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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ISM5001

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-01
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by USFSP. To USF Sys 8/14/14. To SCNS after 8/21. Apprd eff 11/1/14


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4802 2013-08-24
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Business Administration BP 140100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Alison Watkins 7278734086 awatkins@usfsp.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ISM 5001 MBA Essentials: Management Info Sys

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 3

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    0 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    MBA Essentials: Mgt Info Sys
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Admission to Graduate School

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Overview of the role that information systems play in today’s rapidly changing business environments, supporting routine business operations, facilitating management decision-making, and enabling more organic organizational forms.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is needed by all USFSP MBA students who do not have an academic background in business or whose undergraduate courses in information systems were taken more than 7 years before entering the MBA program.

    This course serves no other program.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Terminal Degree Only


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course is designed to familiarize non-technical managers with:

    1. The technological foundations of information systems (i.e., hardware, software, telecommunications, and data management systems)

    2. The role information systems play in dynamic organizational environments

    3. Key application types and the technologies on which they're based

    4. The challenges associated with technological change from a manager’s perspective.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course students should be able to understand:

    1. the basics of IT infrastructure (hardware and software)

    2. the foundations of databases and information management;

    3. the basic role of e-commerce

    4. the role that the internet and wireless technology play in today's business environment.

    C. Major Topics

    PART I. Information Systems in the Digital Age

    1. Business Information Systems in Your Career

    2. Global E-Business and Collaboration

    3. Achieving Competitive Advantage with Information Systems

    PART II. Information Technology Infrastructure

    4. IT Infrastructure: Hardware and Software

    5. Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management

    6. Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology

    7. Securing Information Systems

    PART III. Key System Applications for the Digital Age

    8. Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications

    9. E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods

    10. Improving Decision Making and Managing Knowledge

    D. Textbooks

    Instructor-prepared material at MyMISLab, an online site.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1) To achieve a passing grade in this short course you must achieve an 80% or above in all ten of the online tests.

    2) Students may take each chapter test twice, but the time limit for each test in one hour. If a student does not achieve the 80% in two tries, they must wait one week before retaking the test.

    After passing each online exam with a grade of 80% or higher the student is awarded a grade of S=Satisfactory

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    An online exam is required for each of the following ten topical areas.

    PART I. Information Systems in the Digital Age

    1. Business Information Systems in Your Career

    2. Global E-Business and Collaboration

    3. Achieving Competitive Advantage with Information Systems

    PART II. Information Technology Infrastructure

    4. IT Infrastructure: Hardware and Software

    5. Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management

    6. Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology

    7. Securing Information Systems

    PART III. Key System Applications for the Digital Age

    8. Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications

    9. E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods

    10. Improving Decision Making and Managing Knowledge

    H. Attendance Policy

    No first class attendance policy due to the nature of this course. Students can begin the class at any time. There are no scheduled exams. Students take the exams according to their own schedules. The schedule for the course is not part of the regular semester, so there are no religious conflicts. Students can alter when they take the online exams based on their own personal needs.

    There is no time limit as when the student must complete this course. Students can take as long as they want, even in excess of a year or more, to complete the exams. Thus, there will be no conflict with religious holidays as the date a student takes an exam, as well as when they can finish the course, is entirely at their own discretion.

    Students with Disabilities:

    Please notify your instructor if you have a learning disability or require special assistance with this portion of Essentials. Confidential personal and learning assistance counseling are made available to students through the Division of Student Affairs. Contact R. Barry McDowell (mcdowell@stpt.usf.edu) for more information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    There is no set make-up policy. Students can begin the class at any time. There are no scheduled exams. Students take the exams according to their own schedules. The schedule for the course is not part of the regular semester, so no regularly scheduled exam is ever missed. Students can alter when they take the online exams based on their own personal needs.

    There is no time limit as when the student must complete this course. Students can take as long as they want, even in excess of a year or more, to complete the exams.

    See USF Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process at www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0304/adadap.htm

    Because of the University’s commitment to academic integrity, plagiarism or cheating on course work or on examinations will result in penalties that may include a grade of “unsatisfactory” for this portion of the Essentials Program. Any incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the dean of the college. Definitions and punishment guidelines for Plagiarism, Cheating, and Student Disruption of the Academic Process may be found at the web address listed above.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    USFSP MBA Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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