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UT Dallas Syllabus for ba3351.5u1.09u taught by Byung-wan Koh (bxk057000)

UT Dallas Syllabus for ba3351.5u1.09u taught by Byung-wan Koh (bxk057000)

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UT Dallas syllabus for ba3351.5u1.09u Introduction to Management Information Systems taught by Byungwan Koh
UT Dallas syllabus for ba3351.5u1.09u Introduction to Management Information Systems taught by Byungwan Koh

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University of Texas at Dallas
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Course Syllabus
BA 3351 Introduction to MIS \u2013 Summer 2009
Monday 6:00 \u2013 10:00 pm / SOM 2.106
Contact Information:
Instructor:
Byungwan Koh
Office:
SOM 3.420
E.mail:
byungwan.koh@utdallas.edu
Phone:
972) 883-4411
Office Hours:
Monday 4:00 \u2013 5:30 pm or by appointment
Course Pre-requisites:Non e
Course Description:

The course will provide an overview of Information Technology and how it is an essential tool for today\u2019s business environment and society in general. The course will focus on what tasks students can accomplish with information technology and what skills they can apply immediately in the workplace and at home. Students will learn to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access for solving different types of business problems.

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
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Understand the importance of Information Technology and how it impacts all facets of business and
society in today\u2019s digital environment.
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Become familiar with Information Technology concepts and terminology.
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Learn how to improve personal productivity using basic MS Office software tools: Excel and Access.
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Learn how to solve business problems effectively with MS Office.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Text: Technology in Action 5th Edition (Evans, Martin, & Poatsy)
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Student Access Code: All students must have a Student Access Code. There is no way to
circumvent the purchase of the Student Access Code for MyITLab (it will be used for student
training and assessment).
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Access Code will allow students to access our custom portal that will include the following:
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Myitlab (training and assessment software for Office 2007)
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Excel/Access Cases E-Book
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A link to Vangonotes - audio notes for iPods and other mp3 players to text.
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Your Access Code will be bundled with the text which will be available in the UTD
Bookstore or Off Campus Books
Suggested Course Materials: Microsoft Office 2007
University of Texas at Dallas
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Assignment & Schedule (expect changes in schedule \u2013 see WebCT for changes to schedule):
Week
Date
Description
Assignments
1
June 1

Course Administrative Procedures
Introduction to Myitlab
Text Ch1. Why computers matter to you

2
June 8
Text Ch2. Looking at computers
Text Ch3. Using the internet
Guest Speaker1. Information Systems in Biz.
3
June 15
Text Ch4. Application software
Text Ch7. Networking & Security
Guest Speaker2. Information Systems in Biz.
Myitlab Excel Ch1&2
4
June 22
Text Ch8. Mobile computing
Excel Problem Solving1
Myitlab Excel Ch3&4
5
June 29
Excel Problem Solving 2
Introduction to project
Course wrap-up1
Excel Case
6
July 6
Exam 1
7
July 13
The Digital Firm: E-business & E-commerce
Guest Speaker3.ITEnt re pr e n e ur s hi p
8
July 20
Managing Data Resources
Presentation 1
Myitlab Access Ch1&2
9
July 27
The Wireless Revolution
Access Problem Solving
Myitlab Access Ch3&4
10
Aug. 3
Presentation 2
Course wrap-up2
Access Case
11
Aug. 10
Exam 2
Grading Policy:
Text Exams
40 (20+20)
Myitlab
32
Case Assignments (Excel & Access)
12 (6+6)
Presentation
10 (5+5)
Attendance & Participation
6
Total
100
University of Texas at Dallas
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Final letter grade use the following scale:
A+ > 96.7%
B+ > 86.7%
C+ > 76.7%
D+ > 66.7%
F < 60.0%
A > 93.3%
B > 83.3%
C > 73.3%
D > 63.3%
A- > 90.0%
B- > 80.0%
C- > 70.0%
D- > 60.0%
GRADING ENVIRONMENT: This class assumes the student is working in a business environment.

Considerable attention (and grading premium) will be given to following directions (both written and in class). Considerable attention (and grading premium) will be given to following directions (both written and in class). All assignments will be graded based upon the appropriateness of its presentation as well as on its content.

Course & Instructor Policies:
WebCT:Most communications for this class will be through WebCT. All questions (except those of a
personal nature) should be posted on the WebCT Discussion Board.
Changes: This course will be very dynamic, so EXPECT changes. Changes in assignments or schedules
will be posted on WebCT. It is the student\u2019s responsibility to keep up with the changes that are posted on
WebCt.
Computers (laptops), mp3 players mobile phones, voice recorders, or cameras are not to be used during
class unless prior permission of instructor is obtained.
Assignments: Assignments will be of two types: Myitlab (Office 2007 training and assessment) and

Office 2007 assignments. Work performed on Myitlab will be monitored by the Myitlab system. Office
2007 assignments (Cases) will be submitted through WebCT unless otherwise instructed; submission of
electronic copies by e-mail or on floppy disk is not acceptable unless prior permission of instructor is
obtained. All assignments should be completed on time. Office 2007 assignments (Cases) will be
submitted on WebCT before the submission deadline as shown on the class schedule. Assignments
submitted after the deadline will be considered late. A penalty of 20% of the assignment value per day
(including weekends) is assessed on late assignments beginning on the day due.

Attendance: Your class attendance and participation is highly recommended for this course. There is no
make-up for missed in-class assignments. Much of the content of course will be covered in class.
Text Exams:A picture ID will be required for each student. Exams will be closed book. Please bring a
half page Scantron sheet (green, # 882-E) and a #2 pencil for each exam.

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