Management Information Systems

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Course overview:

Today's business owner or professional can tell that technology does in fact play a key role in the day-to-day operations. The transformation from bricks-and-mortar businesses into e-businesses has leveled off but the role of technology and management information systems in business is undeniable. This course introduces the field of Management Information Systems (MIS) and review the key issues related to MIS. The course main objective is to improve the students’ knowledge and skills related to managing information technologies. It will give an overview of the essentials for today's digital firms and give a particular focus to MIS.


Learning objectives:

  1. To introduce students to issues related to the basic concepts and applications of MIS for increasing organizational performance and productivity and for gaining strategic and competitive advantage. 
  2. To help students identify problems and utilize opportunities related to MIS applications
  3. To enable students to play an effective role in the design and development of information systems.
  4. To enhance students understanding of the MIS concepts through a practical project in a real scenario.
  5. An additional objective, I would like to encourage the students to stand up for their interpretations of the readings and challenge the tutor or anybody else in the class.


Course outline:


Week 1

Introduction of course syllabus and general overview

Week 2

Essential Concepts

Week 3

Managing the digital firm

Week 4

Information Systems for Competitive Advantage

Week 5 -6

Introduction to Electronic Commerce

Week 7

System Users and Developers

Week 8

Computing and Communications Resources

Week 9

Database Management Systems

Week 10 – 11

Systems Development

Week 12

Information in Action

Week 13 – 14

Projects Presentation

Week 15 – 16

Human-Computer Interaction


Required text:

  • Management Information Systems, 10th edition. Raymond McLeod Jr. and George P. Schell,  Prentice Hall, 2007

Additional Readings:

  • Essentials of Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, Fifth Edition. Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon Prentice Hall, 2003
  • Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 5th Edition, Kenneth C. Laudon & Jane P. Laudon, Prentice Hall, 2006
  • Management Information Systems, 7th edition, James A. O'Brien  & George Marakas,  McGraw-Hill, 2005
  • Managing Information Technology , E. Wainright Martin, Carol V. Brown, Daniel W. DeHayes, Jefferey A. Hoffer, William C. Perkins, Prentice Hall, 2002
  • Competitive Advantage through Information Technology, Jack D. Callon , The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2000 
  •  Information Systems Management in Practice, Barbara C. McNurlin, Pearson/Prentice hall, 2004

Grading Policy:



First Exam


Second Exam


Individual Project (White paper and presentation)   


Group Project (Report and presentation)


Final Exam