BA305 Business Information and Communication Course Syllabus Summer Session 2013 Lecturer: E‐mail: Course Schedule: Room: Office Hours: Ulrich Werner firstname.lastname@example.org April 20, 21, 27, 28, and May 4, 5, and 11, 2013 (09:00 to 16:00 hrs) Noppamat Building, room 302 All course days and by appointment
1. Course Description: 3 Credits
According to the curriculum, this course is “A study of various forms of business information and communication; the uses of technical terms and enable the students to understand business idioms used in each business division; analysis of business articles in various media in order to enhance the students to know the direction and change in various aspects of business.” The credit value of this course is 3 credits. Since information systems are a most important issue to any organization today, this course focuses on understanding the interaction between people and information technology, rather than training students in using the right vocabulary.
Stair/Reynolds: Information Systems Essentials, Cengage, 6th ed., ISBN 0‐324‐82926‐4 Each student has to read the textbook chapter according to the course schedule at the end of this syllabus before coming to class.
Will be handed out in class.
Institute of International Studies (IIS‐RU), Ramkhamhaeng University RU Printing Press, Ramkhamhaeng Road, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240 International phone and fax +66 2310 8897, e‐mail email@example.com
Complementary Web Site
Course Webpage at http://studyinthailand.org/ba305.html Every student is responsible to fetch information published on the course page within 24 hours. Not knowing any information from this page, therefore, is not an excuse.
3. Principles and Objectives
The value of information is directly linked to how it helps decision makers achieve the organization’s goals. Knowing the potential impact of information systems and having the ability to put this knowledge to work can result in a successful personal career, organizations that reach their goals, and a society with a higher quality of life. System users, business managers, and information systems professionals must work together to build a successful information system. The use of information systems to add value to the organization can also give an organization a competitive advantage.
• Distinguish data from information and describe the characteristics used to evaluate the quality of data. Identify the basic types of business information systems and discuss who uses them, how they are used, and what kinds of benefits they deliver.
Identify the major steps of the systems development process and state the goal of each. Identify the value‐added processes in the supply chain and describe the role of information systems within them. Identify some of the strategies employed to lower costs or improve service. Define the term competitive advantage and discuss how organizations are using information systems to gain such an advantage. Define the types of roles, functions, and careers available in information systems.
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IS personnel is a key to unlocking the potential of any new or modified system.
4. Class Attendance
80% class attendance is required in accordance with the Ramkhamhaeng University Curriculum. Students who twice come later than 9.30 a.m., extend their breaks generously, or attend class for only half a day at two class days, fail the course. In case a serious reason prevents you from joining the class, submit a request form signed by the director of IIS or a medical doctor’s note. In these cases, you make take the review test and submit the assignment to a later date, according to the period of time for which you are excused. ...