COMP 5131 - Introduction to Information Systems
Fall 2008
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Instructor and Office Hours:

Ajay Kumar (csajaykr at
Office: PQ 831 
Office hours: Tue, Fri 5:30pm - 7:00pm or by appointment.

Lecture schedule:

First Class for Fall 2008 starts on Sep 1 in PQ-305
Mon	18:30 - 20:30	PQ-305
Mon	20:30 - 21:30	PQ-305

Reference Books:

nLaudon K. C. and Laudon J. P., Essentials of Management Information Systems, 8th Edition, Pearson, 2008.
nO’Brien J. A. and Marakas G. M., Introduction to Information Systems, 14th Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008.
Suggested Prerequisites:
No prerequisite - An undergraduate level understanding of basic compute skills is assumed since this course is directed for postgraduate students.

Course Objectives:


The course will be directed to provide broad introductory understanding of information systems employed to achieve the corporate objectives. The state-of-the-art technologies that will contribute towards the future development of IT systems and applications will also be introduced. The objective of this course is to become better informed users, customers and/or professionals in the application and use of information systems and technology. The issues contributing to successful planning, design, development, implementation and management of IT systems will be discussed in this course.



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Last updated: Monday, 24 November 2008 12:48:09 TST (Ajay Kumar)