Robb Sombach

Associate Executive Professor, Department of Accounting and Business Analytics

Contact

Associate Executive Professor, Department of Accounting and Business Analytics
Email
sombach@ualberta.ca

Courses

MIS 311 - Management Information Systems

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 MIS 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.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
MIS 413 - Systems Analysis and Design

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: MIS 311.

Fall Term 2020
MIS 417 - Telecommunications in Business

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: MIS 311.

Fall Term 2020
MIS 424 - Introduction to Information Systems Project Management

Examines information system development project management. The system development project is a multi-stage activity involving investigation and analysis, scope definition, resource analysis and estimation, timing estimation, cost estimation, scheduling, monitoring, and implementation. Prerequisite: MIS 311.

Winter Term 2021
MIS 426 - Technology-Enabled Business Process Management

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: MIS 311.

Winter Term 2021
MIS 611 - Seminar in Information Systems

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 MIS problems. Notes: Students are expected to have basic familiarity with microcomputer applications. There will be a lab component during the term.

Fall Term 2020
MIS 613 - Systems Analysis and Design

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.

Fall Term 2020
MIS 624 - IT/IS Project Management

Examines information system development project management. The system development project is a multi-stage activity involving investigation and analysis, scope definition, resource analysis and estimation, timing estimation, cost estimation, scheduling, monitoring, and implementation.

Winter Term 2021

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