Introduction to Information Systems
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An Information System is a man-made system that facilitates an organization's operational functions and supports management decision-making by providing information that managers can use to plan and control the activities of the firm.
This course in Information Systems enables the learner to explore the system's components, explain elements in the study of Information Systems, identify what a business process is and explain the features of quality information. The course will be of interest to business professionals who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of Information Systems.
Module 1: What is an Information System?
What is an Information System? - Learning Outcomes
Systems and Subsystems
The Information System
Elements in the Study of Information Systems
What is an Information System? - Summary
Module 2: Logical Components of a Business Process
Logical Components of a Business Process - Learning Outcomes
Logical Components of a Business Process
Output Flow and Users
Logical Components of a Business Process - Summary
Module 3: Management Uses of Information
Management Uses of Information - Learning Outcomes
Management Uses of Information
Qualities of Information
Overall Information Quality
Information Systems - Conclusion
Management Uses of Information - Summary
Module 4: Introduction to Information Systems Assessment
The student will be able to: - list and explain the elements in the study of information systems; - describe the system output flow and users; - describe the “Business Process” model; - identify the difference between data and information.
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