|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of information as a fundamental resource of managers in decison-making, its management through the use of information systems and significant management and wider issues which are raised.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The module examines the function and development of business information systems and associated issues. It identifies the importance of IT in business and the significance of this for managers. Dealing with information and data management, it then explores the areas of transaction processing, management reporting, decision support, executive information systems and enterprise resource planning systems. The development of information systems is analysed, examining the areas of planning, design, creation and maintenance. Significant management issues of web-based systems, project management, IS quality and ethics and security are reviewed.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
Lectures, tutorials, and directed independent learning.
Formal examination (closed-book).