Information Technology for Business

Kansas State University

Brian Kovar

Instructor of Management

For Use By Monday/Wednesday/Friday Sections A&B of Information Technology for Business


 

Office:   Business Building, Room 3031

Phone:   532-3981

E-Mail Address:  bkovar@ksu.edu

 

Class Syllabus

 

Spring Semester Office Hours

Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am-11:00am

Any time I am in my office

 

 

 

IT for Business sections Spring 2017

Section A  MWF 8:30am

Section B  MWF 9:30am

Section C  TR      8:05am

 


Deep Link for MANGT 366 students to use to directly log into KSU Online class materials


Direct Link to the Wiley Plus Learning Space Student Package

Management Information Systems 4th edition by Rainer, Prince and Watson

 


 

Class Assignments

Excel Tutorial Activity #1

Excel Spreadsheet Project #1

Excel Tutorial Activity #2
First Software Quiz Review Sheet



Excel Tutorial Activity #3

Excel Spreadsheet Project #2

XML Tutorial Activity

XML Project

Second Software Quiz Review SheetExtra Credit

Access Tutorial Activity

Access Database Project

Third Software Quiz Review Sheet


Extra Credit

 


Tentative Course Schedule

Textbook: Management Information Systems 4th edition by Rainer, Prince and Watson
Wiley Plus Learning Space Student Package

Date

Topics

Class Preparation Material

Wednesday Jan. 18

Introduction to Course

 

Friday January 20

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

 

Chapter 1 Reading

Orion Chapter 1 Due at 10pm on Sunday Jan 22

Monday January 23

Introductory Software Activities

 

Hands-On Text Pages 4-7

Wednesday Jan. 25

Spreadsheet Design and Excel

 

 

Friday January 27

Excel Hands-On Presentation #1

 

Monday January 30

Excel Tutorial Activity #1 due at 8am

Excel wrap-up
Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

 

 

Wednesday Feb. 1

Wrap up chapter 1

Strategic Initiatives for Competitive Advantage

Chapter 2 Reading

Friday February 3

Excel Hands-On Presentation #2

 

 

Monday February 6

Chapter 2 wrap-up
Cloud Computing

 

Cloud Computing Reading

Orion Cloud Computing Due Sunday Feb. 5 at 10pm

Wednesday Feb. 8

Excel Project #1 Due at 8am
Business Analytics: Chapter 5

 

 

Friday February 10

Excel Hands-On Presentation #3

Chapter 11 TPS Reading

Monday Feb. 13

Business Analytics

BA: Decision Making Systems

 

Chapter 5 Reading

 

Orion Chapt5 Business Analytics Due Sunday Feb. 12 at 10pm

Wednesday Feb. 15

BA: Decision Making Systems

 

DSS reading

Pages 1-12

 

Friday February 17

EXAM #1

 

 

Monday Feb. 20

Excel Tutorial Activity #2 due at 8am Excel Hands-On Presentation #4

 

 

Wednesday Feb. 22

Artificial Intelligence

AI Haag reading

Pages 13-40

Friday February 24

Artificial Intelligence

 

Monday Feb. 27

Software Quiz #1

 

 

Wednesday March 1

Artificial Intelligence

WileyPlus AI reading

Friday March 3

Excel Tutorial Activity #3 due at 8am Excel Hands-On Presentation #5

 

 

Monday March 6

Excel Hands-On Presentation #6

 

Wednesday March 8

Artificial Intelligence

 

Friday March 10

In-Class Artificial Intelligence Quiz

Artificial Intelligence Wrap-up
RFID & IT for Supply Chain Management

AI Reading Assignment Due at start of class

 

Monday March 13

Excel Project #2 Due at 8am
RFID & IT for Supply Chain Management
Quality of Data and Information

Chapter 13 Reading SCM

 

EXTRA CREDIT: Orion Artificial Intelligence Due Tuesday March 14 at 10pm

Wednesday Mar. 15

Quality of Data and Information

Intro to XML

 

EXTRA CREDIT: Orion Supply Chain Due Wednesday March 15 at 10pm

Friday March 17

EXAM #2

 

 

Spring Break March 20-24

Monday March 27

Intro to XML

 

 

Wednesday Mar. 29

XML Tutorial Activity Due at 8am

XML Hands-On Presentation

 

 

Friday March 31

XML Project Due at 4:30pm on Friday March 31

XML Wrap-Up
Data and Database Design

 

 

Monday April 3

Software Quiz #2

 

 

Wednesday April 5

Data and Database Design

 

 

Friday April 7

Access Tutorial Activity Due at 8am

Access Hands-On Presentation #1

 

Chapter 3 Reading
Orion Database Design Due at Sunday April 9 at 10pm

 

Monday April 10

Interpreting SQL

Data and Database Design

Designing Database applications reading

 

Wednesday April 12

Data and Database Design
Data Warehouses

Reading Relational Databases

 

Friday April 14

Access Hands-On Presentation #2

 

 

Monday April 17

Open Book/Open Note Quiz

Data Communications for Business Students

 

Haag Telecom pdf reading

 

Class Prep Questions



Chapter 4 Reading

Orion Chapter 4: Telecommunications and Networks due at Sunday April 16 at 10pm.

EXTRA CREDIT Orion Relational Database Due Tuesday April 18 at 10pm

Wednesday April 19

Access Hands-On Presentation #3

 

 

Friday April 21

EXAM #3

 

 

Monday April 24

Database Wrap-Up
Enterprise Resource Planning

Brief Introduction to ERP

 

 

Wednesday April 26

Access Database Project due at 8am

ERP Wrap-Up

Customer Relationship Management (full set of slides)

 

Friday April 28

Software Quiz #3

 

 

 

Pick 2 of 3 Orion activities: required

Third one is extra credit

Orion Chapter 7 Information Security

Orion Plug IT In: Protecting Info Assets

Orion Chapter 6 Ethics and Privacy

Must be completed by 10pm on Saturday
April 29

Monday May 1

CRM quick view

Managing IT Systems

 

Wednesday May 3

Managing IT Systems

Information Security

Protecting Information Assets

Ethics and Privacy

 

Friday May 5

Managing IT Systems

Information Security

Protecting Information Assets

Ethics and Privacy

 

Monday May 8

MWF 9:30am MANGT366 final exam

11:50am-1:40pm in BB 3114

Tuesday May 9

MWF 8:30am MANGT366 final exam

11:50am-1:40pm in BB 3114

 


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