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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2006 - 2007

Module Title Organisational Information Systems
Module Code CA222
School School of Computing

Online Module Resources

Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To develop the students' knowledge of the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in business and organisational systems, and the organisational and technical issues relevant to developing and using such systems.

Learning Outcomes
Students will develop: 7 An understanding of technical and strategic ICT issues 7 An appreciation of the nature of information and its use in managerial decision making 7 A general view of the process of analysis and design of a business information system

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 51

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
· Basics of Information Systems What are IS Classifications of IS Business uses of IS Strategic use of IS · IS Development Development Processes Planning and Budgeting IT and IS Architecture Quality issues Maintenance issues IS/IT Acquisition · IS and E-Business Business uses of Internet E-Commerce Planning Managerial issues Global IT issues · IS Management Resource Management Global IT Management IS and the Law IT Security Disaster Planning · Future Direction in IS
Continuous Assessment20% Examination Weight80%
Indicative Reading List
Essential Management Information Systems (Edition 4th), J.A.O'Brien, McGraw-Hill, 1999 Supplementary Business Information Systems , P.Bocij, D.Chaffey, A.Greasley, S.Hickie, Financial Times (Pitman), 1999 Comments
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