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Management Information Systems ( business information systems)

  1. 1. Management Information Systems ( business information systems) Fatemah Alhusayni PSU 006 – Spring 2006 Instructor: ANDREW BERGSTEIN TA:LINDSI M SCANLAN Pennsylvania State University
  2. 2. What is MIS? <ul><li>MIS Vs. Information Systems and Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>An application of a science </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Vs. Math and physics. </li></ul>An organized approach to gathering data from inside and outside the company and processing it by computer to produce current, accurate, and informative reports for decision makers Example: MIS worker producing a report on a sales forecast by region helps the marketing manager make better decisions regarding advertisement and pricing of products.
  3. 3. Basic skills: <ul><li>Analysis of information management needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Design of systems, and practical technical knowledge, including database management, communications, and programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic knowledge of accounting, marketing and finance . </li></ul><ul><li>Major outputs of a functional MIS: </li></ul><ul><li>Support routine decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide answers to queries </li></ul><ul><li>Forecast trends </li></ul><ul><li>Comparative analysis </li></ul><ul><li>All done by reports and data analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop business applications and software. ( computer programming) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hot topics: <ul><li>Security for internet browsers – virus and worm attacks ( Karma Sutra worm) </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and system monitoring. </li></ul><ul><li>New AOL certified e-mail system. </li></ul><ul><li>2 new real estate websites offer more advanced and accurate search system </li></ul>
  5. 5. Business problems: <ul><li>project management </li></ul><ul><li>budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>balancing user's desires against their budgets </li></ul><ul><li>matching the right technology to meet business needs </li></ul>
  6. 6. How does this field make business decisions? <ul><li>Regulatory Compliance - are we forced to do this by the government? </li></ul><ul><li>Return on investment - how will this make us money? </li></ul><ul><li>Fashionability - what &quot;non-financial&quot; benefits will we receive from doing this ... is it &quot;expected&quot; by our customers ... will we &quot;improve our image&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Courses to graduate: <ul><li>1. Take all of the following Management Information Systems courses (12 credits) – A grade of &quot;C&quot; or      higher is required in all M I S courses along with M I S 204 or IST 110. </li></ul><ul><li>M I S 301 (3) Introduction to Business Applications Development M I S 431 (3) Business Data Management   [Prerequisites: CMPSC 101 or CMPSC 203; M I S 204 or IST 110] M I S 432 (3) Information System Analysis, Design, and Implementation   [Prerequisite: M I S 431] M I S 479W (3) Enterprise Information Systems and ERP   [Prerequisite: M I S 431; Concurrent M I S 432] </li></ul><ul><li>2. Take one of the following Management Information Systems courses (3 credits) – A grade of &quot;C&quot; or      higher is required in all M I S courses along with M I S 204 or IST 110. </li></ul><ul><li>M I S 434 (3) Internet Technologies   [Prerequisite: M I S 431] M I S 436 (3) Business Data Communications   [Prerequisite: M I S 431 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Courses to graduate…Cont’d <ul><li>3. Select three credits of Related Area (3 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>Select three credits from one of the Two-Piece Sequences below. Courses cannot double      count in Related Area and the Two-Piece Sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Select one Two-Piece Sequence (6 credits) from the following </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting – Select two courses from the following </li></ul><ul><li>ACCTG 404 (3) Managerial Accounting ACCTG 471 (3) Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCTG 472 (3) Intermediate Financial Accounting II </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Sciences – Select two courses from the following </li></ul><ul><li>B A 427 (3) Risk and Decisions B A 450 (3) Optimization for Business Decisions B A 455 (3) Simulation Models of Business Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Economics – Select two courses from the following   </li></ul><ul><li>Select 3 credits of 300/400 level Economics Select 3 credits of 400 level Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Finance – Take the following two courses </li></ul><ul><li>FIN 305 (3) Financial Management of the Business Enterprise FIN 408 (3) Financial Markets and Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>International Business – Select two courses from the following </li></ul><ul><li>I B 303 (3) International Business Operations I B 403 (3) International Business and National Policies I B 404 (3) Contemporary Issues in International Business </li></ul><ul><li>Management – Take the following two courses </li></ul><ul><li>MGMT 326 (3) Organizational Behavior and Design MGMT 471 (3) Strategic Management </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing – Take the following two courses </li></ul><ul><li>MKTG 330 (3) Buyer Behavior MKTG 445 (3) Global Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chain and Information Systems – Take the following two courses </li></ul><ul><li>SC&IS 404 (3) Demand Fulfillment SC&IS 405 (3) Manufacturing and Service Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>New : instead of the two-piece sequence you complete any Univ approved minor. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Upper-class student </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Moyer </li></ul><ul><li>Senior MIS </li></ul><ul><li>Working professional: </li></ul><ul><li>Curt Marlatt </li></ul><ul><li>Information Systems Manager </li></ul><ul><li>PharmaCare( www.pharmacare.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>1973 Penn State graduate in Information Systems Management with an accounting minor- MBA in Business Management from Robert Morris University- Pittsburg </li></ul>Interviews:
  10. 10. Working as an MIS graduate : <ul><li>Entry position: </li></ul><ul><li>programmer/analyst </li></ul><ul><li>database analyst </li></ul><ul><li>business application developer </li></ul><ul><li>Long term careers: manager of information services, chief information officer and a partner in a consulting firm </li></ul><ul><li>Employers: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial institution </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance companies </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting firms </li></ul><ul><li>Health care organization </li></ul><ul><li>Computer companies </li></ul>
  11. 11. Working as an MIS graduate…Cont’d <ul><li>Starting Salaries – ( Programmer/analyst): </li></ul><ul><li>0-3 years of experience: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Working as an MIS graduate…Cont’d <ul><li>2-5 years of experience: </li></ul>
  13. 13. Working as an MIS graduate…Cont’d <ul><li>4-6 years of experience: </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>For more information about MIS: </li></ul><ul><li>www.smeal.psu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>http://bis.cba.cmich.edu/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>( Department of business information systems – Central Michigan University) </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>Curt Marlatt - 412-967-2300 ext. 3480 - [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Smeal College Mentoring sessions and Alumni Council meetings on March 30 - April 1 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Questions?? </li></ul>

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