SENG 22622


Status : Elective Pre-requisite : SENG 11512 Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe how businesses are using information systems
  • Describe different information systems that function in enterprises
  • Know the major components of an information systems infrastructure
  • Evaluate how enterprise systems foster stronger relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Analyse different e-business strategies
  • Examine how to improve reliability of information systems resources
  • Evaluate the ethical concerns that information systems raise in society and the impact of information systems on crime, terrorism, and war.

Characteristics of the digital world, information systems components, information systems in organizations, competitive advantage of information, IS and organizational strategy, technology enabled change, information systems infrastructure, the Internet and WWW, E-business, enterprisewide information systems, reliability of information systems, ethical, social and organizational issues relating to information technology, organizational structures, organizational reengineering and continuous improvement, user satisfaction, competitive advantage, performance based information systems, system performance and standards, characteristics of valuable information.

Lectures, in-class discussion of cases, self-study assignments.

End of course unit examination, in-class assignments, mini-project, quizzes.

  1. Laudon,K C and Laudon,J P (2012). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Prentice Hall
  2. O’Brien,J A and Marakas, G M (2010). Management Information Systems. McGraw Hill
  3. Ralph Stair, George Reynolds (2014). Principles of Information Systems. Course Technology
  4. Additional reading material available in the Virtual Learning Environment.