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AMITY SCHOOL OF DISTANCE LEARNING Post Box No. 503, Sector-44 Noida – 201303 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MBA) Assignment A Marks 10 Answer all questions. 1. Define MIS? What are the objectives and characteristics of MIS? 2. Write a detailed note on the planning and development of Management Information Systems. 3. Explain strategic MIS categories in detail. Give illustrations for each category. 4. Explain the different components of MIS. 5. Explain with relevant example the concept of business process. Also mention their elements. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MBA) Assignment B Marks 10 Answer all questions. 1. What do you understand by Management information systems. 2. Explain in detail the necessity and importance of Systems Design in MIS. 3. Explain various Organizational limits to Relational Decision Making in MIS. Case Study 4. Multibase Company Limited is a diversified business group with interests in fabric and yarn manufacturing, paper and pulp, and cement. Its eight manufacturing units are located across the country - one for fabric, two for yarn, two for paper and pulp, and three for cement. While the head of each unit has considerable operational autonomy, strategic decisions, considering these units, such as capacity expansion, procurement of new technology involving substantial investment, etc., are made at the headquarters, located in Delhi. The head quarters monitor the performance of every unit though weekly and monthly reports are which are prepared by CBIS installed at each unit. Often considerable amount of time of the senior executives based at the headquarters is taken away in analyzing these reports and drawing inferences for planning and control. The result is that the senior executives have little time for strategic thinking which they feel is a must in the present competitive environment. The CEO of the company has thus proposed to develop suitable computer based systems which might be helpful in understanding the current status of various manufacturing units in terms of their overall performance, the type of
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environmental constraints that operate in the three business that exist for enhancing capacity in these business areas. Questions: a. What systems would you propose that would serve the company’s needs? b. Considering that the company already has CBIS installed, will you contemplate complete overhaul of the systems or add functionalities of the existing systems? Justify your line of action. c. Justify the requirement of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the context of the given case. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course MBA ADL 100 taught by Professor Ram during the Spring '11 term at Amity University.

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