ISL381 Yönetim Bilgi Sistemleri

Syllabus, 2019 Spring

About The Course

This course focuses on the critical personal and organizational issues of the management information systems (MIS) function. Exposure is provided to important technical topics related to computer hardware and software. The unifying theme is the types of computer-based applications being used at different levels of an organization and how computer-based applications being used at different levels of an organization and how computer technology assists individuals to perform their jobs. This course provides an overview of information systems in the business world. It presents an organizational view of how to use information technology to create competitive firms, manage global organizations, and provide useful products and services to customers.

As a part of the objectives upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • to explain (1) the relationships among management, information, and systems; (2) the relationship between a manager’s need for information and his/her position in the organization; (3) how hardware, software, data, people, and procedures are combined to form an information system; and (4) how information technology can be used by a business organization to gain a competitive advantage,
  • to understand (1) the evolution of computer-based information systems; (2) basic computer hardware, software, and data concepts; (3) the types of information systems that are needed to support the various levels of a business enterprise; and (4) the process of analyzing, designing, and developing an information system,
  • to develop (1) an understanding of the needs for and roles of MIS within business organizations; (2) an awareness of critical issues faced by the MIS profession, including international information flow, legal and ethical issues of information usage, and security and privacy of data resources; and (3) problem solving and managerial decision making skills using information systems and information technology.


Required Textbook

Management Information Systems (K. Laudon and J. Laudon, 2016, 14/GE, ISBN-10: 1292094001, Prentice Hall).

Lecture Slides

Lecture slides will be followed up on the course schedule at the bottom of this webpage.


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Student will get a letter at the end of the semester. This grade will reflect his/her personal academic performance in this semester. Additional works to gain some points may be accepted. Course evaluation is totally and only related to student’s course performance and course-based academic performance.

Some assignments and quizzes may be awarded by instructor with a couple of extra points. Additional bonus points may be given in midterm and final examinations. Participation is not attendance. Instructor may evaluate your in-class performance and give credits free from your other gained points.

Grading Items

Quizzes, Assignments, and Participation, 20%

Midterm exam, 40%

Final exam, 40%

Grading Scale

Point* Point** Grade
90-100 94-100 AA
85-89 88-93 BA
80-84 82-87 BB
75-79 76-81 CB
70-74 70-75 CC
65-69 64-69 DC
60-64 58-63 DD
0-59 0-57 FF

* As in Article 27 of TOBB ETU Student Regulations.
** Revised grading scale for this course.


Assignments and Quizzes

There will be several assignments during the semester, and you will receive credit for simply completing them correctly. All information about yourself should be placed top-right corner of the assignment paper. Cover page should not be used. Recycled paper and used paper are welcome.

The quizzes may cover any material discussed in class or assigned in the text. The regular quizzes will be given at the end of class, online quizzes will be on the same day via electronic tools. There will be no make-up quiz.


Your examinations are 1.5-hour duration, closed-book, closed-notes. However, I may add a formulation/help/summary sheet to the examination question paper. Please bring in a scientific calculator when taking your examinations. Devices are not permitted other than a calculator.

The exams are not in any particular format so expect both standard numerical problem solving and conceptual type questions. The exams will test your understanding of the material covered in this course. The main objective is to find out how reflective you are in answering the questions correctly, subject to a limited time constraint.

Exam papers will be available to check for '''5 days''' following the announcement of exam points. '''Please check your exam paper!'''

Responsibilities and Academic Honesty

You have a responsibility to yourselves, your fellow classmates, and me, as an instructor, to '''come prepared''' and to '''participate''' in classroom discussions. You are responsible for all material presented in class whether or not they are presented. This material includes the lectures and discussions.

Cheating of any type will not be tolerated. Anyone caught plagiarizing, copying from other students, or allowing others to copy his or her work will receive a grade of "0" on the relevant assignment, quiz, or exam. In certain cases additional penalties may be applied as provided by university regulations.

Tentative Weekly Schedule

Week Topic Reading Assignment/Quiz Lecture Slide
1 Information Systems in Global Business Today -
Chapter 1
Information Systems in Global Business Today
2 Global E-Business and Collaboration Chapter 2
3 IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies -
Chapter 5
4 Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management Chapter 6 Product and Service Design
5 Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology Chapter 7 Strategic Capacity Planning
6 Securing Information Systems Chapter 8 Process Selection and Facility Layout
7 Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy Chapter 3 Job Design
8 Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems Chapter 4 Location Analysis and Planning
9 Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications Chapter 9 Supply Chain Management
10 E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods Chapter 10 Inventory Management
11 Managing Knowledge Chapter 11 Aggregate Planning
12 Enhancing Decision Making
Building Information Systems
Managing Projects
Managing Global Systems
Chapter 12/13/14/15 MRP and ERP