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IB96F - Information Systems Consultancy

  • Module code: IB96F
  • Module name: Information Systems Consultancy
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. To give students an insight into Business Systems Integration Strategy (BSISs) development in contemporary organisations; 2. To elicit the help of external companies in providing case study material and practical guidance on the concepts, tools and practices to develop high level Business Systems Integration Strategies; 3. To enable students to conceptualise and apply the concepts, tools and methods of Business Systems Integration.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Demonstrate knowledge of the main theories of Systems Integration (SI) Strategy (SIS); Recognise the strengths and limitations of current SI theories; Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the communities of practice in which SI operates and the role of systems within itCognitive Skills; Critically analyse academic theories to understand the key issues in Systems Integration Management; Analyse real business issues to propose potential business solutions as they relate to SIS design. Subject Specific/Professional Skills: Demonstrate an awareness of conducting research into SI subject area through reviewing academic papers and discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches; Demonstrate understanding of application of existing academic understanding to the communities of practice; Understand and experience working with real life/business issues. Key Skills: Demonstrate written communication skills; Demonstrate oral communication skills; Demonstrate problem-solving skills developed; Demonstrate an awareness of and proficiency in the use of the appropriate information technology used in the development of SIS; Understand cultural issues which will be considered through analysis of SI strategies identified in the academic literature; Demonstrate leadership, team-building and project management skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

"Total contact hours: 30 hours. Lectures per week: 15 hours. Seminars per week: 15 hours Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 5 weeks."

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB96F-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 60%
Assessed Course Work 40%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Information Systems Management and Innovation (G5N3) - Year 2