This course seeks to help students to examine how technology and information systems affect business. It places much emphasis on providing students with opportunities to examine the profitable and effective use of systems in business.
This course explores the behavioral, organizational, operational, and technical aspects of information systems concepts and structures. It places emphasis on developing understandings of the internal management of information resources and on the management of information technology.
- Use the computer as a problem-solving tool.
- Apply the principles of any of the above to a real-world case or firm;
- Explain current topics in information systems, and
- Demonstrate significant expertise in an emerging technology of the student’s own choosing.
- Describe different information systems and explain how they help organizations.
- Analyze the role of network components of information systems.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
To facilitate fulfillment of the requirements of this course, the teaching and learning sessions will utilise the following approaches:
- Guided Practice
- Group Work
- Lab work
- Independent Work
In this course marks will be assigned as follows:
(Written papers and labs)
(Mid-term 10%; Final 30%)
|Task / Assignment No. & Name||Due Date||Time||Weight||Type||Learning Outcomes|
|1. Oral Presentation||21th Sept.||1pm||10%||Class Work||1|
|2. Practical||19th Oct.||1pm||30%||Project||2,3|
|3. Research Paper||10th Nov.||1pm||20%||Group W.||4,5|
|4. Mid Term||24th Nov.||1pm||10%||Test||1,2,3|
|5. Final Exam||December||30%||Individual||1 – 5|
Nb: Dates are subjected to be changed.
TEXTBOOKS AND REFERENCES
Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2015). Management Information Systems: Managing the digital firm. (14TH Edition) Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson, Prentice Hall
Rainer, R. (2013). Introduction to Information Systems, 5th Edition, Wiley