COMMGMT 2512 - Business Information Systems and Management

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

Business Information Systems & Management is a foundation course for the Bachelor of Management that overviews the critical aspects of Information Management and Information Systems needed in all businesses in the 21st century. While primarily a business course, there will be consideration of the technical aspects necessary to be able to liaise meaningfully with IT departments and personnel. The predominant focus of the course will be the ability to leverage technology for business purposes. The course includes fundamental information management skills (eg: Spreadsheets & Databases) and focuses on the use of information to make business decisions and solve business problems.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMMGMT 2512
    Course Business Information Systems and Management
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites COMMGMT 1001
    Incompatible COMMGMT 7024
    Course Description Business Information Systems & Management is a foundation course for the Bachelor of Management that overviews the critical aspects of Information Management and Information Systems needed in all businesses in the 21st century. While primarily a business course, there will be consideration of the technical aspects necessary to be able to liaise meaningfully with IT departments and personnel. The predominant focus of the course will be the ability to leverage technology for business purposes. The course includes fundamental information management skills (eg: Spreadsheets & Databases) and focuses on the use of information to make business decisions and solve business problems.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Cate Jerram


    Co-coordinators are:

    Dr Cate Jerram
    #08 8313 4757
    cate.jerram@adelaide.edu.au
    10.43, Nexus 10


    Mr Ian Matthews
    ian.matthews@adelaide.edu.au
    Nexus 10
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to
    1. Source, validate, use, and manage relevant and appropriate information for ethical and effective decision-making and problem-solving, applying systems thinking skills and techniques.
    2. Analyse the technology needs required to support a business and liaise effectively with technology personnel for acquisition, maintenance, and business support.
    3. Use basic/intermediate spreadsheet skills effectively for information management and decision-making.
    4. Be able to explain the use of databases for information management and decision-making, and demonstrate a fundamental grasp of the principles of database design.
    5. Assess the quality of information solutions to business problems, applying systems thinking skills and techniques.

    Mission Statement

    This course will give students a powerful entry to the thinking, skills and tools needed to solve problems and leverage technology for business success.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1 - 5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1 - 5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2, 4, 5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1 - 5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    REQUIRED TEXT
    Meadows, Donella. 2008. Thinking in Systems: a Primer. (Ed: Diana Wright). Sustainability Institute. (online with free delivery is cheapest)

    Most other resources will be online, or students will be required to research and source them, themselves.
    Recommended Resources
    It is strongly recommended that students familiarise themselves with Google SCHOLAR (not just Google) - and do so through the university library, rather than through direct Google search.

    Online Learning
    Much of this course will be conducted using online tools, but because it is both research-based and case-based, very little of it will record well. There are no lectures in this class - it's all interactive. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students attend classes whenever they can, as trying to catch up by watching recordings of the live class will inevitably be difficult, frustrating, and tedious. 
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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