Courses Catalogue

Management Information Systems

COURSE CODE: ITE 7101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in project planning and management
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course provides an overview of information systems technology and management in today’s organizations. The course covers IT infrastructure, architecture and applications used in enterprise information systems-both within organizations, and in interaction with customers, suppliers, partners, and other. 

The student will demonstrate an understanding of complementary managerial views of information’s value and use within the organization via technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID), data warehousing, and data mining. In addition, the student will study the flow of information through the organization using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system as a framework. The student will also demonstrate an understanding of the complementary managerial views of information as an operational, managerial, and strategic resource.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To examine the importance of information systems in an organization, and the role they play in the various functional areas of a business;
  • To enable students design a simple database using standardized techniques that supports key business processes;
  • To equip students with the ability to identify the information users’ needs for data, information and knowledge, including creating a plan to support decision making within the organization.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of information systems in an organization, and the role they play in the various functional areas of a business;
  • Design a simple database using standardized techniques that supports key business processes;
  • Identify the information users’ needs for data, information and knowledge, including creating a plan to support decision making within the organization.