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School of Business, MIS Department

Information Systems

Summary

The Lebanese International University (LIU) is on the path to becoming a truly great university known for its quality programs, dedication to students, and commitment to the community.  The first priority of LIU will always be the education it provides.  We will look to our faculty for leadership in focusing and shaping this priority, and thus prepare our students for tomorrow's global world. 

As committed as ever to our mission, we will continue working closely with students to ensure their successful education, from commencement through to graduation.  To support us in moving forward students are encouraged to study deeply, to question boldly, to debate strongly, to analyze critically, and to resolve differences in the context of varied perspectives.

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Bachelor Programs

The management information systems program provides students within Lebanon and the Middle Eastern region with the knowledge and real world skills to be developers of change within industries, which will lead towards progress of the wider community.  The integration of business and information technologies will empower students to align strategies and complex business ecosystems.  The program provides a foundation for students in data management, system analysis and design, quantitative analysis of management, operations management, programming, business telecommunications, e-business, business intelligence systems, and knowledge management, which creates an advancement in technical and business roles within a competitive local and global environment.

Courses

Management Information Systems

Lecture

The course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of management information systems.  An information system requires an understanding of the organization, management, and information technology.  The study of information systems is an interdisciplinary domain, which can be divided into technical and behavioral approaches. An overview of the different types of information systems and business functional areas are discussed in context to the hierarchy.  The relationship between organizations and technology are mediated by many factors such as environment, culture and structure, which are described in detail.  The I.T. infrastructure, current trends in hardware, software, enterprise applications, data management, telecommunications and internet platforms are studied.  The key concepts of e-commerce and mobile technologies are mentioned.  Students complete case studies and a project to ensure an understanding of the material covered in class sessions.

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Business telecommunications provides an introduction to various fundamental topics in the networking domain.  The course guides students to understand the data and information transfer between computerized devices along with associated systems and technologies.  The content enables students to become familiar with significant data communication and networking terminologies applied within the business environment.  The knowledge provides students with the ability to conduct a selection process in relation to network technologies for information systems requirements. 

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Lecture

Data management is the essence of modern information systems.  The database management system allows for sharing of data across the business functional processes.  It is imperative that data be effectively managed to ensure that a business achieves success.  Data management emphasizes on data collection, storage, manipulation and retrieval, which is essential for an organization.  The course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge of data management, database systems, and database applications within an organization.  The topics include conceptual data modeling, database design issues, and creating and querying a relational database using SQL.  The content discussed enables students to acquire an adequate theoretical and practical experience with a focus on organizational issues relevant to the management of data in a competitive business environment.

 

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Course

The data management laboratory course is a co-requisite for data management, which provides the student with the fundamental knowledge of database systems within the various business functional areas.  The students learn to create a conceptual schema, develop and query the database using SQL for real world scenarios.  The software application of MySQL is used to complete the exercises and to create projects.

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Lecture

The course introduces the basic concept of quantitative approaches to decision making.  The content is designed to provide students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role management science plays in the decision making process.  The knowledge acquired emphasizes on the application of a wide variety of quantitative techniques, so as to find solutions for business and economic problems.

 

 

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Lecture

Operations management is important to any organization, whether they are manufacturing companies producing physical products or organizations offering services.  The course is ideal for the continuous development of an organization in the area of operations management.  The content provides a wide understanding of changing productivity, project scheduling, demand forecasting, location analysis, and tools for decision making.  The level of discussion varies from daily routine procedures to strategic control of business processes.

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Lecture

The course discusses the analysis and design of information systems to meet the business requirements of an organization.  The material is designed to cover the different phases, from information systems planning, through to the specification of structured system requirements in functional form.  Concentration on various methods, techniques, and tools is applied to determine the information requirements.  Fundamental theoretical concepts are used in the process to document these necessities in a thorough and unambiguous form.  In addition, the course will focus on the imperative role of the system analyst in the study of current business requirements.  Students will understand the entire systems development process, although the project will emphasize on systems analysis and design.  The computer aided software engineering tool Visio will be applied as students enhance their analytical skills by completing real life cases.

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Lecture

The course provides an overview of e-commerce from both a technological and managerial perspective.  The e-commerce business model frameworks and information technology foundations are discussed for the strategic formulation of enterprise systems.  The constant growth of the Internet and World Wide Web has made an abundant impact on global business development as organizations of various types have been affected by the creation and innovation of new business models for the digital age.  The topics for discussion include e-commerce infrastructure, the building of an e-commerce company, the security and payment systems, and the business strategies to assist in acquiring a competitive advantage within the market.  The electronic marketing and advertising of organizations are discussed with the application of strategies and tools.  Students will learn how e-business concepts are applied to various fields, such as banking and finance, human resources, marketing, and tourism.  The course will motivate students to create online business ideas and apply what has been learnt in real life applications.

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The course provides a foundation to the principles of knowledge management in infrastructure, mechanisms, and technologies.  The knowledge management systems impact the people, processes, products, and organizational performance in the endeavor to develop intellectual capital within the digital age.  Knowledge application systems are discussed with emphasis on knowledge capturing systems, which preserve and formalize knowledge through various techniques for organizing and applying stories within the organization.  In addition, the knowledge sharing systems and knowledge discovery systems are analyzed to understand the entire framework.  The knowledge acquired within the course is essential preparation for analytical skills, application of theory to real life situations, teamwork, and innovation within a modern knowledge based economy.  The readings, assignments, lectures, class discussions and student presentations are integrated to provide students with a holistic perspective to the field of knowledge management.

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Lecture

Business Intelligence is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform data into meaningful information used to enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insights to support decision-making.  The course provides a comprehensive discussion of advanced database techniques, data visualization, data warehousing, online analytical processing, data mining, decision support systems, artificial intelligence methods and other business intelligence topics.  Decision making is critical as a corporate resource, which involves an insightful view of business processes and of the underlying structure of the data to support the organization.  Students gain practical experience using contemporary business intelligence tools and technologies, and apply sound design principles for creating solutions to realistic business problems.

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Course

The business intelligence systems laboratory course is a co-requisite for business intelligence, which provides students with the opportunity of applying business analytical tools to real life cases.  The student will implement the process of decision making through the application of open source and commercial business intelligence software, which support and enhance the performance of management.

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Heba Tannous is interested in the identity, value, and dynamics of information systems in the Middle Eastern region.  She believes that the Middle Eastern culture inherits symbolic capabilities for the advancement of organisational knowledge.  Heba continues to work on a unique system icon designed categorically to reflect the impacting process of globalisation on the system state of Lebanon.  The creation of this icon encapsulates the existence of Lebanese people and as a consequence they will understand their past, present, and future.  Furthermore, she teaches primarily in the domains of systems analysis and design, business information systems and e-Business.

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Heba Tannous is interested in the identity, value, and dynamics of information systems in the Middle Eastern region.  She believes that the Middle Eastern culture inherits symbolic capabilities for the advancement of organisational knowledge.  Heba continues to work on a unique system icon designed categorically to reflect the impacting process of globalisation on the system state of Lebanon.  The creation of this icon encapsulates the existence of Lebanese people and as a consequence they will understand their past, present, and future.  Furthermore, she teaches primarily in the domains of systems analysis and design, business information systems and e-Business.

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