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Introduction to Management Information Systems 00 – Course Overview. HTM304 Fall 07. Welcome to HTM 304. What is Management Information Systems ?. Concept A: The systems that manage information Concept B: The Management of Information Systems. Definition of our book:.

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welcome to htm 304
Welcome to HTM 304
  • What is Management Information Systems?
  • Concept A: The systems that manage information
  • Concept B: The Management of Information Systems

Definition of our book:

-- the development and use of information systems (IS)

that help businesses achieve their goals and objectives

what this course is about
What this course is about?
  • How to develop and use IS?
  • What kind of Information Systems?
  • How to achieve the goals and objectives?
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This course gets you to begin the journey.

  • You should:
    • Understand the basics of IT and IS so as to understand how IT and IS serve business goals
    • Keep yourself trendy on recent IT innovations and how they improve business processes
    • Analyze current business processes and human needs to maximize the value of IS and to prevent potential IT failures
    • Be able to think progressively
about the course
About the course
  • Instructor
    • Fang Fang (房芳)
    • Assistant Professor

of HTM Department

    • Ph.D. from ?
    • Office: MARK 437
    • Phone: 750-4293
    • Email: fangfang@csusm.edu
textbook
Textbook

Using MIS

by David Kroenke (Prentice Hall).

ISBN-10: 0131750216

ISBN-13: 9780131750210

Available from bookstore.

Website: www.addall.com

other resources
Other Resources
  • Extra Reading Materials will be posted to the course website: http://www.csusm.edu/fangfang/Teaching/HTM304_Fall07.htm .
  • A team blog site:
    • http://misblog-spr2007.blogspot.com/
  • Computer Software Package
    • Microsoft Office: Excel + Access (available in our school computer)
grading components
Grading Components
  • See the syllabus
    • Exercises (5 points)
    • IS News Presentation (5 points)
    • 3 Tests (15 pts each, 45 pts in total)
    • Blog your understanding (10 points)
    • Group Project (30 points)
      • Outline of the Project (5 points)
      • Written Report (20 points)
      • Project Presentation (5 points)
    • Comment on other projects (5 points)
tests
Tests
  • Three in class tests – 15  3 = 45 points
  • Date as scheduled (see syllabus - schedule)
  • Close-book tests to check your understanding of the fundamental concepts
  • No make-up tests without legitimate reasons
is news presentation
IS News Presentation
  • 15-20 minutes presentation on the recent technology news (5 points)
  • Sing-up next class meeting
  • Schedules are available (see signup sheet from the website)
  • Guidelines available from website
    • Guideline File
    • Sample Presentation Slides from Previous Students
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Blog
  • Blog is the recent trend of expressing your views (10 points)
  • Why we use blog?
    • Free-style, no fixed topics, length requirement, as long as you have a point of view
  • We will talk about blog phenomenon next time.
  • See what to blog: links of previous blogs
  • You need to get ready to blog by acquiring an email account.
  • “Who’s your favorite blogger” competition.
    • You can still get 10 points even if you don’t win.
  • Details see syllabus
group project
Group Project
  • Team will be assigned by the instructor
  • See how the project is graded from the syllabus
  • Peer evaluation is used to insure equal contribution
  • Suggested topics: see Appendix of the syllabus
  • Important Dates:
    • Sep 13: Team assigned
    • Oct 9: Project outline due
    • Dec 4, 6: Team Project Presentation
    • Dec 10: Final draft + peer evaluation due.
other components
Other components
  • Exercises: 5 points
  • Comment on team presentation 5 points
    • Due on Dec 13
before you come next time
Before You Come Next time
  • Register an email account for blogging
    • your school or work account are not recommended!
  • Read the syllabus carefully.
    • Contact the instructor if you have questions or concerns before the next class
    • Sign the form and bring it back on Thursday.
  • Decide the date you want to do IS News Presentation