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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 7
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Information Technology Management
Reference Code: BB7 702
STAGE
Year 3
Fall Semester 1
12 Weeks Full-Time X 2.5 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.5 Hours per week

Information Technology Management Module

Information systems

The indicative syllabus of this module is outlined in the units below:

Information Technology systems

    • The role of information systems and business
    • How information systems are transforming business
    • IT and business processes
    • Types of business information systems
    • Management information systems and decision-support systems
    • The digital firm

IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies

  • Technology drivers of infrastructure evolution.
  • Infrastructure components
    • – hardware platforms, operation system platforms, data management and storage, networking/telecommunications platforms, internet platforms.
  • Contemporary hardware platform trends
    • – mobile digital platforms, grid computing, cloud computing, autonomic computing.
  • Contemporary software platform trends
    • – software for the web, web services and service oriented architecture, software outsourcing.

Management of the IT and Business Strategy

  • How information systems impact business and strategy.
  • Using systems for competitive advantage.
  • Management of decision problems.
  • Database use and strategy.

Databases and Information Management

  • Organising data.
  • Database approach to data management.
  • Database management systems.
  • Designing and building a relational database.

The Internet and Wireless Technology

  • Telecommunications and networking.
  • Communications networks.
  • The global internet.
  • The wireless revolution.
  • Using spreadsheet software to evaluate wireless services.
  • Web search engines.

Information Systems Security

  • System vulnerability and abuse.
  • Legal and regulatory requirements for electronic records.
  • Security and control framework.
  • Technologies and tools for protecting information resources.

Decision Support & Knowledge Based Systems

  • Systems for decision support.
  • Management Information Systems (MIS), decision support systems (DSS), web-based customer decision-support systems.
  • Executive support systems.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Assess the information needs of management and decision-making activity within the organisation.
LO 2
Critically evaluate the applicability and impact of various types of IT systems in the corporate environment.
LO 3
Appraise the potential impact of ICT in the development and implementation of successful competitive strategies
LO 4
Articulate the impact which emerging technologies may have on business and how cloud computing may be able to enhance business value.
LO 5
Assess the current and potential impact of the Internet as a strategic business tool and evaluate a broad range of business models for e-business
LO 6
Apply relational database principles to design a database.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6
CA
100%

Aims & Objectives

The aims of this module are to equip learners with in-depth knowledge of IT and the benefits that organisations can accrue from its adoption. Also, this module will provide insights as to how the IT resources of an organisation should be managed in order to maximise its efficiency and utility.

An underlying assumption of this module is that the effective use of IT can be leveraged by an organisation to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, the link between IT infrastructure and strategic business decisions will be covered throughout the module.

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