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Management Information System Syllabus

Course Code: MB0047

Course Title: Management Information System (4 Credits)




Course Contents


Unit 1  -Organisations and Computing: Introduction, Modern Organisation-IT enabled- Networked-Dispersed- Knowledge Organisation, Information Systems in Organisations- what are information systems?, Brief history of computing- ENIAC: Way to commercial computers- Advent of artificial intelligence- advent of personal computing-Free Software Movement- Advent of Internet, The role of internet- Internet and Web: they are different-the internet changes everything


Unit 2-Managing Information Systems in Organisations: Introduction, Managing in the Internet Era, Managing Information Systems in Organisation-the IT interaction model, Challenges for the manager-what information to build?-how much to spend on information systems?-what level of capabilities should be created with information systems?-how centralized should the services be?-what security levels are required?-what is technology road map for the organization?


Unit 3- Data and Information: Introduction, data and information- measuring data, information as a resource, information in organisational functions, types of information technology, types of information systems- transaction processing systems-management information systems


Unit 4-Decision making and communication: Introduction, Decision making with MIS-Tactical decisions-operational decisions-strategic decisions, communication in organisations- types of communication- examples of communications in organisations- decision making with communication technology


Unit 5- Competing with IT: Introduction, The competitive environment of business- partnering for mutual benefit- bargaining power of suppliers-bargaining power of buyers and customers-barriers to entry-threat of substitutes-industry regulations, Using IT for competing-competing on low cost-competing on differentiation


Unit 6- IT strategy: Introduction, Information goods-properties-technology lock-in and switching costs-network externalities-positive feedback-tippy markets, information systems and competitive strategy- value chain, the Role of CIO-information system’s plan-vendor coordination-technology updates-return on investment on technology.


Unit 7  -Business Process Integration with IT:          Introduction, Business Process Integration- Business processes-example of a complex process, Motivation for Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning systems- finance and accounting module-human resource management module-manufacturing and operations module- sales and marketing module


Unit 8  -SCM, CRAM and International Systems: Introduction, Supply Chain Management Systems, Customer Relationships Management Systems, Challenges of Enterprise Systems Implementations- Managing the implementation, International Information Systems-Outsourcing and off-shoring


Unit 9- Electronic Commerce: Introduction, E-commerce  Technology, doing business over internet- networks-electronic data interchange (EDI)-online payment technology- Mobile commerce- ecommerce-portals- search engines-direct selling- auctions- aggregators, E-business 


Unit 10-Decision Support Systems: Introduction, Understanding DSS- MIS and DSS-Decision making-types of decisions, Analytics and Business Intelligence- BI techniques


Unit 11-Managing Data Resources: Introduction , The Need for Data Management- History of data use, Challenges of Data Management- data independence- reduced data redundancy- data consistency- data access- data administration- managing concurrency-managing security- recovery from crashes-application development, Database Concepts- fields, records and files- basic architecture, Data Warehouses- data mining uses


Unit 12-Managing Social Media: Introduction, Social Dynamics of the Internet, Services of the Internet- Blogs-Social Networks, Technology of the Internet- Twitter-Rating-Tagging/folksonomies, Social issues-Media impact-Collaboration-Emergence of order, Social Networks in the Enterprise


Unit 13-Managing IT Function: Introduction, Challenges of Managing the IT function- Modern IT environment-Centralisation versus Decentralisation-IT security-Technology selection, Vendor Management- vendor selection-vendor contracts and service levels-Ongoing relationship management- vendor retention or termination


Unit 14-Ethical Issues: Introduction, Key issues- Privacy-Workplace Monitoring- Power over users