Management Information Systems
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- 29 Jun 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles, practices and the role of management information systems (MIS) in organisations, how IT is adopted and used in organisations;
- exhibit advanced knowledge of storing, managing, and processing data to yield relevant information in a MIS, with focus on both business process and information technology;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role that business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) play in decision support system for making informed business decisions; and
- perform comparative analysis of various practical BI tools used in the industry, evaluate and critique the use of BA techniques for analysing complex information systems.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Information systems is a key component of every business. It's about the use of information technology to improve business processes and involves, among many things, organising data, analysing data and managing information to facilitate strategic decision making.
In this subject, critical skills of bridging technology and business needs will be learnt. Topics including IT infrastructure, web services, mobile technology, business intelligence, database management, business process, enterprise systems, e-business and collaboration will be covered. Emerging cutting edge topics will be reviewed as well such as cloud computing, business and data analytics, and how they have been used to solve real world business problems as applied to customer segmentation, customer relationship management, among others.
Essay: 1,000 words; 15%; LO 1 Essay: 1,000 words; 15%; LOs 2, 3 Essay: 2,000 words; 20%; LO 4 Final Examination: 50%; LOs 1-3. Students must obtain at least 50% in the examination (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Essay (15%%)
- Essay (15%%)
- Essay (20%%)
- Final Examination (50%%)
Management Information Systems: Manging the Digital Firm
Laudon, K.C. and Laudon, J.P., Pearson