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Management Information Systems (695)
Credits: 3


This course is based on the premise that professional managers in both the private and public sectors cannot afford to ignore information systems. Professional managers must learn how to use information technology to create competitive firms, manage global corporations, and provide useful products and services to customers.

This course covers how to:
(1) use information systems;
(2) use information technology to design competitive and efficient organizations;
(3) understand the business and system requirements of a global environment;
(4) use information systems to ensure quality throughout the firm;
(5) participate in the design of a firm's information architecture and systems;
(6) manage the procurement of a variety of information technologies;
(7) choose among alternative telecommunications options;
(8) manage and control the influence of systems on employees and customers;
(9) allocate resources to competing system alternatives;
(10) suggest new uses for systems; and
(11) understand the ethical dilemmas and controversies that surround the use of advanced information systems.

Subjects covered include:

The Information Age in Which You Live Systems Development
Computer Hardware and Software Building a Web Page
Strategic and Competitive Opportunities IT Infrastructures
The World Wide Web and the Internet Object-Oriented Technologies
Databases and Data Warehouses Protecting People and Information
Designing Databases and Entity-Relationship Diagramming Computer Crime and Forensics
Decision Support and Artificial Intelligence Emerging Trends and Technologies
Decision Analysis and Spreadsheet Software Building an E-Portfolio
Electronic Commerce

Implementing a Database

Network Basics


Increase Your Understanding of

. How the information age is changing business
. The roles of information technology
. The use of information technology to enhance productivity and decision-making
. Information protection
. Emerging trends and technologies

Improve Your Ability to

. Utilize systems development
. Work with electronic commerce
. Understand network basics
. Build IT Infrastructures
. Implement a Database
. Handle decision support systems

Professor: Gene Murabito, B.S., M.B.A.
Text: "Business Driven Technology", by Paige Baltzan, McGraw-Hill

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