Module Title:Business Informations Systems 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 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 in the student an understanding of technology in business and to conduct a project which integrates a number of computer applications, producing a high quality report and presentation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate a range of technologies encountered in modern organisations including Information Systems:Concepts and definitions, organisational strategy and competitive advantage, data management and protecting information assets in the organisation.
LO2 Create and manage a database and learn key features of Publisher
LO3 Produce a final report and presentation which requires the students to integrate business and computer applications and which requires the use of advanced computer application skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Business applications 1; Business applications 2

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information Systems: Concepts and definitions
Computer-based Information Systems
Organisational Strategy and competitive advantage
Managing data
File Management and databases; database models
Protecting your information assets
Information privacy; security breaches and protecting
MS Access
Design, create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports; Update queries; Parameter queries; Make-table queries; calculated fields; modifying forms; modifying reports; Case Studies
MS Publisher
Predesigned publications; Independent, movable modules; The power of a text frame; The power of a picture frame
Develop a business standard project in MS Access, requiring demonstration of abilities to design and create a case study example.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other MCQs, Case studies, Essay questions or group project. 1 30.00 n/a
Other Examination or case studies. 2 35.00 n/a
Case Studies Project. 3 35.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
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
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBADM_D Bachelor of Business in Business Administration 3 Mandatory
CW_BBOPT_D Bachelor of Business with Options in Management. International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management 3 Elective
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 3 Elective