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 2019

Section A  MWF 8:30am

Section B  MWF 9:30am

Section C  TR      8:05am

 


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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

Tableau Activity (in class project)
Second Software Quiz Review Sheet
Extra Credit

Access Tutorial Activity

Access Database Project

Third Software Quiz Review Sheet


Extra Credit

 


Tentative Course Schedule

Textbook: Introduction to Information Systems 7th edition by Rainer and Prince

Date

Topics

Class Preparation Material

Tuesday August 27

Introduction to Course

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

 

Thursday Aug. 29

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

Chapter 1 Reading

 

Tuesday Sept. 3

Introductory Software Activities
Spreadsheet Design and Excel

 

Hands-On Text Pages 3-9

 

Thursday Sept. 5

Spreadsheet Design and Excel

Excel Hands-On Presentation #1

 

 

Tuesday Sept. 10

Excel Tutorial Activity #1 due at 7:30am

Excel wrap-up

Thursday Sept. 12

Wrap up chapter 1
Strategic Initiatives for Competitive Advantage

Excel Hands-On Presentation #2

 

Chapter 2 Reading

Tuesday Sept. 17

Excel Project #1 Due at 7:30am

Strategic Initiatives for Competitive Advantage
Cloud Computing

 

Cloud Computing Reading

Thursday Sept. 19

Excel Hands-On Presentation #3
Cloud Computing Wrap-Up

Business Analytics: Chapter 12



 

Tuesday Sept. 24

EXAM #1 & first part software quiz #1

Conceptual Questions and Hands-on Excel performance items

 

 

 

Thursday Sept. 26

BA: Decision Making Systems

 

Chapter 10 TPS Reading

Chapter 12 Reading

DSS reading

Pages 1-12

Tuesday October 1

Excel Tutorial Activity #2 due at 7:30am
DSS Wrap-Up

Artificial Intelligence
Excel Hands-On Presentation #4

 

 

Thursday October 3

Artificial Intelligence

AI Haag reading

Pages 13-40

Tuesday October 8

Second part Software Quiz #1

 

Open Book/Open Note Quiz over Data Communications for Business Students

Haag Telecom pdf reading

 

Class Prep Questions

 

Chapter 6 Reading

 

Chapter 8 section 8.1 and section 8.2

Thursday Oct. 10

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

Excel Hands-On Presentation #5

 

AI Technology Guide

Tuesday October 15

Artificial Intelligence
Excel Hands-On Presentation #6

 

 

Thursday Oct. 17

In-Class Artificial Intelligence Quiz
Artificial Intelligence Wrap-Up

AI Reading Assignment Due at 8:05am

 

 

**Monday October 21: Excel Project #2 Due at 2:30pm** at my office, BB3031 **

 

Tuesday October 22

EXAM #2 & first part software quiz #2

 

 

Thursday Oct. 24

RFID ( IT for Supply Chain Management and the Internet of Things

 

 

RFID Reading Chapter 11 section 11.6

 

IoT Reading Chapter 8 section 8.4

 

 

Tuesday October 29

Data Analytics Using Excel Activity Due at 7:30am

Data Analytics Using Excel Discussion, Analysis and Activity

Exercise: Using Tableau

 

 

Thursday Oct. 31

Exercise: Using Tableau

 

 

Tuesday Nov. 5

Second Part of Software Quiz #2

Data and Database Design

 

Thursday Nov. 7

Access Tutorial Activity Due at 7:30am

Access Hands-On Presentation #1

Data and Database Design

 

Chapter 5 Database Reading

Tuesday Nov. 12

Access Hands-On Presentation #2

Data and Database Design

 

Thursday Nov. 14

Access Hands-On Presentation #3

Interpreting SQL

Data and Database Design



Designing Database applications reading

 

 

Tuesday Nov. 19

Access Database Project due at 7:30am

Data and Database Design

 



Thursday Nov. 21

EXAM #3
Looking at the Quality of Data and Information





Thanksgiving Break November 25-29

Tuesday Dec. 3

Looking at the Quality of Data and Information

Thursday Dec. 5

Software Quiz #3
Brief Introduction to ERP

 

Chapter 10 ERP Reading section 10.1 and section 10.2

Tuesday Dec. 10

Brief Introduction to ERP

(CRM) quick view

Managing IT Systems



 

Thursday Dec. 12

Managing IT Systems

Chapter 4 Information Security

Chapter 3 Ethics and Privacy

 

Tuesday Dec. 17

TR 8:05am MANGT366 final exam

2:00-3:50pm in BB 3114

 


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