BUS 311 – CRN: 82521 – Section: 006

Rapid changes and advances in information and communication technology are dramatically changing the ways in which businesses operate. These technology-enabled changes affect how customers interact with a business, how businesses interact with each other, and how the employees of an organization work individually and cooperatively. This course will provide academic preparation so that you can successfully participate in this information-intensive business environment. You will learn how information systems are used to solve problems and make better business decisions. You will learn about information system through lectures, hands-on experience, reading and writing assignments, group work, class discussions and real-world projects.


At the end of this course, you will learn:

  • Both theory and practice relevant to current IT & MIS trends
  • How firms are using IT-enabled business models and strategies
  • How to strategically utilize/evaluate IT applications in business
  • How to use common business application software for business problems
  • The rudiments of information system design and development
  • The key concepts of Information System Security
  • Ten open-book online exams
  • Ten MS Office assignments in Lab
  • A WordPress website
  • A basic e-commerce database using MySQL
  • Three mini case studies from the textbook
  • A group project (a real world application of a cloud-based enterprise software)

See, Evaluation and Coursework Overview for more information.


Jan 12, 2015 – May 15, 2015

9:00 am – 10:15 am,  Wednesday & Friday
D103 and E102 (Lab)

Visit Laulima for class announcements, weekly updates, and resources including slides and readings.


Valacich & Schneider, Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World, 6th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2013.
Available as a traditional textbook, loose-leaf edition, or e-book from MyMISLab.com
Course ID: abhari15443