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MMIS 501 : Business Systems: Managing the IS Enterprise

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Business Systems: Managing the IS Enterprise
This course provides the foundation for the MSMIS program by reviewing the many ways in which computation, communications and information systems are used to identify and solve problems, recognize opportunities and generate competitive advantage. It uses the concepts of the "enterprise perspective" to demonstrate the various information systems used to lead, manage and operate a variety of organizations. It then uses the "enterprise as system" model to show how all organizations large or small link into the information and knowledge systems of the organizations they interact with -- suppliers, customers, regulators, and their competitors. It also lays the foundations for further examination of key issues, such as information quality and information assurance, throughout the MSMIS program. Throughout, the concept of business processes -- and the engineering and re-engineering of these processes -- provides the unifying focus.

This course provides the opportunity to review and assess the core competencies of organizational management, quality management and information management. It places information systems engineering in the greater context of decision making to achieve overall organizational goals and objectives.

After completing this course, a student should be able to: Understand the core competencies of organizational and business management, and how they apply in an enterprise or “organization-as-system” context. Understand the role of information and decision making in the successful application of these core competencies to achieve organizational objectives. Explain how proper information systems designs must reflect the organization’s needs for accurate, timely, complete information. Relate key information systems concepts and technologies to key organizational needs, so as to develop an information systems strategy, and to plan, build, operate and maintain the organization’s information infrastructures. Assess the forces for change that affect many organizations today, and how these may create opportunities and hazards for organizations and their information infrastructures. Explain how and why information and information systems may need varying kinds of security and protection so as to assure effective decision making. Understand what business processes are, and how systems engineering principles can and should be applied to generate and assess the performance of business processes – and re-engineer them as and when necessary.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Mike Wills - 2/23/2015
Lela Halawi - 2/23/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/23/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Master of Science in Management Information Systems 1. Understand the role of information and knowledge in organizations, and how to apply information management and knowledge management principles and techniques to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives
2. Use the principles of quality management to implement continuous business process improvements that achieve information systems’ reliability and robustness in sustainable ways.
3. Understand and apply systems engineering principles to the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and operational support of organizational information and knowledge management systems
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes
5. Lead and manage the various aspects of information and knowledge management, stewardship and governance within a variety of organizational and mission contexts
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