INFO123-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Business Information Systems and Technology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

Information technology plays a critical role in business and society, supporting business transformation and innovation, digital lifestyles, and how we communicate and collaborate. This course aims to help students understand how organisations can use data and technology to address business problems, to deliver business value and stay competitive, to create better processes, to improve connections with stakeholders, and to make better decisions. Students are exposed to the opportunities that new and emerging technologies provide, and develop problem-solving skills applicable to any area in business as well as practical skills to capture, organise and use data to support decision-making.

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. This course will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills applicable to any area in business, as well as practical skills in Excel and Access and an understanding of how 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. ERP, Business Intelligence, AI, Collaboration systems, etc) and of the IS development process.
  • Recognise various aspects, technologies and trends associated with eBusiness and the Internet (e.g. Web 2.0, social networking)
  • Discuss key issues associated with managing IS in organisations (e.g. IS security, ethical issues).
  • Describe key concepts, components, technologies and selection criteria associated with the use of IS (e.g. hardware, software, networks and communications).
  • 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.

Restrictions

ACIS123, AFIS123, AFIS124

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 Online Delivery
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
09 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab (29/7-26/8, 16/9-7/10, 21/10)
Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab (14/10)
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 E14 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 Online Delivery
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Tuesday 20:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
09 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 101
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
10 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 101
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
11 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
2 Aug - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
12 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
2 Aug - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 Online Delivery
13 Sep - 19 Sep

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annette Mills

Lecturer

Mark Van der klei

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Group Presentation 7%
Online multi-choice quizzes 4%
Mid-semester Test 35%
MS Excel computer-lab test 7%
MS Access computer-lab test 7%
Final Exam 40%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Baltzan, Paige; Business driven information systems; Seventh edition; McGraw-Hill Education, 2021.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $860.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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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