Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Information Systems in Organisations
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Presentation  50%
Semester Assessment Report  50%
Supplementary Assessment Presentation to revised senario  50%
Supplementary Assessment Report using revised data  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Evaluate systems analysis tools

Analyse information flows within a system

Identify and represent users' information requirements, using a variety of charting techniques

Explain some of the organisational issues involved in changing an information system

Use business process modelling methods to identify work flows

Assess the value of information in decision-making

Design a decision support system to provide senior management reports

Evaluate organisational information systems using a tool-box of measurement criteria

Brief description

The module initially includes generic content related to systems analysis and design. It has content based on IL33010 supplemented by seminars for postgraduate students, additional VLE content and tools, as well as further use of computer software. The content later focuses on specific system types and functions in organisations based on ILM4810. This includes decision support tools and system evaluation.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Use of numerical data for completion of exercises and second assignment. This includes learning and use of spreadsheet processing functions and algebraic calculations.
Communication Exercises include face-to-face group activity as well as group activities on the VLE. First assignment includes generation of a presentation.
Improving own Learning and Performance Reflection upon learning skills, particularly for the first assignment is endorsed by assignment feedback. Development of computer software skills is a valuable means to enhance performance in this module and other modules on students’ courses.
Information Technology Computer practical sessions introducing data processing and reporting software facilities, exercises following those sessions, computer-based activities via VLE and preparation of assignments
Personal Development and Career planning The module requires reflection on the application of personal skills (first assignment) and directly addresses employer expectations for graduates from postgraduate information science courses.
Problem solving The lectures introduce topics that are followed up with problem solving exercises using VLE and software exercises in addition to the assessment.
Research skills Core elements of the module include investigation of novel approaches to systems analysis and testing alternative approaches to forecast models.
Subject Specific Skills System design is a key skill throughout the module with business process and decision support modelling being core to module content.
Team work Group exercises (face-to-face and VLE)


This module is at CQFW Level 7