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GEBU6010

Management Information Systems

10 Units

Seeks to provide a foundation for understanding information systems in the context of today's business environment, and to impart those skills necessary for solving a wide range of information-based problems.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Design, Communication and Information Technology
Availability

Not currently offered

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:- 1. Make improved decisions about the application of information technology in the business environment. 2. Use the Internet for research in a business related activity. 3. Design, create and interpret a decision support model using multiple scenarios. 4. Participate effectively in a management information systems implementation project in the workplace. 5. Design, create and use an information system using data management and modelling tools and techniques. 6. Communicate effectively with business and information technology professionals regarding current management information systems usage and practices.

Content
  1. Fundamentals of information systems
  2. Computer systems - hardware and software
  3. Telecommunications and networks
  4. Internet and e-commerce
  5. Managing data and information
  6. Strategic importance of IT to the organisation
  7. Business information systems - vertical and horizontal
  8. Artificial intelligence and expert systems
  9. Knowledge management
  10. Information systems development and implementation
  11. Business continuity
  12. The people perspective- privacy, security, ethics and social impact
Replacing Course(s)
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Workshop
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for GEBU6010

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