Management Information Systems

Course Objectives

At the end of the course the student will have the ability to:

  • Define the informational requirements of their organisation
  • Design appropriate information systems for the needs of their organisation
  • Implement Management Information systems for their organisations
  • Understand and implement security measures to prevent loss of data and exposure to risk and fraud

Course Content

Introduction to Information Systems
History of Information SystemsThe Evolution in Computer Hardware
Introduction to Computer Architecture
Introduction to Communications Architecture
The Evolution in Computer Applications
Information System Users
Managers as Information System Users
The Role of Information in Management Problem Solving
The Future of Information Technology

Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
The Firm and its Environment
Competitive Advantage
Challenges from Global Competitors
Information Management
Strategic Planning for Information Resources
Global Business Strategies

Using Information Technology to Engage in Electronic Commerce
Electronic Commerce
Business Intelligence
Electronic Commerce Strategy and Inter-organisational Systems
The Inter-organisational System (IOS)
Business-to-Customer Strategies for Electronic Commerce
Evolution of the Internet
Cyberspace and the Information Superhighway
Business Applications of the Internet
Suggestions for Successful Internet Use
Future Impact of the Internet on Business

System Users and Developers
The Business Organisation
Office Automation
The Virtual Office
The Virtual Organisation
The Information Services Organization
End-User Computing
Users as an Information Resource
Systems Development Knowledge and Skill
Challenges in Developing Global Information Systems

Computing and Communications Resources
Personal Computing Devices
Communications-Public Telephone System
Network Types
Convergence of Computing and Communications

Database Management Systems
Data organisation
Database Structures
A Relational Database Example
Creating a Database
Using the Database
Managing the Database
Database Management Systems in perspective

Systems Development
The Systems Approach
The Systems Development Life Cycle
The Traditional SDLC
Rapid Application Development
Phased Development
Business Process Re-design
Putting the Traditional SDLC, Prototyping, RAD, Phased Development , and BPR in Perspective
Process Modelling
Project Management

Information in Action
The Transaction Processing System
Organisational Information Systems
Customer Relationship Management
Data Warehousing
Information Delivery
Data mining

Information Security
Information Security
Information Security
Management (ISM)Threats
The Most Notorious Threat- The 'Virus'
E-Commerce Considerations
Risk Management
Information Security policy
Technical Controls
Formal Controls
Informal Controls
Achieving the Proper Level of Controls
Government and Industry Assistance
Government Legislation
Industry Standards
Professional Certification
Putting Information Security Management in Perspective
Business Continuity Management (BCM)
Putting Business Continuity Management in Perspective

Ethical Implications of Information Technology
Prescriptive Versus Descriptive Coverage
Morals, Ethics, and Laws
Putting Morals, Ethics and Laws into Perspective
Need for an Ethics Culture
Reasons for a Computer Ethic
Information Auditing
Achieving Ethics in Information Technology
Ethics and the CIO

Decision Support Systems
What It's All About-Decision Making
Building on the Concepts
The DSS Concept
Mathematical Modelling
Mathematical Modelling Using the Electronic Spreadsheet
Artificial Intelligence
Group Decision Support Systems
Putting the DSS in Perspective

Recommended Text

Book Title -: Principles of Information Systems
Author -: Ralph Stair/George Reynolds
Publisher -: Thomsons
ISBN No -: 9780538474252