Management Information Systems (MIS) is a formal discipline within business education that bridges the digital divide between computer science and business disciplines in finance, marketing, and management. MIS deals with behavioural issues as well as technical issues surrounding the practices, processes and procedures in organizations’ information systems that are applied by managers and employees in business. In general term, information system encompasses any interactions between organized data and people. The key elements of an organization are its people, structure, business processes, technology, politics, and culture. 

Students in the Management of Information Systems (MIS) course are expected to develop learning taxonomy of significance through computing literacy for developing innovative skills in higher order thinking, global understanding, and multicultural perspectives to become information systems database administrators in sales and marketing, manufacturing and production, finance and accounting, human resource and procurement departments. MIS is also concerned with behavioral issues surrounding the development, use, and impact of information systems, which are typically discussed in the fields of sociology, economics, and psychology. The course will, thus, improve the learners’ ethical values with increased determination to serve in both the social and business environments as professional leaders of integrity.

The MIS course adopts a blended learning model adapted from taxonomy of significance by design in face-to-face, online discussions and group assignments that are tailored towards criterion-based assessments. The student is expected to have foundations of computing knowledge. The lecturer shall discuss the course outline with the students to create a learning and learner-driven environment where students maximize usage of their time, knowledge, expertise and learning resources in and out of the lecture halls. The student resources include lectures notes, library books, and through 24/7 online learning resources. The cumulative scores from students’ iterative assignments shall added to the sit-in mid and end term examinations marks for your final Multimedia University of Kenya grading by end of the semester. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course students should be able to:

i. Integrate into business situations and analysis and evaluate both in theory and practice relevant to Management information systems.
ii. Fully explain the relationship among and between information systems and management.
iii. Analyse how technology can be used to synthesize complex data to make sound business decisions.
iv. Fully understand how cloud computing will change all aspects of MIS from hardware and software to the hiring of technology personnel and managers.
v. Prepare processes, in conjunction with technology personnel, to use MIS for competitive advantage.
vi. Ascertain and be cognizant of the ramifications of management information systems on personal privacy. 
vii. Employ several methods of organizational change theory and methodology to implement new or replacement management information systems through understanding and evaluating how resistance to change can affect MIS implementation.
viii. How information system impact organizations and business firms the impact of IT on management decision making information business and business strategy. 

Your Course Material:

All your resource material shall be sent to your electronically through https://elearning.mmu.ac.ke platform. Students are expected to register and activate their online link, and use the platform to receive the eResources, as well as, send his / her course works during the semester. The elearning link shall also be used as class discussion forum for announcements and knowledge sharing.

Core eReading Materials:
i. Laudon, K.C. and Laudon, J.P. (2018). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. 15th Ed. Pearson Education Inc.

Other eReading Materials:

ii. Piccoli, G. and Pigni, F. (2019). Information Systems for Managers: With Cases. 4th Ed. Prospect Press, Inc.
iii. Laudon, K.C. and Laudon, J.P. (2014). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. 13th Ed. Pearson Education Higher Education Group
iv. Brown, C. V., Dehayes, D. W., Hoffer, J.F., Martin, E.W. and Perkins, W.C. (2012). Management Information Systems; 7th Ed. Pearson Education Inc.
v. Volchkov, A. (2019). Information Security Governance: Framework and Toolset for CISOs and Decision Makers. Taylor & Francis Group
vi. Thompson, E. C. (2019). Cybersecurity Incident Response: How to Contain, Eradicate, and Recover from Incidents. APress
vii. Turban, E., Volonino, L., Wood, G. R. (2013). Information Systems for Managers: Advancing Sustainable, Profitable Business Growth, 9th Edition. John Wiley & Sons
viii. Henderson, H. (2009). Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Revised Edition: Facts On File, Inc.
ix. Kenya Law (2015). Kenya Information and Communications Act 2015 (2012): Chapter 411A. National Council for Law Reporting & AG
x. Kenya Law (2017). The Computer and Cybercrimes Bills 2017. National Assembly Bills, Nairobi 13th June 2017

Your Course Grading:

• Course Works Assignments: 10%
• CAT Mid-Sem Exam: 20%
• Final Sem Exam: 70%

Your Lecturer Venue:

Day: Wednesday
Time: 1:00 p.m – 4:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall: LH-04

Your Lecturer:

Samuel Odoyo Nyiendo, PhD Cand.
Email: odoyosn@gmail.com; SMS: +254 721 542 056

Management Information Systems (MIS) is a formal discipline within business education that bridges the digital divide between computer science and business disciplines in finance, marketing, and management. MIS deals with behavioural issues as well as technical issues surrounding the practices, processes and procedures in organizations’ information systems that are applied by managers and employees in business. In general term, information system encompasses any interactions between organized data and people. The key elements of an organization are its people, structure, business processes, technology, politics, and culture. 

Students in the Management of Information Systems (MIS) course are expected to develop learning taxonomy of significance through computing literacy for developing innovative skills in higher order thinking, global understanding, and multicultural perspectives to become information systems database administrators in sales and marketing, manufacturing and production, finance and accounting, human resource and procurement departments. MIS is also concerned with behavioral issues surrounding the development, use, and impact of information systems, which are typically discussed in the fields of sociology, economics, and psychology. The course will, thus, improve the learners’ ethical values with increased determination to serve in both the social and business environments as professional leaders of integrity.

