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Fall 1990


Course syllabus for MIS 830A Problems in Management Information Systems

Course description: Studies the role and application of computers in modern organizations. Discusses appropriate strategies for the effective utilization of computerized environment to improve productivity and efficiency of organizations, especially planning and control functions. Major thrust of the course is focused on the following concepts/assumptions:

  1. Information Systems can provide competitive advantage to organizations and this recognition is important in Corporate Strategy/Formulation.
  2. Development and widespread corporate use of Databases, AI/Expert Systems and Decision Support Systems have substantially changed the nature and role of information systems.
  3. Recent technological advances (Microcomputers, Distributed Systems, End User Computing, Local Area Networks, Micro-Mainframe Linkages, Fourth Generation Software, Multimedia Computing, etc.) have made a qualitative change in the way information is acquired, processed and used by organizations.

Topics covered include the following: Conceptual Frameworks of M.I.S. and D.S.S.; Information Systems for Strategic Planning vs Operations Control; Prototyping Methology; Use of Models in a Computerized Environment; Centralization vs Decentralization; Distributed Information Systems; Assessment of Information Requirements; Expert Systems and AI Applications; Executive Support Systems; Multimedia Computing; and Feasibility, Design and Implementation of D.S.S. The course also provides an overview of modern technological and managerial developments in M.I.S. and their impacts on Corporate Management and Organizational Structure. Case Discussion will be used as the primary instructional approach.


MIS 830A