Management Information Systems: Why IT Matters

Est. Study Time: 1 hours
3 PDCs


Many forms of Information Systems are overlooked in business, but various software can help to streamline procedures and increase efficiency. This course explores the ways IT can aid businesses and the types of software available to simply business life. Worth 3 PDCs (SHRM).
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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to plan information systems and implement them for business use
  • Gain an understanding of recent advancements in IT
  • Become familiar with the various types of software available for business use
  • Recognize the importance of IT to business function
  • Learn viable IS strategies and how to implement them
  • Understand how to compare various ERP software, and how IS can be used in business

How do I earn credits with VTR Learning?

Earning credits with VTR Learning is easy. Simply purchase one of our self-paced courses and complete it within a year. Afterward, you will be given a certificate of completion, which contains a code to submit to your certifying organization.

Can I earn free credits?

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How long do I have to complete my course?

You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.

What happens if I fail my course?

Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.

Do I earn a certificate of completion?

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