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Course Description

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In this course students are introduced to the concepts and principles of information acquisition, manipulation and management as relevant to organizational decision-making. Experience in the evaluation of information technology applications used in organizations is provided.

Note: This course can be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe and differentiate various information systems used to manage information
  2. Summarize the impact of the internet and information technology on business processes and new business models
  3. Describe how effective information management contributes to competitive advantage, value, creation, and organizational decision making
  4. Analyze broad ethical and privacy issues related to information and technology
  5. Define various parts of information technology infrastructure
  6. Reconize an information need and develop a strategy to acquire the needed information
  7. Gain a proficiency in basic Excel skills to solve business problems

Course Topics

  • Information Systems in Global Business
  • E-business and Collaboration
  • Information Systems, Organization, and Strategy
  • Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Hardware and Software
  • Databases and Information Management
  • The Cloud
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Decision Making and Business Intelligence
  • E-commerce
  • Acquiring Information Systems Through Projects
  • Structure, Governance, Security, and Privacy

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits

Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Some restrictions may apply during some time periods. Please contact the department for more information. Not available to students registered in BCOMP program.


Assessment Item Weight
Discussions 16%
Quizzes 20%
Excel Assignments 20%
Simulations 12%
Online Final Exam 30%
Total 100%



Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use MyLab, a web-based tool created by Pearson Education. Visit their website to complete a check that ensures your computer meets the MyLab system requirements.

This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:

  1. Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
  1. Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
  1. For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
  1. Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
  1. Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
  1. A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets the necessary system requirements. Use the browser check tool to ensure your browser settings are compatible and up to date (results will be displayed in a new browser window).

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Information Management
September 10, 2020 to December 04, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,748.00 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Note:  If you are in a degree program at the University of Guelph, please DO NOT register using the link above.  You must register through WebAdvisor.

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Management Information Systems MyLab MIS New Design with eText RVP, 1/e by Amirali Kani Pearson Education Canada ISBN 9780136735724
  • e-book (Confirmed) (Mandatory) MyLab MIS New Design with eText for Information Systems MCS 2020 for University of Guelph -- Standalone Access Card ISBN 9780136689256
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