Introduction to Management Information Systems

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Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the use of information technology in the business environment. The language, concepts, structures, and processes involved in the management of information systems will be discussed. The course will have an applications component where software will be used to support managerial decision making.

Course Details


Prerequisite: CGS 1100




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Introduction to Information Systems, 9e. (WileyPlus Single-term, 150 days, Digital Product), R. Kelly Rainer and Brad Prince. Publisher: Wiley. ISBN: 9781119797012

Note: The digital platform called WileyPLUS includes an eText; its ISBN is noted above. However, if the loose-leaf book content is desired along with the WileyPLUS and eText, use the ISBN of 9781119761488.


Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Organizational Strategy, Competitive Advantage, and Information Systems
  • Ethics and Privacy
  • Information Security
  • Data and Knowledge Management
  • Networks
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Wireless, Mobile Computing, and Mobile Commerce
  • Social Computing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • CRM and SCM
  • Business Intelligence
  • Acquiring Information Systems and Applications


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree Learning Outcomes:

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing. 

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses.

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices. 

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Synthesize a basic understanding of management information system terminology.

Evaluate the components and the operations, managerial, and strategic roles of information systems within an organization.

Appraise the major concepts, developments, and managerial implications involved in computer hardware, software, database management, and telecommunications technologies.

Evaluate how information technology is used in modern information systems to support end user applications, enterprise operations, ecommerce, and managerial decision making.

Synthesize the development of information system solutions for business problems and how to implement change.

Evaluate the managerial challenges and methods of managing information systems technologies, including information resource management, global IT management, and security and ethical challenges.

Formulate an ability to communicate a professional (affective) presentation and project paper by integrating concepts (cognitive) from the course.

Contrast and integrate concepts from other BSBA courses.

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, Tests, Quizzes



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


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