840803 :Management Information Systems (Saylor Academy)


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: Online course (Geen informatie over collegetijden bekend)
Tentamenvorm: Written exam (Tentamenrooster)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Enrollment via Blackboard before start of lectures
Blackboard informatieLink to Blackboard (Als u de melding 'Guest are not allowed in this course' krijgt, dient u nog bij Blackboard in te loggen)


dr. H. Weigand (coördinator)

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

Having completed the course \'Management Information Systems\', the student is able:

  • Describe the use and function of management information systems.
  • Describe and evaluate information systems development processes and techniques.
  • Identify and evaluate hardware and software requirements for information systems.
  • Evaluate data management technologies.
  • Explain the security risks associated with management information systems.
  • Have knowledge of the innovative potential of ICT for e-commerce, inter-organizational relations, digital markets, products, services, and business processes

Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

Liberal Arts and Sciences gives her students the opportunity to follow state-of-the-art, high quality Open Educational Resources developed and offered by other academic institutions around the world. They have been added in order to expand the LAS-TiU curriculum. For every LAS-TiU Major program, one online course has been carefully selected to broaden and deepen the existing course offer. LAS-TiU students are enabled to take the online courses as much as possible in their own time and at their own pace, and to acquire credits by taking tests designed and tailor-made by LAS-TiU. The course materials and instructions will be offered through a Blackboard course environment, the course will be guided by a LAS lecturer.

Today, the term \'information system\' is mostly associated with databases, the Internet, and server rooms. However, \'information management\' has been around since before the invention of these tools. It is as old as commerce itself, as traders, bankers, and merchants have always had reason to track sales and inventory. Creditors must be aware of how much capital has been lent to borrowers and how much money has been deposited at banks. Long before humans harnessed electricity, there was a need for information systems. But currently almost all management of information systems is done electronically.

Management Information Systems (MIS) is a formal discipline within business education that bridges the gap between computer science and the well-known business disciplines of finance, marketing, and management. 

In its most general terms, information systems encompass any interactions between organized data and people. MIS can be the means by which information is transmitted (such as the Internet), the software that displays the information (such as Microsoft Excel), or the systems that manage the data (such as an ERP system). In this course, you will learn about the various components of information systems and how to leverage them in business.

Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The course is based on the Saylor.org online course Management Information Systems, developed by Markeyshi K\'Patrick, Jenelle Davis, and Rose Wise. The material for this course derives from a range of free online content, and includes historical overviews, academic analysis, and primary sources. It also provides self-assessments for each unit.

Students are required to keep a personal log book (in BlackBoard) in which they keep track of the material they have read, the self-assessments they have done and any other requirements. Although the students have some flexibility in planning their work, there will be three fixed checkpoints (relative to the starting date) on which the self-reports will be examined and graded by the instructor. The average of these grades together with the grade for a final exam determines the end grade (30% reports/70% final exam). 

Please note: This course is for Liberal Arts and Sciences students only!

Verplichte literatuur

  1. In addition to the material of the online course, the students have to study representative research articles from the TiSEM IM research group. For instance:
  2. Muhren, W., B. van de Walle, A call for Sensemaking Support Systems in Crisis Management, 2010.
  3. Weigand, H., Collaboration by design - on the use of value modeling in social innovation projects, 2012.
  4. Ou, C.X.J., P.A. Pavlou and R.M. Davidson, Swit Guanxi in online marketplace: The role of computer-mediated-communication technologies, 2014.
  5. All the required articles will be announced and made available in BlackBoard. Each article will be given with two or three open questions that the student has to fill in.
  6. Furthermore, some chapters of the following book (to be indicated on Blackboard) are part of the exam material: Laudon, K., Traver, C. E-commerce 2015 business, technology, society. 11th edition, Pearson.

Gewenste voorkennis

Introduction to Social Sciences and Management (840076)

Vereiste voorkennis


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