Experiencing MIS, 10th edition

Published by Pearson (February 19, 2022) © 2023

  • David M. Kroenke Western Washington Universtiy
  • Randall J Boyle Weber State University


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For introductory courses in Management Information Systems.

Turn concepts into practice

Experiencing MIS illustrates how organizations use information systems to create value and solve problems. As companies become dependent on new technologies, graduates with the knowledge to manage IS are in demand. Kroenke and Boyle teach the skills required to succeed in this rapidly changing landscape. With an emphasis on applying technology to achieve business strategies, this modular text uses illustrative cases, exercises, and projects to connect concepts to the workplace.

The 10th Edition includes the latest advancements in MIS, including new coverage of self-driving cars, data breaches and more.

Hallmark features of this title

Real-world focus

  • Chapter-opening business scenarios illustrate the value of chapter objectives.
  • 4 recurring guides tie content to 4 key subjects: innovative technology; security; IS careers; and ethics.

Organized for learning

  • Question-driven chapters help students focus on the essential objectives of the course as they read.
  • The text's modular design allows for using or skipping chapter extensions, providing the flexibility to extend learning on key chapter topics when desired.

Active skill development

  • 45 application exercises help students solve IS challenges using Excel, Access, or Web applications, combining MIS and Microsoft Office coverage in one text.
  • Collaboration techniques and activities throughout build skills essential for the IS industry.

New and updated features of this title

Cases highlighting technology

  • NEW: The text's hallmark cases (feat. a mobile shopping co. with self-driving vehicles and a cloud-based medical analytics co.) are made current with new coverage.

Chapter-ending guides

  • NEW: 12 security guides highlight cybersecurity issues that affect the technology and systems covered in the corresponding chapter.
  • NEW: 10 So What? features present new exercises and questions designed to help students see why chapter content is relevant to their world.
  • NEW: 6 updated career guides, featuring the first-hand accounts of successful IS graduates, help students see how course knowledge leads to real-world IS career opportunities.
  • NEW: 10 ethics guides let students grapple with an ethical dilemma related to information systems, revealing fundamental principles of ethics, IS, and business in general.
  • NEW: 6 chapter-ending case studies provide real-world challenges and problem-solving techniques that utilize featured technology and systems.

Features of MyLab MIS for the 10th Edition

  • NEW: MyLab MIS questions have been added to Chapter 1 (sections 1-4), further engaging students in MIS and its impact on contemporary business and government.
  • Auto-graded Microsoft Application projects allow students to work live in Excel and Access to solve business problems.
  • Engaging Videos explore business topics in each chapter and are accompanied by a quiz to assess student comprehension of the concepts that the videos cover.
  • Decision-Making Mini Simulations allow students to apply course concepts and develop decision-making skills as they role-play through real-world business challenges.
  • Case Study Video Activities have students analyze a real-world MIS case and complete an assessment to demonstrate understanding.
  • Students can access Microsoft SharePoint site collections using MyLab MIS and a browser. Pearson will set up a SharePoint site at your request, enabling students to use the world's most popular collaboration software to respond to the exercises at the end of each chapter. See your Pearson sales representative for more information.


  1. The Importance of MIS
  2. Organizational Strategy, Information Systems, and Competitive Advantage
  3. Business Intelligence Systems


  1. Hardware and Software
  2. Database Processing
  3. The Cloud


  1. Collaboration Information Systems for Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Project Management
  2. Processes, Organizations, and Information Systems
  3. Social Media Information Systems


  1. Information Systems Security
  2. Information Systems Management
  3. Information Systems Development

About our authors

David Kroenke has many years of teaching experience at Colorado State University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington. He has led dozens of seminars for college professors on the teaching of information systems and technology. In 1991, the International Association of Information Systems named him Computer Educator of the Year. In 2009, David was named Educator of the Year by the Association of Information Technology Professionals-Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG).

David worked for the U.S. Air Force and Boeing Computer Services. He was a principal in the startup of three companies, serving as the vice president of product marketing and development for the Microrim Corporation and as chief of database technologies for Wall Data, Inc. He is the father of the semantic object data model.

David's consulting clients have included IBM, Microsoft, and Computer Sciences Corporation, as well as numerous smaller companies. Recently, David has focused on using information systems for teaching collaboration and teamwork.

His text Database Processing was first published in 1977 and is now in its 15th Edition. He has authored and coauthored many other textbooks, including Database Concepts, 9th Edition, Using MIS, 11th Edition, Processes, Systems, and Information: An Introduction to MIS, 3rd Edition, SharePoint for Students, and Office 365 in Business.

Randall J. Boyle  is a Professor of Management Information Systems, Fulbright Scholar, and Willard Eccles Fellow at Weber State University. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University in 2003. He also has a master's degree in Public Administration and a B.S. in Finance. He has received university teaching awards at Weber State University, Longwood University, the University of Utah, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has taught a wide variety of classes, including Introduction to MIS, Cyber Security, Networking & Servers, System Analysis and Design, Telecommunications, Advanced Cyber Security, Decision Support Systems, and Web Servers.

His research areas include deception detection in computer-mediated environments, secure information systems, the effects of IT on cognitive biases, the effects of IT on knowledge workers, and e-commerce. He has published in several academic journals and has authored additional textbooks, including Using MIS, 12th Edition, Corporate Computer and Network Security, 5th Edition, Applied Information Security, 2nd Edition, and Applied Networking Labs, 2nd Edition.

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