Organisations are constantly reshaped by internal and external forces. Information is one of these forces. Businesses and organisations use various types of information systems to support their processes and adapt to changes in their environment. Companies are continually looking for innovative ways to use information systems for competitive advantage. This subject familiarises students with these management information systems, which form an important part of business today and provides a rigorous foundation for system design and database management. It also explores how information systems support business models used by companies operating in the digital world.