Management Information Systems

Course code GEBU6010Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT

Seeks to provide a foundation for understanding information systems in the context of today's business environment, and to impart those skills necessary for solving a wide range of information-based problems.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:-
1. Make improved decisions about the application of information technology in the business environment.
2. Use the Internet for research in a business related activity.
3. Design, create and interpret a decision support model using multiple scenarios.
4. Participate effectively in a management information systems implementation project in the workplace.
5. Design, create and use an information system using data management and modelling tools and techniques.
6. Communicate effectively with business and information technology professionals regarding current management information systems usage and practices.
Content1. Fundamentals of information systems
2. Computer systems - hardware and software
3. Telecommunications and networks
4. Internet and e-commerce
5. Managing data and information
6. Strategic importance of IT to the organisation
7. Business information systems - vertical and horizontal
8. Artificial intelligence and expert systems
9. Knowledge management
10. Information systems development and implementation
11. Business continuity
12. The people perspective- privacy, security, ethics and social impact
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term