MGW3381 Management information systems - Semester 1, 2012
The components of IT; characteristics of hardware, software and telecommunications; types of information systems; networking and the worldwide web; managing 'information' workers; using IT to promote business objectives and gain competitive advantage; systems development methodology; IT-enabled transformation to create adaptive, flexible organisations; social and system issues associated with IT; managerial problems posed by IT. Computer laboratory exposure to a variety of applications software including electronic mail, project management, graphics, and other decision support software.
Mode of DeliverySunway (Day)
This is a six credit point unit with three hours class contact per week over 12 teaching weeks. The total time commitment expected for this unit is 144 hours. In order to meet the faculty’s expectation, students should plan to spend on average nine hours in self-directed study, in addition to the three hours of class contact, each week.
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Chief ExaminerDr Teh Pei Lee
Dr. Teh Pei Lee
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Prescribed text(s) and readings
Laudon, K. & Laudon, J. (2012). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm (12th edition). The United States of America: Pearson Education Limited.
Recommended text(s) and readings
Alsop, R. (2008). The Trophy Kids Grow Up. CA, Jossey-Bass.
Fraser, M. & Dutta, S. (2008). Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World. West Sussex, England: John Wiley.
Laudon, K. & Laudon, J. (2011). Essentials of Management Information Systems (9th edition). New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc.
Laudon, K. & Traver, C. (2008). E-Commerce: Business, Technology, Society (4th edition). New Jersey: Pearson Education.
Palfrey, J. & Gasser, U. (2008). Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. New York: Basic Books.
Rainer, R. K. & Turban, E. (2009). Introduction to Information Systems: Enabling and Transforming Business (2nd Edition). Singapore: John Wiley & Sons.
Tapscott, D. & Ticoll, D. (2003). The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business. New York: Free Press.
Wallace, P. (2004). The Internet In The Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work. NY: Cambridge University Press.
Zittrain, J. (2008). The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It. Yale University Press.
Journals are important sources of up-to-date knowledge on management information systems. You are encouraged to read the following and other information systems journals to familiarise yourself with the latest developments in on management information systems areas. Relevant articles can be found in journals such as:
• ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction