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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Organisations in the digital economy
    • Information Systems: their evolution to current role and purpose in business & society
    • Strategic review of purposes of commercial business, organisational requirements for Information Systems
    • Data and information management in the digital economy; Ethical, legal and security issues; Databases, and their importance to contemporary business
    • Business processes: evolution and support of IS
    • E-Commerce Networks and commercial internet applications
    • IS to support business transactions & processes; Transaction processing systems, supply chain management, customer relationship management; enterprise
    • IS to support managerial decision making, business intelligence, decision support, and knowledge management; the nature of IS management
    • Information Systems requirements analysis; Information systems acquisition, development, and implementation

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse and recommend problem solving solutions to complex issues that arise with the adoption/acquisition of technology that enable core business processes and support business strategic goals
  2. Critically evaluate the ways in which information technology can contribute to organisational innovation, competitiveness, efficiency and effectiveness specifically through the application of appropriate hardware and software to produce informed business solutions
  3. Critically analyse the impact telecommunications (Internet, networks, mobile devices) and social media has on developing business solutions and the subsequent use of Business Intelligence tools to facilitate competitive advantage for organisations
  4. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of legal and security concerns associated with the use of technology within organisations.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 - Individual (30-40%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 - Group (30-50%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Online test - Individual (20-30%) (0%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please note: INF60007 has a required eTextbook, more information can be found under Special Requirements in the 'Are you eligible to study' section.

A primary aim in Introduction to Business Information Systems is for students to analyse and articulate how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, the subject aims to develop an appreciation for the importance of information to decision-making and how to provide such information to ensure its usefulness to the decision makers. Students gain a strong foundation of business systems fundamentals and are able to evaluate the influence of the Internet on business stakeholders; customers, suppliers, manufacturers, service makers, regulators, managers and employees.

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