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Year of entry: 2018

Course unit details:
Advanced Business Information Systems

Unit code BMAN30151
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Building on BMAN21061, Introduction to Business Information Systems and employing a process approach, this course unit provides in-depth insights into the analysis, design and management of business information systems (IS), including financial ones. The purpose is not to train you to become system analysts as such, but to give you an understanding of how systems work. It is essential, with the increasing use of technology to process data in organisations, that the modern accountant/manager should be both comfortable with information processing techniques and capable of communicating with systems analysts and programmers. Whether you become an auditor, a management accountant or consultant you are likely to be called upon to design or redesign information systems, or at least deal with those who are professional designers. This course unit will use several outside speakers from industry and experts from other universities. Typically, the course content includes cases in ERP systems, Business Process Re-Engineering, Project management, Computer Auditing and Security, Mobile and branchless banking in Developing Countries, Cloud Computing, Information Systems in the Public Sector and E-commerce.

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Introduction to Business Information Systems BMAN21061 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
BMAN 21061 is a Pre-Requisite of BMAN 30151 (not ITMB & ITMB with IE). Available to Mgt, IM, IMABS, ITMB & BSc Acctg. Also available to BA Econ.

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline. If the pre-requisite unit is defined as a compulsory course unit within your programme of study (Maths with Finance, IBFE, Accounting, BA Econ pathways for example) then progression onto the dependent unit is permitted as long as you have gained the appropriate amount of credit to progress on to the following year of your registered undergraduate programme.

The pre-requisite BMAN21061 Introduction to Business Information Systems is not required for students on BSc Information Technology Management for Business programme.  

 

Aims

The aim of this course unit is to provide students with an understanding of how information systems are conceived, built, used and managed in modern public and commercial organisations.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course successful students should have:
- a critical understanding of role of IS in organisational change;
- a critical understanding of some of the key issues in IS management;
- an understanding of why IS systems fail and approaches to counter these problems;
- a knowledge of several case studies in IS development and use;
- an awareness of and use of sources for IS research.

Teaching and learning methods

20 hours of lectures and 4 hours of tutorials over the duration of the course.

Total study hours: 100 hours split between lectures, tutorials, reading, self-study and preparation for classes and examinations.
 

Informal Contact Methods
1. Office Hours
2. Online Learning Activities (e.g. blogs)

Assessment methods

2 hour examination (100%)

For semester 1 only exchange students admitted via the Alliance Manchester Business School International Office that take this course as BMAN30831, the assessment will be a 2000 word essay.

Feedback methods

Formative Feedback

Students will be asked to hand in a non-assessed essay of not more than 1000 words on a topic to be confirmed. This should be handed to your tutor during a specified tutorial in hard copy form. The tutor will provide you with feedback within 15 working days of handing in your essay and provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work in a final tutorial.

Other feedback

•      Informal advice and discussion during lectures and tutorials.

•      Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a
group via an online discussion forum.

•      Occasional use of Twitter

•      Specific course related feedback sessions.

•      Written and verbal comments on non-assessed coursework.

•      Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.

•      Personal feedback questionnaire administered at approximately week 6 with a subsequent in-class feedback session.

Recommended reading

Laudon, K. and Laudon, J., (2014), Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, (13th Edition), Prentice Hall.

Other readings will be assigned for each topic.



 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Lectures 20
Tutorials 4
Independent study hours
Independent study 74

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Michael Newman Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Length of course: 11 weeks

Pre-requisite course units have to be passed by 40% or above at the first attempt unless a higher percentage is indicated within this course outline. If the pre-requisite unit is defined as a compulsory course unit within your programme of study (Maths with Finance, IBFE, Accounting, BA Econ pathways for example) then progression onto the dependent unit is permitted as long as you have gained the appropriate amount of credit to progress on to the following year of your registered undergraduate programme.

Pre-requisites: BMAN21061 Introduction to Business Information Systems

Co-requisites: None

Dependent course units: None

Programme Restrictions: There are no programme restrictions for this course providing the pre-requisites or co-requisites listed below are met.

Optional course for BSc Management and Management (Specialisms), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies, BSc Information Technology Management for Business and BSc Accounting.

The pre-requisite BMAN21061 Introduction to Business Information Systems is not required for students on BSc Information Technology Management for Business programme.    

BMAN30151 is available to study abroad and exchange students admitted through the University of Manchester International Programmes Office.

Timetable
https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme/Teachingtimetables.aspx

For Academic Year 2017/18

Updated: March 2017

Approved by: March UG Committee

 

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