Business Informatics

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Informatics

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course introduces students to the systems and applications of business based on computer technology. There is an emphasis on principles, applications and ethical considerations of electronically mediated business. The course examines information systems and computer concepts relevant to the post millennial structures of interactive technologies, decision-making, strategic thinking, and web applications. Skills in the use of software packages and web applications are also developed.
    Course Introduction
    1008ICT Business Informatics is a general introduction to the field of Information Systems, Information Management and Knowledge Management. Each of these areas is a layer within current business practices. Information systems provide the basis for storing and retrieving information. Storing and retrieving information is central to all manner of activities, whether they be leisure or work related.
    Course Aims
    We live in a burgeoning Information Age that brings promise of new ways of thinking, living and working. To survive we must understand how computers work and learn to control them for our own purposes. This subject balances concept and skill, the why and how, of computing and fosters a basic level of computer literacy required by all graduates.
    Griffith University, as in many organisations, has an information system for the management of corporate information and that pertaining to its staff and student population. This course promotes an understanding of how such information systems work that is essential for the effective interaction of the student with that information system in most aspects of student life.
    This course aims to ensure that students have a sound understanding of the principles of use, design and analysis of information systems. Through interactive exercises and directed project work, each student will master the use of information systems available within the university and over the Internet. Students will demonstrate their understanding of information systems by building, critiquing, analysing and designing simple information systems using basic techniques and frameworks that embody standards and best practice. Students will build information systems to deliver/display their assessment items over the semester and will engage in critical and reflective activities to demonstrate depth of learning.
    Through the completion of the project work students will have built a skill set and knowledge base which prepares them for requirements of university assessment, workplace productivity, research and lifelong learning.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Perform simple operations (creating, saving, retrieving files, basic spreadsheets, powerpoint, and database tasks) on a standard personal computer. These skills support your employability on graduation from this course and degree
    2 Develop skills and tools for learning and knowledge management using Web 2.0 and social networking technology. This includes building an e-portfolio to support your employability on completion of this course and degree.
    3 In your business report you will be required to describe the requirements, analysis and basic information systems design for your organisation. This understanding and the knowledge learnt will be demonstrated in your business report, which also supports your employability on graduating from this degree.
    4 Design, describe and explain a basic database system for a case study. This support your AACSB accreditation for your Business degree at Griffith University ( This accreditation provides the international standard required for your employability in business.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Academic development holistic assessment
    Skill based learning


    Test or quiz
    Chapter Quizzes


    Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
    Course Assignment


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.