Business Information Systems
Business Information Systems 2022-23
Bangor Business School
Module - Semester 2
The module will discuss the role of Information systems in business and how they are managed. Particular emphasis will be based upon online models and innovative new businesses that use e-business to a whole or greater extent. Business systems concepts, business processes and business systems are covered but with relevance to real life organisations. This includes communication, networks, software, and models for effective virtual communication. The iImpact of technology on working life, including autonomous cars, and new models of working are analysed. Case studies and many examples will be utilised. How technology is changed and developed including stages in systems development projects, such as analysis, specification, design and implementation will be covered. The role of security and ethics is discussed and issues related to data privacy are discussed
Control and security, in networked environments, including intranet and internet is discussed and issues related to the ethical issues of data are considered. The module concludes with the role of social media on online businesses and the impact of new technologies, including AI on the Internet of Things and FinTech.
-threshold -D- to D+ (40-49%): No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills. Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.
-good -B- to B+ (60-69%): Very good performance Most of the relevant information accurately deployed. Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
-excellent -A- to A+ (70%+): Outstanding performance. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
-another level-C- to C+ (50-59%): Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed. Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements. Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
- Explain and illustrate the nature of business processes and database management.
- Explain the contributions of information systems to organisations.
- Identify and evaluate organisational applications of information systems.
Coursework- Business Report
A 2-hour unseen examination including 10 questions. Students should choose FIVE of the 10 questions. All questions carry equal marks.