INFO123-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Business Information Systems and Technology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

Information technology plays a critical role in business and society, supporting business transformation and innovation, digital lifestyles, and how we communicate and collaborate. This course aims to help students understand how organisations can use data and technology to address business problems, to deliver business value and stay competitive, to create better processes, to improve connections with stakeholders, and to make better decisions. Students are exposed to the opportunities that new and emerging technologies provide, and develop problem-solving skills applicable to any area in business as well as practical skills to capture, organise and use data to support decision-making.

Information technology plays an important role in business and society. This course examines how businesses use information systems and technologies to deliver business value and support business strategy, to improve connections with stakeholders, create better business processes, and enhance decision-making. This course will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills applicable to any area in business, as well as practical skills in Excel and Access and an understanding of how to store, organise and use data to address business problems and support decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the student should be able to:
▪ Demonstrate an understanding of what are business information systems (IS), the role of IS on business including how IS can be used to deliver business value, support business strategy, and enhance decision-making.
▪ Demonstrate an understanding of key business processes and the systems that support these processes (e.g. Collaboration Systems, ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence) and of the IS development process.
▪ Recognise various aspects, technologies and trends associated with eCommerce and the Internet (e.g. Web 2.0, social networking)
▪ Discuss key issues associated with managing IS in organisations (e.g. outsourcing, IS security, ethical issues).
▪ Describe key concepts, components, technologies and selection criteria associated with the use of IS (e.g. hardware, software, networks and data communication).
▪ Describe and apply key database concepts to organising, managing and using data in a database  
▪ Gain competence with presentation, spread-sheet and database software (i.e. MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access).
▪ Use good presentation skills to create and deliver a professional presentation to an audience.

Restrictions

ACIS123, AFIS123, AFIS124

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 A2 Lecture Theatre (21/2)
K1 Lecture Theatre (28/2-27/3, 24/4-29/5)
K1 Lecture Theatre (24/4-29/5)
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 528
26 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial
26 Feb - 24 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 340
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 19:00 - 20:30 C1 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
02 Friday 19:00 - 20:30 C2 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
03 Friday 19:00 - 20:30 C3 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar
04 Friday 19:00 - 20:30 A6 Lecture Theatre
18 Mar - 24 Mar

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Anushia Inthiran

Lecturer

Claris Chung

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Group Presentation 6%
Mid-semester test 30%
MS Excel Assignment 7%
MS Access Assignment 7%
Final Exam 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Baltzan, Paige; Business driven information systems ; Eighth edition, ISE; McGraw-Hill Education, 2022.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $924.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems .

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