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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "MGT 338"
COURSE NAME: "Management Information Systems"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Daniele Pica
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 11:30-12:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: MGT 301
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course covers the structure, management, and development of business information systems; the nature of business information, computer hardware and computer software; systems analysis; and the development and introduction of business information systems, as well as the impact of technological innovations.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

This course investigates the consequences of information systems on modern businesses. It further investigates how technologies support new modes of interaction and value creation. The course explores basic technical issues associated with the design and management of information systems and further explores contingent issues such as mobile information systems, social technologies, management of innovation, computer supported collaborative work, global information infrastructures, convergence; the information economy, and issues related to digital privacy and security

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

This course seeks to build both a theoretical and an empirical foundation for understanding information systems, in order to provide students with analytical tools to make decisions in the modern business environment. It does so by exposing students to the challenges and issues surrounding the use of Information Systems and how this has changed and challenged the way organization work and innovate.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital WorldJ Valacich and C Scheider Pearson978-1-292-21597-6  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Midterm Exam 33
Research Essay a 3500 literature review on IS management in an industry of your choosing 34
Final Exam 33

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Class attendance is mandatory. If a student misses more than 3 lectures he/she will be penalized with a 5% mark down in the final grade. Missing more than 5 lectures might results in the students being dropped from the course.

ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Shape 

Session 

Topic 

Assignment 

1 

Introduction to Course Contents: the challenges of managing in the digital world 

Chapter 1 

2 

IS and competitive advantage 

Chapter 2 

3 

Information Infrastructures 

Chapter 3 

4 

B2C 

Chapter 4 

5 

Undertanding Technology 

Handout 

6 

Work in the Digital Age 

Handout 

7 

Communication and Collaboration 

Chapter 5 

8 

Big Data 

Chapter 6 

9 

ERP and the cloud 

Chapter 7 

10 

CRM 

Chapter 8 

11 

Mobile technologies 

Chapter 9 

12 

IS Security 

Chapter 10 

13 

Technical issue in IS design 

Chapter 11 

14 

Managing IS and Innovation 

Handout 

15 

Economics of Information and Infrastructures 

Handout 

16 

Convergence 

Handout