This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the business opportunities and threats presented by digital technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, analytics and smart embedded devices. By the end of this module, you will be able to deal with current managerial issues including technology investment, digital innovations, and privacy & security.
Through analysing current ‘real-world’ examples, you will have the opportunity to examine case studies of companies operating globally such as Paypal, LinkedIn, Netflix, Flikr, YouTube, Digg.com, and Wikipedia.
This module explores the innovative ways in which digital technologies are assisting companies become more sustainable.
Guest speakers from the high-tech industry will be invited to share their experiences on how they manage their information systems.
You will be able to develop skills necessary to succeed in today’s digitized business environments including critical thinking, business analysis, problem-solving, and team-working.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Information Systems|
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
The aim of this module is to enable students to evaluate the business opportunities and threats presented by new digital technologies such as social media, mobile, cloud, analytics and smart embedded devices.
You will develop skills and competencies necessary to succeed in today’s digitized business environments.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. critically evaluate the digital technologies resulting in continuous changing business environments
- 2. recognise the current digital trends and their potential to fulfil business needs
- 3. develop an understanding of the issues associated with managing digital business
- 4. demonstrate a critical knowledge of business systems
- 5. establish the appropriate procedures to ensure information security
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 6. identify sources of information needed by businesses to make better decisions
- 7. uncover innovative ways of utilizing digital technologies to achieve better business performance
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 8. formulate and present business cases for technology investments
- 9. produce a business report with recommendations
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Lectures||22||Whole group lectures|
|Preparatory reading||60||Preparatory reading activities and post session revision|
|Assignment preparation||72||Assignment preparation|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Workshop discussions||6x1 hour workshops||1-9||Tutor verbal feedback and peer feedback|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Examination||70||2 hours||1-7||Written feedback|
|Individual assignment||30||2000 words||1-9||Written feedback via ELE|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Examination||Examination (70%)||1-7||August re-assessment Period|
|Individual assignment||Individual assignment (30%)||1-9||August re-assessment Period|
The lectures will cover topics such as: Managing in the Digital World; Strategic Information Systems; Information Systems Infrastructure & Services; Electronic Commerce; Enterprise 2.0; Business Intelligence; Enterprise Systems
Supply Chain & Customer Relationship Management; Developing & Acquiring Information Systems; Privacy & Security; and Management Information Systems.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Laudon, J. P. and Laudon, K. C. (2017) Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm. 15th Edition. Pearson
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
Various journal articles including:
Case studies: are provided in the core textbook (Valacich & Schneider, 2013) and will require in-depth analysis for workshop activities
Indicative learning resources - Other resources
Other Web resources:
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