School of Business Administration : University of Vermont

University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Detailed Assignments

BSAD 040A Information Technology & Mgmt

FA2004 bovee@bsad.uvm.edu

Date Event Description
8/29/2004
Interpreting the Schedule
Reading(s) and Practice(s): to be done by the lecture/date for which they are posted
Assignment(s): due the date shown with them (e.g. "9/15")
8/30/2004 Course Introduction
Readings:
-Course Syllabus and Schedule;
-Academic Honesty Policy;
-Computer and Network Use Policy;
-Sexual Harassment Policy.
Assignment(s):
Purchase Textbooks; Review Policies
9/1/2004 Connectivity and Windows XP
(T. Chittenden)
Readings:
-[GB] Getting Started with Windows XP
Practice:
-[GB] Hands-on Exercise (HE) 2 (use a CDR, jump drive, or other media instead of the nonexistant floppy A: drive)
-HE 4
-HE 5 (optional)
Assignment(s):
-Set up PC, BSAD & UVM Accounts
-WebCT (9/10)
-BSAD and UVM email confirmation (9/8)remember to send this to the Submit folder!
-Ethics Case
*Group 1 case [A-G] (9/15) [Digital Dilemma]
*Group 2 case [H-N] (11/1) [Ford Pinto]
*Group 3 case [O-Z] (11/15) [Martha Stewart]
*Case packet is in the course public folder
*Write up one case; be prepared to discuss EACH case on the date it is due
9/6/2004 Labor Day Holiday
9/8/2004 Introduction to Business and Business Ethics
Bovee
Readings:
-[FH] Chapter 1
Practice
Assignment(s): WebCT (9/17)
9/13/2004 Mobile Computing: (Tablet PC; WiFi, 3G Networking)
T. Chittenden
Readings:
-[GB] MS Word 2003 CH 1, 2 & 4
-Helpful Tips Tab in OneNote
-All three short articles in the "Wireless" section of WebCT Readings ("Philly as a Wireless Hotspot", "Wireless Networks in Burlington", and "Mobile Internet Strategies")
Practice:
-[GB] MS Word 2003 CH 1 (all HEs optional)
-[GB] MS Word 2003 CH 2: HE1 (skip step 8); HE2 (skip step 7); HE3 (optional)
-[GB] MS Word 2003 CH4: -HE2 & HE4 (do, but no need to print final product); HE1 & HE3 (optional)
Assignment(s):
-Mobile Computing, Part 1 (Due 9/20 see course public folder for details)
9/15/2004 The firm and its environment
Bovee
Readings:
-[FH] Chapter 2 and Appendix A.
-Digital Dilemma ethics case
Assignment(s):WebCT (9/24)
9/20/2004 Strategy, IT and the Firm
Bovee
Readings:
-[FH] Chapters 3 and 4
WebCT Readings:
-(A-K) Star Trek Strategy
-(L-Z) What is Strategy and How Do You Know If You Have One?
-(B) Porter on Strategy and the Internet
-(L-Z) Tapscott: The Engine That Drives Success
-(A-K) Tapscott on Strategy and the Internet
(Readings assigned by first letter of last name. Everybody reads article B)
9/22/2004 Hardware, Software and Troubleshooting
T. Chittenden
Readings: [GB] Essential Computing Concepts
Assignment(s): WebCT (10/1)
9/27/2004 MS Excel 2002 - Basics
Bovee

Guest Speaker:
Key Compton
Founder and Chairman, Solbright
UVM Business School Advisory Board Member

"Entrepreneurship and the Role of Technology"
Readings:
-[GB] MS Excel 2002 - Chapter 1
-[GB] MS Excel 2002 - Chapter 2
-Solbright Website (esp. Corporate Profile)
Practice:
-[GB] Excel 1: Do all HEs, but do not print
-[GB] Excel 2: HE1
-[GB] Excel 2: HE2, 3, Web Queries (all optional)
Assignment(s):
-Excel Assignment 1 (Due 10/4)
9/29/2004 MS Excel 2002:
Spreadsheets in Decision Making

Bovee

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Fath
Be Sure to get a Resume Packet!
Readings:
-[GB] MS Excel 2002 Chapter 3
Practice:
-[GB] MS Excel 3: HE1, HE2
Assignment(s): WebCT (10/8)
10/4/2004 MS Excel 2002 - Graphing and Charting
Bovee
Readings: [GB] MS Excel 2002 - Chapter 4
Assignment(s):
-Excel Assignment 2 (Due 10/8)
10/6/2004 PowerPoint, Presentation Skills, and Review
Bovee
Readings: [GB] MS Powerpoint 2003 (both chapters)
Practice:
-[GB] PPT1 - HE2 & 3 (do not print out);
-[GB] PPT1 - HE 1 & 4 optional.
10/11/2004
EXAM 1
10/13/2004 Starting and Growing a Business
Bovee

Writing Center Intro:
Mark Roman & Ashley Lyons
Readings: [FH] Chapters 5 & 6
Assignment(s):
-Excel Assignment 3 - Mini Case (due 10/20)
-WebCT (10/15)
-Citation Assignment (10/18)
10/18/2004 Doing Effective Research
Prof. Trina Magi
BRING YOUR COMPUTER!Industry and Company Fact Finding Worksheet (due 10/27)
10/20/2004 Matching Products to Consumer Needs
Bovee
Readings: [FH] Chapters 12 and 13
Assignment(s): WebCT (10/29)
10/25/2004 Marketing Mix
Bovee
Readings: [FH] Chapters 12 and 13
10/27/2004 Website Publishing
Bovee
Readings:
-[GB] The Internet and WWW
-Other Readings TBA
Practice:
-[GB] Internet/WWW HE4;
-[GB] Internet/WWW HE1-3 optional
Assignment(s):
Reminder - Industry and Company Fact Finding Worksheet Due Today!
-Personal Portfolio Project (due 11/5)
-WebCT (11/5)
11/1/2004 Operations Management: Processes and Quality
Bovee
Readings:
-[FH] Chapter 9
-Ford Pinto ethics case
Assignment(s):
11/3/2004 Total Quality Management
Bovee
Readings:
-[FH] Chapters 10 and 11
-Information Quality Reading(s)
Practice
Assignment(s): WebCT (11/12)
11/8/2004 Accounting and Financial Statements
Bovee
Readings: [FH] Chapters 14 and 16
Assignment(s): WebCT (11/15) (NOTE DATE!)
11/10/2004 Search of Journal Databases:
Guest Presenter: Trina Magi
BRING YOUR COMPUTER!
Assignment(s):
11/15/2004 Accounting and Financial Statements
Exam Review
Bovee
Reading(s):
-[FH] Chapters 14 and 16
-Martha Stewart ethics case
11/17/2004
EXAM 2
11/22/2004 "IT and Strategy" Project Workshop
Bovee
Goals:
-meet with team, coordinate and complete project actions
-course topic review support for integration w/term project
11/24/2004 Thanksgiving Holiday
11/29/2004 "IT and Strategy" Project Workshop
Bovee
Goals:
-meet with team, coordinate and complete project actions
-course topic review support for integration w/term project
12/1/2004 "IT and Strategy" Project Presentations
Team Project: "IT and Strategy" Due Today
12/6/2004 "IT and Strategy" Project Presentations
12/8/2004 "IT and Strategy" Project Presentations
12/9/2004
Interpreting the Schedule
Reading(s) and Practice(s): to be done by the lecture/date for which they are posted
Assignment(s): due the date shown with them (e.g. "9/15")