Management Information Systems

Overview of the Subject: 

Information systems began as automation of office systems, and have grown into systems that assist managers to make decisions, systems that model successful business practices, and systems that transform the modern business into a knowledge-based enterprise.  This course will introduce information systems in the modern enterprise through a survey of information systems technologies and the way they affect management.  Although the course considers information technology, it focuses on management strategies, not technical issues.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

Management Information Systems is the capstone, integrative course for under graduating business administration students. This is an exciting, challenging course that focuses on how firms formulate, develop and implement Management Information Systems. Students use all the knowledge acquired from prior information system courses, information management techniques learned, to chart the future direction of different organizations in this era of Information Technology.

 Course Objectives:

This subject enables the students to

  • Ensure that students acquire a managerial perspective on how information systems are used in organizations.
  • Develop the ability to integrate the use of information systems into day-to-day operations and to participate in the creation of long-term business strategy.
  • All managers require a working knowledge of IS to ensure that IS and IT investments and business decisions are soundly based and of benefit to the organization.
  • An understanding of the use of IT can be a major factor in improving organizational and personal productivity

Prerequisite:

Information Systems for Management or students should have an understanding of how information technology is being used in organizations. Students should also have some background in Management either through course work or through work experience.

Recommended Text Books:

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Management Information Systems, Managing the digital firm, 10th edition

 

Principles of Information Systems, 6th edition

 

Management information systems: strategy and action‎

 

           Kenneth C Laudon

Jane P. Laudon

 

Ralph M. Stair

George W. Reynolds

 

Charles S. Parker

 

OPTIONAL COURSE MATERIALS AND Text Books.

 S. No. Title Author(s)  
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Management information Systems 4th edition

 

Management Information Systems, 8th Edition,

 

Management Information Systems

 

MIS Cases—Decision Making with Application Software-3rd Edition

 

Information Systems Management in Practice, 6th Edition.

      O’Brien et al.

 

Raymond McLeod and    George Schell

 

Henry Kim

 

Lisa Miller

 

McNurlin • Sprague

 

 

Course Outline:

Lectures No.

Description

 

Objectives

 

Supplement Readings

1,2,3 INTRODUCTION TO MIS

  • Introduction of the Course and Requirements
  • Introduction to Information Systems

(Definitions, components & concepts)

  • Types of Information Systems (Trends & Issues)

·         Understanding  Process & Procedure

·         Case studies

Introduction to Management Information systems in business, “introduces students to the importance of information systems knowledge for business end users, and some of the key issues in the business use of information technology. Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

Management information Systems 4th edition by O’Brien et al.

Case Study UPS compete Globally with Information Technology

4,5,6 THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS

  • Understanding Organizations and Decision Making Process
  • Role of Information Systems in Organizational Planning
  • Information System Planning
  • Examples of General  Information Systems
  • Types of IS Models
  • Case Studies

 

Will give a overview and examples of how information systems support business processes within the business functions of Accounting & finance, Human Resource Management , Marking, Production & Manufacturing and Operations Management Class hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

Management Information Systems, 8th Edition, Raymond McLeod and George Schell

Case Study Gulf State paper Corporation: Machine Vision systems in Manufacturing.

7,8,9 ITFUNDAMENTALS IN INFORMATION SYSTEM

  • IT Fundamentals Overview
  • Issues related with IT Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Hardware
  • Hardware related Management Issues
  • Software
  • Computer and Enterprise Software
  • Information System Specific Software
  • Case Studies

 

 

Identify and give examples of the components and functions of the generic concept of a system introduce in this chapter.

Provide examples of the components of real world information systems. Illustrate that in an information system, people use hardware, software, data, storage and control activities that transform data resources into information products.

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class. &

 

Management information Systems 4th edition by O’Brien et al

 

Case Study American general insurance, moving to sale force Automation Systems

10,11,12 SECURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IS)

  • System Vulnerability and Abuse
  • Business value of Security and Control
  • Frame Work for Security and Control
  • Technologies and Tools for Security
  • Case Studies

 

 

 

Describe some examples of waste and mistakes in an IS environment, their causes and possible solutions.

Explain the types and effects of computer crime. Identify specific measures to prevent computer crime.

List the important effects of computers on the work environment.

