Information Technology for Business

Kansas State University

Brian Kovar

Instructor of Management

For Use By Tuesday/Thursday Section C of Information Technology for Business


 

Office:   Business Building, Room 3031

Phone:   532-3981

E-Mail Address:  bkovar@ksu.edu

 

Class Syllabus

 

Fall Semester Office Hours

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

Any time I am in my office

 

 

 

IT for Business sections Fall 2018

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

Data Analytics Using Excel

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

Tuesday August 21

Introduction to Course

 

Thursday Aug. 23

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

Chapter 1 Reading

Orion Chapter 1 Due at 10pm on Sunday Aug. 26

Tuesday August 28

Introductory Software Activities

Spreadsheet Design and Excel

 

Hands-On Text Pages 4-7

 

Thursday August 30

Spreadsheet Design and Excel

Excel Hands-On Presentation #1

 

Tuesday Sept. 4

Excel Tutorial Activity #1 due at 7:30am

Excel wrap-up
Chapter 1 wrap-up

Strategic Initiatives for Competitive Advantage

Thursday Sept. 6

Cloud Computing

Excel Hands-On Presentation #2

 

Cloud Computing Reading

Tuesday Sept. 11

Excel Project #1 Due at 7:30am

Cloud Computing wrap-up

Business Analytics: Chapter 5

 

Chapter 5 Reading

 

Orion Chapt5 Business Analytics Due Wednesday Sept 12 at 10pm

Thursday Sept. 13

Excel Hands-On Presentation #3

Business Analytics/Intelligence
BI: Decision Making Systems

 

 

Tuesday Sept. 18

BI: Decision Making Systems

Artificial Intelligence

DSS reading

Pages 1-12

Chapter 11 TPS Reading

Thursday Sept. 20

Excel Tutorial Activity #2 due at 7:30am

Artificial Intelligence

Excel Hands-On Presentation #4

 

 

Tuesday Sept. 25

EXAM #1 & first part quiz #1

Conceptual Questions and Hands-on Excel performance items

 

 

Thursday Sept. 27

Artificial Intelligence

AI Haag reading

Pages 13-40

Tuesday October 2

Artificial Intelligence

 

 

Thursday Oct. 4

Excel Tutorial Activity #3 due at 7:30am Artificial Intelligence

Excel Hands-On Presentation #5

 

 

Tuesday October 9

Second part Software Quiz #1

 

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 Monday October 8 at 10pm.

Thursday Oct. 11

Artificial Intelligence
Excel Hands-On Presentation #6

 

WileyPlus AI reading

Tuesday October 16

In-Class Artificial Intelligence Quiz



AI Reading Assignment Due at start of class

 

EXTRA CREDIT: Orion Artificial Intelligence Due Tuesday October 16 at 10pm

Thursday Oct. 18

EXAM #2

RFID & IT for Supply Chain Management

 

 

Tuesday October 23

Excel Project #2 Due at 7:30am

Wrap-up RFID

Looking at the Quality of Data and Information

 

Chapter 13 Reading SCM

 

 

Thursday Oct. 25

Wrap Up: Quality of Data and Info

Intro to XML

XML Start file (open using Notepad)

 

 

Tuesday Oct. 30

Data Analytics Using Excel Activity Due at 7:30am

XML Wrap-Up

Data Analytics Using Excel Discussion, Analysis and Activity

 

 

Thursday Nov. 1

Software Quiz #2

Data and Database Design

 

Tuesday Nov. 6

Access Tutorial Activity Due at 7:30am

Access Hands-On Presentation #1

Data and Database Design

Chapter 3 Reading


Thursday Nov. 8

Access Hands-On Presentation #2

Interpreting SQL

Data and Database Design

Orion Database Design Due at Sunday November 11 at 10pm

Tuesday Nov. 13

Access Hands-On Presentation #3

Data and Database Design

 

WileyPlus Relational Databases Reading

Thursday Nov. 15

EXAM #3

Data Warehouses

 

Thanksgiving Break November 19-23

Tuesday Nov. 27

Access Database Project due at 7:30am

Enterprise Resource Planning

Brief Introduction to ERP

 

Chapter 11 ERP Readings

Thursday Nov. 29

Software Quiz #3

Customer Relationship Management (full set of slides)

 

Chapter 12 CRM Reading

 

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 December 1

Tuesday Dec. 4

Managing IT Systems

 

Thursday Dec. 6

Managing IT Systems

Information Security

Protecting Information Assets

Ethics and Privacy

 

Monday Dec. 10

TR 8:05am MANGT366 final exam

2:00-3:50pm in BB 3112

 


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