ISMN 3140 Introduction to Management Information Systems

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ISMN

3140


Introduction to Management Information Systems



Fall

Semester, 20
1
3


INSTRUCTOR


Dr. Kelly Rainer



Room 414, Lowder Business Building



844
-
65
27

E
-
MAIL



rainer
k
@auburn.edu




OFFICE HOURS
:


by appointment


COURSE
PREREQUISITES


2.20 GPA or higher; Junior standing.



COURSE MATERIALS


Introduction to Information Systems,
4th

edition
; by Rainer

and Cegielski
.



The textbook is re
quired and you will need it in this course.


You must have an access code to WileyPLUS for this course
.


READ THE FOLLOWING
CLOSELY
:


First,
do not buy a used textbook

for ISMN 3140 as it will not have a registration code
.

(Caveat: you may buy a used textb
ook, but you will still need to buy the registration code.)

We will be using WileyPLUS in ISMN 3140.


WileyPLUS is required of all students in these
courses of ISMN 3140. WileyPLUS is an online learning solution that gives you tools that help
you succeed i
n this course.

You must have a registration code to access WileyPLUS.


It is your choice to buy it with or
without the printed text.


You can:

(1) Buy the new, printed text in the bookstore and a WileyPLUS registration code that
accompanies the text.

(2) I
f you prefer to use the online version of your text in WileyPLUS, go to
www.wileyplus.com/buy

and save 60% off the price of the print text.


(Note: The online
textbook is identical to the printed text.)

To get s
tarted, please use your WileyPLUS registration code to register.


You will do this by
going to the Class Section URL listed below for me (RAINER):



ISMN 3140
-


Rainer
-

Section 00
3





ht
tp://edugen.wileyplus.com/edugen/class/cls350243/


Once you go to your Class Section URL, click on "register." Watch this registration tutorial if
you need help, or follow the steps below:
http://www.wileyp
lus.com/register


(1) Copy and paste this class section URL into an Internet Explorer or Firefox browser:



(2) Click on Register (This is for the first time only.


Once

you register, you will click Login at
www.wil
eyplus.com

and use the profile information you created.)

(3) Click Accept to agree to License Agreement

(4) Enter your AU e
-
mail address.

(5) Create a User Profile.


(You will be prompted for this if you have never used WileyPLUS
before, otherwise, enter
your password.)

(6) Confirmation page

(7) Enter your 16 digit registration code.


This field is case sensitive.


Your WileyPLUS code
should begin with a capital C.

(8) You are now in WileyPLUS and can begin taking assignments.


You can also access the
comp
lete online textbook under the “Read, Study, and Practice” tab.

(9) If you have any trouble completing this process, please


LIVE CHAT with a technical
support technician at:


www.wileyplus.com/support


Once

you have registered, you can log in at
www.wileyplus.com
.


From here you can also access
other helpful resources such as the “1st Day of Class” and “Need Help?” Web sites.

Remember, you must have WileyPLUS to take

ISMN 3140 during the Fall of 201
3
.


So, do not
buy a used textbook as it will not have a registration code.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


This course covers the fundamental principles of information technology (IT), introduces IT
terminology, and outlines the role
of IT in formulating and implementing strategies for
competitive advantage.


Here, we will:

* Introduce you to the field of Management Information Systems.

* Provide you with a general MIS background and vocabulary.

* Introduce the major topics of the f
ield and give examples of how they are being implemented
in practice.

* Pay particular attention throughout the course as to how MIS relates to the different functional
areas within the firm (i.e., Accounting, Finance, Production and Operations Management
,
Human Resources, Marketing).

Bottom line for the entire course:

There is no business event without an information technology response.

GRADING


Grades will be based on a 100 point scale as follows:

90 and above A

80
-

89 B

70
-

79 C

60
-

69 D

59 an
d below F

Four

exams will be given over the course of the semester.


The exams are non
-
cumulative.

Grades will be calculated as follows
:



Exam 1

2
5

%



Exam 2

2
5

%



Exam
3

25
%





Exam 4

25%

Exams will cover material from the readings, lectures, lecture slides
,

and numerous videos
.


Please refer to the class calendar for dates.

Exams consist of objective questions
(mixture of true
-
false and multiple choice)
, and possibly
some short answer questions as well
.

MISSED EXAMS


* The only acceptable reasons for mis
sing an exam are those listed in the Tiger Cub as official
University excuses.

If you are unable to take an exam at the scheduled time you must inform the
instructor before the exam.


Only those students (1) who have informed the instructor prior to
missi
ng the exam and (2) who have an official University excuse will be permitted to take a
make
-
up exam.


Students who fail to inform the instructor before a missed exam or who are

unable to provide a University sanctioned excuse will receive a zero for that
exam. All excuses
must be in writing and will be verified.

