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Management Information Systems


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Course Name        MCA (Master of Computer Application)

Subject Code       MC0076 (Management Information Systems)

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Management Information Systems Syllabus.

Part 1 Introduction to Management Information Systems
Introduction; What are Management Information Systems?: Introduction, Interpretation of MIS Concept; Organization and Management: What Are Organizations?, Management; The concept of information: Meaning: Information as Processed Data, Information as the Opposite of Uncertainty, Information as a Meaningful Signal; Uses of information: Information as a Resource, Information as an Asset, Information as a Commodity; The Cost of Information: Acquiring Information, Processing Information, Storing Information, Retrieving Information, Communicating Information; The Need for Information Systems: Individual Needs, Managerial Needs, Organizational Needs, Information Technology: The Role of Information Technology; Components of Information Technology: Software, Hardware, Database Management Systems, Data communication technology; Managing Information in a Global Environment: Information management model: Diagnosis, Evaluation, Design, Implementation; Management information system as a discipline: Relationship of MIS to Reference Discipline.

Part 2 - Management Information System from Managerial Outlook
Introduction; The Manager‘s Job in a Global Environment: Management and Managers, Information and Levels of Management, Information needed by different levels of management; Information Required for the Process of Management: Functions of Managers; Functional Information Needs: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Human Resources

Part 3 Information needs of Organisation and Individuals
Introduction; How information are selected and organized: The Components of Perception, Humans Versus Computers; Development of Organisational Computing; Demands on Organizations in an Information Society: Components of an organizational information system, Informational responses to the new environment, Organizational Design for Knowledge Work,
Mechanisms for Acquiring and Distributing External Information; Capabilities of information system in an organizational view; The Individual at Work: The Information Needs of Individual Job Holders: Task-Related Needs, Time Management Needs, Enhancing Personal Productivity, Career-Related Needs; Challenges of Information Management: Dealing with Quantities of Information, Facing Insufficient or Conflicting Information, Enhancing Personal Productivity, Information Management Requirements; Acquiring Information; Storing Information; Retrieving Information; Communicating Information; Ensuring Privacy and Security

Part 4 The Structure of MIS
Introduction; The components of MIS; Types of Organizational Information: Transaction Processing Systems; Office Information Systems; Information for Management: Internal versus External Information; Management Reporting Systems: Characteristics of MRS, Reporting by MRS; Decision Support Systems: Characteristics of DSS; Executive Information Systems: Characteristics of Executive Information Systems; The Role of Expert System.

Part 5 Information Needs for Strategic Planning
Introduction; Value Streams: Michael Porter's Value Chains, Michael Porter's Competitive Force Model, Michael Porter's Generic Strategies for Competitive Advantage; Information and Organizational Strategy: Strategy; Strategies for Competitive Advantage: Differentiation, Cost Leadership, Focus, Linkage, Information Leadership; Information and the Situational Analysis: Major issues to consider in situational analysis: Potential Internal Strengths, Potential External OpportParties, Potential Internal Weaknesses, Potential External Threats; Using Information for Strategic Advantage: Reacting to Market Conditions, Improving Customer Service, Controlling Costs, Improving Quality, Expanding Globally, Creating Strategic Alliances; Organization Structure and Information: International Strategy: Multinational Corporation, Global Corporation, International Corporation, Transnational Corporation; Organizational Requirements of Information: Cost, Accessibility, Reliability, Security; The Strategic Use of Information System.

Part 6 Impact of IT – Managing in 21st Century
Introduction; Enterprise Management System (EMS): Business needs of today; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System: ERP Architecture; ERP Solution Structure: Business Operations, Technology, Implementation; ERP Model and Modules: ERP Basic Features: General Features; Business System; Characteristics of ERP Solution; Benefits of the ERP; ERP Selection: Vendor Evaluation Factors, Technology Evaluation Factor, ERP Solution Evaluation; EMS and MIS.

Part 7 Quality and Privacy Issues
Introduction; Business Decisions and Information Assurance: Introduction, Common Business Exposures, Major threats to IT installations; Ethical and social issues with network: Home Office: The Value of Telecommuting, Other Remote Options; Ethical and Social issues with E-Commerce; Risks of Internet to Organizations; Data Security and Data Privacy; Privacy and Databases; Development of long range plans of the MIS: Contents of MIS Plan; MIS plan is linked to the business plan: MIS goals and objectives, Strategy for the plan achievement, The architecture of the MIS, The system development schedule, Hardware and software plan; Ascertaining the class of information: Organisational Information, Functional Information, Knowledge Information, Decision Support Information, Operational Information; Implementation of the Management Information System; Management of Quality in the MIS

Part 8 Business Process Re-engineering
Introduction; Organisation and Business Process Reengineering: Definition and Approach, Business process, Process model of the Organisation, Value stream model of organisation; Redesigning of Processes: What delays the business process?, Relevance of Information Technology (IT), MIS and BPR

Part 9 Manager and Decision Making
Introduction; What do Mangers Accomplish?: Managerial Roles and Their MIS Support; Decision Making: Rational decision making and its limits: Organizational Limits to Rational Decision Making, Individual Limits to Rational Decision Making;
Individual differences and cognitive styles: Creativity in decision making by individuals and groups: Software that assists your creativity.

Part 10 DSS and EIS
Introduction; When should you use the decision support approach?: Ill structured problems, How DSS are Deployed?, Capabilities of DSS; Components of DSS: Data Management Subsystem, The model Management Subsystem, The Dialog Management Subsystem; Classification of DSS: Data Access Systems, Data Analysis Systems, Forecast-Oriented Data Analysis Systems, Systems Based on Accounting Models, Systems Based on Representational Models, Systems Based on Optimization Models; Building a decision support system: DSS Technology, Who builds a DSS, How DSS are developed?, Developmental trends in DSS; Executive Information Systems; Organisational aspects of DSS and EIS.


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