IT Skills & Software Tools for Managers

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    IT Skills & Software Tools for Managers

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Information Technologies, Management of Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    This module focuses on how information technology tools can assist and support the individual manager in solving business and managerial problems. The module aims to give students a solid basic understanding of the personal computer, related peripherals and networks including the internet and world wide web. The module also gives students a thorough grounding in the use of common business software tools including spreadsheets, word processing and presentation. The module focuses particularly on using visualisation to effectively communicate data sets. Students will apply these principles and tools in solving business or managerial problems. The module will be delivered as a series of lectures over the semester supported by a series of computer laboratory sessions. The laboratory sessions will cover file management, spreadsheets, document and presentation preparation and visualisation tools.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the basic operations of computers and information systems
    2. Utilise applications to create spreadsheets and to write and format business reports
    3. Use applications in an efficient and professional manner.
    4. Solve business problems using IT tools (incl. spreadsheets).
    5. Apply the basic principles in effectively communicating data visually.
    6. Utilise online tools to both collect and present data sets.

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.