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University of Calgary Calendar 2010-2011 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions M Management Information Systems MGIS
Management Information Systems MGIS

Instruction offered by members of the Haskayne School of Business.

Management Information Systems Chairperson —  B. Nault

Senior Courses
Management Information Systems 317       Management Information Systems
Introduction to management information systems and how such systems facilitate business activities. Foundations of intra- and inter-organizational systems are covered along with their economic, social and organizational impacts. Managerial, leadership and ethical issues in management of information systems. Analysis, design, development, implementation and project management issues are addressed through a semester-long, applied course project undertaken by student teams, involving the business community.
Course Hours:
H(3-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Haskayne School of Business, Business and Environment 291, and Computer Science 203.
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Management Information Systems 321       Information Systems in Business
Introduction to the fundamentals of management information systems and how such systems facilitate business transactions and decision-making at all levels of management. Overview of computer hardware, software and communications technologies. Development, organization, management, control, and evaluation of information systems activities. Societal implications of the use of computer and networking technologies in business.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents.
Notes:
Not available for credit towards the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Preference in enrolment is given to students who have declared a Management and Society Minor. Consult the Enrolment Services website (http://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/) for registration details.
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Management Information Systems 331       Database Systems
Technologies, data structures and management issues associated with information capture, search, design and dissemination to various stakeholders of an organization. Provides practical experience with current database management systems/technologies, data modelling tools, interface design, and Structured Query Language. Design, development and implementation issues are addressed through a significant, applied course project. Aspects of networked applications, management of data quality, design of shared application data structures and multiple-application interfaces are also addressed.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317.
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Management Information Systems 333       Systems Analysis and Design
Analysis and design of information systems to support evolving organizational processes. Strategies for tackling the key issues in information systems development - solving the right problem, with limited resources, on time, and within budget. Students will be oriented to the tools and techniques essential to the creation and implementation of effective information systems.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317.
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Management Information Systems 455       Management Information Systems Field Project
Student teams assigned to prominent Calgary companies to solve specific information systems problems or issues. Team investigates problem and presents proposed solution to company contact. Team executes approved project plan and presents final report orally and in writing to company contact. May involve company interviewing, library and internet research, data collection. Instructor actively involved in supervising each project.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317 and one other senior Management Information Systems course.
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Management Information Systems 461       Telecommunications
Telecommunications and data communications fundamentals relevant to business organizations. Technologies and management issues associated with analog and digital signalling, transmission, networking, internetworking, data compression, security and authentication. Network design, management and administration including inter-organizational issues. Organizational implications of current and future telecommunications technologies.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317.
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Management Information Systems 463       Management Issues in Information Systems
Problems of managing the corporate information systems activity. Relationship between the information systems function and the corporation. Strategic role of information systems in achieving the organization goals. Diffusion of innovation. Managing end-user computing. Emerging managerial issues.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317.
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Management Information Systems 465       Enterprise Systems
Enterprise-wide information systems and related technologies. Students will explore technologies and applications of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, enterprise application integration (EAI) and workflow technologies. Focus is on strategic, organizational, managerial and technical implications of the use of such systems in organizations. Students will address the managerial practices surrounding the design, implementation and use of these systems.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317.
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Management Information Systems 467       e-Business
Management and technical issues related to the purchase, design, and implementation of online technologies to enable a range of organizational and business relationships, models and strategies. Topics include developing an e-technology strategy; business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) marketing; customer relationship management (CRM); supply chain management (SCM); planning, developing, and maintaining web sites and supporting information systems; business processes; online payments; legal, privacy, and security issues; and the use of e-technology for intra-organizational purposes. The course provides for practical experience with current technologies through an applied course project.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317.
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Management Information Systems 559       Selected Topics in Management Information Systems
Discussion of current or special interest topics in Management Information Systems from a managerial orientation.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 317.
Also known as:
(formerly Management Information Systems 557)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Management Information Systems 601       Management Information Systems
The fundamental role of information systems (IS) and Information Technologies in leading and managing effective organizations. Strategic, tactical and operational aspects of IS are covered, focusing on their impact on managerial decision processes across a range of business contexts. Topics highlight the development, control, impact and evaluation of IS activities from the individual to the societal level of analysis.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
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Management Information Systems 725       e-Technology
Technical and managerial issues related to buying, building, and implementing e-technology to enable various organizational and business strategies and relationships including business-to-business, business-to-customer, business-to-employee and employee-to-employee strategies. Topics include: systems internetworking, information management, systems integration, wireless technologies, transmission security and authentication, project management, software design, technology diffusion and evaluation, technology-enabled business process design, and legal and ethical issues.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 601.
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Management Information Systems 735       Systems Analysis and Design
Planning and implementation of network-enabled (i.e. Intranet and Internet) solutions to facilitate information and knowledge transfer across business environments. Reflects the information explosion of recent years, the new technological advances in information systems, and the exponential growth in electronic business processes. Course emphasis is placed on the management of technology-enabled business processes.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 601.
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Management Information Systems 737       Enterprise Data Management
Data systems, technologies and management issues associated with information design, capture, storage, search, and dissemination to various stakeholders of an organization. Includes database management technologies, data modelling tools, interface design, structured query language, document and knowledge management systems, and information backup, security and disaster recovery. Brief aspects of the course explore linkages with Internet-based technologies, design issues, web services, search strategies and telecommunication systems for information delivery (wireless and wired; intranet, extranet, and internet).
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 601.
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Management Information Systems 743       Telecommunications
Basic telecommunications and data communications concepts relevant to organizations. Fundamentals of analog and digital signalling and transmission. Wide and local area networking. Protocols and standards; telecommunication applications. The role of the Internet in organizations.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Management Information Systems 601.
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Management Information Systems 797       Advanced Seminar in Management Information Systems

Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Haskayne School of Business.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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PhD Course
Management Information Systems 799       Doctoral Seminars in Management Information Systems

799.01. PhD Seminar I in Management Information Systems

799.02. PhD Seminar II in Management Information Systems

799.03. PhD Seminar III in Management Information Systems

799.04. PhD Seminar IV in Management Information Systems


Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
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