Robb Sombach

Associate Executive Professor, Department of Accounting and Business Analytics

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

BTM 611 - Seminar in Information Systems

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Introduction to all major areas of information systems. Technology and file systems, organizational and behavioral issues, data modeling, databases, expert systems, systems analysis, systems development life cycle, etc. Development of analytical skills which can be brought to bear on BTM problems. Notes: Students are expected to have basic familiarity with microcomputer applications. There will be a lab component during the term.

LECTURE A1 (40980)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 15:30 - 16:50 (BUS 1-09)


BTM 417 - Telecommunications in Business

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to fundamental concepts required to understand and apply telecommunication technologies within a business environment. Emphasizes the principles of those technologies to familiarize the students with the fundamental concepts and terminology of telecommunications. Telecommunications equipment, networks, protocols and architectures are introduced and discussed regarding their relevance and impact on business-oriented organizations. Also introduces managerial aspects such as planning, design and performance of telecommunication systems. Prerequisite: BTM 311.

LECTURE A1 (41042)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 09:30 - 10:50 (BUS B-09)


BTM 418 - Electronic Commerce

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the development of electronic commerce in business across a number of different sectors. Using a process modelling approach, traditional vs. electronic business transactions are discussed in business-to-business and business-to-consumer modes; strategies for e-commerce are developed with a focus on the appropriate technical architecture to support business in an electronic marketplace. In particular, requirements of payment systems, and issues of security and privacy are discussed as key considerations in implementation. The course uses software development tools in the implementation of these electronic commerce strategies. Prerequisite: BTM 311.

LECTURE A1 (41068)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
MW 12:30 - 13:50 (BUS B-18)


B LAW 495 - Individual Research Project I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Special study for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: consent of Instructor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program.

LECTURE 800 (58300)

BTM 311 - Management Information Systems

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Introduction to all major areas of information systems. Technology and file systems, organizational and behavioral issues, datamodeling, databases, expert systems, systems analysis, systems development life cycle, etc. Development of analytical skills which can be brought to bear on BTM problems. Notes: Students are expected to have basic familiarity with microcomputer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, personal data base, presentation graphics, personal information manager, email, web browser). The lab component will be taught for up to 10 weeks.

LECTURE A1 (40734)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 08:00 - 09:20 (BUS 2-05)

LECTURE A2 (40732)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 15:30 - 16:50 (BUS 1-09)


BTM 413 - Systems Analysis and Design

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of the critical stages of the systems development process. These include the initiation, planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of information systems needed to support business functions in organizations. The concepts of life cycle, requirements definition, analysis and design methods, and computer-assisted software engineering (CASE) tools are presented. Specific modeling techniques such as process models, data models and logic models are examined in detail. Hands-on experience with a high-end CASE tool are provided. Prerequisite: BTM 311.

LECTURE A1 (40740)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (BUS 2-09)


BTM 495 - Individual Research Project I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Special Study for advanced undergraduates. Prerequisites: consent of Instructor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program.

LECTURE A1 (40742)

BTM 613 - Systems Analysis and Design

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course examines the critical stages of the systems development process. These include the initiation, planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of information systems needed to support business functions in organizations. The concepts of life cycle, requirements of definition, analysis and design methods, and computer assisted software engineering (CASE) tools are presented. Specific modeling techniques such as process models, data models and logic models are examined in detail. Hands-on experience with a high-end CASE tool is provided.

LECTURE A1 (40796)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
TH 12:30 - 13:50 (BUS 2-09)


BTM 618 - Electronic Commerce

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the development of electronic commerce in business across a number of different sectors. Using a process modelling approach, traditional vs. electronic business transactions are discussed in business-to-business and business-to-consumer modes; strategies for e-commerce are developed with a focus on the appropriate technical architecture to support business in an electronic marketplace. In particular, requirements of payment systems, and issues of security and privacy are discussed as key considerations in implementation. The course uses software development tools in the implementation of these electronic commerce strategies.

LECTURE A1 (41070)
2021-09-01 - 2021-12-07
MW 12:30 - 13:50 (BUS B-18)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

BTM 311 - Management Information Systems

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Introduction to all major areas of information systems. Technology and file systems, organizational and behavioral issues, datamodeling, databases, expert systems, systems analysis, systems development life cycle, etc. Development of analytical skills which can be brought to bear on BTM problems. Notes: Students are expected to have basic familiarity with microcomputer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, personal data base, presentation graphics, personal information manager, email, web browser). The lab component will be taught for up to 10 weeks.

LECTURE B3 (67412)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 14:00 - 15:20 (BUS 2-05)

LAB H2 (67452)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
W 10:30 - 11:20 (BUS B-28)

2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
W 10:30 - 11:20 (BUS B-24)


BTM 419 - Systems Development Using Advanced Software Tools

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Covers the physical design and implementation of computer systems with modern software development tools. Is a continuation of the systems analysis and design topics introduced in BTM 413 and uses the outcomes of the logical systems analysis and design process to create the actual system. Prerequisite: BTM 413. Corequisites: BTM 415 and CMPUT 175, or consent of Department. Note: There will be a lab component for up to 12 weeks during the term. Credit may not be obtained for both BTM 419 and CMPUT 301 or 401.

LECTURE B1 (67478)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
MW 09:30 - 10:50 (BUS 3-06)

LAB H1 (67480)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
T 17:00 - 18:50 (BUS B-18)


BTM 426 - Technology-Enabled Business Process Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Focuses on the major operational activities and tasks that have come to be called business processes. Will identify and categorize key business processes, demonstrate process mapping as a method of business process analysis, and demonstrate process redesign principles as a way to better manage these processes. Will feature the role of IT in process redesign. Prerequisite: BTM 311.

LECTURE B1 (64920)
2022-01-05 - 2022-04-08
TH 15:30 - 16:50 (BUS B-09)