CB2500 Information Management

Part I

Course Duration:
One Semester (13 weeks)
Credit Units:
3
Level:
B2
Medium of Instruction: English

Prerequisites:
Nil
Precursors: Nil
Equivalent Courses:
FB2500 Information Management (for 3-yr BBA structure)
Exclusive Courses:
Nil


Part II


Course Aims:

  • Provide knowledge about the foundations of information management using business information systems;
  • Equip students with the essential skills to use decision support and business intelligence tools in today’s business world;
  • Explain business information systems relevant to their professional career in Hong Kong and globally.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

No.

CILOs

Weighting
(if applicable)

1.

Describe the basic concepts of information systems used by businesses.

2

2.

Explain how IT-enabled business processes improve businesses’ efficiency and effectiveness in an international environment.

2

3.

Demonstrate the attitude and ability to design creative information management solutions to support business processes at various organizational levels.

2

4.

Apply decision-making models to solve international business problems.

2

5.

Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills in proposing and presenting creative information management solutions.

1

Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to facilitate students’ achievement of the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)

Lecture: 26 hours
Tutorial/Laboratory: 13 hours

TLA1: Lecture
Concepts and general knowledge of information systems are explained.

  • In-class discussion: Students participate in discussions in lectures (e.g. face-to-face discussion, using mobile devices) and the lecturer provides feedback based on students’ response.
  • Concept map: The lecturer uses concept maps to conceptualize presented materials.
  • Recap: In the beginning of every lecture, the lecturer will summarize the topics covered in the previous lecture and provide feedback based on students’ concerns and questions.

TLA2: Computer Lab Tutorial
The tutorial covers the various information management topics (e.g. trends, cases, and tools), such as:

  • Computer lab exercises: e.g. hands-on activities on information management tools for decisin making
  • Case / project discussion: Students will be given information management cases / exercises which will be taken from various sources, e.g. textbook, online reference materials, news, for discussion. Students will be asked to present their view, analysis of the business cases, and proposed solution with reference of information management related knowledge learned in lecture.

CILO No

TLA1: Lecture

TLA2: Computer Lab Tutorial

TLA3: Outside Classroom Activities

Hours/week
(if applicable)

CILO 1

2

 

1

---

CILO 2

2

 

1

---

CILO 3

1

2

 

---

CILO 4

2

1

1

---

CILO 5

 

1

1

---

(1: Minor focus on the CILO; 2: Main focus on the CILO)

Assessment Tasks/Activities

(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)


AT1: Participation (15%)

A. Student's participation will be evaluated in terms of quality of questions, answers and student engagement in both lectures and tutorials throughout the semester.
B. Weekly MC quizzes will be given to students to help them consolidate the concepts learned in the week.


AT2: Project ( 15%):

A project is designed to test students' ability in understanding the role of information management the technologies in business environment by doing a mini research project on an industry / job function. Finding out the business practise and challenges faced by companies and how studies can help using information management knowledge and skills to improve business operations and enhance competitive advantage.


 
AT3: Mid-term Test (20%):

To ensure reinforcement of reading, lecture, and tutorials , a mid-term test will be used to gauge the students’ grasp on information management concepts and knowledge, as well as the ability to apply them to solve business problems in various situations.

AT4: Final Examination (50%, one 2-hour exam):

The examination is designed to gauge the student’s grasp on management information systems concepts and knowledge, as well as the ability to apply them to solve business problems in various situations.

CILO No     

AT1: Participation (15%)

AT2: Individual Project (15%)

AT3: Mid-term Test (20%)

AT4: Final Examination (50%)

Remarks

CILO 1

 1

1

2

2

1: Minor focus on the CILO;

2: Main focus on the ILO)

CILO 2

 1

1

2

2

CILO 3

1

2

  

CILO 4

 1

2

2

2

CILO 5

1

1

  

** Students are required to pass both coursework and examination in order to secure an overall pass in this course.**

Grading of Student Achievement:
Refer to Grading of Courses in the Academic Regulations.
The grading of student achievement for CB2500 is based on student performance in assessment tasks/activities. Standard grading pattern (A+, A, A- … C-, D, F).



Part III

Keyword Syllabus:

Information management; Decision support; Business intelligence; Trends in information technologies; Wireless technology; Information ethics; Security for business applications; IS auditing; Internet services; Social networks; Global business; Digital marketing; Project management.

Related Links
Department of Information Systems