Western Michigan University

Haworth College of Business

 

BUS2700 Business-Driven Information Technology

 

Fall 2005

 

 

 

Instructor

Anne-Marie Oulai

Office

3336 Shneider Hall

Office Hours

12:00-12:45pm M&W

Office Phone

387-5445

E-mail Address

anne.oulai@wmich.edu

Class Schedule

2:00pm-3:15pm  M&W

Class Section & Room

#41059, Room  2145 Schneider Hall

Course Textbook

Enterprise Information Infrastructure, 4th Edition

Course Study Guide

Course Pack, BUS 2700 Fall 2005

 

 

Undergraduate Program Goal: to provide comprehensive, affordable, high quality undergraduate business education that meets the needs of students and employers.

 

BBA Program Objectives Met by BUS2700:

1.      Understand Essential Business Knowledge.

2.      Make Effective Business Decisions.

3.      Communicate Effectively.

4.      Understand and Apply Global Business Knowledge and Diverse Perspectives.

5.      Demonstrate Effective Teamwork and Leadership.

6.      Demonstrate an Understanding of Business Operations and Product Process Technology.

7.      Understand and Use Computer-Based Information System and Infrastructures.

8.      Practice Acceptable Standards of Ethical and Professional Behavior.

 

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to information-communication literacy, system literacy, and business information technologies.  It emphasizes the relationship between Information Technology (IT) and business processes and the importance of aligning business information systems with business strategy.  By interacting with integrated enterprise system(s), this course helps students understand the modern IT-driven business value chain and business process integration (BPI). The role of IT in organizational change and business transformation, IT history, and IT cultural issues are discussed.  Team/individual class projects are used throughout the course.

 

 

 

 

Course Objectives:  After successfully completing this course, the student should be able to:

·        Explain and demonstrate information and communication technologies in business and its various functions and cross-functions.

·        Understand Information Systems (IS) driven business decision making.

·        Understand the role of IT in a modern business organization.

·        Recognize how an integrated enterprise system improves business process integration.

·        Recognize IT-related cultural values and concerns in the modern business environment.

 

Prerequisites: (CIS1020 or CIS1100 or CS1050 or CS1000 or FCS2250 or MUS3860 or HPER1490 or SOC1820) and (BCM1420 or ENGL1050 or IME1020)

 

Content Integration: BUS2700 is more concerned with what information and communication technologies do in a business than how they are programmed or constructed. It is assumed that CIS1020/1100 courses provide background in computer literacy; therefore issues of computer hardware and software are marginally covered in BUS2700.  However, business-driven information technologies are rigorously covered, adding an additional level of complexity to modern business enterprises introduced to students in BUS1750. In addition, computer skills that students develop in CIS1020/1100 are essential to the team/individual projects in BUS2700.  BUS2700 provides the information technology context of business process and decision-making techniques for BUS3750.

Course Topics and Contents: covering the following 10 learning modules.

·        Module1.      Introduction to IT Literacy: introduces a business information technology Infrastructure model with layers involving telecommunications, computer networks, the Internet, computer hardware/software, communication systems and business information systems applications.

·        Module2.      The Internet and its Business Applications: introduces the Internet with its history, governance, and protocols.  Intranets, Extranets, E-commerce, and concepts of network security are discussed.

·        Module3.      IS Driven Business Decision-Making: examines the way information systems are used in business decision-making.

·        Module4.      System Literacy: introduces the concept of systems theory and information systems development life cycle.

·        Module5.      IT in the Business Value Chain: introduces the concept of enterprise systems (SCM, CRM, ERP) and connects them with the business value chain.

·        Module6.      IS Driven Business Process Integration: discusses characteristics and functions of integrated enterprise systems such as ERP systems.

·        Module7.      IT and Organizational Change: explores the shifts and trends in business organizational structure that are resulting from the control and optimization capabilities of integrated information systems.

·        Module8.      IT Driven Business Transformation: explores the transformation of business from a traditional industrial work system to an IT-based work system.

·        Module9.      IT and History: provides a historic look at information technology in society beginning with the invention of printing with movable type to the electronic Global Village of the 21st century.

·        Module10. IT Cultural Issues: looks at information security, privacy, and ethics.

