This course provides an overview of Business Information Systems. Students learn to apply Microsoft® Office tools including work processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to accomplish business objectives. Other topics include uses of application software and the Internet for effective problem solving, exploration of relevant emerging technologies, and how information is used across different industries.
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Grauer, R. T., Poatsy, M. A., Mulbery, K., Hulett, M., Krebs, C., & Mast, K. (2011). Microsoft® Office 2010: Volume 1. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Rainer, R. K. & Cegielski, C. G. (2011). Introduction to information systems: Supporting and transforming business (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
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Week One: Information Systems and Word Processing Tools
Explain the benefits of information systems in the work environment. 1.2
Describe ethical issues related to information technology. 1.3
Use word processing tools to communicate business objectives.
Read Ch. 1–3 & Technology Guide 1 of Introduction to Information Systems. Read Ch. 1 & 2 for Word in Microsoft® Office 2010.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participate in class discussion....
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