Principles of Management Information System

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Management Information Systems (MIS) is the study of the organizational use of information technologies. The authors of the selected text define MIS as follows:

The study of information systems focusing on their use in business and management (Laudon, 2007).

An information system can be any organized combination of people, hardware, software, communications networks, and data resources that collects, transforms, and disseminates information in an organization (Lo, 2003, page 7).

The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the role of computer-based information systems in business organizations and the analytical skills required to work with management information systems.This course is a survey of MIS topics. It would be possible to develop separate full-term courses for many of the chapters of the text. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, a student should not expect to be technically proficient but they should:

  • Understand fundamental MIS concepts.
  • Be able to identify and describe a wide range of applications in business.
  •  Be able to effectively communicate MIS concepts and issues.