ACCT3333 Information System Fundamentals

Course Description

Introduction to the organizational and managerial foundations of information systems. The role of information systems in enhancing business processes and management decision making is emphasized. Students experience use of business application software in problem solving.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define an information system and its components.
  • Explain how information systems can be used to improve organizational performance.
  • Explain how information systems can support achieving competitive advantage.
  • Describe the components of IT infrastructure.
  • Identify hardware and software trends in business.
  • Explain the basic concepts of relational databases and their uses.
  • Define components of types of networks and how they support communication and e-business.
  • Describe security threats to information systems and tools for safeguarding information resources.
  • Describe the decision-making process.
  • Explain how business intelligence and business analytics support decision making.
  • Use Excel to create and format professional level spreadsheets to support decision making in the organization.