INMG97-Business Informatics

Module Provider: Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Vicky Weizi Li


Type of module:

Summary module description:


To develop an in-depth understanding of the nature, structure and function of information in the business domains. To gain knowledge of information requirements and presentation, working alongside the users and subject specialists, to support their business functions. To acquire the ability of planning, implementing and evaluating IT based solutions. 

Assessable learning outcomes:

On the completion of the course, the students will be able to:

• understand the underpinning theory and methodology to information systems;

• appreciate business principles, organisation, processes and models;

• identify the user requirements and suitable IT systems solutions;

• Perform analysis and design of a systems solution using appropriate technologies. 

• Enhance students’ understanding of ethical issues and of their roles and responsibilities as individuals to support organisational activity which encourages positive outcomes and results in a fairer and inclusive society

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

• Understand the signs and types of signs (indices, icons and symbols) used in human communication and computer information systems, from semiotic and other relevant perspectives 

• Investigate the characteristics of organisational needs in the era of e-enterprise and potential IT capabilities to support business objectives and functions

• Study the methods and techniques for alignment of business and IT strategies, business and IT planning, requirements analysis and determination 

• Select appropriate theories, methods and techniques for application in the design and development of IT solutions. 

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

A range of teaching and learning methods will be employed, but will focus largely on lectures, in-class practical, group work and independent supported learning. 

Handouts and a module guide prepared by the module convenor will be provided to students in advance of the module delivery. 

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 22
Seminars 5
Tutorials 5
Guided independent study 168
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 50
Class test administered by School 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Assessment will consist of two components, coursework and examination. 

Students will sit a paper that will constitute 50% of the marks overall. The examination will test the theoretical aspects of the module. 

The coursework will due on week 6 in autumn term and exam will be on week 19.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Assessment requirements for a pass:

Students will be required to obtain a mark of 50% overall based on the coursework and examination. 

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will be made for the failed components. 

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 16 May 2018


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