Dec 09, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024

BCOR 2710 Business Information Technology

4 semester hours

The course will be devoted to problem-solving and acquiring personal productivity software skills for effective and efficient use in business and organizations. The course will introduce students to key concepts in MIS (Management Information Systems) and enhance understanding of the issues that business organizations face when developing and managing information systems. Emphasis is on use of information technology for business problem-solving and creating business opportunities. Specifically, the course will introduce students to:

  • Application software (e.g., Excel) for solving business problems
  • Basic concepts of business data communications
  • Relational Database Management Systems (DBMS), like Microsoft Access, for creating database solutions that can support and transform business processes
  • The use of information technology to formulate strategy and foster innovation
  • The design and implementation of systems in organizations
  • Web site design using a content management system or cloud-based services

This course will also examine emerging technologies and IT trends. By completing the course, students should be better equipped to understand the role of IT in solving business problems, to participate in IT projects, and to communicate more knowledgeably with IT experts.