Business Information Systems

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Information Systems

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Business, Computer Info Systems, Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Module Aims: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the key issues that must be considered in order to successfully develop and manage information systems. Students will increase their knowledge as to the factors that influence the successful adoption and implementation of information systems. The approach taken examines the user context, the organisational context and the competitive environment context within which information systems operate. It also examines the security challenges associated with the management of information systems and students will gain understanding as to how those security challenges can be proactively addressed. This module will also provide a platform of knowledge that enables participants to evaluate the ethical problems that can arise in the use of information systems. Additionally, in this module, students' competence in use of Excel will be increased. Students are expected to attend lectures and also attend weekly Excel tutorials.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the development and maintenance of information systems including their specification, project management, implementation (using tools such as the systems design and development lifecycle), as well as prototyping, systems analysis and design and system conversion approaches.
    2. Describe the stages involved in structured project management.
    3. Outline the issues involved in managing information systems including - organisation for and management of end-user computing.
    4. Describe the ethical, legal, privacy, security and other issues resulting from the dependence of society and business on computers.
    5. Select and apply the appropriate Excel function for a given context
    6. Have successfully completed a project which demonstrates their competence in using Excel.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.