 NOTE: Quiz #1 & Quiz 12 are for practice!



Detailed results NOT displayed online (only total score)!



Missed Online Quiz = 0 (zero) mark!

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Lab Tests (4)
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MyMISLab MS Office Tests (4 x 2%)
1. Word 2010

in the…