Module Title: Business Information Systems 3
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 4 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 knowledge and skills expected of a manager to execute business strategy by integrating Web 2.0 and data analytics into resource neutral business practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Integrate Web 2:00 strategy with business strategy.
LO2 Evaluate Social Media as Information systems providers.
LO3 Solve business problems with data analytics in Excel.
LO4 Evaluate management information systems for competitive advantage with data analytics.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Web 2.0
Innovation styles and recombination; Integrating Ecosystems; Collective User Value; Activating Network Effects.
Social Media as an Information system
Models, Platforms, Dynamics, innovation strategies; opportunities, threats(security versus convenience) Payment systems; Business continuity and disaster planning.
Managers and Decision Making
Business Intelligence; Data Visualization Technologies; Intelligent Systems.
Data Analytics in Excel(cost neutral).
Metrics, Dashboards, and Reports, Monte Carlo simulation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Case studies,essays,presentations, simulations. 3,4 50.00 Week 6
Project A project (data analytics) based Case study 1,2 50.00 Week 15
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 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_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 8 Elective
CW_BBBBM_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBHRM_D Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management 6 Group Elective 1
CW_BBSCM_D Bachelor of Business in Supply Chain Management 6 Group Elective 1