MIS30080 Information Management for Actuaries

Academic Year 2024/2025

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the role of Information Technology in support of actuarial activities. This practical oriented module incorporating decision support tools is complemented by the following theoretical topics: concepts of Information Systems, Information Technology support for decision making, eBusiness, and Ethical issues in the use of IT.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should:

• Understand the concept of information and describe how information systems are used today in finance, including the technological, human resources, and organisational components of information systems.
• Appreciate the management issues that arise in the use of information and communication technology.
• Be aware of the ethical concerns that information systems raise in society and how to how to mitigate risks arising from the use of information technology.
• Understand how ICT can be integrated with business analytics techniques to provide decision support in business.
• Be aware of emerging technologies that can enhance the decision making capability of an organisation.

Indicative Module Content:

Computer Hardware, Networks, Telecommunications
The Internet and Web
Mobile technology and cloud computing
Internet of Things
Decision Support
Business Intelligence
GIS, Enterprise Systems
IT risk
Information security
Data Protection

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Computer practical work
Enquiry & problem-based learning
Student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Quizzes/Short Exercises: Mid Term MCQ n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Exam (In-person): Final written exam n/a Graded No


Practical Skills Assessment: Computer practical work in Excel. n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

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