Management Information Systems Syllabus - BHM (TU)

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Course Description

Course Objectives

The course will introduce students to get a comprehensive knowledge and understanding on why information systems are so important today for business and management, evaluate the role of the major types of information systems in a business environment and their relationship to each other, assess the impact of the Internet and Internet technology on business electronic commerce and electronic business.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to information systems for business and management. It is designed to familiarize students with organizational and managerial foundations of systems, the technical foundation for understanding information systems, the role of information systems in enhancing business processes and management decision making across the enterprise, and the process of building and managing systems in organizations. The course will focus on topics such as Internet and Internet technology, the Electronic Business and Electronic Commerce, the Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure, the Enterprise Applications. The course will provide students with information systems knowledge that is essential for creating successful and competitive firms.


Unit Contents

Course Details

Unit 1: Working with basic MS-OFFICE package                                            LH 18

Word processing: MS word

(Basic page formatting, Setting Page Layout, Previewing and Printing Documents, AutoCorrect, Spelling and Grammar Checking, and Thesaurus, Insert word art, graphics, symbol, equation, document security, working with tables and use of Table of content)

Spreadsheet package: MS-Excel

(Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets, Working with Rows and Columns, Understanding Formula Basics, Using Cell References in Formulas, Using relative, absolute, and mixed references, Use of chart sheets)

Presentation package: MS power point

( Create blank presentation , Selecting slide layout, Designing and formatting presentation, Transition of presentation , Add transition between slides , Turn slide timings on or off , Animation and custom animation , Working with tables, graphics and animation , Working with movie and sound)

Electronic mails, instant messaging and Weblogs

Unit 2: Foundation for Information system for Business                                   LH 3

System, Information System and Information Technology, Types of Information System (TPS, MIS, DSS), Components of Information System and its resources, Contemporary approaches to information system (Technical approach and behavioral approach)

Unit 3: Competing with Information Technology                                            LH 6

Computer Software, Software and its types, Computer Hardware, Processing hardware ( microprocessor, RAM, ROM), Input devices (Pointing devices, Pen based computing, Optical scanning), Output devices (Video output and Printed outputs, Storage devices (Direct and sequential access, RAID storage, Radio Frequency Identification)

Unit 4: Managing data resources                                                                                LH 8

Fundamental of Data concepts, Database management, Types of databases (Centralized and distributed), Using Ms-Access (Table, Queries, forms report)

Unit 5: Organization and Information system                                                  LH 4

Organization and its features, Business process and Information system (IS), The impact of IT on Management Decision making, How it affects management decision making, The role of Managers in organization, Information system and Business strategy, Business level strategy: The value chain model, Firm level strategy and information technology

Unit 6: e-business systems                                                                                            LH 3

Introduction, e-businesses, e-commerce, Internet technology and digital firm, Direct sales over web, Intranet support system for e-business, Customer self service, Interactive marketing and personalization

Unit 7: Decision support in business                                                                LH 3

Introduction to Decision support system (DSS), DSS components, Using Decision support systems, What if analysis, Goal seeking, Sensitivity analysis, Management challenges

Unit 8: Security, and Societal challenges of IT                                             LH 3

Computer Crime (Hacking and cracking, Software piracy, Theft of Intellectual property, Privacy on the internet), Security Management of IT, Encryption, Firewalls, Disaster Recovery, Denial of service attacks and Backup Files

Text and Reference Books

Reference Books

James, A. O’ Brien, Management Information System, Managing Information Technology in the business Enterprise, New Delhi: TATA McGraw-Hill Edition

Kenneth C. L. & Jane P. L, “Management Information System, Managing the digital Firm”, New

Delhi: Pearson Education Publication

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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code MIS 311
  • Semester Fifth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary