King Talal School of Business Technology
Management Information Systems

Course Description

Introduction to Management Information Systems

3 credit hours

Introduction to Information Systems and Components. Types and Uses of Information Systems. Applications of Some Information Systems and Their Structures. Information Systems Life Cycle and phases (Investigation, Design, Development, Testing, Implementation, and Documentation). Usage of information technology in business management (Financing, accounting and marketing).

Advanced Applications in E-Business

Pre-requisite: 32347

Credit hours: 3

This subject covers key areas of E-Business advanced applications, including: Electronic Payment Systems (EPS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM and E-CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM and E-SCM), orders fulfillment, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), social commerce and e-government. Regulatory, ethical and social issues are also covered.

Operation Research
Pre-requisite: 31131
3 credit hours

Introductory steps of OR. Linear programming. Graphic solutions. Simplex method. Dual problem. Special linear programming problems (transportation, assignment, and transshipment). Project scheduling (CPM and PERT).


3 credit hours

Business risk management. Liability loss exposure. Risk control tools. Risk financing tools. Legal aspects of insurance. Selecting insurance. Insurance price methods.


3 credit hours

This course is designed to develop the students understanding of the system for allocating resources among competing wants, analysis of supply and demand and market equilibrium, Elasticity, consumer behavior theory, Theory of production & profit maximization, Analysis of markets and pricing in competitive and noncompetitive markets and other markets.


Introduction to Banking

3 credit hours

An introduction to money and finance concepts, Developments of banks and bank transactions. The banking financial system, types of banks: objective, functions and balance sheets. types of debit and credit accounts, types of securities, types of loans and its purposes, letter of credits and guarantees, banking services and facilities, Money and financial markets, electronic banking, banking risk ,commercial banks and specialized credit institutions in Jordan.

Operating System and Applications

Pre-requisite: 11102

3 credithours

Concepts. Hardware components.  Software components. PC operating systems. Diagnosis and troubleshooting of common OS problems. System resource management: memory, directories and files. Installation and configuration of the operating system using the popular Red Hat Linux.

Decision Support Systems

Pre requisites:   32160

3 credit hours

Overall decision process and how management support system elements contribute to that process. Evolution of management support systems. Decision making process. Modeling. Development of DSS. Executive information system. Group decision support system.

Commercial Law and E- Commerce Laws

3 credit hours

General introduction to the law. Commercial law and its development and characteristics. Commercial transactions and traders and commercial contracts, Bankruptcy, Antimonopoly laws, letter of credit, E-commerce, electronic transactions act.

Financial Analysis

Pre-requisites: 32213

3 credit hours

This course aims to give an introduction about financial analysis and the main concepts for it. Also provide a solid knowledge about financial analysis techniques, tools, and standards. So it covers the vertical and horizontal analysis, ratio analysis such as liquidity, activity, profitability, capital structure, and coverage ratios. In addition, the course covers corporate value evaluation, predicting the insolvency probability, and the attractiveness of company’s shares. The module also explains the relationship between risks and returns and risk measurement. The last part of the module investigates various investment and financing decisions of the firm.

Graduation Project

Pre-requisite: 100 credit hours.

3 credit hours

 The student should undertake a graduation project applied on one of the companies. The focus is on the organization of management and adjustment of alternatives in the preparation of a computerized model of management.

Principles of Finance


3 credit hours

The course will focus on the different methods of finance, according to their maturity. Time value of money. Short term finance; trade credit, accruals, bank loans, Money market instruments. Intermediate term finance: term loan finance, machines and equipment finance, lease financing. Long term finance: bonds, preferred and common stocks. Working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies.

Database for Business

Pre-requisite: 11104

3 credit hours

Introduction to database management. Design and development of efficient business information systems. Data modeling. Data integrity. SQL. Implementation of a database application.

Information System Analysis

Pre-requisite: 11102

3 credit  hours

Concepts of systems. Levels of meaning: Data, Information, Knowledge. Introduction to Information Systems (IS). Managerial levels. Types of IS. Approach of building IS. IS life cycle: analysis, design, and development. Methods of collecting data: interviews, questionnaires, observation. Feasibility studies. A tool for building IS: decision trees, decision tables, flowcharts, data dictionary, algorithms, and data flow diagrams.

Electronic Business

Pre-requisite: 32160

3 credit hours

Basics of Internet programming. Electronic business. E-Commerce Terms and Concepts. Business models: (B2B), and (B2C) and (C2C). Creation of E-Commerce Site: Overview of the technological infrastructure. Software technologies for e-Business. Database Solutions. Payment methods, Security issues. A project is required.

Database Lab.

Co-requisite: 32320

1 credit hour

Design and implementation of a complete database application using a modern relational database system. Relations. Queries. Forms. Reports.


Operating System Applications Lab.

Co-requisite: 32333

1 credit hour

MS. Windows’ operating system. Learn Red hat LINUX operating system and configuration of operating systems. File management to Shell programming.

Information System Networks

Pre-requisite: 32333

3 credit hours

This course presents the basic concepts of data communications and networking its relationship with management information systems. It also focuses on the types and protocols of data communication networks. Special attention is given to the basics and layers of the Open System Interconnection (OSI). This course also covers key communications concepts such as network topology and architecture, transmission media, Internet protocols TCP/IP, and network management.


Security and Protection of Information

Pre-requisite: 32363

3 credit hours

Cryptography primitives. Security protocols. Systems security. Public digital signature. Authentication. Email security. E-Commerce security. Digital watermarking.

Special Topics on Computer Science (1)

Pre-requisite:  Set by Dept.

3 credit hours

The objective of this course is to introduce new topics in one of the areas of Computer Science and Information Technology

Special Topics on Computer Science (2)

Pre-requisite:  Set by Dept.

3 credit hours

The objective of this course is to introduce new topics in one of the areas of Computer Science and Information Technology

Research Methodologies


3 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to the scientific method and research process. Students will gain an understanding of the components of a research paper including hypotheses, different research designs and measurement instruments. They will learn how information is gathered, analyzed and presented. Students will develop assessment skills for writing the scientific research.

Business Communication

3 credit hours

One of the biggest challenges facing both employees and managers in a global workforce is the ability to communicate in an effective and efficient manner. Students will learn how to make efficient use of different types of communication technology, how to write written documents such as C.V.’s, business letters, memos and reports and how to act during presentations and interviews. Communicating in teams, with other company stakeholders and on a cross cultural level will also be emphasized.

Data Analysis

3 credit hours

The course is designed to achieve an understanding of fundamental notions of data presentation and analysis and to use statistical thinking in the context of business problems.  The course deals with modern methods of data exploration (designed to reveal unusual or problematic aspects of data bases), the uses and abuses of the basic techniques of inference, and the use of regression as a tool for management and for financial analysis.