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Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS)

General description

  • Language: English
  • Level: master
  • ECTS: 3
  • Aimed to students in engineering, management and business or interested in related topics
  • See official course description for UC3M students here (info for 2018-2019 to be available soon)
  • Start date: 4 February 2019
  • Exam date: TBD 27 May-4 June 2019 / Exam resit: TBD 20-28 June 2019

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand Management Information Systems (MIS) and their role in today’s organizations
  • Be familiar with the major trends in MIS and MIS infrastructures (Cloud, Big Data, ERPs, outsourcing) and how these evolutions will affect workplaces and business strategies
  • Identify the basic alternatives for MIS procurement/development, and the major challenges in each approach

What are the learning activities?

  • An online course (SPOC) including learning materials and activities
  • Case studies and assignments


  • Exam (60 % of the final grade)
  • Continuous evaluation (40 % of the final grade)

Preview of the course

MOOC on edX (an introduction to the subject)