Business Computing 1

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Computing 1

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course develops your abilities to use business analysis tools and models built in a range of technologies, to enhance your problem understanding, decision quality and innovative design of usable systems. You will collaborate with your peers using mobile social networking technologies to model business problems, visualise information and effectively communicate business recommendations. Business solutions generated to solve case studies depicting global information systems issues will adhere to professional and ethical standards.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development



    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    1. Use business analysis tools and models built in standard desktop applications to enhance problem understanding, design of usable systems and decision quality

    REQM Requirements Definition and Management (Level 2)

    DESN Systems Design (Level 1)

    BUAN Business Analysis (Level 1)

    BSMO Business Modelling (Level 2)

    PRMG Project Management (Level 1)

    DTAN Data Analysis (Level 2)

    2. Apply a range of technologies and data visualisation techniques to effectively communicate business recommendations to intended audiences

    PRMG Project Management (Level 1)

    BSMO Business Modelling (Level 2)

    GOVN IT (Level 1)

    3. Critically analyse global information systems issues with a view to designing solutions that adhere to professional and ethical standards

    GOVN IT (Level 1)


    Overview of Learning Activities

    The course is delivered interactively in one hour lectures and two hour workshops each week.

    The mode of delivery requires that you revise lecture material each week and prepare for workshop activities. Short activities at the commencement of each workshop will provide you with feedback on how your learning is progressing.

    The Workshop Resources are divided into 3 components -

    • Preparatory Learning Activities (PLA) are completed at home/beforeclass
    • Workshop Learning Activities (WLA) are in-class facilitated activities
    • Consolidated Learning Activities (CLA) are supplementary resources that reinforce your understanding of the material covered. Sometimes the CLA may incorporate extension activities. CLAs have few instructions especially when they are reinforcing activities already completed.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 30% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3
    Assessment Task 2: 20% 
    Linked CLOs: 2, 3
    Final Exam: 50% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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