UG Courses offered in Fall 2019-2020 (Information Systems)

ISOM 1380 Technology and Innovation: Social and Business Perspectives3 Credits

This course describes the development of technology and innovation from social and business perspectives. It covers the technology side of innovations, how an invention can be developed into a successful commercial product, the role of innovation in society and how innovations are created from a socioeconomic perspective. It highlights that successful development and adoption of innovative products relies not only on the technology itself but also a complex process that is subject to the impact of cultural, political, economic and managerial factors.

InstructorClass HoursClass Attributes
Prof. Jeevan JAISINGH

Tue & Thu 1500-1620 (L1) - Rm. 1014, LSK Building

Common Core (SA) for 2010 & 2011 3Y programs
Common Core (SA special list) for 10&11 3Y programs
Common Core (SA) for 2012 3Y programs
Common Core (SSC-SA) for 4Y programs
Common Core (SA) for 4Y programs

ISOM 2010 Introduction to Information Systems 3 Credits

L1-L3, L4-L5, L6-L7

Information systems (IS) is about managing the applications of IT to create business values. Topics include fundamental concepts of IS, e-commerce, digital and internet economy, web 2.0 and social networks, online advertising, personalization and privacy, digital rights management and piracy, business intelligence and decision-making, how organizations harness IS for innovative business strategies, and the socio-economic impact of IS on organizations and societies. The labs cover business problem-solving skills.

ExclusionInstructorClass Hours
COMP 1001 Prof. Hong XU, Prof. Dongwon LEE & Prof. Zhitao YIN

Wed & Fri 1330-1450 (L1) - LTG
Mon & Wed 0900-1020 (L2) - Rm. G012, LSK Building
Wed & Fri 1630-1750 (L3) - Rm. G012, LSK Building
Mon & Wed 1200-1320 (L4) - Rm. G012, LSK Building 
Mon & Wed 1030-1150 (L5) - Rm. G012, LSK Building
Tue & Thu 1500-1620 (L6) - LTK 
Tue & Thu 1200-1320 (L7) - Rm. G012, LSK Building
Tue 1030-1120 (La1) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Wed 1500-1550 (La2) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Mon 1500-1550 (La3) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Wed 0900-0950 (La4) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Mon 1330-1420 (La5) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building) 
Wed 1030-1120 (La6) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building) 
Thu 1630-1720 (La7) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building) 
Mon 1630-1720 (La8) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)

ISOM 2030 Business Protections for Innovations3 Credits

This course addresses the problems and challenges related to regulatory and business protections for business and scientific innovations, product innovations, service innovations, software licenses, encryption, innovation reengineering, trademark, copyright, music downloading, digital entertainment, data mining and personal privacy.

InstructorClass HoursClass Attributes
Prof. Theodore CLARK Wed 1500-1620 (L1) - Rm. 4582
Wed 1200-1320 (L2) - Rm. 4582
Common Core (SA) for 2010 & 2011 3Y programs
Common Core (SA special list) for 10&11 3Y programs
Common Core (SA) for 2012 3Y programs
Common Core (SA) for 4Y programs
Blended Learning

ISOM 3100 Business Simulation and Strategic Decisions3 Credits

This course combines a case study discussion approach to illustrate strategic decision making in business with an integrated hands-on business simulation exercise as part of the learning process. Topics include making strategic choices and evaluating options and tradeoffs in a competitive business simulated industry environment. The objective of the course is to develop a broad perspective in managerial decisions and an appreciation of economic and social factors that drive modern global organizations.

InstructorClass HoursClass Attributes
Prof. Theodore CLARK Fri 1500-1620 (L1) - Rm. G005, LSK Building Blended Learning

ISOM 3180 Telecommunications and Computer Networking Management3 Credits

Essential elements of telecommunications in support of business activities. Topics include OSI Model and TCP/IP Protocol Suite, LAN and WAN technology, voice and data communication technologies, communication architectures, networking and security, protocols and standards.

