|| IL30410 |
|| BUSINESS INFORMATION |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Mr Michael A Lowe |
|| Semester 2 |
|| IL11020 (alternatives considered), IL10920 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 hours. 6 X 1 hr |
|| Other || Open learing- student directed progress through printed modues supported by seminars and tutorials |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay: 1,500 words ||40%|
|Semester Assessment|| Company Profile max 15 A4 sides ||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmission of failed coursework || |
At the end of the module students should be able to:
Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a business and its commercial environment.
Describe and explain the nature, role, and bibliographical control, of sources of information on that environment.
Describe and explain the nature and role of sources of information on: companies; the City; markets; products; and relevant non-business factors.
Translate information needs into solutions; applying the skills acquired in the module to exploit effectively the above sources.
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 aspects of the commercial environment including on companies, markets, the city, and products . Working through the units of the printed module, and making use of a range of electronic resources, participants gain practical business information retrieval and interpretation skills. The seminars introduce the open learning study mode, and act as milestones in students¿ progress through the independent study material.
To gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment.
** Essential Reading
M A Lowe (1999) Business Information at Work
London : Taylor & Francis
** Recommended Text
Lowe, Michael Business Information at Work
Taylor & Francis 0851424031
** Recommended Consultation
Information World Review
Business Information Review
This module is at CQFW Level 6