MIS41050 Technology Consulting

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is structured in two parts:

1. Technology forecasting and analysis, supported by readings from the academic Financial Times subscription
Business processes and enterprise resource planning applications using the leading enterprise solution, SAP
Development of a technology business plan (group project).

2. Management approaches for data science/analytics teams in relation to Software Engineering and Consulting, for example: Kanban, Agile, Waterfall, the Project Management perspective and Design Thinking.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module students should be able to:
● Evaluate current trends in technology use in business
● Understand and apply the principles of enterprise resource planning applications to a business
●. Evaluate and present a technology-based business strategy
●. Evaluate, assess and apply techniques for project management in technology applications using current thinking and practice
●. Prepare and present a plan for running a data consulting project

Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






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: Group and individual work Week 12 n/a Graded No


Essay: Individual essay Week 6 n/a Graded No


Group Project: Technology business plan Week 6 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
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Name Role
Mr Allen Higgins Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Eamon Thornton Tutor
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 14:00 - 15:50

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