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ARGOSY UNIVERSITY / SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

College of Business and Information Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program

 

MGT 331 Technology in Business I

Course Syllabus

 

MGT 331 Technology in Business I

Spring 2006, Session I

3.0 semester credit hours

Instructor: Scott Butler, MBA

Direct Office: 510.558.6024

E-mail: wmscottbutler@earthlink.net

 

 

Required Text & Material:

Text: Hagg, S., Maeve, Cummings, & McCubbrey, D.J. (2005). Management

Information Systems for the Information Age . (5 th ed.). New York : McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

ISBN: 007-302388-4

 

 

Course Description

The use of management information systems as a vital tool for communication and decision-making is examined. Development of an overall framework for analyzing the communication and use of information by organizations and for selecting appropriate technology to support decision making is emphasized.

 

 

Course Learning Objectives

The goal for this seven and one half week course is derived from the mission statement of Argosy University and the fundamental goals of the Bachelor of Science degree program.

 

By the end of this course the student will have a working knowledge of:

•  Decision making functions and products

•  Planning and implementation of new technology

•  Network and database systems

•  Internet search and electronic mail techniques

•  Electronic commerce

•  Use of presentation software

 

 

Course Requirements

During this seven-and-a-half-week course the student will be asked to read the textbook and to prepare assignments to be submitted for evaluation. Typically these assignments will be prepared using PowerPoint and/or Word

 

 

Case Studies – At the close of each chapter you will find a case study that requires you to apply your newly acquired Information systems and Technology knowledge to an actual business situation. You are expected to carefully read and prepare the case material such that you are able to focus upon the central issue(s) and answer any questions posed by the case.

 

 

Comprehensive Final Case Analysis –This assignment is designed to allow the student to exhibit mastery and understanding of the primary concepts as presented in the course. This assignment will serve as the final exam for the Technology In Business course.

 

 

 

Evaluation

The student will be evaluated on the following basis:

Class Participation (Includes in-class IT current issue) 10%

In-class Exercises and Quizzes (on 2/4, 2/5, 2/25, and 2/26) 15%

Homework (Measures preparation and understanding) 25%

Chapter Case Analyses (Touches all learning objectives) 25%

Final Case Analysis (Shows mastery of all learning objectives) 25%

 

 

 

Grading Scale

 

91 to 100……………. A

81 to 90……………. B

71 to 80…………….. C

60 to 70…………….. D

Below 60 ……………………F

Grades can include a + or -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Weekly Assignments

 

Week

Readings

Deliverables

1

Chapters 1 and 2

Mon., Jan. 9 – Sun., Jan. 15

 

Read Chapter 1; Read Extended Learning Module A

Closing Study Case: You and Your Information (Answer all of the case questions) page 31.

Complete Discussion Questions # 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 on page 35.

 

Read Chapter 2; Read Extended Learning Module B

Closing Study Case: Salesforce.com Leads the Way in Hosted CRM Systems (Answer all of the case questions) page 98.

Complete Discussion Questions # 2, 4, 5, and 6 on page 101. Complete Chapter Assignment Question #2 on page 101 (simply list three examples and what they are doing to get benefits out of their CRM systems – no need for writing a report as stated in the question).

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #3 on page 34.

 

2

Chapters 3 and 4

Mon., Jan. 16 – Sun., Jan. 22

 

Read Chapter 3; Read Extended Learning Module C

Closing Study Case: Ben & Jerry's, Staples, and Business Intelligence (Answer all of the case questions) page 153.

Complete Discussion Questions #1, 2, 4, and 6 on pages 157.

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #2 on page 156.

 

Read Chapter 4; Read Extended Learning Module D

Closing Study Case: Shuttle Debris, Trees, and Sniper Attacks (Answer all of the case questions) pages 207 – 208.

Complete Discussion Questions #1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 on pages 211 - 212.

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #4 on page 211.

