Courses Catalogue

Management Information Systems

COURSE CODE: IFS7101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Human Resource Management, M.A
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

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.

 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.