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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
Level 6
ECTS: 10
Management Information Systems
Reference Code: M1.6
Year 1
Fall Semester 1
3.15 Hours per week

Management Information Systems Module

Introduction to Management Information Systems

  • Information Systems: What are they?
  • Types of information systems
  • The technical components of information systems
  • The systems development lifecycle
  • Alternative methods for building information systems
  • Databases and information management
  • Agile information system infrastructure
  • Enterprise applications
  • Information systems and the environment: cloud computing, virtualised computing and grid computing

Information Systems Management

  • Management in Organisations
  • The decision-making process
  • Efficiency and effectiveness metrics
  • 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
  • How information systems impact strategic decision-making
  • Using information systems to achieve a competitive advantage

IT infrastructure an emerging technologies

  • IT infrastructure and components
  • Hardware and Software Platforms
  • Disruptive and emerging technologies
  • IT management process and issues

Ethical and Social Issues in IS

  • Understanding ethical and social issues related to Information Systems
  • Information society and ethics
  • The moral dimensions of Information Systems

Digital Business

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

Securing Information Systems and an End User

  • IS security fundamentals
  • Business value of security and control
  • GDPR and digital privacy
  • Frameworks for security and control
  • Technologies and tools for IS security

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


LO 2, 3, 5, 6
CA 1 – In-class coding practical
LO 1, 2, 5, 7
CA 2 – Coding project(s)
LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

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.