* NOTE:

You have two dates for make
-
up exams:




(1)


First date
:
T
hursday

morning
,
December 5

(from 8 to 11 AM)




(2)


Second date
:
Friday

morning,
December 6

(from 8 to 11 AM)


In additio
n, because a student taking a make
-
up exam will have additional time to prepare, make
-
up exams will be in a different format than regular exams.


In short, missing an exam is a serious
matter. The best course of action is to do everything possible to be pr
esent for each of the exams
at its regularly scheduled time.






*****


It is a very
bad

idea to

miss an exam.





CLASS ATTENDANCE


Class attendance is expected, but not required. However, it is true that, “An important step in
achieving success is si
mply showing up.”


Or, to paraphrase Einstein:


"Perspiration will often
overcome inspiration."




HONESTY POLICY


Violations of the Auburn University Student Academic Honesty Code (see the SGA Constitution
in the Tiger Cub) are taken very seriously and w
ill result in receiving a grade of zero for the
exam, a grade of F for the course, or both. Additional action may be taken by the Academic
Honesty Committee of Auburn University.

E
-
MAIL


Each student must have an active Auburn University e
-
mail address en
ding in: @auburn.edu.
This will be a primary method of communication and students are expected to check their e
-
mail
frequently for course
-
related information


once we send a message to your e
-
mail account, we
assume that you have the information.

SPECIA
L ACCOMMODATIONS


Students who need special accommodations should make an appointment to discuss the
Accommodations Memo with your instructor during office hours as soon as possible at the
beginning of the semester. If scheduled office hours conflict with
classes, please arrange an
alternate appointment time. If you do not have an Accommodations Memo but need special

accommodations, contact The Program for Students with Disabilities, 1244 Haley Center, 334
-
844
-
5943 (Voice T/O).

CHANGES TO THIS SYLLABUS


T
his entire syllabus is
tentative and dynamic
. The instructor may make additions, deletions,
and/or changes to the course, syllabus, assignments, and/or class schedule at any time by verbal
or written communication. Verbal announcements in class, and/or e
-
m
ail, and/or postings to the
WebCT site for this course are each considered as valid means of communicating any changes.

CLASS SCHEDULE


The class schedule for this semester is included in this syllabus immediately after this section.
Please note that the
schedule is tentative and dynamic and may change at any time as needed.
While the following tentative schedule is the plan for the classes for this semester, it should be
used only as a guide and not as the final word.

*
**


Please note
again
that this sc
hedule is
tentative and dynamic
.

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as needed at any time.

Changes will be announced in class and via e
-
mail.


Read your e
-
mail!



ISMN

3140


FALL

2013


CLASS SCHEDULE


Aug

21

(
W
)




Intro and Overview of
the course (review syllabus)

Aug 26

(M) Historical discontinuities and the Ages of Man

Aug 28

(W) (continued)


Sep
2

(
M
)



LABOR DAY


Sep 4 (W)
E
volution of the MIS function; what do MIS people do?


Read

Now Every Company Is a Software Company


Read


Why Sof
tware Is Eating the World

Sep 9

(
M
)


Chapter 1
and Chapter 2

Sep 11

(
W
)




Fundamentals of hardware (Tech Guide 1)


Sep 16

(
M
)

EXAMINATION 1


Sep 18 (W)
Fundamentals of software (Tech Guide 2)

Sep 23 (M)

Fundamentals of data management (Chapter
5)

Sep 25 (W)


(continued)

Sep 30 (M)

Fundamentals of telecommunications/networks (Chapter 6)


Oct 2 (W)

(continued)

Oct 7 (M)

Fundamentals of electronic commerce and supply chain management (Chapter 7


and Chapter 11)


Oct
9 (W) EXAMINATION 2


Oct 14

(M)

Wireless and Mobile Computing (Chapter 8)

Oct 16

(
W
)




Customer Relationship Management (Chapter 11)

Oct 21

(
M
)


(continued)

Oct 23 (W)


Business intelligence (Chapter 12)

Oct 28 (M)


(continued)

Oct 30 (W)


Social c
omputing (from class Web site)


Nov 4

(M)
EXAMINATION 3


Nov 6

(W)

Cloud computing (from class Web site)

Nov 11 (M)


(continued)

Nov
13

(
W
)


Information Security (Chapter 4)

Nov 1
8

(
M
)

(continued)


Nov
20

(
W
)




(continued)




November 25 through November 29 THANKSGIVING BREAK


Dec 2

(
M
)

(continued)




Dec 4 (W)



EXAMINATION
4


December 5

(
T
hursday

from 8 to 11 AM
)


FIRST MAKE
-
UP DAY


December 6

(
Friday
from 8 to 11 AM)
SECOND MAKE
-
UP DAY