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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 Learning Outcomes
Discussions (5) 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Quizzes (4) 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Excel Assignments (4) 20% 7
Simulations (4) 8% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Exam 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Research Component (SONA) 2%  
Total 100%  



Additional Technical Requirements

This course will use the following:

  • Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. 

Please view the Technical Considerations.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Information Management
May 09, 2024 to August 02, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
Domestic Tuition Fee - Non-Ontario (0.5 units) $745.75 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $3,379.57 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Reading List / Textbook

This custom edition for University of Guelph is compiled by Amirali Kani

Taken from:

Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, Sixteenth Edition by Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon

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 (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) Management Information Systems by This custom edition for University of Guelph is compiled by Amirali Kani © 2020 Custom Edition for University of Guelph
  • e-book (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) Experiencing MIS by David M. Kroenke, Randall J. Boyle, Andrew Gemino, and Peter Tingling © 2020 Pearson 5th Canadian edition ISBN eBook + MyLab: 9780136689256
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