ExclusionInstructorClass Hours
COMP 4621 Prof. Percy DIAS Tue & Thu 0900-1020 (L1) - SBM Case Room (Rm. 1001, LSK Building)
Tue & Thu 1030-1150 (L2) - SBM Case Room (Rm. 1001, LSK Building)
Mon 1030-1120 (La1) - SBM Computer Networking Lab (Rm. G011, LSK Building)
Mon 1500-1550 (La2) - SBM Computer Networking Lab (Rm. G011, LSK Building)
Mon 1630-1720 (La3) - SBM Computer Networking Lab (Rm. G011, LSK Building)
Mon 1200-1250 (La4) - SBM Computer Networking Lab (Rm. G011, LSK Buidling)

ISOM 3210 Information Systems Analysis and Design3 Credits

The process by which large software systems are built by teams of developers. Techniques for modeling data and process requirements are surveyed and illustrated using computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools. Topics include information systems development life cycle and object-oriented systems analysis and design using UML.

PrerequisiteInstructorClass HoursClass Attributes
ISOM 2010 Prof. Xiaojun ZHANG Tue & Thu 1200-1320 (L1) - Rm. 5620 
Tue & Thu 1330-1450 (L2) - Rm. 5620 
Tue & Thu 0900-1020 (L3) - Rm. 5620 
Mon 1330-1420 (La1) - Rm. 1034, LSK Building 
Mon 1630-1720 (La2) - Rm. 1034, LSK Building 
Mon 1200-1250 (La3) - Rm. 1034, LSK Building
Mon 0900-0950 (La4) - Rm. 1034, LSK Building
Blended Learning

ISOM 3230 Business Applications Programming 3 Credits

L1-L2, L3-L4

An introduction to business applications programming will be covered in this course. Students will learn and understand programming concepts and gain programming experiences for business applications development through a business programming language.

ExclusionPrerequisiteInstructorClass HoursClass Attributes
COMP 1022Q (For non-BSc in Quantitative Finance students) ISOM 2010 Prof. James KWOK & Prof. Muller CHEUNG Fri 1500-1620 (L1) - Rm. 5620 
Fri 1330-1450 (L2) - Rm. 5620 
Tue & Thu 1030-1150 (L3) - Rm. 1034, LSK Building 
Tue & Thu 0900-1020 (L4) - Rm. 1034, LSK Building 
Tue 1630-1720 (La1) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building) 
Tue 1500-1550 (La2) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Tue 1330-1420 (La3) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Wed 1630-1720 (La4) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building) 
Blended Learning for L1 and L2

ISOM 3260 Database Design and Administration4 Credits

Fundamental concepts of database management systems and their usage for managing the information resources of an organization; methodologies for designing and managing a database system to support business applications.

PrerequisiteCo-requisteExclusionInstructorClass Hours
ISOM 3230 or ISOM 3320 or ISOM 3400 ISOM 3210 COMP 3311, IEDA 3300 Prof. Muller CHEUNG Wed 1200-1350 (L1) - SBM PC Lab 2 (Rm. G005, LSK Building)
Fri 1200-1450 (La1) - SBM PC Lab 2 (Rm. G005, LSK Building)

ISOM 3310 e-Business Management and Web Analytics3 Credits

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and technologies of e-commerce and e-business management. Topics include e-business models, e-business infrastructure, e-security, e-marketing, e-payment methods, web development, web analytics, and social media analytics.

InstructorClass Hours
Prof. Dongwon LEE Mon & Wed 0900-1020 (L1) - Rm. 1001, LSK Building

ISOM 3340 Developing AI Applications1 Credit

[Previous Course Code ISOM3000C] This course is intended to train students to learn and develop AI applications by using practical and useful development tools. Students will learn basic AI models and analyze their advantages and disadvantages when they are applied in AI applications. The course is divided into 4-day intensive classes. It consists of two parts. The first part covers basic machine learning models and related tools. The second part introduces the development environment, tools, and hands-on labs for training, testing and evaluating AI applications using AI development tools. Having programming knowledge is a plus.

