The module aims to give students a solid basic understanding of IS/IT in business including hardware,
software, networks, data, information and knowledge systems. Learners also acquire a level of competency
with productivity tools that not only supports their learning in other modules but also equips them with
business documentation and team working skills.
Modules in semesters 3 and 4 will focus in on data extraction, preparation and reporting in addition to associate level spreadsheet skills.
Business Software Tools
Word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, file management, collaboration and communication tools, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Hardware, Software & Networks.
System theory, anatomy of a digital computing device (DCD), categories of DCD, categories of software, network fundamentals and client/server models, the basic operation of the Internet.
Introduction to information Systems in organisations.
The information hierarchy - Data, information, knowledge. Information. Categories and role of Information Systems in the organisation
Modules delivered in the Data Management and Business Intelligence pillar are designed to underpin and support the accountant. The skills gained in the modules are directly applicable to their future roles in the accounting profession. In assessing the skills levels we will test the students’ abilities to apply the skills and techniques learnt to real world scenarios relevant to the accounting profession. The pillar has been developed to ensure an IT presence through each semester and each module builds on the preceding ones.
In delivery of this pillar we will use applied learning approaches to enable students have a professional level of expertise in the use and application of spreadsheet tools. The student experience in the computer laboratories will reflect, as close as possible, the range of tools, application packages and practices that they will experience in work environment. Joint assessment will be carried out in conjunction with modules from the Decision Making and Risk Analysis, Compliance (Law & Tax), Financial Accounting & Reporting and finally Economics & Finance pillars, where practical. A key tenet of the pillar is the transfer of skill sets developed in the Data Management pillar into all aspects of the student activities and study in other pillars. We will use productivity tools in support of professional communications in the work environment.
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