PhD. MIS Comprehensive Exam Topics New plan April 2007

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Arab Academy for Banking & Financial Sciences

Faculty of Information Systems & Technology


PhD.
M
IS



Comprehensive

Exam
Topics

New

plan


April

2007













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Advance Topics in
Information System Management



Book1:

Information Systems Management
in Practice; Sixth Edition, B.C. McNurlin
and R.H. Sprague, Prentice
-
Hall, Inc. 2004


Topic

Chapter

The Top IS Job

2

Strategic Uses of Information Technology

3

Information Systems Planning

4

Managing Operation

8

Management Issues in System Development

10

Supporting Collaboration

12

Future Issues in IS

14




Book2:

Managing the Information Technology Resource,
By Jerry N. Luftman, 2004,
Pearson

Chapters: 2,4,5,8,9,11

Topics:

1.

From MIS (Management
Information Systems) to ISM (Information
Systems Manag
ement)

2.

Role of CIO/IS Manager.

3.

ISM issues and concerns

4.

information Systems planning

5.

Emerging Themes in IS Strategy

6.

Models and t
echniques used in IS Management

7.

Types of organizational cultures and its impact on information systems.




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Advance Topics in
Kn
owledge Management



Readings
:

1.

Organization Knowledge Creation Theory,
Dr. Firas Alkhaldi, Notes:
2005. (Arab academy web Site)

2.

Working Knowledge ,
Davenport and Pursak, 1998

3.

Knowledge Management
,
Awad , Prentice
-
Hall, Inc. 2004

4.

Knowledge Management, Solu
tions, Technology
,
I.B. Fernandez, et al,
Prentice
-
Hall, Inc. 2004


Topics


Organization Knowledge Creation Theory

Knowledge Management

Life cycle

Knowledge Management Strategy

Knowledge Capturing and Creating Techniques

Knowledge Sharing and Trans
fer

Knowledge Management Technologies

Developing a Knowledge Management Initiative













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Advance Topics in
Electronic Business



Book1:

E
-
Business and E
-
Commerce
, 2/E, Dave Chaffey, Prentice Hall,


Topics

Chapters

E
-
Business Infrastructure


E
-
Environment

E
-
Business Strategy

3+4+5

Supply Chain Management

E
-
procurement

E
-
Marketing

6
+
7
+
8

Customer Relationship Management

Changer Management

9
+
10




Book2:

Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Perspective,
E. Turban, D. King, J. Lee,
and D
. Viehland, Prentice Hall, 2004.

Topics

Chapter

Overview of E
-
Business

1 and 2

E
-
Supply Chains

(
E
-
Supply Chains, Collaborative
Commerce, and Intra
-
business EC)

8

E
-
Supply Chains

(
E
-
Supply Chains, Collaborative
Commerce, and Intrabusiness EC)

15 and 16




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Advanced Topics in Technology Change Management


BOOK:

Managing The Information Technology Resource
, BY Jerry N. Luftman,
2004, Pearson
(
http://myphlip.pearsoncmg.com/fac
ulty/mplistres5.cfm?vbookid=519
)


Topic

Chapter

Introduction to Managing the Information Technology
Resource


1

IT Strategy


2

Strategic Alignment Maturity (Concept/importance of
business and IT strategy alignment maturity)

3

Managing Emerging Techno
logies

(
Importance of
understanding emerging technologies. Should
organization be pioneer, leader, or follower

And how to introduce and appropriate apply new
technology

7

Organizing IT (Common ways IT is organized

and Determination of best organizational
structure
(Federalist IT model))

8

Management of Change (Why people resist change.

How IT is player in change management. Successful
planning of change. And

Global factors in change management)

10


Measuring, Reporting, and Controlling


13



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Advanced

Topics in Database Systems


Book
:


Fundamentals of Database Systems,

5
th

edition, Elmasri et. al, Addison
-
Wesley, 200
7.



Topics

Chapters

Database Concepts and Facilities

1, 2

EE
-
R modeling

4

Object
-
Oriented Databases

22

Transaction Processing Conc
epts and Theory

17

Database Recovery Techniques

19

Distributed Databases and Client

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Advanced Topics in Information Systems Development


Book:

Software Engineering, Ian Sommerville
, 7th edition, Addison
-
Wesley, 2005



Topics

Chapters

Introduction

1

Socio
-
technical systems

2

Software processes

4

Software requirements

6

Requirements engineering processes

7

System models

8

Architectural de
sign

11

Rapid software development

17

Quality management

27

Configuration Management

29