Introduction to Management Information Systems

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Management Information Systems

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Management, Information Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to provide a substantive overview to the technology,
    applications, and the management of IT/IS in organizations with special emphases on
    the strategic role and implications of IT and electronic business. The course is designed
    to provide the necessary frameworks, concepts, and principles to guide you to
    understand and to effectively address the issues pertaining to the vast and fast growing
    field of IT/IS in the context of an enterprise and business webs. More specifically, the
    purpose of this course is three-fold: First, to introduce the concept and role of IT/IS in
    organizations; Second, to provide recent hot issues related to IT/IS; Finally, to develop
    the top-notch communication skills (both written and oral) through intensive rounds of
    writes-ups, presentation, and debates.

    After understanding the role of IT/IS in organizations, course participants should
    be able to 1) explain how to develop and manage IT/IS; 2) appreciate the needed
    technologies in your organization; and 3) understand and discuss recent issues related to
    the managing of information as corporate resources. Furthermore, through the real
    world case studies, you will learn how to deal with the specific managerial problems you
    may encounter in your real IT/IS environment. It is the premise of this course that
    understanding how IT/IS may be harnessed to create and deliver value is an essential
    and notable competency for twenty-first century managers.

    Main Textbook

    • [L&L] Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm (13th ed.), Prentice Hall, 2014 (

    Recommended References


    • Donghyun Baek et al., Management Information Systems (10nd ed.), Hante Media, 2012 (in Korean)
    • Geewoo Bock et al., Management Information Systems for Future Business, Sigma Press, 2013 (in Korean)
    • Kelly Rainer and Hugh Watson, Management Information Systems: Moving Business Forward, John Wiley & Sons, 2012
    • James A. O'Brien and George Marakas, Management Information Systems (10th ed.), McGraw-Hill, 2010
    • Barbara C. McNurlin, Ralph H. Sprague, Information Systems Management in Practice (8th ed.), Prentice Hall, 2009



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