Level of Knowledge :
Basic knowledge.
Objective . . .
To provide an awareness of basic concepts of information systems and various quantitative techniques to the students.
Detailed Contents . . .
PART A: INFORMATION SYSTEMS [50 Marks]
 Systems  An Overview — Systems  definition, characteristics, types of systems, subsystems, super systems, and total systems; systems concepts in business, systems approach to management problem solving.
 Information and Information Systems  An Overview — Information and data  definition and distinctions, information as a corporate resource, features and qualities of information; types of information; process of generating information; value and cost of information; information needs at various levels of management; factors influencing information needs; information systems  definition and elements; information system activities; types of information systems; information systems in business management; recent trends in information systems.
 Computer Hardware  An Overview — Computers  an introduction, benefits and drawbacks of computers; computer system concept; types, categories, generation and trends in computers; components of a computer system; primary and secondary storage; computer storage capacities; computer peripherals  inputs, output and storage devices; number system (binary; octal; hexadecimal and their operations) for computers; security of computer hardware, hardware standards, acquisition and selection of computers.
 Computer Software  An Overview — Computer software  an introduction, software trends; systems software  operating systems, utilities, assembler, compiler, linker, loader; multiprogramming, multiprocessing, time sharing, batch processing, online and real time processing; application software; computer virus and crimes.
 Data Base — Data base concepts, data structure, data base management system; data base files.
 Programming  An Overview — Programming concepts, stages of programming; programme development approach; algorithm, flow charting concepts; high level languages; machine level languages.
Readings
 Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
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 Managing with information
 Tata Mc Graw Hill Company
 Management information system, conceptual Foundations
 Gordon B Davis& Margrethe H Olson
 Excel Books
 Fundamentals of information Technology
 Leon Tech Worlds
 Fundamentls of information Technology
 Alexis Leon & Mathew Leon
 Pearson Education Asia.
 Information systems  A Management perspective
Reference
 Mc Graw Hill Books Company
 Computer Data Processing
 Prentice Hall of India, Pvt Ltd.
 Information systems  Success in 21st century
 Vikas publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
 Analysis design and implementation of information system
 Excel Books
 Information systems for managers
 Ashok Arora & Akshya Bhatia
PART B: QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES [50 Marks]
 Quantitative Techniques  An Introduction — Classifications of quantitative techniques; applications of quantitative techniques to business and industry; limitations of quantitative techniques.
 Statistical Techniques —
 Descriptive statistics  functions, scope, distrust and limitations of statistics.
 Statistical data collection  primary and secondary data, methods of collecting primary data, sources of secondary data, census and sample investigation.
 Presentation of statistical data  classification; tabulation; frequency distribution; diagrams and graphs.
 Statistical averages  importance and requisites of a good statistical average; types of averages  arithmetic mean, median, mode, geometric mean and harmonic mean, weighted average; relationship amongst different averages.
 Dispersion  meaning and significance of dispersion; methods of measuring dispersion  range, quartile; mean deviation, standard deviation, Lorenz Curve.
 Correlation and regression analysis (simple)  meaning and significance of correlation, types of correlation, methods of studying correlation  scattered diagram, Karl Pearson's coefficient of correlation; rank correlation; coefficient of determination; regression analysis  meaning and significance, difference between correlation and regression, regression lines, regression equations, coefficient of regression; standard error of the estimate.
 Index numbers  definition and significance of index numbers, construction of index numbers, types of index numbers, consumer price index numbers, limitations of index numbers.
 Time series analysis  meaning, significance and components of time series, measurement of trendgraphic, semiaverage, moving average and least square method, measurement of seasonal variations; forecasting.
 Linear Programming Technique  Basics — Meaning, advantages, limitations and business applications of linear programming; basic terminology; formulation of linear programming problem; graphic solution of linear programming problem.
Readings
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 Tata Mc Graw Hill Company
 Theory and problems of statistics
 Murray R Spiegel & Larry J Stephens
 Quantitative Techinques in Management
 Excell books
 Business statistics
 Quantitative Techinques in Management
 Sultan Chand & Sons
 Statistical Methods
 Frank Sons, Daryaganj
 Fundamental of statistics
 A K Agarwal & Sahib Singh
 S. Chand & Company Ltd.
 Statistics
 New Central Book Agency
 Business statistics
Reference
 Himalaya publishing House
 Fundamentals of statistics
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