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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BA 350 - Management Information Systems for Managers

This course investigates the application of computer-based information systems to the management of organizations. The focus of the course is developing the non-technical skills that business-school graduates need to make appropriate decisions about the deployment of information systems throughout an organization. Students in this course learn about the interaction between information systems and organization structure, necessary technology infrastructure, knowledge management, and the creation and management of information systems. The ethical management of information to gain competitive advantage is a theme throughout the course.  

Prerequisites & Notes

Assignment Overview

  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board
  • Final Assessment: Final Paper


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the interaction among the components of an information system, including the hardware, software, data, networks, people, and procedures.
  • Evaluate emergent information technologies on their potential application to an organization.
  • Interpret ethical and social issues relating to the storage and dissemination of information and the use of information systems.
  • Describe the strategic role of information systems in organizations and their use in gaining competitive advantage.
  • Define the role of information systems in capturing and distributing organization knowledge and intelligence and in enhancing management decision making.
  • Choose the correct terminology associated with information systems when interacting with IS professionals.

Credits: 3

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