Management Information Systems ( business information systems) Fatemah Alhusayni PSU 006 – Spring 2006 Instructor: ANDREW BERGSTEIN TA:LINDSI M SCANLAN Pennsylvania State University
What is MIS? An organized approach to gathering data from inside and outside the company and processing it by computer to produce current, accurate, and informative reports for decision makers Example:MIS worker producing a report on a sales forecast by region helps the marketing manager make better decisions regarding advertisement and pricing of products. • MIS Vs. Information Systems and Computer Science • An application of a science • Engineering Vs. Math and physics.
Basic skills: • Analysis of information management needs. • Design of systems, and practical technical knowledge, including database management, communications, and programming. • Basic knowledge of accounting, marketing and finance. • Major outputs of a functional MIS: • Support routine decisions • Provide answers to queries • Forecast trends • Comparative analysis • All done by reports and data analysis. • Develop business applications and software. ( computer programming)
Hot topics: • Security for internet browsers – virus and worm attacks ( Karma Sutra worm) • Privacy and system monitoring. • New AOL certified e-mail system. • 2 new real estate websites offer more advanced and accurate search system
Business problems: • project management • budgeting • balancing user's desires against their budgets • matching the right technology to meet business needs
How does this field make business decisions? • Regulatory Compliance - are we forced to do this by the government? • Return on investment - how will this make us money? • Fashionability - what "non-financial" benefits will we receive from doing this ... is it "expected" by our customers ... will we "improve our image"
Courses to graduate: • 1. Take all of the following Management Information Systems courses (12 credits) – A grade of "C" or higher is required in all M I S courses along with M I S 204 or IST 110. • M I S 301 (3) Introduction to Business Applications DevelopmentM I S 431 (3) Business Data Management [Prerequisites: CMPSC 101 or CMPSC 203; M I S 204 or IST 110]M I S 432 (3) Information System Analysis, Design, and Implementation [Prerequisite: M I S 431]M I S 479W (3) Enterprise Information Systems and ERP [Prerequisite: M I S 431; Concurrent M I S 432] • 2. Take one of the following Management Information Systems courses (3 credits) – A grade of "C" or higher is required in all M I S courses along with M I S 204 or IST 110. • M I S 434 (3) Internet Technologies [Prerequisite: M I S 431]M I S 436 (3) Business Data Communications [Prerequisite: M I S 431
Courses to graduate…Cont’d • 3. Select three credits of Related Area (3 credits) • Select three credits from one of the Two-Piece Sequences below.Courses cannot double count in Related Area and the Two-Piece Sequence. • 4. Select one Two-Piece Sequence (6 credits) from the following • Accounting– Select two courses from the following • ACCTG 404 (3) Managerial AccountingACCTG 471 (3) Intermediate Financial Accounting IACCTG 472 (3) Intermediate Financial Accounting II • Decision Sciences– Select two courses from the following • B A 427 (3) Risk and DecisionsB A 450 (3) Optimization for Business DecisionsB A 455 (3) Simulation Models of Business Processes • Economics– Select two courses from the following • Select 3 credits of 300/400 level EconomicsSelect 3 credits of 400 level Economics • Finance– Take the following two courses • FIN 305 (3) Financial Management of the Business EnterpriseFIN 408 (3) Financial Markets and Institutions • International Business– Select two courses from the following • I B 303 (3) International Business OperationsI B 403 (3) International Business and National PoliciesI B 404 (3) Contemporary Issues in International Business • Management– Take the following two courses • MGMT 326 (3) Organizational Behavior and DesignMGMT 471 (3) Strategic Management • Marketing– Take the following two courses • MKTG 330 (3) Buyer BehaviorMKTG 445 (3) Global Marketing • Supply Chain and Information Systems– Take the following two courses • SC&IS 404 (3) Demand Fulfillment SC&IS 405 (3) Manufacturing and Service Strategies • New: instead of the two-piece sequence you complete any Univ approved minor.
Interviews: • Upper-class student Ray Moyer Senior MIS • Working professional: Curt Marlatt Information Systems Manager PharmaCare( www.pharmacare.com) 1973 Penn State graduate in Information Systems Management with an accounting minor- MBA in Business Management from Robert Morris University- Pittsburg
Working as an MIS graduate: • Entry position: • programmer/analyst • database analyst • business application developer • Long term careers: manager of information services, chief information officer and a partner in a consulting firm • Employers: • Financial institution • Insurance companies • Consulting firms • Health care organization • Computer companies
Working as an MIS graduate…Cont’d • Starting Salaries – ( Programmer/analyst): 0-3 years of experience:
Working as an MIS graduate…Cont’d 2-5 years of experience:
Working as an MIS graduate…Cont’d 4-6 years of experience:
For more information about MIS: • www.smeal.psu.edu • http://bis.cba.cmich.edu/default.asp ( Department of business information systems – Central Michigan University) • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page • Curt Marlatt - 412-967-2300 ext. 3480 - firstname.lastname@example.org Smeal College Mentoring sessions and Alumni Council meetings on March 30 - April 1