240 Introduction to Information Systems

Information Systems & Operations Management

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Pre-requisites: ISOM 130

Requisite To: MGTMKT 430 ISOM 318 ISOM 331 ISOM 337 ACC 444 PA 424

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Course Description

This course provides students with a focused introduction to the purposes, uses, and value of information systems and information resources in contemporary organizations. It illustrates how information systems are innovatively employed to provide business intelligence, support decision making, improve business processes, attain competitiveness, augment collaboration with internal and external partners, and introduce innovative products and services. It introduces students to reasons, concepts and methods to design, acquire and implement information systems. The course also illustrates means to effectively manage, secure, and ethically use information resources in rapidly changing business and technological environments.

Course Learning Objectives (CLOs)
  • The learning outcomes for this course, listed below, relate to the learning goals of the college of business administration undergraduate program. upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the components of information systems, the innovative role it plays in nowadays organizations, and how and why information systems are used today for competitive advantage.
  • Understand how various types of information systems provide business intelligence, support decision making, and enable competitive advantage. students gain hands-on experience with dbms and also applying ms excel on real life cases.
  • Understand how information systems enable globalization, new forms of commerce, collaboration, and partnering with customers and suppliers
  • Identify and assess the sourcing alternatives for a new system.
  • Understand how to secure information systems resources, mitigate risks, and plan for and recover from disasters.
  • Evaluate the ethical concerns that information systems raise in society and the impact of information systems on crime, terrorism, and war.
  • Strengthen students’ evaluations of business strategies involving is and identification of problems and opportunities that are amenable to is solutions.
  • Apply it tools (e.g., dbms, spreadsheets) to evaluating is related business strategies and identifying problems and opportunities amenable to innovative is solutions.
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