CAPP07023 2016 Introduction to Business Information Systems

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Business Information Systems
Transcript Title
Introduction to BIS (Online)
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Subject Area
CAPP - Computer Applications
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Siobhain O'Connor, Diolinda Coyle, Una LEstrange
Programme Membership
SG_BMAAP_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Management Applications L7 SG_B(ADD_J07 201600 Bachelor of Business in (Add On) L7

The aim of this module is to enhance your understanding of the role of information systems, their use in business and the impact they are having within the business environment.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Define the importance of information systems for a business


Articulate the need for information systems security and discuss the types of controls a busines can take to secure its information systems


Describe how information systems can facilitate collaboration


Evaluate how Social media has changed within the business environment

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures will be delivered Online

Module Assessment Strategies

40% Continuous Assessment

60% Final Exam

Repeat Assessments

Final exam

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to information systems

  • Define information systems by identifying its major components
  • Define the term business process
  • Explain the benefits of using information systems to support cross functional business processes both inside the enterprise and in collaboration with others.
  • Describe the differences between data, information, and knowledge
  • Describe current trends in information systems.
  • Applications that support the major business functions, including Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management and Customer Relationship Management systems
  • How informations systems support quality


  • Identify major developments and trends in business use of the web
  • Discuss how electronic commerce has changed consumer retailing and business-to-business transactions.
  • Explain how an organisation can implement e-commerce.
  • Identify the principal payment systems for electronic commerce.
  • Management issues associated with e-commerce

Social Media

  • Role of Social media
  • How social media are transforming the business environment
  • The use of social media in crowdsourcing
  • Social media and organizational culture
  • Privacy implications of social media and their transformative effect on business

Security and Ethical Challenges of the Information systems

  • Explain the ethical and social issues which are raised by information systems.
  • Define the term intellectual property and explain the protections provide by copyright, patent, and trademark, along with the challenges that information technology brings to individual privacy
  • Identify the information security triad
  • Identify and understand the high-level concepts surrounding information security tools, and secure yourself digitally
  • Discuss the security issues raised by e-commerce (BYOD)
  • Mobile commerce

Using information technology to support collaborative work

  • Compare and contrast Enterprise, Collaboration and Collaboration systems
  • Identify and discuss activities and technologies for using content management and document management systems
  • Characteristics of cloud computing
  • Infrastructure, platform and application (software service) layers of the cloud pyramid
  • Private and Public Clouds
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for Cloud-based IT Resources
  • Best practice procedures for information sharing within an organisation

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Investigation of Cloud Technologies Continuous Assessment Individual Project 20 % Week 6 1,2,3
2 Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 20 % Week 12 2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Performance Evaluation 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015-07-13 Management Information Systems Wiley
ISBN 111889538X ISBN-13 9781118895382

The 3rd Edition of Management Information Systems promotes active learning like no other text in the market. Each chapter is comprised of tightly coupled concepts and section-level student activities that transport your students from passively learning about IS to doing IS in a realistic context.

The integration of Microsoft Excel and Access exercises at the end of every chapter enables students to practice their Microsoft application skills in the context of the chapter material.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Essentials of Management Information Systems 10th Edition by Laudon and Laudon, Pearson


Other Resources


Additional Information