Management Information Systems
Course Description Management Information Systems includes the theory and practice of management information systems including information requirements analysis, design methodology, and system implementation considerations. Topics include new technology convergence, management of disrupted technology, technology impacts, and business continuity planning. Course eTextbook Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2016). Management information systems: Managing the digital firm [VitalSource Bookshelf version] (14th ed.). Retrieved from https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781323309568/ Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1.
Summarize the complexities of information technology practices. 2. Describe the role of the information technology professional within an organization. 3. Evaluate the process of developing an information system for an organization. 4. Explain how information technology systems influence organizational strategies. 5. Examine information systems decision-making from a managerial perspective. 6. Compare and contrast databases and database management. 7. Evaluate the driving ethical issues of information systems. 8. Analyze the importance of software, hardware, and telecommunications to the business. 9. Examine advanced information systems solutions such as ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SAP (software application and products). 10.
Explain important information systems compliance and security considerations. Credits Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit. Course Structure 1. Study Guide: Each unit contains a Study Guide that provides students with the learning outcomes, unit lesson, required reading assignments, and supplemental resources. 2. Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit. 3. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material. 4. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook. 5. Suggested Reading: Suggested Readings are listed in each unit’s study guide. Students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises, but they will not be tested on their knowledge of the Suggested Readings. 6. Learning Activities (Non-Graded): These non-graded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their course of study. 7. Unit Assessments: This course contains six Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of Units I, III-VI, and VIII. Assessments are composed of written-response questions. 8. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units II, III, VI, and VII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with each assignment. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below. MBA 5401, Management Information Systems Course Syllabus MBA 5401, Management Information Systems 2 9. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions. 10. Student Break Room:
This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates. CSU Online Library The CSU Online Library is available to support your courses and programs. The online library includes databases, journals, e-books, and research guides. These resources are always accessible and can be reached through the library webpage. To access the library, log into the myCSU Student Portal, and click on “CSU Online Library.” You can also access the CSU Online Library from the “My Library” button on the course menu for each course in Blackboard. The CSU Online Library offers several reference services. E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and telephone (1.877.268.8046) assistance is available Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The library’s chat reference service, Ask a Librarian, is available 24/7; look for the chat box on the online library page. Librarians can help you develop your research plan or assist you in finding relevant, appropriate, and timely information. Reference requests can include customized keyword search strategies, links to articles, database help, and other services. Unit Assignments Unit II Case Study Introduction: This unit addresses the role of the technology professional in an organization and how information technology (IT) systems influence organizational strategies. This case study analyzes two retailers’ business models and strategies.
Then, it looks at the role that technology and IT personnel play in the assigned business case, and, finally, makes the connection between how IT influences those organizational strategies. This assignment allows you to recall the learned concepts and shows you how to apply those concepts to show a logical alignment between those requirements learned in this unit and the assignment. Assignment Instructions: Analyze the case study titled “Who’s the World’s Top Retailer? Walmart and Amazon Duke It Out” on pp. 116-118 of your textbook. For this assignment, you will need to: 1. analyze the case study comparing Walmart and Amazon’s business models and business strategies, 2. explain the role that information technology plays in each of these businesses and describe the role of the various IT professionals involved in this case, 3. explain how IT helps influence Walmart and Amazon’s organizational strategies, and 4. summarize your findings in a two- to three-page paper. Information about accessing the Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit III PowerPoint IT Support of Business Processes Introduction: The main learning outcome of this unit addresses the importance of software, hardware, and telecommunications to a business. This involves the support of current and new, emerging technologies to the business.