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BSAD 141 – Info, Technology & Bus Systems

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Introduces business information systems and how they enable better managerial decision-making. Discusses problems in analyzing, designing, and implementing such systems. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021; BSAD 030 or BSAD 040; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or EC 170 or PSYS 053 and PSYS 054; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Computer Science, Computer Science & Information Systems major; Business Administration minor; minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: The course is designed to familiarize students with the conceptual issues underlying the use and design of information systems (IS) and the techniques to model and assess the information needs of managers. The central objective of the course is to expose students to the importance and significance of IS in today's personal and professional environment. The course focuses on a series of techniques and theoretical frameworks to support the analysis/critique of current computer-based information systems and the design of improved ones. The emphasis is on understanding the complexities and difficulties of using, modeling, designing, and implementing an information system. This course provides the practical tools and a conceptual background for understanding the rationale behind information systems, especially information systems that support the decision-making activities within an organization.

CRN: 11420

Section: B

Enrolled/Seats: 19/42

Days Time Location
MWF 13:10 - 14:00 KALKIN BUILDING 004

Instructor(s): Thomas Ira Chittenden

Meeting Dates: 16 Jan 2018 - 04 May 2018