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Information Systems for Management - CISS 8319

Format: Online

Duration: 7 weeks

Credits: 3

This course offers a comprehensive overview of information systems (IS), including related legal, ethical and social issues. You will examine the basics of the Internet and e-commerce as well as aspects of data management such as databases, data warehousing, data analysis and data mining. The goal is to develop managerial information literacy to support business best practices.

Coursework Highlights

Coursework is designed for engagement and collaboration. Here is an example of just some of the assignments and projects you will complete as part of CISS 8319.

  • Use virtual collaboration tools to do group research on a technology topic.
  • Produce a literature review research paper on the chosen topic.

Course Topics

Throughout the course, each week focuses on a different topic. Group discussions and coursework will align with that week’s topic, as well as its primary objectives. Sample topics are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • Information Systems and IT Infrastructure
  • Data Management, Networks and Mobility
  • IT Security, Crime, Compliance and Continuity
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • The Internet and Its Evolution
  • Operational Planning and Control Systems
  • Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) and Business Process Reengineering
  • Business Intelligence, Decision Support and IT Planning

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of CISS 8319 students will be able to:

  • Understand information systems and technology concepts and terminology.
  • Identify and understand IS and IT resources which can be used to create strategic advantage in a corporate environment.
  • Identify and discuss issues in managing data and information including legal, ethical and social concerns.
  • Describe how information systems are used to solve problems and integrate activities of multiple organizations.
  • Describe the role of information support systems for critical organizational processes such as transaction processing, communication, collaboration, team-work, innovation and decision making.
  • Describe and discuss the major waves of technology and the relationships among Total Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, and Acquiring IT Applications and Infrastructure.
  • Apply current MIS and IT tools that facilitate communication and decision-making in an efficient and secure manner.
  • Collaborate virtually using online tools available for support of managerial decision-making and communication.
  • Evaluate and assess resources such as trade journals and articles and write a literature review paper regarding a current trend in MIS.

Get Started

To learn more about this course, or other courses in the online MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.

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