Evolution of MIS: Concepts: framework for understanding and designing MIS in an
organization: MIS and other related disciplines: KIS and Management Accounting, MIS
and Computer Science, MIS and OR, MIS and Organisational Behaviour, MIZ and
Concept of Information: definition, features, types, process of generation and communication,
quality and value of information: information overload; techniques for managing overload;
summarizing filtering, inferences and message routing.
System concept definition, types and characteristics of system control in systems; feedback;
positive and negative, negative feedbacks control system, input, process and output control,
law of requisite variety.
Structures of MIS. Basic structural concepts: formal and information systems; public and
private information systems: multiple approaches to the structure of MIS; Operational elements
(physical components, process, outputs for users). Activity subsystems, functional subsystems
and decision support – synthesis of multiple approaches into a conceptual structure for MIS.
Information systems: Transaction Processing systems. Office Automation Systems.
Information Reporting systems, Decision Support Systems, Executive Support Systems, except
systems and Enterprise Resources Planning Systems.
Systems Development and Implementation: System development methodologies; SDLC
approach: prototyping approach and user development approach – Systems Analysis; systems
Design; system implementation; management of information system project; system
documentation – information system audit.
Computer Networks: LAN,WAN;topologies; distributed data processing and client/server
Security of information resources; threats to information resources; security systems for risk
management – social and ethical issues of information technology.
MCom (Masters in Commerce) Subjects