Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Management Information Systems

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course aims to provide a substantive overview to the technology,
applications, and the management of IT/IS in organizations with special emphases on
the strategic role and implications of IT and electronic business. The course is designed
to provide the necessary frameworks, concepts, and principles to guide you to
understand and to effectively address the issues pertaining to the vast and fast growing
field of IT/IS in the context of an enterprise and business webs. More specifically, the
purpose of this course is three-fold: First, to introduce the concept and role of IT/IS in
organizations; Second, to provide recent hot issues related to IT/IS; Finally, to develop
the top-notch communication skills (both written and oral) through intensive rounds of
writes-ups, presentation, and debates.

After understanding the role of IT/IS in organizations, course participants should
be able to 1) explain how to develop and manage IT/IS; 2) appreciate the needed
technologies in your organization; and 3) understand and discuss recent issues related to
the managing of information as corporate resources. Furthermore, through the real
world case studies, you will learn how to deal with the specific managerial problems you
may encounter in your real IT/IS environment. It is the premise of this course that
understanding how IT/IS may be harnessed to create and deliver value is an essential
and notable competency for twenty-first century managers.

Main Textbook

  • [L&L] Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm (13th ed.), Prentice Hall, 2014 (

Recommended References


  • Donghyun Baek et al., Management Information Systems (10nd ed.), Hante Media, 2012 (in Korean)
  • Geewoo Bock et al., Management Information Systems for Future Business, Sigma Press, 2013 (in Korean)
  • Kelly Rainer and Hugh Watson, Management Information Systems: Moving Business Forward, John Wiley & Sons, 2012
  • James A. O'Brien and George Marakas, Management Information Systems (10th ed.), McGraw-Hill, 2010
  • Barbara C. McNurlin, Ralph H. Sprague, Information Systems Management in Practice (8th ed.), Prentice Hall, 2009



*Course content subject to change