Short Title:Business Processes and IS
Full Title:Business Processes and Information Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:INFO H2015
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Accounting and taxation
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Reviewed By:MARTIN NOLAN
Module Author:MARGARET DOONER
Module Description:This module builds on the Enterprise Systems and Business Processes module and is intended to give the student a good understanding and practical use of Spreadsheet and Database tools that can be used to help monitor integrated business processes and select processes for improvement projects.It also introduces the student to advanced Database and Spreadsheet tools for the creation of Business Intelligence.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply tools and techniques to document integrated business processes.
LO2 Explain the role Databases and Enterprise Systems play in the execution of integrated business processes.
LO3 Describe and use tools and techniques to identify candidate processes for improvement projects.
LO4 Explain their use and apply tools and techniques to extract, cleanse, aggregate and load operational data into a Data-warehouse.
LO5 Use database queries and advanced spreadsheet tools to extract and analyse data from a Data-warehouse.
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) %
The Production Process
Key concepts and assumptions; The Basic production Process; The roles of Databases and Enterprise Systems in the production process; Fundamentals of data and databases for the production Process.
20.00%
Integrated Processes
Integrating the procurement, fulfillment and production processes. The roles of Databases and Enterprise Systems in executing integrated processes.Database forms, reports and queries for managing integrated business processes.
30.00%
Using ICT to Improve Processes
Identifying business processes for improvement; The Objectives, Measures and Information Systems (OMIS) method for improving business processes; Using ICT to improve processes. IS as a hindrance to process improvement; Service Oriented Architecture (SOA); Business Process Re-engineering (BPR). Using advanced spreadsheet tools to process improvement options.
20.00%
Data Warehousing
The key characteristics of a Data Warehouse (DW); Differences between DW Online Analytical Processing(OLAP) and Database Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) systems; Data clensing; Major types of Data Mining tools in a DW environment; Key considerations for managing the information resource in organisations. Database tools to extract data from operational databases, cleanse, aggregate and load it into a DW.
20.00%
Business Intelligence (BI)
Enterprise information; Data-Driven BI; The role of business intelligence in an organisation. Extracting information from a DW and analysing it using advanced spreadsheet functionality.
10.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Assignment associated with the creation and updating of a Data-warehouse. 4,5 20.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Continuous assessment including quizzes and ERP simulations to assess on-going learning. 1,3,4,5 20.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assess advanced database and spreadsheet skills. 4,5 20.00 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4 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 Computer Laboratory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Completion of weekly laboratory assignments. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Reading, study and 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 or computer laboratory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Completion of weekly assignments 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading, study and 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
  • Simha R. Magal, Jeffrey Word 2009, Essentials of business processes and information systems, Wiley/SAP Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 9780470465608]
  • Earl McKinney, David M. Kroenke 2015, Processes, Systems, and Information, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780133546750]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Baltzan / Phillips 2010, Business Driven Technology, 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin NY [ISBN: 978-0-07-122053-8]
  • Haag, Cummings, Mc Cubbrey 2011, Management Information systems for the Information Age, 9th Ed., Mc Graw Hill
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 4 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 4 Mandatory
TA_BAACC_D Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 4 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 4 Mandatory
TA_BACCT_C Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting 4 Mandatory
TA_BADMN_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration 4 Mandatory