Course Title: Management Information Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management Information Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Professor Hepu Deng

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5823

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course aims to develop an appreciation of the nature of managerial information systems and their applications in organizations. Issues associated with the development of these systems and their applications in business are introduced, along with some of the underlying mathematical modeling techniques that provide management information systems with a problem solving capability. There is a particular emphasis on the individual and organizational work-practices required to support the implementation of information systems facilitated solutions in a business context. Parallel to this specific business communication skills and decision support skills are developed.

It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops you to:

  • Understand the nature of management information systems and their applications in business
  • Appreciate the difference between various kinds of management information systems and their specific roles in organizations
  • Use information management processes for business value
  • Develop skills in creating professional documentation, digitally transmitted communications and other technology supported communications
  • Develop decision support skills in Excel

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Design and create an Excel solution to a business problem;
  • Document and communicate solutions in a professional manner;
  • Utilise a broad range of end-user tools;
  • Propose effective approaches to delivering management information systems value, using information and building IT capabilities in specific situations

Overview of Learning Activities

The course consists of lectures, workshop activities and self learning activities.  The lectures are designed to explain the IT management issues.  The workshop activities assist in developing student’s interpretation of business scenarios and ability to make IT management recommendations.  Skills in end-user tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, wikis etc are developed in workshop activities and self learning exercises.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and computer laboratories.
You will have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings, lecture notes and a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course may include both individual and group work.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. The 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.