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INFS1020-D Intro Decision Support Systems    (Fall 2013)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor

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Course Details


Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 4 (10/19/2013 - 12/14/2013)

Days: ONLINE

Time: -

Location: Internet/Online

Room:

Seats Available: 8 Seats

Credits: 3

The following additional fees apply to this section:   Fully Online Fee : $150.00

Course Description

Provides the student with an understanding of how decision support systems using the capabilities of the computer can be combined with human intelligence to make better decisions. The course focuses on how information is collected, stored, organized, and managed to assist persons at all organizational levels make more effective decisions. Problem solving and decision-making are examined within the framework of information systems that use databases and spreadsheets as tools that assist with the processes. Specifically, students use Microsoft Excel to address such topics as "what-if" scenarios, sensitivity analysis, plotting and graphic displays. Microsoft Access is also used to gain experience in designing and creating effective databases, developing effective data interfaces, creating queries, and generating meaningful business reports. 3 credits

About The Instructor

Linda Kavanaugh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems


kavanaugh@rmu.edu
412-397-6445 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 331
Profile

For additional course information, First Class requirements, syllabus, etc., check the About The Instructor section for a link to a Faculty Website.



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