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Mangt Info Systems (MIS)

MIS 479W Enterprise Information Systems (3) Management and implementation of enterprise information systems for business integration and supply chain management.

MIS 479W Enterprise Information Systems (3)

This course examines enterprise-wide information systems architecture for the business setting and examines current commercial systems, with a special focus on SAP R/3 development tools and techniques.

Topics include:

- The acquisition, installation and operation of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), formerly referred to as Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) systems
- The strategic decisions regarding approaches business organizations select for the acquisition and integration of EIS components and how executive level support for such endeavors is obtained
- The overall management and coordination techniques used in the design, development and implementation of an organization's EIS, including the role that software vendors and other third party's play in the acquisition and implementation of enterprise systems.
- The coordination and control of multi-party relationships. Specific analysis and design techniques are taught, including tools and methodologies for analyzing business processes in preparation for implementation of EIS, as well as database and data warehousing requirements.
- The methods of determining data communication network requirements
- The practical implementation concerns are addressed, such as preparing internal organizational units for migration to a new EIS architecture and to the maintenance and operation of EIS including concerns involving security and control.
- The managerial and technical issues involved in the developing and testing of applications and user interfaces and customization of commercial packages.
- The career planning issues and ways of obtaining training for specialization and advancement in careers involving EIS.

This course is writing intensive. As such, student evaluations will consist of, at a minimum: examinations, position papers, case studies (written and oral), and assignments. Both individual and group assignments will be used. The objective is to enhance writing ability relevant to students preparing for careers in business. Group report writing, brief technical writing, technical documentation, end-user documentation, and memo writing will be covered. The major group writing assignments will be required throughout the semester, as well as individual assignments that will be prepared in preparation for the group. Peer assessments and instructor feedback and evaluation will be provided on a regular basis. This is a prescribed course for the MIS major.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: MIS 432

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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