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  1. Introduction to Management Information Systems00 – Course Overview HTM304 Fall 07

  2. 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

  3. What this course is about? • How to develop and use IS? • What kind of Information Systems? • How to achieve the goals and objectives?

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Textbook Using MIS by David Kroenke (Prentice Hall). ISBN-10: 0131750216 ISBN-13: 9780131750210 Available from bookstore. Website: www.addall.com

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Other components • Exercises: 5 points • Comment on team presentation 5 points • Due on Dec 13

  14. 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