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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 393
Course Title: Business Information Systems
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Emphasis on management and technical concepts fundamental to business applications and management control of information systems. Coverage includes management information and decision support systems which aid in planning, organizing and controlling business activities. Prerequisites: ACCT 281, CISS 170, MGMT 330 (may be taken concurrently) and junior standing.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

MGMT 330, ACCT 281, CISS 170 (may be taken concurrently). Junior Standing.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Business Driven Information Systems
By Baltzan, Paige (McGraw-Hill)
Essentials of Management Information Systems
By Laudon, Kenneth & Jane Laudon (Pearson)
Management Information Systems
By Laudon, Kenneth & Jane Laudon (Pearson)
Management Information Systems for the Information Age
By Haag, Cummings & McCubbrey (McGraw-Hill)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Articulate the nature, characteristics, components and impact of information systems within the modern business community.
  2. Demonstrate how business information systems can provide organizations with a competitive advantage.
  3. Identify the impact of decision support and artificial intelligence systems on organizations.
  4. Explain the strategies for implementing electronic commerce systems in the modern information age.
  5. Identify the ethical and moral responsibilities of business as BIS directly impacts on individual privacy and financial well-being.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:

This course includes a written and/or oral presentation component.

  • The Information Age
  • Strategic and competitive analysis
  • Databases and data warehouses
  • Enterprise Systems
  • SCM, ERP, and CRM systems
  • E-commerce
  • Emerging technology
  • Developing IT systems
  • Project management
  • Information security
  • Data analysis to support strategic decisions

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 30

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: January 25, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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