The Roles of Mis in Supporting Managerial Functions.

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INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANCY ARUSHA
(IAA)
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A RESEARCH PROPOSAL
ON
THE ROLE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM IN SUPPORTING MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS CASE STUDY: BANANA INVESTMENT LIMITED, ARUSHA BRANCH
Prepared by: LEONARD, Peter
Supervised by: H. Meshack
Submitted for: PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF AN ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ADBM) TO THE INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANCY ARUSHA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Lists of Abbreviations……………………………………………………………………...i Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………....ii Lists of figure……………………………………………………………………………..iii

CHAPTER ONE5

1.1 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM5
1.2 STATERMENT OF THE PROBLEM7
1.3 RESEARCH QUESTIONS7
1.4 RESEARCHER OBJECTIVE8
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY8
1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY8
1.7 LIMITATION OF STUDY9

CHAPTER TWO10

2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW10
2.1 RELEVANCE OF THEORES (THEORETICAL LITURETURE REVIEW)10 2.2 SURVEY OF PREVIOUS STUDIES (EMPIRICAL LITURETURE REVIEW)13

CHAPTER THREE16

3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY16
3.1RESEARCH DESIGN16
3.2 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES16
3.3 POPULATION INQUIRING16
3.4 SAMPLING TECHNIQUES16
3.5 SAMPLE SIZE16
3.6 DATA COLLECTION METHODS17
3.7 TYPES OF DATA TO BE COLLECTED17

CHAPTER FOUR18

4.0 ANNEXES18
4.1 BUDGET18
4.2 TIME SCHEDULE19
4.3 BIBLIOGRAPHY20

LISTS OF ABBREVIATIONS

BIL………………..Banana Investment Limited

HESLB……………Higher Education Student Loan Board

ICT……………… Information and Communication Technology

IT…………………Information Technology

MIS………………Management Information System

TICTF……………Tanzania Information and Communication Technology Foundation

ABSTRACT

The study is meant to examine the role of management information system in supporting managerial functions within the organization .It aims at conducting a deep supply on business sector within the country and investigate a critical problem that worsen the efforts which have been made. Also the study focus in analyzing those problems created and recommending solutions that can overcome the problems found.

The detailed benefits will be transparently shown and what gains proposed in the researcher if all the recommended solutions will be taken into considerations. The study also will give a room for researcher to explore more and come out with the best convenient results of the research work that will help to improve the status of Tanzania whose economy is not doing well in this sector.

CHAPTER ONE

1.1 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND OF THE PROBLEM

Management information system (MIS).The study of information system focusing on their use in business and management. MIS combine theoretical work of computer science, management science and operation research with a practical orientation toward development system solution to real words problems and managing information technology resource. It is also concerned of information system raised in the field of socially; economic and psychology. Because information is power manager have always managed information by some method .In the past each operational department (finance, marketing, production and personnel) maintained separate information systems to satisfy its particular needs. The problem was that each system collected, stored, and retrieves some of the same data. The data of each department were not consistent or compatible, the systems were costly and the information was inadequate. The needs for a comprehensive information system become evident. The result was the evolution of the concept of management information system (MIS). MIS can be defined generally as an interrelated structured complex of people, machine and procedure for supplying relevant data (information) from both external and internal sources to aid manager in planning, staffing, communicating,...
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