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Bridgewater State University
Department of Management
MGMT- 360-W0x Fundamentals of Information Systems
Spring, 2015

Instructor’s Name: Dr. Martin Grossman

Email: mgrossman@bridgew.edu Phone : ext. 2723

Office Location: Harrington Hall 110C

Office Hours: Tues. 4:30-5:30 and Wed. 2:00-3:00 and by appointment

Textbook (s)
Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Laudon and Laudon. 13th ed. 2014.
Course Description:
This course examines the information requirements of an organization, emphasizing the difference in the kinds of information needed at the operational, administrative, strategic, and organizational levels. Information technology (IT) is an enabler of business. This course will focus on the impact IT is having on organizations, business functions, and management practices and introduces students to the benefits and competitive advantages of technology in personal, workgroup, and workplace environments.

Prerequisites:
MGMT 130, CS 105 or CS 101

Course Objectives
Activities and Outcomes
To explore the latest concepts and uses of information technology and the strategic importance of its successful utilization.
Students will read and discuss current articles relating to information technology.

Students will participate in online forums to discuss mini-cases and videos relating to the content of text.

To become familiar with the terminology employed in information technology.
Students will take exams on IT related terminology and concepts as they apply to the business environment.

To successfully employ information technology to solve business related problems in data handling and communication.
Students will report on an emerging technology.

Grading

Online Discussion Forum (10) 30
Emerging Technology report 20
Quizzes (3) 30
Final Exam 20

100

Week

Description of Content
(1)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 25

Course introduction
Post introductions to Discussion Forum

(2)
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

Discussion Question 1
Chapter 1 - Information Systems in Global Business Today

(3)
Feb. 2 – Feb. 8

Chapter 2 - Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy
Discussion Question 2

(4)
Feb. 9 – Feb. 15

Chapter 3 - Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
Discussion Question 3
(5)
Feb. 16 – Feb. 22
Chapter 4 - Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
Quiz 1 (ch. 1-4) Available on Blackboard (2/20 @6:AM to 2/22 @11:55PM)
(6)
Feb. 23 – Mar. 1
Chapter 5 – IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
Discussion Question 4
(7)
Mar. 2- Mar. 8
Chapter 6 – Database and Information Management
Discussion Question 5
(8)
Mar. 9 – Mar. 15
Spring Break
(9)
Mar. 16 – Mar. 22
Chapter 7 - Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology
Discussion Question 6
(10)
Mar. 23 – Mar. 29
Chapter 8 - Securing Information Systems
Discussion Question 7
Quiz 2 (ch. 5-8) Available on Blackboard (2/27 @6:AM to 2/29 @11:55PM)
(11)
Mar. 30 – Apr. 5
Chapter 9 - Enterprise Applications
Discussion Question 8
(12)
Apr. 6 – Apr. 12
Chapter 10 - E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods
Discussion Question 9
(13)
Apr. 13 – Apr. 19
Chapter 11 and 12 – Knowledge Management / Enhancing Decision Making
Discussion Question 10

(14)
Apr. 20 – Apr. 26
Chapters 13 and 14 – Building Information Systems / Managing IT Projects (not included on Quiz 3 or Final Exam)
Discussion Question 11 (extra credit – 3 points)
Quiz 3 – ch. 9-12 Available on Blackboard (4/20 @6:AM to 4/23 @11:55PM)
(15)
Emerging Technology Reports due 5/1
Final Exam (Available on Blackboard (5/4 @6:AM to 5/6 @11:55PM)

Deliverables
Online discussion questions - you will post responses to questions relating to content from readings, video clips and web sites throughout the semester. There may be no right or wrong answer to some of these questions. They are meant to stimulate critical thinking and an exchange of ideas. Feel free to express yourself, but make sure to include the reasons underlying your ideas. Please…