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Course SummaryBusiness 303 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging management information topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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By the end of this course, you'll be able to analyze foundational MIS concepts, as well as the roles of computer hardware, software, knowledge management, data management and telecommunications in MIS.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Three assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand and evaluate the role of Management Information Systems in the business environment.
- Analyze how businesses use Management Information Systems to satisfy strategic organizational objectives.
- Describe how Management Information Systems can help a business create a competitive advantage.
- Identify the information system types and the business uses of Microcomputer Systems, Midrange Systems, and Mainframe Computer Systems.
- Describe the critical methods a business uses for the successful implementation and management of organizational computing and information system usage.
- Describe how Database Management Software enables a business to organize business data management and support operations of a business.
- Evaluate the ethical challenges of the business usage of automated tools in a global business environment and the electronic marketplace.
- Describe the elements of integration among the various components of a Management Information System: people, hardware, software, and networks.
- Understand the concepts of a Network and Telecommunications in used in a business environment.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Business 303 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE & NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 303 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 303 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Management Information Systems Concepts||Define and describe the different types, components and functions of information systems.|
|Business Analysis & Process Models||Discuss the process of business analysis and how success is achieved through business information systems.|
|Knowledge Management in MIS||Discuss the process, tools and practices of knowledge management.|
|Ethical Issues in MIS||Evaluate ethical and societal issues related to the management of business information systems.|
|Computer Hardware in MIS||Discuss the history of hardware computer components. Define and describe different types of input and output devices. Identify the differences among micro, mid-range and main-frame computer systems. Assess the various aspects of supercomputers.|
|Computer Software in MIS||Discuss computer application software and system software. Define and describe the business software that is commonly included in a software suite. Recognize the uses for word processing software, presentation software, spreadsheet software, electronic mail and web browsers.|
|Data Management & Database Management Systems||Understand why database products are useful for business applications. Describe the database management functions and logical data elements, as well as the types of database system data, database management systems (DBMS), data warehouses and data mining.|
|Networks & Telecommunications||Explain why networks are a significant part of business operations and the fundamentals of the Internet. Differentiate between intranet, extranet and virtual private networks (VPNs). Outline the client-server and peer-to-peer network structure.|
|Developing Business Information Systems Processes||Identify and discuss various information system development methods, components, functions and tools. Discuss the design and utilization of a supply chain management (SCM) system.|
|Electronic Commerce Information Systems||Evaluate electronic commerce information systems, payment systems, business-to-consumer electronic commerce and business-to-business electronic commerce. Compare types of electronic business and departmental information systems.|
|Global Business & Marketing Information Systems||Discuss global competition in business through the use of information systems, customer information systems, global technology challenges and global digital marketing. Recognize Internet communication standards and collaboration tools.|
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|Completed the entire Business 303: Management Information Systems course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
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