Business Information Systems Online Course

Business Information Systems Online Course - Dave Chaffey - 9780273655947 - MIS (Management Information Systems) - Management Information Systems (145)
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Dave Chaffey / Paul Bocij  
Total pages
October 2002
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This introductory course on Business Information Systems explores a variety of topics including: Managerial Decision making, Networks, Software, Information and Project Management and Systems theory.  As the course develops, students deal in depth with decisions in functional areas such as Database Management and Systems design. Students will also cover the areas of BIS security, Legal and Ethical issues. They are provided with an array of examples to demonstrate techniques, and to apply the concepts to real situations.  For further reference and more in-depth treatment of these topics, please consult the following recommended texts: Business Information Systems, Chaffey et al (the version that you see here contains page references for this title) Business Information Systems, Curtis and Business Information Systems, Clifton/Ince

The authors of this course are Dave Chaffey and Paul Bocij. They were specially commissioned because of their knowledge of Business Information Systems and previous experience of writing for the online environment.


  • Offers 40-50 hours of student learning time that is:
  • Interactive for Active Learning - Innovative online exercises encourage students to assess their understanding and apply their knowledge in a dynamic environment.
  • Collaborative for shared learning - Using interactive chat rooms, students can discuss topics and start learning from one another.
  • Outcome based - All activities are geared to meet clearly established goals
  • Performance Assessed - Lecturers select and customise quizzes and tests that can be administered online. Students can self-assess their knowledge before completing tests
  • Fully customisable and easy to use - The module offers a wealth of pre-loaded content and interactive activities, but can also be fully tailored and integrated. Lecturers can choose the order of topics and add material to best suit their curriculum. No HTML experience required.
  • Designed to make managing content as simple as possible - Each unit contains a consistent pattern of features, including Learning Objectives; Topic Theory; Interactivities; Interactive Diagrams; Self-Assessment Questions; Graded Assessment Questions; Assignments; Case Studies; Summary Material; Weblinks and Further Resources.

New to this Edition

  • More object-oriented 'chunked content'.
  • Updated further reading section and web links.
  • More information on E-Commerce throughout the whole course.
  • Updated to take account of Mobile Commerce/WAP Technology and its implications discussed in the unit on Network and Telecommunications.
  • More explicit links between Business and IT strategies.
  • Includes cases on non profit organisations, offering a cross section of examples from different sectors.
  • Increased managerial focus in line with the second edition of the text.
  • Differential Feedback for every question and interaction in each unit, as well as graded questions at the end of each unit.
  • Extended glossary.
  • Animate images/diagrams.
    Video used to enhance case studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Information Management: Basic Concepts2. Managerial Decision Making3. Systems Theory and Introduction to Information Systems4. The Technology of Computer-based Information Systems5. Networks and Telecommunications6. Software7. Software for the Internet and Communications8. Database Management9. Business Applications10. Internet - Business Applications11. Systems Acquisition12. Project Management13. Initiating Systems Development14. Systems Analysis15. Systems Design16. Systems Build, Implementation and Development17. Business Information Systems Strategy18. Managing End-user Computing19. Business Information Systems Security20. Managing Legal and Ethical Issues