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COURSE PLAN 2015-16

SUBJECT: Managing IT, Data and Business Systems

MBA

144
FACULTY: Sirish Venkatagiri
3 Hours / Week

Sections: B, C
2 Credits

COURSE OVERVIEW
This is a core paper offered in first trimester of MBA program. The course provides a
comprehensive foundation for understanding the scope of information systems in a
business environment. It covers the fundamental concepts of understanding hardware and
software which includes network infrastructure, cloud computing and Big Data. The course
includes aspects related to Information Technology and Systems, Information system
design and development and security related aspects. It also elaborates the design of a
MIS solution for various business functions like production, marketing, finance, and human
resources.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME


The course enables students explore the way organizations leverage information
technology
and information systems for their business needs.
It helps students understand the impact of technology on business enterprises and
the deployment / utilization of information systems to gain competitive advantage.
The course enables students learn database-related aspects and its management.
It helps students plan, analyze and design information system solutions for various
functionalities of an organization.
It helps students understand the significance of information control and
management of safety and security issues in an organization.

PRESCRIBED TEXT
O'Brien J.A., Marakas G.M., & Ramesh. B. (2013). Management information systems (10th ed.) India:
Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.

REFERENCES

De, R. (2012). Managing Information Systems in Business, Government and Society (1st
ed.).New Delhi: Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.
Hoffer J.A., Ramesh V., & Topi H. (2011). Modern database management (10th ed.).New
Delhi: Pearson.
Laudon, K., Laudon, J., & Dass, R. (2010). Management Information Systems. New Delhi:
Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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SESSION CONTENT AND SCHEDULE

As per Annexure.
CIA I EVALUATION
Components
Quiz
Research Assignment

Weightage
- 50 %
- 50%

CIA III EVALUATION


Components
Quiz
Group Presentation

Weightage
- 50%
- 50 %

CIA II - MID-TERM EXAMINATION TOPICS


UNIT I
UNIT II
UNIT III

Information Systems in Business


IS Infrastructure
Data Resource Management

9. LEARNING METHODOLOGY AND EXPECTATION FROM STUDENTS

Read the concerned chapter/portion as per session schedule before the class.
Interactive mode of learning/discussions during the class will be observed. Peer learning would
be achieved by this mode.
Individual analysis of cases, followed by group learning during the class hours using case study
method would be enabled. Students are expected to read the case study and preferably come
prepared to the class with a write up.
Annexure

Unit
I

Topic- Break up

Week /
Session

Teaching
Method

in

Week 1
(Session 1)

Lecture /
Interactive
discussion

Transformation from Old to Digital


Economy, Digital Divide

Week 1
(Session 2)

Digital
Learning
(CCD
videos)/

Information Systems in
Business
Overview, Impact of IS
Business

Hrs

Assignment

Readings

Real-life
examples
(Chapter
1 Section I)
Case study Frito
Lay (course pack
Case study 1)
Article IT solutions
for SME market
(course packarticle
3)

Concept of Systems, Components


of IS, CBIS

II

III

IS Infrastructure
Overview of Hardware Industry in
India, Overview of Software
Industry in India

Week 1
(Session 2)

Lecture
Lecture

Research
Assignment
Initiation

Chapter 1 Section II

Reading
assignment

NASSCOM website
& Gartner website,
course pack articles
1 and 2)

6
Week 2
(Session 1)

Lecture /
Interactive
session

Hardware Evolution &


Components, Software Evolution
& Types of Software
Telecommunication and
networks, Scenario in India,
Networking Technologies, Wi-Fi,
WiMax, NextGen mobile networks

Week 2
(Session 2)

Lecture

Week 3
(Session 1
& 2)

Lecture /
Discussion

Case
analysis &
discussion

Internet - Evolution and its


applications
Data Resource Management

Week 3
(Session 2)

Lecture

Student
presentation

Differentiating Data and


Information, Traditional
Processing Systems, Database
approach and its advantages

