INMR91-Business Informatics

Module Provider: Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Vicky Weizi Li

Email: weizi.li@henley.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module help the student to understand the underpinning theory and methodology of information systems; appreciate business principles, organisation, processes and models; identify the user requirements and suitable IT systems solutions; and perform analysis and design of a systems solution using appropriate technologies.


Aims:
To develop an in-depth understanding of the nature, structure and function of information in the business domains. To build a knowledge foundation in business organisation, processes and operations that are supported by information technologies and systems. 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 of 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 to study.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Seminars 10
Guided independent study 170
       
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

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
Assessment will consist of two components, coursework and examination.

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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

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

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):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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