This course provides a comprehensive overview of business firms' information systems today while drawing connections between MIS and business performance. This course starts by introducing major themes related to organizations, management, and the networked enterprise. It then provides the technical foundation for understanding information systems by examining hardware, software, database, networking technologies, and tools and techniques for security and control. The journey continues by examining the core information system applications businesses are using today to improve operational excellence and decision making. Finally, the focus is on using the knowledge acquired earlier on in the course to analyze and design information system solutions to business problems.