Students acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to effectively utilize information
systems and technology in support of organizational strategy. Topics include an introduction to
information systems in organizations; strategy and information systems leadership; databases and
data management; information networks; the Internet and social media; enterprise resource
planning and business applications; e-business; wireless and mobile technology; knowledge
management; developing and implementing information systems; security and information systems
auditing; information ethics and privacy; and practical skills using operating systems, word
processing and spreadsheet software.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Explain what a management information system (MIS) is and describe its role in decision
making within organizations.
- Explain how the four components of an MIS add value to an organization.
- Solve business problems using information technology (computers, networks, and various
software solutions, such as Word and Excel).
- Solve business problems using decision-making systems.
- Identify privacy, security, and freedom of information issues in a business environment.
- Solve business tasks in MS Word and Excel.
- Module 1: Introduction to Information Systems in Organizations
- Module 2: Decisions and Processes—Value-Driven Business
- Module 3: Ebusiness—Electronic Business Value
- Module 4: Ethics and Information Security—MIS Business Concerns
- Module 5: Infrastructures—Sustainable Technologies
- Module 6: Data—Business Intelligence
- Module 7: Networks—Mobile Business
- Module 8: Enterprise Applications—Business Communications
- Module 9: Systems Development and Project Management—Corporate Responsibility
- Module 10: Hardware and Software Basics
- Module 11: Networks and Telecommunications
- Module 12: Designing Databases & Emerging Trends and Technologies
Note: Students will also study MS Word and Excel
Required text and materials
Students will receive the following:
- Baltzan, P. (2018). Business driven information systems (6th ed.). New York, NY:
McGraw Hill Ryerson.
Type: Custom Reprint Textbook: ISBN: 9781264170685
- Kinser, A. S., Jacobson, K. A., Kinser, J. E., Kosharek, D. L., & Moriarity, B. (2017).
Your office: Microsoft Office 2016 (Vol. 1). Pearson Education.
Note: The final exam is an open book exam. However, no digital or electronic resources will be
- Windows-based computer with Internet access is required.
- Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 software. Student Office 365 software—which includes
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher—is free for students via TRU’s IT
Note: The functions and tools are different in Mac and Open Office versions as well as previous
versions of Microsoft Office. Students have used older versions (Office 2007 or newer) and
versions designed for Apple products with success, but the details will be slightly different,
and support from your Open Learning Faculty Member will be impacted.
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1: Microsoft Word
|Assignment 2: Microsoft Excel, Part 1
|Assignment 3: Microsoft Excel, Part 2
|Assignment 4: Microsoft Excel Comprehensive
|Discussion Forum Postings
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environments "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information when starting the course.