|Module Title||BUSINESS INFORMATION|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Michael Lowe|
|Pre-Requisite||IL10510 Normally IL10510 and IL10610 are required pre-requisites., IL10610|
|Course delivery||Lecture||8 Hours One hour most weeks|
|Seminars / Tutorials||6 Hours One hour seminar or practical session per week|
|Practical||4 Hours 4 x 1 hour|
Taking as its starting point the nature of business itself, the course first explores how and why business needs and uses information. The aim is then to develop a critical awareness of those sources which report on the commercial environment including knowledge of their origin, content, and role. Through practical work and seminars between the lectures, using a range of mainly electronimc resources, participants gain practical business information retrieval and interpretation skills.
To gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment.
At the end of the module students should be able to:
M A Lowe. (1999) Business Information at Work. Aslib, London