Fall 2016

BUS4 188, Business Systems and Policy

In Fall 2016 I am teaching three sections of Business Systems and Policy.

Section 8:

Course number:  42580

Class Time:  Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:45pm

Location:  BBC 103

Section 11:

Course number:  48371

Class Time:  Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:45pm

Location:  BBC 103

Section 13:

Course number:  48373

Class Time:  Tuesday 3:00pm - 5:45pm

Location:  BBC 324

Course Description: In today’s business environment technology plays a significant role, so an understanding of information systems is needed for businesses to be able to compete effectively. This course provides an introduction to the information systems used in business, including key terms, concepts, and capabilities, as well as how technology impacts business organizations.  Click here for the course catalog description and prerequisites.

Course Format: We meet once per week, and most weeks the course will consist of a combination of lecture, exercises, and in-class projects where you will work with your team.  There are approximately 8-10 in-class team projects and you will be assigned to rotations on three teams which will be diverse both in major and gender since industry has found that diverse teams generate better results.  There will be a midterm and final exam, with two online quizzes before the midterm and two before the final - these are designed as a study aid for the exams.  We will also have a series of six lab projects where you will be using a FREE Salesforce developer account to do lab exercises developed by another faculty member.  These use an engaging format and since they are based on a currently in-demand skill, the labs have helped prior students in landing internships and jobs.