BCO1102 Information Systems for Business
2014 Semester 1 Prepared by Paul Darbyshire Prepared by Paul Darbyshire
Welcome to BCO1102 Information Systems for Business for Semester 1, 2014. For the vast majority of you it will be a compulsory unit of study as it is part of the Business Core in all undergraduate Bachelor of Business degrees. The major focus of this unit is on how computer- based information systems can support decision making in organizations and businesses. Those decisions often need to be made by professionals who come from discipline areas you are studying such as accounting, management, information systems or marketing. One of the most important elements of ...view middle of the document...
Juggling study, work, family and friends can sometimes be a little difficult. You will get the most out of what is offered in the unit and have a good chance of passing if you: • • • • Make a concerted effort to attend all of the lectures and tutorials Complete the pre-reading and set tasks on time Utilize the range of materials available through Blackboard Ask questions of your tutorial leader when you experience problems
The University often has strict administrative procedures in place for things such as special consideration and the payment of fees which are beyond the authority of this Unit. Make sure to keep in touch if you do experience a problem so your tutorial leader or one of the lecturers can address it quickly. All of the people involved in the running of the unit hope you enjoy learning more about information systems and that you enjoy your time at university. Have a great semester, Paul Darbyshire BCO1102 Coordinator
YEAR SEMESTER UNIT TITLE UNIT CODE PRE-REQUISITES CREDIT POINTS MODE OF DELIVERY LOCATION UNIT COORDINATORS
2014 1 Information Systems for Business BCO1102 None 12 On-Campus Footscray Park, City Flinders, CUHK Hong Kong, Sunway Malaysia Paul Darbyshire Paul.Darbyshire@vu.edu.au +61 03 9919-4634
OTHER TEACHING STAFF
Scott Bingley [Scott.Bingley@vu.edu.au] 9919-1551 Rod Turner [Rodney.Turner@vu.edu.au] Jaya Athinarayanan [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sunway College Hector Elias, VU Sydney [email@example.com]
LECTURE TIME & LOCATION
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This unit of study aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, issues and benefits of information systems to organizations and individuals. The unit commences by examining the characteristics of good information and how it supports sound decision making. The unit of study investigates the nature and types of information systems, their impact on business processes, and how these systems and processes contribute towards an organization’s competitive advantage. Students develop skills in the management of data and information through the use of personal productivity tools. Through a range of activities in lectures and tutorials students are able to work collaboratively to research and communicate their understanding of information systems in discussions, written assignments and oral presentations.
On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to: 1. Analyse fundamental concepts, issues and benefits of information systems 2. Explain the nature of data, the characteristics of good quality information and the importance of knowledge in decision making 3. Compare the potential contribution of information systems to the competitive advantage of different organizations 4. Apply skills in the management of data and information using personal productivity applications 5. Work collaboratively to research, formulate and communicate understanding of information systems through written and...