ICS321 Management Information Systems

Welcome to M.I.S.

Instructor: Dr. Ken Cosh

Schedule: M/W 14:00-15:30

Course Description:

A study of the structure of basic information and the design and development of management information system within business and industrial environments.  Students will explore the application of information technology as a management productivity tool and integrative use of application programs to improve productivity.

Course Objectives:

1 Understand the changing role of IS / IT within modern business.

2 Appreciate how to use IS / IT to gain a strategic / competitive advantage.

3 Understand the resources that make up an information system; data, software, hardware, communication & people.

4 Discuss some applications of IS / IT within modern business; SCM, DSS, KMS, CRM.

5 Understand how to manage system development, from business analysis, through system design, to system implementation.

6 Appreciate the value and risks involved when considering outsourcing as a solution to IS needs.

7 Understand how to manage existing systems and deal with system problems, such as security problems, ethical problems, or problems caused when integrating international systems.



1. Essentials of Managment Information Systems, Managing the Digital Firm.  8th Edition, 2009, Kenneth C. Laudon, Jane P. Laudon, Pearson Prentice Hall, 978-0-13-501353-3

2. Managing Information Technology, 6th Edition, 2009, Carol V. Brown, Daniel W. DeHayes, Jeffrey A. Hoffer, E. Wainright Martin, William C. Perkins, Pearson Prentice Hall, 978-0-13-814661-0

3.  Management Information Systems, 6th Edition, 2009, Effy Oz, Course Technology, 978-1-4239-0189-1

4. Management Information Systems for the Information Age, 8th Edition, Stephen   Haag, Maeve Cummings, McGraw Hill,


Module 1: Foundation  Concepts

Week 1: Introduction