TECH06011 2016 Business Technology

General Details

Full Title
Business Technology
Transcript Title
Business Technology
N/A %
Subject Area
TECH - Technology
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David O'Halloran
Programme Membership
SG_BMARK_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing SG_BIMFR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in International Marketing with French SG_BIMGE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in International Marketing with German SG_BIMSP_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in International Marketing with Spanish SG_BINTE_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Marketing and Languages SG_BSALE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Sales

This module will give students an introduction into the world of business technology

Learning Outcomes

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


Edit advance features of Word document to aid effective business commmunication and formal document writing


Introduce students to spreadsheets


To make students aware of cloud based software opportunities and functionality


Teach students how to manipulate presentation software


Use of computers in the modern business environment (Theory Topic)


Teach students to build online surveys

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The student will have two hours in the lab followed up with a one hour theory class.

Module Assessment Strategies

100% Continuous assessment

  • 70% Practical
  • 30% Moodle Examination, to cover the theory topics. (Not all multiple choice questions)

Repeat Assessments

The repeat will be divided into practical or theory. The student will be required to repeat whatever part they failed.

Indicative Syllabus

Advanced Word

  • Headers
  • Footers
  • Tables
  • Referencing
  • Table of content
  • Building a template for essay/dissertations
  • Questionnaire design

Presentation software

  • Input all forms of data
  • Editing slides
  • Building slide show with animation and transitions
  • Outputing presenatations onto different file / media formats
  • Working with master slides

Introduction to Spreadsheets

  • Inputing data, Copy, Paste, Fill down etc
  • Formula, Addition, Subtraction, multiplication, division, building formula
  • Functions; Sum,If, Count, Average, Max, Min, Lookup
  • Basic Data manipulation, Sort, filter, Pivot tables
  • Data Presentation including bold, Italics, formating, headers, printing etc..
  • Charting
  • Outputing presenatations onto different file / media formats

 Cloud computing

  • Definition
  • Options, eg Dropbox
  • Executing the above problems using cloud computing (Word processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation problems)
  • Group work in the cloud


  • How we are using computers in our business and social environment
  • Trends in computing, Desktop top gone mobile in..
  • IT security and legal issues
  • Computers and Ethics
  • Buying Hardware and softyware

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Advanced Word Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 15 % Week 3 1
2 Presentation Software Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 10 % Week 6 4,6
3 Introduction Spreadsheets Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 35 % Week 10 2
4 Cloud Computing Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 10 % Week 13 1,2,3,4
5 Moodle 1 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % Week 6 5
6 Moodle 2 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % Week 12 5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Harvey, G. (2010) Microsoft Excel 2010 for Dummies. Microsoft Press.

Laudon, K.C., Laudon, J.P. (2010) Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. Pearson. 11th edition.

Lehtinen, R., Russell, D., Gangemi, G.T. (2006) Computer Security Basics. O Reilly Media, Inc.

Murray, K. (2010) Microsoft Word 2010 Inside Out. Microsoft Press.

Shoup, K. (2010) Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft Office 2010. Visual.

Turban, E., Volonino, L. (2010) Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organisations in the Digital Economy. Wiley. 7th edition.

URL Resources


Moodle site