11 Oct

Management Information Systems


[Wiki] A Management information system (

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Class Size: 30 (23 places left)
Who can Enroll: Anyone
Course Language: French/English
Price: FREE

The first part of this course introduces the major themes of Management Information Systems (MIS), raising a series of important questions: What is an information system and what are its management, organization, and technology dimensions? Why are information systems so essential in businesses today? Why are systems for collaboration and teamwork so important? How can information systems help businesses become more competitive? What broader ethical and social issues are raised by widespread use of information systems?

The seconde part provides the technical foundation for understanding information systems by examining hardware, software, database, and networking technologies along with tools and techniques for security and control. This part answers questions such as: What technologies do businesses today need to accomplish their work? What do I need to know about these technologies to make sure they enhance the performance of the firm? How are these technologies likely to change in the future? What technologies and procedures are required to ensure that systems are reliable and secure?

The third part examines the core information system applications businesses are using today to improve operational excellence and decision making. These applications include enterprise systems; systems for supply chain management, customer relationship management, collaboration, and knowledge management; e-commerce applications; and decision-support systems. This part answers questions such as: How can enterprise applications improve business performance? How do firms use e-commerce to extend the reach of their businesses? How can systems improve collaboration and decision making and help companies make better use of their knowledge assets?

The fourth focuses on building and managing systems in organizations. This part answers questions such as: What activities are required to build a new information system? What alternative approaches are available for building system solutions? How should information systems projects be managed to ensure that new systems provide genuine business benefits and work successfully in the organization? What issues must be addressed when building and managing global systems? 

Chapter 1: Information Systems in Global Business Today 1.1

Chapter 2: Global E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems 1.2

Chapter 3: Information Systems, Organizations, Management, and Strategy 1.3

Chapter 4: Ethical and Social Issues in the Digital Firm 1.4

Chapter 5: Managing Data Resources 2.6

Chapter 6: Security and Control 2.8

Chapter 7: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods 3.10

Chapter 8: Enhancing Decision Making 3.12 Chapter 9 :Building Systems 4.13