This course provides a process-oriented view of the organization and its relationship with suppliers, customers and competitors. Topics include using processes as vehicles for achieving strategic objectives and transforming an organization; process analysis, design, implementation, control and monitoring; processes as a means of achieving compliance. The role of enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems will also be explored.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
Visualization is the sharpest tool in the Information Systems manager’s toolkit. The key to success is the ability to express very complex processes in diverse ways. This course is designed to focus thinking on the components of an information system using modeling techniques as a precursor to fully comprehending the interrelation of information and enterprise systems.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss the relevance of the course material and the use of technology to a biblical worldview.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the components of an Information System and the role each play within an organization.
- Model and improve both business processes and an Information System within a medium to large scale enterprise operation within an organization.
- Recognize the impact each Information System component has on work practices, business processes, business analytics, and intelligence, systems development, knowledge management and specialized information systems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of information security, along with the importance of managing ethical, legal, and social issues within an organization.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 7 Discussions by completing the posted assignments. There are 3 UML diagram creation assignments and 4 reading assignments requiring in-depth responses. The student will include a thread that addresses the question(s) provided in the prompt for each discussion. In addition to the diagrams, each thread must be a minimum of 500 words. The student must support his/her discussion in the thread using a minimum of 2 scholarly citations. The student must also reply to at least 2 other students’ threads with a critique of their posted thread. Replies must each be a minimum of 200 words and include 1 scholarly citation.
Modeling Assignments (4)
Using the instructions and scenario provided, the student will complete UML diagrams that have been studied throughout the course.
Biblical Integration Assignment
The student will write a 1,500-word essay applying a biblical worldview of modeling. The student will select an ethical issue related to the use of enterprise systems, and discuss what aspects of the issue we should affirm, redeem, or reject, based on a biblical worldview. The student must use at least 5 biblical references to support the essay.
Term Project Assignment
The student will apply enterprise modeling to a real-world scenario. Then, the student will write an individual term paper outlining the solution. The paper must be at least 12–15 pages and follow current APA format. Title page, drawings, tables, and figures are not included in the page count, and must be provided as separate appendices at the end of the paper. The term project will be submitted in 3 successive deliverables: 1. Topic Proposal, 2. Gap Analysis, and 3. Final Submission.
The midterm quiz will cover the Reading & Study material from Modules/Weeks 1–4. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.
The final quiz will cover the Reading & Study material from Modules/Weeks 5–8. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.