Management Information Systems
Class Times TTh 7:30 – 8:45 am (KRAN G018)
and Location:TTh 9:00 – 10:15 am (KRAN G018)
TTh Noon – 1:15 pm (KRAN G018)
TTh 1:30 – 2:45 pm (KRAN G018)
Instructor:Dr. Roy Dejoie
Phone:496-6724 (24-hour voicemail)
Office Hours:TTh 10:30 – 11:45 am (I’ll be coming from my 9:00 am class, so please give me a few of minutes to arrive). Additional hours may be added around project assignments.
Office Hours:TA office hours will be held around the weeks when the projects are due.
Text:Management Information Systems for the Information Age by Haag and Cummings, McGraw Hill, 9th Edition.
1. Brynjolfsson, E., Hu,Y., & Smith, M.D. (2006). From Niches to Riches: The Anatomy of the Long Tail. Sloan Management Review, Summer 2006, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 67-71.
http://viewswire.eiu.com/report_dl.asp?mode=fi&fi=1740754759.PDF (if direct link doesn’t work, copy and paste the link in your browser’s address window)
2. Dranove, D. & and Gandal, N. (2004). Surviving a Standards War: Lessons Learned from The Life and Death of DIVX. In Advances in the economics of information systems. Kerem Tomak (ed.). Idea Group Pub. (Hershey, PA), 2005.
3. Gallagher, S. & Barrett, L. (2003). McBusted: Case 077, McDonald’s. Baseline, July, 36-56.
http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/0,3959,1173624,00.asp or http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1173624,00.asp
4. Mason, R.O. (1986). Four Ethical Issues of the Information Age. Management Information Systems Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 5-12.
5. The Vasa Capsizes (original case developed by Richard Mason).
http://www.albany.edu/faculty/miesing/teaching/cases/vasahome.html or http://www.virtualschool.edu/mon/CaseStudies/Vasa/home.html
Additional readings may be assigned during the course and may be obtained from journals located in the library or other sources as directed by your instructor.
This course is designed for ALL students who expect to work in the business world. Every industry, every business, and every functional area of business is affected by information and information technology. The days of plain old “data entry” and computer programmer “nerds” locked down in the basement are gone. In its place is the day of the information age where everyone is on the front lines. Today’s managers use information and information technology to aid in decision-making activities at EVERY level of the organization. Once relegated to just “typing in numbers,” information technology and the information that comes from its use are now being used to alter the business from the highest strategic offerings to the daily operational activities and at every level in between. Who is this class for? It is for all of those who are interested in accounting, finance, marketing and sales, general management, human resources, organizational behavior, economics, operations and supply management, computer science, information systems, industrial management.
We will see how information technology’s strength lies way beyond the “dot coms” and we will investigate how mainstream corporations use information technology to compete and survive in the real world.
The concepts covered in this course include:
• What is the role and value of data and information in today’s business world? • What is the role of information technology in the strategic direction of companies? How are companies using information in the daily operations as well as to gain a competitive advantage? • What is e-commerce and what is the difference between companies with only an Internet presence, companies...
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