BUA/CIS303 Management Information Systems
(3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes the strategic importance of information in managing organizations. The management case approach will be used to analyze textbook and real life MIS situations. Students will work in collaborative learning teams throughout the semester. Students will gain hands on experience in problem solving by analyzing the MIS at an organization of their choice. The focus of this course is on how managers use Information Systems to make decisions and is not intended to make the student proficient in any one particular software application.
Either CIS100, CIS101 or CIS135, and BUA/CRJ/POS 223 (or permission from the instructor).
(required unless marked optional)
Fundamentals of MIS, decision theory, business process analysis with a focus on problem solving, information systems development from the manager's perspective, MIS applications, decision making, enterprise applications including supply chain management, managing knowledge & change, competitive uses of information technology, electronic commerce and system security.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Understand how businesses use information systems
- Recognize the importance of team building
- Be familiar with information technology infrastructure
- Understand the foundations of business intelligence
- Recognize the role of telecommunication (Internet and wireless technology) in the operation of a business
- Secure information systems in a business
- Recognize the importance of achieving operations excellence and customer intimacy
- Explore the ethical and social issues in information systems
- Appreciate the role of e-commerce in a business environment
Measurement of Course Outcomes:
Two tests, final exam, team project and presentation, team and in-class assignments, attendance and participation (including the discussion board)