Management Information Systems
PURPOSE OF COURSE
This course provides the student with
an overview of today's management information systems (MIS). The premise is that
business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first
addresses the business needs and the addresses the technology that supports
those needs. This course is designed to give students the ability to understand
how information technology can be a point of strength for an organization.
The student will demonstrate an
understanding of complementary managerial views of information’s value and use
within the organization via technologies such as radio frequency identification
(RFID), data warehousing, and data mining. In addition, the student will study
the flow of information through the organization using an Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) system as a framework. The student will also demonstrate an
understanding of the complementary managerial views of information as an
operational, managerial, and strategic resource.
By the end of the course students
will be able to:
- Explain the systems approach to business, the major
business systems, and subsystems.
- Explain how technology supports and integrates
functional areas throughout an organization.
- Discuss the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and
the major activities within each phase.
- Describe the role of data and information and
management information systems in an organization.
- Explain the use personal productivity software tools to
complete assignments and other tasks.