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INFO7011 - IT for Business Professionals

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Title:IT for Business Professionals
Long Title:IT for Business Professionals
Module Code:INFO7011
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Claire OSullivan Rochford
Module Author: DENISE MC SWEENEY
Module Description: This module examines how information systems are used to manage an organizations business processes. In addition it examines how valuable that information is in supporting business objectives and the importance of managing key issues of ethics, security and data quality.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse security and ethical issues relating to data and information systems.
LO2 Explain the relationship between information systems and the business processes they support.
LO3 Appraise the role information systems play in supporting decision making.
LO4 Discuss the business benefits of using digital media, collaboration tools and other emerging technologies.
LO5 Use spreadsheet tools to import data from disparate sources and analyse same to produce insightful reports.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Ethical & Social Issues in the Digital Firm
Understanding ethical and social issues related to systems, moral dimensions of the information age, key technology trends that raise ethical issues
Information Security
Information Systems Vulnerability, Computer Crime, Protecting Information Systems, Control and Defence Strategies, Web Security, Disaster Recovery Planning
Information Systems in the Enterprise
Role of IS, Major types of systems and the processes they support. Enterprise systems, Supply Chain Management Systems, Customer Relationship Management Systems, Web-based systems. Data outputted from key systems and how it can be used. How KPI's are used to track performance of key business processes.
Decision Making
The decision making process, types of decisions, how information systems supports decision making. How Business Intelligence and business analytics supports decision making - MIS, DSS, EIS Balanced Scorecard
Digital Technologies
E-Business, E-Commerce & M-Commerce, Social Media, Web-based Collaboration tools, Big Data, Emerging technologies
Spreadsheets & Database systems
Use spreadsheet tools to import data from disparate sources such as databases, the web or other enterprise systems . Use PivotTables to summarize this data and produce dashboard style reports.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions MCQ's on topics covered to date 1,2 20.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computer lab exam 5 30.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Exam 1,2,3,4 50.0 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.

The institute 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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Computer Lab 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Small groups for discussion 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed student learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Lab based instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed student learning 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Kenneth C Laudon, Jane P Laudon 2015, Management Information Systems, 14th Ed Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-13-3898]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Joseph Valacich 2015, Information Systems Today: Managing in the Digital World, 7th Ed Ed. [ISBN: 0133940306]
  • Dave Chaffey 2014, Digital Business & E-Commerce Management, 6th Ed Ed. [ISBN: 978-027378654]
  • Turban, Volonino, McLean, Wetherbe 2015, Information Technology for Management: Digital Strategies for Insight, Action, and Sustainable Performance, 10th Ed Ed. [ISBN: 978-111889778]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBUSS_7 Bachelor of Business 5 Mandatory
CR_BBADM_7 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 5 Mandatory

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