2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|IS for Performance Improvement|
|Offered||Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer School - December|
|Prerequisites||(INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or ISYS1003)|
|Lectures||1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week|
|Assessment||Group assignment (1) (20%); individual assignment (20%); group assignment (2) (20%); final examination (40%)|
|Description||This unit is designed to help you understand how information systems (IS) can improve business performance relating to the conduct of accounting based transactions. It will provide you with the skills necessary to identify and assess opportunities and understand the varied ways in which IS can assist in realising them. From an end-to-end systems perspective you will gain knowledge of approaches and methodologies related to the design, implementation, operation and, above all, control of IS applications. You will learn the importance of an integrated approach to managing business functions including accounting, sales and marketing, logistics and procurement where multiple competing requirements often need to be balanced. You will develop expertise in structured design, including data modelling and process mapping, and specific skills in industry standard applications.|