Management Information Systems

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management Information Systems

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    A well-defined set of business perspectives, coupled with knowledge of information technology, is essential to successfully manage organizations. This course introduces students to issues related to the application and management of IT(Information Technology) for achieving sustainable competitive advantages. It helps students understand the implications of IT, identify and evaluate potential problems and opportunities to employ IT, show how IT can be utilized to address these problems and opportunities and take an active role in ensuring the successful use of IT within the organization.
    Topical areas covered in this course include, among others, the organizational foundations of information systems and their strategic roles; technological issues with regard to hardware, software, data storage, and telecommunications; the role of information technology in capturing and distributing organizational knowledge and in enhancing management decision making; and management challenges and opportunities related to information systems.

    Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: 

    1. Understand how organizations, management, and technology are brought together to form a complex networked enterprise;
    2. Understand the management and organizational issues associated with developing, implementing, and managing information systems;
    3. Understand the IT infrastructure composed of hardware and software, data, networks, and people;
    4. Understand the critical elements for building IS in the digital firm: how to identify individual, managerial and organizational information needs and wants, how to design a system, how to effectively implement IT, and how to maintain the system;
    5. Apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to today's IT problems in order to improve sustainable competitive advantages;
    6. Develop an understanding of ethical issues

    Course Description
    Part 1. Organizations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise
    Part 2. Information Technology & Infrastructure
    Part 3. Key System Application for the Digital Age
    Aprt 4. Building and Managing Information Systems

    Course Design
    ■ Quizzes (30 points)
    Thirteen quizzes will be given during the semester. Each quiz lasts about 15 minutes and consists of about 15 multiple-choice questions. Regardless of the number of questions on a quiz, each quiz is worth an equal point. Three lowest scores out of the 13 quizzes will be dropped. That is, your final quiz score will be obtained from your 10 best scores. Quizzes are from the textbook materials that will be studied in that week. Hints for each quiz will be provided.

    ■ Mid-term Exam (20 points)
    A mid-term exam, consisting of about 50 multiple-choice questions, will be given during the class time on April 18, 2016, Monday. The open-book, open-note exam covers Sessions 1~12 (Chapters 1~8). Mid-term exam covers important topics discussed in the classroom.

    ■ Final Exam (20 points)
    A final exam, consisting of about 50 multiple-choice questions, will be given during the class time on June 13, 2016, Monday. The open-book, open-note, non-cumulative final exam covers Sessions (Chapters 9~15). The final exam covers important topics discussed in the classroom.
    ■ Homework Assignments (20 points)
    Eleven homework assignments will be given during the semester. Your final homework score will be based on your nine best homework scores.
    ■ Attendance (10 points)

    At the end of the semester, there could be a review of total points to ensure that students incomparable performance groups receive the same grade. If you contest a grade, you will be reevaluated based on your raw scores.