Class hands out & & course material will be provided in the class.

Information Systems Management in Practice, 6/e by McNurlin • Sprague

Case study. A stolen Laptop at the Department of Veterans Affairs: The worst data theft ever.

13,14,15 TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM

  • Transaction Processing and Management Reporting
  • TP Environment
  • TPS Subsystems

 

 

Give examples of how Information Systems support business within the business functions of Accounting, finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Production and Manufacturing & Operations Management.

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

 

Management information Systems 4th edition by O’Brien et al.

 

16,17,18 TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM       Conti…

 

  • Payroll System & Order Entry System
  • Inventory System
  • Invoicing & Shipping Systems
  • Account Receivable
  • Purchasing & Account Payable

·         Case studies.

Identify the major activities of Transaction Processing Systems, and give examples of how such systems are used in the Operations of a business.

Provide business examples that demonstrate using the Internet, intranets or extranets to accomplish online transaction processing, and perform activities with in each of the business functions.

 

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

 

Management information Systems 4th edition by O’Brien et al.

 

Case study: Nike stumbles implementing ERP.

19,20,21 MANAGEMENT REPORTING

  • Management Reporting
  • Types of Reports
  • TPS Issues and Decisions
  • Case Studies on TPS
  • Revision for Mid

 

Identify the role and reporting alternatives of management information systems & describe how online analytical processing can meet key information needs of managers. Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

MIS Cases—Decision Making with Application Software- 3rd Edition, Lisa Miller,

22,23,24 MIDTERM EXAME    
25,26,27 Decision Support Systems

  • Introduction of DSS
  • Components of DSS
  • DSS Development
  • GDSS
  • Executive Information System

 

Describe different types of decision and the decision-making process.

Explain the Decision Support System concept and how it differs from traditional management information systems.

Demonstrate how Executive Support System (ESS) helps senior managers make Better decisions.

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

MIS Cases—Decision Making with Application Software-3rd Edition, Lisa Miller,

Case study: Charles Schwab & Co Using an Intranet for Decision Support.

28,29,30 Knowledge Information System

  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Data Vs Information
  • Expert Systems
  • Components of KMS (Knowledge management system)

 

Asses the role of the Knowledge management and Knowledge Management Programs in Business.

Describe the types of Systems used for Enterprise – wide Knowledge Management & how they provide Value for Firms.

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

Management information Systems 4th edition by O’Brien et al.

 

31,32,33 Knowledge Information System          CONTI…..

  • IS in Functional Areas of Organization
  • Functional Information Systems
  • Marketing IS
  • Manufacturing IS

 

Describe the major types of Knowledge work Systems and assesses how they provide value for firms.

 

Evaluate the business benefits of using intelligent techniques for Knowledge Management.

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

Management information Systems 4th edition by O’Brien et al.

Case Study. Can Knowledge Systems help Boeing Trounce Airbus.

34,35,36 E-COMMERCE: DIGITAL MARKETS, DIGITAL GOODS

  • Electronic commerce and the Internet
  • Types of E-Commerce
  • M-Commerce
  • E-Commerce Payment System
  • Case Study

 

 

Identify and give examples of several major ways that companies are using the internet for business.

Explain the business benefit and limitations of push versus pull approaches to interactive marketing on the web.

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class.

Information Systems Management in Practice, 6/e by McNurlin • Sprague

Case Study Geocities Inc Finding Business success on the Internet.

37,38,39 INFORMATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

  • System Analysis Planning Approach
  • Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Investigation
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Maintenance
Designing a new a systems or modifying existing one should always be aimed at helping an organization achieve its goals.

 

State the purpose of systems design and discuss the difference between logic and physical systems design.

 

Outline the key steps taken during the design phase.

Supplement hands out & course material will be provided in the class. Information Systems Management in Practice, 6/e by McNurlin • Sprague

 

Case study: How to get Outsourcing right: Avoid getting it wrong.

40,41,42  

  • Presentation
  • Quiz

 

 

 

All groups have to give a presentation on their given topics.

 
43,44,45  

  • Presentation
  • Submission of Assignment

 

 

 

All groups have to give a presentation on their given topics.

 

All students must have to submit their individual assignments

46,47,48 Finals

 

   

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