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Course Description

Two business people looking at a tablet

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 18%
Quizzes 20%
Excel Assignments 20%
Simulations 12%
On Campus Final Exam 28%
Total 100%


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Information Management
January 06, 2020 to April 03, 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) $2,504.99 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Management Information Systems MCS2020, Information Management Custom Edition for University of Guelph compiled by Amirali Kani Pearson Education Canada ISBN 9780136735724
  • Publishers Access Code (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Access to the publisher's MyLab environment.
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