Course Summary
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12 -- 15 weeks (154.1 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Business Information Systems


The course objective is to provide an introduction for undergraduate business students to information systems (IS). The course includes important topics related to IS, such as the drivers of IS, database concepts, IS development, and the types of systems used in organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze the impact of business processes and information systems on an organization
  • Explain the factors that influence how an organization selects information systems
  • Evaluate various functional systems
  • Explain how businesses manage ethical considerations with respect to information systems
  • And describe how an organization can protect against various information system threats
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to analyze the purpose, components, and issues related to common business information systems
  • Describe how databases are used in business
  • Compare different methodologies for information systems development
  • Explain fundamental communication and networking concepts
  • Explain how the internet impacts the way organizations use information systems
  • Evaluate the information system needed to support e-commerce
  • Analyze the roles and responsibilities associated with information systems management

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to business information systems
  • The business process
  • Organizational strategy and information systems
  • Database concepts
  • Information systems development
  • Alternative systems development life cycle
  • ERP and supply chain logistics
  • Computer networks
  • Cloud computing and web 2.0
  • Information systems and e-commerce
  • Information systems management and ethics
  • Information systems threats and security
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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