Week 4
(Session 1)

Lecture

Case
analysis &
discussion

Components of database
environment, Evolution of
databases, Types of databases
Concepts of data warehousing,
data mining and tools, OLAP,
data visualization

Week 4
(Session 2)

Lecture

Week 5
(Session 1)

Lecture

Chapter 3 & Chapter 4

Case study on Wi-Fi


Starbucks (course
pack Case study 4)
Chapter 6
Chapter 6

Text Chapter 5, and


Text Case on Beyond
Street smarts: Datadriven Crime fighting
pp 245-247
Chapter 5

Case
analysis &
discussion

IV

Data centers, Fabric data


centers / Fabric based
computing*, server farms, Big
Data
Functional Business Systems
Classification of IS TPS, MIS,
DSS, AI, Expert Systems
IS in HR / Finance / Production /

Week 5
(Session 2)

Selflearning

Week 6
(Session 1)
Week 6

Lecture

Case Data
Integration at Pfizer
(course pack Case
study 5)
Chapter 5
(pp. 271 274)
Chapter 10
(pp. 564 580)
Article on Data
cleansing (course
pack article 4)

Student
presentatio
n

Lecture /

Chapter 1, Chapter 10
Case

Case study on Value

Marketing

Developing & Implementing


Business Systems

VI

Discussion
+ Student
presentation

Week 7
(Session 2),
Week 8
(Session 1)
Week 8
(Session 1),
Week 8
(Session 2)

Lecture

analysis &
discussion

Chain and IT
Transformation at
Desko (course pack
Case study 2) + other
real-life examples

Feasibility studies, SDLC, Phases,


Implementation
of
Business
Systems
Management of IS Organizing
data & information processing,
roles & responsibilities of IS
professionals
Security, Ethical & Societal
Challenges of IT
Security Threats, System
vulnerabilities, Cyber crime,
Information Privacy Issues
Cyber Law, Information Security,
Application Security and access
control, Disaster Recovery
Planning

(Session 2),
Week 7
(Session 1),
Week 7
(Session 2)

Lecture /
Discussion

Chapter 12

Case
analysis &
discussion

Case on Seven Hills


Health City (course
pack Case study 3)
Chapter 12
Chapter 13

Lecture
Week 9
(Session 1)

Lecture

Student
presentation

Week 9
(Session 1,
Session 2)

Lecture

Case
analysis &
discussion

Impact of IT on Health, Safety


and Society, Ethical standards
and moral codes on information
creation, organization &
dissemination

Week 9
(Session2)

Lecture /
Student
presentation
s

Case
analysis &
discussion
+ Article
reading

VII

Emerging Trends

Case study
(F-Secure
Corporation)
course pack Case
study 6
Case study
Wyoming Medical
Center (Text
Chapter 13
Section II)
Case study Texas
Health Resources
and Intel (Text
Chapter 13
Section I)
ACM Code of
Ethics (course pack
article 10)

Computing trends - Wearable


Computing,
In-memory
Computing, 3D Printing, SMAC,
Cloud Computing - Cloud-based
service models, Cloud based
applications,
Virtualization,
Augmented Reality, FOSS

Week 10
(Session 1,
Session 2)

Operational trends - BYOD,


Teleworking, IT outsourcing

Week 10
(Session 2)

Self
learning
module by
students +
Cloud
Computing
Digital
Learning
(CCD
videos)
Self
learning
module by
students

Articles on Cloud
databases (course pack
articles 5 and 6)
Article on Driverless
cars (course pack
article 7)
Articles on Strategic
Technology Trends &
IT trends (course pack
articles 8 and 9)
Student
presentation

Evaluation Criteria
1. CIA I
2. Mid Trimester CIA II
3. CIA III
4. Attendance
4. End Trimester Examination

(20 marks)
(50 marks)
(20 marks)
(10 marks)
(100 marks)