The MIS course adopts a blended learning model adapted from taxonomy of significance by design in face-to-face, online discussions and group assignments that are tailored towards criterion-based assessments. The student is expected to have foundations of computing knowledge. The lecturer shall discuss the course outline with the students to create a learning and learner-driven environment where students maximize usage of their time, knowledge, expertise and learning resources in and out of the lecture halls. The student resources include lectures notes, library books, and through 24/7 online learning resources. The cumulative scores from students’ iterative assignments shall added to the sit-in mid and end term examinations marks for your final Multimedia University of Kenya grading by end of the semester. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course students should be able to:

i. Integrate into business situations and analysis and evaluate both in theory and practice relevant to Management information systems.
ii. Fully explain the relationship among and between information systems and management.
iii. Analyse how technology can be used to synthesize complex data to make sound business decisions.
iv. Fully understand how cloud computing will change all aspects of MIS from hardware and software to the hiring of technology personnel and managers.
v. Prepare processes, in conjunction with technology personnel, to use MIS for competitive advantage.
vi. Ascertain and be cognizant of the ramifications of management information systems on personal privacy. 
vii. Employ several methods of organizational change theory and methodology to implement new or replacement management information systems through understanding and evaluating how resistance to change can affect MIS implementation.
viii. How information system impact organizations and business firms the impact of IT on management decision making information business and business strategy. 

Your Course Material:

All your resource material shall be sent to your electronically through https://elearning.mmu.ac.ke platform. Students are expected to register and activate their online link, and use the platform to receive the eResources, as well as, send his / her course works during the semester. The elearning link shall also be used as class discussion forum for announcements and knowledge sharing.

Core eReading Materials:
i. Laudon, K.C. and Laudon, J.P. (2018). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. 15th Ed. Pearson Education Inc.

Other eReading Materials:

ii. Piccoli, G. and Pigni, F. (2019). Information Systems for Managers: With Cases. 4th Ed. Prospect Press, Inc.
iii. Laudon, K.C. and Laudon, J.P. (2014). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. 13th Ed. Pearson Education Higher Education Group
iv. Brown, C. V., Dehayes, D. W., Hoffer, J.F., Martin, E.W. and Perkins, W.C. (2012). Management Information Systems; 7th Ed. Pearson Education Inc.
v. Volchkov, A. (2019). Information Security Governance: Framework and Toolset for CISOs and Decision Makers. Taylor & Francis Group
vi. Thompson, E. C. (2019). Cybersecurity Incident Response: How to Contain, Eradicate, and Recover from Incidents. APress
vii. Turban, E., Volonino, L., Wood, G. R. (2013). Information Systems for Managers: Advancing Sustainable, Profitable Business Growth, 9th Edition. John Wiley & Sons
viii. Henderson, H. (2009). Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Revised Edition: Facts On File, Inc.
ix. Kenya Law (2015). Kenya Information and Communications Act 2015 (2012): Chapter 411A. National Council for Law Reporting & AG
x. Kenya Law (2017). The Computer and Cybercrimes Bills 2017. National Assembly Bills, Nairobi 13th June 2017

Your Course Grading:

• Course Works Assignments: 10%
• CAT Mid-Sem Exam: 20%
• Final Sem Exam: 70%

Your Lecturer Venue:

Day: Wednesday
Time: 4:05 p.m – 7:05 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall: LH-04

Your Lecturer:

Samuel Odoyo Nyiendo, PhD Cand.
Email: odoyosn@gmail.com; SMS: +254 721 542 056

COURSE CODE:  BIT 2323

Welcome to the Distributed Systems (DS) course code BIT 2323. The purpose of this course is to identify emerging technologies practices, processes and procedures in DS computing systems (clusters, grids, clouds), information systems (transaction processing, enterprise application integration) and pervasive systems (home, health care, sensor networks) for large scale resource sharing between social and business organisations.  Learning is achieved through the BIT 2323 Blended Learning Model (BLM) that incorporates face-to-face discussions by the lecturer in the class, a 24/7 e-learning platform, tutorials, quizzes, iterative group work assignments, practical lab works, university library resources and study visits geared toward the criterion-based assessment. The student is expected to have foundations of computing knowledge (BCS 2117) as a prerequisite requirement. 

Students in this course are expected to develop proficiency in computing literacy to develop innovative skills in their higher order thinking, global understanding, and multicultural perspectives and become database administers, database project managers, database systems analysts or database consultants. The course will also improve the learners’ ethical values with increased determination to serve in both the social and business environments as Professional leaders of integrity.

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By the end of this session the students will be expected to:

  • Obtain the course outline, discuss the Course BIT 2323 Syllabus with the lecturer, and identify their taxonomy of significance learning, "to become".
  • Be clear on what the course aims to deliver and have access to all the necessary class materials, course texts and lab resources needed to successfully undertake the course.
  • Familiarise themselves with the Blackboard e-learning systems, including the  BIT 2323 Learning Management System (LMS) online modules.
  • Appreciate the Multimedia University of Kenya's regulations regarding the learning environment, course assignments and your exams

Purpose:

To introduce students to the concepts, skills; and practices of object oriented programming.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Explain the principles of the object –oriented paradigm and its relationship to traditional methods
  2. Describe the process of object-oriented programming and design using an object oriented language
  3. Demonstrate the use of object orientation technologies and tools in problem solving

Course Description:

Introduction to OOP basic concepts, inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism, message passing; IDE for developing OOP programs; editing, compiling and executing an OOP; general format of an OOP program; variables: local variables, global variables instance variables and static variables; arrays; single and multiple dimension arrays, data types, comments; abstract data types and primitive data types, typed data types (classes): abstract/virtual and concrete classes. Implementation of OOP concepts: constructors and destructors: use of constructors and destructors, characteristics of a contractor. Inheritance of contractors. Function: virtual, friend, pure virtual USE functions. Passing of values: pass-by-reference and pass-by-value. Errors and exceptions. Thread and concurrency control. Use C++ for implementation.