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COURSE OUTLINE

2017/2018

COURSE NAME: Management Information Systems


COURSE CODE: CMIS2250

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Through case studies, interactions and hands-on applications, this course demonstrates how the effective management of
information technology and systems can maximize an organization's business capabilities and resources providing a competitive
edge in today's global networked enterprise. The course covers IT systems planning, decision-making and problem solving at
operational, tactical and strategic levels. Students will also develop the ability to analyze IT investments, assess benefits and risks,
and reasonably align IT investments with broader organizational goals. With a focus on business processes, the course explores
strategic enterprise IT applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer
relationship management (CRM), Accounting and Human Resource applications through exposure to enterprise system
applications.

Course Credits: 3.00


Pre-requisites: CMIS1150
Equivalent Courses: JRSB250

LEARNING OUTCOMES

OUTCOME Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

1 Describe the composition and evolution of information systems and its use in supporting business
processes and business decision making.

The following concepts, skills, and issues are used to support this Outcome:
• Distinguish information systems from information technology
• Describe what a business process is
• Explain the role of information systems in business processes and decision making
• Describe some of the current trends in information systems

2 Explain the role of information systems in creating a competitive advantage in organizations.

The following concepts, skills, and issues are used to support this Outcome:
• Discuss the relationship between information systems, organizational strategies and industry
structure
• Assess how information systems can create competitive advantage in organizations
• Discuss the challenges that different organizational personnel face in analyzing and using
information for decision making and problem solving
• Explain data concepts including management decision making, data warehouses, and business
intelligence.

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3 Discuss the operational, tactical, and strategic management of information system departments and
projects to maximize the value added to an organization.

The following concepts, skills, and issues are used to support this Outcome:
• Discuss the relationship between organizational strategy, information systems planning and
investments
• Explain information systems governance
• Discuss the changing and emerging roles of IT personnel in organizations
• Assess the different options to acquiring information systems in organizations
• Discuss ethical, security and privacy issues in information systems

4 Illustrate the cross-functional nature of business processes and use of enterprise resource planning
(ERP) software to support business processes.

The following concepts, skills, and issues are used to support this Outcome:
• Explain the cross-functional nature of business processes and the use of enterprise systems to
effectively and efficiently complete business processes
• Discuss how enterprise systems support integrated business processes and business
organizations' competitive strategy
• Describe the integration of support activities such as Accounting and Human Resources in ERP
systems
• Describe the role of SCM and CRM systems in achieving business objectives

STUDENT EVALUATION

OUTCOME ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION MARK DISTRIBUTION

1, 2, 3 and 4 Case Studies, Quizzes, and/or Assignments 30%

1, 2, 3 and 4 Term Exam(s) 35%

1, 2, 3 and 4 Final Exam 35%

TOTAL 100%

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS


The minimum passing grade for this course is 50% (D). Please note, however, that minimum grades or Grade Point Averages
(GPAs) - term or cumulative - required for transfer, good standing in a program, eligibility for graduation, or requirements for
professional designation or professional examination exemption may be higher. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with
their academic advisor for more details.

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STUDENT EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
The JR Shaw School of Business highly recommends our students acquire and make use of a computer (laptop or tablet*) in and
away from the classroom in order to successfully engage and complete JR Shaw curriculum.

Your computer will be used to access key learning resources critical to your success in the program and therefore must be in good
working order. It is also important to have a battery with sufficient life to allow for use when a plug-in is not available, as your
battery should be able to last throughout your daily schedule/classes. Replacement batteries can often be purchased to improve
battery life on an existing computer.

At a minimum, your laptop must meet the following requirements:

PC
Windows 7 or higher
10 GB free hard drive space
2 GB memory (RAM)
Wi-Fi connection

MAC
OSX 10.7 or later
10 GB free hard drive space
2 GB memory (RAM)
Wi-Fi connection

For tablets* the minimum Operating System requirements are as follows:


Android - KitKat 4.4
Apple - iOS8
Microsoft - Windows 10

* Please make sure you have a dedicated keyboard and pointing device (mouse or stylus) to complement your tablet so you will
not be disadvantaged when completing online activities, assignments, and assessments in and out of the classroom.

DELIVERY METHOD
This course may be taught using a variety of delivery methods such as face-to-face, online, or blended teaching platforms.
Activities such as collaborative exercises/assignments, seminars, labs, discussion, audio/visual presentations, case studies, and
work integrated learning may be used to support learning.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY
Enrolment at NAIT assumes that the student will become a responsible citizen of the Institute. As such, each student will display
a positive work ethic, assist in the preservation of Institute property, and assume responsibility for his/her education by
researching academic requirements and policies; demonstrating courtesy and respect toward others; and respecting expectations
concerning attendance, assignments, deadlines, and appointments.

EQUITY STATEMENT
NAIT is committed to providing an environment of equality and respect for all people within the learning community, and to
educating faculty, staff, and students in developing inclusive teaching and learning contexts that are welcoming to all.

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Leadership Review Date: April 28, 2017
Curriculum Committee Review Date: April 28, 2017

Changes to This Course Outline: Every effort has been made to ensure that information in this course outline is accurate at the time of publication. The Institute
reserves the right to change courses if it becomes necessary so that course content remains relevant. In such cases, the instructor will give the students clear and
timely notice of the changes.
All Rights Reserved: No part of this course outline may be reproduced in any form or resold without written permission from NAIT. Copyright 2017.

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