Module Title:Business Applications II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: 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 the subject is to build on the skills developed in Business Applications I and to provide the students with the essential information technology skills required for entering the workplace or for continued studies. Students will begin with an introduction to Database Management Systems and Web Developing, building upon the theoretical foundations of Information Systems, and learning the advanced features of Word, and Excel. Students will apply the skills learned in a project they will undertake to a professional standard using the advanced features of Excel, Word and Cloud Computing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate the ability to model spreadsheet for business applications.
LO2 Demonstrate the ability to use the advanced features of Wordprocessing
LO3 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the theory topics of hardware, software and telecommunications.
LO4 Design and create a website using a website development tool.
LO5 Produce cloud computing facilities for group interaction.
Pre-requisite learning
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Business Applications I

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Advanced Spreadsheets (40%).
Develop advanced excel skills including absolute and relative referencing; advanced functions IF, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, PMT, ROUND, RAND; importing data from other sources; finding and correcting errors in formulae; what-if analysis (Goal Seek; Scenarios and data tables); using Solver to find optimal solutions; Pivot tables & Pivot charts; Data analytics, Presentation behaviour; Dashboards; Creating and editing charts; advanced formatting; protecting cells and sheets.
Advanced Wordprocessing (30%).
Creating styles, templates, electronic forms, advanced tables; Using fill in fields; Working with long documents; Mail merge to produce letters, catalogues etc. and conditional merging.
Theory (10%)
Introduction to hardware, software and telecommunications, including cloud computing.
Web Design using Software Tools (20%).
HTML,CSS and Web Design basics; Working with Templates, Layout and Navigation; Adding Interactivity and Media elements; Testing, Uploading and Publishing to the web.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Case Study,Essay, MCQ 3 10.00 Week 6
Other Case study, Project, Business App 4 30.00 Week 12
Other Case Studies, Capstone projects. 1,2,5 60.00 Week 24
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
Laboratory Every Week 2.75
Lecture Every Week 0.25
Independent Learning 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 550.00
Total Hours 551.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBOPT_D Bachelor of Business with Options in Management. International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management 2 Mandatory
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 2 Mandatory