BME 2506 Management Information Systems

Course Code BME2506
Course Title Management Information Systems
Number of Credits 5
Academic Year 2

This course focuses on essential new technologies, information systems applications, and their impact on business organizations and managerial decision-making. This course helps business students learn how to use and manage information technologies and systems to revitalize business processes, improve business decision making, and gain competitive advantages for business organizations. The course examines different types of information systems used in organizations and the role of them in supporting administrative operations, decision-making, and overall strategic initiatives. It also focuses on the development of information systems and challenges faced by organizations in managing and using information systems.

  • To examine the role of information systems in global competitive business environment
  • To learn the key system applications and it’s uses in business

To understand how business build and manage information systems

At the end of the this course, student should be able to:

  • Identify the role of information systems and different types of information systems used in organizations
  • examine how information technologies and systems can be exploited to gain competitive advantages for organizations
  • recognize the ethical, social, and security issues related to information systems
  • identify different technologies used in information systems

understand different system development approaches that can be used to develop information systems

Main Topics Sub Topics No. of Hours
1.   Information systems in global business today



1.      The role of information systems in business today

2.      Perspectives on information systems

3.      Contemporary approaches to information systems

2.   E-business: How businesses use information


1.      Business processes and information systems

2.      Types of information systems

3.      Systems that span the enterprise

4.      The information systems function in business

3.   Information systems, organizations, and strategy


1.      Organizations and information systems

2.      How information systems impact organizations and business firms

3.      Using information systems to achieve competitive advantage

4.      Using systems for competitive advantage: Management issues

5.   Ethical and social issues in information systems


1.      Understanding ethical and social issues related to systems

2.      Ethics in information society

3.      The moral dimensions of information systems

6.   IT infrastructure and emerging technologies


1.      IT infrastructure

2.      Infrastructure components

3.      Contemporary hardware platform trends

4.      Contemporary software platform trends

5.      Management issues


6.      Foundations of business intelligence: Databases and information management


1.      Organizing data in a traditional file environment

2.      The database approach to data management

3.      Using databases to improve business performance

4.      Managing data resources

7.   Securing information systems


1.      System vulnerability and abuse

2.      Business value of security and control

3.      Establishing a framework for security and control

4.      Technologies and tools for protecting information resources

8.      Achieving operational excellence and customer intimacy: Enterprise applications


1.      Enterprise systems

2.      Supply chain management systems

3.      Customer relationship management systems

4.      Enterprise applications: New opportunities and challenges

9.      E-commerce: Digital markets, digital goods


1.      Electronic commerce and the Internet

2.      Electronic commerce

3.      M-commerce

4.      Electronic commerce payment systems

10.     Managing knowledge


1.      The knowledge management landscape

2.      Enterprise-wide knowledge management systems

3.      Knowledge work systems

4.      Intelligent techniques

11.     Building information systems


1.      Systems as planned organizational change

2.      Overview of systems development

3.      Alternative systems-building  approaches

4.      Application development for the digital firm


Mode of Evaluation Final examination will be conducted
  • Laudon , K.C. and Laudan, J.P., (2012);Management Information Systems, (12th), Singapore:Pearson Education(Pvt) Ltd.

O’Brien, J.A. and Marakas, G.M., (2010); Management Information Systems, (10th ed.),Tata McGraw-Hill (Pvt) Ltd.