Courses Catalogue

Management Of Information Systems

COURSE CODE: ICT 7101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in development studies
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

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