Computers and Management Information Systems (CMIS) 341

Managing Information Technology in the E-Business Enterprise I (Revision 4)


Permanently closed, effective October 1, 2010.

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies

Prerequisite: CMIS 311

Centre: School of Business

CMIS 341 has a Challenge for Credit option.


CMIS 341 is an MIS (management information systems) course, but it differs from a traditional MIS course because it concentrates on managing information systems in e-business enterprises. Another way of looking at this course is that it delves into the management of systems designed for conducting e-business.


CMIS 341 comprises 12 lessons, as follows:

  • Lesson 1: Foundations of Information Systems in Business
  • Lesson 2: Competing with Information Technology
  • Lesson 3: Managing Data Resources
  • Lesson 4: Telecommunications and Networks
  • Lesson 5: Functional and Cross-Functional e-Business Systems
  • Lesson 6: Enterprise e-Business Systems in Practice
  • Lesson 7: Electronic Commerce Systems
  • Lesson 8: Decision Support in e-Business
  • Lesson 9: Developing e-Business Strategies
  • Lesson 10: Developing E-Business Solutions
  • Lesson 11: Security Management of e-Business
  • Lesson 12: Global e-Business Technology Management


To receive credit for CMIS 341, you must pass the final examination and achieve a course composite grade of at least a ā€œDā€ (50 percent). The passing grade for the examination, under Athabasca University's alpha grading system, is ā€œDā€ (50 percent). Your final mark will be determined by your marks on four written assignments and a final examination. The chart below provides the credit weight associated with each of these requirements.

Assign 1 Assign 2 Assign 3 Assign 4 Final exam Total
15% 15% 20% 20% 30% 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Note: You have the option of taking the final examination for this course either online or in the traditional pen-and-paper format. The final examination must be taken at an invigilated location. If you choose to take the examination online, it is your responsibility to ensure a computer with an Internet connection and Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher is available for your use at the invigilation centre.

Course Materials


O'Brien, J. A., & Montazemi, A. R. (2004). Management Information Systems: Managing Information Technology in Business (1st Cdn. ed.). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 0-07-090963-6

Other Materials

All other materials will be available to students online.

Special Course Features

You may complete the activities and exercises for CMIS 341 using any office suite package with spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 4, March 10, 2006.

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Updated January 20 2016 by Student & Academic Services