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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Business Information Management
Module Code CA348
School School of Computing
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Silvana MacMahon
Semester 2: Silvana MacMahon
Autumn: Silvana MacMahon
Module TeachersSilvana MacMahon
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

As information volumes increase, so do the challenges of managing the information and trying to find value in it. This module focuses on challenges of managing information, such as relevancy, accessibility, legality, security and value of information Aim is to expand management competences by examining how Information Technology can be used as a strategic asset to mould competitive strategies and to change organizational processes. To address management issues surrounding the Information Systems Management function.

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain how information management delivers value to an organization
2. Identify key management issues of information and knowledge management
3. Justify the need for a defined information management strategy and describe approaches for developing IS strategy
4. Assess the suitability of responses to organizational change associated with the introduction of new information management approaches.
5. Examine approaches for managing information quality
6. Assess the implication of legal and ethical issues in managing information

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Assignment Completion24No Description
Independent Study77No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Introduction to information management

Software for information management

Information management strategy

Knowledge management strategy

Information systems strategy

Managing change

Building information architectures

Managing information quality

Managing information service quality

Managing ethical and legal issues

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizLoop Quiz25%Once per semester
Loop QuizGroup Presentation25%Once per semester
Projectn/a50%Sem 1 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Dave Chaffey, Steve Wood: 2005, Business Information Management - Improving Performance using Information Systems, 1, Prentice Haqll, 0273686550
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
COMBUSBSc in Computing for Business
ECBSc in Enterprise Computing
ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
Date of Last Revision24-JAN-12

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