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Business 303: Management Information Systems
December 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate the role of management information systems in the business environment; analyze how businesses use management information systems to satisfy strategic organizational objectives; describe how management information systems can help a business create a competitive advantage; identify the information system types and the business uses of microcomputer systems, mid-range systems, and mainframe computer systems; describe the critical methods a business uses for the successful implementation and management of organizational computing and information system usage; describe how database management software enables a business to organize business data management and support operations of a business; evaluate the ethical challenges of the business usage of automated tools in a global business environment and the electronic marketplace; describe the elements of integration among the various components of a management information system: people, hardware, software, and networks; and analyze the concepts of a network and telecommunications in used in a business environment.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: management information systems concepts; business analysis and process models; knowledge management in MIS; ethical issues in MIS; computer hardware in MIS; computer software in MIS; data management and database management systems; networks and telecommunications; developing business information systems processes; electronic commerce information systems; global business and marketing information systems.
In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems Management, or Management Information Systems (12/17).