Kelly Burke, Ph.D.

Management Information Systems


University of Hawaii at Hilo

College of Business and Economics

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QBA 362 - Weekly Learning Objectives

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Learning Objectives


Ch. 1

The Information Age and the Organization

  1. Identify MIS challenges
  2. Look at factors shaping the new business
  3. Explore role of IT
  4. Understand how information is a key resource
  5. Know what makes an information-literate knowledge worker



Ch. 2

IT and Strategic Advantage

  1. See how information technologies can give a firm competitive advantage.
  2. Understand use of competitive forces and value chain models for evaluating IT systems.
  3. Examine ways some industries have altered competition through information systems.




Hardware, Software, and You

  1. Identify hardware components used for input, storage and output in a computer system.
  2. Describe major types of software.
  3. Understand what typical users need to look for in purchasing computer systems.



Ch. 3

Database Technologies

  1. Explain databases and database management systems
  2. Explore database design issues.
  3. Understand roles of data warehouses and data mining.
  4. Explain essential issues of information resource management.



Ch. 4

IT Supporting Decision Making

  1. Understand decision process and types of decisions.
  2. Identify types of decision support technologies and how they are used.
  3. Explore how artificial intelligence systems aid decision makers.


6. - 8.

ELM - J & Demo

Practice: Building Database Queries, Forms, Reports, Application Integration

  1. Review basic database, table, and query building techniques.
  2. Practice intermediate query building techniques.
  3. Learn and practice form and report building.
  4. Learn and practice how to build an integrated database application.



ELM - E, B

Network and Internet Basics

  1. Describe basic components of a networking system.
  2. Compare types of networks and network services.
  3. Examine networking infrastructure.
  4. Understand the Internet and how it supports the WWW.


10. - 11.

Ch. 5

Electronic Commerce

  1. Explore how electronic commerce (EC) works.
  2. Identify advantages and disadvantages of EC.
  3. Examine B2B and B2C e-commerce models.
  4. Discuss e-commerce payment systems.
  5. Explore security and privacy in e-commerce.




Spring Break

13. 14.

ELM F & Demo

Practice: Building a Web Site.

  1. Understand how web sites are created.
  2. Explore good design principles.
  3. Learn web page design, editing, customization and linking.
  4. Experience publishing a web site.



ELM - H & Ch. 8

Managing People, Privacy and Information Security

  1. Learn to apply ethics to information policy.
  2. Examine privacy issues relevant to organizations, customers, and employees.
  3. Understand why and how to protect and secure information.
  4. Identify ways information on a network is vulnerable.
  5. Understand what motivates hackers.
  6. Understand ways to protect information.



Ch. 9

Emerging Trends and Technologies

  1. Explore the scope of new technologies.
  2. Identify wireless/mobile opportunities and issues.
  3. Understand how mew technologies will impact personal life.
  4. Identify ways jobs may change in the future due to information technologies.
  5. Examine future of B2C commerce.
  6. Understand problems in making technologies transparent to users.
  7. Understand YOUR role as THE critical resource for handling information and knowledge.