MIS40920 Business Information Systems Management ME/MEngSc

Academic Year 2021/2022

Most companies today rely heavily on the use of Business Information Systems (BIS) to run various aspects of their business. Whether they need to order and ship goods, interact with customers, or conduct other business functions, management information systems are often the underlying infrastructure performing the activities. However, it is only when information systems choices are driven by organisations’ business needs that significant strategic and competitive advantages can be won. This module investigates the theoretical and practical aspects of managing business information systems and familiarises students with key concepts central to the strategic application of information systems and information technologies in organisations. The module is designed to augment students’ analytical and creative capabilities, to enhance their management and consulting skills and ultimately to enable future business leaders to achieve competitive business advantage by managing information systems strategically and creatively. The course will be particularly relevant to students hoping to occupy managerial roles in businesses for which technology plays an important role.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to: (i) Evaluate and discuss current and emerging trends in ICT and its impact on particular organisations and industries (ii) Usefully interpret and apply ICT and Management concepts to real-world business cases.

Indicative Module Content:

This module discusses the concepts and specific skills related to information and communication technology (ICT) and Management. Special attention wiil be on the consequences of recent developments of Social Media for competitive advantage. We will evaluate ICT & eBusiness opportunities and investigate its implications on different industry sectors.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Research-led. Curriculum is structured around teaching subject content.

Students are expected to engage in Group Presentations using Role Play. Students are also expected to provide fellow students with feedback on their 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
Continuous Assessment: Mid Term Test Week 7 n/a Graded No


Journal: Learning Journal Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Group Presentation Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
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?

Feedback will be provide to students, post-assessment

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