Not too easy. Not too difficult.
For those who are distant learners and need a more structured online course then this won't work for you. I liked it because I learned on my own and was able to think outside the box and use the internet and the book as my source. If I didn't understand something I was able to get in touch with the Professor.
I attained an overall understanding of how organizations use information technologies and systems to achieve objectives such as improving operational excellence, developing new products and service, improving decision making and achieving competitive advantages. I also developed a solid understanding of the evolving nature of MIS and how organizations must adapt to changes to maintain efficiencies and strategic advantages. To accomplish the goal of this study I conducted solid and thorough research on the latest organizational methods used in developing and maintaining MIS systems. I used Essentials of Management Information Systems by Kenneth Laudon and Jane Laudon. This advanced study covered the following topics: 1) Business Information Systems in Your Career, 2) E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems, 3) Achieving Competitive Advantages with Information Systems, 4) Achieving Competitive Advantage with Information Systems, 5) Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications, 6) Improving Decision Making and Managing Knowledge, 7) Building Information Systems and Managing Projects, and 8) Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems. I used the course material, thought analytically, and answered 5 review questions and a case study in report format.
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Advice for students:
Stay on top of the assignments and readings. There was a lot of writing especially for this college. You have to be analytical and able to obtain what you read. So, lots of notes and highlighting if you can. I chose not to highlight. Pace yourself and prepare ahead each report format with the questions and case study helped me a lot when I went to answer each question. Preparation, reading, and writing!