Module Title:Business Information Systems 2
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from lecturer to student. Lab sessions - communication of knowledge by demonstration from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work both individually and as part of a team to resolve various computer applications tasks/ scenarios. E-Learning - the module will be supported with online learning materials. Self-Directed Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices. Project Work - Students will produce a professional standard project by applying the knowledge, skills and competencies learned during the course.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop skills and knowledge expected of a manager, in relation to information systems in the organisation
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse the use of Information Systems to ensure competitive advantage for organisations and to support managers in decision making at all levels in the organisation
LO2 Critically evaluate the strategic use of Information Systems and Acquisition methodologies
LO3 Apply project management and enterprise resource planning software to typical business scenarios.
LO4 Develop a web presence using web deployment applications, collaborative tools and social networking applications
LO5 Integrate management applications in Enterprise resource planning (ERP)systems automating back office functions.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information Systems that support organisations (10%)
Transaction Processing Systems; Functional Area Information Systems; Enterprise Resource Planning Systems; Back Office technology, services and human resources.
Managerial Support Systems (20%)
Managers and Decision Making; Business Intelligence; Data Visualisation Technologies; Intelligent Systems
Planning,Acquiring, Maintaining Information Systems Applications (10%)
Planning for and justifying IT applications;Strategies for acquiring IT applications;The Systems Life Cycle; Alternative methods and tools for systems development
Participating in Decision Making (10%)
The case for participating in Decision making; What skills are needed to participate effectively in Information Technology Decisions?; Economics of Information versus Economics of Things
Linking systems to Strategy and the organisation (10%)
Business strategy frameworks; Organisational strategies; Information Systems Strategy; The Halo effect and other business delusions
Governance of the Information Systems Organization (10%)
The Organizational continuum, IT Architecture, Frameworks,IT Governance Archetypes, Allocating Decision Rights, Information Security and the Role of the Chief Information Officer(CIO).
Project Management and Microsoft Project (10%)
Project Management Processes, Models, Principles,Methodologies, Applications,Integration and Case Studies.
Social Media and Social Networking Applications (20%)
Social Media Strategies, Platforms, Developing a Social Networking presence, Analytics and Web Deployment.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Case studies,essays,presentations, simulations. 1,2 10.00 Week 6
Case Studies Sap Business Applications 5 10.00 Week 12
Project MS Project and web presence 3,4 20.00 Week 24
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.50
Total Hours 7.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 4 Elective