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 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

Data Analytics Using Excel

XML Extra Credit

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 22

Introduction to Course

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

 

Thursday Aug. 24

Chapter 1: Intro to Information Systems

 

Hands-On Text Pages 4-7

Chapter 1 Reading

Orion Chapter 1 Due at 5pm on Friday Aug. 25

Tuesday August 29

Introductory Software Activities

Spreadsheet Design and Excel

 

 

Thursday August 31

Wrap up chapter 1

Spreadsheet Design and Excel

Excel Hands-On Presentation #1

 

EXTRA CREDIT: Orion Chapter 2 Due Friday September 1 at 5pm

Tuesday Sept. 5

Excel Tutorial Activity #1 due at 7:30am

Excel wrap-up

Strategic Initiatives for Competitive Advantage

Thursday Sept. 7

Chapter 2 Wrap-Up

Cloud Computing

Excel Hands-On Presentation #2

 

Cloud Computing Reading

Orion Cloud Computing Due Friday Sept. 8 at 10pm

Tuesday Sept. 12

Excel Project #1 Due at 7:30am

Cloud Computing

Business Analytics: Chapter 5

 

Chapter 5 Reading

 

Orion Chapt5 Business Analytics Due Wednesday Sept 13 at 10pm

Thursday Sept. 14

Excel Hands-On Presentation #3

Business Analytics/Intelligence
BI: Decision Making Systems

 

 

Tuesday Sept. 19

BI: Decision Making Systems

 

DSS reading

Pages 1-12

Chapter 11 TPS Reading

Thursday Sept. 21

EXAM #1

DSS Wrap-Up

 

 

Tuesday Sept. 26

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

 

 

Thursday Sept. 28

Artificial Intelligence

AI Haag reading

Pages 13-40

Tuesday October 3

Software Quiz #1

 

 

Thursday Oct. 5

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

Excel Hands-On Presentation #5

 

 

Tuesday October 10

Artificial Intelligence
Excel Hands-On Presentation #6

 

WileyPlus AI reading

Thursday Oct. 12

In-Class Artificial Intelligence Quiz

Artificial Intelligence Wrap-Up

AI Reading Assignment Due at start of class

 

EXTRA CREDIT: Orion Artificial Intelligence Due Sunday October 15 at 10pm

Tuesday October 17

Excel Project #2 Due at 7:30am

RFID & IT for Supply Chain Management

 

Chapter 13 Reading SCM

 

EXTRA CREDIT: Orion Supply Chain Due Tuesday October 17 at 10pm

Thursday Oct. 19

EXAM #2

Wrap-up RFID

Looking at the Quality of Data and Information

 

 

Tuesday October 24

Data Analytics Using Excel Activity Due at 7:30am

Looking at the Quality of Data and Information

Data Analytics Using Excel Discussion, Analysis and Activity

 

 

Thursday Oct. 26

XML Extra Credit due Friday October 27at 1pm.
Intro to XML

 

 

Tuesday Oct. 31

Software Quiz #2

XML Wrap-Up

Data and Database Design

 

Thursday Nov. 2

Access Tutorial Activity Due at 7:30am

Access Hands-On Presentation #1

Data and Database Design

Chapter 3 Reading
Orion Database Design Due at Sunday November 5 at 10pm

Tuesday Nov. 7

Access Hands-On Presentation #2


Data and Database Design

Chapter 4 Reading

Orion Chapter 4: Telecommunications and Networks due at Wednesday November 8 at 10pm.

Thursday Nov. 9

Open Book/Open Note Quiz

Data Communications for Business Students

Interpreting SQL
Data and Database Design

 

Haag Telecom pdf reading

 

Class Prep Questions

Designing Database applications reading

 

Reading Relational Databases

 

EXTRA CREDIT Orion Relational Database Due Monday November 13 at 10pm

Tuesday Nov. 14

Access Hands-On Presentation #3

Data and Database Design

Thursday Nov. 16

EXAM #3

Data Warehouses

 

Thanksgiving Break November 20-24

Tuesday Nov. 28

Access Database Project due at 7:30am

Enterprise Resource Planning

Brief Introduction to ERP

 

Chapter 11 ERP Readings

Thursday Nov. 30

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 2

Tuesday Dec. 5

Managing IT Systems

 

Thursday Dec. 7

Managing IT Systems

Information Security

Protecting Information Assets

Ethics and Privacy

 

Friday Dec. 15

TR 8:05am MANGT366 final exam

2:00-3:50pm in BB 3112

 


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