Business Information Systems

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Information Systems

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Business, Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Business information systems concepts, categories and trends. The strategic impact of information systems and technologies on business functions and decision making process. Data resource management. Ethical and security issues. Global information systems concepts.

    RATIONALE: 
    The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge on the integration of information systems and technology into enterprise business activities. The course explains how individuals, workgroups, and organizations make use of information and communications technologies as a foundation for competitive advantage and business success.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the strategic importance of business information systems.
    2. Describe the role of IS and IT in decision making and business operations.
    3. Apply data management and data analysis tools and other related information technologies to solve practical problems.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Lectures, class discussions, and review of cases taken from the real world and applicable to specific theoretical concepts. Laboratory practical sessions involving training and practice on project management, data management, and data analysis tools.
    • Office hours held by the instructor to provide further assistance to students.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform (communication, posting of lecture notes / assignments’ instructions / timely announcements, online submission of assignments, etc.).