As information systems are increasingly taking active role in managing modern digital businesses, the needs for understanding how MIS is effectively integrated in the day-to-day operations is also increased. This can be easily seen through the penetration of IT in all business management areas such as customer management, marketing, financial analysis, production, procurements, innovations… etc. Therefore, MIS has become a crucial tool at all management levels. With this in mind, instead of focusing on pure IT aspects, the course shall emphasize on the use of information systems in managing businesses. It will provide knowledge and basic methodologies and approaches to deal with business operational needs in alignment with corporate business objectives. Furthermore, it will study how outputs from various management information systems from different operational units can be integrated to support business in identifying challenges, taking decisions, and achieving competitive advantage.
Key Learning Objectives
The main objective of this course are:
§ Increasing the students’ knowledge and progress their understanding on the role of information systems in managing modems businesses.
§ Prepare the students to use information systems as an integral part of business management strategy.
§ Upon successful completion of this course, the students will:
o Understand the important of MIS concepts and dimensions in the of businesses management.
o Understand the types and roles of information systems in modern businesses
o Understand the models of business competitive advantage.
o Acquire relevant knowledge on managing information management ethics, privacy and intellectual properties.
o Develop a strategy on selecting and implemented required technology infrastructure and associated applications for business management.
o Manage corporate information systems and databases as business assets and practical measures to ensure business continuity.
o Introduce the concept of information security measures and how they are supported with adequate IT governance and practices.
o Understand the role of management information system to support corporate ecommerce initiatives.