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Introduction to Information Systems

Summary

Introduction to Information System (IS) is one of the fundamental courses required for the professional development of our students. The course will outline the importance of implementing a solid information system from the most sophisticated form of organization to the simplest one. It is crucial for the organizations living in such a computerized environment to have a solid IS.

Intro to Information System will provide to our young student the necessary knowledge and in-depth understanding of the system.

The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge and understanding on the nature of information systems, the components and its importance as an integral part of all organizational activities and functions. This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate the usage of the systems through different size of organizations (i.e. globally).

Thus, the focus of the course will be on the key components of information systems – human capital , software, hardware, data and communication technologies – and how the components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage. The student, through the understanding of how IS enables competitive advantage, will acquire the knowledge of how information is used in organizations and how IT enables improvement in quality, speed, and agility.  

Topics covered in this course include: definition of an information system; interaction among components; principal systems technologies (e.g. database, networking); use of information systems in organizations.

 

Learning outcomes

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Students successfully completing the course will understand the importance of IS, the capabilities of information technology and will apply the acquired skills  at their own environments.

 Students will: 

A. Understand the functions of hardware, software, data, procedures, and human capital in a business computer systems.

B. Identify the elements of an information system and describe the purpose of these elements.

C. Understand the role and variety of widely-used software packages. And describe how communications and network technology is used.

D. Understand the role of and use the internet.

E. Explain the role of information, how management information systems (MIS) are developed and used in an organization.

F. Understand computer-related ethical, security, privacy, and legal issues.

Course eligibility Compulsory
Presence of students On-campus
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