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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 10
MODULE TITLE
Management Information Systems
Reference Code: M1.6
STAGE
Year 1
Semester 1 & 2
26 Weeks X 3 Hours per week

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Explain what information systems are and their use in an organisational context.
LO 2
Assess how information systems can enhance the performance of an organisation.
LO 3
Consider how information systems can be used in strategic decision-making and business process re-design.
LO 4
Assess how information systems support the activities of managers and end-users in organisations.
LO 5
Examine different approaches to building secure information systems.
LO 6
Define the fundamentals of hardware, software, database management and systems and their relationship to management activities of an organisation
LO 7
Summarise the legal, ethical and social issues related to the use of information systems

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
LO 2, 3, 5, 6
CA 1 – In-class coding practical
30
LO 1, 2, 5, 7
CA 2 – Coding project(s)
30
LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Examination
40

Management Information Systems

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this module is to provide you with the key concepts of information systems that enable organisations to execute their strategy and ultimately meet customer needs through the use of IT.

At the end of this module learners will be able to:

  • 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.
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