As part of the introductory level, management information systems (MIS) course, some of the topics covered during the semester include software, Decision Support Systems (DSS), the hardware and software purchase process, and individual hardware components. Considering the characteristics of today’s learner, these concepts are often best learned through projects and exercises. However, due to time restrictions, learning resources must be critically evaluated to determine their overall contribution to the learning process. The author describes two approaches that were used, in a junior level MIS survey course, to address multiple MIS concepts and illustrate their interrelationships. In light of AACSB considerations, the University’s University Studies Program learning goals and objectives were also examined to observe how well the intentions of the project addressed the Program’s learning objectives. The question that this paper attempts to address is, “Considering the current generation of students, what approach to addressing MIS hardware and software concepts will be most effective?”