Information Systems for Business

Unit code: VBE1001 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
City Campus
City Flinders
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
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Overview
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Overview

This unit introduces students to the fundamental concepts, issues and benefits of information systems to organisations and individuals. Students begin to investigate the nature and types of information systems, their impact on business processes, and how these systems and processes contribute towards an organisation’s competitive advantage. Students develop skills in the management of data and information through the use of personal productivity tools. Students will work collaboratively to research and communicate their understanding of information systems in discussions and written assignments. Students will spend time in a supported environment to develop skills and abilities to enable them to transition into further study and the workplace.

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. Solve business problems using spreadsheet and database software to; and
  5. Work collaboratively to research, formulate and communicate understanding of information systems through written and oral business presentations.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 20%
Two on-line supervised tests (session 3 & 5)
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 25%
Group Assignment
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 40%
Case-based project - Excel
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 15%
Database Project

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University, Liaoning University
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 15%
Spreadsheet Test
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 15%
Database Test
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 30%
Assignment (1200 words)
Assessment type: Examination
|
Grade: 40%
Final Examination (1500 words)
For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 20%
Two on-line supervised tests (session 3 & 5)
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 25%
Group Assignment
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 40%
Case-based project - Excel
Assessment type: Project
|
Grade: 15%
Database Project

Required reading

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