The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the concept of personal IT/IS security, to enable
the students to describe various forms of e-commerce including, B2B, B2C, C2C, e-government, mcommerce
and to introduce the student to business intelligence, analytics and how they can be used to
improve decision making.
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
Advanced word processing, advanced spreadsheets, collaboration platforms.
Business Intelligence and analytics
This section begins with a definition of business intelligence (BI) and business analytics and the components necessary for a successful BI and analytics program. The section goes on to describe and provide examples of the use of several BI techniques and tools. It ends with a discussion of some of the issues associated with BI and analytics.
This section provides a brief overview of the dynamic world of e-commerce and continues with an overview of the individual transaction processing systems that support the fundamental operations of many organizations. Their processing methods, objectives, and primary activities are covered. Then enterprise systems, collections of integrated information systems that share a common database, are discussed.
Personal IT/IS security
This section covers personal IT/IS security. No business organisation, and hence no information system, operates in a vacuum. All IS professionals, business managers, and users have a responsibility to see that the potential consequences of IS use are fully considered. Even entrepreneurs, especially those who use computers and the Internet, must be aware of the potential personal and social impact of computers.
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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