This unit will provide students with a broad theoretical and technical understanding of information systems that relate to the operations and management of a hotel or hospitality business. Over the course of the unit, students will learn about the creation and storage of sound information and how to use data and information to support decision making. Students will make use of a range of cloud-based personal and team productivity tools, and learn about key hospitality and hotel management software systems.  

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
VHH2006

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and evaluate issues and benefits relating to information systems;  
  2. Employ and apply key hospitality and hotel management software systems, demonstrating the ability to apply these in a range of settings;  
  3. Interpret and analyse data sets that relate to the effective operations and management of a hotel or hospitality business, making use of a range of industry-focused and productivity-focused software solutions;  
  4. Apply standard business tools such as spreadsheets and databases to hotel and hospitality management settings; and  
  5. Compare and assess a range of software solutions and determine their appropriateness for a small business within the hotel or hospitality sector.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Weekly online tests 20%
Assignment Spreadsheets & databases practical assessment task 20%
Assignment Industry project 30%
Examination Final examination 30%

Required reading

Introduction to Information Systems 6th Edition,
Rainer, R, & Prince, B, 2017,
Wiley Direct Australia Ltd.

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