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MGMT 3220 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

MGMT 3220 - Management Information Systems

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course integrates topics of management and organization theory, information and communication theory, and systems theory relevant to managing an organization’s information resources. This course Meets the requirements for a technology intensive course.

The topics in this course Include:

  • computer hardware and software
  • telecommunications
  • database concepts
  • emphasizes e-commerce
  • Internet-based business models to get a competitiveness of global-based business environments
Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student should able to:

  • Apply the concepts of systems and information to business.
  • Address business needs for internet/electronic commerce.
  • Apply development tools to business information system.
  • Discuss issues surrounding ethics, security, and global management as they relate to computer based information systems 
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

Junior or senior status with basic computer skills. Basic knowledge of Internet and basic understanding of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software applications (i.e., Microsoft products such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint,  Access).

Course Topics:
  1. Foundations of Information Systems in Business
  2. Competing with Information Technology
  3. Computer Hardware
  4. Computer Software
  5. Data Resource Management
  6. Telecommunications and Networks
  7. Electronic Business Systems
  8. Electronic Commerce Systems
  9. Decision Support Systems
  10. Developing Business/IT Solutions
  11. Security and Ethical Challenges
  12. Enterprise Global Management of Information Technology 
Specific Course Requirements:

Basic knowledge of World Wide Web and basic understanding of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software applications (i.e., Microsoft products such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access) 

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

There are many articles on information systems, databases, and HTML tutorial materials on the Internet which we will reference during this course. 

Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

Tests will be administrated periodically on the web. I will put the exam-dates on the Calendar navigation bar. Please double check the assignment due date and exam date. Keep in mind, once you open the exam, you must complete the exam during the same sitting. You can open the exam at any time during the test date window; however, once you start the exam you cannot stop.

We will have three exams during the semester that will consist of multiple-choice, true/false and fill in the blank. You must take each Exam during the assigned time period.

Tentative Exam
Exam I
Exam II
Exam III

Grading Procedures:

Grades will be based on test scores and assignments as designated by the instructor. There will be three exams that integrate course materials and discussions.

All material used in class such as text, lecture notes, and discussions will be used in composing the exams. Please study everything. We will cover all important concepts in the class lecture and will derive most questions from the material covered.

No late assignments. I do not offer Incompletes. 

ActivitesNumber of ActivitesPointsWeight Each ActivityPoints Available
Exams3 @ 100 points each30010%30
Assignments12 @ 100 points each12005%60
Discussion Board Participation2 @ 100 points (each half of semester)2005%10
Total   100


Grading Scale:
Below 60F

Note: The Regents Online Degree Program does not permit any "plus" (+) or "minus" (-) grading in RODP courses. 

Assignments and Projects:

Each chapter (module) will have an assignment for a total of 12 assignments. All assignments, paper, & project files must be submitted through the "Digital Drop Box" function. No assignments will be accepted through email.

Each student is required to add to the module's discussion board question during the week the chapter is assigned. You must post to the discussion board by mid-week and must have additional posts before the assignment due date commenting on other student's posts. A grade will be given at mid- semester and a second grade at the end of the semester concerning your participation. 

Class Participation:

Students must participate in all interactive aspects of the course. For example, students can communicate with other students in the discussion board,; students are expected to communicate with the instructor as a learning resource; and students must check the course Home Page and Calendar frequently for announcements. 

Late Policy:

No late assignments will be accepted. Exams must be taken during the scheduled period. 

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:


Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications


  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members


  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.


The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.


The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.

Last Revised on April 28, 2017