The Research on Teaching Methods of Object-Oriented Approach in Management Information Systems Curriculum

  • Xianhong Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 236)


It is difficult for students who major in economics and management to learn object-oriented approach based on Unified Modeling Language (UML) in Management Information Systems (MIS) curriculum. To solve this problem, four methods about how to teach this approach are offered to teachers as follows. Summarizing consistency rules helps students to understand logical relationships between UML diagrams. Defining the core of UML helps students to grasp emphases. Designing creative experiments helps students to understand concepts and notations of UML deeply. With the help of specific program codes, abstract UML diagrams can be explained for students more clearly. These methods are proved to be effective to teach this approach in MIS curriculum.


Object-oriented approach UML Management information systems Teaching methods 



This work was supported by the Foundation of Henan University of Science and Technology Education Reformation (No. 2012Y-024).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Management, Henan University of Science and TechnologyLuoyangChina

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