CS 250 Management Information Systems • 5 Cr.


Provides basic concepts of information technology in modern business. Topics include data warehouses, decision support systems, electronic commerce, systems development, and risk management. Labs introduce intermediate spreadsheet and database applications in a networked environment. Requires experience with computer databases. Prerequisite: MATH 098 or higher.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the role of information systems in modern businesses.
  • Identify different ways that information technology may be used to support organizations.
  • Explain the fundamental components of hardware, software and telecommunications technology.
  • Explain the types of database technology and applications used in modern businesses.
  • Describe ways that information technology may be used for competitive advantages in business.
  • Describe the ways that information technology may be used to support electronic commerce.
  • Explain how information technology can impact security, privacy and human job content and health.
  • Identify the processes involved with information systems development.
  • Attain intermediate skills in database systems on microcomputers, for support and organizational of data collection, analysis, and reporting operations.