Course Pack contents:


Case Studies:
1. Frito-Lay Sales Force Sells More Through Information Collaboration
2. Value Chain and IT Transformation at Desko
3. Seven Hills Health City Technology for Better Patient Care
4. Is free Wi-Fi good business?
5. Data Integration at Pfizer
6. F-Secure Corporation: Software as a Service (SaaS) in the Security Solutions Market
Articles:
1. Indian software product industry to enter hyper-growth phase: Nasscom
2. Nasscom lowers 2015-16 export growth forecast
3. IT solutions for SME market
4. Data Cleansing for Data Warehousing
5. Database challenges in the Cloud
6. Choosing the right cloud database
7. Testing of software adds to urgency in race for driverless cars
8. Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 (Gartner)
9. 2015s most critical information technology trends
10. Using the new ACM code of ethics in decision making

CIA 1 - Research-based Assignment


The research assignment topic for each group is as provided below:
Group
Topic
Group 1
Information Systems in Manufacturing
Group 2
Information Systems in Retail
Group 3
Information Systems in Financial Services (Banking / Insurance)
Group 4
Information Systems in Healthcare
Group 5
Information Systems in Human Resources management
Group 6
Information Systems in Marketing
Group 7
Information Systems in Education
Group 8
Information Systems in Utility services
Group 9
Information Systems in Aerospace
Group 10
Information Systems in Transportation
Group 11 (if applicable) Information Systems in Agriculture
Review of research paper (CIA 1) - guidelines
1. Choose one research paper from the given area.
2. Student should read and study the research paper thoroughly before he/she attempts to write the
review. To understand the concepts mentioned in the selected research paper, the student may
have to refer to related articles and resources. Use references cited in the selected paper for this
purpose.
3. The review is to be submitted as a soft copy (MS Word or PDF). Please restrict the contents to 2
pages (600 words).
4. The student review should include the following:
(a) Student Name, Section and Register No
(b) Author(s), Title of the Paper, Journal name, volume, issue, year of publication and web link to
the paper.
(c) Brief introduction and structure of the paper.

(d) Research methodology used


(e) Major findings/ results
(f) Criticism - student's critical evaluation about the paper. This may include relevancy of the
subject, appropriateness of the research methodology used, findings/results been adequately
supported, gaps, contradictions, logical flow of the content etc.
5. Evaluation will be based on the following rubric (Out of 10 Marks):
(a) Content 3 marks
(b) Organisation of your review - 2 Marks
(c) Criticism - 2 Marks
(d) Originality- 3 Marks
6. Date of submission 24th June 2015

CIA III - Group presentation


The topics for group presentation are listed below:
1. Internet connectivity in India Growth and Barriers
2. Data centers and Server Farms
3. Threats to Security and privacy of information
4. E-Governance in India (with real-life scenarios)
5. Wearable computing and potential applications
6. Applications of Augmented reality (with real-life examples)
7. Cloud deployment model and its benefits in a business scenario (with a real-life example)
8. SMAC: Evolution and applications
9. 3D Printing and its applications (with real-life examples)
10. Internet of Things and its applications (with real-life examples)
11. Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning applications
12. IT outsourcing National and Global Trends
13. Open Source software Benefits, examples, and trends
Group presentation (CIA II1) guidelines
1. Each group would present on one of the identified topics (from the list provided above)
2. The topics provided for presentation by each group include learning areas indicated as selfearning modules in the course plan

3. While the presentation slides would be prepared by all students of a group together on the topic
identified for that group, the delivery of presentation would need to be done individually.
4. Each group would be allocated a time of 12 minutes for the presentation
5. Presentation slides would need to be prepared in accordance with the guidelines provided for
visual presentations in the academic standards hand-out (Page numbers 53 and 54)
6. Evaluation of presentations would be in accordance with the rubrics indicated for visual
presentations in the academic standards hand-out (Page numbers 55 and 56)