 

Grading Criteria:

 

Evaluation:

Team/Individual Projects

50%

 

Tests 1 and 2

30%

 

Final Exam

20%

 

Grading Scale:

94.00-100%   

A

74.00-78.99

C

 

90.00-93.99    

BA

69.00-73.99

DC

 

85.00-89.99

B

60.00-68.99

D

 

79.00-84.99    

CB

Below 60.00 

E

 

Course Points:

Projects  1 ~ 5                                     (Projects 1 ~ 5 are worth 75 points each)                   375

Project 5 Presentation                                                                                                                       50

Portfolio Project                                                                                                                  50

Project Team Participation Evaluation                                                                                      25

Total Project Points:                                                                                                                500

Exams    1 & 2            (each exam is worth 150 points)                                                          300

Final Exam                                                                                                                                  200

Total Exam Points:                                                                                                                500

 

Attendance Policy: Students are expected to contribute in the class discussion and to have the responsibility not only for their own learning, but also to contribute to the learning of their fellow students.  Given the nature of this course and the value added by attending the class, attendance will be kept.  The instructor may make allowances for extenuating circumstances.

 

Classroom Policy: Students should not be late for class, entering late disrupts the concentration of those that arrived on time.  Students who consistently disrupt the class will be asked to drop the course.  All presentations will require presenters to be dressed in “business casual” attire.  All cell-phones, pagers, radios, etc. are to be turned off before entering the classroom.

 

Incomplete and Final Grade Policy:  Western Michigan University's Policy on an incomplete grade and appealing a final grade, as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog, will be enforced.

 

Academic Honesty Policy:  You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp. 274-276) [Graduate (pp. 26-28)] Catalog that pertain to Academic Integrity. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.

 

 

 

 

 

Sessions

Dates

Course Topics

Chapters

1

Aug. 31 W

 Introduction to Class Objectives and Structure

 

 

Sept. 05 M

Labor Day No Class

 

2

Sept. 07 W

  The Enterprise Information Infrastructure 

1

3

Sept. 12 M

  The Enterprise Information Infrastructure  (continue)

1

 

4

Sept. 14 W

  The Internet

   Project 1 Internet services & E-commerce Due Sept 28

2

5

Sept. 19  M

  The Internet  (continue)

  Project 1  Progress check 

2

6

Sept. 21 W

  Information Ecology

  Exam 1 Review (Exam 1 Sept 26  Chapters 1,2,3)

3

7

Sept. 26  M

 Exam 1

Project 1 Progress check

 

8

Sept. 28 W

Project 1 Due

Project 2  GP Purchasing (Room 2270) Due Oct 10

 

 

9

Oct. 03 M

  System Approach

  Project 3  SAP Navigation & SOP (room 2270)  Due Oct 19th

4

10

Oct.  05 W

 Enterprise Information Systems 

5

11

Oct.  10  M

 Business/Operations Info Systems

 Project 2 Due

6

12

Oct. 12 W

 Business/Operations Info Systems (continue)

 Exam 2 Review (Exam 2 Oct 17, Chapters 4,5,6)

6

13

Oct. 17 M

Exam 2

Project 3 progress

 

 

14

Oct. 19  W

Project 3 Due

Project 4 GP sales Order Processing, Due Nov 02

 

15

Oct. 24 M

Information-based Business Architecture

Project 4 progress

7

16

Oct. 26  W

Enterprise Models

Project 4 progress

8

17

Oct. 31  M

Project 5  Enterprise Model, Due Nov 28th

 

18

Nov. 02 W

Project 4 Due

Information and  History

9

19

Nov. 07 M

Electronic Portfolio , Due Dec 2nd

Information and History

Project 5 project work out 

 

9

 

20

Nov. 09  W

 Information and Culture

Project  5    Project workout

10

21

Nov. 14  M

Information and Culture

Project 5 Project Check

10

22

Nov. 16  W

 Project 5  Progress Check

 

23

Nov. 21  M

Final Exam  Review (Chapters 1-10)

Portfolio Due

Project 5  Progress Check

 

24

Nov. 23 W

THANKSGIVING RECESS NO CLASS

 

25

Nov. 28 M

Team presentation (1-4) Attendance is mandatory for all!!!!!

Project 5 Due for all teams

 

26

Nov. 30 W 

Portfolio Due for 50%

Team presentation (5-8)   Attendance is mandatory for all!!!!

 

27

Dec. 08 R

FINAL EXAM  12:30PM-2:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

Every project should have:

 

1)      A cover page

2)      A table of contents

3)      An executive summary

4)      A report body

5)      Self-evaluations from each team member

6)      References

 

 

A cover page includes:

 

·        Project’s number and title  (Project # 1, Internet & E-Commerce)

·        Students’ names (Last, First e.g. Doe, John)

·        Team  number (Team # 1)

·        Date project is due (Wednesday, September 28, 2004)

·        Semester (Fall 05)

·        Course title (BUS 2700)

·        Class meeting Day and Time (M&W 2:00pm-3:15pm)

 

 

Use font size #12, and double-spaced.  Your project should be stapled /(binder)