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Management Information Systems: Course outline (MIS-401)

Course description

This is a fundamental course for the students of business administration. The course is designed to give concept of information systems and their importance for business success. Different information technology applications in business to manage better and how it will provide support to decision makers for strategic business decisions will be discussed. Different applications like hospital information systems, corporate information systems, city information systems, crime information and control systems, Transaction process system etc. will be discussed.

Learning outcome

  1. Describe how data is captured, organized and managed using a data management system and design a simple database using data modeling techniques;
  2. Discuss the strategic considerations in information system development and their impacts on the organization;
  3. Design effective user interfaces and explain the importance of internal controls for information systems;
  4. Describe the different technologies, techniques and infrastructure of transaction processing systems associated with various transaction cycles;
  5. Explain the e-commerce technology architecture and  discuss the strategies for successful            


  1. Identify and analyze risk factors, discuss measures to mitigate risks and the importance of business continuity planning; and 
  2. Explain how various information systems are designed to support the decision making process for business managers.

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Course content

Week 01: Introduction to Information Systems in Business

Why study information systems

Why business need information technology

Week 02: Fundamentals of Information System

Week 03: Solving Business Problems with Information Systems

Systems approached to problem solving

Developing g information system solutions

Week 04: General Systems Model of the Firm

Week 05: Computer Software, Hardware (Overview from Managerial Perspective)

Week 06: DBMS   

Week 07: MS Access (A comprehensive workshop)

Week 08: IS for Business Operations

Business information systems

Transaction processing system

Week 09: Accounting Information System

Week 10: Decision Support System

Week 11: Marketing Information System

Week 12: Financial Information System

Week 13: IS for Strategic Advantage

Fundamentals of strategic advantage

Strategic applications and issues in IT

Week 14: IS & Artificial Intelligence

Week 15: Enterprise & Global Management

Week 16: Managing IT (Planning & Implementing Change)

Week17: Final Project (Report Submission & Presentations)

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