 

3

Chapter 5

Mon., Jan. 23 – Sun., Jan. 29

 

Read Chapter 5; Read Extended Learning Module E

Closing Study Case: Toting the E-Commerce Line with E-Bags (answer all of the case questions) pages 266 - 267.

Complete Discussion Questions #1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 on pages 269 - 270.

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #2 on page 268.

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #5 on page 269.

 

4

Chapter 6

Mon., Jan. 30 – Sat., Feb. 4

 

Bring Homework to Class on 2/4.

CLASS MEETINGS: Sat. 2/4 and Sun. 2/5 ( 9am – 6pm ).

Read Chapter 6; Read Extended Learning Module F

Closing Study Case: Al's Barbeque Restaurant (answer all of the case questions) pages 304 - 305.

Complete Discussion Questions #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 14 on pages 307 – 308.

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #4 on page 306. (Bring to Saturday 2/4 class session).

In Class: Bring a Current IT News item (where an IT problem is discussed and student provides a solution). Review Chapter material. In- class exercises. In-class Quiz. Present IT subject in Sunday session as directed by instructor.

 

5

Chapter 7

Mon., Feb. 6 – Sun., Feb. 12

 

Read Chapter 7; Read Extended Learning Module G

Closing Study Case: Transforming the Entertainment Industry - Netflix (answer all of the case questions) pages 337 – 338.

Complete Discussion Questions #1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 on pages 340-341.

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #3 on page 339.

Complete Chapter Assignment Question #7 on page 340.

 

6

Chapter 8

Mon., Feb. 13 – Sun., Feb. 19

 

Read Chapter 8; Read Extended Learning Module H and answer Module Assignment Question #3 on page 418.

Closing Study Case: Biometric Borders (answer all of the case questions) pages 379 – 380.

Complete Discussion Questions #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 on page 384.

 

7

Chapter 9

Mon., Feb. 20 – Sat., Feb. 25

 

Bring Homework to Class on 2/25.

CLASS MEETINGS: Sat. 2/25 and Sun. 2/26 ( 9am – 6pm ).

Read Chapter 9; Read Extended Learning Modules I and J.

Closing Study Case: Stadiums of the Future (answer all of the case questions) pages 447 – 448.

Complete Assignment Question #2 on page 449.

Complete Discussion Questions #1, 2, 4, 5, 6 on pages 450 – 451.

(Bring to Saturday 2/25 class session).

In Class: Bring a Current IT News item (where an IT problem is discussed and student provides a solution). Review Chapter material. In- class exercises. In-class Quiz 2. Present “Emerging Trend in IT” subject in Sunday session as directed by instructor.

 

 

7.5

 

Comprehensive Case Study

Due: Wed., March 1, 2006

 

Read, analyze and prepare a 5 – 7 page thorough response to case as provided by instructor. Case Analysis replaces the Final Exam.

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Honesty

Students are expected to submit original work. Scholarly resources and other sources of information must be documented appropriately. In addition, it is not permitted to resubmit work produced for one course in a subsequent course. It is your responsibility to seek clarification from me if you are unsure whether your work meets these expectations. Students found guilty of academic dishonesty or plagiarism are subject to disciplinary action by the University. A complete description of Argosy's policy on academic honesty can be found on page 11 of the Academic Catalog .

 

 

Accommodations

It is the policy of Argosy University/DC to make reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If a student with disabilities needs accommodations, the student must notify the Director of Student Services. Procedures for documenting student disability and the development of reasonable accommodations will be provided to the student upon request.

 

Students will be notified by the Director of Student Services when each request for accommodation is approved or denied in writing via a designated form. To receive accommodation in class, it is the student's responsibility to present the form (at his or her discretion) to the instructor. In an effort to protect student privacy, the Department of Student Services will not discuss the accommodation needs of any student with instructors. Faculty may not make accommodations for individuals who have not been approved in this manner.

 

 

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