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Parent Programme
BSc in Computing Science Degree Level 7 NFQ
NFQ Level & Reference
Level 6 / Ref: M1.11
12 Weeks X 2.5 Hours per week
Management Information Systems
Year 1
Module Credit Units

Management Information Systems - Module


The aim of the Management Information Systems module is to enhance learners' understanding of information systems in strategic and operational decision-making, recognising user needs, ethical issues, and the importance of security, while also developing strategies and skills to effectively meet business requirements through IT solutions.

Indicative Syllabus Content

Management Information Systems - Module

Introduction to Information Systems

  • Information Systems: What are they and how do they transform business?
  • Types of information systems
  • The technical components of information systems
  • The systems development lifecycle
  • Databases and information management
  • Information systems and the environment: cloud computing, virtualised computing and grid computing

Information Systems Management

  • Management in Organisations
  • The decision-making process
  • Using information systems to make decisions
  • Artificial intelligence and business decision making
  • Information systems and business processes

Information Systems, Organisations and Strategy

  • Organisations and Information Systems
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Using information systems to achieve a competitive advantage

Digital Business

  • Introduction to digital and digital-native business models
  • Digital business strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Digital marketing

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
Explain what information systems are and their use in an organisational context.
Define the fundamentals of hardware, software, database management and systems and their relationship to management activities of an organisation.
Examine different approaches to building information systems.
Consider how information systems can be used in process re-design and suggest how information systems can enhance the performance of an organisation.
Assess how information systems support the activities of managers and end-users


1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Individual Report
Group Report and Presentation
All Assessments

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board Meeting and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Aims & Objectives

This Management Information Systems module will ensure learners meet the following objectives:

  • Explain the fundamentals of information systems.
  • Understand the impact of information systems on managerial decision-making.
  • Create an awareness of supporting IT infrastructures and the impact of emerging technologies on information systems.
  • Appreciate the ethical issues involved in information system design and management.
  • Introduce the importance of security and privacy in relation to Information Systems