INFO123-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Business Information Systems and Technology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Information technology plays an important role in business and society. This course examines how businesses use information systems and technologies to deliver business value and support business strategy, to improve connections with stakeholders, create better business processes, and enhance decision-making. Students develop problem-solving skills applicable to any area in business, and practical skills in Excel and Access to store, organise and use data to address business problems and support decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the student should be able to:
▪ Demonstrate an understanding of what are business information systems (IS), the role of IS on business including how IS can be used to deliver business value, support business strategy, and enhance decision-making.
▪ Demonstrate an understanding of key business processes and the systems that support these processes (e.g. Collaboration Systems, ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence) and of the IS development process.
▪ Recognise various aspects, technologies and trends associated with eCommerce and the Internet (e.g. Web 2.0, social networking)
▪ Discuss key issues associated with managing IS in organisations (e.g. outsourcing, IS security, ethical issues).
▪ Describe key concepts, components, technologies and selection criteria associated with the use of IS (e.g. hardware, software, networks and data communication).
▪ Describe and apply key database concepts to organising, managing and using data in a database  
▪ Gain competence with presentation, spread-sheet and database software (i.e. MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access).
▪ Use good presentation skills to create and deliver a professional presentation to an audience.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


ACIS123, AFIS123, AFIS124

Course Coordinator

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the departments and colleges page


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 44%

Textbooks / Resources

This text is an important learning resource, and will be the basis for most ‘lectures’, and provide other study aids to students. Students are strongly encouraged to buy either a hard copy or an version of the updated, Seventh Edition.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $851.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.

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