College of Information Systems & Technology BSA/310 Version 7 Business Systems Course Description This course reviews common business systems and their interrelationships. Business systems covered include finance, accounting, sales, marketing, human resources, legal, and operations. Emphasis is placed upon the inputs and outputs of information systems, the potential for integration of the systems, and information systems security. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: • • University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Armstrong, G., & Kotler, P. (2011). Marketing: An introduction (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Prentice Hall. Fry, F. L., Stoner, C. R., & Hattwick, R. E. (2004). Business: An integrative approach (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill/Irwin. Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2010). Management information systems: Managing the digital firm (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. Nickels, W. G., McHugh, J. M., & McHugh, S. M. (2010). Understanding business (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Raiborn, C. A. (2010). Core concepts of accounting (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Solomon, M. R., Poasty, M. A., Martin, K.(2012). Better business (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. Turban, E., & Volonino, L. (2011). Information technology for management: Improving strategic and operational performance (8th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Business Structure
Objectives 1.1 Identify the application of information systems in business. 1.2 Examine the impact of information systems on the business structure.
Course Syllabus BSA/310 Version 7
Read Bonus Ch. B, “Using Technology to Manage Information,” of Understanding Business. Read Ch. 1, “Business Basics,” of Better Business. Read Ch. 2, “Economics and Banking,” of Better Business. Read Ch. 1, “Information Systems in the 2010s,” of Information Technology for Management. Read Ch. 2, “IT Infrastructure and Support Systems,” of Information Technology for Management. Participate in class discussion. Resource: Element K Complete the Describing Business Process and The Fundamentals of Requirements Elicitation modules in Element K. Imagine you have been hired by a small but growing company to help with their IT efforts. Your first task is to let them know the general principles involved with using IT systems throughout the enterprise. Write an e-mail describing the top five types of IT systems the company could use in its operations. Answer the following questions in 200 to 300 words each: • • What are some important questions that need to be asked when determining the exact requirements for a system? Why are key elements of systems often missed, in spite of having a specific step to elicit the requirements for the system?
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Participation Supporting Activity Element K
Learning Team Instructions Learning Team Charter Learning Team Instructions Service Request SR-rm-012 Paper and Presentation (Preparation)
Complete and submit the Learning Team Charter.
Resource: Virtual Organization for Riordan Manufacturing Begin working on Service Request SR-rm-012, Business...