MGMT 221 : Introduction to Management Information Systems

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Markwith, Kathy M

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The course integrates topics of management and organization theory, information and communication theory, information security, and systems theory. Special attention is given to computer hardware and software, telecommunications, database concepts, and e-commerce and Internet based business models.

The course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology as an essential tool for conducting business in an increasingly global economy. The course provides an overview of Information Systems and the conceptual foundations underlying the design, control, security, and operation of computer-based systems used by business.

Upon course completion, students should be able to:

1. Categorize the new digital innovations and web technology trends and how they affect modern data architecture and governance in Information Systems.

2. Describe the functions and the technologies of database management, and the essential role of data networks, communication structures, and cyber security management in maintaining successful Information Systems.

3. Demonstrate the ability to optimize internet search engines and maximize on web technologies and social networking in order to gain an advantage edge in business.

4. Identify the key challenges in e-businesses and the how to improve the process, facilitate business functions and trade methods using mobile commerce technologies.

5. Evaluate the various business functions, and distinguish the common enterprise systems and their interactions with data visualization applications.

6. Explain the different methods of IT strategies and test the concepts used in project management.

7. Distinguish and compare the multiple phases of the system development life cycle and defend the importance of detailed and extensive feasibility studies.

8. Evaluate and explain the topic of ethical risks of newer technologies and IT innovations, and their impact on quality of life, safety, and interpersonal relationships.

These are the major assignments in the course and will be the basis for evaluation according to the grading scale shown in the table below.

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
ActivityPercent of Grade
Final Exam100
Total Weight100%

Week #TopicLearning OutcomesActivities
1 test test test
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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.


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