Module Identifier AC10310  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Timothy C Gillison  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr David A Stoker, Mr Hugh J Preston, Mrs Wendy Shaw  
Course delivery Lecture   1 per week  
  Workshop   1 per week (compulsory)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  75%
Semester Assessment  25%

Brief description

The objectives of the module are to provide a working knowledge of the strengths and limitations of computers, and to give an insight into the dramatic changes brought about by computerisation of accounting systems. During the course students will learn basic programmming and use of software packages.


This module will introduce the student to the computer as a business tool. By the end of the course the student will be able to:

1. Understand the functions of common components of a computer system.
2. Understand and use various applications packages.
3. Understand the place and purpose of Management Information Systems in business.

This module acts as an introduction to business computing for undergraduate students. It assumes no prior knowledge of commercial computing. It will lay foundations in the subject of the computer and build knowledge about its use in commercial environments. Some of this knowledge will be developed practically through the completion of practical exercises.


The course will introduce students to Management Information Systems, and the various business applications used in business practice.

The course will cover:

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Graham Curtis (1998) Business Information Systems: analysis, design and practice 3rd edition. Addison-Wesley
** Supplementary Text
Roger Carter (1997) Information Technology 2nd edition. Butterworth-Heinemann


This module is at CQFW Level 4