2014 Unit of Study

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IS for Performance Improvement
UoS Code INFS2001
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Summer School - Late and Semester 2
Prerequisites (INFS1000 or INFO1000 or ISYS1003)
Prohibitions INFS2000, ACCT2003
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr workshop per week
Assessment Group assignment (1) (10%), individual assignment (15%), group assignment (2) (10%), group assignment (3) (10%), and final examination (55%)
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.