MGMT 3220 R50
Management Information Systems
3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

Integrates topics of management and organization theory, information and communication theory, and systems theory relevant to managing an organizationís information resources.  Includes computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and database concepts and emphasizes the e-commerce and Internet based business models to get a competitiveness of global based business environments. This course meets the requirements for a Technology Intensive course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student should able to:

            apply the concepts of systems and information to business.

            address business needs for internet/electronic commerce.

            apply development tools to business information system.

            discuss issues surrounding ethics, security, and global management as they relate to computer based information system

Prerequisites and Corequisites:

Junior or senior status with basic computer skills will be needed

Course Topics:

Suggested course topics included Role of Information Systems in Business Organizations, Strategic Use of Information Systems, Basic Concepts of Information Systems Resources such as hardware, software, and telecommunications, database, Internet and electronic commerce, and Internet Security & Ethnical Challenges.

Specific Course Requirements:

Basic knowledge of World Wide Web and basic understanding of MS products such as MS Word,  Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Materials:

Please visit the RODP Virtual Bookstore for information concerning required textbooks for this course. The web address is

Supplementary Materials:

Please visit the RODP Virtual Bookstore for information concerning supplementary information for this course. The web address is

Hardware Requirements:

Please visit the RODP Website for a listing of hardware requirements.

Software Requirements:

Please visit the RODP Website for a listing of software requirements.

Instructor Information

Please see the separate page inside the course to find instructor contact information as well as a statement of virtual office hours and other communication information.

Assessments and Grading

Testing Procedures:

Tests will be administrated periodically on the web (D2L). Exam dates will be posted on the Calendar navigation bar. Please double check the exam date. Keep in mind, once you open the exam, you must complete the exam during the same sitting.  You can open the exam at any time during the test date window, however, once you start the exam you cannot stop.

We will have three exams during the semester that will consist of multiple-choice, true/false and fill in the blank  The number of questions varies.

Grading Procedures:

Grades will be based on test scores and assignments as designated by the instructor. There will be three exams that integrate course materials and discussions.

All material used in class such as text, lecture notes, and discussions will be used in composing the exams.  Please study everything.  We will cover all important concepts in the class lecture and will derive most questions from the material covered. 

No late assignments. No "Incompletes" will be assigned for the course.

Exams (3 at 10%, 100 points each)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† 30%

Assignments (12 @ 5 %, 100 points each)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 60%

Discussion Board Participation (required for each module)††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† 10%

Grading Scale:

The grading scale for this course is as follows:

Grading Scale:

A†††† 90- 100

B†††† 81 - 89

C†††† 70 - 79

D†††† 60 - 69

F†††† 59 or below

Assignments and Participation

Assignments and Projects:

Each chapter (module) will have an assignment for a total of 12 assignments. All assignments, paper, & project files must be submitted through the "Digital Drop Box" function.  No assignments will be accepted through email, nor will late assignments be accepted. 


Each student is required to add to the module's discussion board question during the week the chapter is assigned. You must post to the discussion board by mid-week and should have another post before the assignment due date commenting on other student's posts. A grade will be given at mid-semester and a second grade at the end of the semester concerning your participation.

Class Participation:

You are expected to participate in all interactive aspects of the course. For example, you must communicate with other students via emails and discussion board exchanges. You are expected to communicate with your instructor on a regular basis and check the course frequently for announcements. You must actively participate in threaded discussion events. Students are expected to work at a pace conducive to collaborative learning - that is, don't work too far ahead or too far behind the group. The class is designed to support student interaction. You will be responsible for meeting all deadlines.


You are encouraged to work at your own pace, However, deadlines are placed on threaded discussions, quizzes and tests. You should become familiar with the Class Calendar to determine when materials are due and adjust your study schedule accordingly. Once a deadline has passed you will be "locked out" of the material.

Course Ground Rules

Assignments will be presented as noted in the course Calendar. You will have until the due date on the calendar to complete each assignment. You are expected to communicate with other students in threaded discussions, learn how to navigate in D2L, and stay aware of course announcements. You should use your assigned D2L email addresses for all communication. You should address any technical problems immediately. You should observe course etiquette at all times. Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. For further clarification see the RODP Statement of Academic Honesty.

Guidelines for Communication


Discussion Groups:


Chat rooms may be available in some courses for student communication but will not be a required part of the course. If you utilize the chat tool, please keep the following in mind:

Web Resources:

Web links will be posted and updated throughout the class. An email or announcement will be made when a new link is available to students. Please review the Disclaimer of Offsite Content within D2L for more information.


The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in the Regents Online Degree Program. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading must be included in all courses.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Student Support

Student Services:

For questions regarding registration or course enrollment, please contact your RODP Campus Contact.

For questions and issues related to the Regents Online Campus Collaborative or the Tennessee Board of Regents, please contact the RODP Helpdesk at 1-888-223-0023.

Technical Support:

For assistance with the Desire2Learn system or other technical issues, please contact the Student Technical Support Helpdesk at 1-866-550-7637. The staff there are available 24/7 to assist you.