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Spring 2015 - Section 140701 11:10 - 12:00 Mon., Wed.  Friday BBC Room 213
Dr. Ted M. Hammett
Office - 317 BBC
(870) 460-1641 Office



 Office Hours:

My office hours are posted on my door and on my website which is given above.

 Purpose & Objective:

The course is designed to introduce students with the concepts of management information systems and its applications. The concepts established in the course will be applied to the various functional areas of business as we progress through the course. By the end of the course, we should be able to:

 1. Define management information systems, validate information as a key resource, describe SCM systems, CRM systems and business intelligence, differentiate between databases and data warehouses with respect to their focus on online transaction processing and online analytical processing, define artificial intelligence, compare and contrast the development of a marketing mix for customers and their perceived value of products and services in the B2B and B2C e-commerce business models.

 2. Discuss the impacts information technology can and will have on your life.

 3. Ability to design databases and entity-relationship diagramming, conduct decision analysis with spreadsheet software, build a web page with Frontpage, be aware of computer crime and forensics, implement a database with Microsoft Access.

 Required Textbook:

Management Information Systems for the Information Age, 9th  Edition, Authors: Haag, and Cummings 2013, The McGraw-Hill Companies. ISBN 978-0-07-337685-1.

Requirements for Evaluation: 

The weights for each part are shown Projects are class presentations by you and your group.  I will be taking up in-class projects the day after going over them in class.

 Examinations and Projects:





In-class projects


Take-home project 1


Take-home project 2


Exam 1


Exam 2


Exam 3






 Grading Policy:

Because of the bonus opportunities and take-home portions on all tests except the final the following grades are given without appeal:

                                                 100  -  90   =    A                                                          79  -   70    =    C

                              89  -  80    =    B                                                          69  -   60    =    D

Below 60  =     F

 Bonus Opportunity:

Bonus points are possible with a bonus question on all in-class tests excluding the final.  3 points per test.  In addition, there is an opportunity to take quizzers on-line which will provide 3 points added to the average for a perfect score, (you can receive a prorated portion of these points)

NOTE:  The testing policy is Ė if you have take a test late you will forfeit 10 points for each day late that you take the test late (not counting weekends or legitimate exceptions).  More than three days late in taking the test will result in a grade of zero  (0)

 There is no exemption for the final exam in this class so donít even ask.

 Your performance in this subject is directly related with your doing the homework and all class assignments.  Homework will be taken up at random during the semester, and graded.  This grade is applied as an additional test grade.

 Attendance Policy:

As part of the requirement of the University I will be taking attendance for each class period.  I have an attendance policy as documented in the "absence and Grading Policy" attached to this outline.   You are all adults and have paid for this course, don't cheat yourself by not attending class.  As a professional, you will be expected to be responsible for showing up for work and accomplishing the tasks required of you.

Other inappropriate behavior:

Cheating if a student is found cheating in the taking of a test they will receive a grade of zero on that test and it will not be dropped (the next lowest grade will be) in determination of a final grade in the class.  Cheating is the same a stealing.  As a business student your ethical compass needs to be true you will be dealing with people who assume you are skilled in what your degree is in. If you cheated to get the degree what are you doing to the company or client you are working for?

Plagiarism is serious as well, it to is stealing others work and claiming it for yourself. You must give credit for five or more words in a sequence taken from another source by using quotation marks and indicating the source of the quote, and you must indicate the source of other factual information and ideas, whether you are quoting or paraphrasing. Citing a source does not excuse the practice of copying and pasting text into your paper.  All material must be either quoted with quotation marks or paraphrased in your own words. Copying another studentís work in part or whole is also plagiarism. Plagiarism in an assignment may result in a failing grade for the assignment.  You cannot self-plagiarize by turning in papers or assignments that were prepared for other classes without prior permission from the instructor.  If a student is found to have plagiarized parts of an assignment, a failing grade on the assignment may be given. 

Students with Disabilities:

It is the policy of the University of AR at Monticello to accommodate individuals with disabilities pursuant to federal law and the Universityís commitment to equal educational opportunities.  It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of any necessary accommodations at the beginning of the course.  Any student requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Special Student Services located in Harris Hall Room 120; phone 870 460-1026; TDD 870 460-1626; Fax 870 460-1926.

 McGehee:  Office of Special Student Services representative on campus; phone 870 222-5360; fax 870 222-1105.

 Crossett:  Office of Special Student Services representative on campus; phone 870 364-6414; fax 870 364-5707.

Class Schedule:

January 7 Introduction and administrative matters. Chapter 1 -- Information Age -- Project 1 is assigned

PowerPoint Chapter 1

9 Chapter 1

12 Chapter 4 -- Decision Support and AI

PowerPoint Chapter 4

  14 Chapter 4


  16 Chapter 4
  21 Class Cancelled for illness


    23 XLM--D Decision Analysis with Spreadsheet Software XL Files
  26 XLM--D


  28 Chapter 2 -- Major Business Initiatives PowerPoint Chapter 2
  30 Chapter 2
February 2 Chapter 2
4 Chapter 2

6 Examination Chapters  1, 2, 4
9 Project 1 Presentations Due
11 Project 1 Presentations Due

13 Project 1 Presentations Due
  16 Chapter 3 -- Database and Data Warehouses

PowerPoint Chapter 3

  18 Chapter 3

  20 Chapter 3
  23 XLM--C Designing Databases and Entity-Relationship Diagramming

XLM-C PowerPoint

  25 XLM--C

Solomon Access File

  27 XLM--J Implementing a database with MS Access  
March 2 XLM--J
4 Chapter 5 -- E-Commerce

PowerPoint Chapter 5

6 Review Chapters  3, 5

9 Examination Chapters  3, 5
11 Chapter 6 -- Systems Development

PowerPoint Chapter 6

13 Chapter 6
16 Chapter 6
  18 Chapter 6 (Note Last date to drop with a "W")

  20 Chapter 6


  30 Review Chapters 6
April 1 Examination Chapters  6 

3 Project 2 Presentations Due
6 Project 2 Presentations Due
8 Project 2 Presentations Due
10 Chapter 8 -- Protecting People and Information

PowerPoint Chapter 8

13 Chapter 8
15 Chapter 8
17 XLM--H Computer Crime

PowerPoint Module H

20 XLM--H
  22 Chapter 9 -- Emerging Trends and Technologies

PowerPoint Chapter 9

  24 Chapter 9

  27 Review Chapters  8, 9
  30 Final Examination Room 213 (1:30 - 3:30)