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College of Business Administration
Course Syllabus
Winter 2013

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Course Name: Management Information SystemsCourse Number: MIS200 51 -------------------------------------------------
Course Pre-requisites: ITE100, ENG105Credit hours: 3

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Instructor’s Name: Dr. Mehmood Khan Telephone: 02 – 501 5346 -------------------------------------------------
E-mail: mehmood.khan@adu.ac.ae Class Time: 12:00 – 14:10 (Sun through Thu) -------------------------------------------------
Office Location: D2F-64 Office Hours: 17:10 – 18:10 (Sun through Wed)

1. Course Description
This course focuses on the fundamental issues in using information technologies to manage and organize business processes. The premise of the course is that compared to traditional firms, digital firms heavily rely on a set of information technologies to organize and manage. Managers of digital firms need to identify the challenges facing their firms; discover the technologies that will help them meet these challenges; design business processes to take advantage of the technology; and create management procedures and policies to implement the required changes. Topics include, role of information technology in business, IT infrastructure, enterprise applications, e-business and e-commerce. Please note that as an introduction course to the field of management information systems (MIS), this course provide an overview of wide range of topics in MIS. For each topic discussed in this course, there will be more advanced courses for in-depth discussion.

2. Learning Outcomes
* To describe the technical components and types of information systems used in modern business * To analyze business problems in information systems using problem-solving framework and analytical skills * To apply critical thinking skills to present and debate relevant ideas in information systems * To illustrate innovative ideas through communication and teamwork skills

3. Tentative Weekly Outline

Week| Topic| Readings (Textbook)|
1| Business Information Systems in Your Career| Chapter 1| | Global E-Business and Collaboration| Chapter 2|
2| IT Infrastructure: Hardware and Software | Chapter 4| | Foundations of Business Intelligence| Chapter 5|
3| Midterm Exam| |
| Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology| Chapter 6| | Securing Information Systems| Chapter 7|
4| Achieving Operational Excellence: Enterprise Applications| Chapter 8| | E-commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods| Chapter 9| | Project Presentation| |

4. Pedagogy- Learning Process
Class format will include lectures, group discussion, presentation, and hands-on exercise. Online discussion forum will also be used to facilitate the collaborative learning. Case method will be used to illustrate the main concepts and theories, and to help student develop critical thinking skills. Case analysis method will be discussed and practices throughout the semester. Students are expected to participate actively in in-class and online discussion. Each student will have several chances to present in the class in forms of case discussion, project reporting and general discussion. As for the group projects, students will be working closely with the instructor in terms of identifying topics, conceptualization, research and writing.

5. Education Resources
* Textbook:
* Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. Essentials of Management Information Systems (9th International ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall. * References:
* Simon, H. A. (1996). The sciences of the Artificial (3rd ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. * Hammer, M., & Champy, J. (2001). Reengineering the Corporation : a...
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