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