Maricopa Community Colleges  CIS250   19962-20065 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/28/06

CIS250  19962-20065


3 Credit(s)

3 Period(s)

Management Information Systems

Business organization, control, and communication; database concepts; systems design; and computer systems. Prerequisites: CIS225.


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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



CIS250  19962-20065

Management Information Systems



Use the systems approach to management. (I)


Relate the characteristics, purpose, and use of a modern management information system (MIS) to the business environment. (I, V)


Describe various applications for management information systems. (I, V)


Describe the communication and organization structures available in a management information system. (II)


Establish system control, security, and backup techniques. (II)


Apply computer systems in a management information system. (III)


Relate direct data access techniques to use in a management information system. (IV)


Identify and describe the components of a database management system. (IV)


Relate the use and significance of a data dictionary in a database management system. (IV)


Differentiate among the more common commercially packaged database systems. (IV)


Define the typical planning, analysis, design, and implementation phases of a management information system. (VI)


Evaluate data and information as a bonafide company asset of the total organization rather than a departmental property. (VII)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



CIS250  19962-20065

Management Information Systems



I. Introduction

A. Systems approach to management

B. Management information systems

1. Characteristics

2. Purpose

3. Use

II. Management Information

A. Communication

B. Control

1. Security

2. Backup

3. Other

C. Organization

III. Computer Systems

A. Input/output

B. CPU (Central Processing Unit)

C. Storage

D. Programming

IV. Database Management Systems

A. Transactions

B. File organization

C. File access

D. Data dictionary

E. Commercially packaged systems

V. Management Information Systems

A. Impact

B. Hierarchy

C. Applications

VI. Systems Design

A. Concepts/styles

B. Planning

C. Analyzing

D. Designing

E. Implementation

F. Evaluating

G. Behavioral aspects

VII. Evaluation of Management Information Systems


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