Management Of Information Systems
In the current world, information communications technology has been able to link several organizations around the globe, like airline reservation systems, banking information systems, attending classes without physically moving from one location to another. In business, internet is changing the way the business is conducted: through advertising, transactions and others. Due to these and other factors it become important for managers to be well informed about what is happening in the areas of information and information technology. This technology affects all people, organizations and countries. The level of economic development, geographical location of a country, type of business the organization is in are not making information technology not to be important. These factors make this knowledge a must for all managers, development professionals and activists.
The objective of this course is to make you knowledgeable users of computer resources as opposed to data processing experts. Specifically, Students are expected to demonstrate the basic understandings of:
- Organizational and technical foundations of information systems.
- Implications of information technology/information systems to individual, organization, or the society.
- Commonly used applications packages, especially, word processing, spreadsheets, statistical, etc. in meeting information needs of individuals, organization of the society in large.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Explain the importance of information systems in development process
- State the challenges of managing information systems in organizations
- State the two main types of software systems and their implications in the management of information technology
- Explain the implications and challenges in managing electronic commerce
- Explain several concepts associated with database management systems