Module Title:   Business Information Systems

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   MAN0601M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Management

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Management

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Craig Johnson

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   MAN0132L

Corequisite(s):   None

To use a systems view of organisations and the role of information to enable management to:
exploit information systems as more than information technology; set information systems in an appropriate management and organisational context; acquire information analysis skills to enable a discerning use of rich information sources.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Defined lecture sequence and supportive, unstructured, student-centred workshops. Lectures will follow a clearly defined syllabus and co-ordinate with set reading at a pace reflecting student understanding. Feedback is given to students to promote learning, eg knowledge disseminated in large lectures will be supported and enhanced with inidividual and group work skills of analysing real world business problems.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   80.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

give examples of basic systems concepts in a business management context; understand the nature of information and its roles in business management;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

model a business or organisation as a system; and distinguish the logical and physical forms of business information and business information systems;

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

enter studies of business analysis and systems development, equipped with the appropriate foundations.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Examination closed book

Outline Syllabus:
Enterprise and functional business information systems.
An introduction to acquiring and developing Business Information Systems.
Initiating systems development.
BIS project management.
Systems analysis.
Systems design.
Systems build, implementation and maintenance: change management.
Information systems strategy.
Information systems management.
Managing information security.
End-user computing - providing end-user services.
Ethical, legal and moral constraints on information systems..

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