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INFO6033 - BIS Management & Applications

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Title:BIS Management & Applications
Long Title:BIS Management & Applications
Module Code:INFO6033
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Claire OSullivan Rochford
Module Author: Fred Creedon
Module Description: This module includes an introduction to spreadsheets in practical labs and business information systems theories in lectures. The practical element will cover the use of formulas and functions to allow for logical manipulation of data and data analysis. The theory element will cover topics including the key functions of an information system, e-business, IS security, and legal and ethical considerations for IS.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the key functions of information systems in supporting management and business strategy.
LO2 Explain the key issues facing management in developing and managing e-business.
LO3 Describe the various security issues in information systems and the measures that must be taken to ensure security.
LO4 Explain the legal and ethical framework in which information systems operate.
LO5 Build spreadsheet models including logic commands and basic data analysis.
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).
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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
E-Business
Information systems and major business functions, information systems and business process, IS and competitive advantage. Impact of internet, industry disruption, value proposition, business models, success factors in e-business, major applications (crm, scm, etc.), impact on retailing, business to business, role of internet in management/co-ordination, e-business challenges, developing a strategy for e-business.
Development and Applications of BIS
Systems Development Life Cycle, alternatives to SDLC, management issues in systems development, change management and systems development, aligning systems development with business, core SDLC activities, methodlogies for analysis and design, feasibility study, cost benefit analysis, business value analysis, change management. Developing enterprise applications (ERP, SCM, CRM), knowledge based systems, knowledge management flow & control, decision support systems, executive support systems, business intelligence and analytics.
Security
Threats and prevention, analysing costs, designing control structures, business continuity, specific types of control, control technologies, control audit, Data Protection Act, case studies, recent developments.
Legal and Ethical Issues
Privacy, Legal and Regulatory constraints, ethics, copyright, social impact of IT.
Spreadsheets - Practical
Spreadsheet design review, lookups, pivot tables, if statements inc. complex ifs, introduction to macros.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Assignment involving analysis of topical issues in e-business or in information systems generally. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Exam using industry-standard spreadsheet software 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 Examination 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 Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Instruction in MS Excel 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 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 Lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Instruction in MS Excel 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • K. Laudon 2020, MIS Managing the Digital Firm, 16th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780135409091]
  • A. Dillon 2015, Step by Step Spreadsheets, 3rd Ed., Gill MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717160440]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_BACCT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting 4 Mandatory
CR_BACCT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting 6 Group Elective 4
CR_BACCT_7 Bachelor of Business in Accounting 6 Group Elective 4
CR_BACCT_7 Bachelor of Business in Accounting 4 Mandatory
CR_BACCT_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting 4 Mandatory

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