Short Title:Business Information Systems
Full Title:Business Information Systems
Module Code:INFO H1013
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Reviewed By:PHIL MULVANEY
Module Author:Rodger Faherty
Module Description:Define how information systems support decision making and competitive strategies. The acquisition, presentation & use of business data in support of decision making. An important component of the module is to equip students with the necessary skills set to support learning in other modules.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply business software tools, e.g. MS Office, to resolve business problems.
LO2 Evaluate the role of technology in an organisation.
LO3 Determine appropriate technologies to support business productivity.
LO4 Engage in group discussion & presentation of study & research findings.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Business Software Tools
Advanced word processing, advanced spreadsheets, collaboration platforms.
60.00%
Business Information and the Knowledge Economy
Information requirements for organisational levels. Data sources, classification & quality of information for business processes.
15.00%
ICT and the Organisation
Impact of ICT on an organisation. Backing up and securing organisational data. Introduction to Enterprise Business Systems.
10.00%
Impact of E-business, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 on business
Application areas and opportunities for Web 2.0 and 3.0 tools. Social capital and ethical use of Web technologies in business. Introduction to E-business, E-commerce and M-commerce.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Student will research, create and present findings using the productivity tool kit. 1,2,3,4 20.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment Weekly lab tasks to assess practical, lab-based learning. 1,4 20.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation Integrated Word Processing & Spreadsheet lab CA. 1,4 20.00 Week 26
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3 40.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab Lab based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Complete weekly assignments & develop practical skills. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Read/Research/Study & independent learning time. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab Class based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Complete weekly assignments & develop practical skills. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Read/Research/Study & independent learning time. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Kroenke & McKinney 2015, Processes, Systems, and Information: An Introduction to MIS, 2 Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9781292059419]
Recommended Book Resources
  • 2012, Management Information Systems for the Information Age, 9th Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 9780071314640]
  • David Kroenke 2011, MIS Essentials, Pearson [ISBN: 9780132665001]
  • Laudon & Laudon 2012, Essentials of MIS Global Edition, Pearson [ISBN: 9780273765424]
  • Dave Chaffey 2010, Business Information Management, Pearson [ISBN: 9780273711797]
  • Paul Bocij, Andrew Greasley (editor), Simon Hickie 2008, Business information systems, Financial Times Prentice Hall Harlow, England [ISBN: 9780273716624]
  • Ralph M. Stair 2011, Fundamentals of Business Information Systems, Cengage Learning EMEA [ISBN: 9781408064269]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAACC_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 2 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 2 Mandatory
TA_BAACC_D Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 2 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 2 Mandatory
TA_BACCT_C Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting 2 Mandatory
TA_BADMN_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration 2 Mandatory