Business Informatics - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Skills Activities (20%) , Assignment 2 (60%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

This unit introduces students to the systems and applications of business based on computer technology. There is an emphasis on principles, applications and ethical considerations of electronically mediated business. The unit examines information systems and computer concepts relevant to the post millennial structures of interactive technologies, decision-making, strategic thinking and web applications. Skills in the use of software packages and web applications are also developed.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. perform simple operations (creating, saving, retrieving files, basic spreadsheets, presentation, and database tasks) on a standard personal computer
  2. develop skills and tools for learning and knowledge management using Web 2.0 and social networking technology
  3. describe the requirements, analysis and basic information systems design for an organisation
  4. design, describe and explain a basic database system for a case study.
  • Assignment 1 — Skills Activities (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (60%)
  • Quizzes — Online Quizzes (20%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • BIS15 — Information Technology in Organisations
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Other special requirement — Word Processing, spreadsheet and database software (e.g. Word Processing, spread sheet and database software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel and Access (2007 and above preferred))

This unit addresses the following topics.

1MIS and You - IS in business, business processes and organisational strategy for competitive advantage
2Using information technology - hardware, software, database processing and communications
3Using IS for competitive advantage - business process management, digital commerce and Web 2.0, and IS for decision making
4Information systems management - development, systems and security management

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Management Information Systems, 1st Australasian

    By:Gray, Issa, Pye, Troshani

    ISBN: 9781118646021


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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