Management Information System (MIS) – Introduction to Management

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Management Information SystemManagement Information System (MIS)
Principles of Management (POM)
Third Semester | Second year
BSc.CSIT | Tribhuvan University (TU)

Introduction to  Management Information System (MIS)
Management information systems are primarily meant for providing information from data after processing them. The information systems do not generate data. The data are generated, collected, recorded, stored, processed and retrieved after it has been generated by business operations in an organization. The information systems are designed for different levels of management-they are supported to cater to the information needs of decision makers at top, middle and lower levels of management. Information systems are designed for supplying information to managers in the areas of marketing, finance, production, personnel, materials, logistics, etc.

Definition: The MIS has more than one definition, some of which are given below.
• The MIS is defined as a system which provides information support for decision-making in the organization.
• The MIS is defined as an integrated system of man and machine for providing the information to support the operations, the management and decision-making function in the organization.
• The MIS is defined as a computer-based information system.
• MIS can be defined as a system that provides information to support management functions like planning, organizing, directing and controlling.
• MIS can be defined as a system that collects information in a systematic and routine manner which is in accordance with a well defined set of rules.

MIS is a system that gathers comprehensive data, organizes and summarizes it in a form valuable to managers, and provides those managers with the information they need to do work. – ”Ricky w.Griffin”

MIS is a system used to provide management with needed information on a regular basis. – ”Robbins and Mary Coulter”

The overall purpose of MIS is to provide profitability and related information to help managers and staff understand business performance and plan its future direction.

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