CBIS 2220 – Principles of Information Systems

Catalog Description

Prerequisite: CSCI 1000 or CBIS 1000 or CBIS 2215. The course covers the principles of the management of information systems and technology to improve business processes and decision making in order to gain a competitive advantage. Topics include the study, design, development, implementation, management, support of computer-based systems, data communications, and information security.

The field of Information Systems (IS) is an exciting discipline that is integral to all business activities. This course is designed to introduce students to IS and examine how these powerful systems have fundamentally reshaped modern organizations, as well as our society.

Course Outcomes

Students should be able to:
1. Describe the role of information systems in organizations
2. Identify how information systems are used across and within organizations for competitive advantage
3. Understand basic computer hardware and software knowledge including basic server/client relationship and how that relates to the Internet
4. Create solutions to various organizational problems through the design and/or implementation of software
5. Describe information security techniques
6. Identify ethical considerations when working with information systems in an organization

Grading (1000 pts)

A 900 – 1000 pts
B 800 – 899 pts
C 700 – 799 pts
D 600 – 699 pts
F Less than 599


Chapter Assignments (12 x 50) 480 points
Projects (4 x 130) 520 points


Weekly Modules

MODULE 1 – Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Excel Project (May 10 – May 14)

MODULE 2 – Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, and Database Project (May 17 – May 21)

MODULE 3 – Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, and Website Project (May 24 – May 28)

MODULE 4 – Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Programming Project (June 1 – June 4)

Required Textbook

Using MIS (2019, 11th Edition), Author: Kroenke, ISBN: 978-0-13-519176-7, Publisher: PEARSON EDUCATION


The class assignments/grades are managed through D2L.

Common Syllabus Requirements

All common statements for this syllabus are found at http://www.gcsu.edu/business/docs/GCRequiredSyllabusStatements.docx