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Online · School of Business · Business Management Information Systems

Enterprise Models
BMIS-510

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/29/2020

Course Description

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Meets BMAL590 / 27 hrs in BUSI with a score of 3 and Meets MATH121 or higher with a score of 3 and Meets MATH201/BUSI230/hi/equiv with a score of 3 and Meets CSIS 212 or equivalent with a score of 3

Rationale

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:

  1. Discuss the relevance of the course material and the use of technology to a biblical worldview.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the components of an Information System and the role each play within an organization.
  3. Model and improve both business processes and an Information System within a medium to large scale enterprise operation within an organization.
  4. 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.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of information security, along with the importance of managing ethical, legal, and social issues within an organization.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchases

Fowler, M. (2004). UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. ISBN: 9780321193681. (Available online through Liberty University E-books)

Stair, M., Ralph, & Reynolds, W., George. (2018). Fundamentals of Information Systems (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781337097536.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resource

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Additional Materials for Learning

    1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. Microsoft Word
    5. Microsoft Visio, draw.io, staruml.io, plantuml.com, lucidchart.com, or other UML diagramming tool

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (7)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 7 Discussion Board Forums 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 forum. 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 Exercises (4)

Using the instructions and scenario provided, the student will complete UML diagrams that have been studied throughout the course.

Biblical Integration Essay

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

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.

Midterm Exam

The midterm exam will cover the Reading & Study material from Modules/Weeks 1–4. The exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.

Final Exam

The final exam will cover the Reading & Study material from Modules/Weeks 5–8. The exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Discussion Board Forums (4 at 25 pts, 3 at 50 pts ea)

250

Modeling Exercises (4 at 50 pts ea)

200

Biblical Integration Essay

100

Term Project

 

Topic Proposal

50

Gap Analysis

100

Final Submission

100

Midterm Exam

100

Final Exam

100

Total

1010

 

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

BMIS 510

Textbooks: Fowler, UML Distilled (2004).

Stair & Reynolds, Fundamentals of Information Systems (2018).

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Fowler: chs. 1, 11

Stair & Reynolds: ch. 1

4 presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

Graduate Level Business Program Assessment

Class Introductions

DB Forum 1

10

0

0

25

2

Stair & Reynolds: ch. 2

1 presentation

DB Forum 2

Modeling Exercise 1

50

50

3

Stair & Reynolds: chs. 3, 6

2 presentations

DB Forum 3

Term Project: Topic Proposal

25

50

4

Stair & Reynolds: ch. 4

1 presentation

DB Forum 4

Modeling Exercise 2

Midterm Exam

50

50

100

5

Fowler: ch. 9

Stair & Reynolds: chs. 5, 7

2 presentations

DB Forum 5

Term Project: Gap Analysis

Biblical Integration Essay

25

100

100

6

Stair & Reynolds: ch. 8

1 presentation

DB Forum 6

Modeling Exercise 3

50

50

7

Fowler: ch. 3

Stair & Reynolds: ch. 9

2 presentations

DB Forum 7

Term Project: Final Submission

25

100

8

Stair & Reynolds: ch. 10

2 presentations

Modeling Exercise 4

Final Exam

50

100

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

NOTE: Each course module/week begins on Monday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final module/week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.