INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Information Technologies
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 352 Introduction to MIS Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 49 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Meliha HANDZIC, Prof. Dr. Meliha HANDZIC, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental
concepts and principles of information systems (IS). In particular, it provides
an understanding of the role and value of IS in business, different types of IS
and their functionalities, and the methods and tools used to develop and
manage IS in organizations. It also provides students with hands-on practice
and skills in developing a simple information system using a commercial
software tool.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Ch1: The Importance of MIS
  3. Ch2: Collaboration Information Systems
  4. Ch3: Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
  5. Ch4:Hardware and Software
  6. Ch5&6: Database Processing & Data Communication
  7. Ch7: Business Process Management
  8. Ch1-6: Mid-term Exam Preparation
  9. Ch8: E-Commerce and Web2.0
  10. Ch9: Business Intelligence Systems
  11. Ch10: Managing Information Systems Development
  12. Ch11&12: Information Systems & Information Security Management
  13. Students’ Project Presentations
  14. Ch1-12: Final Exam Preparation

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Presentation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project130
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation110
    Final Exam130
    +Participation110
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • - Demonstrate an understanding of basic IS concepts and principles; -Explain the functionality of different types of IS and recognize their importance to an organization;
    • - Analyse business processes and ;appropriate IS to support business needs -Develop a prototype information system using a commercial software tool;
    • - Oral and written presentation: ability to express ideas clearly and precisely; - Critical thinking and problem solving: ability to analyse business processes and their information needs;
    • - Team work: ability to collaborate in IS development projects; - Group discussions: ability to participate in group discussions on a given subject;
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Kroenke D., Using MIS (3rd ed), Pearson, 2011

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)45145
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination50
    Total Workload: 49
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 2