BISM 3100 – Management Information Systems
Syllabus – Fall 2008
Instructor: Dr. Ali
Office: BB 235
Phone: (770) 423 – 6042
Location: Burruss Building (Bldg. #4),
Virtual office hours:
Physical office hours:
If a BISM 3100 student has a disability or needs special attention, he/she is strongly encouraged to inform
Please note that Dr. Ali reserves the right to change this syllabus and the course’s plan as he deems
appropriate to make it more beneficial to the BISM 3100 participating students.
Monday, August 18, 2008: First day of class.
Saturday, October 04: Midterm exam –
Friday, October 10: Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty.
November 26 – 29 – Thanksgiving holiday.
Saturday, December 06, 2008: Final exam –
Saturday, December 13, 2008: Final grades due.
BISM 2100 – Business Information Systems and Communication
BISM 3100 illustrates the variety of applications for, and benefits from, computer-based information
systems in business.
Examines technical, process, people, and organizational issues in information
systems planning, development, operation and control
The course teaches sound, proven IT management basics and describes processes and procedures for
applying them. A "best practices" approach with practical real-world application, as illustrated with case
studies, is emphasized. Topics covered include: management of strategic IT; resource allocation,
planning, and evaluation; contemporary hardware, software, and telecommunications architectures;
managing systems development; operations management; change management; measuring and tracking
quality; human resource issues; and current industry trends and issues.
The following diagram shows the main types of knowledge you will learn in this course, and the chapters
that they are discussed in. The diagram is divided in three parts:
you need to learn the material in the
you need to know about to be a successful business professional; and
information systems are developed in organizations.