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BISM 2601

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 3
Course Title Business Information Systems
Prerequisite(s) Exit or exemption from all Learning Support requirements and all ESL requirements except ENSL 0091.
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course illustrates the various roles and uses of information in a business environment, both locally and globally. Technology that supports the collection, use, distribution, and analysis of an organization’s information assets are explained, demonstrated, and discovered through real business examples, short problem sets, and other methodologies. In addition, students are challenged with typical problems associated with managing and developing information systems, securing information, aligning systems with business processes, and determining competitive strategies to create a competitive advantage.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, a student will be able to:
1. Recognize and explain various kinds of information technology, including hardware, software, storage devices, communications, and databases.
2. Describe common applications of information systems used in many organizations—such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, and enterprise resource planning—on a local and global scale.
3. Explain the relationship between the strategic goals of an organization and its information technology infrastructure.
4. Explain how the Internet and the World Wide Web have fundamentally changed the way organizations do business.
5. Explain the issues of managing and developing information systems.
6. Explain how information systems support business processes.
7. Describe security threats to information systems and measures to protect these information assets.
8. Describe the ethical issues surrounding the uses of information.
9. Demonstrate problem-solving and data analysis using analytical and database management tools.

General Education Outcomes
This course addresses the following Georgia Perimeter College General Educational Outcomes:
1. Communicate effectively through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
2. Demonstrate individual and collaborate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
3. Collect, interpret, and communicate quantitative data.
4. Locate, organize, analyze and generate information using computers.
5. Recognize and apply scientific inquiry in a variety of settings.
6. Apply knowledge of personal, societal, and cultural development to living and working in a diverse environment.
7. Demonstrate the academic preparation required for completing an associate degree, transferring to a senior college or university, enhancing workplace skills, or pursuing other personal goals.
8. Develop independent learning skills that will sustain lifelong learning.

Course Content
1. Information Technology Infrastructure
a. Hardware
b. Software
c. Data Management
d. Networking and Telecommunications
e. People
2. Uses of Information Systems
a. Transaction Processing Systems
b. Decision Support Systems
c. Artificial Intelligence
d. Supply Chain Management
e. Customer Relationship Management
f. Enterprise Resource Planning
g. Business Intelligence
h. E-Commerce
i. Strategic Advantage
3. Aligning Technology with Business Processes
4. Systems Development and Implementation Methodologies
5. Information Security
6. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
7. Future Trends in Information Systems
8. Use of Relational Database Management Software
a. Queries
b. Reports

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
COURSE GRADE
The course grade will be determined by graded assignments and exams covering the course content above. At least 10%, but not more than 20%, of the course grade will be determined by hands-on computer-based analysis and problem-solving using relational database management software.

COURSE ASSESSMENT
This course will be assessed at least once every two years.

USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
The BISM Course Committee will review the assessment findings and determine if any changes to the course need to be made. The BISM Course Committee Chair will provide the Dean of Business Administration with a report summarizing the committee’s findings, as well as, suggested changes and/or amendments to the course.

Last Revised: Aug. 04, 2011
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