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    Loyola Marymount University
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

BADM 1030 Business Perspectives–Information Technology in Organizations


1 semester hours

This course provides an introduction to information technology and computing with emphasis to its applications in business and organizations.

The course will be devoted to problem-solving and acquiring personal productivity software skills essential for effective and efficient use of IT in business and organizations. Emphasis is on use of the computer in problem-solving, and will be hands-on in a laboratory setting. The course is designed to cover the following:

  • Application software use to solve problems: Problem-solving/analytical skills-mental processing/logical thinking stage, procedure development, e.g., uses of control structures and flowcharting techniques in developing business procedures, etc. Use of spreadsheet, e.g., Excel, in modeling and data analysis; spreadsheet calculations–use of Excel and user-defined functions, what-if type analysis; use of graphs–creating and editing charts, and printing worksheets, etc.
  • Information Technology use for knowledge workers: Use of knowledge work productivity software, e.g., Excel; what is knowledge work and knowledge workers - analysis of individual knowledge work tasks/activities of, for example, managers, accountants, financial analysts, lawyers, etc.; knowledge workers and information management; collaboration among knowledge workers–analysis of work activities and information requirements or management, etc.; data organization, access and management of internal organizational data and external data–role of IT, e.g., Internet and WWW in knowledge worker productivity.
  • The Internet and WWW: Operation and functional uses; IP addresses, datagrams, domain names, TCP/IP; and the World Wide Web, use of URLs, browsers, and search engine–for information searches, etc.

The objectives of this course are:

  • To introduce students to the important concepts and terminology fundamental to an understanding and appreciation of information technology and its uses in business and organizations.
  • To establish a firm foundation and proficiency in problem-solving skills in computing using flowcharting techniques, acquiring personal productivity skills in the use of application software packages, in particular, Excel for spreadsheet modeling and analysis, and the use of the Internet and the WWW for communication, information searches, and collaboration with other workers in an organizational setting.

Required of ALL majors in the College of Business Administration.

Prerequisite: BADM 1010  with a minimum grade of C (2.0).