MIS 300
Introduction to Management Information Systems
Spring 2003:  MWF  9:00 in 144 Rike; 11:00 in 163 Rike



Instructor: Joan Brady Lumpkin
E-mail: joan.lumpkin@wright.edu 
Web Page: www.wright.edu/~joan.lumpkin
Office: 212-T Rike Hall 
Office Hours:  10-11 MWF; 1-2 MW; 4-5 W; 6-7 W or by appointment
Phone: 775-2895 or 775-3304



· Understand the role of Information Systems in organizations.
· Learn how Ecommerce has changed how we do business.
· Be able to participate as a user in analysis, design and control of a system.
· Understand the impact of technological change in accessing and disseminating information.
· Be able to use information systems as a resource in decision making.

TEXT O’Brien, James; Introduction to Information Systems; 11th Edition. McGraw-Hill Irwin; 2003

LAB: O'Leary, Timothy and Linda; Microsoft Access 2002, Introductory Edition , McGraw-Hill Irwin; 2002  and  Paul Heltzel; Microsoft FrontPage 2002, Sams; 2001

METHODOLOGY: A theoretical framework for implementation of information systems will be provided through reading and discussing the text. In general, the lecture will follow the course outline and the text presentation. The instructor will utilize additional information, as required, to supplement the text.

Discussions will include the impact computers have on business and society. How the use of computers to store vast amounts of data can be a threat to individual privacy and a stimulus for illegal and unethical use.

Systems design will be introduced to the student by the use of exercises in designing a web page using FrontPage and simple information system using the Access database software. These assignments will also be part of the MIS300 Lab. All students in MIS 300 must be registered for a section of the lab. You must pass the lab to pass the class.

Assignments: Text material and topics are assigned on the attached schedule. It is assumed the student has read the assignment prior to class and will use the lecture to clarify difficult materials. Questions and other material at the end of the assigned chapters are assumed to be included in the readings. Any changes to the schedule and homework assignments will be given in class. If you must miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to get the notes and find out what you missed.

Class Power Point Slides:  To print the class power point slides, go to the library page, Wright State Library and select Course Reserves.   For Department = MIS; Instructor=Lumpkin; Select GO.  Select the desired course and the password given in class.  Select the slides folder, the chapter you wish to see or print.  To print, select Open, the OK.  Once file displaying, to print, select:  File, Print, Handout, 3 or 6 per page, OK.

Cases/Homework:  Individual and in-class group cases will be assigned.   For the individual cases, read the case and answer the questions. Most of the individual cases will be cases at the end of the chapters in the book.  Typed answers are appreciated.  For the in-class cases, you must attend to receive credit.  They will be done in groups and handed-in during class.  This will make up 15% of your grade.  Late homework will have a 10% penalty per class period late.

Exams: Materials included in the exams will be taken from the text, article reviews and class lecture/discussions. Exams will be administered on the dates scheduled. Please note these dates on the class schedule sheet. Students are not permitted to retain these exams. The tests will be multiple choice and essay. The average of the two exams will comprise 60% of your grade.  Unannounced quizzes may be given during the quarter. They will be counted as part of the exam grade. No make-up quizzes will be given.   

  Grading Factors:

2 Exams




MIS lab

25%     Must pass!


   Grading Scale:  









Less than 60



Note: A passing grade in the MIS300 lab is required to pass MIS300.

Testing: Examinations are expected to be taken at the times scheduled, and make-up work will be permitted only for the following reasons:

1) Death of an immediate family member.
2) Personal illness requiring attention by physician.
3) Illness of an immediate family requiring your personal attention.
4) Military TDY.
5) Travel out-of-town required by your employer.
6) An emergency and/or situation at the discretion of the instructor.

Attendance: Regular class attendance is expected. If a student misses class, the student is responsible for obtaining class notes from another student. 

Case Study homework handed in late will receive a 10% point reduction per class late.
Policy Revision: I will reserve the right to make changes to the syllabus or to the above stated procedures if deemed appropriate. If changes are made, the student will be advised as part of the in-class lecture.

(Schedule/Assignments may change during quarter; changes will be announced in class)


Winter 2003


1 - Mar 31

Chapter 1: Foundations of IS in Business

Case 2: Ford/UPS;  Page 37; Due April 7

2 - Apr 7

Chapter 2: Competing with Info Technology


3 – Apr 9

Chapter 3: Computer Hardware 


3 – Apr 14

Chapter 4: Computer Software

 Case 4: Fidelity Invest.; Page 139;  Due April 16

4 -  Apr 16

Chapter 5:  Data Resource Management 

In class exercise 


Wednesday - April 23 = Essay;
Friday - April 25 = Multiple Choice

Chapters 1-5, class notes, lecture


5 – Apr 28

Chapter 6: Telecommunications and Networks

Case 3: Bob Evans; Page 210; Due May 5

6 – May 5

Chapter 7:  Electronic Business Systems


        May 9 Chapter 8:  Electronic Commerce Systems Case 3: Citigroup; Page 288; Due June 2

7 – May 14

Chapter 9:  Decision Support Systems


8 – May 19

Chapter 10: Developing e-Business Solutions

In class exercise

May 26 Memorial Day - NO CLASS  
 9 - May 28 Chapter 11:  Security and Ethics  

10 - June 2

Chapter 12: Enterprise and Global Management        



Wednesday - June 4 - Essay
Friday - June 6 - Multiple Choice

 Chapters 6-12 and lecture notes.