This course introduces you to the concept of Management Information System. It details how MIS Integrate functional Information System within organization, How MIS within an organization relate to External Information System, the different applications of Traditional Methods in MIS, data protection, security, back-up and standard system function, ethical, security and control issues relating to information age.
In this course, you will be able to list the objectives of management information system (MIS), list the requirements for management information system (MIS), the limitations of management information system (MIS) and the characteristics of management information system (MIS), and explain management levels and hierarchy. You will be able to explain the sources of information in an organisation. You will understand how management information system (MIS) integrate functional information, and how management information system, MIS makes information available.
You will gain capability in classifying organisation information into internal and external sources, list the qualities of good information; explain how data and information are represented in organisations, and how MIS in an organisation relates to external information
You will learn how data processing methods operates, list the advantages and disadvantages of the various data processing methods, and explain the terms Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Electronic Data, Interface (EDI) and Electronic Data Processing (EDP).
You will be exposed to the concept of data protection. You will understand how data security operates and explain how data security can be achieved. You will be able to differentiate between hardware and software-based security. You will understand backup and its importance.
Finally, you will be able to correctly explain the concept of ethical issues of information age, explain security and control issues and the techniques used in overcoming computer security threat.