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Catalog Description


The shift in the economy from the industrial era to the information age has profound implications for the management of the modern enterprise. Firms are experimenting with new types of products, production processes, organizational structures, and competitive strategies that have been enabled by the use of information technology (IT). In this “information economy”, there is a tremendous demand for managers that can combine technical skills with business insight to create value for their organizations using IT, whether they work in the information systems function or elsewhere. This course offers a comprehensive overview of information systems (IS). It will explore technical, strategic and tactical issues related to IS. Basic concepts in analysing and designing information systems will be presented. Aspects of data management such as databases, data warehousing, data analysis, and data mining will be discussed. The basics of the Internet and e-commerce will be introduced.

The students will also be introduced to modern information systems infrastructure such as telecommunication networks and technology, and information systems security. They will learn about the effective use of information systems and technology to solve business problems in a variety of fields including accounting, finance, logistics, marketing, and operations and supply chain management.


Required Readings, Text


Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, Twelfth Edition, Kenneth C. Laudon. Prentice Hall.


Suggested Readings, Text


Management Information Systems, Seventh Edition, James O’Brien & George Marakas. McGraw-Hill.


Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy, Sixth Edition, Turban-Leidner-McLean-Wetherbe. John Wiley Publications.


Managing the Information Technology Resource: Leadership in the Information Age, First Edition, Jerry Luftman, Prentice Hall.


Required Additional Materials

Students will be provided additional study material as and when required.


Content of the Course


  1. Information Systems in Global Business Today
  2. Global E-Business: How Businesses use information systems
  3. Information System, organization and strategy
  4. Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  5. IT Infrastructure and emerging technologies
  6. Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management
  7. Telecommunications, internet and wireless technology
  8. Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  9. E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods
  10. Managing Knowledge
  11. Enhancing Decision Making
  12. Building Systems
  13. Project Management


Course Requirements


Participation: Participation extends beyond mere attendance. In general: this class is intensive and interactive. Missing class could seriously affect your grade!  Appropriate documentation for absences beyond the first two is necessary and is to be provided on the class day directly before or after the one you miss. Students are expected to collect materials from the course website or see the instructor upon request for appointment beyond class meetings.


Exams: Two examinations will be taken, a midterm and a final exam covering all course content during the final examination period. Test format may combine a mixture of short answer, true/false, matching, sort answer, and essay questions covering all readings, lectures, handouts and class discussion content.


General Requirements


Late assignments and absence from tests will not be tolerated.  In the event of illness or emergency, contact your instructor IN ADVANCE to determine whether special arrangements are possible. The University’s rules on academic dishonesty (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, submitting false information) will be strictly enforced. Please familiarize yourself with the STUDENT HONOUR CODE, or ask your instructor for clarification.

Criteria for Determination of Grade, including Evaluation Methods


Quiz & Case study discussions 15%
Home Assignments 15%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 30%
Final Group Project 15%


Grading Scale


Letter Grade Percent (%) Generally Accepted Meaning
      A 96-100 Outstanding work
      A- 90-95
      B+ 87-89 Good work, distinctly above average
      B 83-86
      B- 80-82
      C+ 77-79 Acceptable work
      C 73-76
      C- 70-72
      D+ 67-69 Work that is significantly below average
      D 63-66
      D- 60-62
      F 0-59 Work that does not meet minimum standards for passing the course


Technology Expectations


  • Basic MS Office skills
  • Assignments are to be word-processed and submitted using Turnitin software.


Learning Difficulties


If you feel that you have encountered special learning difficulties or serious problems that interfere with your studies, please make an appointment with UNYT Counseling Center, Dr. E Cenko ( and/or the Academic Support Center, Dr. A Canollari (  For more information, please contact me and or your academic advisor.
Date: 1/30/2016                                                                                                Prepared by:      Erida Lice


Faculty: Arts & Sciences.

Department: Comp.Science.

Grade: Undergraduate.

Majors: Computer Sciences.

Study Fileds: Computer Science and Management of Information Systems.

Course Year: 2.

Course Program: UNYT.

Scheduele: TUE 13-16:00

Instructor: Erida Lice


Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science