InstructorClass Hours
Prof. Jean WANG 7 Sep 2019, 21 Sep - 05 Oct 2019
Sat 0930-1250 (L1) - SBM PC Lab 2 (Rm. G005, LSK Building)

ISOM 3360 Data Mining for Business Analytics3 Credits

This course covers the fundamental concepts, technologies, and applications of business analytics to help firms gain a competitive advantage in the era of Big Data. Topics include text mining, predictive analytics, search engine strategy, social network analysis, cloud computing, etc. Students will gain hands-on experience with popular data analytical tools.

PrerequisteExclusionInstructorClass Hours
ISOM 2010 COMP 4331, IEDA 3560 Prof. Rong ZHENG  Mon & Wed 1030-1150 (L1) - Rm. 1034, LSK Building 
Mon 1330-1450 & Fri 0900-1020 (L2) - Rm. 1011, LSK Building 
Tue 1030-1120 (La1) - SBM PC Lab 2 (Rm. G005, LSK Building)
Wed 0900-0950 (La2) - SBM PC Lab 2 (Rm. G005, LSK Building)
Tue 1200-1250 (La3) - SBM PC Lab 2 (Rm. G005, LSK Building)

ISOM 3400 Python Programming for Business Analytics3 Credits

L1, L2

This course introduces programing concepts and applications with Python programming language. The applications are mainly in the domain of business analytics. The course covers topics including general programming concepts, object-oriented design, and external Python packages for data manipulation, visualization and analytics.

ExclusionInstructorClass Hours
COMP 1021 Prof. James KWOK and Prof. Jia JIA

Mon 1330-1450 & Fri 0900-1020 (L1) - Rm. 2503 
Mon 1630-1750 & Fri 1200-1320 (L2) - Rm. 2404
Fri 1330-1420 (La1) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Fri 1500-1550 (La2) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)
Fri 1630-1520 (La3) - SBM PC Lab 1 (Rm. G021, LSK Building)

ISOM 4020 Innovation Management and Technology Entrepreneurship3 Credits

The course focuses on innovation strategies and entrepreneurship skills that provide an intellectual structure for understanding the issues of how entrepreneurial firms recognize potential of an innovation on time, how they implement the right strategies to exploit the innovation, and how to protect their profits from competitors. The course also explores the increasingly global character of entrepreneurial firms, and how successful technology companies compete across cultures, markets and nations.

InstructorClass Hours
Prof. Ohchan KWON Wed & Fri 1500-1620 (L1) - Rm. 1001, LSK Building

ISOM 4100 Information Systems Auditing3 Credits

The course provides a comprehensive approach for auditing information systems. It covers fundamental concepts of risk management for Information Systems (IS) auditors to perform risk assessment, and risk analysis at various business levels, including systems, administrative and organizational levels. The course also covers business cases for students to study, and provides opportunities for them to apply their IS auditing skills to solve those cases from IS auditing perspectives. Typical solutions to those cases are effective, reasonable, and practical controls. Other IS auditing practices, such as compliance audit and governance audit, and auditing system development life cycle are covered as well, in order to provide a holistic training of IS auditing to students.

PrerequisiteExclsionInstructorClass Hours
ACCT 2010 and ISOM 2010 ISOM 4200 Prof. James KWOK Mon 1500-1620 & Fri 1030-1150 (L1) - Rm. 2302

ISOM 4400 Information Systems Project6 Credits

Development of an information system with substantial complexity through the use of methodologies and technologies. May be graded PP. Student enrollment in this course requires the approval of the course instructor. Credit load will be spread over the year.

ExclusionsInstructorClass HoursNotes
ISOM 4380 Prof. James KOWK TBA Instructor Consent Required