Course Details

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeACSC105
Course Unit Details
Number of ECTS credits allocated5
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Explain the role of different types of information systems for different business settings
  2. Clarify the relationship between organizations, information systems, and business processes
  3. Analyze existing business processes and design new ones using business process reengineering principles.
  4. Identify project risks and utilize ways of managing those through project management principles
  5. Distinguish the key principles of e-commerce & m-commerce
  6. Indicate the business aspects of new social media (e.g. facebook)
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

Introduction to information systems

Explain the new role of information systems in organizations


Key information systems in organizations

Define key information systems in organizations according to:

Functional areas

Management levels

Clarify key challenges to information systems

Enterprise Applications

Explain the key characteristics of Enterprise Applications

ERP; SCM, CRM systems)

Identify new opportunities and challenges


Data Management & Business Intelligence


Data management

Business Intelligence


Building Information Systems


Business process reengineering

IT development

IT Implementation


Process Improvement Exercise

Identify and analyse the information requirements for a new student registration system

Design new processes


Managing IT projects

Explain key steps in information systems project management

E-commerce & m-commerce

Discuss the key principles of




The Business of New Online Social Media


What are online social media?

How do businesses utilize online social media to their benefit?


Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Laudon, K.C., and Laudon, J.P. (2007). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 10th Edition, Prentice hall.
  • Constantinides, P. (2012). Perspectives and Implications for the Development of Information Infrastructures. IGI Global (formerly Idea Group)
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsLectures, discussions, presentations, assignments
Assessment methods and criteria
Mid-term exam40%
Final Exam60%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO

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