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BUSM-260 - Management Information Systems - 3.00 Credits

BUSM-260 - Management Information Systems - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
An introduction to the theory and methodology of structured analysis and design of business information systems. Among the many topics introduced are: the systems development cycle, problem definition and evaluation of existing systems, characteristics of good system design, systems control, evaluation of benefits and alternatives, systems documentation, conversion and testing, implementation, follow-up and evaluation. Throughout, human relations are emphasized as well as the goals, methodology, and particular tools and techniques of a top-down approach to analysis and design of business systems.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Administrative Studies Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ADMN 165, or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • understand the development and use of information systems in organizations;

  • learn five fundamental types of information systems;

  • know the relationships of information systems and organizational level and understand their role in management and decision making; and

  • understand the goals and applications of professional information systems, their components and the proper role for business professionals in their development.
  • Text and Materials: Kroenke, David. Management Information Systems. Current Edition. McGraw Hill, 1992.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: This course covers three major themes:
    1. the value of information systems in business;
    2. the composition of information systems; and
    3. information systems development.

  • Regular attendance is recommended. Make up quizzes will not be conducted. Major examinations will only be rescheduled for documented medical absences.

  • In order to pass the course, the student must write the final exam and submit all assignments.

  • The students are responsible for all reading assignments in advance of classes. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain notes from missed classes. The instructor will not provide this material.

  • All assignments must be done on a Word Processor. All assignments must be presented in a business-like format. Failure to meet these standards will result in the loss of marks.

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the first lecture of the due week.

  • Late assignments will be deducted 10% for each day late.

  • If you are unable to attend a class, or to submit an assignment on time, notify the instructor in advance. Messages can be left at the Instructor’s office, or at the main desk. At the instructor’s discretion, alternate arrangements may be made.

  • Education Council approved November 2006.