Module Identifier ILM5610  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael A Lowe  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Ms Tanya C Rogers  
Course delivery Other   Student- directed progress through a printed module, supported by seminars and tutorials.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 hourse. 6 x 1hr  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Company Profile  100%

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students should be able to:

Brief description

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.


The overall aim of the module, is to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a business with the information it needs on its external commercial environment.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Lowe, Michael (1999) Business Information at Work London: Taylor & Francis
** Recommended Text
Lowe, Michael Business Information at Work Taylor & Francis 0851424031

** Recommended Consultation
Business Information Review
Financial Times
Information World Review
Managing Information


This module is at CQFW Level 7