Information Systems for Business

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CIS 201

       Course Name: Information Systems for Business

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CIS 101 or CIS 103, and four credits of CIS courses.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course explores the types of information used in business, the flow of information through an organization, and a  framework for examining characteristics of Accounting Information Systems in relation to other information system components.  Content includes transaction processing systems, internal managemenet report, and the day-to-day operational support.  Course also covers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Recognize the primary information flows within the business environment.
  2. Comprehend the broad objectives of transaction cycles.
  3. Differentiate between batch and real-time processing in business applications.
  4. Comprehend the input, output, processing, controls, and management implications of the most common types of business transactions as they pertain to information systems.
  5. Formulate the relationships among the most common types of business transactions and recognize how a firm's business strategy will shape its information system.
  6. Apply your understanding of various business transactions within an ERP system.
  7. Identify the key stages that constitute the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. The Information System
  2. Introduction to Transaction Processing
  3. Transaction Processing Cycles and Business Processes
    1. Revenue Cycle
    2. Expenditure Cycle
    3. Conversion Cycle
  4. Financial Reporting Systems
  5. Database Management Systems
  6. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)
  7. System Development Cycle (SDLC)
    1. System Development Activities
    2. System Strategy
    3. Project Initiation
    4. Systems Evaluation& Selection
    5. In-House Development
    6. Commercial Packages
    7. Maintenance and Support

VII.  Methods of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Case study
D. Hands-on exercises and projects
E. Quizzes/tests
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

The students will be expected to complete appropriate assignments, quizzes and tests to meet the course objectives.  Number and type of assignments, quizzes, and tests are determined by the instructor.  In addition, the student is expected to complete a semester-long laboratory case study involving the business systems studied.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Class and laboratory assignments and quizzes and exams

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services.  To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at Des Plaines or Skokie Campus.  All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements.  The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for

  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct

can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.

 



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.