Module Title:Business Information Systems 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 5 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.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the important role that Information Systems play in business and to understand the contribution that informed users contribute to helping organisations achieve the maximum benefits and to learn the skills to interact and manage a database.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the use of Information Systems in organisations and their contribution to competitiveness
LO2 Understand the role of the many types of Information Systems encountered in the workplace
LO3 Evaluate the processes and issues involved in systems acquisition for organisations
LO4 Understand the implications of the new technologies emerging such as Big Data, Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Conversational commerce
LO5 Create and manage a database
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
IT for business 1; IT for business 2

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information Systems: Concepts and definitions
Computer-based Information Systems
Organisational Strategy and competitive advantage
Understand the critical role that Information Systems in responding to business pressures and how they assist with competitive advantage if used properly
Information Systems within the organisation
Evaluating the many types of Information Systems used in organisations; Transaction Processing Systems; Functional Area Information Systems; Enterprise Resource Planning; Supply Chain; Customer Relationship Management; Business Analytics; ECommerce
Acquiring Information Systems
Competitive organisations move as quickly as they can to acquire new information technologies or modify existing ones. An understanding will be developed of the problems and pitfalls can arise from the acquisition process
Emerging technologies
Big Data; Cloud computing; Artificial Intelligence; Internet of Things; Conversational Commerce
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
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment25.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group project and presentation 1,2,3,4 25.00 Week 10
Practical/Skills Evaluation Examination of the ability to apply the skills learned in the database application. 5 25.00 Week 14
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus 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 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 5 Elective
CW_HHIBU_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business 5 Elective
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 5 Elective
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 5 Elective
CW_BBINB_D Bachelor of Business in International Business incorporating Double Degree 5 Elective