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

 

Spring Semester Office Hours

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

Any time I am in my office

 

 

 

IT for Business sections Spring 2019

Section A  MWF 8:30am

Section B  MWF 9:30am

Section C  TR      8:05am

 


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Direct Link to the Wiley Plus Learning Space Student Package

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

 


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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
Second Software Quiz Review Sheet
Extra 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 January 22

Introduction to Course

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

 

Thursday Jan. 24

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

Chapter 1 Reading

 

Tuesday January 29

Introductory Software Activities
Spreadsheet Design and Excel

 

Hands-On Text Pages 4-7

 

Thursday Jan. 31

Spreadsheet Design and Excel

Excel Hands-On Presentation #1

 

 

Tuesday February 5

Excel Tutorial Activity #1 due at 7:30am

Excel wrap-up

Wrap up chapter 1

Chapter 2 Reading

Thursday Feb. 7

Strategic Initiatives for Competitive Advantage
Excel Hands-On Presentation #2

 

Cloud Computing Reading

Tuesday Feb. 12

Excel Project #1 Due at 7:30am

Strategic Initiatives for Competitive Advantage
Cloud Computing

 

 

Thursday Feb. 14

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

Business Analytics: Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Reading

 

Tuesday Feb. 19

BA: Decision Making Systems

 

DSS reading

Pages 1-12

Chapter 11 TPS Reading

Thursday Feb. 21

EXAM #1

BA: Decision Making Systems
Artificial Intelligence

 

 

Tuesday Feb. 26

Excel Tutorial Activity #2 due at 7:30am
Artificial Intelligence
Excel Hands-On Presentation #4

 

 

Thursday Feb. 28

Artificial Intelligence

AI Haag reading

Pages 13-40

Tuesday March 5

Software Quiz #1

 

 

Thursday March 7

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

Excel Hands-On Presentation #5

 

WileyPlus AI reading

Spring Break March 11-15

Tuesday March 19

Artificial Intelligence
Excel Hands-On Presentation #6

 

 

Thursday March 21

In-Class Artificial Intelligence Quiz
Artificial Intelligence Wrap-Up

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

 

AI Reading Assignment Due at 8:05am

 

Tuesday March 26

Excel Project #2 Due at 7:30am

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

Looking at the Quality of Data and Information

 

RFID & the Internet of Things reading

 

Thursday March 28

EXAM #2

Looking at the Quality of Data and Information

 

 

Tuesday April 2

Data Analytics Using Excel Activity Due at 7:30am

Data Analytics Using Excel Discussion, Analysis and Activity

Exercise: Using Tableau

 

Intro to XML

XML Start file (open using Notepad)

 

Thursday April 4

Exercise: Using Tableau

 

XML Wrap-Up

 

Tuesday April 9

Software Quiz #2

 

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

Haag Telecom pdf reading

 

Class Prep Questions

Chapter 4 Reading

Thursday April 11

Access Tutorial Activity Due at 7:30am

Access Hands-On Presentation #1

Data and Database Design

 

Database Reading

Tuesday April 16

Access Hands-On Presentation #2

Data and Database Design

 

Thursday April 18

Access Hands-On Presentation #3

Interpreting SQL

Data and Database Design



Designing Database applications reading

 

Reading Relational Databases

Tuesday April 23

Data and Database Design

 

Thursday April 25

Access Database Project due at 7:30am

Data and Database Design
Enterprise Resource Planning

Brief Introduction to ERP

Chapter 11 ERP Readings

Tuesday April 30

EXAM #3
Software Quiz #3
First Part

 

Thursday May 2

Software Quiz #3 Second Part
Enterprise Resource Planning

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) quick view

 

Chapter 12 CRM Reading

Tuesday May 7

Managing IT Systems

 

Thursday May 9

Managing IT Systems

Information Security

Protecting Information Assets

Ethics and Privacy

 

Wednesday May 15

TR 8:05am MANGT366 final exam

2:00-3:50pm in BB 3114

 


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