This course presents a broad view of the role of Information Systems (IS) in Business. It places IS within the context of business activities by highlighting IS concepts, classifying IS technologies, exploring IS in businesses, and examining the development and management of IS as they provide the foundation to support and transform modern business enterprises. Students will apply the concepts and theories learned in their first year courses to solve integrated business problems. They will enhance their knowledge of IS by acquiring and using some business systems analysis and development skills and tools.
Discuss business information system concepts, using the accepted technical terminology, and describe the related components, functions, structures, and procedures necessary for optimum operational and managerial results.
Examine business scenarios, identify the business users’ needs, design, and create data capture and storage solutions for these needs, analyze this data and report on which support and improve the efficiency and productivity levels of business operations.
Produce written reports and class presentations that describe a business, the business environment, the information systems, and existing enterprise applications, as well as any new, or futuristic enterprise applications that the business may consider for implementation.
Use the Internet, word processing, database, spreadsheet, modelling and presentation applications, as tools in the development of business information systems.
Demonstrate social, problem-solving and teamwork techniques used to successfully analyze, develop, and implement information systems to meet business needs for information governance, ethics, privacy, security, and sustainability.