Dr. Bryan Reagan's Course Page: Fall 2016

COM 140: Basic Computer Skills - Section CA10

Description:

An introduction to computer applications including basic computer concepts and terminology. Students gain hands-on experience in using the operating system and word processing, spreadsheet, presentation management, and database management software. All students are required to take this course if they cannot demonstrate proficiency by passing the Computer Skills Exam or by having taken a suitable substitute at another regionally accredited higher education institution.

Textbook:

Carey, Patrick , Carol DesJardins, Dan Oja, June Jamrich Parsons, Katherine T. Pinard, Robin M. Romer, Lisa Ruffolo, Ann Shaffer, Mark Shellman, & Sasha Vodnik, New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016 Introductory. Cengage Learning; Cambridge, MA; 2016.
ISBN13: 978-1-305-87917-1

Materials:


Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2016 in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

MWF 3:30 PM – 04:50 PM;
23 Aug 2016 to 9 Dec 2016;
School of Business Room 208;
Final Exam Friday 9 Dec 2016 at 3:20 PM – 5:20 PM.

COM 207: Programming in C++ - Section CA01

Description:

The use of C/C++ programming language for information processing and problem solving. Students use algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured design, coding, testing, and program debugging.

Textbook:

Zak, Diane. An Introduction to Programming with C++. 8th Edition. Cengage Learning; Cambridge, MA; 2015.
ISBN-13: 978-1285860114

Recommended Text:

Hünniger, Dirk. C++ Programming. Wikibooks.org; 22 April 2012; https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/CPlusPlusProgramming.pdf .

Materials:

Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2010 or later in order to complete their homework assignments. In addtion, students will be required to use Dev C++, a free C++ IDE, to complete programming assignments.

Meeting:

TR 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM;
23 Aug 2016 to 9 Dec 2016;
School of Business Room 308;
Final Exam Thursday 8 Dec 2016 at 1:10 PM – 3:10 PM.

GBA 327: Business Infomation Systems and Analytics - Section CA01

Description:

This course is an introduction to management information systems and business analytics, and their strategic role in supporting and transforming modern organizations and management activities. Topics include: role of information systems in business; fundamentals of information technology hardware, software, communication and computer networks, databases and enterprise systems; ethical issues in the information age, as well as issues of globalization, social impact, privacy, and security. The course also covers fundamentals of business analytics and the application of business intelligence techniques to analyze data to drive informed business decisions.

Textbook:

Kroenke, David and James R. Evans. Pearson Custom Library: Business Infomation Systems and Analytics: GBA 327. Prentice Hall; Boston Massachusetts; 2013.
ISBN-13: 978-1-269-87877-7

Materials:

Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2003 or later and some additional Excel add-ins in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

MWF 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM;
23 Aug 2016 to 9 Dec 2016;
School of Business Room 208;
Final Exam Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 at 10:10 AM – 12:10 PM.

GBA 327: Business Infomation Systems and Analytics - Section CA02

Description:

This course is an introduction to management information systems and business analytics, and their strategic role in supporting and transforming modern organizations and management activities. Topics include: role of information systems in business; fundamentals of information technology hardware, software, communication and computer networks, databases and enterprise systems; ethical issues in the information age, as well as issues of globalization, social impact, privacy, and security. The course also covers fundamentals of business analytics and the application of business intelligence techniques to analyze data to drive informed business decisions.

Textbook:

Kroenke, David and James R. Evans. Pearson Custom Library: Business Infomation Systems and Analytics: GBA 327. Prentice Hall; Boston Massachusetts; 2013.
ISBN-13: 978-1-269-87877-7

Materials:

Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2003 or later and some additional Excel add-ins in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

MWF 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM;
23 Aug 2016 to 9 Dec 2016;
School of Business Room 208;
Final Exam Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 at 3:20 PM – 5:20 PM.

GBA 334: Applied Decision Making for Business - Section CA02

Description:

This course explores the use of applied quantitative techniques to aid in business-oriented decision making. Emphasis is on problem identification and formulation with application of solution techniques and the interpretation of results. Included are probability theory; decision making under certainty, risk and uncertainty; utility theory; forecasting; inventory control; PERT/CPM; queuing theory; and linear programming.

Textbook:

Balakrishnan, Nagraj, Barry Render, Ralph M. Stair, and Michael E. Hanna. Pearson Custom Library: Quantitative Analysis: GBA 334. Prentice Hall; Boston Massachusetts; 2013.
ISBN-13: 978-1-269-23601-04

Materials:

Students will be required to bring a USB storage device to class, including the first day of class.
Students will require access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2003 or later and some additional Excel add-ins in order to complete their homework assignments.

Meeting:

MWF 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM;
23 Aug 2016 to 9 Dec 2016;
School of Business Room 208;
Final Exam Friday 9 Dec 2016 at 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

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