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MDB 104: MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Q1.

Explain the characteristics of MIS?

Q2.

What is the role of Executive Information System?

Q3.

Briefly explain the evolution of MIS?

Q4.

Describe the various types of management information systems.

Q5.

What is Office Automation? Describe some of the areas in office automation.

Q6.

Describe the role of management information systems in a business organisation.

Q7.

Mention the importance of Management Information Systems.

Q8.

Distinguish between MIS and Business Data Processing.

Q9.

Discuss the structure of Management Information System on the basis of operating elements of an
information system.

Q10. Explain with the help of a suitable diagram the conceptual structure of a Management Information
System.
Q11. What is public information system? How is it different from private information system?
Q12. Planning information is different from control information. Do you agree?
Q13. Information requirements of top management are different from that of bottom level management.
Substantiate.
Q14. How does MIS provide decision support to top management?
Q15. What are the physical components of MIS?
Q16. What is systems integration? What are the methods of system integration?
Q17. MIS is a confederation of subsystems. Elaborate.
Q18. The physical structure of MIS need not be the same as the conceptual structure. Do you agree?
Q19. How does information requirement change with levels of management?
Q20. What are the characteristics of Information?
Q21. What is data reduction? How is it done?
Q22. How do you determine the value of Information?
Q23. How do you assess the quality of Information? What factors affect the quality of Information?
Q24. Describe how an analysis of the organisation system is important to information system
development?
Q25. What are the methods of decoupling of system?

Q26. Describe the elements of negative feedback control system?


Q27. What is law of requisite variety?
Q28. Explain how the system concepts are useful in designing and implementing MIS?
Q29. Explain the important system characteristics?
Q30. What do you understand by systems approach to problem solving? How is it applicable to installation
of MIS?
Q31. Explain the phases of MIS development and implementation in detail.
Q32. Discuss the key issues and management challenges in MIS.
Q33. What do you mean by Technical evaluation? Why evaluation is important in MIS implementation?
Q34. Identify three common types of Personnel Administration Data Systems and list the important files
involved. Describe briefly the personnel status reporting System.
Q35. Name all the subsystems of Personnel Administration Data Systems. Explain Placement data system.
Q36. What is the purpose of Personnel Administration Data System? Mention the three Common types of
Personnel Administration Data System and list the important files involved.
Q37. What are the systems involved in personnel action data systems.
Q38. What is the basic function of the payment system? Describe briefly the five data groups involved in
any payment system.
Q39. Identify the groups of data, which constitute payment systems.
Q40. Explain the three sets of procedures of payroll system.
Q41. Explain the basic functions of accounts payable systems.
Q42. Explain briefly the accounts payable system with reference to the important files and procedures
involved.
Q43. What are the basic functions of the accounts receivable system with reference to the important files
and procedures involved?
Q44. What is the major purpose of financial control data systems?
Q45. Explain the basic functions of financial control data systems. Describe briefly the processing system
need in financial control data system to update the general ledger.
Q46. Examine the role of general ledger in financial control data systems.
Q47. Explain the procedures involved in updating the general ledger accounts.
Q48. Why do you require processing systems in the financial control data systems? Explain the role of
processing systems in functioning of financial control data systems.
Q49. Describe briefly the processing systems needed in financial control data systems to update the
general ledgers and to produce financial reports.

Q50. Explain in detail the reporting system in financial control data systems.
Q51. Explain the purpose and contents of fixed assets file.
Q52. Examine the role of cost center file in enhancing the effectiveness of responsibility accounting.
Q53. How does the financial control systems provide financial status and status change information to
management, investors and government agencies? Explain.
Q54. Discuss the role of various subsystems of operation data systems.
Q55. What are the different ways in which data systems can support operations?
Q56. What you mean by product catalogue file? List the contents.
Q57. Examine the contents of inventory file with particular reference to effective management of
inventory in an organization. List all the data items.
Q58. Discuss the contents and the role of forecast allocation file in improving the effectiveness of planning
function.
Q59. Discuss the purpose and content of work order file.
Q60. Examine the contents of vendor file and customer file.
Q61. List the main data items in the shipment file.
Q62. Discuss operation file, production control file and purchasing file. List the data items.
Q63. Describe briefly receipts file and purchase contents file.
Q64. Explain the purpose of quotation systems. Discuss the files and procedures involved.
Q65. Describe the order entry system and order processing system with reference to the files and
procedures involved. Highlight the role played y computer applications in these systems.
Q66. What are the basic functions of MRP system? Describe the role of each at the subsystems involved
in MRP. Highlight the role of computers in MRP system.
Q67. Discuss materials resource planning (MRPII) in detail.
Q68. Describe briefly the purchase order system with reference to the files and procedures involved.
Q69. Mention the procedures involved in operation data collection system.
Q70. Describe the major operation data systems found in a manufacturing organization.
Q71. Mention the purpose of Marketing planning systems.
Q72. Briefly explain the files involved in marketing planning systems.
Q73. Discuss the marketing planning system and highlight the role played by computers in this system?

Q74. How does the marketing planning system help the management to deal with uncertainties in
marketing?
Q75. Discuss the subsystems involved in logistics planning system. How the subsystem supports logistics
planning.
Q76. Briefly explain Optimal Facilities Location Programs (OFLP), shop load projector and inventory
policy evaluator.
Q77. Write short notes on:
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Management Information System
2.
The scope of MIS
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Basic subsystems of MIS
4.
DSS
5.
IRM
6.
Expert System
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The subsystems of MIS.
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The Pyramid structure of MIS.

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Security and International issues in


MIS
Information network
MIS Planning
MIS Design
MIS Implementation
Economic Evaluation
Information