Information Systems for Business

Unit code: BCO1102 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
N/A
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Overview

This unit introduces students to the fundamental concepts, issues and benefits of information systems to organisations and individuals. Students investigate the nature and types of information systems, their impact on business processes, and how these systems and processes contribute towards an organisations competitive advantage. The unit commences by examining the characteristics of good information and how it supports sound decision making. Students develop skills in the management of data and information through the use of personal productivity tools. Through a range of activities in online workshops students are able to research and communicate their understanding of information systems in discussions, written assignments and oral presentations.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse fundamental concepts, issues and benefits of information systems;
  2. Explain the nature of data, the characteristics of good quality information and the importance of knowledge in decision making;
  3. Compare the potential contribution of information systems to the competitive advantage of different organisations;
  4. Apply skills in the management of data and information using personal productivity applications; and
  5. Work to research, formulate and communicate understanding of information systems through written and oral business presentations.

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Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 30%
Spreadsheet Challenge
Assessment type: Case Study
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Grade: 40%
Scoping - Report and presentation
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 30%
Online Tests (3 multiple-choice tests on VU collaborate)

Other locations

For students studying at VU Sydney, Central University of Finance and Economics, Henan University, Liaoning University, National School of Business Management, Colombo, Sunway College Johor Bahru
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 15%
Spreadsheet Practical Test
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 15%
Database Practical Test
Assessment type: Case Study
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Grade: 30%
Group Assignment - Report and Presentation
Assessment type: Examination
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Grade: 40%
Final examination

Required reading

Introduction to Information Systems
Rainer, R, & Prince, B 2020| Wiley

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