Business Information Systems –


(3 credits)

This course provides an overview of Business Information Systems. This includes a broad foundation for both technical and non-technical business professionals. Special emphasis is placed on how information is used by different types of businesses across different industries.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Ethics and Trends

  • Recognize ethical and legal issues in information technology.
  • Identify communication technologies used in business.
  • Identify threats to information security.

How Managers Use Information

  • Identify the phases of system development life cycle.
  • Identify information tools for managers.
  • Explain information technology project development methodologies.
  • Explain how managers use information systems.

How Businesses Use Information

  • Identify supply chain components.
  • Identify uses of customer relationship information systems.
  • Explain how functional areas use information systems.
  • Describe enterprise resource planning systems.

Data Gathering, Storage, and Uses

  • Compare e-business and e-commerce.
  • Describe the relationship between data, information, and knowledge.
  • Identify components of a database.
  • Recognize data management issues.

Overview of Information Systems

  • Describe roles of the information systems department.
  • Explain how information resources are managed.
  • Identify information systems used in organizational departments.

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