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2010/2011  BA-1FIS  Fundamentals of Information Systems, Module 1

English Title
Fundamentals of Information Systems, Module 1

Course Information

Language English
Point 15 ECTS (450 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration Two Quarters
Course Period Autumn
1st and 2nd quarters
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
Course Coordinator
Rony Medaglia
Main Category of the Course
  • Information Systems

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
Upon completing the course, the student should:
• Be able to understand, define and explain what an information system is, and the elements that constitute an information system.
• Be able to explain and reflect upon why information systems are essential to business and how information systems can be used in organisations
• Understand the basic technological framework for IS (such as hardware, software, databases and communication technologies).
• Account for required course reading in module 1
Fundamentals of Information Systems
Exam Period May/June
The examination is an individual oral examination in curriculum based on the 2nd quarter paper of max 10 pages (22.750 taps), written in groups of four students.

Time of examination (grading included): 20 minutes
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

Module 1 provides an introduction to information systems by examining what is an IS, what are the different types, and how do businesses use them? In addition, the module will examine the basic technologies which provide the technical foundation for information systems.

The workshops which run parallel to the lectures will be used to reinforce an understanding of areas covered in the lectures. Exercises, case studies and student presentations will be used for enhancing students’ understanding of the lecture material.

Teaching Methods
Lectures and workshops

Laudon, K and Laudon, J. (2010) Management Information Systems, 11th Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 9780136078463