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TERM:2021-22 Fall
COURSE NUMBER: BUSI 359
COURSE TITLE: Management Information Systems
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Miller, MBA, BCom, CPA, CMA
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 1)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics covered include the technology ecosystem, using information systems (IS) for competitive advantage, data collection and organization (databases), business process management, and security. Students will also gain experience through labs with hands-on technology projects (particularly Excel). The blending of the academic and lab work will result in a greater understanding of the strategic possibilities inherent at the crossroads of business and technology.

Prerequisites: BUSI 355
REQUIRED TEXTS: Kroenke, Boyle, Gemino & Tingling, Experiencing MIS, Fifth Canadian Edition, 5th edition (with MyLab) ISBN: 9780134861593
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Projects/Case Studies/Labs35%
Midterm Exam30%
Final Exam 35%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This introductory course covers the use of computer-based information systems in management and business environments. After completing this course, students will have the knowledge required to make informed decisions about the applications of information technology.

The course covers:
  • Information systems and technology, business processes and decision-making and the many ways that information technology enhances business processes;
  • How technology has creatively allowed for new possibilities that provide new services and products, resulting in a more competitive business landscape and greater consumer satisfaction;
  • Hardware and software, data organization and content management;
  • Computer networks, types of systems, online transaction, processing and ecommerce;
  • Systems architecture, information systems audit, ethics and managing information;
  • Security and privacy .
Topics covered include the technology ecosystem, using information systems (IS) for competitive advantage, data collection and organization (databases), business process management, and security. Students will also gain experience through labs with hands-on technology projects (particularly Excel & QuickBooks). The blending of the academic and lab work should result in a greater understanding of the strategic possibilities inherent at the crossroads of business and technology.
LECTURE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction, syllabus
  • Business Processes and Decision Making
  • Production, Innovation, and Strategy
  • Hardware and Software
  • Database and Content Management
  • The Cloud
  • Organizations and Information Systems
  • Decision Making and Business
  • Social Networking, Ecommerce, and the Web
  • Acquiring Information Systems Through Projects
  • Structure, Governance, and Ethics
  • Managing Information Security and Privacy


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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