Vince Davis

Contract Lecturer, Department of Accounting and Business Analytics

Contact

Contract Lecturer, Department of Accounting and Business Analytics
Phone
(780) 492-7985
Address
1-31 Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Overview

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • Database design and management
  • Development methodologies
  • Business process design

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 412 - Managerial Support Systems

Provides students with an understanding of the interaction between decision-making and technology within organizational contexts. Within the context of decision support systems (DSS), focus is on four key components: 1) the technology; 2) the broader context, including the decision-making styles which exist at the organizational, group and individual levels; 3) the design and development of DSS; 4) the effectiveness of DSS to support decision-making processes, including issues of implementation and evaluation. Prerequisite: MIS 311.

Fall Term 2020
MIS 415 - Data Base Design and Administration

Application of database concepts in organizations. A comprehensive introduction to the design and development of relational databases from a logical data model. The relational database access language SQL is used along with a number of key-software development tools. Effective data administration techniques for enforcing integrity and security as well as enhancing performance are discussed. Topics of special current interest include data warehousing and the object-oriented data model. Prerequisite: MIS 311. Note: There will be a lab component for up to ten weeks during the term.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
MIS 419 - Systems Development Using Advanced Software Tools

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 MIS 413 and uses the outcomes of the logical systems analysis and design process to create the actual system. Prerequisite: MIS 413. Corequisites: MIS 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 MIS 419 and CMPUT 301 or 401.

Winter Term 2021
MIS 441 - Managing Information Systems: A Senior Management Perspective

Intended as a capstone course to the MIS Major. Issues, opportunities, and problems involved in the management of information system resources in organizations. These include human resource, financial, policies, standards, and strategic alignment concerns relating to the information systems department. The role of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) will be explored as the focal point for the course. Integrative cases of information systems issues in small, medium and large organizations will be discussed. Prerequisites: MIS 311 and a minimum of one 400-level MIS course, or consent of Department. Open only to fourth year students. Credit will be granted for only one of MIS 414 or 441.

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 Winter Term 2021
MIS 612 - Managerial Support Systems

Provides students with an understanding of the interaction between decision-making and technology within organizational contexts. Within the context of decision support systems (DSS), focus is on four key components: 1) the technology; 2) the broader context, including the decision-making styles which exist at the organizational, group and individual levels; 3) the design and development of DSS; 4) the effectiveness of DSS to support decision-making processes, including issues of implementation and evaluation.

Fall Term 2020
MIS 615 - Data Base Design and Administration

Application of database concepts in organizations. A comprehensive introduction to the design and development of relational databases from a logical data model. The relational database access language SQL is used along with a number of key software development tools. Effective data administration techniques for enforcing integrity and security as well as enhancing performance are also discussed. Topics of special current interest include data warehousing and the object-oriented data model. Note: The lab component will be taught for ten weeks during the term.

Fall Term 2020
MIS 641 - Information Systems Management

Issues, opportunities, and problems involved in the management of information system resources in organizations. These include human resource, financial, policies, standards, and strategic alignment concerns relating to the information systems department. The role of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) will be explored as the focal point for the course. Integrative cases of information systems issues in small, medium and large organizations will be discussed.

Winter Term 2021

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