MIS10050 Digital Technologies in Business

Academic Year 2022/2023

Information systems are an integral part of all business activities and careers. This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout global organisations. The module introduces a range of technologies used in business, from Enterprise Resource Planning systems to Augmented Reality solutions. Students will also research emerging technologies by reading about leading organisations in the field.

The course is structured in two halves:

1. Digital technologies used in business: spreadsheet modelling, technology outlook and enterprise systems. We undertake hands-on activities to gather and model business data from live sources - qualitative and quantitative information is obtained using the Financial Times academic subscription. We will then learn about integrated business processes by user training in the leading enterprise system suite, SAP.

2. Immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) allow users to move from real to virtual experience offering new ways of media interaction and consumption. The “AR in Business” component of MIS10050 focusses on identifying and designing feasible AR applications helping organisations to gain and sustain competitive advantage. Students follow the generic business application development life cycle to identify, propose, and implement an AR prototype for a selected organisation.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to :
Understand the concept of information and describe how and why information systems are used today, including the technological, human resources, and organisational components of information systems.
Understand how businesses are using information systems for competitive advantage and because of competitive necessity.
Be aware of emerging technologies that enable new forms of communication, collaboration, and partnering, including providing stronger relationships with customers and suppliers.
Develop an understanding of current and emerging immersive technologies with particular focus on Augmented Reality.
Design and implement an AR prototype for a selected organisation

Indicative Module Content:

Spreadsheet modelling with Excel
Gathering business intelligence and financial data using the Financial Times (ft.com)
Enterprise Resource Planning systems using SAP and Microsoft Dynamics
Review of applications of Augmented Reality in business and end-user applications
Development of an AR plan for a user application

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

36

Autonomous Student Learning

56

Practical

24

Total

116

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is based largely on practical work, building skills using current business technology tools.
Also, students will research technology trends and events using readings assigned, mainly from UCD's Financial Times online subscription.
Students will work in groups to develop an Augmented Reality business application.
Assessment is based on in-class activities and assigned reports. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
MIS10020 - Intro to Computers & Info Sys, MIS10070 - ICT for Decision Support, SMGT10030 - Information Technology


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: CA2 Week 6 n/a Graded No

25

Continuous Assessment: CA1 Week 3 n/a Graded No

25

Essay: CA4 Week 12 n/a Graded No

30

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: CA3 Week 9 n/a Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Matthias Glowatz Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Aaron Braxton Fernandes Tutor
Mr Odhran McDonnell Tutor
Cheuk Nam Cyann Ng Tutor
Ms Jie Yang Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 09:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 09:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 16:00 - 17:50
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 6 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 7 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Fri 09:00 - 10:50
Small Group Offering 8 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 16:00 - 17:50
Small Group Offering 9 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 12:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 10 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 12:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 11 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 14:00 - 15:50
Spring