Kelly Burke, Ph.D.

Management Information Systems

 

University of Hawaii at Hilo

College of Business and Economics

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QBA 362

Tentative Class Schedule

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Week

Date

Topic

Reading

Assignment Due

1.

8/26

Overview

 

 

 

8/28

IT in Business Today

TOC #1 pg. 14-45

HW-1: Short Answer Questions #1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10 – pg. 43.

2.

9/2

Holiday: Labor Day

 

 

9/4

IT and Strategic Advantage

TOC #2 pg. 46-75 

HW-2: A&E #1 – pg. 74.

3.

9/9

continued

 

 

9/11

continued

 

HW-3: CCS-2 - #1, 2, 4 – pg. 72-73.

4.

916

Hardware and Software

TOC #3 pg. 76-103

HW-4: A&E #2, pg. 102 – put comparative data in a table and discuss.

 

918

Database Technologies

TOC #4 pg. 104-134

 

5.

9/23

continued

 

HW-5: A&E #4, pg. 133.

 

9/25

continued

 

HW-6: CCS-2 #1, 2, 4, pg. 130-131.

6.

9/30

IT and Decision Support

TOC #5 pg. 136-165

Email list of your group members to me.

 

10/2

continued

 

HW-7: A&E #1, 2, 3 pg. 357-358 – these will take time to learn the tools – start early. Do not need to print out every page – one page for each task should be enough for me to see your results. Links to the data files can be found on the QBA 362 Assignment webpage.

7.

10/7

Mid-term Exam

TOCs # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

 

10/9

Network Technologies

TOC #6 pg. 166-191

8.

10/14

continued

 

Group research topics will be assigned.

 

10/16

Internet Technologies

TOC #7 pg. 194-212

 

9.

10/21

E-Commerce

TOC #8 pg. 214-244

 

 

10/23

continued

 

HW-8: Discussion question #2, pg. 244.

10.

10/28

continued

 

 

 

10/30

continued

 

HW-9: CCS-1 - #2, 3, 5, pg. 239-241.

11.

11/4

Infrastructure

TOC #9 pg. 246-274

 

 

11/6

People, Privacy and Information

TOC #10 pg. 277-307

HW-10: Discussion Questions #1, 5, pg. 274.

12.

11/11

Holiday: Veteran’s Day

 

 

11/13

continued

 

HW-11: Discussion Question #3, pg. 306.

13.

11/18

Computer Security,  Crime, and Forensics

TOC #13 pg. 361-393

 

11/20

continued

 

HW-12: Short Answer Questions #1, 2, 4, 10, 12, pg. 393.

14.

11/25

Emerging Trends and Technologies

TOC #11 pg. 308-337

 

11/27

Groups #1 & #2

 

 

15.

12/2

Groups #3 & #4

 

 

 

12/4

Groups #5 & #6

 

 

16.

12/9

Groups #7 & #8

 

 

 

12/11

Wrap up

 

 

17.

12/18

Final Exam

4:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

 Cumulative, emphasis on TOCs #6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13

  

* Note about homework (HW) assignments. All assignments should be word-processed and should be turned in to me in hard copy by the start of class on the date indicated. HW assignments turned in after the start of class on the due date will be marked down 5% per day late, including weekends. Please prominently display the HW number at the top of the assignment. All HW assignments MUST be turned in to receive course credit. Notations of the assignments are explained next.

  • CCS refers to Closing Case Study. The CCS is found at the end of the chapter. CCS is followed by the case number and then the page numbers of the case. The numbers following the page numbers are the questions you are to answer. Example: CCS-1 #2, 3, 6, pg. 30-31 refers to the Closing Case Study #1 on pages 30-31 and requires you to answer questions #2, #3 and #6.
  • Short Answer Questions refers to the questions listed as such at the end of the chapter shortly after the Summary and Closing Case studies. 
  • A&E refers to Assignments and Exercises. These exercises are found at the end of each chapter or module. The exercise number is given as well as the number of the page where you will find the exercise. Do as instructed in the exercise.
  • Discussion Question refers to the Discussion Questions near the very end of every chapter after the Assignments and Exercises.

If you determine during class discussions that you can provide a better solution than your original write-up, please feel free to do a revision. Any revision must be handed in no later than one week after the assignment’s original due date.  Be sure to turn in the original along with the revision.  I will grade the revision then your final grade for the assignment will be the average of the original grade and the grade for the revision.

** The page numbers refer to the numbers in the grey box at the extreme top left/right of the page. Note that the ‘original’ text page numbers are included lower down on the page and that these are different from the ‘custom’ text page numbers in the gray box area. Be aware that several of your assignment questions refer to a page number where reference information within the chapter is to be found; in these cases the page numbers refer to the ‘original’ text page numbers, not the custom numbers.