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BU1009 - Business Information Systems

Credit points: 3
Year: 2010
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

The subject provides an overview of the concept of systems, information systems, and business information systems. It introduces the students to the types and roles of business information systems (BIS) such as Accounting Information Systems (AIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in organisations. The subject also introduces business processes and business transaction processing. It examines how technology impacts on transaction processing and business processes. During this subject, an accounting system for small and medium size business is used to develop an understanding of business transactions. The subject also introduces the processes of specifying information systems. This subject is compulsory for students wishing to satisfy professional accreditation requirements in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the role and purpose of business information systems;
  • Identify business and information risk exposures and develop control strategies;
  • Identify and document business processes, cycles and events and understand how they are related;
  • Use an accounting information system to record business transactions and produce appropriate business and accounting reports;
  • Describe the process of acquiring or developing business information systems.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU2209 CO1801 CO1821 CO2801 CO2821

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2010
Coordinator: Dr Singwhat Tee
Lecturer: Mr Ian Burnett.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars - Online self-learning and contacts
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); (15%); (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2010
Coord/Lect: Dr Singwhat Tee.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars - Online self-learning and contacts
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); (15%); (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 22-Jul-2010
Coordinator: Dr Singwhat Tee
Workload expectations:
  • 18 hours lectures
  • 16 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours - Online self-learning and contacts
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); must achieve at least 50% of invigilated assessment to pass (15%); (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 15-Apr-2010
Coordinator: Dr Singwhat Tee
Workload expectations:
  • 18 hours lectures
  • 16 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours - Online self-learning and contacts
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); must achieve at least 50% of invigilated assessment to pass (15%); (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated and non-invigilated assessment.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 09-Dec-2010
Coordinator: Dr Singwhat Tee
Workload expectations:
  • 18 hours lectures
  • 16 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours - Online self-learning and contacts
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); must achieve at least 50% of invigilated assessment to pass (15%); (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Each student must achieve an overall total of 50% or greater for all invigilated assessment.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.