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Course Guide

Lakshmi Datti April 23, 2022

Course Guide Description

This Course Guide must be read thoroughly from beginning to end. It briefly explains what the course is about and how you may go through the content. It also gives you an estimate of how much time you’ll need to finish the course successfully. As you go through the course content, keep referring to the Course Guide since it will help you clarify any crucial study components or topics that you could miss.


OMBA 5314 Management Information System is one of the courses offered by the Faculty of Business and Technology at the University of Cyberjaya (UOC). This course is worth 4 credit hours and should be completed over 8 to 15 weeks.

Course Audience

This is a compulsory course for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration.

You should be able to learn independently and maximise the learning modes and environment accessible to you as an open and distant student. Please double-check the course material, course prerequisites, and how the course will be done before you begin.

Study Schedule

It is a standard UOC practice that learners accumulate 40 study hours for every credit hour. As such, for a four-credit hour course, you are expected to spend 160 hours. Table 1 gives an estimation of how the 160 hours could be accumulated.

Table 1: Estimation of Time Accumulation of Study Hours

Study ActivitiesStudy Hours
Briefly go through the course content and participate in the initial discussion10
Study the module60
Attend 3 to 8 tutorial sessions23
Online participation23
Assignment(s), Test(s) and Examination(s)21

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Justify the theoretical and conceptual elements of management of information systems in a digital environment
  2. Analyse the economic values of information systems for an organisation
  3. Construct the dynamics between a networked organisation, infrastructure, and organisational values

Course Synopsis

This course is divided into 13 topics. The synopsis for each topic is presented below:

Topic 1 examines the notion of management information systems with several definitions. Students will be able to answer a question on whether MIS may provide a competitive edge, and if so, how? This question is addressed throughout the course.

Topic 2 discusses the important instrument of an information system in producing value for a company. By providing information that helps managers make better decisions or enhances the execution of business operations, MIS will assist a company to grow revenue or reduce expenses.

Topic 3 requires an understanding of the importance of effective management of change by understanding how implementing MIS changes the organizational power structure, appreciating how to appropriately align and integrate IS with the business, and lastly, understanding the technology and strategy fit.

Topic 4 focuses on the ethical and societal implications of information systems. These problems will be recognised, and their consequences will be examined. Finally, a framework for making an ethical decision is described to assist managers in properly considering the consequences of ethical judgments when employing technology.

Topic 5 will explain how the quick rate of disruptions that may arise from other industries, requires maintaining alignment and continuous monitoring between the company’s aims and changes in the external environment demands.

Topic 6 discusses the importance of technology standards in bringing new interoperable technologies to the mass commercial market, adding value to the whole technological ecosystem.

Topic 7 will cover the essential elements of identifying IS risks, a framework for managing the risks, and available cybersecurity tools and technologies for helping manage the risks. The next activities help add to this knowledge by analyzing cases as well as podcasts or video material by practitioners.

Topic 8 explains the enterprise application systems and the benefits they have for organisations. The systems identified were Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs), Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs), and Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMs).

Topic 9 will introduce the different businesses and types of digital goods available on the online marketplace. It also explored the different alternatives businesses and individuals monetise their online presence.

Topic 10 discusses the knowledge management system and its types of tools. It also explored the benefits of business intelligence technology.

Topic 11 highlights the necessity of successful management transformation, as well as parts of the systems development lifecycle and techniques. The discussion then progressed to a discussion of innovative ways to construct information systems.

Topic 12 requires the students to conduct case study analyses that utilize the McKinsey article. Look for the article “Welcome to the Digital Factory: The Answer to How to Scale Your Digital Transformation”.

Topic 13 requires the students to conduct a case study analysis using a case study analysis of Apple’s business by Heubl (2020) entitled How did Apple’s supply chain evolve?

Assessment Method

NoComponentAssessment TypeWeightage
1Continuous AssessmentIndividual Online Presentation20%
2Continuous AssessmentIndividual Project50%
3Final AssessmentOnline Written Examination30%
TOTAL 100%